I carry my iPhone everywhere. About 6 months ago I decided to capture these healing moments whenever I came upon them. I've found myself returning to them again and again whenever I need to help my spirit remember. They've given me solace and peace during difficult times and I wanted to share them with you. So without further ado, here are some of my favorite "healing pictures" I've taken this year (Hint: Click on pictures for larger view).
I took this picture out my car window one day this Spring. The clouds are so soothing aren't they.
Last March, after a disappointing rheumatologist appointment, I decided to take a drive to a bird refuge nearby and captured some amazing pictures. The contrast between the marshes and the sky really are cool here.
Reeds near the river at the bird refuge. I love the Rocky Mountain west.
Pelicans migrating from the ocean coast, taking flight at the bird refuge.
This is a view of my neighbor's property from my backyard. Love that red barn! Whenever I am stressed I step outside and look at this barn and the mountains that surround it.
Some amazing flowers my wife planted years ago. They bloom every spring and have the most vibrant colors. I love the shiny aluminum color in the center. These flowers close every night and open during the daylight. I love the sense of a "new day" that accompanies them.
Enormous blossoms from my Kwazan cherry tree in my front yard. How can those blossoms not fill your heart with joy?
The Yellowstone River near the Upper Falls. The power and intensity of the rapids helps remind me that I'm part of an ecosystem that is very much alive.
Emerald hot spring at Yellowstone Park. So calming.
On our way home from Yellowstone I saw this abandoned log cabin in the middle of a farmer's field in Idaho. So I pulled over and hiked about half a mile across the field to get this picture at sunset. I wonder what stories this place holds?
Another view of this log cabin at sunset.
This cabin still holds my imagination nearly 2 months later.
Taken near Grace, Idaho. Any town by that name has my endorsement.
Me and my family at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Their love is what keeps me going every day!
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