Sunday, September 24, 2017

Thoughts from the Hedgerow

The hedgerow is a good place to gather one's thoughts.

Life can be similar in appearance.












There may be much to entangle.












Thorny brambles reach out and cling...they cause pain...












so does stinging nettle.













It is in the act of "looking up" that one becomes free.












                                                                                 

Free to see spots of joy in the midst of briers...












beauty to replace the sting...














and abundance to cover the hurt!


Sweet friends do we not all have a "hedgerow"?

I know I do.

May we all find the path that sets us free.

"So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed."  John 8:36 (NIV)

Hugs from the Hedgerow
Debbie
















34 comments:

  1. Your flower paintings are so beautiful!

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  2. Love the idea of finding beauty even among the briers...all we have to do is open our eyes and our hearts. Hugs to you on this beautiful day!

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  3. Your sketch book drawings are beautiful. You are so right in your message,i and we a need to look up. Love, Diana

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  4. Never knew what a nettle looked like. They are everywhere at the farm.

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  5. Thoughtful post, Debbie
    Have a wonderful week

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  6. Beautiful words and thoughts, and yes, I join you in the hedgerow -- !!! Big hugs and thank you....

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  7. Hi Debbie, such a wonderful post. So beautifully expressed. I wish you a beautiful day that gets even better as the week goes on.
    Hugs,
    Carol

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  8. Hello Debbie, How lovely to see your post this morning.
    " Thoughts from the hedgerow " what wonderful thoughts you shared. My blog seems to have disappeared, maybe its Google ? or perhaps I've been away too long. I need to sort things out, then hopefully I'll return.

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  9. It really is worth remembering there is often beauty in brambles. I loved this post and your flower drawings. Have a blessed week. Barbara x

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  10. Lovely, sensitive post, Debbie! Thank you.

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  11. Beautiful post, very poetic. Greetings from Slovenia, Nadja

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  12. Beautiful post, Debbie.. Love your words and painting. Water color pencils?
    blessings,
    Penny

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  13. Such a beautiful way to start a Monday. Thanks for this special post.

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  14. Bonjour chère amie,

    Quel bel article !... Nous sommes entourés de haies... Il faut savoir regarder par-dessus.
    En détruisant les haies, l'humain a fait que la nature est devenue folle engendrant des catastrophes.
    Nous avons besoin d'elles aussi dans notre esprit.

    Gros bisous 🌸

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  15. Life is really a mix of the good, the bad and the in-the-middle! Thank goodness there are always opportunities to look up!

    Thank you for the inspiring post and beautiful photos. Hope you are doing well.
    Libby

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  16. This is beautiful! Each picture goes perfectly with your words.

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  17. Thanks for this beautiful and healing post Debbie! Life could be so simple if we knew where to look. A big hug my friend.

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  18. What beautiful spiritual reflections and lessons from nature, Debbie. Your deepfelt spirituality and love for nature touches me...Thank you...

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  19. Lovely analogies here, I agree with the comment above. Love the tangles in the hedgerows, and am finding them so interesting to paint. I've had to do a lot of that in my latest illustrations.

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  20. Oh how lovely-and true. This is a beautiful post, dear friend. I also love your art in your sketch book....

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  21. That is a beautiful analogy, Debbie. What you can learn from the simple things around you. Love it!

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  22. I cannot think of a more perfect analogy, Debbie than a hedgerow and one's life. Always look for the joy, the abundance, the beauty and the things that heal where there is pain, ugliness, and unhappiness. Beautiful message!

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  23. Lovely post and thoughts Debbie .... beautiful sketches appearing

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  24. Oh, what a wonderful, uplifting post! Thanks so much, Debbie.

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  25. Debbie , love this post , pictures and your sketches.
    I was stung badly by a stinging nettle. At the time I'd never heard of this mean plant. oh did that hurt. !

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  26. Lovely post, Debbie, and so true. Here's to finding our way through the hedgerow.

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  27. Dear Debbie,
    I am so happy you enjoyed Winslow. Thank you so much for leaving such a sweet note.
    Wishing you a blessed day.
    Penny

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  28. Hola Debbie: Asi es la vida caminos con dificultades, pero tambien bellezas para disfrutar, siempre pensando que el Señor nos bendiga en todo momento. Mirar el cielo y recibir bendiciones. Un abrazo!!

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  29. Thank you for sharing the deep thoughts and insights with a lovely quote and photos. Your post always makes us think of many things. Keep up a wonderful blog. ((Hugs)), best wishes, Sadami

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  30. Your drawing and your posts are so beautiful, Debbie! I hate getting stung by nettle but then it can bring us to see beautiful places within nature. Hugs!

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  31. Really an uplifting and beautiful post. Thank you for sharing this. Sorry for a long absent in your blog, I was away for a vacation trip. Hope you are doing well and God bless.

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