Wednesday, 16 May 2012

1001 Steps, Seeds & New Beginnings

THE SPRING SEASON is a wonderland of new beginnings. Fresh ferns have sprung up through the 1001 Steps in the Ocean Park community of Surrey, BC, with the promise that each life will unfurl to its brightest potential.

There have been technological and personal challenges along the way of creating my first blog. Although I will continue to post there, I find the need to construct a different place for overflow pictures and thoughts amid a virtual and physical neighbourhood that is ever-changing.

Much like the buds I captured recently at Elgin Heritage Park in Surrey, the new season gave me incentive to start this second blog where I will post additional art, photographs and writings.

Pondering the lessons of nature, there is art to discover everywhere in the natural world. I love how rain plunks down on puddles painting soft circles.

Smatterings of rain throughout spring encourage new growth. I see green creeping through faded grassy swamps.

Bright colors are beginning to lace through darkened bare branches.

The sun is making more frequent appearances as earth travels the sky.

Petals, sprouted seemingly out of nothingness, have already started to fall.

Although spring has yet to turn the corner, thoughts of summer are never far behind. How eagerly we push time as seasons revolve.

The true nature of time is a mystery but it is clear that hours feel like minutes in happy times and minutes feel like hours on difficult days.

However slowly or swiftly the days go by, seasons circle as if in a mystic garden where life re-seeds itself to heal and grow.

Copyright by Penelope Puddlisms

This post showcases the letter "S" for slow and swift seasons, spring, fresh starts, summer and seeds. If you think words are fun and enjoy playing with the alphabet, visit ABC Wednesday.


  1. Congratulations on the start of your new blog! Spring is a good time to start new thing as it is a very special time when all beings awake from winter sleep and start to thrive. In April the new term of school begins and in companies new recruits start to work here in Japan.
    In a rainy day, I love to look at raindrops falling on water and making ripples which are overlapping. Your photo is great! In it soft circles on the reflections are quietly spreading. It seems the rain absorbs sounds and soothes our soul.
    Beautiful series of photos and words. Thanks a lot for sharing!

  2. Congratulations on your new start! I understand you are so creative and productive with your overflow of thoughts that you need extra space. Spring is a good time to start afresh. I love this collection of photos: sunshine and shower, smell of fresh green plant life and of the soil, the seeds to transmit life into future, reflection of the puddle... all are my favorite themes. Look forward to share the scenes picked up by you, Penelope, in the revolving seasons.


  3. I add my congratulations for your delightful first post in this new blog, Penelope! What a great idea to have a second outlet for your "overflow" thoughts and photos. The highly personal sense of time is something that I have thought about quite a lot, and it was fascinating to think about the way we hurry past certain moments and try to slow others down. I guess my thought is that it is very sad to wish even a moment of our lives away, so Penelope's attitude of savouring the positive in even the most difficult times is one that I admire.

  4. These shots are such wonderful illustrations of the beauty of spring. I did the same thing in terms of a second blog. Carver Cards was my second one and Carver's Sight or is that Site was my first one. I like the look of this blog but also like the look of your first one. Cheers, Carver ABC-Wed. Team

  5. Looks like a beautiful park, 1001 steps-don't know about that one.You took some awesome photos of the Spring. Congrats on your new seeds of beginning a new blog.

  6. Delightful new blog and posting of you beautiful photos.
    Perfect choices for the letter S.

  7. Ahhhhhhhhhhh Summer approaches here.

    Denise ABC Team

  8. Spring is bustin' out all over - as the song says.

  9. As usual, stunning shots. I really must explore Crescent Beach, Ocean Park, and White Rock more. Now that Lorne's away, I may just do that.

    abcw team

  10. We went to a Greek festival this weekend, and a local grocery store chain gave away seedlings. I rather liked that!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  11. Your photos are gorgeous and I love your header and the name of your blog. These are truly lovely postcards. Second, third and even fourth blogs are always handy to expand on different subjects and explore different paths.

  12. All such lovely shots to start your blog. I do like how the ferns pop out between the steps though!


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