Refreshing, Cleansing Sunlit Morning Dew in Green Cay Wetlands – Picture to Ponder – vol. 5-Issue 34

by Sheila Finkelstein on September 15, 2009

Today’s Photo
Sunlit Morning Dew on a Metal Boardwalk Railing at Green Cay Wetlands in Boynton Beach, FL

This photograph was first featured in Picture to Ponder almost two years ago in Volume 3- Issue 59 where you can see four more photos taken at the same time. All five grabbed my attention as I was organizing past issues of Picture to Ponder and this particular photo is the one most strongly resonating with me right now.

I am not sure what it is about today’s photo that is “speaking” to me. Perhaps it’s the feeling of peacefulness and cleansing that emanates from it, the sense of something being washed clean.

There is dark and light, yet not a “moody” darkness. I do remember the feeling of excitement I had two years ago when I first took these photos, the thrill of discovering what seemed almost “magical” to me at the time.

Today I can look at this photo and the others and appreciate the timelessness of the experience and the beauty that remains.

I invite you to look into your life now and in the past. What are some of the magical moments that you recall? What are the sensory experiences that are most profound for you?

Are there ways that you have kept them alive – in photographs, writing, recordings or other art forms? Is this important to you?

Lastly, do you remain cognizant of what you need in your life to keep you centered and balanced?

If, for some reason, my queries seem to be getting “heavy and significant”, I invite you to  go back up to the photo and allow the morning dew to refresh you.


Program for Writers, or Wanting-to-Be Writers
Tomorrow, Wednesday, 9/16 is the kick off day and the first of twelve sessions of my friend and mentor, Julie Jordan Scott’s “Feminine Pen Writing Circle.”

If you are a writer or an aspiring one I urge you to check our the above link. I doubt that I would be doing what I am today, if it weren’t for all that I’ve experienced in courses with Julie and the community of wonderful women and writers that come together in her empowering space.�

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Lauren Strouse September 16, 2009 at 2:28 pm

What a wonderful photo, more than just peaceful, it is truly beautiful and indeed magical, knowing the “water,” captured here is actually dew. I have many of my own magical sensory memories from childhood growing up in rural Minnesota. Those memories have become a very big part of how I respond to the world and directly impacted the development of my love of nature. I have kept them alive over the years through writing about them – perhaps someday I will try my hand at something visual as well. Thank you for sharing this beautiful photo.


Sheila Finkelstein September 16, 2009 at 9:44 pm

Thanks for your comments, Lauren, and for sharing your memories and their impact on you.

I was on a teleclass call today, where Adela Rubio of interviewed Dean Shrock on Why Love Heals – He stated that Nature is the purest form of love; that Simply being out in Nature and being in its beauty realigns the molecules of the body.


Adela Rubio September 17, 2009 at 5:02 am


I can attest that is what happens when I look at your photographs. Your images capture the beauty of nature and transmit that sacred resonance of life! I am transformed and realigned with joy, peace and love.

Thank you my friend.



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