Weekly Photo Challenge: Muse

Weekly Photo Challenge: Muse

What subject keeps you coming back? This week, show us your muse.

Without a doubt, my photographic muse has to be ‘Mother Nature’.

If you are a regular long term reader of mine you will have heard the story I am about to tell below, if so please feel free to skip to the visuals.

Approximately four years ago (I lose track of time), I started to suffer with chronic pain.  It started off with immobilising me, I spent on three bouts months in bed, just getting up was a challenge, the next small moves to get down the stairs and so forth.  Three times I worked up over a period of months to be able to walk to the letterbox at the end of the road.  Twice I had a set-back after months and ended up back in bed.

Touch wood, I ‘hope’ I have moved on and stayed on, but I still have chronic pain, but I am mobile and that is wonderful.

During this period however, I had moments when I thought I seriously would not get to see the ‘outside’ again.  I cannot even begin to describe how that feels.  Something changed when I did finally get to go outside and that is my appreciation firstly of Mother Nature.  I was like a child with an “oooh” and a “ahh” when I would pass flowers and such like.  This was to the amusement then slight annoyance of my family LOL.  They think I should have gotten over it by  now, but I have not and am glad not to, because ‘Mother Nature’ is to be adored.

I hope that too one day they will appreciate it like me because it is glorious and I never tire of taking pictures of her, I hope you enjoy the photographic nature gifts that I bring to you today.

Weekly Photo Challenge Muse

Weekly Photo Challenge Muse

Weekly Photo Challenge Muse

Weekly Photo Challenge Muse

Weekly Photo Challenge Muse

Weekly Photo Challenge Muse

Weekly Photo Challenge Muse

Weekly Photo Challenge Muse

Weekly Photo Challenge Muse

Weekly Photo Challenge Muse

Weekly Photo Challenge Muse

Weekly Photo Challenge Muse

Weekly Photo Challenge Muse

Weekly Photo Challenge Muse

Weekly Photo Challenge Muse

Weekly Photo Challenge Muse

Happy  Monday, what are you up to this week that you wish to share?  Justine xx

  17 comments for “Weekly Photo Challenge: Muse

  1. June 29, 2015 at 11:02 AM

    Beautiful Astrantia Major

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    • June 29, 2015 at 2:17 PM

      that is actually my favourite one out of all of them, there was no improving on it at all 🙂 x

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  2. June 29, 2015 at 12:08 PM

    Lovely post – thanks for sharing your story.

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  3. June 29, 2015 at 3:26 PM

    Lovely Justine – nice to see your lovely photographs again!

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  4. June 29, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    wonderful and moving story and beautiful photos. I can really feel how much you love nature. I find my muse in nature, too.

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  5. June 29, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    Such beautiful flowers, amazing xx
    I didn’t know your story at all, Justine, thank you for sharing it. I’m so sorry to read about what you’ve been through, and absolutely applaud your love of nature and the outside. I hope the pain isn’t too bad right now xx

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    • June 30, 2015 at 2:09 PM

      The pain is so so much better Elaine, before I couldn’t get out of bed so miles on from there and thankful each day. It hasn’t gone but I am managing and try to remember to pace. I try not to talk too much about my pain because i think it will bore others to tears it does me lol x

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  6. June 30, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Wow! What amazing photos and sorry to hear of your debilitating experience but so so glad you are better now 🙂

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  7. June 30, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    Here is mine! Loved your photos!
    http://wp.me/p1SOCU-6a

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