Saturday, December 23, 2017

I'm back


anita pelayo rivera les dames d'abord



But not for long.

This stretched-out journey of change

has curved my path

down unexpected realities

that are blessed in memory with abandoned

yet

 unforgotten destinations.

anita pelayo rivera les dames d'abord


In each season, however,

you have been there 

each one of you 

who has stayed with me

as an angel

anita pelayo rivera les dames d'abord

to guide me back home

to my calling


anita pelayo rivera les dames d'abord

to explore the most productive landscape in each one of us:

anita pelayo rivera les dames d'abord

the empty and open space where 

the only way any of us can see 

the light of the world

is to open 

our heart. 


Happy Holidays to all who pass by here. 



(my comments page magically re-appeared. Feel free to leave a comment)



53 comments:

donna baker said...

So dreamy, Anita. Glad to hear from you. Let us know about this journey you're on. Happy holiday.

Mary Hone said...

I love these photos. You have really embraced your photography, and it shows. I hope this means you will be blogging a bit more, because I always enjoy the beauty you bring. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Down by the sea said...

A wonderful Christmas surprise to see one of your beautiful posts Anita. Thank you so much for all your lovely comments to me through the year. I'm sorry I just don't have the time to visit Instagram and see more of your delightful and magical images. Wishing you both a very Happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year. Sarah x

deana sidney said...

Have a beautiful holiday----

Createology said...

I have missed you and your wonderful thoughtful posts. May your journey be blessed by the Grace of God. Merry Christmas with Peace and Joy for all of 2018. xo

Beth @ PlantPostings said...

Yes, I am curious about your journey! I have checked in now and again, but couldn't leave a message before. Blessings to you and yours this holiday season! Merry Christmas!

It's me said...

Anita !!!
,...........please stay !!......miss you here....love merry Christmas.....my dear friend.....ūüĆ≤ūüíč❤️ So Nice to see a pist from you.....enjoy this time with familly and friends ...love love love Ria Trevor and Leaf ❤️❤️❤️

Lowcarb team member said...

So pleased to see you ...
Wonderful post and so nice to be able to comment to wish you peace and joy this Christmas.

All the best Jan

Barbara Fisher said...

Dear Anita, I've kept up with you on Instagram but it really is lovely to see you blogging again. Have a blessed Christmas dear friend, love to you and your family. Barbara xx

wanda miller said...

I don't know where or when you were gone, nor about myself as well. But, Anita, this was a lovely surprise. Oh how I love your posts, your photos, your words, and such loving thoughts. Merry Christmas all year round. xo

Marie in AZ said...

Lovely post. Have missed you tremendously! Welcome back and Merry Christmas.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Oh, my! Like a Christmas miracle, here you are!
Brightest blessings for a splendid holiday, Anita, and a most rewarding and productive and exciting new year!
Please, don't stay away!
Fondly, Tristan

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh sweet Anita swooning down your page of beautiful words and pictures. Ahhhhh you have captured the magic. Wishing you sweet days ahead as you take your break. Enjoy this beautiful day. Merry Christmas. May the new year bring lots of new beginnings of magic. Love you sweet friend.
xoxo
Kris

Bonnie Schulte said...

Your photos today are indeed Beautiful. Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year to you..Bonnie in White Wisconsin

Celestina Marie said...

Dear Anita, wishing you the blessings of the season. So nice to see you this morning. I post my blog once a month in a newsletter of sorts since September. I’d love for you to visit December. Best wishes my friend for a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the new year. See you on IG. Much love xoxo

mary said...

Hi Anita, Merry Christmas. I have been missing your reminders to go deep and still. Sending love and blessings for 2018. xoxo Mary

O meu pensamento viaja said...

Merry Christmas, dear Anita!
I'm following you.
Lots of hugs
Nina

Twinkle Terrior said...

Merry Christmas Anita and blessings in 2018. Thanks for sharing beauty, magic, and heart-felt inspiration and posts. ox

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Anita,

I can't tell you how wonderful it is to see you here! Your beautiful words and images have again graced your blog. I really have missed your posts.
Thank you for always taking time to visit me and leave such heartfelt words.

Wishing you and Ruben a blessed Christmas, dear friend.
Love,
Penny and Bebe

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Merry Christmas to you and Ruben!
Love these magical photos of this beautiful season!
Hugs and friends always,
Shell

Pilar V said...

Merry Christmas Anita and blessings in 2018.

The Dutchess said...

O My Goodness...yes..there you are -like the poem said..ice melts in his own time..its time I quess..please stay..xoxo

Sherry Sidner said...

Joyeux noel mon cher ami! I hope your holidays have been & will be all you wished for. I have been on some unexpected journeys the past several years. Visiting beautiful glorious Paris (my life long dream), finding my husband's first born son & battling health issues. I have experienced & learned many many things through it all. I have opened my blog again to post some simple things to start and see where it goes. I think of you often dear Anita. I hope you are loving life and doing amazing things!

Bisous, Sherry - Edie Marie's Attic

Jeanie said...

I'm thrilled to be able to leave a comment because I so adore your blog and while I fully understand why you can't post the way you did before and SO understand the dreams that take you away from us, I am always elated when you reappear because I miss it so -- all the beauty, magical words, evocative photos. So Merry Christmas, my friend, albeit it a day or two late! I hope it was spectacular!

Troebadoer said...

Chère Anita,

De retour chez nous √† l’esprit ouvert et le coeur chaleureux,
dans ton monde d’images douces et de po√©sie splendide…

J'espère que ça va bien dans ton petit univers
et je te souhaite la réalisation de tous tes rêves en 2018...


And still write for me
sweet poetry
when the sun at the horizon
in its eternal embrace
kisses the sea...

Islands we all are …
Islands in an ocean of space ...
Sometimes we drift apart ...
Sometimes we touch each other …

Dear greetings…


https://youtu.be/liW0Va0_yqg

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Troebadoer,

Une grande amie m'a donne cette citation l'autre jour:

"Like a piece of ice on a hot stove the poem must ride on its own melting." - Robert Frost

J'√©tais emprisonn√©e depuis longtemps dans un "gla√ßon" o√Ļ les po√®tes doivent apprendre...brin √† brin, mes craints c√®dent √† la force qui existent dans mon coeur. Brin √† brin, j'arrive. Merci d'√™tre venu m'accueillir.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

A very Happy and Blessed Holiday Sweet One....hope your 2018 is Magical!

A Joyful Cottage said...

Magical, Anita. Beautiful images and words. I don't spend much time on Instagram, so it was very nice to see your blog post and experience your talent once more. May the new year find you basking in God's blessings. Hug, Nancy

Miss Sandra said...

Dearest Anita... I guess we have both been gone some time. It's always so lovely to step into a beautiful world through your page. I'm glad you're back! I'm thinking I may stay in blogland for a while again. Wishing you a blissful, joyous, and healthy new year. xo
Sandra

rosa said...

superbe post ma gentille Anita, j'adore toutes les images, surtout les arbres enneigés.
Je profite aussi pour te souhaiter un bon réveillon et un 2018 plein de bonheur et surtout de santé pour toi et les tiens
gros bisous
Rosa

Red Rose Alley said...

I think my comment got lost somewhere. That Angel picture is so pretty with the blonde curls gently draping over the wings.

The happiest new year to you, dear heart.

love, ~Sheri

Karen said...

Such beautiful images are food for my soul. Blessings.

Nadezda said...

Des photos magnifiques qui nous font rêver.
Je te souhaite une douce et belle année 2018 :)

handmade by amalia said...

Gorgeous, Anita, I'm so glad you're back. Happy 2018 my friend.
Amalia
xo

Sarah M said...

Hello,

Oh, lovely !

Sarah, http://www.sarahmodeee.fr

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

I can FIANLLY leave a comment!
Well you know how much I love these photos. You continue to really embrace your photography, and it shows magnificently! Lightroom is working out very well for you, my dear. I truly hope this means you will be blogging a bit more. Your talent and inspiration are positively needed in this world. Your bring us the Light!
With love,
Jemma

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Such beautiful photography! It is wonderful to be on a journey with purpose, and I'm grateful to visit you today and share in the joy of that purpose. Praying the Lord blesses you richly :)

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Anita, is that your house covered in snow? It's absolutely magical! Wishing you a new year full of peace and happiness.

~Jess

Jen Borgra said...

Miss your musings- as you seem like a dear friend- although we’ve never met in person- you & your beautiful writings float thru my mind often....
Happy new year!

therelishedroost said...

So wonderful to have you back creating beauty with your blog!

nélinha said...

Ma chère Anita, c'est toujours un ravissement de venir te rendre visite, les photos, le texte tout est harmonie et poésie, je te souhaite une année douce et plein de bonheur en compagnie des êtres qui te sont chers, merci encore pour la beauté que tu diffuses...
bisous tout plein
Nélinha

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Anita, how lovely to find your beautiful words as well as images today. Wishing you a splendid 2018, wherever it takes you.

joevprude said...

I truly enjoyed reading it, you will certainly be a really good author.Steer clear of guarantee that I bookmark your website and will come back in the future.

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blooming home and garden said...

Hello dear you... I have tried so many times to leave a comment on your wonderful blog, I hope it will sucseed now.
Happy following you, all the best for you in 2018✨

Love, Ida

sonia said...

lovely post Anita! So delighted to see your pictures and quotes are so inspiring. Keep sharing your best and look forward to your future creations and write ups.
Thanks and much luv

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hello dear friend,
Thank you so much for coming over to meet Angie, and leaving such praise.. You are so kind. I am so happy you enjoyed.
Love,
Penny

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Although I LOVE seeing you so frequently on Instagram I so enjoy your blog! Your words and photos are magical.

I am thrilled you are following your passion and your creativity! I miss you my friend. xoxo Elizabeth

Tammie Lee said...

lovely prose
and images
lovely day and beyond to you ~

~CC Catherine said...

Lovely to visit your post dear friend from DecemberūüíúI must get back into blogging as I really miss my friends. Praying you are well and the journey you speak of being on is a lovely uplifting one.

Sue Silva said...

It's been a while since I've visited. Hope you are doing well.

La Petite Gallery said...

Love the post.
Anita want to wish you and Hubby a beautiful Valentines Day
May you always have LOVE,and HEALTH and be HAPPY. yvonne

Tom said...

Wow, nice photo! <3

Karen Shields said...

I go back every once in a while and read this post. It's just plain good to read now and again and the images -so lovely. Karen