A Dream


DSC02565I was trying to enter that place where dreams live.

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That little creative garden within, that leads to inspiration.


I was trying to get lost in the gardens of ideas, peeking around for magic.


DSC02565You know that place, where garden gates open and lead you to lovely places in your mind...

Garden Entrance

And then it happens,


The inspiration blooms.

Then you begin to glide along the ideas,

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Follow the thoughts


That lead to a new creation.

Swan's Nest

After a short while, you give birth to that creation.


Creating is like a dream,


DSC02565No matter what you are creating, cooking, baking, writing, speaking, sewing, crocheting, knitting, quilting, crafting, photographing, planting, gardening, designing, composing, performing, singing, decorating, building, homemaking, flower arranging, drawing, molding, it all leads to the same door.

The secret garden

DSC02565The door of creativity leads to a renewed spirit.

Boston Public Gardens

We are all artists,

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and a dream is where your heart is,


so let your imagination lead you today


to what is waiting inside your heart.


The serenade to this post is A DREAM IS A WISH YOUR HEART MAKES.

Musician Serenade

So create what is waiting for you,

inside your heart.

Feather Field
Kathleen Grace said...

Beautiful photos, my favorite is the garden door. Mmmm, I just cant wait for spring!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...


They are so beautiful!! It is cold and icy here. ...m...

Kathleen said...

What uplifting words of encouragement and support. Some of us create with trepidation...Your thoughts help to push us onward. Hugs

LiLi M. said...

I'm drooling over your photos. It's sunny here and if you look carefully you can see spring already. There are all little green sprouts in the garden. The helleborus blooms and the camellia is about too. Once in a while you can see the fish again in our pond. We have to have a little patience.
Thanks for sharing so much color. Have a nice day!

ps a happy year of the ox to you too!

Schotzy said...

I am completely mesmerized! The serenade, the images, the inspiration, all satuarate my spirit and lifts my soul to the heavens! Thanks so much for this! It is a rare gift you have.

Teri C said...

WOW, each word and each photo is just GORGEOUS!! I even feel better and ready to go out and create! Thanks Karen for always being such a great inspiration.

Charlene said...

Oh thank you! I needed that today. So cold & dreary & so much to do my heart was overwhelmed! You set it free. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Lovely photos to go with such an uplifting message! Bless you!

xashee's corner said...

BEAUTIFUL post!! WOW! Thank you for sharing the journey!! :D Hope you have a TERIFFIC Tuesday!

The Whispering Poppies said...

My goodness gracious, Karen! This belongs in a book! What a fabulously inspiring post! =)

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

I love your photos all the time, but today your writing was so pure...just loved how you expressed your thoughts. Thanks for another post that I shall be pondering for some time to come.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

What a delightful post! Refreshing!!! Enjoyed another visit with you! ~Maryjane

Beverly said...

My heart is wishing for peace and kindness. Thank you for sharing this with me today. You have me a smile.

Deanna said...

What a beautiful post. So peaceful and flowing....my favorite picture is of the bridge with the sailboats underneath it.

Alison Gibbs said...

Fabulous photos and words.
We are having a hot few weeks here in Australia - this week with temps of 104 to 115.Way too hot

Sonnja said...

Beautiful photos!
Kind regards,

Sonnja & Beertje Zonn

studio lolo said...

What a lovely post and place to linger!
You have a gift for sharing simple pleasures. Thank you :)

I'll be back when I have more time to stay.Where in New England do you live?

Mimi Sue said...

Beautiful thoughts and pictures. Mimi

Lynda ~ Among the Hedgerows said...

Thanks for such a beautiful and inspirational post, Karen!