Pause

South Harbor.  Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.  7 June 2012.

South Harbor. Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. 7 June 2012.

Twilight — a time of pause when nature changes her guard.  All living things would fade and die from too much light or too much dark, if twilight were not.

~ Howard Thurman

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Sometimes you need to press pause to let everything sink in.

~ Sebastian Vettel

Let’s have a seat on the shore of South Harbor in Cape Breton, and pause for a little while.  Watch the sunset.  Listen to the sounds of the water lapping on the shore.  Feel the breeze.  You’ll need a jacket or a sweatshirt or a sweater, but it’s not too cold since we’re time traveling back to last June.  The scent of the air is wonderfully green with a hint of saltiness from the ocean that is just beyond the harbor.  Twilight seems to linger for a long while here, as if someone has pushed the pause button.

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The benefit of seeing… can only come if you pause a while, extricate yourself from the maddening mob of quick impressions ceaselessly battering our lives, and look thoughtfully at a quiet image… the viewer must be willing to pause, to look again, to meditate.

~ Dorothea Lange

Sometimes the photographer needs to extricate herself from the maddening mob of quick impressions, too.  Enjoy this scheduled post.  I’ll be back in a day or two.

Be good, be kind, be loving, just Be.  :)

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26 Comments on “Pause”

  1. Kathy says:

    Enjoy your pause. I enjoyed that first quote very much. The gift of the twilight. The gift of a pause…

  2. dadirri7 says:

    wonderful still photos, pause is the appropriate word .. it feels to me as if my january is a nice long pause :-)

  3. Joanne says:

    The water is so still, I think that it too has paused. Beautiful. :)

  4. Lovely colors in these shots. Pausing to contemplate a sunrise or a sunset, one of my favorite things in the world :).

  5. Chloe says:

    such a picturesque spot

  6. aFrankAngle says:

    The blue in the opening pic brings awe and calm. :)

  7. Home run for that first one! Love the blue tones, so soft and relaxing.

  8. Corina says:

    The photos are stunning. Who would not want to pause? Enjoy yours.

  9. I am always willing to pause and meditate when I come here and see your beautiful photos.. xx

  10. dearrosie says:

    I need to pause when I come home from work. These pix are perfect.
    I hope you enjoy your little break. I cannot understand how you managed to blog every day.

  11. Sartenada says:

    Soul rests in these landscapes – so beautiful!


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