Treetop Views

The sun is out. The end of the year is upon us. We are going high up for a look around.

A grand view always has me reflecting on my blessings. I usually sort of hop-skip up and down and exclaim about how wonderful it is to be alive.

David laughs and we both grin one of those big grins where our teeth show and our eyes snap as if we are keeping a secret. This past year we have tramped the island trails regularly. We have meandered along the roads. We have washed our hands in the Salish Sea. We have sat quiet watching as the light changes on the trees.

This year of 2010 has been a good year.

Happy New Year dear friends! May you notice the blessings you receive.

Sprout question: What are you most treasured memories for 2010?

On Monday shall see Creative Potager begin a new posting schedule with Monday and Friday being the book-ends for the week with the occasional surprise post in the middle. Monday will be used to set my intention for the week and Friday will be a report out on the results. So off into 2011 we go!

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13 thoughts on “Treetop Views

  1. Terrill,

    Beautiful Views, Beautiful photographs. You have had a wonderfully abundant year and we have had the honor to journey with you as you have walked those paths and taken those risk as well as enjoyed the bounty nature and experienced opportunities have offered you!

    Happy New Year to you and David, as well to your family!!!

    I think the most treasured memories are my 2 place win at the Juried Art show this spring as well as the gift of a Solo show for next summer!

    • Jeff your treasured memories bring a big smile to my face as I too remember these wins for your creative efforts. Yes!

      Dear readers, though each year has its dark moment, if we look for the light it is always there, beckoning us to let it shine.

  2. “David laughs and we both grin one of those big grins where our teeth show and our eyes snap as if we are keeping a secret.”

    Terrill – I love it! And the beautiful photographs.

    Sprout question: What are your most treasured memories for 2010?

    That would have to be the trip to Eleuthra Island in the Bahamas to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.

    Coming in at a close second are our early morning bicycle rides when the weather permits (May through Oct).

    (I’m getting ready to pack up now. My sister will pick me up on her way back from the airport and we’ll take the opportunity to de-brief at her home regarding dad. I fly back home tomorrow – New Year’s day. I’ll be back on-line again January 2nd).

    Happy New Year to you and yours!

  3. I have many, many happy memories of 2010.
    Writing-wise, one of the best involves an email I received on June 28th. It begins with a LOL and ends with me receiving a contract for my soon-to-be published thriller–The Sweater Curse.
    One email to make a dream come true–I can’t ask for anything more.
    Happy New Year!

  4. The beauty is astounding. I love it, I love the way you capture it all and extend it thru the lens to all of us. Thank you so much. I believe you’ve been sent exactly to where you are for this very purpose.

    Where you live is a heaven of sorts, a rarified energy with a pristine vibration that holds within it a frequency that delivers a communication of extra ordinary quality. There lies within these photos a code, which when accessed triggers the excitement of a deeper sense of higher Self, dimensional double, a diamond-like quality of interstellar knowing that inspires deep resonation with the soul of all souls. Bless you.

    • A powerful assessment you have given here Alison. I humbly say thank you for my small part in what you describe as “deep resonation with the soul of all souls.” I feel this peace, directness and clarity as I walk, breathe and pause to bring the camera up and frame an image. It is not just here though. I seem to find this no matter where I go. I attribute it to the light and to simply being and waiting to see what has always been there before me. I trust it is not just my eyes these moments are visible. However, I am happy to share what I see as part of what we all share. Happy New Year Alison!

  5. Such beauty, Terrill — I’m unable to find words! Thanks for posting the pictures … paradise, God’s country, a magical place … it all fits. Your new schedule sounds good! And re your sprout ? — treasured memories for 2010 — gosh, so many really. But getting to know you and other kindred spirits this year has been a true joy, an unexpected “find” in the wilderness of life. I hope your year is filled with creative abundance. Love from SunnyRoomStudio — looking forward to hosting you this month! The old sunny room could use an artistic touch this year!

    • I am looking forward to opportunity Daisy and I am honoured that you thought of me for a guest post your SunnyRoomStudio. I will do my best to bring “an artistic touch.” Our connection has been equally treasured on my side. I am looking forward to more interaction during the year ahead.

  6. Visual magnificence! Where are the frames? Oh wait, these aren’t paintings, these are book illustrations! Wait, I mean they are saturated watercolor, right? No, they are p-h-o-t-o-g-r-a-p-h-s from the camer of Mayne Island’s own Terrill Welch! Eye candy, my friend! Blue has never looked so luscious.

    My own most treasured moments of 2010?

    My daughter Melanie’s eighth-grade graduation and ensuing entrance into high school.
    My wife Lucille’s appointment as Principal in a school I primarily work in.
    The smile on my kid’s faces on Christmas morning.

    and without a doubt:

    Meeting Laurie Buchanan and her glorious SPEAKING FROM THE HEART and realizing quite happily that Terrill Welch is the REAL thing!

    • Sam sometimes you make me giggle with delight at your enthusiasm. You are not the first person to comment on my being “the REAL thing!” I am always a bit surprised by this comment until the other day when we watched the movie CATFISH and realized that people will go to extraordinarily lengths to creative fictitious lives. I did have a colleague once say I was different online that the person they say in community. So I asked David who has known me off and online for a very long time. He said no – I was exactly the same. So I think what happens is those of you who meet me on line get to know the most intimate, relaxed and engaging part of my being. My quiet observation and long pauses to think disappear in the written text. You see the results of my musing rather than the musings. But that is just a thought. I am going to ask Leanne who knows me in both contexts as well. But weather there appear to be slight differences or not … I am “me” in both online and in person.

      Such a pleasure Sam to get to know you and for you and Laurie to connect as well. Makes for an inspiring day for me. I love how share about Lucille and your children with such love and pride.

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