When Resting is more than Sleeping

Do you have nights when sleep comes lightly and yet your day unfolds as a time of rest and renewal? I often have these kinds of days around the full moon. Sleep time is short and yet I do not feel particularly tired. I like to putter and poke at things during these time. This morning I use this hushed time to edit photographs such as this one taken the late afternoon a few days ago on the east side of the Mayne Island.

when rest is not sleep by Terrill Welch 2012_12_27 478

As you likely know, I covet my time in the open space of sea and sky. Its simplicity in the soft light pleases me. While I am editing I take another look at this one…

Mayne Island late afternoon  December 27 2012 by Terrill Welch 2012_12_27 441

There is a quiet here as well that draws me in and keeps me close.

So as the rain fumbles its way to the ground in the early morning gray, I feel at ease. Inside there is a peace and stillness that is reflected in the soft light of my studio lamp and in these photographs.

It is at about this time three years ago that I started our Creative Potager blog. Time has changed its purpose and intent slightly but it is still the place of creative sharing between you and me. It remains a place to visit and connect.

In the coming year I will continue to take you behind the scenes of my photography and painting.  Sometimes I may have question or two for you. Others times a post might be more of a show and tell. Either way, a good visit will commence with each reading and a grand conversations will be had by all. Do drop in unannounced. Do stay as long as you like. And do feel free to jump into the conversation at any hour of the day or night.


So as we rest, I was wondering what are YOUR dreams and plans for the year ahead?


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From Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada

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7 thoughts on “When Resting is more than Sleeping

    • You are most welcome Maureen and the same to you. I am planning a more relaxed pace this upcoming year with more time to visit here and elsewhere. But we shall see. My artistic work seems to have life of its own which requires or rather demands my presence.

  1. I wished I shared your super charge batteries. Unfortunately, today I feel rather drained. My husband and I have endure three days of travel. The destination was full of wonder and community but the travel was exhausting. It’s so good to be back in our cozy nest.
    My wishes for 2013–to grow and develop as an author while continuing to share my rich (in the untangible) with my husband, friends and family.
    I’m looking forward to our next long chat, Terrill.

    • Me too Leanne. Yes travel can be exhausting. I have been home now for the better part of two days and therefore ready to get on with things… The approaching of the New Year is also partly to blame as well. I tend to like to get organized for a fresh start at this time.

  2. Terrill – I love these soft shots; they’re the kind that linger in one’s mind long after viewing.

    What are my dreams and plans for the year ahead?

    Well…I will let a little tiny cat out of the bag over at Speaking from the Heart on January 1, but the big, Big, BIG cat will have to remain a secret for just a wee bit longer 🙂

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