Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression


“The spark that propels us forward,
is ignited by the possibility of what may lie ahead.”

~ Robyn Lee

31 responses

  1. Wonderful quote and the picture with the trees bending toward the road is fantastic. Each part completes the other in one great poem. 🙂

    April 10, 2012 at 11:40 PM

    • Thank you Francis. So appreciate your thoughtful comment.

      April 11, 2012 at 10:24 AM

  2. eremophila

    Yes, wonderful quote and matching image!

    April 11, 2012 at 3:54 AM

    • Thanks kindly eremophila!!

      April 11, 2012 at 10:24 AM

  3. This i lovely:) I could write a lot about this…Such a mysterious location…where was it?

    April 11, 2012 at 6:13 AM

    • Thank you David! This image was shot in a wildlife refuge that is only a few miles from my home. I have spent a lot of time there trying desperately to recover from some hip and spine surgeries I had last year (see my story). such a soothing place with winding nature trails and home to many injured animals that could not survive without human care. Every now and then I run into mysterious things during my walks…. You might enjoy this post — Childhood Found https://throughthehealinglens.com/2012/02/04/childhood-found/ where I encountered a bit of mystery on the trail in the middle of the forest… the poem along side the shot was written by someone who felt inspired to write it after viewing the post, love what she created — if ever you would like to work your magic pen for any of my images – would be happy to post it and provide a link to your site!

      April 11, 2012 at 10:34 AM

      • 🙂 That’s quite an honor, Robyn and I just might! Thank you for the link!

        April 11, 2012 at 4:03 PM

      • Most welcome. Clearly you are an artist, have enjoyed reading your poetry blog a lot!

        April 11, 2012 at 4:10 PM

      • It still amazes me to hear anyone say anything like that..thank you so much!

        April 11, 2012 at 4:13 PM

  4. I can’t help but wonder where that path leads 🙂

    April 11, 2012 at 7:30 AM

    • Thanks Erran. Metaphorically – me too!! In reality it leads all around a beautiful lake and rich back to the beginning of nature refuge entrance! LOL! It’s a great place to escape to when one needs to restore the spirit! I’m lucky so close to home.

      April 11, 2012 at 11:06 AM

  5. I think what you are doing here with your pictures and words is perfect!

    April 11, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    • Thanks so much Jules! You were my encouragement. Still will fall back on famous quotes here and there… but having lots of fun creating original ones too (thanks to you):)

      April 11, 2012 at 11:09 AM

      • You are very good at it!

        April 11, 2012 at 11:16 AM

  6. recoverythrumylens

    You found such a wonderful spot in the refuge with the tree bending…makes me see it anew!

    April 11, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    • Thanks Meryl…know you have walked through this spot many a time. When I’m able we can try to find that tree together.

      April 11, 2012 at 11:11 AM

  7. Renee Braunstein

    That quote is very thought provoking. I love the photo and wish I was there now.

    April 11, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    • Awww. thanks Renee…. me too!!! Instead trying to get an emergency appointment in the city for a hip injection 😦 Maybe it will bring enough relief to get me nature walking again!

      April 11, 2012 at 11:12 AM

  8. Great quote, Robyn!

    April 11, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    • So glad you liked it Malou! Thank you!

      April 11, 2012 at 11:13 AM

  9. embullum

    Another beautiful picture Robyn! How true your words are. 🙂

    April 11, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    • Thank you so much Elizabeth!

      April 11, 2012 at 12:11 PM

  10. Looks like it was taken with a fisheye lens, or is this totally natural? Love the quote and the GREEN- something that I look forward to. Have a great day.

    April 11, 2012 at 4:20 PM

  11. It’s actually a wide angle lens – but you are not the first photographer that has asked me if i used fish-eye when it was wide angle. Maybe something about the slant of the camera too. Funny thing is I took a shot in this same location back in December when there was a mysterious “surprise” on the trail. Here is the link – this one was not any special lens – and you can see how much less leaves and green there is. https://throughthehealinglens.com/2012/02/04/childhood-found/

    April 11, 2012 at 4:26 PM

  12. victoriaaphotography

    Lovely image and words, Robyn.

    April 11, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    • Thanks so much Victoria!! 🙂

      Sent from The Mac I Pad

      April 11, 2012 at 7:47 PM

  13. i live very close to the forest preserve areas just outside the often noisy, overcrowded, but not too big bad city of Chicago …. two places so close to one another yet so far apart in many ways …. i often escape to these forest preserves just to regain some kind of meditational rekindling of the spirit ….
    the photograph you captured above looks very similar to the paths near me and your accompanying words are very inspiring indeed, thank you for sharing Robyn 🙂

    April 11, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    • Thanks you Jim! Yes the wildlife preserve is the perfect place for mediation and restoring the spirit! I’m so glad you have access to a peaceful place like this even living in the hustle-bustle of Chicago’s urban hub! It’s a great respite for me. Thanks so much for your lovely comment too… so nice to have you here! RL

      April 11, 2012 at 11:54 PM

  14. Lovely work! I do love to photography the colors of fall. Great photograph!

    April 12, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    • Thanks so much…your work is amazing:)

      April 12, 2012 at 4:16 PM

  15. Ivy

    Excellent idea to use wide angle lens to capture path through forest – renders it more mysetrious and the trees take on this fairy-tale-like character of bending towards the traveller. Really cool shot and nice original quote too!

    April 12, 2012 at 9:11 PM

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