Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression


“When we step back and become the observer,
we witness life with clarity that otherwise, we could not achieve.
It is only as the observer that we are able to embrace it all.”

~ Robyn Lee

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32 responses


    April 12, 2012 at 12:56 AM

  2. Thanks Mari — pretty quiet around here till season starts, so unique photo ops!! 🙂 By next month the landscape will change to a “Hollywood” of sorts!!

    April 12, 2012 at 1:19 AM

  3. Good one!

    April 12, 2012 at 4:09 AM

  4. You chose just the right angle….Its amazing the mood that can be obtained with the right composition…Everything you do just draws the eye…

    April 12, 2012 at 6:16 AM

    • Flattered David. So glad you liked it. Yes – angle seems hugely important in creating mood. I think this part of photography comes natural to me. It’s all the tech stuff that is foreign. I’m just having fun though – so it’s all good. Appreciate your great feedback!

      April 12, 2012 at 12:04 PM

  5. Great quote and photo! Loved it!

    April 12, 2012 at 6:38 AM

    • oooo — so glad it resonated! Thanks tons!

      April 12, 2012 at 12:05 PM

  6. I’m wondering where you found him…:)

    April 12, 2012 at 7:42 AM

    • Ahhhh.. can’t reveal my secrets. LOL! On days when I can’t muster up a walk due to the joint pain, I drive to remote locations (within minutes of my house) and look for interesting photo ops. I stumbled upon this fellow deep in bought on one of those days 🙂 Can take you there “pre-season” if you want a live peak at him!!

      April 12, 2012 at 12:08 PM

  7. Good is knowing how to observe, as well as listen. Observe far as the eye reaches, to infinity, it becomes like a balm for our thoughts and our soul, we can perhaps even imagine where the future is the station dream season.
    Gracias y adiós…

    April 12, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    • I agree Carlos! It’s when we take ourselves out of the observation and look with a pure eye that we REALLY SEE all there is – and the beauty therein. Yes – a balm — and maybe even the future… Gracias to you!

      April 12, 2012 at 12:10 PM

  8. Kathy

    You find amazing angles. Beautiful shot!

    April 12, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    • Thank you Kathy…if only my femurs did 🙂 HSS tomorrow for injections 😦 I will try to remain the “observer” and hope that makes it all easier!

      April 12, 2012 at 12:11 PM

  9. Ivy

    Most would not have thought to capture this guy in profile… so that we see what he sees… you are an observer indeed!

    April 12, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    • Such an insightful comment Ivy. Thank you. Maybe I am… because when I shot this, I had no idea what I’d do with it. I was very attracted to the scene though, despite being in pretty bad form physically that day. Synchronicity I guess… as it seemed to be a good mediation for me when I revisited the image much later! Appreciate:)

      April 12, 2012 at 12:20 PM

  10. chronicpainandme

    I love this quote, my favourite of yours so far. Thanks Robyn

    April 12, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    • Wow Chris! Thanks so much 🙂 I’m so glad it clicked for you. Me too!

      April 12, 2012 at 12:21 PM

  11. Beautiful Photo 🙂 it’s very thought inspiring! (sits down and looks at the horizon too)

    April 12, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    • Thanks so much Andy! Yes – some of these quotes just sort of come to me while i meditate on a given image. All are pretty spontaneous. I’m so glad you enjoyed!

      April 12, 2012 at 8:06 PM

      • Absolutely did 🙂 thank you for sharing 🙂

        April 15, 2012 at 7:11 PM

  12. It’s true. Sometimes it hard to notice the big picture because we get so wrapped up in one minor detail. That minor detail at times doesn’t deserve all of the attention it’s getting.

    April 15, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    • So true Lisa. Thanks for your thoughtful comment!!

      April 15, 2012 at 3:02 PM

      • I’ve been trying to remind myself of this very point lately which has been polluting my ability to write.

        April 15, 2012 at 3:12 PM

  13. Very thoughtful and inspiring to me RL… Thank you so much for sharing this with me 🙂

    May 24, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    • So glad sm — just seemed like it might be aligned with where you are today. Hope all is well over there. xRL

      May 24, 2013 at 2:17 PM

      • All is well… 🙂 Looking forward to the long weekend!

        May 24, 2013 at 2:24 PM

      • Enjoy it 🙂

        May 24, 2013 at 2:46 PM

      • Thank you my friend… I hope you have a pleasant weekend as well…

        May 24, 2013 at 2:49 PM

      • 🌞 Hope the weather cheers up some… Maybe beach picnic or BBQ!

        May 24, 2013 at 2:56 PM

      • I wish we had a beach close by. But hey BBQ is a possibility

        May 24, 2013 at 3:16 PM

      • Well whatever you do, hope some fun and time to relax🌅

        May 24, 2013 at 4:46 PM

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