Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression


“The finest and most intricate details are often
imperceptible from a distance.”

~Robyn Lee

39 responses

  1. williamricci

    That is a cool photo. I’m assuming this was not staged. 🙂

    June 29, 2012 at 10:52 PM

  2. Thanks William!! No just a pile of shells and seaweed that called to me when I nearly tripped over it. Really didn’t look this impressive from far, but got down on the ground and wow! Amazing how we can change perspective so easily sometimes 🙂

    June 29, 2012 at 10:55 PM

  3. makes me miss the beach

    June 29, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    • I know it Buck — would feel such a void without it…lucky to live a mile away 🙂

      June 29, 2012 at 11:17 PM

  4. You could get some bread and make a sandwich. Oh my, I am trying to be funny but think it is time to have an early night and go to bed. It is an attractive photo with great texture and colour. Good night Robyn.

    June 30, 2012 at 12:18 AM

    • Jane…. you crack me up …. you want to go on a picnic I take it?? Sell/Seaweed sandwich? LOL! Sleep soundly my friend …. glad you liked the photo 🙂 ~RL

      June 30, 2012 at 12:29 AM

  5. A fascinating photo, one that I would not have seen, to busy looking for the bird life when walking on the beach… lovely capture and share…

    June 30, 2012 at 12:21 AM

    • Thanks bulldog! I try to get the birds but never get a great capture ~ sand and shells cooperate much better 🙂 I’m so glad you liked it … found it also fascinating how much is missed when viewing from a distance. Warm wishes~ RL

      June 30, 2012 at 12:28 AM

  6. You are making me see things differently – a gift – thank you Robyn! Juliexx

    June 30, 2012 at 12:52 AM

    • So sweet Julie… thank you and sending hugs xo

      June 30, 2012 at 11:28 AM

  7. A lovely ‘close-up’ shot. and a very happy weekend to you:)

    June 30, 2012 at 3:06 AM

    • Thanks kindly nightlake, and same to you!! 🙂

      June 30, 2012 at 11:28 AM

  8. I love the photo!

    June 30, 2012 at 8:16 AM

    • Yay – thank you Cornelia…. so glad you liked it 🙂

      June 30, 2012 at 11:31 AM

  9. Kathy

    I need to put in some beach time!!!

    June 30, 2012 at 8:30 AM

    • 🙂 Glad my image could serve as the reminder Kathy — amazing how they can spark these awarenesses !!

      June 30, 2012 at 11:32 AM

  10. victoriaaphotography

    Great image Robyn – I love it. Looks like you can get lower down than me these days. I’m getting really stiff at home on these wet, winter days. I doubt if I will be able to lie down on the beach to take photos of shells & waves next summer. I love close-up images of sea shells.

    June 30, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    • Thanks Victoria! Actually I have overly flexible connective tissue which is part of my problem. I have always been super flexible – and could easily do contortionist poses etc. As it turns out I have too much ‘stretch’ in my ligaments (hypermobility syndrome or EDS type III) , leaving my joints unstable, and easily damaged. I sublux (partial dislocation) all day long and have to manipulate myself constantly. I am much happier on my knees or squatting than sitting in a chair or even lying down. Pain is a severe either way, but if I’m engaging my muscles, I feel more secure in the joint (not as likely to pop out). Sitting is nearly impossible for more than a few minutes though:( I often dislocate in sleep too. – and if I’m too active I pay a price later. I do know what you mean about he cold wet weather though – as my joints have enough damage now to feel the effects of such….and also can really feel the barometric pressure. ~RL

      June 30, 2012 at 10:51 AM

  11. This lovely post and your quote has a deep meaning for me – To bring about lasting change in ourselves and in others our actions must be imperceptible!

    “Our connection with Spirit is unbreakable, but often imperceptible” ~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie

    Many thanks Robyn for sharing!


    June 30, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    • So appreciate your comment today Dilip! Such lovely sentiment that you express… actions that make change should be imperceptible… natural…. carried out with ease and grace…unassuming… etc. I like the quote you share — and agree, our bond to Spirit can be ever so strong, but also imperceptible… Such beautiful thing to contemplate. Thanks so very much for sharing your heart here… Sending Love and Ligtness today ~ RL

      June 30, 2012 at 7:03 PM

  12. Robyn, Nice photo. I have the worlds largest collection of sea shells. I keep them by the beach. Looks like you found a few of them.

    June 30, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    • Thank you ~So cool Jeb! You really have so many? And you live by the shore so keep them there… or is your collection just all of nature’s magnificent shells.. hmmm?? No you confused my silly brain. I love the shells too… something classic and nostalgic about a pile of shells scattered over sand 🙂 Hope you are enjoying the weekend! RL

      June 30, 2012 at 6:54 PM

      • Miss Robyn,

        Don’t be confused by my silliness. I am enjoying my weekend, terribly hot here, but expected for this time of year.

        Hope you have a grand 4th and celebrate our Indpendence Day in style!.

        June 30, 2012 at 7:05 PM

      • Thank you Mr. Jeb!! Silly is good ~ Have a wonderful Holiday Weekend as well 🙂

        June 30, 2012 at 8:51 PM

  13. Gorgeous photo. So uplifitng and lovely. And your quote fits perfectly. I love this….. sea sister smiling…….Heading to CA Sunday…hope to find a few of my own intricate details. 🙂 Thanks for this beautiful photo. xoxox Sam

    June 30, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    • Thank you soooo much Sam! Yes – liked this image a lot too…. and made me think about how some things are not appreciated from a distance since I had to get down low to capture this one. oooo you are going to CA! YES — I hope you find them too. You lived there at one time if I recall… hope your trip is wonderful … Glad you enjoyed, and sending more SS hugs to you! xo Robyn Lee

      June 30, 2012 at 6:57 PM

      • Yes….I thought that was what you meant. 🙂 Yes, back home….only been in WA two years. Born and raised in CA. Going to Monterey and to Central Valley. Will get to touch the ocean. Loved your photo! Talk soon. 🙂

        June 30, 2012 at 7:04 PM

  14. A wise old photographer friend of mine once referred to such shots as “understated landscapes”. Shots that take a keener eye to see. Well done.


    July 1, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    • That was such a wonderful thing to share Tim! Thank you so much. It is true that on this glorious beach I visit there is so much to see in the larger scope, but I looked down and this pile of shells just called to me. I’m so glad as I never would have anticipated such a lovely image otherwise. Sounds like your wise friend is onto something. Do appreciate and have a wonderful day! ~Robyn Lee

      July 1, 2012 at 5:45 PM

  15. You prove over and over again how the simple things of everyday are full of such beauty. I love this photo–I would LOVE to have a beach to walk on everyday. I think I would end up having bowls of seashells everywhere! 🙂

    July 1, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    • Thanks so so much Jeannie. That is such a lovely note. Yes – the beach is addictive… like going on a mini vacation even if just for an hour 🙂 Seashells are truly another of nature’s treasures xo

      July 1, 2012 at 5:14 PM

  16. Amazing how much detail you picked up…the light must have been a little overcast, I’m guessing….wonderful how much there is to see when we look up close…xom

    July 2, 2012 at 8:42 AM

  17. So, so true Robyn. Thank you for sharing with us the most intricate of beautiful details in these sea shells. How often we need to remind ourselves that many blessings may seem miniscule, but they are there, still as blessings in all their beauty and glory. Very nice shot — makes me long to have my toes in the sand . . . !

    July 2, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    • Appreciate so much KT! I am glad you enjoyed. Very true… it’s the smaller things that we often miss if we don’t remember to make the time to take a closer look. Yes — the sand here is really inviting…xo How are things in CO re: fires?

      July 2, 2012 at 10:42 PM

  18. Chris

    This quote is so true Robyn.

    July 17, 2012 at 4:11 AM

    • Yes — everyone perceived what I meant in a different way – but think you and I might have been on the same page here 🙂 xo

      July 17, 2012 at 12:40 PM

      • Chris

        I think we are definitely on the same page here.x

        July 18, 2012 at 6:18 AM

      • 😉

        July 18, 2012 at 10:16 AM

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