May 23, 2011

Spring Cleaning and Dreaming

Spring cleaning, or any cleaning for that matter, 
isn't high on my list of interesting and rewarding things to do. 
 But, I have to tell you, 
we did some unusual spring cleaning that was fascinating and got me dreaming!

A couple ferocious wind storms
 left us with a crazy number of downed and jack-strawed trees. 
 After much cutting and stacking, it really was time to burn slash. 
 As fortune would have it, we burned on a moonlight night.

Dancing flames + smoke + camera = captured magic.
Throw in the moonlight and we had a night fit for dreaming.  
I'm not talking about everyday dreams and goals -
 I've got project lists for those things - 
I'm talking about bigger dreamy plans.
The kind of dreams that might seem wild, maybe scary, 
or possibly not as "do-able" by the light of day.

My dreams went like this ~
I want to visit England again
 (I hear the Victoria & Albert Museum calling my name),
I want to travel to Nepal and Thailand,
I want to write a book (about quilting, beading, or photography),
I want to shoot some great photos in our U.S. National Parks,
and in the future, 
I'm toying with the idea of using my photography to help others
 by working with non-profits around the world!

Well, these aren't too big, scary, or impossible are they???
Do you have any campfire-type dreams?

Wishing you a spring and summer filled with campfires and dreaming!


urban muser said...

I say go ahead and dream big! Beautiful post Anna.

Prairie Girl Studio said...

beautiful images and post, dear anna ...
you totally took me to a place where i was mesmerized and my thoughts carried away staring into flickering flames ...

as long as we are alive, we need to dream and we need to reach for them ... yup, you go girl ... anything is possible!

sure hope all is well ~ the world seems wild with winds these days ...

Marcie said...

Love your BIG dreams. If we don't dream big..we won't...well - we just won't! Love the idea of using your photography to help others in the world. I'll join you on that!

ELK said...

sweet and soulful dreams here today Anna...campfire dreams always come true!!

lisa said...

These sound like wonderful dreams Anna, and definitely not impossible!

Rosemary Aubut said...

You have the power!

guerrillartmomma said...

Don't second guess, ever. I think my bonfire dream is to get my book published. Or, maybe find myself in France, travelling by foot!

kelly@thebluemuse said...

Campfires were made for dreaming... what a lovely way to spend an evening. I think all your dreams sound "just right!"

Anna said...

Thank you everyone for your kind comments! They are much appreciated :) You inspire me!

dbalyoz said...

wow anna! I'm not sure I would call this a measly campfire! :) let me know if you come to the UK!!! :)