Project Alicia : Golden Nuggets.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Golden Nuggets.

You know...

The things that come and then go so quickly that if you blink you might miss them.

Those rare moments of pure, perfect bliss. It appears that all the stars in the universe are perfectly aligned and life just can't get any better.

Knowing that if you died at that very moment- you would have a smile on your face.

The moments you'd like to bottle up and save for a rainy day...

Well, today I had one of those golden nugget moments. I had just gotten done with my run. I stretched a bit and then rested under a maple tree.

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Looking up into that blue sky through the bright, glistening, sun kissed leaves.

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A slight breeze. Leaves falling all around. The smell of fall in the air.

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So much beauty to take in.

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An unplanned, perfect moment that made me smile from the inside out.

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A golden nugget.

25 comments:

  1. So...I want to know.
    who takes the picture of you resting under the maple tree? You're not running with your giant camera, are you? and a tripod?

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  2. Funny Gigi! Although I have been known to run with my small point and shoot, I'm not crazy enough to tow the SLR. I actually had parked right by the trail and the tree and had already planned to take pics after my run so it was tucked away in the car. I grabbed it, hit self timer, plopped it on the ground, and enjoyed a few minutes of bliss. Love the perspective of the leaves from the ground. Those leaves are almost all gone today. So glad I shot them yesterday.

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  3. I our crazy busy lives, it sometimes takes the simplest of moments to truly speak to us. Nature has the ability to calm and renew like nothing else. You made me feel as though I was lying under the tree as well. Thank you.
    Dana

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  4. You are so talented ~ great shots of the beautiful season, Fall!! Love them!!

    Have a great & peaceful rest of your week! :)

    Love ~

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  5. I was wondering the same thing that Gigi was! Love the leaf shots...we just don't have the fall colors as much here, and I love it.

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  6. That sounds like a wonderful moment! The pictures are beautiful, when I looked at them I felt like I got to share a little piece of that golden nugget! Glad you had a good day!

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  7. And now I'm smiling from the inside out too. Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS photos!

    Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud
    @TweetingMama

    PS So glad that I now know how you snap those photos of yourself!

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  8. I love it - sometimes the world seems to align and you get one glorious moment to savor. I'm so glad you captured it on film! That tree is beautiful, and love that you take the time to photograph yourself!

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  9. ha! The first question that popped into my head was who was taking these photos of you. Too funny. These are such beautiful pictures...I certainly don't see this in my neck of the woods! Enjoy it while you can!

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  10. this is just off the subject but is there any reason why I have to hit "post comment" 3 times before it posts? Not sure if it's only me but it happens everytime I try to post a comment to you.

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  11. This post is so poetic and the pictures that go with them? AWESOME

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  12. You've captured some beautiful moments there!! I can't believe how autumn-like it is where you are! Here in Texas, we're lucky if the leaves turn yellow :)

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  13. I've missed ya cute girl. What an awesome morning you must have had. fall is my favorite time of year by far and you surely captured it. just got back from being in NC for 4 months and the leaves out there were at their peak- stunning. hope all is well.

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  14. too funny, i had the same question as gigi ;).....who the heck is taking these self potraits?

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  15. LOVE the last picture!! SO beautiful! Just curious...are you a marathon runner? I am dying to do my first marathon just can't get up the nerve to do it yet. I run every day pretty much but I struggle on the distance. Sorry to go totally of subject of your post. ; )

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  16. Golden nugget makes me hungry even though I've never eaten at one. Do you have those in Iowa?

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  17. Gorgeous pics! I miss those times of just lying on the grass. I need to go do that...

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  18. I love this time of year and these photos are perfect!

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  19. Love moments like this! Funny what a big difference going on a little run can make! Oh, how I miss it!

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  20. These pictures portray exactly the reason why I love call!

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  21. Beautiful. Reading this made me smile, ;-)

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