One Theme Flows to the Next

April 28th, 2010

Wow, what a fun time of year to focus on the senses. I think my senses are already on high alert in Spring, especially as I've gotten older. Summer has always been my favorite month (I love the warmer weather, my b-day is in July, and summer used to mean vacation!), but in the last few years, I've been especially enamored with Spring. I can't get enough of its young, green, flirty ways. I've been especially loving the flowering trees all around this new neighborhood I'm living in, the young birds visiting our yard (cardinals, blue jays, robins, and a woodpecker, among others), and just being outside. When I was feeling a bit funky on Monday, I took a long walk through the woods and snapped these pictures. Doesn't the path look mysterious? And then below, another mysterious looking picture of the sun reflected in a bog. It felt like I was looking into the moonlit sky, a through-the-looking-glass kind of image.

The senses theme this month also seems to lead perfectly into the theme of Intuition for May. A bunch of people mentioned Intuition or their sixth sense in the comments this month, so I sort of hinted about the upcoming theme here and there. I could barely contain myself from shouting, "Yes, you're right on the money, Intuition is next!" Hehe. I'm terrible at keeping secrets.

I love the way one theme has flowed seamlessly to the next this year. But really, getting in touch with your senses is a great way to tap into your intuition. And speaking of Intuition, today I have a guest post about creating sanctuary to help discover your purpose over at Intuitive Guide, Bridget Pilloud's fabulous blog. I've taken a Chakralicious class from Bridget and think she's just awesome. And I'll be sharing much more about Bridget next month, so stay tuned!

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Leah both of those photos are wonderful. The mysterious path really captivated me… I wanted to be right there and exploring it!
I really love spring.

I would love to walk along that path, find out what secret places it leads to:)

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Hi Leah!

I found you from your post on Bridget’s fabulous blog! ;) I your site here and look forward to learning more! The artwork is gorgeous! And from reading your “100 things” we have a lot in common. One of which is that I used to live/work in Boston! I’m inspired by your creative every day!!


There is nothing like a walk in the woods to fill up the senses. Especially a walk with a camera. Love the photos.

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Not only do I want to walk that path through the woods, I want to meet the person that made it! It looks awesome. I’m glad you are enjoying your new neighborhood so much. I’m enjoying spring too this year. More than ever for some reason…

Dear Leah,
That is wonderful that Aprils Theme connects so well with May. I think all your themes are always interelated and that is what makes them so wonderful at the same time.
It is wonderful to just walk wherever you take yourself and be within nature. I love your photographs.
Thank you for sharing.
My senses latetly have been glued onto raw cooking, especially the chocolate variety.
I’ve very happy as I have just made a batch of very successful Raw Vegan 100% Chocolate Bon Bons in which my father comissioned me to keep making them! lol Mabye a business coming on?
I love creating absolutetly anything, and once I get into it the natural flow just keeps on going.
All the best and speak soon.

What a serene and beautiful place. It really is soothing to the senses to look at the photo, it must be amazing in “real life”.

love this post, leah. thanks for the inspiration today. it’s raining here and i love this time of year to go and explore my senses in nature.

Lovely photos – very inspiring. Like you, at the back of my house the trees are budding and blossoming and lots of happy birds are making their homes – it’s so enriching to soak in these simple things. It helps keep me sane & inspired.


I love that photo of the woods with the planks/boards. It makes me think of that hot summer/woods smell right around 5-6 in the evening. Do you have a larger/higher res version of that photo? I’d like to do a piece based off of it.

What a lovely post. In Spring I feel like a child again, as if everything is new.I am full of wonder.

Loving your art! Happy Spring!

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