Out of the Box

July 20, 2015

If I were born in a box, there would be no mystery.


I would know the corners of my world. . .

recognize my limitations. . .

know how far I could go.


But I was born out of the box.


There are no corners here.

I gaze up at the stars and see endless unknowable worlds.


Eternity– how far does it go? My mind barely grasps forever.

Out of the box, I wonder, how far can I go?


What is my potential?

I’ve seen and heard of miracles performed by gifted souls. Could I go there?


I wonder.


Sometimes I forget and live as though born in a box, wrapped up in drama, my vision narrow.

This never feels right, for my soul recognizes wandering.

My soul wants to be my potential.


Is my potential endless as the stars?


I think so.

Strive for it, dear friends.


Latest Comments

  1. Becky says:



  2. Garden Walk Garden Talk says:

    Very profound thoughts. I was thinking though, no matter where one is born, breaking from the box bounds can happen to all. That peacock is amazing. They never raise the tails when I see them. Nice photos all around.


  3. Cynthia says:

    Inspired, beautiful text and pictures!! Wow!!


  4. Amy says:

    Incredibly beautifu!!


  5. trablogger says:

    Wow. this is just amazing collection of picture. Thank you for sharing them πŸ™‚


  6. derrickjknight says:

    Beautiful as ever. The bee in fight is a great capture


    • Julie says:

      Actually it’s a bee moth– fooled me to the first time I saw it. As there are so very few bees this year, I am wondering if this mother nature’s solution. It’s nice to see little creatures in the wildflowers making new seeds for next year. Thanks for your visit Derrick.

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  7. oakcoveresort says:

    I don’t know how you do it. You must be a very patient soul. God Bless you for capturing His creatures so beautifully.


    • Julie says:

      Actually not so patient. I usually find enough photos in 2 short walks with the dog. There really is so much beauty around us if we take but a few minutes to look. Blessings to you.


  8. D. Wallace Peach says:

    Gorgeous photos. I love the bees and the backlit Queen Anne’s Lace is stunning.


  9. kathybarnitz says:

    What a perfect thing for me to be reminded of today. Thank you so much Julie.


  10. Lynne says:

    Another beautiful post. Your pictures are simply amazing! And your words are tender and sweet!


  11. paarijaathampookkunn says:

    So beautiful… Im speechless….!


    • Julie says:

      Don’t be. I like hearing what you have to say.

      Liked by 1 person

      • paarijaathampookkunn says:

        I was thinking that…my mind some times hit me with the very same thoughts that u have been…while i went through ur thoughts….it was awesome…ur way of thinking i really enjoyed….
        Ur thoughts and mind are beautifully painted in those snaps…it just took my heart…!!! heavenly pictures too….thank u friend….


  12. Julie@frogpondfarm says:

    Your words are so inspiring .. And these photos heavenly. Thank you so much πŸ˜ƒ


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