Featured Image By: Jodi Locke, Saco Maine
Together We’ll Find The Keys
When will we be able to unlock our doors and open our arms to our loved ones once again? That seems to be the question for us all that swirls around and weaves itself into the fabric of our days. When? We are living in a society that is accustomed to schedules, and google calendars. Those calendars that are now blank. The question becomes: How do we adjust, adapt, and move forward within these constantly changing days? Please be gentle with yourselves as the definition of everything has changed. We must give ourselves the time and space to process, reflect, and cry if needed before attempting a new way forward. I believe its important to connect in any way that is safe with friends, loved ones, & nature. Nature reminds us that through the harsh storms and dark clouds there is still life, that will continue to grow. Many of us turn to the natural world to help us find solace and to reconnect us to beauty. I wish that you all find the beauty that you need to guide you through the days ahead.
~Peace, love, & light Deana J. Tavares aka jummyjeenz
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You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending ~C.S. Lewis
Below are images of hope, positivity and solace in nature from:
Portland Maine, Dedham MA, Jamaica Plain MA, Salem MA and New Bedford MA
Photos by: Jodi Locke
As a photographer Jodi has a deep understanding of the healing properties of nature, and the importance of sharing its beauty widely.
“Once you choose hope, anything is possible” ~ Christopher Reeve
Photos by: Deana J. Tavares, Dedham MA
Taking in many beautiful images in and around town and basking in the positivity that can be found everywhere.
“Allow nature’s peace to flow through you as sunshine flows into trees.” ~John Muir
Photos by: Krissy King, Jamaica Plain MA
Krissy enjoys taking regular walks in nature and wanted to share this peaceful location that she visits often.
Photos by: Alison Brill, Salem MA
Alison connects with nature regularly and even more so during these difficult times collecting little snippets of beauty along her outdoor adventures.
Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud” ~Maya Angelou
Photo by: Rebecca Costa, New Bedford MA
As an essential hospital worker Rebecca was gifted this beautiful artwork by a ten-year-old patient.
This is what life looks like to many of us right now, but this is temporary. I imagine that we will all emerge from our boxes with a deeper understanding about what is most important to us.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. ~Maya Angelou
Hope is like an ocean…Vast, powerful, and as far as the eye can see. ~jummyjeenz