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Observe Diamonds of the Morning

on July 25, 2013

MeetSkyeMeet Skye, who is a recent recipient of the Very Inspiring Blogger award from catnipoflife. Skye not only showcases awesome photography but she is also a writer of poetry. She manages two blogs: The Sanctuary of My Heart for her writing and Oh, The Things We Shall See for her photography. One of my favorite poems from Skye was posted to her site only a few days ago. Check out Happily Ever After!

Skye is like so many of us who aspire to become good – great – writers. Within the writing world is a lot of fear, fear of acceptance, as well as rejection. If we are accepted, do we have the fortitude to move ahead with swiftness and accuracy of the mighty pen? If we are rejected, do we thrust that mighty pen aside or push that much harder for acceptance? Here are the words of Skye that will allow you into her world of fear.

Fear, lack of self-confidence, FEAR, has kept me from going confidently into anything. Settling for the status quo because it is comfortable and safe keeps me in a bondage like no other. I watch others boldly going forth. Grabbing at the brass ring and sometimes falling to the ground ~ other times attaining that ring and rejoicing. As I watch. Afraid.

Visit Skye at The Sanctuary of My Heart and Oh, The Things We Shall See. Follow and provide her encouragement to move forward toward achieving her goals as a writer. Her writing is pure and touching. You won’t be disappointed as you watch the beauty of her words unfold.

Now, a little touch of catnip poetry accompanied by the wonderful photography from Skye. . .

Dew on a Rose

(As Skye puts it: Diamonds on the Rose)

Sparkling and dancing dewdrops
Sway lazily with a slight breeze
Falling deftly toward the earth
Lightly touching petals and leaves

Rose1bySkye

Dew’s wet water droplets
Quench life’s thirsty pups
Resting on a spider’s web
Before sunlight erupts

Dew-laden leaves and foliage
Grace the picturesque scenery
Within morning or evening
Visions of pearlized greenery

Rose2bySkye

Pale light and soft shadows
Enhance the morning hue
As nature’s teardrops reflect
The day’s first hints of blue

Dew sparkles at first sight
As it silently settles on a rose
Colors burst forth in song
Sunbeams gracefully compose

Rose3bySkye

A dew-kissed morning
Magical and fresh in its view
Revitalizes the inner being
As the rose opens wet of dew

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Sharla Lee Shults

“May each day unfold for you like roses, sparkling in the dew, that open to the morning sun and bloom until the day is through. And may each passing moment bring a song as pure as angels sing but may there be above all things a peace that only God can bring.” —Author Unknown

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17 responses to “Observe Diamonds of the Morning

  1. […] "Meet Skye, who is a recent recipient of the Very Inspiring Blogger award from catnipoflife. Skye not only showcases awesome photography but she is also a writer of poetry. She operates two blogs: The Sanctuary of My Heart for her writing and Oh, The Things We Shall See for her photography. One of my favorite poems from Skye was posted to her site only a few days ago. Check out Happily Ever After!"  […]

    • Elaine says:

      I am so delighted to see my dear friend Skye honored in this way. She is very much deserving of the honor! I will be following your blog as well per Skye’s recommendation. I love your poem about the roses – it goes so well with Skye’s photography! 🙂

      • catnipoflife says:

        Thank you, Elaine, for leaving comments on catnipoflife. I visited your blog and became a follower. Amazing Grace sent chills up my spine and will be reblogging on catnip. . .7 yrs old, what a voice! A gift from God 🙂

      • Elaine says:

        Thank you for visiting my blog and for reblogging Amazing Grace. I had the same reaction as you to it. Her voice is definitely a gift from God, That hymn has a lot of meaning in my life.

  2. lgyslaine says:

    Sharla Personally, I write for pleasure, I seek neither glory nor be recognized as a writer. Why I do not want editor 🙂

  3. Skye says:

    I cannot begin to thank you enough for including my photos with your beautiful poetry. Your poem is exquisite. It has been an honor to be included in your blog. I will cherish that honor always. Thank you, Sharla.

  4. Reblogged this on The Sanctuary of My Heart and commented:
    I had the great honor and privilege of having my two blogs, photography and poetry mentioned in Sharla’s amazing blog this morning. I encourage you to go visit her. You will not be disappointed! Thank you again, Sharla, for using my photographs to accompany your beautiful poetry. It has been a pleasure and a great gift to me.

  5. Skye says:

    Reblogged this on OH, THE THINGS WE SHALL SEE ~ Photo companion blog to TheSanctuaryofMyHeart.com and commented:
    I had the great honor and privilege of having my two blogs, photography and poetry mentioned in Sharla’s amazing blog this morning. I encourage you to go visit her. You will not be disappointed! Thank you again, Sharla, for using my photographs to accompany your beautiful poetry. It has been a pleasure and a great gift to me.

  6. RoSy says:

    A great post for a wonderful soul!
    I met Skye recently & am a fan. Her heart shows through in her photos & in the words that she sings through her poetry.

    Hope all is well & things are going better for you & your family. {Hugs}

  7. Micki Peluso says:

    Gorgeous post–so much beauty in flowers.

  8. utesmile says:

    You both are fantastic in poetry and pictures. I know Skye and love her posts.

  9. Raani York says:

    This is wonderful. I love it! Thanks for sharing, Sharla!! 🙂

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