Cabin Fever

February 6, 2011


la salle county, illinois

happy sunday morning!

a few more inches of snow has fallen on the prairie and i’m starting to wonder if spring will ever arrive. because of the weather, i only worked 1 day last week and am hoping that this last snow won’t delay us going back.

i don’t know that i’ve made the best use of my time. there is still some laundry to do and household chores to get to, although, it’s nice that the kids are so helpful, it makes it much easier on me. i’ve spent a lot of this free time focused on yoga and thinking about the yogic lifestyle. i’m quite inspired by the core principals  of  abhyasa and vairagya. practicing non attachment is very appealing to me and i feel i have a good start in that direction. but now that i look around i feel as if i can do better. i want to focus on my abundance of clothing. purchasing all of my clothing second hand, i sometimes get carried away because i find some very nice clothing for very little money. why not only take what i really need and leave the rest for others?

i’m also working on an erosion bundle. i think it’s a fun idea even though i just found out about it and am a little late on starting it, i think it could be a fun ongoing project through the year. wish me luck.

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the photo posted here was taken at richard’s when i was visiting him in december. i’ll dedicate this one to seth as richard mentioned that he liked this one.

peace.

namaste,

julayne

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Don’t Forget to Look Up

December 4, 2010


ceiling mural, new york public library, nyc

greetings!

i know it’s been ages since i’ve posted photos or written here. i could go on about my excuses for not being here but would rather write as to why i’m back. i’ve realized that this month when worlds collide is going into it’s 3rd year. it’s hard for me to believe that i’ve had the blog this long. for me, it’s been a great creative outlet for photography and my desire to write more.  photography comes very easy to me compared to the writing.

 in an attempt to make some positive changes with the blog, i’m going to attempt to write about more personal things that are important to me: simple living and a vegan diet- including inspiration from the world peace diet. also, i would like to broaden my subjects in photography. i may throw in a few comments about books, film, and music too. another change in the blog is that i’ve invited someone to collaborate. richard and i met this past year. i think he’s a very good writer and am looking forward to his contributions.  i think he will have a very positive effect on the blog, just like the positive effect he has had on me.

love is grand.

peace,

julayne

Cloud Gazing

July 11, 2010


la salle county, illinois

what do you see?

peace,

julayne

Clouds

June 6, 2010


henry county, indiana

hello!

lots of stormy clouds to look at around here lately. it was also hot and muggy too. i’m happy to report that today even though the clouds are still here, it’s much cooler. actually, it’s downright chilly! this is indiana after all.

now that school is out, i’m thinking about summer activities and one of those is a summer reading list. i think i will start with some short works by tolstoy. last summer i read knut hamsun and dostoyevsky and enjoyed them very much. jumping ahead a century and continents, i think anything by jack kerouac is a good summer read. i came across on the road; the original scroll at the library. kerouac typed the original manuscript single spaced and in one long sentence  and taped the ends of the pages together; all rolled up into one awesome, holy scroll. the beats bible.  i’ve read parts of it and i think it would be a great summer read; even better than the originally published version. classic american.

what is on your summer reading list?

peace & books,

julayne

Thursday Morning

March 25, 2010


henry county, indiana

greetings.

this is a photo from last winter (09). this approaching storm was very strong and knocked out our power for 16 hours.  there i was out in it.

don’t you love the barn roof? it’s practically luminous!

it’s been a quiet week around here with the kids gone. for spring break their dad has taken them with him on a trip to california. ah, to be young again. can you imagine what california must look like to 2 kids from oakville, indiana? my parents liked to travel so i was able to see a lot of the US as a child. then when i was married, i got to travel some more.  even as a child, i knew that i could only feel at home in a rural, open setting.

home: a place of personal solitude.

what is your definition of home?

peace,

julayne


with the onset of winter fast approaching, i’m looking forward to tramping around the countryside in search of worthy subjects to photograph. i love the contrast between this thorny branch and the late afternoon gray sky.

Into Death Bravely

by Jimmy Santiago Baca

Winter
throws his great white shield
on the ground,
breaking thin arms of twisting branches,
and then howls
on the north side of the Black Mesa
a deep, throaty laughter.
Because of him
we have to sell our cattle
that rake snow for stubble.
Having lived his whole life
in a few weeks,
slow and pensive he walks away,
dragging his silver-stream shield
down branches
and over the ground,
he keeps walking slowly away
into death
bravely.

peace,

julayne

ps:

dec. 15.   since publishing this,  i learned that my cousin John Pfeiffer passed away unexpectedly sunday. it occurs to me now, that it was he who inspired this post.

Red Brick

November 21, 2009


oakville, indiana

another bergman moment for me. too bad i didn’t think to  take it in b&w :(.

more harvest pictures coming soon…..