Teela Hart

Surviving Domestic Violence

15 thoughts on “Down By the River

  1. Hey Teela, these are good looking photos 🙂 Warm regards Don


  2. Art That Moves Me.

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  3. these are amazing girl! No words needed as they photos speak volumes!! Maybe a new career path for you??!!!

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    • Thank you Ry.
      I’m sort of in the middle of a writer’s block, so I decided to get creative with photos.


      • I didn’t write anything new of my own for a few days, until today. I get creative with photos too, and sometimes pair them with poems by famous poets. I wouldn’t say I had writer’s block, I was just doing other things, and not really trying to write anything new. I’ve had writer’s block pretty bad at times, I would get all ready to write something creative, and nothing would come to me. Very frustrating. Finding other ways to be creative is very fun though, and the photos are beautiful!


      • Thank you Ry,
        Ever the encourager.

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      • The photos remind me of the last seven lines of the poem on my “about” page that I named my blog site after :

        “Under the willow tree
        While waiting for the sun
        To come out from
        Above the storm
        Down below
        To the center blue
        Where I stand frozen still”

        as the “center blue” is actually water, in one sense (it has other symbolism too, that isn’t relevant for this comment). In another related poem, I refer to the center blue as “the silent center blue”, and the still waters, looking quiet in your photo, reminds me of that.

        I don’t remember if I’ve ever shared this on my blog, but the poem was partially inspired by Psalm 23. Your photos also reminded me of that, because of the still waters, and the trees looking like shadows. The “shadow of death” and “fearing no evil” was also played upon in my own poem, in regards to the reference of waiting under the tree without fear of death, not even even from freezing.

        Here’s Psalm 23!

        “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
        He makes me lie down in green pastures.
        He leads me beside still waters.
        He restores my soul.
        He leads me in paths of righteousness
        for his name’s sake.

        Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
        I will fear no evil,
        for you are with me;
        your rod and your staff,
        they comfort me.

        You prepare a table before me
        in the presence of my enemies;
        you anoint my head with oil;
        my cup overflows.
        Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
        all the days of my life,
        and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord


      • Thank you Ryan for sharing that with me.


      • No prob, thank you for sharing the beautiful photos and bringing back fond memories! It’s been awhile since I remembered the connection to Psalm 23 in my poem, even though I think of the poem often!


  4. Reblogged this on The Cut-Throat Clubhouse Online and commented:

    Beautiful Shots by the Lumber River


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