Wednesday, August 21, 2013

At the water's edge



of the earth and mind

                                                                                                                                           ©Marcy Pivin

Monday, August 19, 2013

Summer Cathedral

I walk without flinching 
through the burning cathedral of the summer.
My bank of wild grass is majestic and full of music.
It is a fire that solitude presses against my lips.
~Violette Leduc

                                                                                                                                  © Marcy Pivin

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Clarksville, Missouri - Sunflower Days

Keep your face to the sunshine 
and you cannot see the shadow.
It's what sunflowers do.
~Helen Keller

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Reflections and Choices

                                                                                                                               ©Marcy Pivin

Friday, August 2, 2013

Spinning Round and Round


A N D 

Like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel
Within a wheel
Never ending or beginning
On an ever spinning reel

©Marcy Pivin Photography

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Father and Daughter - Carnival Fun

                                                                                                © Marcy Pivin Photography

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Roses and Friends

A single rose can be my garden...
a single friend, my world.
     ~Leo Buscaglia

Monday, June 10, 2013

Be Yourself

Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell.
     ~Bill Copeland

Thursday, June 6, 2013


It takes a very long time to become young.
                                                                  Pablo Picasso

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The healing power of Spring

                                                                                                                          ©  Marcy Pivin 2013

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Change of View

I needed to clear my mind,
so I stepped outside with my camera.

I needed to focus.

I needed to zoom in... and zoom out.

I needed to see through different lenses.

I needed to see the changes.

I needed to see the beauty in change.

I have a milestone birthday this week but it isn't 50 years of life that has me seeing with different eyes.  I am trying to see and understand the changes that are happening in my mother's life.  
She is 91 and she is tired, tired of the long days, tired of the seasons, tired of the decisions...just plain tired. 

We are moving her to an assisted living home this week.  It's time for change.

There is beauty in change... 
I just need to change my view, my perspective... 
and see the beauty, 
her beauty.

Thank you mom, for my life, for you as my mother, as I celebrate 50 years of life... and living... and loving... and changing... 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Panting Iguana

                                                                                                                                    © 2012 Marcy Pivin

While at the St. Charles County Fair,
I stopped by the Exotic Petting Zoo.

I was greeted by this charming reptile.

If the iguana's panting - it's too hot!!!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Shining Light

Just as our eyes need light in order to see,
our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
Napolean Hill

                                                                                              ©2012  Marcy Pivin          

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Transitions... hospice volunteering

..........T R A N S I T I O N S..........

I have the privilege of visiting a woman who is living in the 4th year of her 9th decade.  
She is in the end stage of her life on earth.  
During our visit this week she told me, 
"They said I'm going to die, but I don't know when - nobody knows when." 
We don't know "when". 
But,  just as we anticipate and prepare for life to begin on this earth through a pregnancy -
 this end of life process is the body preparing itself for the transition out of this earthly world.  
I'm honored that she has allowed me to share of part of this time with her.

We carried on with our weekly visit and she continued telling stories of her life...
weaving the present and past to form a perfect picture of her here and now.  
 I listened raptly, hearing what she spoke and feeling what she meant.

My last question to her was, "Is there anything else you need?"

"Yes," she replied, "please bring more suitcases.  I'm ready to go home."

Yes, she's ready, she's transitioning, and I'm part of her journey.

Thank you, sweet lady.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Summer Time

  What is one to say about June,
the time of perfect young summer,
the fulfillment of the promise of earlier months,
and with as yet no sign to remind one
that its fresh young beauty
will ever fade.
~author unknown

Sunday - June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day to all fathers present with us 
and those we hold close in our hearts and memories!

(Love and miss you Dad!!!)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Oh What a Beautiful Morning

I'm back home after a week and a half of traveling.
I started my day early and this is what I saw.

I was treated to a beautiful rainbow!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse 

The moon lining up between the Earth and the sun.
It look like a crescent moon, but it's really an eclipse!

Ocean Beach California - May 20, 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012

Monochrome Rose

A single rose can be my garden...a single friend, my world. 
~Leo Buscaglia

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Beautifying the Deck

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
~William Shakespeare

Thursday, April 26, 2012

St. Louis from the air

I tagged along on short trip with my husband. 
 We flew back to St. Louis mid afternoon and I grabbed my little handheld camera and captured this shot.  

I just love our city!!

Monday, April 9, 2012


Welcome back to my blog. 
I took the days of Lent off and am ready to start posting again!

This photo entitled “Peace” was taken at 
Folly Beach, South Carolina 
at sunrise a few weeks ago.  
I enjoyed arising before the world was awake 
and savoring the quiet, morning light.  

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sunset on the seashore

The sea,
once it casts its spell,
holds one in its net of wonder forever.
Jacques Yves Cousteau

Day 198

Friday, February 10, 2012

Miramar Beach

It's cool today in Northern Florida but I'm headed out to the white sandy beach that meets the emerald waters of the salty gulf water. This is the view from our 4th floor balcony - beautiful, especially for someone who is used to cold, gray February days,

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