My World Tuesday: Topsmead Park, Litchfield, Connecticut

Saturday found us at Topsmead, a beautiful Connecticut state park in Litchfield, Connecticut. I was at once taken by the expansive views that seemed to embrace the knowable, visible, wide world, and the intimate views--those lovely glimpses of what was in front of me, of what was small and beautiful, of what was everything. Beautiful things that were as tangible as they were mysterious, vibrating with unseen life. A walk in the woods on a May day is all it takes to know that wildflowers are happy beings.

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The light shimmered through and warmed up every living thing. It is a pwreful and strange experience to stand and watch ferns and flowers respond to the sun. To watch bluebirds play. To smell life in the clean air. It's all good. Don't let anybody tell you different.

PS Here is a little video of Topsmead in full bloom.
My World Tuesday

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  1. "It's all good" - I'm a believer, Sandy!!

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  2. So beautiful and peaceful! It's all good - LOVE IT!

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  3. What a refreshing full of gratitude post that was...

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  4. Sandy: What great photos from your trip to the park, nicely shown.

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  5. it was a lovely day.

    these are really great photos Sandy!

    I am glad you were able to get one of the bluebird!

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  6. After hearing you describe it, nobody could ever tell me differently. Awesome work Sandy.

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  7. sandy...sitting/walking, just being in the beauty of the outdoors is heavenly. gorgeous captures...each and every one.
    have a wonderful evening.

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  8. These are all fantastic shots, so beautiful.

    Have a great week
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  9. Awesome, fantastic, gorgeous! Totally took my breath away! Thank you so much for sharing the beauty, Sandy! What a marvelous look and a piece of your world! Have a great weekend!

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  10. Thank you for taking us for a walk in the woods.

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  11. Sandy - Your words and photos do justice to Nature. Your post is quite a tribute!

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  12. All wonderful details, but the little blue bird is the cutest!!

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  13. For a minute I thought my nature reserve had backed it's bags and moved your way. All so gorgeous wide open free spaces.

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  14. Hi Sandy....You have taken some beautiful photos in the park. Looks like a lovely day!
    Cheers,
    Sharon.

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  15. Every one of these are simply glorious shots! I have to say the first one is completely inviting! I can see me under that tree, sitting on a blanket, reading a book and listing to the peace.

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  16. beautiful place to be on a Saturday.

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  17. Anonymous5:27 PM

    What a glorious collection of photos. That is right, it's all good. Thanks for the reminder.

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  18. Beautiful shots! I haven't seen a bluebird around here. Thanks for sharing.
    Spammers - to the moon!

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  19. What a thrilling visit via your photos -- how wonderful to catch the bird just posing for you!

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  20. Thanks for sharing your outing with us! Great pictures.

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  21. Thanks so much for sharing these terrific photos. Love that bluebird!

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  22. What a wonderful walk you took us on Sandy. Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful.

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  23. Lovely Sandy...there is nothing like being outside for a walk, is there?

    Annie

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  24. Anonymous8:02 PM

    If it is as lovely in reality as it is in your photos, it is a magical place indeed.

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  25. Each of these images is spectacular! I have looked at them over and over. The post I just did feels somehow similar to the spirit you took in this weekend.
    Wishing you a lovely week~

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  26. The first image really caught me.

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  27. how beautiful the photos are with your new digital camera. they are so detailed.

    the first and fourth photos are my favorite in this set.

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  28. I see that even the bluebird of happiness was there to enjoy the day!

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  29. You captured some wonderful photos at the park, Sandy. Thanks for the journey

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  30. Anonymous11:20 PM

    Oh yes, I too love spending time watching nature around us. It's very good for the soul, especially for us city folk. How wonderfully rich the bright sunlight makes that bluebird.

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  31. you took beautiful captures! i love the tiny, colorful bird on the 3rd pic.

    My world is here

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  32. Beautiful pictures. I almost feel like I am there myself enjoying it.

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  33. so beautiful.....
    life is good.

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  34. Every photo in your post today looked so beautiful and colourful. It make me so cheerful today. From the flowers to the birds and trees, I am so close to nature. :)

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  35. Splendid sequence of pictures, Sandy! You're right, it's all good, world and nature are magnificent but man often defiles them, in spirit and physically.

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  36. such fresh images!

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  37. The birdie has a nice blue coat! ;D

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  38. Brilliant photos.
    I love them all but when the light shines through the leaves of the plants you are snapping, they look exceptional. The little bird photo is wonderful.
    Great shots!

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  39. An inspiring post and some simply stunning photographs - thanks ever so much for sharing, Sandy!

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  40. Thank you for sharing your beautiful environment with us, Sandy! Your photos are so lovely! Thanks for the visit too!

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  41. What beautiful and peaceful images! Thank you for sharing! And thank you for your visit and comments! Have a geat week!

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  42. Your way of looking at the world is so like mine. I blossom at seeing a dewdrop in the grass shimmering in rainbow colours and stand there in awe struck contemplation. This world is so full of beauty, we just need to open our eyes.
    Thank you for the wonderful visual images as well.

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  43. Boy, these images have brought me the peace I needed today. Thank you for sharing. Hope you are well.

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  44. Beautiful images! I especially love that fern :)

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  45. Fantastic photos. Thanks for sharing your world with us.

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  46. Great shots and words.

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  47. The 4th one was my fave. It was so green and full of life.

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  48. What a picturesque park! Well done.

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  49. I am sure it is and I love that little bluebird pic so sweet

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  50. What a beautiful post. I could almost smell the fragrance of the flowers from the last picture!!

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  51. Beautiful! Beautiful! I love the bluebird! :) We drove through your fine state while on our trip. :) I thought of you!

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  52. What a gorgeous place. I really like that fern image. All great captures.

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  53. Beautiful one and all, love to look at your world!

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  54. Gorgeous clear pictures.

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  55. what a stunning place...both the closeups and the vistas..

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  56. I think I'll have dreams about the delphiniums, zinnias, and hibiscus tonight. The whole place has a European feel to it. Love it!!!

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  57. Beautiful images, Sandy.

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  58. Beautiful photos and words !!!

    Having photography as a hobby, gives you a new perspective on life and what is about you, doesn't it ?

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  59. This is a lovely set of photographs. I specially love the blue bird. What a beautiful world it is.

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  60. What a beautiful peaceful scene Sandy. I especially love the blue bird.

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  61. Anonymous6:45 AM

    Gorgeous! How I would love to see a bluebird. We have red robins, goldfinches,even green cockatoos that have gone wild here in kent. Blue tits that have some blue but nothing like that lovel bird.

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  62. As my sons would say, I'm gobsmacked. Is it the rolling grassy hills leading to woodland fairies or the bluebird sitting royally waiting to have his beauty struck? Is it the cunning flowerlets calling me to lie down in the lushness of the morning? Nah, it's the joy that someone cared about the beauty around them to stop and take time to snap a picture of it! Wonderful, Sandy...but then...so are you!
    Sandi
    ps
    congratulations on making The Post of Day list!!!

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  63. That's the first bluebird I've ever seen in Connecticut. In the 31 years I've lived here!

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  64. Simply gorgeous!!! You are an amazing photographer!!! I am always in awe when I visit your beautiful blog!!!! Congrats on POTD! ~Janine XO

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  65. Great 'feel good' post Sandi and congrats on winning POTD!!

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  66. You could have saved those puffy clouds for friday they are gorgeous. Lovely photos all.

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  67. "Wide World" is definitely the perfect caption for the first one. Your words sound like poetry to me. Congrats on post of the day nomination.

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