On Wings of Thought

In the middle of the night
on a mental flight
with no luggage or tickets,
I’m traveling light
on warm wings of thought
flying to a distant land
where sunlit flowers,
beautiful ocean water
and stretches of sand
invite my wandering soul
to spend some time
beyond the reach of winter’s hand.    ~ms

Mary-KauaiAll photos taken on the islands of Kauai and Oahu, except (of course) the snow photo which I took here in Virginia. 

About Mary Strong-Spaid

You can find me any time wandering around in my own mind gathering thoughts.
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44 Responses to On Wings of Thought

  1. Gorgeous, peaceful shots! Thank you for sharing…


  2. Diane C says:

    What are those yellow flowers? I love the colour!


  3. e says:

    Thank you for this warmth, I am sooooo sick of Winter!!!!!!



  4. Mary…I love when you are mentally traveling light…those days are the best, when we are not traveling with burdens♥


  5. Lynda says:

    My mother took my sister and I to Kauai. It was so wonderful and restful! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and photographs today, Mary.


  6. soonie2 says:

    Oh, I so needed to see these sunny photos! Beautiful! No offense but I’m going to ignore that snowy photo! (;


    • I agree with you. It’s kind of depressing, these cold grey days.
      My children grew up in Hawaii., and I remember their reaction the first time we came back to visit relatives in Maryland…in the winter.
      My daughter said, “I hate this place. It’s cold and all of the trees are dead. Everything is dead.”
      I replied, “Oh no. The trees aren’t dead. All of the leaves will come back in the Spring, when it gets warm—-in about 3 months from now.
      She looked around at all of the trees, and then she looked at me, shook here head and said (sarcastically): “Oh sure mom. Why are you lying to me!”
      If you have never seen the seasons before, it is extremely hard to believe that miles and miles of “dead” trees are not dead!


  7. Anonymous says:

    Hawaii……yum……use to live there, so loved the shot by the ocean…..aloha and thanks for the pics!


    • Me too…I lived there for a total of 11 years.
      Loved it. I even took a class in the Hawaiian language.
      The language is as spiritual as the islands.
      The word aloha actually means: Alo (presence) — Ha (breath).
      May breath be with you always. Breathe! Live! Aloha!
      In my mind, I will always call Hawaii home.


  8. nutsfortreasure says:

    Beautiful and if you want more snow head north lol we they say will get slammed 🙂


  9. ajaytao2010 says:

    Beautiful Pictures Mary and also yours


  10. Rhino House says:

    Loved the contrast.


  11. Kavita Joshi says:

    I just came back from Hawaii..amazing place


  12. Jackie says:

    Wonderful poetry and imagery! 😀


  13. Hi Mary, Thank You so much for the likes and your support. It’s a pleasure to have met you. We hope to see you again.


  14. Kerry Kosky says:

    I love how you use so many photos!!! I will be checking back often.


  15. lautal says:

    Nice set of pictures to this poem.


    • Thanks for writing. It’s snowing outside right now. Once again imagining that I am sitting on a piece of driftwood in the warm sun….on the island of Kauai. I just went outside to brush the heavy snow from the river birch trees that are bending to the ground. Now I am really cold. Time for tea. 🙂


  16. Very lovely work! I really enjoyed it, and the photos are excellent.


  17. janethilton says:

    Simply lovely! Your words and photos meld together perfectly!


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