May 29 2012

Reunion with Nature

Melissa Crytzer Fry

It probably goes without saying that nature began whispering in my ear at a young age, taunting and teasing and pulling at my imagination.

You might be surprised, however, to learn that we – nature and me – stopped sharing secrets for years. Too many, in fact.

To find out how my move to Arizona’s remote Sonoran Desert resulted in a long-overdue reunion and a creative metamorphosis, read my guest post with Patrick Ross at The Artist’s Road, a 2011-12 Top 10 Blog for Writers. Patrick is a professional storyteller who has returned to an art-committed life, bringing readers creativity and writing insights. I’m thrilled to share my experience with his readers. Thank you, Patrick.

View of May's super moon rising over the desert mountains in front of our home. Click to enlarge.


22 Responses to “Reunion with Nature”

  • avatar Laurie Buchanan Says:

    Heading over to “The Artist’s Road” now.

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  • avatar V.V. Denman Says:

    Love the pic of the super moon. Wow!

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    Melissa Crytzer Fry Reply:

    Gotta give credit where credit is due: Hubby took the super moon shots!

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  • avatar Shary Says:

    Amazing photo and great guest post at The Artist’s Road. I was happy to find you there.

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    Melissa Crytzer Fry Reply:

    As much as I’d like to take credit for the fab super moon photo, it was my dearest husband who captured its magnificence.

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  • avatar Julia Munroe Martin Says:

    Love the moon photo and now off to see your other post! 🙂

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  • avatar Millivers Travels Says:

    Loved your post over at The Artist’s Road – and, you’re right. I *was* surprised to hear that you weren’t always this connected to nature. It’s so obviously in your blood.

    Your super moon photo is incredible!! I love the way it’s still touching the Earth, with one little hillock holding it up like one of those stands for displaying a precious plate.

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  • avatar Girl Parker Says:

    You could SELL that photo — to me for one. =)

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    Melissa Crytzer Fry Reply:

    You’re so funny! I’m not sure the resolution/camera is good enough to blow that puppy up like it would need to be for a “sellable” photo. But I’m glad you liked it; I’ll let hubby know since it was his handiwork — not mine, this time.

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  • avatar Cynthia Robertson Says:

    If you ever got tired with writing (please don’t!) you could easily make a living with your photos. That’s gotta be the best one I’ve seen of the Super Moon.

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    Melissa Crytzer Fry Reply:

    You know, Cynthia, I don’t know a THING about photography. I just look for interesting angles, aim and shoot. I would LOVE to take some classes, though. Thank you for your wonderful compliment!

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  • avatar Suzie Ivy Says:

    I’m heading over now. Love the photo and it wasn’t quite as nice (super moon) in my neck of the woods.

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  • avatar Charlotte Rains Dixon Says:

    Amazing photo! I found you through The Artist’s Road, where I loved reading your guest post.

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    Melissa Crytzer Fry Reply:

    So happy to have met you and connected on Twitter, Charlotte!

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  • avatar Patrick Ross Says:

    Melissa, thanks again for guesting over at The Artist’s Road. Traffic was great, comments were great, the whole thing was great. Did I say it was great? 🙂

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    Melissa Crytzer Fry Reply:

    Thank YOU, Patrick. I had a blast on your site — and your second shout out on Friday’s post seems to have driven even more traffic over to What I Saw. I met some lovely peeps of yours and am now following them. Again, thanks so much. And keep building those villages!

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  • avatar Lena Says:

    Hey Melissa, Came by here from Patrick’s blog. Amazing post there and the header of your blog is soothing to eyes.

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    Melissa Crytzer Fry Reply:

    Oh, Lena, thank you for the kind compliments regarding my guest post. I’m so glad you like the header on my blog; those are all photos I took here in the desert, compiled into a single collage.

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  • avatar Elizabeth Westmark ("Beth") Says:

    I found you via Patrick’s blog, too. He may not realize how much more like a village than an island he is, or at least, if an island, one with a very busy ferry.

    Your supermoon photo is astonishing — makes it look like a round of golden cheese dipped in Irish butter.

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    Melissa Crytzer Fry Reply:

    I agree, Beth, that Patrick is very much a villager. I didn’t realize I wanted to take a bite out of that moon until you described it the way you did. Yum!

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  • avatar Donna Says:

    Your photo took my breath away, Melissa. Gorgeous! Great post on Patrick’s blog.

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    Melissa Reply:

    Oh, Donna, thank you. You’re a doll. Hubby was the taker of that gorgeous moon shot! It’s rare that I let him have the camera, but when he does, what a job he does.

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