Welcome, my name is Sylvia and I am a graphic designer writing from the beautiful city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This blog features some of my photography, poetic ramblings and the beautiful photos that my son Wolfgang, my daughter Guinevere and my husband Philip (spanishwoods header photo) have taken. Share my thoughts—come into the woods with me…

by Wolfgang Stearns
by Wolfgang Stearns

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  1. Your blog is a breath of fresh air waiting to be inhaled. Thank you for liking my post thereby allowing me to discover this treasure trove of poetry and images.

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  2. Hi spanishwoods,
    I’m joining your journey and I’m really looking forward to the ride of emotions.
    Thank you for following my photography blog: http://throughharoldslens.com. I hope you enjoy your journey.
    To launch your travels, find a Country or find a Genre, “click” and jump aboard. Or, here’s a few “Quick Links” to some of my favorites, from over 300 posts, on Through Harold’s Lens:
    “Shaken! Not Stirred”(Sweden)
    “Maiden Mild” (Poland)
    “Where Spirits Soar” (Chile)
    On behalf of the entire Creative Team at Through Harold’s Lens, my trusty sidekicks, Mr. Mirrorless Sony, Mr. SLR Nikon, his brother Mr. Pen Pal and myself, we wish you fun and safe travels.



  3. Hello Sylvia,
    The photos featured from both you and your son are absolutely breathtaking. I really enjoy the poems that accompany each post and I would love to learn more about your process. Do you typically write your poems in response to a photo you’ve taken or do you sometimes have the words already in mind and go out shooting for a photo to fit the poetry? I am very pleased that you stumbled across my own work so I can in turn follow your posts. Keep up the great work!


    1. Eleyes, thank you for stopping by spanishwoods. The answer to your question is that I do both. There are times that words come into my mind and I match a photo to the words. Often when I see a photo that my son has taken, I will write to that particular photo. So it just depends on how the wind blows. Thanks so much for your encouragement.


    1. John, you’re so kind to check on me. I’ll be having major surgery the first week of November and so I’ve been preoccupied with health issues, but all will be well. How are you and your family? I do hope you’re well and safe during these science fiction times. Thank you for reaching out my friend.

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      1. Your so welcome, Sylvia. I hope and pray your surgery will go well! Be well very soon.

        I am doing great, as are my family back in Michigan. It’s so difficult though, I haven’t been able to make my usual two trip home this summer. Still, it could be worse.

        Here’s a big hug from a far away desert for you my friend! 🙏🏻😊🌹


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