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Author’s Note


Every person goes through various seasons in life.

We journey through good and bad times, through light showers and thunderstorms, sunshine and shadow, laughter and tears. We walk through dark valleys of grief on the loss of loved ones, times of betrayal and broken relationships, and struggles and challenges. Sometimes one season’s pain destroys the joy of all the rest. Other times, we lose our way, or stumble and fall. On lucky days we discover rainbows and bright new horizons. I learned not to judge life by one difficult season.

My journey has taken me through all those seasons with their characteristic weather, signature and landscapes.

Always I draw strength from the assurance that I am guided and that my God is at work in all my life’s voyages. He has taught me to grow at every bend moving me to develop the finest within.

Thus I hope, I collect thoughts and memories, and I write.



Cynthia Ann K. Alfonso

71 comments on “About”

  1. Thank you. Keep writing, too. A blessed day.

  2. I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. There are no rules or restrictions for this award and whether or not you choose to accept it, you deserve it. Here’s my post about it: http://sheilahurst.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/blog-awards-lovely-abc-and-hugs/

    • hi Sheila! This is such a lovely surprise you’ve given me as i opened my blog after a half month getaway vacation from my PC,work,family and pets. Thank you so much for this One Lovely Blog Award nomination. I feel more inspired than ever to write and share and more.

  3. You have a gorgeous blog, Cynthia, and what you said here is true–“seasons” of life. I had to get older and wiser before I truly appreciated that! I’m most glad that you know God is with you, guiding you–without Him, the seasons and the journey can be unbearable. With Him, it’s indescribably, deeply good and wonderful! God bless you abundantly today, and always. And thank you for visiting at my blog–let’s stay in touch!

    • Thank you again Caddo for that load of appreciation, I’m a gardener first and a landscape artist by heart before i’m a poet that’s where i get my inspiration in creativity–the beauty and splendor of the changing seasons of life and the steadfastness of God’s love.

    • Oh thank you for dropping by and suggesting an award. I feel happy when readers appreciate my natures’ stuff and enjoy the poems and pictures i post. But an award is something else any one would be delighted in, thank you 🙂

  4. Thank you for visiting my blog: http://poetryphotosandmusingsohmy.wordpress.com. I am glad you liked the poem, Not Guilty. Perhaps you will visit again sometime. You can also check out my other blog: http://foundinfrance.wordpress.com.

    I have enjoyed visiting your site.


  5. Thanks for visiting my blog. 🙂

  6. Hi Cynthia,

    I have tagged you in the Commenter Award, so please visit me for more info (when you have time): http://lscotthoughts.com/2012/04/01/commenter-award/. xo

  7. […] Versatile Blogger Award. The nominator was Cynthia Ann Katon-Alfonso, author of the lovely blog Seasons and Impressions. She specialises in photos and poetry. Do visit her blog and enjoy its […]

  8. Hi Cynthia Ann, I’m not sure if you will have had this as it went onto my blog.

    Thank you so much for nominating me. I’m honoured and thrilled, also amazed – I never thought of myself as an award person. I shall have to follow the rest of the rules later today, but I couldn’t wait to thank you.
    Also thank you for all your work on your lovely blog. I enjoy your pictures and poems whenever I look at them.

  9. Cynthia
    I do cook an awful lot. I have not written in that section of my blog for quite awhile.
    Maybe I should take it up again.
    Thanks for following the blog, I hope you enjoy the work.

  10. I love the picture at the top, here. It’s beautiful. You take lovely pictures to accompany your posts! Nature is so beautiful.

  11. I really enjoy your blog, your poems and the beautiful images you post.
    And thank you for having a look at my blog and taking an interest in it. I so much appreciate it. Thank you.
    Blessings and greetings from Hungary.

  12. Your Poetry and your images are wonderful-

  13. As you will see from a click to http://bennaga.wordpress.com/2012/04/22/spring-cleaning/ you are included in my list of “recommended sites”. You are invited to accept any of the Awards offered here which you are not currently in receipt of. Should you have them all already I can only add to that fact by saying how much I enjoy your writings and honour their author.

    – Ben

    • Thank you Ben for honoring me, and including me in your list of recommended sites, I feel grateful also for choosing me as a worthy recipient of the above mentioned awards, which I shall follow up soon.

  14. Hi Cynthia Ann, You’ve come up as one of the frequent commenters on my blog, so I’ve tagged you to receive a second helping of Commenter Award. I think that since you’ve already fulfilled the rules, you don’t need to do anything this time around. I just want to take this opportunity to thank you for all your comments. I really appreciate them.

  15. Just letting you know I’ve passed the One Lovely Blog award on to you! Here’s the post

  16. You are Beautiful and Versatile and most especially You Are Loved my dearest friend… Please accept my gift for you here: http://allaboutlemon.com/2012/05/27/all-about-lemon-is-beautiful-and-versatile-yay-toothsome-and-you-are-loved/
    Thanks so much!

  17. Hi! Check out my latest post. I just nominated you for A Lovely Blog award and Very Inspiring Blogger award 🙂

  18. such a beautiful way to look at life 🙂 i’m grateful everyday for every season. the harsh, stormy seasons shape me, strengthen me and show me how beautiful the world can be. i love to learn and to grow and by living through every season in life i’ve grown and developed into a woman with character, will, and energy all of which are tools that guide me through each season. thanks so much for sharing your philosophy and creativity

    • We all are endowed with this gift of creativity, and I can see that you are thriving and blossoming well into your passage in various seasons of your life. I wish you you all the best as you discover more of it!

  19. Hey Cynthia, I’m so glad I came across this blog for a person like me, who’s very much into writing poems (although still an amateur). I hope I would be getting a good help from you in my work’s improvisation! I’ve found your writing pretty interesting and very much relatable. I will surely be following your work for more, hoping the same from you! 🙂


    • Thank you, Rohan for liking and following my blog post, am glad too that you could relate to my writing style. There is more to writing in this blogging community as you will soon find out. I wish you all the best!

  20. Surely, I would be exploring this blogging world and your blog too! Thank you so much! 🙂

  21. Hi Cynthia Ann, I’ve tagged you and your lovely blog for an award. For details follow http://eamharris.com/2012/06/27/mrs-sparklys-ten-commandments-award-nominations/

  22. Hi Cynthia, I am stunned that I haven’t visited your “about” page, so please accept my apologies! I want to thank you for following me and honestly, I thought you already were! But, now that I’m behind all the time, it’s easy to get confused! Anyway, you are a beautiful soul and writer and I’m so happy to have “met” you and become sisters in this blogland~Hugs and blessings to you always, Lauren xx

    • Thank you, Lauren, we could all get lost in the rudiments of WordPress blogging, I found this out a couple of months after I joined this blogging community of ours, learning by trial and error. Yes, I share in the joy of discovery of both the poems and the poets, and I could say I’m blessed by your friendship! Hugs and blessings to you,too.

  23. Cynthia, tonight i nominated you for the 2012 BLog of the Year award, it is posted at my blog site and the short link is wp.me.pijKxA-29J. You are always so deserving my sister, and it gives me a special joy to share it with you. Much love to you Cynthia. You are always in my heart’s prayers! God bless!

    • Thank you, Wendell! I feel so greatly honored, and happy for the nomination, and really blessed by your friendship. Thank you also for the prayers of blessings, and for boosting up my spirit through your poetry. Big hugs to you!

  24. I have nominated you for an award.. check it out for more details here. 🙂

  25. Merci pour le fait d’ajouter!!! d–0.o–b Ciao!

  26. Hello, Cynthia, thanks for following my poetry blog 🙂

  27. Hi Cynthia. Thanks for following my blog and liking my posts. Keep visiting and sharing your thoughts on my words.

    I love your space here. Keep inspiring!!

  28. its no accident that i was brought here … i immediately followed you because not only are you a “kababayan”, but i have enjoyed reading what i have seen so far … looking forward to discovering the seasons of your life in both celebration and hopeful defeat — blessings, April

  29. “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
    ― Albert Camus

  30. I see that you have remembered the voice of the graceful spirit,
    that quietly whispers in the winds of the wilderness.
    That breeze of stillness that’s always stirring those wildflowers,
    growing in the springtime garden in your hearts temple,
    and written on those walls are the acknowledgements of the precious gift that you are.

    My gratitude and blessings to you Cynthia Ann.

    • Thank you, Christopher, for your poetry of blessing! Yes, we are all precious gifts to each other, like tiny little seeds that need nourishment as prelude to growth and blooming.
      Many blessings, likewise, and more!

  31. Cynthia:
    What a lovely testimony and photos – your blog is inspiring! Thank you for the follow, please visit often.
    Bless you ~Zoey & Tapestry Treasures Team

  32. Thank you, Cynthia, on behalf of Daylight Tune Ministry to like our poetry. May our poetry bless your hearts and minds 🙂

  33. My apology for a late response as I’ve just resumed blogging after a long break. Yes, I shall be visiting and liking your posts as well as others, too.
    Cheers to blogging friendship! : )

  34. Are go gone? Sad. I miss you, Cynthia.

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