Just how smart are cats? What our cats did on Hubby’s birthday blew not only me out of the water in complete awe, but Hubby as well. In fact, it took Hubby a few hours to believe me that I did not set up what you are about to see. Our cats must have held a “family … Continue reading How Smart Are They?
I normally do not show three pictures of the same bird, but there are always exceptions especially when it comes to a bird I’ve been trying to capture for years. A gorgeous male Pileated Woodpecker was spotted almost immediately when I entered the park. Could it really be this easy when I’ve been “hunting” for … Continue reading Gotcha!
Years I complained. Years worth. How I dreaded each Autumn when the leaves would fall so that once again I could see the “junk” that has again collected right next to our property line. This year however, I stopped resisting, accepting what is for what is. The view from my kitchen window went from a … Continue reading Sunday Stillness
For the longest time, a Cooper’s Hawk sat on our tree that is closest to our house. I took pictures of him though our window. I know he knew I was there, yet he patiently allowed me to capture him. What a gorgeous bird of prey! On that very same day, I managed a bit … Continue reading Hawk, Ice, And News
Do your best when you get bothered to be as a duck water flowing off your back so as not to be bothered at all. ~~~~~ When you are broken and a mess there still is great beauty within that chaotic mess that selectively draws order. ~~~~ In the stillness of the moment … Continue reading Sunday’s Shares
I saw something that shocked me to my soul that screamed how very very precious life is, and how at any moment, life can cease. Remember this when you are with family and friends this Holiday Season who may not necessarily be your best buds or who may rub you all wrong. Could you this … Continue reading The Most Precious Gift Of All
I laughed so hard I had tears in my eyes. While at the gym, a young man asked me if I was using the shoulder shrug free-weight machine that I was standing near. He was not joking. I pointed at this machine which had 140 pounds [63.5 kg] of weight on it and asked, “You … Continue reading This, That, And The Other
Looking into the mirror the next day, I was shocked by what I saw. Just one hour being outdoors without any foundation on had put age on my face! NO!!! Aging, at least this part of it, I do not like! My skin has become thin and the cold puts added age onto an already … Continue reading Cold’s Effects
All of life is Sacred yes all! … … as it ebbs and flows within the highs and lows in the receiving and the giving in the crying and the laughing for it is when we fly high we rejoice to be alive and when we fall low it is there … Continue reading Sacred
Let me just say, supplements, superfoods, organic whole foods, and exercise pay off! And hugely! Not once but thrice + 1, someone has of late either commented on how I seem to be getting younger, or something was said that indicated I am not a “ma’am”. For those of you who are not familiar with … Continue reading Not Once But Thrice + 1
To know what love is what love isn’t has to be experienced first and then and only then real love becomes known to the heart. ~~~~ I get super nervous photographing people as I feel it is an invasion of privacy. If I do take human pictures it mostly is from the back or in … Continue reading To Know
Just the other day I decided to go to Chestnut Ridge Park, camera in tow, with hope I’d hit the peak Fall colors. I wasn’t in tiptop form that day, yet I insisted on going. Deciding to leave my fanny pack with my water bottle in the car, and only carrying one camera body, I … Continue reading Creating Possible
In leaning in close to encourage another it’s as though Heaven itself conjoins with Earth. ~~~~ Every other year since I have been blogging, I would literally run after the colors seen in Fall. Hundreds if not thousands of pictures have been taken in past years. There is something about Fall that is so … Continue reading Encouragement
If our brain is a part of who we are inclusive of our thoughts, then “who” is the awareness, the invisible voice, who not only interprets our thoughts but discusses them with us as well? Hmmmmm … About this image — This is the first landscape image you have seen taken with my Canon EOS … Continue reading Thoughts Of A Thinker
With camera in hand, I went to Reintstein Park. To my astounded eyes, the colors that are showing now, are some of the brightest I think I’ve ever seen! I think from all the rain we had this year, this year’s Exhibition of Color is going to be phenomenal. As it is, what I found … Continue reading A Walk In The Park
If you don’t know French, the title says, “Gardens are finished!”. Finally! OH. MY. HEAVENS! Finally! The final tally is in! I used a total of 90 pounds (40.8 kg.) of fertilizer. I am so proud of myself for accomplishing what I did do combined with my everyday schedule that comprises my life. There were … Continue reading Les Jardins Sont Finis!
Friends, I am getting there. I’ve gone through 72 pounds (32.66 kg) of fertilizer so far. To give you an idea of what I’ve done, I followed the “per plant” directions which state for each established plant, work 1 cup of fertilizer into soil around drip line. To go one step further, I weighed that … Continue reading Getting There!
For a little while, I plan on being quiet as in not here. The time has come for me to close up my gardens and due to all else in my life, it is going slowly. I’ve had to temporarily say no to gym and to blogging. Presently I’m fighting to assist my back and … Continue reading Temporary Quiet
For about a week, my sister and I had been playing phone tag. Very unusual for us because we do our darnedest to return voice messages with a prompt phone call. We speak on a [gasp] landline phone, not a cell. My sister normally doesn’t turn her cell on so any texts I sent I … Continue reading Bungled Bombshell
Do any of us perceive what the future holds? No. Thus, live this day as though your last. Cease the grouching and smile instead. Why would you want to spend perhaps your very last day with a frown and a curse when you could very well have a wide smile upon your … Continue reading Life Is A Gift
Today I will show you how I went from an original image to the final edit when I used Photoshop and a program called Topaz Studio. You can see for yourself what I see as I go along with my editing process. I won’t be showing all the steps or what I used in each … Continue reading Experiment
Cookie, Whispers, Rusty Hanging out watching birdies and Mr. Chipmunk ~~~~~ My story for the day: Yesterday while at our Vet’s office, Hubby pulled out of the thin blue air something that had my head swiveling from him to our Vet. As she was taking acupuncture needles out of her case for Doodles’ acupuncture treatment, … Continue reading Meet The Family
Here we are once more on the Cusp of Autumn … An early Harvest Moon Heavier darker cloud cover The Tourists gathering to leave Leaving behind businesses silent and still (Sassy saying, “Mom! The thought of cold makes me want to sleep!”) (Jersey saying, “What do you mean I … Continue reading Signs Of The Times
Those who do not show kindness to others do not show gentleness to themselves. Those who do not show encouragement to others do not show support to themselves. Those who show anger to others show vexation to themselves. Those who show ridicule to others do not show high self-esteem to themselves. … Continue reading Smoky Mirror