Life is a classroom. This is where we learn lessons that are presented to us within our lives. If we do not learn them the first time around, which is the case for most of us, they will be presented again sometime in our future. Presently it seems I’m working on self-respect more then … Continue reading Maturing Self-Respect
Two days ago it was sunny yet still quite chilly. The winds have been blowing as Spring anchors Herself while giving Winter due notice Her time to be here has come. Move over, Winter! My Crocuses this year are stunning! I added fertilizer last Fall and what a difference it is making! I’ll keep the … Continue reading Spring’s First Act
I must have asked the right question for within one hour of that question answers began to rapidly come in. As I was feeding Rusty yesterday morning, who hasn’t been eating the brand of food I’ve been feeding our cats, in my mind the words went something like this, “Rusty is only 8 years old. … Continue reading BIG Change
I knew it! Signs of Spring have arrived. Even though I froze my betooties off yesterday crawling on the ground while the winds [COLD!] blew, I captured the first colors in my gardens. Something odd is happening this year. Normally there is a growing order with my flowers. First my Crocuses come up, then my … Continue reading Spring Is Springing!
I thank the few of you who voted in my three polls found within my last post from “Three”. Below you can find those results if you are interested. If not, just skip down to part 2 of this post. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Would you have attempted a conversation with this woman (with the lavender hair)? Yes … Continue reading Tallies, Birds, and Scapes
I’ve had some unique conversations lately. One was with a young woman with lavender-colored hair. I could have chosen not to start a conversation because of her “odd hair color”, or I could have complimented her on her hair and see if a conversation developed. I chose option two. A very pleasant conversation ensued, one … Continue reading Three
There are times in life when what you dream of what you strive for seems so far out of reach no matter what you do. How do you get from here to there when everything in your Mind’s Eye seems to exist in another world one whose passage is so unclear? And then … Continue reading Life’s Irony
It being Wednesday and all, this post will be brief. Mid-week. Almost Friday. Hump day. Let’s celebrate this day with pictures of ice which I played with in the editing rooms. I do believe you will come away from this post with a new respect for ice. (smile) Angels’ Wings Rods and Dollops … Continue reading Wednesday’s Ice
Let’s start this week on the lighter side of life, shall we? To do this we have to revisit last September to help us. So, let’s do this! Hmmmm ….. what the … ? Dance. Oh yeah! Sing. Join me! Spread those wings! Drooling with infatuation over you. May this … Continue reading Monday’s Smiles
Zippity-do-da! Snow! Perhaps just a little, but this was my chance to at least attempt to bring some snowscapes to you. But where to go, I asked? Hmmmm ….. I thought some and then I knew. It was cold the day I went out with my cameras. Very. So with care I dressed ensuring I … Continue reading YES!
My “intentions” for the first of the New Year, fell short. Did I pout? Did I complain? No. I had wanted to go out with my cameras. However, the weather did not cooperate leaving yesterday with a very heavy cloud cover. The light was good grief awful to even think to photograph in. Grey. All … Continue reading Creative Contemplation
Santa was very very good to me this year. I have for the first time a professional Canon speedlite. I opened the manual to peruse the contents and my eyes crossed. Hubby laughed at me as I struggled to comprehend the basics and how to attach this light to my camera. He told me he … Continue reading Lite Memories
Wishing from this Miracle of a home, a Merry Christmas to you and your Loved Ones. May all of you experience the Wonder of Miracles and Love in a very special way. I will not be blogging. I am spending precious time with my family. Comments also will be closed. This Christmas is probably the … Continue reading Merry Christmas
What did the woodpecker say to the tree? “Thank you for giving me a wee bit of your life force cuz I’m free- zing as I hug you to me!” ~~~ Yes, it has been cold here. The day I took a picture of this Red-Bellied Woodpecker though our dining room window, he actually looked … Continue reading Nature Speaks
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
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
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
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
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!
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