In order for the hidden dark to be both diagnosed and assessed the Divine Knife plunges to incise and to sunder surgically excising a Way for Light to infiltrate making possible cauterization of the long forgotten dis-ease destructively devised in long ago past and unconsciously for decades existing, a monster of epic proportions … Continue reading Transcendental
Mother, your frozen tears as they appear mourning the loss of such a Loved One this side of the Veil, mirror mine in blustery gale ~~~~ Barely I stand yet with You I can rescue myself from off the floor to once again stand tall despite the truth unprecedented hardships did fall ~~~~~~~ … Continue reading Ode To Mother
I was on red alert for weeks. I knew something was wrong. I just didn’t know what. I became super vigilant as I observed, wracking my brains as I did so in an attempt to figure things out so I could help him. He was comfort purring. He was craving heat, laying by the heat … Continue reading Mr. Security
Not too long ago, I walked away from my cellphone. Hubby converted our wireless in our home to hardwire ethernet and I could no longer use my cellphone except via DATA. Research shows the health risks of using wireless and cellphones outweigh their convenience. So now, I use my cellphone only for texting purposes (few … Continue reading Functionalism Versus Gentleness
Pulling the trash bin out from under the kitchen sink, Hubby asked, “What are your winter gloves doing in the kitchen trash?” I answered, “Cuz they stink and the garbage is where they belong.” After years of plunging those gloves (with my hands in them) in Cherish the horse’s 5 gallon water bucket to … Continue reading Trash Is Trash
For my entire life, I wrestled with depression. I feared it, yes, you could say even hated it. I use the “hate” word very infrequently, yet in this case, it suffices to say, that is exactly how I felt. A day dawned where I clearly “saw” how I was at war with depression. With my … Continue reading Nemesis Farewell
When is the last time you went sledding? Or for that matter danced? I danced last evening to the amusement of Mr. Rusty Cat. Oh how I giggled when I saw the expression on his face. I’ve been having so much fun lately I feel as if I have returned to my childhood. Cool beans! … Continue reading Silent Sunday
There I was, at ease, lying in the dental hygienist’s chair. That should have been my first red flag. I was at ease. I was comfortable, conversation and laughs flowing back and forth between me and the dental hygienist who is a sweetheart. The more she said how funny I was, the more laughs we … Continue reading Oopsie
Yesterday I ran an errand. Hubby who usually runs the errands has been strictly engaged with DataCad for more time then I care to admit. He is drawing blueprints so that he can accurately install a new sump pump and back-up system. That means I’ve been doing some of the errands so he can continue … Continue reading Snowscapes
Bella was wandering the halls yesterday when she whispered to me, “Mom, forget about the snowstorm and take some pictures of anything.” So, that is exactly what I did do. I attached my macro lens on my camera and went “hunting for treasure”. I haven’t been here much lately. There have been some reasons why. … Continue reading Sunday Macro
Before completing a job that requires faultless precision, it would be wise to make sure everything is in perfect working order before you begin to achieve what you have set out to do. ~~~~ Picture is a Red Tail Hawk. This bird recently has been the “ham” of one of the parks I frequent, allowing photographers … Continue reading Check First
Before I get to my short story today I just want to take a wee moment to show you what happens when my auto focus locks in on the wrong tree and my shutter button finger (oops) jumps the gun. Sure enough I got natta. 😂 I never did get the Downy Woodpecker I was attempting to … Continue reading Yes Some Do Stay
Yesterday our electricity went out just as I was ready to clean our bathrooms. Instead of moaning, I opened a book to pass the time until the electricity came back on. One hour passed. That is when I jumped up off the couch ready for action just not willing to wait any longer. I retrieved … Continue reading You’ve Got This!
It would behoove you to know the appropriate time when to broach a “touchy” subject. ~~~~~~ *Cuddles – 14-year old aka Mr. Security in this house* With someone of a shy demeanor direct eye contact takes some time to achieve. ~~~~~ *Meaghan – 12-years old biological sister of Maxie’s* No matter your age … Continue reading Fur Morsels
Are you willing to step off the busy wheel to slowly and gently reflect what 2018 meant to you? ~~~~ Did you meet your goals, your dreams or did you miss the mark and not even see how your dreams were lined up ready to be? ~~~~ Did you lay down any new … Continue reading 2018 Reflections
I will be taking some time off from WP, or at least that is what I “feel” I will be doing. I don’t even know if that will hold true. This Heart of mine can turn around without prior notice to tell me to come back here. We’ll see. For now, however, I am putting … Continue reading Message of Love
When a photographer is out in the field, she must think on how best to shoot. My number one influence is light. Then I consider what I plan on shooting. Combining those two situations, I then proceed on how best to shoot. I recently viewed a short video by Scott Kelby, a well known … Continue reading When A Photographer
*IF you scroll through each image slowly, you will see figures and “other”.* What a surprise the sun came out! So like a flash with camera as clout out the door I flew, hi ho! Grabbing a blanket to lay down on snow quick likity split I began to … Continue reading Dazzle Diamonds
Putting off for another day what could possibly be done today only produces a prison of sorts, (wouldn’t you agree?) … preventing us from moving in any direction which virtually gets us stuck in frozenality. Life is short and goes by fast and yet we all procrastinate at times but if we … Continue reading Procrastination
Now of course being I am only a mere human and therefore not nearly as intelligent as a Pileated Woodpecker, never saw it coming. I, the fumbling, heart in my throat, shaky photographer grappling below as this bird watched, managed to remove one lens to put on my big and very heavy 100-400mm lens. I … Continue reading Drats!
Sometimes when it feels as though the world is upon your shoulders know the openings will come where burdens are left behind. ~~~~~ Sometimes it’s as though you stand alone yet if you take time to look around a circle of support is clearly seen and a willing shoulder to lean on is close … Continue reading Sometimes
Sometimes in order for a photographer to remain sharp she must challenge herself which requires a good eye, at times overcoming a hostile environment, seeing art, a steady hand, and pushing beyond her “known” boundaries. Sometimes a photographer is willing to subject herself with discomfort and hardship all for … Continue reading Crystal Clarity
When you Love someone with Body, Heart, and Soul you care for that Loved One when that One can no longer care for himself praying as you do you stay standing beyond exhaustion you remain healthy despite great weight loss and you are able to finish right to … Continue reading Above And Beyond
Saying the words I am sorry for causing someone harm those words you stand upon … that is not a lie ~~~~~ That may mean not much to some but in the world where I come from those Sacred words hold Gold and Truth … that is not a lie ~~~~ We all at … Continue reading A Lie Or Not?