Even when something seems too far out of reach, just about impossible, don’t let that stop you from at least going for it. If you do nothing by giving up, you may well have passed up a golden opportunity that would give you something you thought unreachable. That happened to me yesterday. Here I was … Continue reading Do Not Give Up
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 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
Just last week, I “happened” to cross paths with two women while in a forest. Within that conversation, I received an invite to join them and other women every Tuesday to hike in the woods. I noted the time and told them, despite the time slot for the hike which normally would find me taking care … Continue reading The Gift
Today’s tale involves my love affair with a horse. Yes, a horse. Our neighbors went on vacation and asked me to take care of their horse while they were away. Prior to this, I had been going over to the barn and pasture every day with apples and carrots, showing this horse how much she … Continue reading Love Affair
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
Fizzle. Fazzle. Peter out. The big bad snow storm never happened. Warnings were all over the place …. beware! This is a BIG one. I saw some flakes, and kept saying, “Is that all?” So those really cool snow storm pictures I told you I would be taking, are non-existent. Thank you weather forecasters for another brilliant failure. … Continue reading Brilliance With Failure
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!
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
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
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!
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
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
I am always learning. Always. It seemed it was time for me to learn something new in my editing room. I use Photoshop just so you all know. I came across a blog recently that showed two functions in Lightroom that to me were new, camera calibration and radial filter. Knowing Lightroom and Photoshop … Continue reading Learning New
Written for Wendi. Bless you on your journey. Reading the words, “Always the battle of the Spiritual Warrior is with the self. Funding a will though action, yet unattached to outcomes, remaining mindful that all you can do is stay out of your own way and let the Will of Heaven flow through you — these are … Continue reading Unconscious Fear
What are the chances it poured yesterday, the very day I planned on watering all my gardens? In fact, I had a sprinkler on, timer set, as I went upstairs to change from my pj’s into the clothes for the day. By the time I came back downstairs, a matter of about I’d say no … Continue reading Life!
Yesterday I asked Hubby to help me figure out how much total square footage I have in my gardens. Why? The instructions on the fertilizers I plan on turning into the soil this Fall, direct me to put a certain amount in the soil per 100 square feet. Hubby’s eyes came to life after I … Continue reading Math Help
Hubby asked me if I used several images to create this one picture. My answer was no. I couldn’t even if I knew how to, which I don’t. (smile) I was told the composition was exceptional, and to be truthful I was in awe as well. Just this one picture I could look and look … Continue reading Own It!
In December of 1993, at the age of 37, I sustained a serious back injury while working as an RN. The hospital forced me to work for 3 hours before I was relieved of duty. As soon as I could I then had an X-ray taken, which showed a broken bone with a herniated disk … Continue reading Climbing Mt. Everest