One for sorrow, two for bliss—Three for serpent’s mournful hiss. Four for treasure, five for tricks—Six for the rose that pulls and pricks. Seven in the garden, eight in the sea—Nine for the nine that […]
To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art. François de la Rochefoucauld It’s National Strawberry Day here in the States! I accidentally stumbled on this fact last night, so I searched […]
Everything looks so different when the light starts to shine.
The authentic self is the soul made visible…
The worst cliques are those which consist of one man.George Bernard Shaw
What a wonderful day it is!
First things first. I got my hands on some new filters for Photoshop (thanks to a fellow blogger). Now that my options have increased… so have my ideas. This is going to be a great week!
On a beautiful day, as I scout the land… I keep one eye open, my lens in my hand. I look down, I look up, and then what do I see? A beautiful creature… who is prospecting ME!
Little blueberry blossoms, like tiny church bells… shining in their glory.
Forever & Ever Amen I’m interrupting the Alphabet Game for a little abstract fun. A big thank you to Brashley Photography for the challenge, and for the extremely useful instructions on “How to Twirl in […]
Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.Shannon Alder
Spotted on the Beach. Always grateful to have these watchful eyes around. I thought I’d get on board with this one for One Word Sunday: Profile Peace & Love!
“The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words all being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.” Vladimir Nabokov
Looking at your past is not a bad thing. Not to brood over it, but to cherish fond memories; see what you’ve done right (and wrong); and to learn from your past mistakes. When you take it all in and reflect, you figure out what’s worth repeating, what you should do differently next time, and—more importantly—what you should never do again.
It’s been REALLY hot this week. I’ve been spending my time inside, trying to stay cool—and thinking of ways to be creative.
I went through my archives, looking for ways to use old images in new ways. I stumbled on an old family photograph, and I couldn’t help but notice that the whole clan was wearing sneakers.
The poetry of earth is never dead. On the Grasshopper and Cricket by John Keats After the vibrant colors in last night’s image, I woke up feeling rested and ready to tackle a black & […]
If you see with innocent eyes, everything is divine. —Federico Fellini— A photograph of our cat, Gypsy, for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Black. If it wasn’t for her eyes, we might not be able to see […]
Flowers are the music of the ground
From earth’s lips spoken without sound;
Flowers are as music, silent, deep
Oxlyps, marigolds, music men keep
In pots and vases, beds and jars
Music as though they were bundles of stars!
Excerpt from Flowers, by Edwin Curran
Zen-like harmonies Merge with splashes of chaos Life flows in rhythm RDP Monday: Flow Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: Zen & Chaos
Be sure and put your feet in the right place… and then stand firm.
That’s a great quote for me today. I’m beginning to realize that sometimes “self-learning” doesn’t really teach me anything. Well, it does but it doesn’t.
If our shoes could talk, what a story they would tell. RDP Wednesday: Shoe
“Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.”
—Saint Augustine of Hippo—
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.”
—Henry David Thoreau—
Yesterday is ashes; tomorrow wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly.
—Old Eskimo proverb—
Give it all a rest
Cast your cares out to the sea
Find your inner peace
Word of the Day Challenge: Spray
Hearts restored by your embrace
Like a mother’s love
What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it’s supposed to be.
I’ve been thinking a lot. That’s what happens when I have time on my hands (did I just say that in an earlier post?). What I’ve noticed lately is that—in certain areas—I’m a bit of a control freak. Nothing huge, mind you, just little nagging issues that bother me.