Surrender

WE POSSESS THE POWER, BUT HAVE TO LET GO TO FLY.

—janet—

This 11 word challenge was a little complicated, but I like the idea of being limited to just a few words. That being said, I hope my 11 word, self-made “proverb” makes sense.

I could have done better with 3 or 4 more words! I guess you could call this “fortune cookie style.” Anyway, I know that I sometimes boast about my frugality, but I broke down and splurged recently. I bought the new iPhone. I’ve been experimenting and learning for a week or two now and I’m having so much fun!

The featured image is a composite piece consisting of a motion blur background (something else that I’ve been experimenting with), a bird that I photographed ages ago, and a couple of different iPhone app effects. I think it’s safe to say that you can expect a whole new “iPhone image series” in the very near future.

That’s about all for now, so thanks for stopping by!

I’ll be back in a few days to resume my series Life: From A to Z.

Weekend Writing Prompt #196: Write a poem or a piece of prose using the word POSSESS in exactly 11 words.

Stay Golden

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

-Robert Frost


I’ve definitely learned some new techniques over the course of my blogging adventure. That makes me happy! Anyway, I think the filter gives it a bit of a gold tone, so I pulled up this poem by Robert Frost. I thought it was a pretty good fit!

Have a great day tomorrow everyone… TGIF!

Cool Shades

Sometimes you just have to bite your upper lip and put sunglasses on. Bob Dylan

 

A Lavender Glow

We are one leaf on the great human tree. Pablo Neruda

I’ve given a fresh look to an old image, just for the fun of it. I love the dreamy glow in the leaves.

I really don’t have much to share today. Everything is wonderful and there are lots of things in the works… but I am learning to wait until it’s time before I talk about things.

There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. Vincent van Gogh

Saturday a dear friend who lives out of state is flying in, and she and I will be hitting the beach, and doing some hiking (I can already feel my calves getting sore!). So… if all goes as planned I will have some exciting new photographs to share.

That’s about all for now.

Life is good and God is great!!

A Bright Burst

“Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.” – Max Lucado

My journey sure is getting interesting! Every day I learn a little something about myself, about my habits, and about the power of thoughtsContinue reading “A Bright Burst”