Having a Vision

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. Japanese proverb My new laptop is working great, but the screen is VERY small. My little old eyes (that need cheater glasses) were not too thrilled with the size. So… I decided to get creative, and I’m using an old television as a […]

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A Pause

Beautiful pauses, Cloaked in fragrant petals bloom, Life is not a race. Happy Hump-day! I’ve taken a few pauses lately, to photograph some of the wonderful things in our backyard. This little butterfly (or moth?) caught my eye recently. It didn’t move much, so I’m assuming it was enjoying its own little time-out, soaking in […]

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Bloom of Love

The rose speaks of love silently, in a language known only to the heart. Unknown It’s after midnight, but I had to get an image in for RDP Saturday: Image. Another rose from one of my quarantine walks. Good Night, and a Happy Sunday to You!

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Rejoice!

Where flowers bloom, so does hope. —Lady Bird Johnson Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends […]

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Sunbeams and Laughter

Orange Flower

Keep your face with sunshine lit,Laugh a little bit.All the shadows off will flit,If you have the grit and wit,Just to laugh a little bit. An excerpt from Laugh a Little, by Edmund Vance Cooke I’ve been working on another recycle/upcycle of an old image for the past few days (which can be found HERE […]

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Blossoms of Light

Blueberry Blossoms

Little blueberry blossoms, like tiny church bells… shining in their glory.

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Yin and Yang

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 & white project. —The dark flower image was taken this morning. It’s a bloom from the geranium buds that I shared […]

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Happy Dance

Dancing with the feet is one thing, But dancing with the heart is another. —Author Unknown—

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Coming Soon…

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

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Frailty of Life

Plans that either come to naught… …or half a page of scribbled lines. Pink Floyd

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What am I?

Beauty is all around me, To see, taste, smell and feel. This collage of golden flowers, Sits before me as I kneel. When I pray to the Almighty, The colors swirl about my head. Then snuggle around my body, Keeping me warm… inside my bed.

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Life’s Poetry

Delicate verses Tender lyrics rip through souls Hearts mend in rhythm Haiku #9 Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: Rip / Mend The featured image comes to you from the patio in our backyard—a delicate hanging fuschia. I thought it was the perfect fit for my haiku. Peace & Love!

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Simplicity

That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest. —Henry David Thoreau

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Happy Anniversary!

Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. Oscar Wilde Would you believe that today marks exactly two years for me here on the blog? Another week and I’ll also reach two years and seven months sober. Praise God for that! Time flies […]

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A Drink of Color

Let me, O let me bathe my soul in colors; let me swallow the sunset and drink the rainbow. Khalil Gibran

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Rise & Shine!

You’re off to great places. Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way. Dr. Seuess It’s been a nice ‘creativity’ break here, but I’m heading back to school. Hope to check in and see what you’re all up to whenever I have free time. Peace & Love!! Until Winter, —Janet […]

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Magic in the Air

And suddenly you just know it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings. Meister Eckhart

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In the Garden

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. Cicero

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Rise & Shine

I caught a bee in action this morning, in the crepe myrtle, so thought I would share! Hopefully you can spot him. 🙂 I looked up bee quotes, and really liked this one for today. The honey is sweet but the bee has a sting.  Various translations I found: If you want good things you […]

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A Good Start

Rise up and attack the day with enthusiasm! It’s already 11:45 a.m. here in California, so this quote is a wee bit tardy… but it’s a good one nonetheless. And I had an extended coffee time, so it’s still morning in my eyes. 😉 I did some wandering around the backyard earlier and shot this […]

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Simple Pleasures

Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance. – Coco Chanel

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Light Trickles

Indecision may or may not be my problem. -Jimmy Buffet After altering this photograph enough times I decided to go for the variety pack image… (thanks for the suggestion Nickel boy) hence the somewhat applicable quote. 😉 I think the purple negative at bottom right is actually my favorite. Below are clickable versions for anyone […]

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Spreading Wings

This morning I heard rustling and chirping in the garden and saw a little white bird hopping from flower to flower. I must have a thing for wings because as soon I saw the wing on this shot I knew that I had to make it work.  The bird was very tiny and I was […]

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Fun in the Garden

“Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart.” —Mencius

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Think Pink

Keep calm and pink on. I had to do something light before I left because I’m really wanting to shoot for subtle lately. Not sure it’s exactly subtle, but it’s definitely pink! It’s actually flowers from our backyard, taken today, with a background layer of snow and sky. I think it was a cool blend! Almost […]

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