Noisy Neighbors

Well, I am killing two birds with one stone today…

no pun intended! ūüėČ

This colorful creature has woken me up at the crack of dawn two days in a row now.

He (or she) sits up in the next door neighbors walnut tree and yells out what I can only imagine is some sort of song of joy. Perhaps trying to notify his friends about the delicious tasting treats he has found.

Anyway, he was also out there last night- before the sun went down- which is when I managed to get a few shots of him. He’s farther than my zoom really allows, so I jazzed him up with a painterly look, plus got in some more practice on Photoshop, and tutorials.

This is my last week before I start school full time, so I am taking advantage of every second. Come next Monday I will be spending most of my days commuting and sitting in classrooms… and I have to say that I am SO looking forward to it!! Not to mention the fact that I’ll be soaking in the cool air from the A/C there, since we have none at the house!

That’s about all for now. Have a beautiful blessed week!! Peace and Love everyone!!

Looking Up

There is a foolish corner in the brain of the wisest man. -Aristotle

It feels like forever since I’ve posted, or read other blogs. I’m still learning how to monitor my time with everything.

I was looking for a quote about webs, but I saw this one by Aristotle today and thought it was perfect. I actually found it when I was doing one of those right brain/left brain tests. FYI: It appears that my right brain is dominate, but I think I already knew that! And with all of the studying I’ve been doing, I’m wondering if a corner of my mind might look like that web. Information overload! ūüėČ

Anyway, I took this photograph today. It’s our Japanese Maple. I’m actually not a big fan of spider webs, but I got caught up in the way the sunlight was hitting it. So… I thought I would share.

Happy Hump day to you all. I hope you are having a happy and blessed week!

Feeling Funky

I wanted to do something colorful tonight, so here you have it!

Writer’s block has been preventing me from writing much of anything about my study of the word TRUST. Every single time I’ve tried!¬†So weird!¬†Anyway… I’m surrendering on the production of that post. At least until the words come streaming in. And I trust that they will. In time.

I WILL share something¬†beautiful that I found though!¬†What I’ve been searching around for¬†are the various meanings of the Hebrew and Greek words that are¬†translated to the English word trust¬†in the Bible- and I took¬†this from¬†one of my many finds.

Trust has to do with being surrounded and protected in His mercy. Trust is to distinguish that He is good, and to be wrapped and swaddled in the goodness of His everlasting arms. 

You can’t beat that. Who doesn’t love to be wrapped and swaddled in God’s everlasting arms?!?¬†Anyway, things are going great! I’ve been going to more meetings, reading a lot, and really feeling at peace. I’ve got a couple of people keeping their eyes and ears open for part time job opportunities, and I’m taking everything one day at a time.

As it should be.

Life moves pretty fast. If you don‚Äôt stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it. Ferris¬†Bueller’s day off

 

Awkward Growth

‚ÄúThe tiny seed knew that in order to grow, it needed to be dropped in dirt, covered in darkness, struggle to reach the light.‚ÄĚ ¬†-Sandra Kring

I’m not quite sure why I’ve been leaning towards pink and purple lately. I think it’s because I’ve been feeling hurt and angry, and I wanted to calm myself.

I think my images express my thoughts and moods even more than I realized. Maybe backwards though, because they¬†tend to project what I want to feel, rather than what I do¬†feel. I can live with that. ūüėČ

Anyway, I shot this on my last visit to the old zoo. What’s interesting about the¬†tree is¬†that it’s growing somewhat sideways (and no… I didn’t tilt the camera).¬†So…¬†it works as a pretty good featured image for my¬†weekend thoughts… about¬†Growth.

I’ve already mentioned that I had some¬†weird experiences last¬†week. What’s funny is that I really was sent into a mini tail-spin for a day (or two)… BUT, I’m kind of excited now because I discovered¬†that¬†it was really¬†just an opportunity for growth.

Pushing through the awkwardness, you could say.

I’ll do some follow-up posts this week, about some of the things I’m learning, and hearing- which means YES, I’ve been listening.

Blessings!!

 

Undecided

It seems that I’m¬†doing this¬†Mood project backwards.¬† I wanted to do something with the tree, couldn’t decide between the versions, and then decided to find several moods; one for each.¬†I think the idea was to take a photograph that fit¬†my mood. Now I’m adjusting my mood to fit the image!

That being said, I think the mood for the day is: Undecided 

Time for coffee!

My Latest Obsession

I’ve taken¬†tons of photos lately. Spider webs, a fountain, weeds, flowers, even an orange we discovered in the orange tree that never seems to bear fruit. Oh, and a bee! I captured a bee! (More to follow)

obsess-1

But I’m smitten with this darn tree, so I thought I would share it; my latest obsession.¬†I don’t know if it’s just me, but I still say it looks like it belongs in front of a haunted house or something.¬†

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In other news… I’ve been elected as co-secretary for my Thursday night meeting; I’m officially¬†being of service for the next six months. That’s exciting! And the topic for our meeting was JOY. I had to chuckle about that after my recent JOY ornament fiasco.