Weekly Challenge: Through

30 Mar

“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.”_ Dr. Seuss

Who doesn’t just love Dr. Seuss!  Finding this quote sealed my decision for my photo for this week’s challenge.  I started off the week looking for something not as obvious…  But after recollecting the day we had at this old abandoned house I realized this was the perfect photo to share.  To anyone else it may have been just a torn apart home.  Wrecked by hurricane I presume.  Through this window however is one of the most spectacular sites I have ever seen.  It didn’t take long for my mind to wander and dream of all the possibilities about who lived here before?  Where are they now?  Could this someday be mine?  Abandoned and broken I believe it to be more beautiful now, then when it was whole.. but I will never know.  And when it is demolished, and a new mansion set in its place… who will one have to know just to catch a glimpse of this view?  Why is it that so often these views are hidden from the ordinary folks and reserved for those few fortunate dwellers and companions.  I like to fantasize, that if this were my view, or if I had one of similiar glory, that it would be on display to the world.  Not hidden, not obscured.  Not held in secret.

Name that Bird!

30 Mar

I am new to Bird Watching.  Is anyone able to tell me by shape alone what these Birds are? 

Collecting Birds

29 Mar
 
Do you ne’er think what wondrous beings these?
Do you ne’er think who made them, and who taught
The dialect they speak, where melodies
Alone are the interpreters of thought?
Whose household words are songs in many keys,
Sweeter than instrument of man e’er caught!

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW

A-Z Archive: M! Mothering

28 Mar

Mothering:

“I will love you forever,

I’ll like you for always,

as long as I’m living,

my Mother you’ll be”

Robert Munsch

Anyone who has read this book has probably not put it down without grabbing a tissue first.  My mom follows her heart each and every day and sometimes that causes her to make tough decisions.  This weekend was a difficult one in which she had to trust her heart that with her help a friend in need will come through the worst of times.  It is hard to trust yourself in these situations when the trust is actually 100% in someone else’s behaviors and actions… your mind doubting what your heart is telling.  I love my mom for her courage and willingness to hold the hand of our dear friend during this time. 

As long as I’m living, proud of my mother, I’ll be.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual Heebie Jeebies, 52 Pick Up: 50 steps

22 Mar

Click this one to really see them…

( I do like this photo turned on the side… instead of bugs crawling on a wall, it looks like bugs at the beach)

These unusual  furry little guys have been invading my work space!  It started as one or two tiny little critters at the picnic table where I eat lunch and are now they are giant (relatively) and in the multitudes surrounding doorways, windows, picnic tables and sidewalks!!  ( This is outside my office window… all of the passers through the adjacent door shriek in awe (or disgust.. nonetheless it’s definately shrieking).  I’ve never seen so many of these critters…  I would say there are at least 250 around this one doorway/ window space)…. Time to invest in MothBalls! And to eat lunch in doors to avoid picking them off my sweaters!  Lots of coccoons buried in the crevices of the wall.

Going on vacation so no posting over the weekend, so I had to knock out two challenges with one idea.  :)

A to Z Archive: L: Lyrical Lake

22 Mar

On this Lazy morn,

Out during Low Light,

Looked through the Lavish Leaves,

Rested against the Lazy Ledge, 

Waited for the Lifting fog,

and dreamed into the Lyrical Lake.

Attempting to include some poetry every now and then. Elementary at the start, but hopefully… eventually… I will be able to express what I’m really trying to say!

Happy Spring!

20 Mar

Going through my photos I found this poem from my glorious college days.  My bestfriend and roommate left this momento on the refrigerator with poem-a-day magnets. I should find a set of these and start all over!  I, of course, illustrated it myself using the all too wonderful Paint feature on Microsoft…

Here’s to Spring!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast: Day 5 Finale

16 Mar

 

May your mornings bring joy
and your evenings bring peace…
May your troubles grow less
as your blessings increase!

One for fun:

Here’s to a long life and a merry one.

 A quick death and an easy one.

 A pretty girl and an honest one.

 A cold pint– and another one!

Not quite a shamrock, but hopefully close enough to get you in the mood for tomorrow!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast: Day 4

15 Mar

Thursday:

“I do not understand how anyone can live without some small place of enchantment to turn to.”_MKR (in this case beautiful Batchewana Bay)

Not sure what possessed me on Monday to do one of these each day this week…  I’m sure you are all tired of hearing from me!.. But staying true to my word… Here’s one for Thursday and in contrast to yesterday… it does not involve Blue!

and as a bonus here’s a photo of my friends taken not too long afterwards.

“A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life, to be thankful for a good one.” MKR (My favorite author these days)

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast Day 3

14 Mar

Wednesday:

Field

Contrast: That which stands out is that which gets seen.  This easy mantra can be useful in all aspects of life from leisurely photography to powerful presentations and even wardrobe/accessories. Proper choice of background compared to subject is what it’s all about.  This Contrast project has opened my eyes to where I need to expand in my photography… I have about a zillion which feature green and blue but not very many in any other direction. Must be because most of my photos are sunny days outdoors! Mother nature and I must agree on beauty ;)

Palm Tree

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