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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.

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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.

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

BirdSong

13 Mar

this is exactly what I thought when I saw a group birds on a wire! Glad to see someone out there has musical talent to create this video!

the official lady danville blog

inspirational…

A musician has proven he is quite the songbird by creating a composition inspired by a feathered flock perching on some telephone wires.

Jarbas Agnelli from Brazil, 46, spotted a picture of the birds in a newspaper and noticed they were arranged like notes on a musical score.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast Day 2

13 Mar

Tuesday (Two-fer)

 “What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?”_JS

“There are as many nights as days and the one is just as long as the other in a year’s course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word “happy” would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.” _CGJ 

Posted two today since they were taken minutes apart.  The great thing about sunsets, they are timeless, the untrained eye cannot determine winter spring summer or fall.

 Check back Daily..  I think I have enough for a photo each day this week!!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast

12 Mar

Monday:

Cabana

“Contrast is what makes photography interesting”_Conrad Hall, cinematographer. 

My favorite movies are movies that show contrast, in set design, scenery selection, screenplay dialogue, and cast. 

Lack of contrast makes a bland occasion.

 Check back Daily.. my eye tends to catch a lot of contrast so I think I have enough for a photo each day this week!!

A to Z Archive: J: J…J…J… Jackpot

8 Mar

 

Triple Jack Jackpot

Triple Jack Jackpot 

To see or win a jackpot in your dream suggests that you are too impulsive and relying too much on fate. Alternatively, the dream means that you need to take a chance in life in order to reap the rewards.  (From Dream Dictionary)

However, this photo is proof that this Jackpot wasn’t a dream… In an instant though, the both Dream Dictionary Definitions of Jackpot were spot on for me..shuffling around a bit:

 “Being impulsive I took a chance in life and as fate would have it, I reaped the rewards!” 

May you all take chances and fate back you up!