Tag Archives: contrary

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!

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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 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!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Distorted Beauty

7 Mar

 

Distorted being

A-Z Photo Archive: F: Faithful Forever

28 Feb

 

 

Faithful Forever

A poem of F:  

Formidable fortress

Formerly fabricated

Fixed foundation

Firm frame

Flawless faltering

Functional freedom

Faded facade

Fostering familiarity

Fervent fidelity

Forever

 

 by mB

 

There is so much behind the words that I have written here.  F proved to be the perfect letter for a poem about the structure built by hand long ago and withstanding time and all other elements. I don’t know if it would ruin the poem to explain each line… I think that it might.  But if you truly reflect on each description you’ll see what is meant and hopefully agree that F- words, aren’t always bad words.

 

I am Eve

22 Feb

Thoughts on the chapter “Managing Eve” by Tom Demarco in Slack.

“She is everything that I respect in a person: irrepressibly curious, courageous, undaunted by authority.  Most of all she is intent upon personal growth, determined to fulfill not just some, but all of her promise.”

Demarco contrasts the often descripted “Fall” of Eve.  He interprets her decision to a personality trait that is commonly the heart and soul in many organizations, and a reason why such an organization runs smoothly.   He describes this personality as a quest for knowledge and disapproval of “limited growth”.

You can’t tell Eve to do something because you say it has to be done..  you can’t impose on her goals that don’t make sense to her… she will look at you like you’ve gone bonkers… If you burden her with enough tasks that seem pointless to her, she will soon be gone…  Most of all you can’t structure her work in a way that gives her no opportunity for growth.. you can no more expect her to work without meaningful challenge than you could expect her to work without salary.”

I am Eve.  I will stay hungry for more.