Wednesday, July 31, 2013

...week fifteen of 52 photos project...

“When they would return to one another from their solitariness,
 they returned gently as dew comes to the morning grass.” 
― David Paul KirkpatrickThe Address Of Happiness

finally able to mow the grass.
it has been over a month.
no rain.
no grass growth.
only weeds.
so that brought my frame of mind.
to {fresh}
fresh cut grass.
such a wonderful.
 sweet delight for the nose.
join us for more.
fresh at the link above.
just BE.

Sunday, July 28, 2013


coffee hour
 the next three are belly shots.


“I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. 
From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. 
In my own limited experience I have found 
that the more we care for the happiness of others,
 the greater is our own sense of well-being. 
Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease.
 It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have
 and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter.
 It is the principal source of success in life. 
Since we are not solely material creatures,
 it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone.
The key is to develop inner peace.”
The Dalai Lama
beauty is all around.
do what you can.
to be happy.
start small.
and let it grow.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

...i drop words of comfort...

there are days I drop words of comfort on myself 
like falling rain & remember it is enough to be taken care of by myself.

i love this black and white.
i posted the color version.
a couple of weeks ago.
i believe it also captured the subject.
this is a milkweed leaf.
off my back deck.
that was left lacey.
by a bug.
it looks grainy.
because of the leaf particles.
being left by the hungry chap.
received rain yesterday.
my grass has been beyond thirsty.
but today.
i see a hue of green beginning again.
life is good.
when something as simple.
as a green hue to your grass.
makes you smile.
just BE.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

...her umbrella was filled with rain...

i was in Chicago this past weekend.
i tend to get weird.
about not posting.
but we had no wireless.
where we were staying.
i take that back.
the wireless was down 25 flights.
in an open space.
with two chairs facing each other.
i opted out of posting.
but here are some shadows.
from the condo where we stayed.
just BE.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

...week thirteen of 52 photos project...

her secret was as safe
as a fly in an outhouse.

week thirteen.
this is an outhouse.
in my backyard.
the east side.
is empty.
the west side is full of lichen.
things that make you go hummmmm!!!!!
just BE.

Sunday, July 14, 2013


i sat with my momma this morning.
on her porch.
and she mentioned this song.
"In the park I saw a daddy,
With a laughin' little girl who he was swingin'.
And I stopped beside a Sunday school,
And listened to the song they were singin'.
Then I headed back for home,
And somewhere far away a lonely bell was ringin'.
And it echoed through the canyons, 
Like the disappearing dreams of yesterday."
"...And it took me back to somethin',
That I'd lost somehow, somewhere along the way..."
i think.
life really gets in the way.
when we let it.
it is in the letting go.
that we find peace.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, July 13, 2013 leaves on the wind...

she seemed to move everywhere
and music followed her 
like leaves on the wind.

Daucus carota (common names include wild carrot, (UK)
 bird's nestbishop's lace, and Queen Anne's lace (North America))
 is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae,
 native to temperate regions of Europe, southwest Asia
 and naturalised to North America and Australia.
i call it queen anne's lace.
it adds delicate beauty.
to my wild gardens.
next to my house.
just BE.

Friday, July 12, 2013

...just BE...

jewelry collection

not only do.
i have a secret crush on liz.
i have a crush on my husband.
for giving me.
my soul mantra.
just be.
on a lovely bracelet from liz.
i am a blessed girl.
please visit liz.
she is an amazing spirit.
just BE.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

...week twelve of 52 photos project...

{i went for a walk}

We learned to be patient observers like the owl. 
We learned cleverness from the crow,
 and courage from the jay,
 who will attack an owl ten times its size 
to drive it off its territory. 
But above all of them ranked the chickadee because of its indomitable spirit.
Tom Brown, Jr. 

week 12.
{ and this is what i found}
this face of an owl.
jumped out at me from this post.
it is amazing what you see.
when you take the time to look.
just BE.

Sunday, July 7, 2013


 a pansy with the sunset as it's backdrop.


there is nothing
we can't live down,
rise above or overcome.
~ella wheeler wilcox

it changes everyday.
i will never get tired.
of breathing in my backyard.
even when the grass is brown.
from the lack of rain.
it is the moments.
of silence.
it is the moments.
of momma birds.
bringing  nourishment to her babies.
it's the wind chime.
blowing in the gentle breeze.
it is in the knowing.
that despite the craziness of this world.
that if you take the time.
to just breathe in the moments.
there is nothing we can't overcome.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

...there were lots of things she walked away from...

these are multiple shadows because there were a lot of things
 she walked away from without a word of explanation when 
she was younger & she still thinks about them more than she needs to.

this place is 
wonderfully restored barn.
with cement floors.
and stone walls.
where i use to go.
and feed the cows.
and help put the hay in the haymow.
now it not only holds cherished memories.
it holds antiques.
...and as old as i am.
the memories could be considered antiques as well.
just BE.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

...week eleven of 52 photos project...

texture-Kim Klassen(dot)com-cool grunge.

{red, white, blue}


it was a beautiful sunny day.
perfect for the red, white, blue theme.
happy fourth america.
i will be working.
but the rest of you enjoy.
just BE.

Monday, July 1, 2013

week ten of 52 photos project...


week 10.
the team photo is far brighter.
than the same shirt hanging on the line.
you could definitely see them as they played ball.
just BE.