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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sunday is Beautiful

Linking with Kathy for Songography, my new Sunday obsession.  Everyone needs one.


This is a fun linky as the songs are open to lots of interpretation.  Some interpret the lyrics, some the title.  Some interpret to the mood of the song, some just think about the words and take them in a new direction.  I like these options.  Thank you hostess.


Something Beautiful.
Sunday is a beautiful thing, especially when the sun is shining and I don't have to go to work.

I ran into a lot of beauty this week out and about.  How lucky for me.


End of Summer
End of Summer


Cosmos
Cosmos
 
 
 
 
I asked for a beautiful thing.  I saw an open field with hay bales.  I knocked on the door of the nearby farm and asked if it would be OK to photograph.  Mrs. Farmer was a little crotchety, but agreed and said-"but don't come back here with a broken leg; watch where you're walking."  When I smiled, she said "I'm serious".
 
 But it was totally worth being brave enough to ask.....


The Sky Above
The Sky Above
 


Long Shadows
Long Shadows
 


Ahh
Ahhh
 
 
This morning I did a quick print over at CVS (God do they warm and saturate pics....yuck!) and dropped off 6 of my images and a quick thank you note in Mr and Mrs Farmer's mailbox.  Maybe they'll appreciate my thank you and give me carte blanche to come on the property whenever.
You never know.
 
 
And despite 3 days of heavy rains, I found beauty.....


Downpour 12/365
Downpour 12/365
 


Flow
Flow
 
That's a neon sign reflected in water rushing toward a storm drain in a parking lot.
 
 
Beauty I suppose is everywhere, if you have your eyes open.
 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Songography



Linking with the amazing Kathy today for Songoraphy over at her shop "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out".  Today's song, I Want to Break Free.  I can relate to that title over and over again, well at least I find that theme in my photos often enough to make this song title easy.




I'm Lost 362/365
I'm Lost 362/365


 
Don't Fence Me In
Don't Fence Me In
 
 
 
Swing On a Star BW 7/365
Swing On a Star 7/365
 
 
Yes those are my feet and yes I am on a swing and yes those are tree-top silhouettes in the back drop, but the stars are textures. Swinging AND taking pictures at the same time....that is totally rock star and I have the bruises on my right arm to prove it.
 
 
Swinging is kind of freeing and breaking free.  Freeing by re-visiting a child's activity, by leaving the ground to touch the sky, and by flying (by the seat of your pants).  Not so freeing when the bit of vertigo says "why did you do that?" over and over the remainder of the evening.
 
 
 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Photo-Heart Connection




Little Lady BW 353/365
Little Lady BW 353/365
 
 
 
There was no doubt this month.  No wondering which one or changing my mind several times. If you stop by often, you know Princess P hasn't been well.  It was sort of a mystery for a few weeks.  She's stabilized, eating regularly, but she's still not herself.  My very affectionate cat is spending more time under the dining room table alone than anywhere else.  I think she's not comfortable.  Doesn't seem in pain, but just not quite right.  I'm comforted that she'll still sleep on the spare pillow next to me at night.
 
I sense she's slipping away.  Don't know how long that will take-weeks, months, or more.  As long as she seems content she will be with me-those are my terms.  She has her own terms I'm certain...maybe they involve my readiness.  We've talked.  I've told her I'll understand if she needs to go.
 
I adore this photo and plan to print and frame it.  She is my first cat ever-I adopted her at 10 and we've had just 3+ years together.  It took only a week for her to wrap me around her little sweet paw.
 
My heart is totally in this month's photo heart connection.  My photo-heart connection plus fur.
 
 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

SongOgraphy

Linking with my friend Kathy at "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out" for Songography.  Thank you hostess, mostest.


If I had a million dollars, I'd be glad I hadn't had to get it by playing Survivor and outwitting, outplaying, and out-whatevering the other out it is you have to do to be the winner.  No shower for a month and a half?  I couldn't take it.





Directionless
Directionless
 
 
Seriously, a million dollars isn't that much money anymore, sadly.  Especially after taxes, but let's say the million was net.  I wonder what opportunity might knock, what way I'd be inclined to go, what would speak to me, or what might be the trappings of that so called good fortune.  Somehow I think if I had a million dollars it would be paralyzing.
 
If I had a million dollars I do know that I'd find a job that I liked, rather than one I feel trapped in.
So, if you win that jumbo mega-bucks thing, send me 1 of the 496 mil.  Help a girl out, would ya?
 
 
Looking forward to next week's Songography.  Wonder where that will take my brain.