Looking for Breakfast

This morning when I let the dogs out, I noticed a Harris Hawk in the neighbor’s tree.  I stood and watched for a while and decided to grab my camera before it took off.  It was probably a juvenile, considering its size.  I watched for a while longer as it scanned the landscape with it’s “eyes like a hawk” before it left.  What a cool bird.  Namaste’

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Give Us This Day Our Daily …

BREAD …

I’m feeling particularly grateful today that we have food on our table.  So many around the world do not.  Let us give thanks for what we have, and send love and light around the world to our brothers and sisters in need.  Namaste”

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The Day That Time Stood Still

What if it’s true that we humans are the only life forms that experience linear time?  You don’t see birds, flowers, dogs, cats, or any other beings wearing watches, right?  And none of them have electronic devices to measure time.  They all live in the NOW.  This year I’m trying more and more to do that.  To be more conscious of where I am and what I’m doing, rather than doing things by rote.  I’m also trying to remember to just breathe in the moment of now.

I took this photo at a jewelry repair store here in town while WS was getting his watch repaired, and I thought it was pretty unique what the owner did with all of these “dead” watch faces.  The picture only shows a small portion of the entire wall.  Namaste’

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Before the Rain

The weather reports all say we’re supposed to have some big rain tonight and tomorrow.  I’m ready.  As far as I’m concerned, we never get enough. This photo was taken in my back yard as the sun started to peek under the early evening clouds. I hope the birds have some place nice and warm and dry when the rains come.

Sometimes the light just plays perfectly for the camera and the subject.  This was one of those times.  Namaste’

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Old-Timers

Here’s a couple of pics I took a while back at a classic car show.  The first one is an old GMC delivery truck.  (Notice it only has one windshield wiper for the driver’s side).

The second one is a Ford coupe.  Don’t ask me what year they are.  I don’t have a clue.  I just had fun photographing them.  Enjoy!

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Picky, Picky

This is another one of those signs that I saw in the restaurant on Sunday.  I thought it was so cute – it reminded me of the Little Rascals.  My brother and I watched that show faithfully as kids.  I miss those kind of TV shows.  If my brother was still with us, I’d search out one of the channels that runs the old shows and make him come over and watch the Little Rascals with me.  Most of the junk that’s airing these days is just that … junk.   Oh, yeah, and don’t get me started on the number and decibels of the commercials.  Namaste’

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Balanced Diet

Wouldn’t you just love to go back to the days when you didn’t have to worry about what you ate?  Not a care in the world about getting enough of this vitamin or that vitamin?  Or not worrying about low-carb, low-fat, or high protein, Paleo, green coffee bean, etc. diets?  Well, I’m here to say that this sign took me back to those carefree days this morning.  It hangs in our favorite breakfast place … Jethro’s.

When I was a young and skinny kid, my best friend and I would scrounge up enough nickels and dimes to go to the local food store and buy a Pepsi in a glass bottle and a package of Hostess cupcakes.  Of course, that was back in the day when nothing had high fructose corn syrup.  Yeah, that was a lot of sugar but we burned it off riding our bikes all day long.  I miss those days.  I still like Pepsi but don’t drink it much.  If I do, it’s their throwback version, made with sugar instead of HFCS.  As for the cupcakes, well, they just don’t taste the same as they did back then, so I don’t eat them very often either.

Hope you’re having a great weekend.  If the Falcons and the Ravens win their games today, we’ll have a “bird bowl” on Super Bowl Sunday.  Personally I’m a fan of the 49’ers AND the Patriots, so if they win today, (and both teams are favored to win) I’ll find myself in quite a quandry.  Yikes!  Namaste’

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