Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

This weeks photo challenge is inside.  The image below is one of many that I took at the San Augustin Presidio, built in 1775, here in Tucson. I believe it exemplifies the light that we all have inside us.  As you look through the “bars” on the window, you can see the light shining from within.

Maybe it’s time we all looked inside more and let our lights shine outward.  Namaste’

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Balancing Act

This image was taken at the same place where I took Eyes of the Future. Whoever balanced these stones must have had some help. ‘Ya think?  Each stone is at least one foot high, some higher.  Wish I had been there when this was done. Namaste’BalancingAct.signed

The Eyes of the Future

I’ve been trying to get a shot of this stone statue for quite a while but each time I want to stop, there’s usually a lot of cars behind me.  (Busy road).  No place to pull off.

So yesterday, I set out from home with the intention of getting a shot.  I specifically put it out to the universe that there would be no cars behind me and I would be able to pull over.  Lo and behold!  No cars, and I even spied a driveway that I never noticed before.  Pulling in was a breeze and no worries about getting hit from behind.

I added a slight illustration effect so that the writing under the wings would be visible.  Click on the image to enlarge but if you can’t for some reason, it says: “The eyes of the future are looking back at us. To protect what is wild is to protect what is gentle.”

The palm tree shot was taken right across the street in stark contrast to the desert scene.  Namaste’

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It’s Good to Be Queen (well, sort of)

Do you ever wonder what your name means?  The energy behind it?  Do you wonder why your parents named you what they did?  Did you ever ask?  Well, now you can find out.

Go do a Google search for “what your name means.”  You might just be amazed and delighted.

When I asked my mom why she named me Regina, she said that it was actually my grandmother’s idea.  My dad wanted to name me Priscilla.  Mom wouldn’t have any of that because she was convinced that people would nickname me “Silly.”  Sometimes I actually live up to that – LOL.

What would be fun is to find the meaning of your name and then the meaning of the significant others in your life, like spouses, children, parents, etc.  There might be some clues there to the dynamics of relationships and the energy that drives those dynamics.  Namaste’

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Paul Sheldon

While visiting with my mom yesterday, I noticed this painting in the hallway at the assisted living facility where she lives.  It’s a piece by Paul Sheldon whose work I really admire.  And when I saw that it was featuring donkeys … well … I just had to snap it with my phone.

Maybe in my next life I’ll be an artist 🙂 and have donkeys.  Namaste’

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