For you, Zannyro!

I was looking for an image to use on one of my eBay postings and clicked on the wrong folder.  Or was it the right one after all?  All things happen for a reason … someone must be craving chocolate??????

My friend and fellow, artful blogger, Zannyro, who gives all of us a look through her window into the woods, happens to be a chocolate lover, too.  So this one’s for you, Miss Z … minus the calories.  Ha!  (She’s probably going to say I’m torturing her). Namaste’

Hubby’s boss sent us a box of these delectable chocolate covered strawberries last year and of course I had to photograph them before they were gone.  Oh, I did let Hubby have a couple.  Just kidding … we shared them equally 🙂

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Coolness on a Hot Day

Well, my friends, it’s going to be a hot time in the Old Pueblo today … weather-wise.  Supposed to be 103 today and 104 tomorrow.  Lucky us!  Ha!

So I thought I’d post this image of flamingos that I took at the zoo earlier this year (and never had time to post).  Makes me feel cooler just looking at them.

I’m jealous that they have their feet in the water 🙂  Namaste’

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Just One More

I’ve finished all the editing now of the wedding photos I took and whew! What a job.  I’m only going to post this one more of the bride.

When I was editing, I felt that the look on her face symbolized the feeling that all brides must have right before they take the walk down the aisle … what do you think she’s thinking?  Feel free to weigh in and tell me your thoughts.  Namaste’

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Mr. & Mrs. Newlywed

I might have mentioned that I’ve been rather busy lately and one of the things that I’ve done is to photograph my first wedding.  Now, I’ve always said that I’m not a wedding photographer and I’m certainly not, but I did this for a friend whose son was getting married.

The bride’s family lives in the Philippines, so I hope that the images I took will help depict the day for those who couldn’t be with them.  The wedding was small and informal, but so lovely and in a beautiful church.  All in all, it was a very nice day and I had fun with them.

Will I ever do it again?  Probably not! I think I’ll leave it up to the more experienced wedding photographers … I can see why they earn lots of money 🙂

Congratulations to Rick and Molly … a caring, lovely couple.  Namaste’

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Little Buckaroo

Haven’t had much time to devote to blogging these days.  But I do miss all my blogger friends’ posts so I’m going to try and catch up in the near future 🙂

Today’s photo is one of my grandson when he was just a little guy.  His Mom sent this to me in one of those frames that you can record a message with.  In his little voice he said “I love you, Grammy.” It brings tears to my eyes every time.

He’s 17 now.  The time has flown by and I miss the “him and me that used to be.”  But we are all time travelers on this journey, moving forward in our own process of self-discovery, and each fork in the road takes us in new directions.  I love you, Little Buckaroo! I’m proud of the fine human being that you are.  Namaste’

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Daily Prayer of Gratitude

Many years ago, when we first moved to the Old Pueblo, we went out to breakfast and I spied one of those free papers that hang out in front of a lot of restaurants.  It was called the Awareness Journal; a small publication, chock full of really cool articles and ads.  And, if you haven’t guessed by now, I’m an avid reader of things metaphysical.

The publisher of the Awareness Journal had a dog.  He was a black Lab and had his own “corner” where he did his “dog speak” … an article written from a dog’s perspective.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and so did our dog, Jingles.  (I read her the article each time it came out.)  It was so much fun, and I was sad when the paper shut down.

But there was one thing a contributing writer wrote that I cut out and memorized because I thought it was perfect.  Below today’s picture is A Daily Prayer of Gratitude.  Maybe you’ll find it to be a good way of expressing your own gratitude.

The image below is one of a flowering plant that’s on the patio where we moved my Mom.  She seems to be doing well there.  It’s an adjustment for her, being in a residential care home, but she’s such a trooper.  Love you, Mom!  Namaste’

Lily.05.04.14DAILY PRAYER OF GRATITUDE:

Thank you, dear Creator, for this, another day of life.  Thank you for my abundant supply and for that of my family, my friends, and for all beings of all planes, dimensions and realities.  Thank you for leading us to the places that we shall go, the work that we shall do and even the dwellings we shall reside in.  Thank you for knowledge, courage, the love of the light, and the wisdom to use it wisely with our brothers and sisters.  You are my shepherd; I shall not want.  I love you, dear Creator.