Unattended Children

This sign was posted on the wall of a winery where my Happy Trails friends and I were wine tasting last Fall. I found it to be quite humorous.  It sure paints a mental picture, doesn’t it?  Namaste’

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Just Acting

My grandson is in a video produced by his high school showing the tragedy of what can happen when someone drives under the influence of alcohol. (He is acting the part of the drunk driver).

We’re very proud of him for doing this, but I must be honest and say that it shook me up and made me sad to see him like this, even though I know he was just acting. There are far too many tragedies that ensue when someone drinks and drives, especially when the choice can be made to hand over the keys to a friend or call someone to pick you up. I only hope that everyone who sees this video will think twice before drinking and getting behind the wheel of a car. Namaste’

Mystic Beach

My daughter spends her days off from work exploring the Oregon coast. Today’s image is one she took near Cape Meares. I took the liberty of putting some mystical touches on it using Pixlr (which by now should be obvious that I am having fun using).

She told me that this place, among many along the coast, gives her peace and a respite from this crazy world we find ourselves in these days. We both hope you enjoy this image and that it gives you a feeling of peace, too. Namaste’

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“Mystic” Beach, Oregon Coast

 

 

Be Ready

No image today. I simply wanted to re-blog this wonderful message…and a heartfelt thank you to Oracles and Healers for sharing these messages with us.

Oracles and Healers

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Take no notice of your age, your ‘qualifications’, or anything else other than your true heart’s desire. You may save nations, dear hearts, or you may have an effect upon a family, even an individual, during your time here. But what the effect of that may be upon the future of this world, you cannot begin to know.

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Comfortable In Her Own Skin

I hope all the Moms out there had the kind of Mother’s Day that you will cherish forever. As I reflected on the day and what it really means, I thought of all the wonderful things my Mom taught me. And there are many. But the one thing I’ve learned through her and because of her is to be comfortable in my own skin, to walk my own journey, leaving my mark but leaving no scars.

Another important thing I know is that every day is Mother’s Day. There hasn’t been a day in my life that I haven’t had thoughts of my children. I imagine that every mother feels the same. But our children don’t come out of the womb with a parenting manual and what mother hasn’t second-guessed her decisions and actions when it comes to raising them? That means we are human. We WILL leave our mark and yes, there WILL be scars, even though we try our best not to cause them.

This image is another double exposure of a floral image background (supplied by my daughter) and a wine label that I snapped in a grocery store. I could have named it “Siren Song” or something else just as provocative, but it spoke to me that this beautiful woman is comfortable in her own skin. Namaste’

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Regina (Reggie) is the co-author of the Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist and photo blogger.

 

Fun with Marilyn Monroe

I posted this image on Facebook a couple of days ago and thought it would be fun to post it here, too. I was “sleepless in Sisters” the other night and decided to play with a couple of images. So I used Pixlr to produce a double exposure of Marilyn that I took in Palm Springs some time ago. The orchid image is one I shot with my camera phone a few years back at an orchid show in Arizona. The resolution isn’t very good because of my old phone but it was fun doing it.  Then I went to sleep 🙂 Namaste’

Marilyn Orchid

Regina (Reggie) is a “flunked retirement” entrepreneur, co-author of the Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist, and photo blogger.