TBT – Vintage Bath Soap

During my 366 blog, this is the image I shot on 12/28/2012. I love the unique qualities of a vintage sign. I kept it on the side of my garden tub and was reminded daily of the giver … my daughter.

After contemplating doing a photo a day for 2018, I have decided against it. Once is enough for that kind of project. It was fun back then, but in some ways it drove me a little crazy. A little crazy? A lot crazy if the truth be told. LOL!

Best wishes for a fabulous 2018! Be blessed, my friends.

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Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

 

 

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Independence Day – 2012

Happy Independence Day to all of you beautiful people!

Independence Day, the commemoration of America’s independence of the British Crown on July 4, 1776, has somehow gravitated to wishing others a Happy 4th of July. What’s up with that?  I don’t understand.  That’s like saying Happy 31st of May instead of Happy Memorial Day.  Our forefathers fought hard and a lot of lives were lost so that we could be a free country.  FREE = INDEPENDENCE.  So I say to you … Happy Independence Day and may God continue to bless us all.

One of my fellow bloggers wrote a great post for today and I’d like to share it with you:  WE THE PEOPLE.

The photos are of today … first one of our flag and subsequent ones as the summer storm hit and flooded our back yard.  Yee Haw!  Lots of lightning, thunder and rain … glorious rain!  I was so excited to see our parched desert get a gigantic drink of water.  Namaste’

Southwest Angel

Over the years many of my friends and loved ones have given me angels.  Maybe they think I need all I can get 🙂  Who knows?  But I’ve kept them all.  I mean, who would even think of getting rid of an angel, right?  I believe we all have a legion of angels, God’s emissaries, who surround us 24/7.  Sometimes I even remember to thank mine for always keeping me safe.  I really should do that more often.  There have been many times in my life that I KNOW FOR SURE I was assisted by the angelic realm.  Sometimes in the disguise of human beings.  One time in the body of a sweet, grandfatherly man but that’s a story for another time.  (I promise I’ll tell you later).

Since I plan to have this blog printed and bound into a book at the end of 2012, I thought it would be appropriate to include my angels.  Some are resting (packed away in storage) and some are sprinkled around my house and outside.  Today’s photo is my Southwest Angel, who suspends herself right outside my kitchen window.  Her wings flow with the breeze and she reminds me to be grateful every day.  She’s made of straw and burlap.  I added the red chili peppers.  I think she likes them.  Namaste’

Do you believe in angels?  Were you ever helped by an angel?  I’d love to hear about your experience with angels.

About Tomorrow …

 Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun.~ John Lennon

Tomorrow is World Liberation Day and the super moon of 2012.  So what exactly is World Liberation Day?  Millions of people around the world will gather and visualize the liberation of our planet and her inhabitants … healed ecosystems, abundance, and freedom from every kind of oppression for all of humanity.  I plan to be outside tomorrow night and do the same thing.  Something else that I’m going to visualize is how I would like my own life to be from this point on.  The key to this whole visualization thing for me is to not only see it in my mind, but to feel the feelings associated with it.

I think it’s pretty cool that there will be a lot of us watching the super moon tomorrow night at the same time around the world.  How’s that for a connection?  Might be the perfect time to take a few deep breaths and just BE. The moon will officially turn full on Saturday, May 5, at 11:35 p.m. EDT. And only 25 minutes later the moon will also arrive at perigee, its closest approach to Earth — a distance of 221,802 miles (356,955 kilometers) away.  The effect of this coincidence is a stunning skywatching sight called the “super moon.”

In fact, this month’s perigee is the closest of any perigee in 2012 (they vary by about 3 percent, because the moon’s orbit is not perfectly circular). The result will be a 16 percent brighter-than-average full moon accompanied by unusually high and low tides this weekend and into the new week.  In contrast, later this year, on Nov. 28, the full moon will closely coincide with apogee, the moon’s farthest point from Earth. [Amazing Supermoon Photos from 2011]  I think I’ll be setting up my tripod early tomorrow night to see what kind of an image I can get as it comes up over the Catalina mountains.

As for today’s photo, if I could post one of me doing the happy dance, I would, but instead you’re getting this box of tissues.  Why?  Because my imagination took a mini-vacation to the moon, and this is what came to me when I realized that I no longer have to tote this box around to catch my runny nose.  All gone.  Color me happy!   Namaste’

Whenever I Am Seeking Peace

Today’s photo was enhanced using fotosketcher’s colored dots app and I like the way it came out.  I caught these beautiful yellow blooms hanging over a wall.  Adding a quote just seemed appropriate for today.  It seems that there’s so much upheaval and anxiety in many peoples’ lives right now.  The earth’s 2012 energy is definitely being stirred about these days and all sentient beings are feeling its effects.  I know I sure am!!!!!  What’s going on in the cosmos?

I’m trying to stay grounded. Namaste.

My Version of Windows

Before I get into today’s post and photo, I’d like to ask all of my readers to send some extra special love and light to the victims and families of today’s high school shooting in Ohio.  I can only imagine how much they need our collective good thoughts and prayers. There’s one student dead and four wounded.  The shooter is in custody. I just don’t understand this kind of behavior or what motivates someone to take anothers life.  All relationships are holy ground. Maybe this will be the year, 2012, when we all get it . . . when we all can understand that each of us is an individual expression of one Universal Mind and what we do to another, we do to ourselves.  What we do to ourselves, we do to another.  I believe it works both ways.

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OK, don’t let the title fool ‘ya.  This photo is one that I’ve always wanted to stop and photograph but usually there are a zillion cars behind me and it’s too hard to pull over.  So this morning when I saw no cars, I thought “now’s my chance.”

It’s a gate that really leads to nowhere (which could translate to now here, right?)  There was supposed to be a subdivision built there but it hasn’t materialized.  I just like the look of the gates with the Catalina mountains in the background.

Namaste.

New Life

A year ago we had a very hard freeze here in the desert.  It got down to 15 degrees, which for us, is a record-breaker.  I’m hoping this February won’t bring those cold temps.  It hasn’t so far and I’m grateful for that.  So many of our hardy outdoor plants and cactus didn’t make it. This one usually blooms the most beautiful flowers but not this year.  At least it has new life and growth coming in.  Such a contrast to the parts that the freeze devastated.  I shot this one this morning.  The bottom photo is from an earlier time when we had blooms.

Such a Contrast

 

This is one of the flowers from the same plant (above) that bloomed year before last.  These flowers open fully at night – and only last for a short time the next morning before they close up and fall off the stalk.  I had to get out early to shoot this picture. Amazing what can be born from such a prickly plant.  Thank God for new life.  Namaste.

Night Bloomer