Old Baggage

It seems it’s pretty easy these days to become mired in the negativity that seems to be enveloping our planet. I’ve heard from several sources that it’s simply the cycle of time when we and our planet are evolving … meaning that we’re breaking away from old paradigms in order to bring in the new. Is…

God’s Bag

I’m really grateful for God’s Bag.  You know the one, right?  The one where you write down what’s bothering you and you’re frustrated because there’s nothing you can personally do to fix it.  So you deposit it into God’s Bag.  That way God can fix it. (When I put something into God’s Bag, my prayer…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

This weeks photo challenge is the Sea.  I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like the sea.  Some of my best days and nights have been at the beaches of northern California. I remember one time when I had to go to Bodega Bay to make sales calls.  It happened to be one of those grey,…

Happy 12th, Miss Belle!

Today is our granddaughter’s 12th birthday and I honestly can’t figure out where all the time went.  I remember vividly the night she was born, though.  Her Dad and brother had just taken off in the boat to go fishing when Mommy went into labor.  I called the neighbor at the end of the inlet…

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,…

A “Glad” Surprise Today

Today’s photos actually found me (don’t they all?) while having lunch with my Mom where she lives.  The dining room is very nice there … each table had a vase of fresh gladiolas and yours truly gathered each color and photographed them.  My two fav’s are below.  Click to enlarge.  Namaste’  (I wish I could…

Stay Thirsty

Maya Angelou is one of my very favorite authors.  She said, “When you learn, teach.  When you get, give.”  I believe she’s right.  I, for one, am learning more than I ever imagined from my fellow bloggers.  Some teach me new recipes, some new photo techniques, and some teach special lessons for living that always…

Nerd Glasses & a T-Shirt

I barely had time today to come up with a picture.  Had to take Foxy and Daisy to the vet this morning for issues with licking their paws and causing icky blisters (allergies). Then it was off to visit my Mom, take her to do some shopping, then taking her to the nursing home to…

Leap into Life

Today’s photo is of wildflowers that forged their way into life through a crack in the pavement next to a wall. Maybe they “leaped into life.” It seems that today, since it’s Leap Day, would be a good day to describe my leap into life. It’s my personal belief that I chose to incarnate at…

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….

American Hero

I find it difficult to see a parade honoring football players for winning the Super Bowl, when there are casualties of war taking place on a daily basis.  Where are the parades for the real heroes?  Something to think about. Today’s pictures are of a true American hero.  Her name is Sam Williams Huff, killed…

The Tree of Knowledge

Today’s photo is of the “Tree of Knowledge” outside my local library.  There are libraries all over the world and aren’t we fortunate to have them?  And with the advent of online “everything” we now have the option to reserve books at libraries from the comfort of our own computers.  But I’ve always liked to…