The Hill People

We’ve been blessed lately with lots of sunshine. Yay! When I was out basking in it the other day, I looked up on the hill from our back yard and noticed how the sunlight was illuminating the “house on the hill” as I like to call it. So I decided to take advantage of the late afternoon light. (You know me … I love light).  Little did I know as I zoomed out to get the shot close up that the residents were outside. I was just trying to focus without shaking the camera. I didn’t think I’d have enough time to run in the house and grab my tripod before the moment faded.

It looks to me like this couple were making the best of the sunshine, too. He probably getting the grill ready for their meal and she mixing up the cocktails. I wish they would have invited me 🙂 I would have gladly brought a nice salad. (Click the image to enlarge) Namaste’

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

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Let It Snow

Hubby went downtown the day after Christmas and bought this really cool decoration that I put on the fireplace mantle …

12.28.14.LetItSnowAnd then this happened this morning …

12.28.14.SnowfallOops! Where were you, snow, when we were wishing for a white Christmas?

A couple of years ago I did the 365 project where I posted a photo a day on this blog.  Well … for 2015 I’ve decided to take on the 52-week challenge, so it looks like I’ll be posting a new photo once a week with my (sometimes crazy) narrative in accompaniment.  Stay tuned and thanks for following my blog.  I always look forward to your likes and comments.  Namaste’

Regina (Gina) Arnold is the author of Uncomplicated Ways to Find Your Financial Freedom, a “flunked retirement” entrepreneur, co-author of The Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist, and photo blogger.

Snow? Time to Go!

Today’s image is of our patio table, which now has another layer of snow.  It wasn’t bad enough that we had 2 1/2 feet of it a couple of weeks ago, but then this showed up yesterday.  Just when the accumulation had melted!  (Studded snow tires make all the difference, though). Oh, well, I keep telling myself that winter won’t last forever.

I thought the texture that the snow produced on the table was kind of cool.  See? … a silver lining in every cloud.  Namaste’

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Regina (Gina) Arnold is the author of Uncomplicated Ways to Find Your Financial Freedom, a “flunked retirement” entrepreneur, co-author of The Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist, and photo blogger.

Just Look For It

“There’s beauty everywhere if we just look for it.”

When you’re in a crappy mood, you just don’t want to hear something like this. Wouldn’t you rather be immersed in the self-pity, the woe-is-me, I’ll bring you down with me kind of misery?

That’s kind of how I felt the other day when I was at Urgent Care. But while waiting for the doctor to come in, I took this image with my phone.  It was a rather large wall art piece, probably 4’x4′ and I thought it was kind of cool.  I especially liked the colors.

It sure beats looking at those cotton balls, tongue depressors, and that red box on the wall for the used needles…eeeuw!

Or maybe it was my higher self saying “Hey, look for the beauty in everything; every circumstance; every encounter.”  All of a sudden, I felt better. Namaste’

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Regina (Reggie) Arnold is the author of Uncomplicated Ways to Find Your Financial Freedom, a “flunked retirement” entrepreneur, co-author of The Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist,  and photo blogger.

My Scenery

Most people think of southern Arizona as a dry desert with hardly any green at all.  But that’s if you haven’t been here.  There are a lot of things that make it green in places.  Like the monsoon rains that we have in the summer.  They’re now over, but the plants and trees are still loving the effects of our rain, as you can see in the foreground of this image.

I took this shot from the passenger side of the car as hubby was speeding down the interstate.  I like it because it has the Santa Rita mountains in the background, the cloudy sky and the foreground of green.  Added a slight watercolor effect to give it a dreamy look.

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No, I can’t just sit idly by in the car, especially when I have my camera, so here’s an image that I took as we came upon this semi-truck hauling coffee to those Pilot travel centers.  I love coffee, so of course I had to share this image with all of you.  But I have to say, this is the first time ever in my life that I’ve seen a coffee truck rolling down the freeway.  Namaste’

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More from the Chinese restaurant

Here’s a couple more from our food adventure the other day in the Chinese restaurant.  A couple people have asked me what these wall art pieces are made of.  From what I could tell when I touched them, it felt like acrylic.  Whoever did them was very artistic.  Namaste’

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What you can find in a Chinese restaurant besides food

The other day hubby and I decided to have some Chinese food and, since I don’t cook it :-), we thought we’d better go out.  The food is really good there … the best pot stickers around!

While waiting for our meals, I noticed the wall hangings and decided to capture some images.

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This is the main wall hanging, depicting a fisherman and his young protege’

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This is a side view close-up of the fisherman’s face.

Namaste’