Day Five of Seven

Day Five

Day Five of Seven Days of Black and White

I have to say I’m very grateful to my uncle for this image. He’s the one who taught me how to use a bounce flash (and bought me my first one). This was taken with my Olympus DSLR, which is what I used the most before I purchased my Nikon. I guess you could call it my first love.

For this image, I isolated two flowers from a bouquet I bought at the store. Yes, I know you’re shaking your head, knowing that no flowers come into my home without being photographed. They make the best subjects because they don’t blink when the flash goes off. LOL.

Next, I put these up against a white backdrop, arranged them the way I wanted, used the manual mode on the camera, and positioned the bounce at different angles until I got what I wanted.  I did this on the patio, where the ceiling was lower. I found that high ceilings don’t work very well for getting this kind of effect. The light from the flash has to travel too far.

Have a great weekend, dear ones. Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

 

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Remember

We can choose at any moment, in any situation, to see life as a gift or something to be endured.

You might be wondering what this flower has to do with that. It’s simply a reminder that nature doesn’t see life as something to endure. It has no perception of such things.

In a recent lesson from A Course in Miracles, it says that there really are no problems…it’s only our perception of life that makes us see problems.

Let’s remember that we are all children of a loving Creator and, as such, we are all entitled to miracles.

Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

The Promise

With the promise of Spring around the corner, the Iris bulbs in the yard are beginning to break through.

This image is one I took in 2015, in keeping with my promise that no flowers will come into the house without being photographed. I simply added some thoughts to the image.

Did I mention we have snow flurries here today? I’m not a fan – haha! Just sayin.’

Wishing you all a remarkable Spring!

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Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

Tea Parties

As a little girl growing up in Kansas, I spent a lot of time with my grandparents. Looking back, I realize just how blessed I was to be able to have them in my life.

Grandpa was the kind of man that every Mother wants her daughter to marry. Kind, loving, strong and yet sensitive. We spent many evenings together on the front porch swing, just rocking and talking. Oh, how I miss his wisdom now.

For Christmas one year, Grandma and Grandpa gave me a china tea set. It had pink roses and I just loved it. Every day I would invite Grandpa to have “tea” with me and he always said yes. Our tea was actually orange juice, his favorite.

When I was taking the image of this rose today, memories of Grandpa having tea with me came flooding back. This is for you, Grandpa, with love.

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Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

Flowers by Prisma

I took this image a while back and decided to play with it a little using the Prisma app. Since I have an android tablet, I downloaded Prisma from the Google Play store. It’s fun to try all the different filters that the app provides. I’m not sure if it’s available for iPhones. 

Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

In the Light

Do you think it’s important to stay centered in the light? I sure do. It seems the energies of gloom and doom are being foisted upon us from all mainstream media sources. Once in a while I turn on the TV to check out a movie or to see the local weather and I get a sick feeling when I see how the broadcasters spin their tales of woe. Can’t buy into it that.

DSCN3830I sleep better. I meditate on peace, envisioning a world that works for all of us and our beloved planet. I envision the truth being told to us. I envision the inhabitants of earth in perfect harmony, the way Divine Creator intends it to be. That has to be my intention, too.

Today’s image was taken with my phone camera and it resonates with me to keep focusing on my “center.” To stay grounded as much as possible. Stay in the light, my friends. Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’