For you, Zannyro!

I was looking for an image to use on one of my eBay postings and clicked on the wrong folder.  Or was it the right one after all?  All things happen for a reason … someone must be craving chocolate??????

My friend and fellow, artful blogger, Zannyro, who gives all of us a look through her window into the woods, happens to be a chocolate lover, too.  So this one’s for you, Miss Z … minus the calories.  Ha!  (She’s probably going to say I’m torturing her). Namaste’

Hubby’s boss sent us a box of these delectable chocolate covered strawberries last year and of course I had to photograph them before they were gone.  Oh, I did let Hubby have a couple.  Just kidding … we shared them equally 🙂

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Alvin, is that you?

I imagine we all remember Alvin and the Chipmunks, right?  And Dave; who could forget Dave?  He was always screaming at Alvin.  Alvin was such a troublemaker.

This little guy came to visit and cool off his belly on the fireplace ledge in the back yard.  I snatched my camera and got these shots of him, but had to do it through the window.  Thank God my windows are clean … ha!  Namaste’

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Happy Birthday to Hubby & Sis

Happy Birthday to my hubby and his twin sister.  Nobody’s telling their age but I think they both look great.  Carryl was born a whole half hour before Darryl.  And as babies, the story goes that he was always stealing her bottle.

There’s two to wash, two to dry;
There’s two who argue, two who cry….
There’s two to kiss, two to hug;
And best of all, there’s two to love!
~Author Unknown

Darryl, Carryl and one of them and their mother, Eileen.  Happy Birthday to two really awesome people!!!!!  I love you both.  Namaste’

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The Fan

Me and Daisy were lying on the bed the other day looking up at the ceiling and the thought crossed my mind to photograph the fan.  Why?  I don’t know but I did it.  Interesting attempt to try and catch something in motion with a phone camera and now on my list of stress-reducers 🙂

Hope you all are having a beautiful day.  Namaste’

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Regina (Gina) Arnold is the co-author of The Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, free-form blogger and “flunked retirement” entrepreneur.

It Always Works Out

For a long, long time I have believed that all things work out if our intention is that they do so – for the highest good of ALL concerned.  My son just recently told me that he is being laid off.  Apparently the company he works for in Texas (which he really likes) is outsourcing the whole department that he’s in.  And on top of that, he has to move, so he’s packing up his place and filling out rental applications.  Ugh!  We all know how icky that is!  In one of his emails he said, “when it rains, it pours … all over me.  Ha!”  At least he has a good sense of humor about it and doesn’t feel like a victim.

The whole point of this is that we’ve all found ourselves facing things that just seem to come at the wrong time.  And at first glance, we can feel like the Universe is picking on us. But it really isn’t.  They’re opportunities for growth and intuitive advancement.  We just need to see them as such.

We all have the same number of hours in a day and access to all the colored pencils in the box.  Namaste’

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Just Chillin’

Some people say that I can find a picture in the strangest of places.  Well I guess that’s because I seem to always have my camera close by.  Some people also say that my camera has become an extension of my arm.  Hmmm … this picture is probably evidence of that.  Sitting by the fire the other night with an almost empty glass of Chardonnay with my feet up on the hearth.  Hmmm … camera was in my right hand.  Hmmm … fire + wine + relaxation + camera = picture.

Yep, guess I’m guilty of guilty pleasures. Ha!  Namaste’

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Hiding in Plain Sight

The other day as I was looking for the dust pan, I found this hiding in the utility holder.  He’s a cute yard decoration that we had out in front for Halloween.  For me, Halloween seems eons ago, so I can’t remember why I didn’t put him away.  But he looks pretty happy where he is, doesn’t he?  Maybe I’ll just let him stay there and when I get the broom or a mop, I’ll smile.  I hope you do, too.  Namaste’

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