Silhouette

In response to today’s blog post prompt, I chose this silhouette of a saguaro cactus. When these grow in the desert, they are almost always in close proximity to a Palo Verde or Mesquite tree, as in this image.

Everyone needs a buddy, including the might Saguaro. Have a blessed and beautiful weekend!

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Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

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In Plain Sight

“You’ve got to see Marilyn. She’s huge!” my friend said. What???

I had just arrived in Palm Springs for a visit with my best friend. She’s like the sister I never had. As we rounded the corner, there she was … a 26 ft. statue of Marilyn. In the pose that made her famous in so many ways. I was blown away.

My friend indulged my picture taking frenzy, which allowed me to shoot Marilyn from every angle I could.

“Wow! Whoever the artist is did an amazing job with her likeness.” I’ve always been a fan of Marilyn. There was just something about her.

I’ve looked at this image many times during my blogging years but today is the first time I noticed the shadow on the wall. The lighting on her was perfect. And the shadow was in plain sight all the time. I just never noticed it until today. Hmmm … maybe I’m learning to be more observant. Hope so.

Check it out … that shadow … what does it look like to you?

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Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

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’

 

 

TBT – Stick Your Neck Out

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On this Throwback Thursday, I chose an image of this desert tortoise.

For the simple reason that she is not afraid to stick her neck out. She has to in order to survive.

It’s the same for human beings. If we stay inside our safe shells, there is no adventure, no real joy, no opening up of our sensory channels.

Follow your passions. Act on your ideas. The world needs your positive energy now in whatever expression you choose to share with the rest of us. We are all connected.

Close your eyes. Think of what you want. Make it into a scene. Evoke all your senses. Focus on details.

You attract what you love, hate or fear. Focus on love.

Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

 

TBT – Mirror

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I don’t remember where I purchased this mirror, and it doesn’t matter, but when I saw it, I had to have it. I love the retro look of it and her dragonfly wings. One day I noticed the reflection on the wall of the glass flowers on my nightstand. Just had to take the shot!

The dragonfly is often seen around water, ponds or on the edge of a river or lake. It symbolizes the affinity with the realm of feelings, water being a powerful symbol for emotions and the unconscious. If the spirit of the dragonfly comes to you, you may be called to explore your emotions in a light and joyful manner.

When we were in Arizona, there was a red dragonfly that I saw several mornings in a row that landed on the gate by the pool. It was an amazing creature to watch and it let me get close enough to photograph it. Thank you!

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Have a wonderful Thursday. Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

Throwback Thursday – Strength

In light of all the disasters that have taken place on our beautiful blue-green orb lately, I’m posting this image because to me it represents strength.

It’s been said (and I believe it) that what we focus on expands. Humanity has exhibited amazing strength in the aftermath of these disasters. Let’s continue to focus on that.

This image was taken when we lived in Sisters, OR and I was fascinated by the majesty and strength that the sculptor infused into his creation.

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Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

Happy Trails

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As the host for this year’s reunion of our Happy Trails tribe, I was facing some scheduling challenges, but it all just came together today. Woo Hoo!

Each time we’re together, it’s like no time has passed in between. Dating back to our first times in Santa Cruz (a LONG time ago), we eat too much, sometimes drink too much (what????) hahaha, we shop, laugh a lot, tell life stories, bitch about stuff, and just have a wonderful time.

And then we all ride off into the sunset with unbelievable, forever cherished memories.

The Pacific Northwest and the beach is calling us, girls.  See you soon!!!!

Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’