For the WordPress photo challenge “Let there be light”
I like this one
For the WordPress photo challenge “Let there be light”
I like this one
I predict there’s a serious bath in this child’s immediate future:
And, I predict there may be a laundry day in this child’s mother’s future…lol
Hope the sun lasts long enough to dry out those shoes.
Linking with the WordPress photo challenge.
I was walking down to the village on this hot day and on the way down I passed our local herd of cows who were feeling the heat in their soft velvet coats.
There is a very little stream which runs thru Brook Farm and the farmer has made a lovely smooshy, splooshy, puddle of a pool.
On my way back the whole little herd was in the pool waggling their tails around, drinking the water, enjoying themselves to the max.
That was my golden hour.
I’m feeling rather nostalgic today and linking with Nancy for random thoughts.
Nostalgic because it’s the WordPress weekly photo prompt and I have that on my mind, but also because I’ll be leaving in a couple of days and C and I have been in the garden this morning
cleaning up trying to clean up the weeds and plants before I leave, and I’m looking round the garden and thinking, wow, I’m growing all the plats my grandfather loved the most.
In his garden I remember rows of portulacas, and I grow them every year. You know what? Their little seeds are like tiny silver beads of mercury and the most fascinating thing a child can hold in her little hand.
Why is it that the minute you pull up a weed it just makes room for 17 more weds to grow? But the raspberries are shading all the weeds out. Maybe growing raspberries everywhere it the answer.
Also, I’ve decided that if you can’t beat ‘em, let ‘em be. This seven foot tall iron structure is where the red runner beans are supposed to grow, but somehow a few have escaped to the bronze fennel and the sweet pea gate. Whatever…grow happy little beans.
I think that yellow and purple are the queen of colour combinations! The absolute ruling monarch. I’m so going to try for more yellow and purple round here.
C took this photo of me today and did something funky with it and stuck it on her Instagram. Yes, I can see that dandelion laughing at me from between the bricks. No I probably don’t have time to pull it up before I go.
Hello WordPress daily, it’s been a while.
Well, this is an interesting challenge. Who are my companions? What do I find companionable?
Gosh, I’m mostly a loner and don’t have steady companionship around me. So I was thinking that the most reliable companionship I have is my imagination. It leads to my creativity, my thirst for learning, my ability to jump into a project and figure it out along the way, and is the crucial element to my happiness.
Artistic photograph featuring a page from a vintage how to dance book and a saying which is original to Robert. It’s a very valuable lesson for me.
The word is curves and I’m sat here in the office processing photos not daring to go downstairs into the mayhem which is my house this morning. I’m getting lost in my photographs because today is the first day of the hardwood floor replacement. Boy Nancy, do I ever have random thoughts today, but I’ll try to keep it to the five I should.
Thought 1: Why is it so hard for me to focus in the office while a team of extremely competent women is packing up the house? Well, probably because I’m a control freak! It’s true I tell you. I can’t not be part of the business even if I don’t want to be, no one is paying me for it, these really lovely ladies are professional, they will not break the china and crystal and, if they do, they are completely insured for replacement. Get a grip V! Focus and get some work done!
Thought 2: I hate displacement. I know that in the long run having the floors replaced to new/old fir floors will increase the price of the house, it’ll have to be done at some future time anyway, I’ve been paying house insurance for years and years and since I have a entitlement after the bad plumber debacle, it is very logical to get it done. But I hate being displaced out of my home, out of my bedroom!!!!! Doesn’t make sense, does it? I’m being a princess baby from hell, aren’t I? Suck it up V!
Thought 3: I wish I was at the cabin and this was all over with by the time I came back.
Thought 4: I will survive…hey, hey. Honestly, I think I’m so attached to my house and all my things being around me because, right or wrong, (probably wrong), I feel like my life has been one of repetitive major loss of stuff. I mean, lost everything immigrating to Canada as political refugees, lost homes and so much twice thru two divorces, (except kept the children, which was the only thing I wanted anyway). And I do tell myself it’s just stuff. It’s just stuff!!! Stuff V!
Thought 5: It’s raining…again…wish I was in Mexico sitting on the beach counting pelicans. Yes, that would be so nice.
Went to sleep last night to the thought of, “Yay, holiday Friday…no workmen…I can sleep in!”
Well Morgan and Milo had other ideas at 6am, and by 7am I had an antimatter bed-ferret snuggled up beside me purring his head off. Thanks a lot guys!
With the promise of sun and 15 degrees I washed some sheets and hung them out in the sunshine for the day.
Then I had to go to Costco…no photos from Costco because I’m sure that if you’ve seen one soul-sucking box store, you’ve seen them all.
But then, a lovely walk on the beach…
…a stop at the garden store and a little gardening. Oh, I bought a new cultivar of blueberry called pink lemonade which has pink
blueberries. Not sure how I feel about that but I thought it might be fun for Binky and Bunny.
Evening sunset reflecting in the kitchen cabinets is the time for an hour of Ashtanga yoga and then off to read a book.
Road trip out to the country tomorrow.
Photographed with my iPhone for the WordPress weekly photo challenge – a day in the life.
And my answer is children.
My children and your children.
Today we were given drink boxes, fruit bars and cookies at a conference downtown and Chloe’s first thought was of finding someone needing food and handing them out.
Chloe never walks past with her eyes cast down. She sees and touches and does her best. No one is invisible to her. No one is on the fringe.
The world will move forward with people like her in it. She and her generation will go far to eradicate racism, homophobia, hatred and fear and live responsibly as stewards and not lords of the earth.
And, if Chloe has anything to say about it, no one will ever eat shark fin soup with a clear conscious knowing they did their part in the mutilation and drowning of helpless animals.
That’s forward to me. You go girl!
Photographed especially for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge…Forward
From garden to garden, from house to house, for years.
But each spring I know they will come up and my house, which ever house I’m in, that house feels like home.
Thought about and dug up out of my photo files for the WordPress weekly photo challenge…Home
I’ve got lots of crazy ideas.
One of those ideas is that there are only so many good ideas in this world and everything else is a variation on those ideas. You might say that there are basic building blocks and lots of people with different colours painting those blocks and arranging them in their own unique way.
I love, LOVE what I do with the same camera, the same paper, the same pencils that everyone else has and I love, LOVE to see what everyone else does with their camera and paper and pencils.
This IS how we do it. Unique perspective. That’s what I love.
And, if we could ask Milo, he’d show us his unique perspective on the wet shower floor.
I’d love to see your unique perspective on something. If you like, please leave me a link in the comments and, like always, I will def. try to visit everyone linked up to the WP Challenge.
Oh, giveaway ends soon, draw is Monday morning. Still time.
Thought about and photographed for The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.