2013.09.30 Lift you higher

I am forever chasing light. Light turns the ordinary into the magical.
~ Trent Parke

Surround yourself with people who are going to lift you higher.
~ Oprah Winfrey

Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
~ Matthew 5:16


2013.09.27 Five random facts about me

Linking up with A Rural Journal for Random Five Friday (five facts about me) ...
this week with a few pictures! ...

1.  I went to the zoo this week with my daughter-in-law, Theresa, and
my grandkids and friends.  I hadn't been there in many years and I had a wonderful time.
This is one of my favorite animals ... the polar bear ...
not my grandkids and friend ...
although at times, the kids do resemble monkeys.

2.  Indiana is still having moderately warm days and sunshine,
but the signs of fall are everywhere.

3.  I'm consciously spending less time on the computer, more time in reality.
And feeling better because of it.

4.  I bought the book Yoga for Life yesterday at Half-Price Books (only $2 ... yay!)
and you all can hold me accountable :)
I need to s-t-r-e-t-c-h myself out
of my folded-in-upon-itself body left from cancer treatment.

5.  I am still working on my Moleskin art journal for this year.
I promise to blog some more photos of the pages and my *super easy* way of doing it,
no photos required.
A couple of pages ...


2013.09.23 Ever-shifting kaleidoscope

Photographs that transcend but do not deny their literal situation appeal to me.
~ Sam Abbel

Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope - a slight change, and all patterns alter.
~ Adrian Guelke

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
~ Romans 12:2a

2013.09.16 Nature's most beautiful gift

It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera …
they are made with the eye, heart and head.
~ Henri Cartier-Bresson

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.
~ Albert Einstein

You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.
~ Nehemiah 9:6c

[ Lavender photo taken at Willowfield Lavender Farm ]


2013.09.13 Five random facts about me

Linking up witA Rural Journal for Random Five Friday (five facts about me) ...
this week with pictures! ...

1.  I've started volunteering again.
From the parking lot of the Boys & Girls Club ...

2.  Our made-by-Vince camper.  It has electric hook-up, beds, storage.
I took this photo while I was sitting at a picnic table prepping for a snack.
Thought it was funny that Vince's legs are showing under the open back door.
Like a Fred-Flintstone-assisted camper ...

3.  Granddaughter ... that says it all ...

4.  All the Saturdays between now and November are committed.
I may be, too, after this ...

5.  I've returned to kindergarten this year by documenting my year
with an art journal in my Moleskin planner.
More photos and info later ...


2013.09.09 Seek and you will find

The photo is a thing in itself. And that's what still photography is all about.
~ Garry Winogrand

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
~ John Muir

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
~ Matthew 7:7

2013.09.02 Do it. Throw yourself.

If I saw something in my viewfinder that looked familiar to me,
I would do something to shake it up.
~ Garry Winogrand

The only way that we can live is if we grow.
The only way that we can grow is if we change.
The only way that we can change is if we learn.
The only way we can learn is if we are exposed.
And the only way that we can become exposed
is if we throw ourselves out into the open.
Do it.
Throw yourself.
~ C. JoyBell C.

Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord,
and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit.
All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.
~ Colossians 1:10