Category Archives: Awe-Inspiring Photography
This was posted on LinkedIn this morning by Elena (Livia) D. I wanted to share it with you.
“It’s good for everyone to have a place to run. Because there’s a time when we really have to run somewhere.” ~ Dostoyevsky
We have waves of quiet rain coming through. Our doors are open so we can enjoy the deliciously cooler breeze. Today it’s just rain. No lightning. No thunder. No flash floods. No harmful winds. I am going to get a cup of coffee, sit in my recliner and continue reading. Maybe even stretch out for a nap. Ahhhh!
Jeff Jett posted this on Linkedin and I laughed aloud when I saw it. What a wonderful photo someone took! I wish I could give the photographer credit.
It is extremely muggy in Arkansas. Right this minute, we’re getting a bit of rain, adding to the humidity, but lowering the temperature – at least for the moment.
I hope you get some vicarious relief from the heat, as I did, plus at least a smirk.
“Never judge a dog’s pedigree by the kind of books he does not chew.” ~ Unknown
“Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride.” ~ Unknown
“There is only one smartest dog in the world, and every boy has it.” ~ Unknown
“It is not an easy thing to inflate a dog.” ~ Edward Abbey
“Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.” ~ Unknown
“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” – Will Rogers
A good online friend of mine, very talented Paul Miitaru of Romania, lost his sweet pet, Mona. I wanted to share a couple of his photographs of her to pay tribute to her memory.
SO sorry for your loss, Paul. Mona definitely won the lottery when it came to finding you.
*The photos supplied by Jeff Jett and RJ Bennett have been carefully gathered and posted on LinkedIn in an effort to preserve the animals and their habitats. Photographers are credited when possible.
I may have indicated before – or you probably have picked it up by yourself – that I’m a very spoiled woman. :0)
My husband and I are retired, meaning that we can now decide what we want to do most days. We are so busy now that we honestly can’t figure out how we got everything done when we both worked full-time, many times with my husband in another part of the country on a work contract.
I honestly can’t imagine being bored. See what I mean? I’m SPOILED.
I have SO many things I want to do each day that I don’t have the time or the energy. I also have the wonderful freedom to decide to do NOTHING.
I honestly love my life, moving between online things – friends to chat with, my ArtFire site, my new Etsy site, this blog, plus watching webinars and YouTube to learn new things until my poor head explodes, playing in my art room, working outside in my greenhouse, my flower planters, my veggie garden… reading all kinds of wonderful books, watching TV and movies with my husband, planning and implementing new projects with him, such as, mailbox decorations, stained glass projects, mosaics, and more.
This coming school year, starting in August, we’ll be the host parents of Alessandro, a 16-year-old boy from Italy who loves soccer. This will open up a whole new world of attending sports matches, events, shows, and such at the school, meeting the friends he makes and hopefully will invite to our home, going places we don’t take time to visit when we’re by ourselves, taking him to his friends’ homes, cooking a LOT more – and differently… A teenager-centered home after some 25 years.
Happily, we’re pretty healthy for our ages, and getting healthier, since we’re trying to lose the lard and exercise. We want to feel good enough to enjoy our lives, not be crawling back and forth from doc to doc, feeling lousy and our world becoming smaller due to that.
Today I’m bouncing between some very much needed housework – to errands – to cutting up strawberries – to my art room – to my veggie garden – to weed whacking – to re-reading a loved book – to catching up with friends via email – to talking to our son, who is across the world from us.
Did I tell you I love my life?
All kids would have a dog –
Happy Mother’s Day!