The Glow of the Flower

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Another flower for which I decided to light from below and I really like the way this turned out.

Okay, so this is my third attempt at starting to write something.  I do have so many thoughts, just having a little trouble organizing them into a sentence which sounds as though I have a brain.  I will say this, I wish I was better, better at communicating with folks, better at writing (so maybe people will actually read my blog and enjoy it) and then there is the whole smarter thing.  There are times I think my brain just ups and leaves me, just laughing at me stubble around over my feet and my own tongue.  I have said this time and time again, but watch out world I will be working on these things and so much more. Now, if you are thinking, “wow, this girl is a mess”, you would be corrected, I am indeed, “a mess”!!

Well, the hour is late and I am getting tired so I will bid you all farewell beautiful friends. Remember, be a blessing and be blessed, keep it positive and smile.


The Flowers

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I was a little dry of ideas tonight so I went with the flowers again.  I photographed them many different ways and decided on this one.

I have no thoughts to provide tonight, well that’s not entirely true.  I do have thoughts, but none that I should express here, for my thoughts are much to boring to share at the moment.  I shall gather my thoughts into a story that shall inspire and make someone smile, hopefully anyway.  In the meantime, smile, hug your friends & family and just be yourself.

So good night beautiful friends. Remember, be a blessing and be blessed, keep it positive and smile.

The Eye Reflection

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At times when I post a picture on my blog, I was trying for something, as is the case tonight.  I was trying something with the lighting and thought this one turned out pretty good, I like the reflection in her eye.  As always, Josephine was a willing and patient subject.

Do you ever hold a conversation in your head and have a thought, but when it came time to speak, the words did not flow correctly.  This happens to me quite often, in my head I speak so eloquently, my words are very clear, I sound as if I have a brain and that I actually know what I am talking about.  Then I open my mouth to speak and garbage comes flying out, making no sense and I should like a totally idiot.  I really need to practice this more …. stop, think, form the words, then speak!!! Even when I am in my car, I speak about things, I say them out loud as if I am speaking to several people, I actually use words that make myself sound as if I have an education, but again, in front of people I can barely put two words together to form a sentence. So yet another thing I need to work on.

Well time for me to get rest and rejuvenate for tomorrow and maybe my brain will function properly in front of others.  Good night beautiful friends.  Remember, be a blessing and be blessed, keep it positive and smile.

The Mysterious

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I absolutely love playing with lighting and of course our girl is always willing to pose for me, well most of the time. I love how this one turned out, it’s very mysterious and intriguing.  The trick is getting the light and the cat in the right position, patience and lots of time, that’s what is takes.

So I believe my crazy cat lady status is being spread among other cats.  Today while wheeling my equipment into the school, this cat comes right up to me, lets me pet her and then goes on its way.  While at this same school we had a break so I decided, since it was a beautiful day, it would be perfect to sit in my car with the windows down and just enjoy some fresh air.  I sat there for a few moments, when guess who decided I needed company, my friendly little cat.  She kept me company for a while, long enough for me to take several pictures of my new friend, plus a selfie with her (see below).  Well it just made my day, unfortunately, a bee also decided it needed to be my friend, for which I was not very accommodating, lol.  I did not bring this new friend home, talking about the cat not the bee, as our household is still in a little turmoil from the cat we brought home in July.  So,yes I left my new friend behind, but knowing she seemed to be well fed, in good health and happy.   I think I shall remember this little meeting for a while and kind of cherish that memory.


Here is the selfie with my new friend, an added bonus picture (well since I have missed a few nights of blogging):


With that I will bid you all a good night beautiful friends.  Remember, be a blessing and be blessed, keep it positive and smile.


The Shadow

I didn’t post last night and didn’t take a photo today.  So it’s a combination of both … lady’s picture and posting tonight.

I try really hard to be a good person, but at times I fail.  Thankfully, I am giving another chance everyday to be better and do better.  I  do wonder at times if others feel this way, you know those times when I am on the receiving end of such bad vibes and manners from someone.  Do the feel bad, do they regret those words or their actions.  In the past I would let those moments beat me down, leaving me emotionally crippled for a time.  Well no longer am I that person who puts their value in what others think, in others opinions, after all these years I finally believe in my value and that I am worthy!!!! 

Well good night beautiful friends!!! Remember, be a blessing and be blessed, keep it positive and smile!!! 🙂

The Look

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So yes it is a cat picture, yes it’s another night that I needed a quick shot and yes I was going for something else when this happened.  This expression is so funny, well to me anyway.

This has been such an eye-opening week  for me. Dealing with all kinds of issues and people can be quite challenging, but then you have those things that open your eyes and you changes your view. Today I had an issue created by me and solved by someone else coming to my rescue.  When issues like this come up, it humbles me, reminds me that things do happen and I do make mistakes, as do others, so I need to be more understanding.    So I shall try to commit myself to be a little more understanding when issues arise,  whether it’s dealing with someone with issues or something they didn’t do.   So here’s to me a better person, more understanding and learning to deal with people fairly.  That sounds about right.

Good Night my beautiful friends!!! Remember, be a blessing and be blessed, keep it positive and smile.

The Strainer

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So I was doing a little experimenting this evening and when dealing with a cat, you get what you get, she was on the move, so this was the best I could get as I was running out of time and needed to proceed.  I shall experiment a little with this idea more, because I think it’s pretty cool.

Yesterday morning I was having a few problems, it was raining which means I was having a difficult time because my eyesight is horrible and my new contacts have yet to arrive.  So rain, then when I get to the school I am having a little trouble finding the way, once I established this, I made my way to the door and some of my equipment fell off my cart (luckily I very kind and helpful lady helped me), then, guess what, some of it fell off again!!! Once again I had help, two very kind and sweet ladies helped me, I mentioned I was having a “bad morning” and one of the ladies said … “it’s not a bad morning, just a bad moment”.  Wow, this lady was such a blessing to me, reminded not to let a moment dictate my whole day.  I thanked her and went on with my day, which turned out pretty good.  I must remember these words, because I am sure I have let a moment ruin my day, but I must remind myself of her words and turn my frown, upside down next time.

Good night beautiful friends.  Remember, be a blessing and be blessed, keep it positive (which I was having a difficult time doing yesterday, I need to practice this more) and smile.

The Forest

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So this is another one from this weekend, I did take a few pictures this evening, however I did not like any of them.  So, I decided to check out some from this weekend and settled for this one.

I am sitting here and I type a few words, then back space, back space, then type a few words, back space, back space … now this, but not back space.  I have not idea what to speak of tonight, I mean I have nothing, nada, zip, empty, so I think I shall call it a night.

Good Night beautiful friends!!! Remember, be a blessing and be blessed, keep it positive and smile!!! 🙂

The Thing

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I didn’t take this one tonight, but I did yesterday.  I have been going through my pictures and I was so involved with that, I lost track of time.

Okay, so this brings up an interesting thought for me, since I have been going through pictures I have had the opportunity to review my photos and I realize something, I really need to work on my photography.  Don’t get me wrong, I think sometime I do have an eye for it, but it just doesn’t pop like I would like it.  Some days it’s great and some days it is just a complete fail.  But I guess that’s how you learn, what to do, and more important, what not to do.  I would like for folks to look at my photos and say “Wow”, that’s a large goal for me and I just really need to take this whole thing to a new level and be a little more serious, put on my big girl pants and do this right!!!! So stayed tuned and hopefully you will see much improvement with my pictures.

Good night beautiful friends!!! Remember, be a blessing and be blessed, keep it positive and smile.

The Tree

I love trees, trying to find different angles to capture their beauty.  I find different angles and obvisiously making them black and white.
I didn’t post last night as I was otherwise engaged.  I am attending a ladies retreat with my church, it has has been both uplifting and refreshing.  This weekend reminded me that I am good enough, I am loved and I am must definitely worthy!!!  It also reminded me that we all have a story, whether you think it’s boring or not you should tell your story, maybe you will inspire someone, maybe you will help someone or save someone!!! You never know who you will inspire just because you are being you!!! So go ahead be inspiring, be inspired and feel loved!!!! 

Good night beautiful friends!!!! Remember, be a blessing and be blessed, keep it positive and smile!!!