The Lens

The Tree-4

This one was a fun one, difficult but fun.  Trying to center the trees in the lens was quite challenging, it would look better at a different time of day, so I learned another lesson.

As my summer is winding down and I am preparing to return back to work I realize I didn’t get everything done that I planned to accomplish, so am I upset?  Well truthfully, yes I am just a little upset,  because I am realizing I procrastinated a little too much, so I didn’t get done all that I could have.  I did have a new cat to break in and I did take a vacation in the middle, so I am using that as a little bit of an excuse (but still in the back of my mind I am beating myself up for being such a procrastinating loser).  But alas, tomorrow is another day and another chance for me to do the right thing and overcome this procrastinating beast that lurks inside of me.  However, I will go back to work knowing I didn’t get everything done, but at least I did get a couple of things off my list.

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



The Drop

The Drop-11

I have tried to be positive with my photos lately, however tonight I will be a little negative.  This one is not my favorite on so many levels, but I will say I learned what not to do next time.  So I guess it is kind of positive since I did learn from this experience.

I really do like hugs, if it was socially acceptable I would hug more, but some folks aren’t really the hugging type.  Sometimes a really good hug can melt away the woes of the day, a squeeze so tight you know that there is love it that hug.  Well, anyway so another piece of the puzzle that makes up me, that weird person who likes to hug. Oh and one more thing, I hate my hand, it is not very photogenic. lol

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

The Curious

The Curious

Yes, my flash and I have been up to our old tricks, but this time with a new cat.  Aayla is getting acclimated to her new home and to the camera.  I am sure the other cats are relieved to have another subject for me to annoy with my camera and flash.

Today I did my grocery shopping at a store I should be shopping at more, but usually go to the one close to my home.  When I went to check out, both the cashier and the young lady bagging my groceries gave me a very friendly greeting and I was a little taken back. I actually told them I was very surprised by the friendly greeting from both of them.  It is so sad that I am surprised by a friendly greeting, if stores would like to get people shopping in their establishments, try being friendly.  Why drive to a store, use my gas, have to be out in the weather (I do live in Texas, it gets HOT), to deal with folks who seem to careless if I shop there, when I could shop on-line from the comfort of my home, pj’s and all.   Well, this store will have most of my business from now on.

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


The Center

The Center-2

I was a little desperate tonight, so I went with the flower, always a good fall back.

It is pretty late and I am pretty tired, so I think I will keep this sort.  Let’s me kind to each other, let’s treat each other with respect and let’s just be there for each other.  That’s it, sort and simply.

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

The Lines

The Lines

My first thought when I uploaded this photo to my computer …. I really need to dust my plants every now and then, come on you know that’s funny!!! Other than that, I like this one.  I walked around the house looking for something interesting to photograph and landed on this one.

I often wonder how many times we are unwilling to forgiven others transgressions, but yet we hope others will forgive us in our own transgressions.   Just think about that for a moment, are you so perfect that you cannot forgive others?  Maybe you believe you are just the greatest thing since sliced bread, you think you are above any judgement. Think again, we all have issues that make us less than desirable, but overlooking these things, seeing the person inside, that’s what counts.  I certainly don’t always do this, but I am learning to and trying to remember what I am like at times.   We need to treat each other as we would want to be treated.

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

The Spray

The Water-4

Okay, so this one isn’t a wow picture, but it turned out pretty good since I did not have an assistant, so I had to hold the hose, make sure the lens focused on the water and take the picture.  I had to work for this one, so yes I really like this one.

Since water is the subject of the picture, let’s talk about water, you know H20.  I love photographing water, of all kinds … out of the facet, out of the hose, rain, waterfalls, streams and even pools.  Water is so fascinating to me,  they way it flows, it’s so pure and clean.  I love to use both a fast shutter speed to stop the water in its tracks, it looks crisp and a slow shutter speed to show the motion of water, it’s a silky white blur.  If you look back through my photos this year, you will see lots of cats and lots of water shots.  So look for more water shots and of course cats.  Now, go drink some water or maybe this post will make you need to visit the nearest restroom. lol

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

The Bible

The Bible-2

So I bought these little lights last week with a thought, but not sure what that thought was and ta da …… you have the above.  This one had me working for it, these little lights seemed to have a mind of their own.

As I  sit here trying to thing of something worth while to write I think about my shopping day today.  When I was out shopping at one particular store I encountered several employees and not one of them ever offered any pleasantries, you know “How are you doing?” “Can I help you find something?”, it made me kind of sad, but then I thought, I didn’t offer any pleasantries either.  Of course, I might have offered those words if they seemed as thought they would accept them with a kind reply in return.  They seemed as though they could careless if I was there or not.  Unfortunately I am sad to say that I have had moments during my years of work were I was not as friendly as I should have been with someone.   In one instance, I was with a very kind lady and her kindest was so bright she was able to bring me to my senses and I snapped out of it.  So I guess maybe I shouldn’t be so harsh when others don’t act the way I think they should, after all we all have those moments.

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


The Light Hearts

Another fun night with the lights, I think this is totally cool and super happy with it.  This time I thought it would be nice to have the lights be the focal point, so they are the main subject.

Hearts are a wonderful symbol of good things, well at least for me that is the case.  They represent love and of course life with every beat of our hearts.  They can be broken into what feels like a million little pieces with a single word or action, but can also be healed by another caring heart.   We have to eat the right foods in order to make sure it keeps it beating, exercise to keep the blood pumping, we need to be treated right by others to keep in from breaking and we need to treat others right to keep it pure.  So maybe eat more greens,  walk around the block, guard our hearts (if possible, sometimes I think mine is made of glass) and treat other kindly.

Have a fantastic evening beautiful friends. Remember, be a blessing and be blessed, keep it positive and smile. 🙂

The Light Steam

The Light Steam-2

So here is a new idea, finally something different, plus something that made me think and work for it.  I actually tried to this one by myself, but then looked on the internet for ideas on how to do this and voilà, you have a pretty great result, plus I learned some valuable information.  Score me!!!!

It feels good to feel good about something you have done.  I have had such a cloud over me the last week, (probably longer) but today, well today was a better day. and this picture makes it even better.  So many kind people have encouraged me through scripture the past couple of days and it was just what I needed.   That is really how we should be with each other, encouraging each other through scripture, lifting them up and helping them over these little bumps in the road of life.  I have been working on things this summer, this will be a good one for me to work on …. lifting others up, encouraging them and letting them know that they matter.  That’s what we are here for anyway, right?

Good Night beautiful friends!!! Remember, be a blessing (like lifting others up) and be blessed, keep it positive (this will help in encouraging others) and smile (just a smile can lift someones mood).



The Hope

Hope, it’s a good thing.  I was in a bit of a rush this afternoon, but I like it.

Lately, I have really been a little critical with this blog, constantly going over what is wrong with me and what needs to be fixed. I am realizing I give too much power to others and what they think of me,  with the things I say and even my strange, at times irrational reactions.  I have to take all those negative thoughts of others about me and the negative thoughts I have of myself and turn them over to God.  God is my judge, God is the one who will help me with all my negatives and turn them into positives. You know we all have things we do, say and think (of course others don’t know your thoughts, unless of course you say them out loud), we must move past these things.  We all have struggles, we all have baggage and it’s our job to look past all of that, look at their heart, that’s where you will find the true character of this person. One more thought, yesterday as I was once again being negative about me and worried everyone would leave me (which I do too often), God let me know He would never leave me.  Maybe you don’t believe, but I do, I know what I felt at that moment, love, caring and most important …. not alone.  I am making a paradigm shift in my mind, Christ is the only force that brings change.  I have HOPE!!!!

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