Already I'm a day behind. I've had zero energy... think I'm getting sick. I don't have time for all that, so I've been doubling up on vitamins and sucking down Emergen-C like nobody's business. We'll see how that works out.
Day 7, originally uploaded by Dirt Road South.
I took this shot this morning before heading to the coffee shop. I really like the way the fat little birdy looks.
PS: Don't take your 5 year old along when trying to photograph birds. The number of subjects diminish with each and every "PEW, PEW... I'm calling that brown one over here for you!" and "HEY! Haven't I gotten good at snapping my fingers?"
I love the way the afternoon sun casts a warm, amber glow on everything around me. Today I had a little more time on my hands to really see and appreciate the things around me. What's not to love about that?!
Better late than never, right? I did actually take the shot yesterday, but it was late and I was tired so I'm just late getting it posted here. I just couldn't get happy with anything I shot yesterday... nothing made me ooh and aah the way I like to when I feel like I've really done a good job. But close to midnight, I had a choice of uploading one of the shots I'd taken or goin out like a sucka, so I uploaded...
Cream cheese and Ms. Diane's homemade hot pepper jelly on Ritz pretzel crisps again. I can't get enough of this stuff. Anyway, this image reminds me I need to work on shooting subjects in low lighting and shooting dimly lit subjects. I'll just add that to my list of things to do...
Today was a great day! Kinda hectic, but great nonetheless. I grabbed this closeup of a scarf handmade by Shana Luke against a fabulous old cabinet at the Mocha Giraffe while we weren't too busy. I love the textures together!
Shana's Scarf... A Texture Study
The wood is the color of the afternoon sky today... a magnificent blue that accompanied higher temps than we had anticipated. Quite a pleasant surprise! Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday!
This was the view ahead of me on the way to pick up Will from school this afternoon...
Cottony Cloud Cover
I left the trees in the photo to preserve the perspective, and the photo is unedited with the exception of scaling it down to size. It was truly an awe-inspiring display. I had to keep reminding myself to keep my eyes on the road instead of my head in the clouds. Not all that unusual by any means.
Today was a lazy day. A do nothing and enjoy doing it day. A PJs til noon day. And we liked it that way. It was chilly outside, and when we finally had to get dressed and go somewhere, our wardrobe selections could hardly be considered "outfits". But we were comfortable, and we were happy. Because we were together.
Wanna walk a mile in my shoes? Pick another pair. These are my favorites.
These are my go-to shoes for days like today, and many, many other days. Some days we need comfort and familiarity to be happy. Sometimes we find ourselves in uncomfortable situations, treading on unfamiliar territory; but if we turn and run in the other direction, we may never travel our intended path to our eventual happiness. I choose to travel that path. The path may be long and happiness may not be waiting at the other end, but I'll never know unless I seek to find. I know I will learn and I know I will grow. The rest may be uncertain, but I think that's what makes it so exciting and adventurous. I may not know where my path will lead, but I plan to enjoy the journey.
Happy, happy new year! I hope today finds you happy, healthy and looking forward to an endless array of possibilities!
One of my reasons for beginning this project was to improve my photography and learn to use more of the bells and whistles on my camera so that I can get more out of it. Ironically, my first photo was taken with the camera on my phone. But I begin this project with an open mind... no rules, no limitations. So when the opportunity presented itself, I took the shot.
I took a photo of the rear view, cause I ain't lookin' back.
I hope to continue to seize opportunities as they arise, and not let them pass me by.
a mother, an artist, a good listener, an empathizer, a problem solver, a small business owner, a proud etsian, my own worst critic, a better person today than i was yesterday because of it, very intuitive, extremely open, fiercely loyal, deep but uncomplicated, easily distracted by shiny things & pretty stuff, able to find beauty at a garbage dump, not a fan of drama or feeling like i've wasted time or people who act ugly & derive pleasure from it or bugs that bite or liver or negativity so that's enough of that. i'm finally my own boss and i couldn't be happier. welcome to my head.