Saturday, August 28, 2010

Dance with me.

It's their song. Today, I'm thinking of them.

On my mind.

When the world says, "Give up," hope whispers, "Try it one more time".

A problem well described is half solved.
~John Dewey

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.
~Chinese Proverb

Friday, August 27, 2010

Rounding out.

August is on it's way out. WHAT! Already?
I'm stealing away for a weekend of wonder. It will include some seriously inspiring publications, buckling down with some much needed study time, fresh air, a cool breeze, open windows, and whatever other fun finds me.
Watch out! I'm on the loose.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Team Up Thursday: Old

Puna is the best partner on the planet. This week, she editted up my image. My computer with PS died. It's going to be a bit yet before I'm up and running again.

Here is Puna's shot this week. I wish I could have a converation with this lady. I can only imagine what wisdom she walks with.

My snap is of a building that was built in 1890 and is still standing. The top three floors of the building burnt in a fire in the 1940's but the foundation stood solid.

Melody and Megan have some awesome images and more wonderful contributions over on their blogs. Pay them a visit.

Until next week!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Team up Thursday - Big

Hello Thursday!
I'm on vacation and am definitely behind the ball.
This is Puna's idea of Big. Whoa! This one stopped me clean in my tracks. Big. My God certainly is the biggest thing. Such a perfect view. Thanks Puna!

For me, Big this week is meant the tree in front of my house. It's branches stretch high up into the sky and remind me just how little we are.

Puna, thanks for returning me to this moment this week. I will carry your image from this week in my mind for a long time.
Skip over and see some more Team Up amazement at Melody's or Megan's blogs.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


I'm on vacation.
I'm putting some serious time into aligning my values, my beliefs and my passions with the way I live my life. When was the last time you gave these things a thought?

On my mind.

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
~Lou Holtz

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
~Walt Disney

The most terrifying thing to accept is oneself completely.
~Carl Jung

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Jim Brickman is absolutely brilliant.

I am lost in the haunting beauty of the piano.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Let's Play #189.

Go here for Friday Fill-in details.

1. Music __is essential to my life___.

2. __Happy___ is what I like first thing in the morning.

3. The first thing I said this morning was: __lightening ___.

4. __Delicious something___; it's what's for dinner tonight.

5. It's all been __a blast.___

6. __Curling up on the couch with my current book___ is what I feel like doing right now.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to __wrapping up a work week___, tomorrow my plans include __house cleaning___ and Sunday, I want to ___rest__!

Monday, August 9, 2010

On my mind.

A ship is safe in harbour, but that's not what ships are for.
~William Shedd

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.
~Doug Larson

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
~e.e. cummings

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Team up Thursday: Up

Those brilliant ladies behind Mental Inventory and The Hip Momma's Journal did it again. Another fabulous week of inspiration. Spread the love! Make sure you check out their topic for next week, too. I can't wait!
Here is Puna's shot. This lady just amazes me more and more. Not only does she duck into kitchens to snap quick pics and get down low to breathe in the Earth's beauty, she knows how to go with larger than life. Where better to do this than in Las Vegas? (I'm heading there in November for my first time. Any tips?)
My shot is one of the four pillars that stands tall at our city centre. I am fortunate enough to work among these monsters, though not in the one featured here. All those windows, all those floors.
I can't help but give a quick shout out to the window washers of these places. Just the thought makes my knees weak. I admire what they are able to do.
Puna, thank you for partnering with me. I can't wait to see what next week shakes up! Melody and Megan, thank you both for the challenge.

On my mind.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
~Mahatma Gandhi

Courage is knowing what not to fear.

There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
~Deepak Chopra

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010

Check this out!

The incredible, kind, gentle Puna of Life Signatures, world voyager, sensational photographer, writer with wit and wisdom, my Team-Up Thursdays partner, is hosting a giveaway. You read that right. A GIVEAWAY! It's super simple to enter. Go to this post on her blog and read about the details. This one is way too good to miss.

Hello Love - Family.

This is me and my sister. I picked her name and that was just the start of this Hello Love. We've tilted the Earth in its axis more than once. We know how to fight and good. Just ask Mom (who always pretends not to get in the middle but does). More importantly we know love - Love each other, Love family, Love life.
She lives far away with my sensational brother-in-law. When I kidnap her she can come home and visit, we thread together the moments that make the memories and make our family. This is my Hello Love - Family.

P.S. Can you guess who's older by 5 years? It's a game we always play.