Happy New Year, Friends! Although I said I would, I changed my mind about sharing a Neruda poem this evening. Instead, I decided to drop in with a dialogue poem by late 19th/early 20th century poet, Ella Wheeler Wilcox. The dialogue speaks to this particular moment of transition. After the maddening year that’s just ended, … Continue reading New Year: A Dialogue
Each raindrop holds within its entity an image of the vast and ageless sea. The quote above was printed on a card I received from a friend when we were teenagers. The words struck me and I committed them to memory. When I received the riveting photo postcard featuring raindrops in the garden from my … Continue reading A Raindrop. An Image. A Reflection.
Life is too busy! I’ve shortened my to-do list, turned down invitations, postponed some of my activities, extended deadlines–still there are not enough hours in the day. The weekend seems far too short to make an impact on “all that must be done,” and I find myself moving from one task to another and unable … Continue reading Breathe: Water and Abstract Photography
I recall my glee the evening my hubby handed me the stack of postcards he had just retrieved from the mailbox and post office box. I placed them in my planner hoping to savor them later, but then life happened–illnesses, midterms, and life in general. Now, that the madness is less intense for a moment [Spring … Continue reading Quotes and Hearts: Love on Postcards
At the mention of spring, we imagine an explosion of blossoms in many, many colors. At the mention of autumn, we think of the changing of trees. But autumn has flowers too, and that was the point of the photo postcard swap in which my penfriend Beckra and I participated. On a walk in the woods, … Continue reading Autumn Has Flowers Too!
I’m baaaaack with another monochrome photos post. I can hardly believe the last monochrome post, “Animals in Monochrome,” was in January. I didn’t realize how much time had gone by. I attempted a “Water in Monochrome” swap earlier in the year, but there were no takers, so I was pleased as punch when my penfriend … Continue reading (Monochrome) Photo Play: Water, Light, and Fairies
Winter seemed endless, but spring is leaving (read: has left) all too quickly. We still have about 2.5 weeks until the “official” beginning of summer, but we’ve been feeling 90 (or near 90) degree temperatures here in Northern Alabama for a few weeks now. We won’t even mention the humidity! Spring is far too short for … Continue reading Blossoms Today…Gone Tomorrow
Someone needs this today… When Difficulties Arise…”Hang in There” by Douglas Pagels, from Positive Thoughts Every Day Difficulties arise in the lives of us all. What is most important is dealing with the hard times, coping with the changes, and getting through to the other side where the sun is still shining just for you. … Continue reading Hang in There…
In case you need a bit of silly to lighten the heavy load of Monday… Note: Card from Rebecca, Bratface99 on swap-bot. Card by TanenWorks, Sloan Tanen.