Originally, I had another post I was going to do for Wordless Wednesday, but then Julie did a post about her family dog Kaiser. I got all sentimental and thought of Hash Brown. Then I realized I [...]
The rain’s beauty is more than just water droplets – there’s so much more to rain that we might first think. It’s a beauty that we can all appreciate
Some beautiful photos of roses serve as a reminder of their beauty and they have medicinal value. Recently I visited a rose garden and snapped photos of various roses, but the one you see here is by far my favorite. Link up for Wordless Wednesday, too!
I went for a walk at Lake Junaluska…and then I thought up a poem – a meditation, rather – about bringing peace into your life.
Is it hard to meditate? Have you ever tried an active meditation? Learn some techniques to apply on the next walk you take, no matter how short.
I just finished this Sharpie marker image yesterday! I’ve been working on it for the better part of two weeks, but I’m happy!
It’s just in time for Wordless Wednesday (though I’m always word-y). For more information on this piece, click over to my new website, The Sharpie Artist.
Have a great Wednesday [...]
We all have goals and aspirations.
And until recently, I was apt to share them with whomever would listen.
I’m doing “this and that,” I’d say. Sometimes my goals would change, “actually, I’m doing that and this.”
I loved sharing my goals because it was like it was proving to others (and perhaps more to [...]
Expressing gratitude might not always be the easiest thing to do, especially in hard times.
However, it was in hard times myself did I learn the value and humility in expressing gratitude.
Being thankful for what’s going right can often help put the things that are going wrong, in perspective.
Last summer, I remember being [...]
This is actually a photo I took of myself last summer. I was experimenting a bit with self-portraiture.
Alas, I was never that comfortable with it. Somehow painting a self portrait was a lot easier than taking photos of myself.
I always felt so vain…even though I always was looking for an artistic composition and it was [...]
Do you do anything for Earth Day?
It’s one of my favorite days of the year.
Sometimes I do a “campus clean up,” or participate in a Billion Acts of Green.
But this year, I’ve made a few things AND I’m eating a few things.
Check out the video to see some ways in which [...]
The events of the past week in the US – the Boston Marathon, the bombings, the lockdown, all of it – have left me pondering.
Pondering the regularity of such events.
If they don’t happen on US soil, they happen elsewhere.
It’s all too easy to focus on what’s wrong.
After all, the squeaky wheel [...]
I don’t usually do vlogs, but I want to incorporate them. This is one of the first-ever videos I’ve done of myself.
When and if I do this again, I hope to include more of my photography and art – used as tools in an “inspiration” series. Enjoy!
As for Wordless or Wordy Wednesday, [...]
Maybe the Picto Project is dead.
I don’t know.
It all started on Friday, April 5.
I woke up to find that over 30 (at least that’s where I stopped counting) of the articles I write for HubPages were copied and put on other websites.
I spent the next 5 [...]
It’s Wordless – Wordy – Wednesday and I’m happy to announce a guest-post from Rose Clearfield – writer, crafter, photographer extraordinaire. (You can still link up at the bottom of this post.)
If you haven’t been to her blog, you’re missing out: her photos and crafts are something else and she has a [...]
Since I’ve included images of horses this week, I thought it would be fun to also include one of my black cat, Pepe.
And since it’s just a “day in the life,” I thought I’d also link up with the “Finish the Sentence Friday” blog hop.
This photo cracks me up: it reminds me of [...]
When I look at the lake, with the trees, I always feel a sense of spirituality and wonder.
If you’re a regular reader on this blog, you’ll know that I’m a deeply spiritual person: I believe the Divine is in everything.
But what does that have [...]
I wasn’t kidding when I said I got lots of photos from the barn where my sister-in-law’s horses reside.
The brown horse is Vinur, meaning “friend” in Icelandic. He’s an Icelandic horse, of course.
The little guy is Tommy.
They’re sweet and spoiled…at the same time.
I got such a sense of peace from [...]