It IS Friday!!!
Combining three memes today…
Random 5 Friday over at A Rural Journal
Friday Finds at Kim Klassen's Cafe
I hope you will take some time to follow the links
and enjoy the work of the many talented people who participate!
Here we go...
I have always been an early riser.
I love to watch the sun come up…
This year I decided, again in an effort to motivate myself,
to record the sunrise every morning with my camera.
Somehow, I began getting up later and later
and as the sun started rising earlier in the summer I missed a lot.
But I am pleased to say I am back at it now!
Partially because I am getting up earlier again…
and partially because the sun is rising later
(how nice of it to help me out like that!)
Using Skywatch Friday
as a motivator!
Yesterday I was fortunate to capture both the sunrise...
and the moon rise!
I am not a lover of winter…
but photography makes it bearable.
I love the way the snow arranges itself
in the gardens...
I spent some time wandering my gardens
and taking some photos on Wednesday morning
after our first snowfall of the year
I am a quotaholic!
I have notebooks dating back to the 60s
(yes, I was alive then!)
filled with quotes that caught my fancy.
It is an addiction from which I have never recovered…
needless to say I have a lot of notebooks!
Interestingly, when I am looking for quotes
for my quotography,
it is those notebooks that I turn to rather than the inter webs.
So I was delighted to come across this quote.
It seemed to fit one of the snowfall photos perfectly…
I was so delighted to discover the snow
resting across this grass…
The combination of these little discoveries led to the creation of this week's
|Processed in Lightroom using Kim's kk_lettherebelight preset|
Losing both my parents in such a short time frame
and dealing with all that comes with being an estate executrix
I have found it difficult to find the time, energy and motivation
my camera, once my trusty always-at-my-side companion
spent a very long time on the shelf
…not a nice way to treat such a good friend!
I enrolled in Kim Klassen's Beyond Beyond e-course
to push myself to take it out again!
That got me motivated
but there was something still holding me back...
This week I have been attending an e-gathering called
"Come as you are and leave more you"
hosted by creativity catalyst Tracey Duncan.
I have found it extremely valuable
in moving forward with my creative endeavours!
It feels good to be where I am now…
not where I eventually want to be, but a lot further ahead than I was,
and with a better understanding of what is tripping me up
and a clearer vision of where I am going!
My mother used to love to sit in our living room
with our two dogs laying on her lap…
All three of them would fall asleep for an hour every afternoon!
We call them the 'grand dogs' as they belong(ed) to my daughter
before she had to move into a place where she couldn't keep them..
I love dogs and have had them all my life
but had decided not to get another after the last one
because we now travel more and more at the last minute.
We couldn't see them separated or given up
so we took them until her situation changes.
That was about two years ago.
The Mister and I have gotten attached…
I don't think she is getting them back!
Here they are, just after their visit to the 'spa'
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have a wonderful weekend!