DAILY

guarded

as I round the corner
into the lot
this tree
appears
a
silent
prayer
whispered
for her

thoughts under a tree

transparent
I love my job BUT I enjoy my freedom and the feelings that come over me passing under this maple tree to the rest of my day.

enjoy your moments of freedom today
look up

I NEED CHAIRS!

Not sure I have enough chairs for family gathering around the table Thanksgiving.
my chairs
much like me
do not "match"......

view



have a seat
favorite rocker back yard

dog house SAM in the "dog house"
garden wicker
old wicker becomes planter in garden

kitchen chair
love my colored wooden chairs...

red

for relaxing afterward

new
this wicker /metal is new...love the look of it...

I could use this one
here.
or how about this one....


so thankful for people to fill ALL my chairs.

MONDAY MOMENTS in the trees

pine at uta
pine shadow

If what I say resonates with you, it is merely
because we are both branches on the same tree.
- W.. B . "Yeats

field

oak

"monday moments"
each week words to encourage and trees to say thanks!

SUNDAY FUN

saturday sister
"no matter what the time or space, you cannot lose my love"
Sara Groves

this self portrait by AKK

SATURDAY SUN

rays

"you turn me into somebody loved"
The Weepies

IT IS OK

me today

not to be perfect. for that I am thankful.

PEANUT BUTTER & THANKFUL

making

making lunches
over 15 years...
thats a lot of bread
spread with LOVE
GIVING THANKS today
for my sandwich eaters

What's for lunch where you are?

AUTUMN SUN

holidays are coming

we both have redheaded daughters ...
live in the south...
and are members of the 5 decade club, she is a new member ...TODAY!

travel to Autumn Sun to be added to the unusual holiday card giveaway.

black and white ~~ dark and bright

most days beauty is not far from home
and for that I give thanks


bottom

there

yard down the street
november beauty continues

STUDY IN BROWN

cupdaily

beginning each day
in strength
warmth
with
a spoon
full of
thanks

THANKS for MONDAYS?

I am thankful
for the pewter sunshine
watching me from the garden &
the 16 year old who wrote the quote

always present
he prayed - it wasn't my religion.
he ate - it wasn't what I ate.
he spoke - it wasn't my language.
he dressed - it wasn't what I wore.
he took my hand - it wasn't the color of mine.
but when he laughed- it was how I laughed,
and when he cried - it was how I cried.
Amy Maddox

Stephanie of Little Purple Cow Photography
is giving thanks for a person, place or thing
for the next ten days with her stunning photos.


see a powerful quote with such beauty!

LEAVES AND SUN

saturday
the sun shines
in the window
shadows come
to play

used watercolor treatment for fun

I accept this Grammy... no wait...

thanks jewels!

this is just as good!

on this beautiful Saturday an award has come my way from my sweet friend JEWELS whose blog I visit daily! I will pass this blog award on as well but first I am to list 5 things that you may not know about me...since this is a photo blog...seems right to use these...

warriors

ice hockey cheerleader in high school

on piano

play and sing 6 days a week ...


star breakfast
vegetarian..99% wink!

warm




had my career HERE ...seems like another life now

been alive now 5 decades and I'm OK about it...blue hand and all!

blue hand


I hope Leaca at SIMPLY BLOGGED will play ...her photographs are stunning!

Jane at 54 plus one more is a writer with photos and more to see...come out and play!

SOFT SATURDAY

favorite

WEEKEND TO-DO LIST

be wise...or not

keep watch

give hugs

puppet

be warm

last quilt

pat the dog

treat?

not necessarily in that order!
Maya is taking a trip to town
What is on your list?





love on the fridge

foil

feel love today...

sometimes shiny

a little wrinkled

often smooth

like foil



ECO ELK

Wayfaring Wanderer
is featuring an Eco-Friendly giveaway
on her most beautiful blog full of imagery
and verse.
She poses these two questions:
"What 5 ways are you Eco-Friendly?"
"Where can you improve?"

the Red or Gray list looks like this :

purchasing food in it most natural form
doing away with lots of packaging.

oranges apples lemons oh my!

"re use" instead of throw away

back porch

turn off lights inside and out

light

compost in the backyard

DSCN3344


no dry cleaning here ~ all natural fabrics

ironing



five ways to improve:

drive a more efficient car (are you listening Santa?)
remember to bring reusable grocery bags when shopping ( I have them just forget them!)
adjust thermostat by 2-3 degrees year around (summer is hardest)
mow lawn either manually (or how about less often)
love my showers ... BUT install low flow shower head to use less water

if we all do just a little the word will bloom!

trying

PORCH PICTURE

front porch
my favorite spot
this pot use to be a lamp
it quit working
so I kept the base
I like the way it looks ...do you?

front porch

the grape vine wreath looks bare ....
I prefer the look of the wood and wire..do you?
sometimes a bird nests there
in the spring.

wreath

day dreaming is simple here
the only sound are leaves rustling
just right for gazing.... at an amber stone

amber black white

grazing...only one
or two

sweet

just enjoying the moment
glad you stopped by
stop on down the road
for more life
in black and white

grape