Saturday, June 29, 2013


photo shoot in my back yard
brand new model

more to come, I'm sure . . . 

Friday, June 28, 2013

Played with one of my photos

Climbed around in the rock garden for a few minutes
took a few pictures while i was there
Played with this a little and liked the results.


Monday, June 24, 2013

At Last -

caught a real early bus
was "THERE" as soon as it opened . . 
was home again before it got hot

The difference between a Friend and your Soul is 
that a friend may or may not deny you; 
but the Soul shall never deny you when you ask it for help. 
- Yogi Bhajan

love & love,

If you want to awaken 
all of humanity, 
then awaken all of yourself. 
If you want to eliminate 
the suffering in the world, 
then eliminate all that is dark and negative 
in yourself.
Truly, the greatest gift you have to give
is that of your own self-transformation.
— Lao Tzu

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Closed Path

I thought that my voyage had come to its end 
at the last limit of my power,---that the path before me was closed, 
that provisions were exhausted 
and the time come to take shelter in a silent obscurity.

But I find that thy will knows no end in me.
And when old words die out on the tongue,
new melodies break forth from the heart;
and where the old tracks are lost,
new country is revealed with its wonders. 

- by Rabindranath Tago

Friday, June 21, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

It's called "Keokuk Cardinal"

I went outside to get a picture of this guy.
Guess it was a good thing because the very next time I looked out the window the flower was gone.  It's fun to think it had to run off to catch a bus.

Okay, i KNOW that didn't happen - but still . . . 
I took a few other pictures while i was outside

(Thank you, Melissa for this camera.)

love & love,

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

"Man Finds Hat - Remembers His Purpose"

This Man and his Beautiful Wife
at his son's wedding

A stellar and perfect moment in time
to be cherished forever.

(Rabbi James Stone Goodman)

Oh My Fur & Whiskers!!!

I finally had a little quiet time yesterday.
It was overdue.
By late afternoon i had colors out, trying to remember things i learned in school
Lately it feels as if I've forgotten more stuff that I know . . . 
What's up with that?

At least I'm having fun, hm?

So, I'm off to "work."

IF one can call what I do "work."
Hopefully I'll take a ride into town and pick up a bus pass for next month.
(Gives me plenty of time to catch up on reading - 
everything has it's upside . . don't you think?)

Love & Love,

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Color me happy
things are finding a wonderful order
Life may turn out different than expected
Different - and Much Better

may you find the same in Your Story.

love & love,

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I have a lot to learn . . .

New tools
first try

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013

from Steven Charleston:

Live for love, work for peace, dance for joy, give for hope, think for fun, climb for strength, walk for a cure, share for freedom, look for meaning, save for tomorrow, spend for others, care for all, laugh for heaven, cry for a reason, help for community, stand for justice, journey for truth, fly for vision, feel for wisdom, hide for shelter, build for the homeless, 
dig for answers, pray for ever, plan for a purpose, speak for solidarity, 
read for knowledge, teach for fulfillment, learn for curiosity, imagine for God, 
compromise for humility, be for who you truly are.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Refuse to fall down
If you cannot refuse to fall down,
refuse to stay down.
If you cannot refuse to stay down,
lift your heart toward heaven,
and like a hungry beggar,
ask that it be filled.
You may be pushed down.
You may be kept from rising.
But no one can keep you from
lifting your heart
toward heaven, only you.
It is in the middle of misery
that so much becomes clear.
The one who says nothing good
came of this, is not yet listening. 
~Clarissa Pinkola Est├ęs
Art by Kim Walmsley

Friday, June 07, 2013

First Friday of June

Borrowing from earlier photo expeditions 
because I haven't had much opportunity to wander lately

My "Summer Position" is over soon enough and there's time before school begins
so, I'm good with circumstances.  I've certainly learned a lot.
there's a lot more to "get right."

SO, I'm juggling choices - Wondering if a completely new option will present itSelf.
That's super possible.

Have you ever looked around and found you've been "painted into a corner?"

I kept thinking everything was my responsibility (my fault.)
I'm one of those people fully able to accomplish every task in front of me.

Did you already know there are some here - 
with the singular intention to dismantle and destroy - 
the efforts of others?

FINALLY, it has been clearly explained to me i did nothing wrong.

Hey!  Did you know we need to understand it isn't our fault - 
just so we can let it all go and move along???

IF You already know this stuff - you are LEAGUES Ahead of me.

Finding the Learning Quest Curve a Little Steep

i wish us all well,
love & love,

"Whatever presents itself in the present moment, embrace it as if you had chosen it"
--Eckhart Tolle 

Sunday, June 02, 2013

I have just finished watching a two part series on Ancient Iran

So many ideas i work with everyday
have been pulled into a different/grander perspective
I will seek greater information
Isn't it good to know there is always more?
The High and Holy
Beautiful and Grace-filled
has always been honored?
Perhaps there is Much to find
about the family of humankind
that will lead us home.