24 April 2012

Blue Moment

“Always seek the blue moment”
~Kent Nerburn

"The blue moment can happen 
any time or any place. 
It is a moment when you are 
truly alive to the world 
around you
It can be a moment of love 
or a moment of terror. 
You may not know it 
when it happens. 
It may only reveal 
itself in memory. 
But if you are patient 
and open your heart, 
the blue moment will come."

22 April 2012


i liked this pose

almost as if i
had paused
in the middle
of a sentence....



Yesterday was a warm day here in the Valley of the Sun.  As the sun started to go down, I sat on my back porch (in the shade, overhead fan spinning lazily) and watched the sky turn from blue to indigo.  The birds were flitting about, calling out to each other in their chirps, and I imagined they were saying goodnight to each other, or giving last minute advice to watch out for the neighborhood cats. (lol)  I could hear the occasional motorcycle in the distance as it traveled down the road in a hurry.  And I felt a sense of peace that things were right with my world for the moment.

My thoughts turned to this blog, my original ideals for it, and what it's grown to become.  I haven't been posting as often as I originally planned, and lately my photos haven't been as inspired as I'd like them to be.  The word that came to mind was "passion" as I contemplated what I've posted, and what I'd like to do in the future.  Which leads me to reading up on passion, and of course, finding a quote:

“Passion. It lies in all of us. Sleeping... waiting... and though unwanted, unbidden, it will stir... open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us... guides us. Passion rules us all. And we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love... the clarity of hatred... the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion, maybe we'd know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow. Empty rooms, shuttered and dank. Without passion, we'd be truly dead.”     ~Joss Whedon

It's 6am Sunday morning, and as the sun rises again,
 I can feel how warm the day will be. 
If you have a passion in life, embrace it, 
use your passion for something great today!

21 April 2012


Humans have covered their heads since time immemorial.  Initially headwear offered protection from the elements; later head coverings became symbols of status of authority.  Soon after hats progressed to become not only a uniform, but also an art form.

At the turn of the 20th century in 1900, both men and women changed their hats dependent on their activity.

Hats when worn today are either worn for a special dressy occasion such as a wedding or conversely as casual statement attire.

It is unlikely that the hat will ever die as an accessory as it offers far too much potential for drawing attention to the face. 

 Fashion or not,

to me

there's just



a hat

19 April 2012

17 April 2012


"As a single footstep 
will not make a path 
on the earth, 

so a single thought 
will not make 
a pathway 
in the mind. 

To make a deep physical path, 
we walk again and again. 
To make a deep mental path, 
we must think over and over 
the kind of thoughts 
we wish to dominate our lives."
~ Henry David Thoreau

This quote jumped out at me today, and decided to share it.  Lately, my thoughts have been on finding balance, reflection and renewal. Life is hard (and oftentimes much too busy!); but we let it become that way when we don't take time for ourselves.  Find some time, do something for yourself today! 
(Lots of extra traffic here lately... thank you!!!  ~Gal )

15 April 2012


 He wrapped a big strong arm around her, and kissed the top of her head.  He wanted this woman in his bed, but wasn't sure she felt the same.  He watched as she tipped her face up to his, and looked down into her eyes.  He tried reading the depths there, trying to gauge what she was feeling.  With a soft growl, he decided he didn't care; with a bend of his knees, he slid his other arm behind her knees, and picked her up, sweeping her off her feet and carrying her down the hall to his bedroom.  He felt her arms slide around his neck, her cheek pressed to his chest.   
When they reached the edge of the bed, he set her feet down softly, letting her body slowly slide down his length.  He knew she could feel his arousal; her arms stayed around his neck, and he felt her lips press kisses against his heated skin.  He looked into her eyes, knowing he wouldn't be able to wait much longer, and whispered, "Are you sure?"  She didn't speak, just nodded, looking into his eyes.  The hunger she carefully masked during the day was there in her eyes as she slid her hands beneath his shirt, toying with the crisp hair.  He groaned inwardly as he fussed with the zipper of her dress, letting it pool around her feet as he gazed at her fussy feminine bra and panties.  Her hands groped at his shoulders, sliding off his shirt.  He quickly unfastened his jeans, stepping out of them as they fell back onto the bed. 

The moonlight streamed in the window, giving him just enough light to watch her flush as he carefully removed her lacy bra and panties.  He stared down at her skin, drinking in the sight of it, knowing how soft it will feel under his touch.  He ached to take her then and there, but knew that he needed to move slowly.  He sucked in a deep breath to keep control of his own needs as he cupped his hand and slid it along her skin, feeling her shiver.  She was like a flower, her skin like soft petals, and her body responded to his touch.  And he knew, they both knew, that tonight would not soon be forgotten.

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.  
~William Wordsworth

Sometimes, this Gal just has to write.  :)

14 April 2012


we can choose 
the paths we follow. 

our choices 
are made for us. 

And sometimes 
we have no choice at all.”

~Neil Gaiman, The Sandman

It was a good day today,
considering the weather
was blustery and cool.
I walked and hiked and 
snapped a few pix.....
(Couldn't find  a
secluded place
to pause for a
self pic tho.)

11 April 2012


God gave women 
intuition and femininity.
Used properly, 
the combination easily
jumbles the brain 
of any man I've ever met.
~Farrah Fawcett


Thank you
Vielen Dank
Terima Kasih
gratias tu

 Lots of extra traffic here lately,  its greatly appreciated!  ~~Gal

08 April 2012


It takes courage to grow up

and become who you really are.

~e.e. cummings

Like the sky opens 
after a rainy day 
we must open to ourselves.... 

Learn to love yourself 
for who you are 
and open so the world 
can see you shine.  
~James Poland

07 April 2012


While out and about yesterday,
I stopped into a Goodwill Store
and found this lovely paisley scarf.

 Without a clue what I was going 
to do with it, I quickly realized 
it would make a great piece for
my blog.  (And at $4, a bargain!)


Checking in with Google, I see 
some are used for decorating.
If I drape it across my 
entertainment center, I won't
need to dust as often, right?  
Anything to get out of
a little extra housework :)


When life gets busy,
you do the things that
are "must do's"; 
it's hard to find a spare
moment to do the things
that bring you pleasure.

But sometimes those
moments are
more important
than your long
To-Do list!

Time is a brisk wind,
for each hour
it brings something new...
but who can understand and measure
its sharp breath,
its mystery and
its design?