31 October 2013

Happy Halloween!



Happy 

Halloween!!

from ~Gal


“Eye of newt, and toe of frog,

Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,

Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,

Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing,—

For a charm of powerful trouble,

Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

Double, double toil and trouble;

Fire burn, and caldron bubble.” 

-William Shakespeare

30 October 2013

All Hallows Eve

It's said that All Hallows' Eve

 is one of the nights when

the veil between the worlds is thin -

and whether you believe in such things

or not, those roaming spirits probably

believe in you, or at least acknowledge

your existence, considering that it used

to be their own.

Even the air feels different on Halloween,

autumn-crisp and bright.

-Erin Morgenstern
It's said that All Hallows' Eve is one of the nights when the veil between the worlds is thin - and whether you believe in such things or not, those roaming spirits probably believe in you, or at least acknowledge your existence, considering that it used to be their own. Even the air feels different on Halloween, autumn-crisp and bright.

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It's said that All Hallows' Eve is one of the nights when the veil between the worlds is thin - and whether you believe in such things or not, those roaming spirits probably believe in you, or at least acknowledge your existence, considering that it used to be their own. Even the air feels different on Halloween, autumn-crisp and bright.

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29 October 2013

Clown Heels



I donned my clown heels

just for you :)

  


Eat, drink and be scary.








 








When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.

28 October 2013

Celebrate


"Halloween is an ancient druidic holiday, one the Celtic peoples have 
celebrated for millennia. It is the crack between the last 
golden rays of summer and the dark of winter; 
the delicately balanced tweak of the year before it is 
given over entirely to the dark; 
a time for the souls of the departed to squint, 
to peek and perhaps to travel through the gap. 
What could be more thrilling and worthy of celebration than that? 
It is a time to celebrate sweet bounty, as the harvest is brought in. 
It is a time of excitement and pleasure for children before the dark sets in. 
We should all celebrate that."
-Jenny Colgan, Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams

27 October 2013

Latex





“I wish everyday could be Halloween.
We could all wear masks all the time.
Then we could walk around and
get to know each other
before we got to see what we looked
like under the masks.”  -R.J. Palacio











the last few days have been a struggle - 
interests and efforts are in a lull or a rut
sometimes when we slip into some kind of 
ravine, its hard to climb our way out.
but we do.  and i will too.







i forced myself out to "my mountain"

for a few pictures.

It was mid-day, too hot

to be tramping around,

but I turned onto a gravel road,

rolled down the windows,

turned up the tunes,

and soaked up some mountain time.




24 October 2013

23 October 2013

22 October 2013

Sun


“Tattoos have a power and magic all their own. 

They decorate the body but they also enhance the soul.”

-Michelle Delio







21 October 2013

Sunshine








it might seem like

the last days of summer

for you, 

but here in the

Valley of the Sun,

we are enjoying

what we waited

all summer long for!

i spent a good part

of today sitting in the

sunshine, and reading ...

nothing too involved,

just a little fiction.





Let my soul smile through my heart 

and my heart smile through my eyes, 

that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.

--Paramahansa Yogananda





20 October 2013

Soffft



It's Saturday evening,

and as i was fixing supper

(meatloaf and rice)

i decided to play ....

i used a piece

of fabric for a soft look....

i wasn't sure what to

expect, but it definitely

is a soft look.





some weekend days

can be long and ....

uneventful.

i sat in the sun

reading and relaxing

and that was nice

for a change.

Hope you're enjoying

your weekend!

19 October 2013

Edit Play 2




i felt like playing

with some edits

a simple picture

re-done in

two different ways....

and of course

the original

at the bottom!

Loved how Sadie

was right there,

part of the photo - as usual!






































18 October 2013

Edit Play 1





just playing with

some editing skills

ok, ok,

mostly, i was

just playing.

hehehe
















































17 October 2013

Moonshine

the moon was shining bright
and i decided on a very quick
impromptu photo ....



“We all shine on....
like the moon and the stars and the sun....
we all shine on.... 
come on and on and on...”
--John Lennon

Hues of Blue




 It's wonderful

when you can bring

sparkle into people's lives

without fading away

from your own true color.

Keep the hue in you. 

~Dodinsky


i hope these photos

of mine bring a little

sparkle into your life,

if only for a moment.

If you had to pick

a "true color"

for yourself,

what would you pick?

People ask my fav color

and i have always said

'green'

but lately, i'm thinking

that i'm true purple

to the core.

But blue is pretty good,

don't you think so too?





16 October 2013

Light


ignite the light

and let it shine

just own the night

like the 4th of July!

baby, you're a firework

come on show 'em

what you're worth!




Katy Perry's song....
my granddaughter
taught me the song.

It took a while
to enjoy the song
(i'm more partial
to country! hehehe)








It's inside of all of us,
a light shines,
if only we let it.
Stop being afraid
of being yourself,
stop trying to be
like others.
The best advice:
Be Yourself!

15 October 2013

Be You




 Learn to... be what you are, 

and learn to resign 

with a good grace 

all that you are not.  

~Henri Frederic Amiel



did you have a good Monday?

i always anticipate Mondays

expecting the worst.....

that way when the worst happens,

i'm not surprised!

*smiles*

14 October 2013

Sundays





It takes courage 

to grow up 

and become 

who you really are.  

~e.e. cummings









 


experimenting with my camera

made my Sunday feel 

as if i actually relaxed .... 

creativity to be myself

and of course 

have some fun

i hope your weekend

was as beautiful 

as the sun rising

in a warm morning sky. 

13 October 2013

2toDay

2 today:
for some reason
i struggled
with the
photos
today.
lighting,
stance,
focus,
tossed more
than i kept.











That's probably

leftovers from a

stress filled week

and lack of time

for being creative.

but i never stop trying.

more tomorrow!

12 October 2013

Patootie





just

a little

patootie

peek

that was

supposed

to post

on Thursday

but

*sigh*

something

in the

week's rush

had me

goof it up.




Better late than never, right?  *winks*

09 October 2013

Country Gal



Just a few more

peeks of my

country gal side....

"There's a want and there's a need

There's a history between

Girls like her and guys like me

Cowboys and angels"

*song by Dustin Lynch




08 October 2013

I Love....



I love little baby ducks,
 
Old pick-up trucks,
 
Slow movin trains, and rain.


I love little country streams,
 
Sleep without dreams,
 
Sunday school in May, and hay.














I love leaves in the wind,
 
Pictures of my friends,
 
Birds of the world, and squirrels.

 
I love coffee in a cup,
 
Little fuzzy pups,
 
Bourbon in a glass, and grass.










I love honest open smiles,
 
Kisses from a child,
 
Tomatoes on a vine, and onions.

 
I love winners when they cry,
 
Losers when they try,
 
Music when it's good, and life.


(Song by Tom T. Hall, called "I Love")







What can i say?  i'm a country girl!!

07 October 2013

Country Mood



She's ten pounds of sugar 

in a five pound sack
 
A Hollywood looker 

in a John Deere cap

I go fast, she hollers faster,

She's the first one up the hayloft ladder

A girl like that's what a country boy's after

She cranks, 
she cranks, 
she cranks my tractor




guess you could say

i'm in a country mood this week....

not sure why,

maybe it comes from

going home.

Like Barbara Mandrell sings

"I was country when country wasn't cool"

i was raised on country music,

its part of my roots,

part of who i am. 

06 October 2013

All Country



Country music sometimes has

a way of summing up a group

of feelings like no other genre:



"All I wanna do is get to holding you

And get to knowing you,

And get to showing you

And get to loving you

'fore the night is through

Baby, you know what to do

Country girl, shake it for me"




i saw Luke Bryan do

this song in concert

(with my sister and parents)

on a trip to California --

he sure can rock it!

which seems an odd thing

to say about country music!


05 October 2013

She's Country

 


Country
from her cowboy boots 
to her down home roots

She's country, 
from the songs she plays 
to the prayers she prays,

That's the way 
she was born and raised, 
she ain't afraid to stay

Country







this was inspired by

the song by Jason Aldean

"She's Country"

(you can listen here)



“Country music 

is the poetry 

of the American spirit.”

-Steve Maraboli


(and so are country gals! *laughs* )


04 October 2013

In the mood...

long tired week

fresh from the shower

and i'm ready for jammies

and maybe a movie.... any suggestions? 

I'm in the mood for a good classic -

Father Goose, Pillow Talk, Harvey .... 

03 October 2013

Tired!

Have you ever been so tired

that you forget what day it is?

forget what you need to take to work?

then forget to bring home

what you took?


This week, I feel like I'm

running on autopilot --

and definitely in need of a co-pilot!

(applications are now being accepted!)


Looking forward to a relaxing

"do-nothing" weekend --

except for catching up on the cleaning,

the laundry,

the yard work,

the....

well, I'm sure there's more,

but I'm just too tired to think of them right now!

*grins-n-giggles*