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Special Photo Challenge: Inspiration

The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life. Robert Louis Stevenson

Special Photo Challenge: Inspiration

Special Photo Challenge: Inspiration

Special Photo Challenge: Inspiration

Special Photo Challenge: Inspiration

Special Photo Challenge: Inspiration - My 4 Year Anniversary on WordPress

Special Photo Challenge: Inspiration – My 4 Year Anniversary on WordPress

What inspires me to blog? This is my 4th Anniversary as a WordPress blogger and I’ve crossed a lot of bridges since that first day when I had the temerity to add my voice to the global conversation. I haven’t looked back even though I’ve had my share of major setbacks. What I’ve come to learn is that writing gives me hope, inspiration and joy, and infuses my spirit with a sense of gratitude and awe. So what exactly inspires me? Lots of things inspire me to blog. Top of my list is probably my love for meeting people, nature, travel, family, advocacy/volunteer work, learning, adventure, exercise, good food and much more.

With gratitude, all life appears as a blessing – without gratitude, all of life is perceived as a burden. Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Special Photo Challenge: Inspiration

Special Photo Challenge: Inspiration

Special Photo Challenge: Inspiration

Special Photo Challenge: Inspiration

I put together a wide range of pictures that show some of the things I do… I wanted a shot of me taking a shot of something but didn’t quite capture any that fit the bill… So I kept going through the piles… ADHD me! It’s all good. :lol: I hope these help and that they give you a glimpse into my world.

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. Rabindranath Tagore

Special Photo Challenge: Inspiration

Special Photo Challenge: Inspiration

Special Photo Challenge: Inspiration

Special Photo Challenge: Inspiration

Special Photo Challenge: Inspiration

Special Photo Challenge: Inspiration

I could probably write a book on each of the shots I included in this post as they tell a wide range of stories. They were taken all over the USA and in other countries; hence my international nomad title… But I’m coming close to feeling at home here. Home is where the heart finds rest. What inspires you? More below! Thank you for stopping by!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Green…

“Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Weekly Photo Challenge: Green…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Green…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Green…

Green–The symbol of growth, renewal, and the rebirth of plant life (sometimes all life) on earth; an expression of fertility, freshness, youth as well as inexperience. It is the color of paper money. Some mixtures suggest envy, jealousy, guilt, disease, or terror. Green light is otherworldly because we experience almost no natural green light. via arts.unomaha.edu

Green = Rebirth = Life: For last week’s challenge on renewal, I added some information I found while researching the term. Some of it had to do with the color – Green. As I pointed out in that post, Green is one of the first signs of life in nature. It provides a canvas for the many shades of colors competing for our attention, and brings a sense of balance and lushness to an environment. Yet, green can also be the color of decay too. Gangrene of the limbs, rotted teeth and mold on food are the flip side of life giving green; they represent shades that can kill us.  Whether we like it or not, green will play a big role in our future. As the debate on climate change continues, we will learn new ways to go green while working to protect our environment and, ultimately, our planet.  Green also goes beyond nature, touching other aspects of life including money.

“For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.” Martin Luther

Weekly Photo Challenge: Green…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Green…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Green…

“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle.” Thich Nhat Hanh

Green = Refresh = Varied: Even though I’m not big on wearing things green, I have some in my wardrobe. I tend to lean more to dark green shades; teal, hunter, forest, and any of the dark green variety. However, I must admit I own a snazzy fluorescent green jacket that would make a fashionista weep.  A few years ago, when I was experimenting with colored contact lenses, I was tempted to try out a pair in green but it didn’t work out so I settled on a warm caramel brown; it softened my face. When I went looking for more information on shades of green, in addition to the familiar names we all love, I found some of the funniest names out there. I’ve added the list to the last paragraph. Please indulge me and check it out.

“Nature is the true revelation of the Deity to man. The nearest green field is the inspired page from which you may read all that it is needful for you to know.” Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Green…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Green…


InDeed Campaign for Nature by Embracing the World: Six Easy Commitments.

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” William Blake

Green = Renew= Love: I love gardening, and the color green is vital to any garden… It is a sign that our effort will soon bear fruit.  When we visit a fertile garden, we notice, rather quickly, that there are so many shades of green; from the lightest pastel to the darkest hue and there’s a reason for all that green. Why all that green?  Remember our biology (botany) class days? The green shade occurs in nature because of a complex chemical known as chlorophyll and its role  in the photosynthesis of plant life.  Nature’s imagination needs science to do its part. It needs us to do our part. If you’ve watered a plant to life, you’d understand the exhilaration that arises when the first shoot or bud or leaf pushes through. More below! Thank you.

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Musings: Color Me Poetic…?

“The only difference between me and a madman is that I’m not mad.” Salvador Dali

Musings: Color Me Poetic…? Autumn leaves

Musings: Color Me Poetic…? Flying pig

Musings: I’m Not A Poet…

I’m Not A Poet… I Just Act Like One… And Bob’s my Uncle! ;-)

Floating tree, floating tree,
show me your autumn leaves.
I met you on the Champs-Élysées
But you pretend it was in Tennessee

Flying pigs, flying pigs
I heard you exist.
I’d worry if chicken grow teeth
or cows sing a Gangnam Style hit…

Musings: Color Me Poetic…?

Add more color to your life. All on a light note.  The creative process isn’t so linear… I wanted to use this post to share how snatches of thoughts with a dash of color, add to the development of an idea, a post, or  an artistic project. The work is never truly finished. What’s your take/observation? More below!

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