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Weekly Photo Challenge – Beginning…

The beginning...a point in time or space when something starts, a new experience.  A new dawn, a new day, a new life….beginning

The Lord’s love never ends; his mercies never stop. They are new every morning; Lord your loyalty is great.  Lamentations 3:22-23



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Two Subjects…Obscured!

Two Subjects…A window with an Obscured view…offered up for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge and the A to Z April Challenge!  Now that’s what I call being mindful of margin

How often is our view of life obscured by one view or another…oh to have clarity of thought and vision on that which fills my mind.


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Weekly Photo Challenge…Contrast

The WordPress Dailypost Weekly Photo Challenge is Contrast.

What a contrast…Hot Cookies and Cold Milk…It’s fairly difficult to capture pictures of warm, deliciously fragrant chocolate chip cookies and a cold glass of milk with kids hovering and a husband sneaking the warm cookies from the plate. 

Weekly Photo Challenge...Contrast


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Distorted

Weekly Photo Challenge: Distorted

This photo is not a true or complete representation of the facts.The photo has captured the deer in a twisted and confused state.  She appears deformed…which in turn gives us a twisted uneasy feeling.  This image gives a false sense of the situation. 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Distorted


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Ready

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Ready

Are you ready to ride?  Ready….Set….Go!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ready


  • completely prepared or in fit condition for immediate action or use: troops ready for battle; Dinner is ready.
  •  duly equipped, completed, adjusted, or arranged, as for an occasion or purpose: The mechanic called to say that the car is ready.
  • willing: ready to forgive. 
  • prompt or quick in perceiving, comprehending, speaking, writing, etc.proceeding from or showing such quickness: a ready reply.

Are you ready?

Personally I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.  Winston Churchill
The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.  Emily Dickinson


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured

This weeks WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured

Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture

Salty Pretzel Rods
Melted White Chocolate
Crushed Peppermint Candies
Melt, Dip, Sprinkle,
Leave to dry on waxed paper
Store in an airtight container

Add some Texture to your Life:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture (FlickrComments.wordpress.com)
Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture (petalpusher.wordpress.com)
Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured (island traveler)
Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture (staceyarcher.wordpress.com)
Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture (nrhatch.wordpress.com)
Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture (huffygirl.wordpress.com)


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Path

Here is this weeks WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Path

Here is a glimpse down a path that has existed for 300 years…well certainly not the bricks but the path between the oaks.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Path

 Oak Alley
The double row of live oaks were planted in the early 18th century.  The canopied path is approximately 800 feet long.  The trees are believed to be 300 years old.  
  They were planted long before the current home was built.  But now they grace the front lawn of Oak Alley Plantation.
I have been giving this path a bit of thought and my mind has wandered to the days, years and even centuries past. 
 I can imagine at one time this breathtaking entrance was filled with the comings and goings of  horse-drawn carriages.  Handsomely dressed Gentlemen and elegantly dressed Ladies arriving for lawn parties or evening soirees.
I can imagine there have been more than a handful of Southern Belles courted by southern gentlemen as they sat and enjoyed a mint julep on the veranda. 
I can also imagine the difficult lives of the men and women who worked this plantation.  There were fewer who worked it out of desire than those who were enslaved to it. 
I can imagine the armies camped out under the trees and the home housing the officers of the North or the South. 
I can imagine the tears that have been shed over the years for lost love and loved ones lost.
Oak Alley has stood the test of time and she is a Grande Dame still holding court on the banks of the Mississippi River
Until next time! … À la prochaine!  



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My focus has gone missing, have you seen it?

A little while back I hit the proverbial blogging wall….this is the post I wrote and then forgot to post.

…It has been over a month since I completed the A-Z Blogging Challenge.  The first ever real blogging challenge I participated in.  The challenge was to blog through the alphabet during the month of April.  It was a blog everyday for the month of April except for Sunday.  When I completed the challenge I was toast. 

I would sit down at my computer and …nothing.  Nothing at all.  So I decided to jump off into photo blogging…a picture a day of the flowers in my yard. Then 9, 10 days into it and there were no more flowers to photograph.  Again sitting at my computer and nothing…nothing at all. 

Was it the impending summer, the inevitable 50th birthday or maybe I was just burned out from everything and nothing at all….

I am happy to say that I have located my focus.  It obviously needed a little down time.  The blogging ideas are again presenting themselves at every turn.  It’s good to have my focus back! 

Have you ever lost your focus?  Where did you find it?


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