Friday, August 31, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

End of August

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Red Scarf

Tiny bit of editing with Picasa.

Monday, August 27, 2012

A Pop of Red

I mentioned a few days ago that I went with the girls to do a photo shoot. Change of outfits, scenes, the whole thing! I had never had this experience and it was wonderful.

Amber took three times the pictures that I did but it was fun comparing at the end of the day. This is one of my favorite shots- the infamous pop of red. McKenna was an amazing model and a good sport.

I will post more throughout the week.

Sunday, August 26, 2012


" He is ever present with me; at all times He goes before me."

Saturday, August 25, 2012

One Week Ago

Friday, August 24, 2012

Passing Shot

I snapped this as I walked by and was pleased with results.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Girl's Day Out

Saturday was a day of delight!

Amber, McKenna and I had a girl's day out. Hubby played chauffeur.

We started out in Southwest Harbor at Eat-a-Pita... to be continued.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Window Dressing

I brightened this photo a bit in Picasa.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sunshine Corner

I could have enhanced this pic with a bit of editing but this month I am enjoying August Break and looking at my photos unedited. Love this corner, yellow, shadows and all.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Courage to be Seen

"Two are better than one, for when one is down, the other will lift her up." Ecclesiastes

The first day I went for riding lessons (terrified), the instructor (using the word loosely to describe a young woman who loves horses), introduced me to them (the horses). If you got through that first sentence, we are on our way! One thing that struck me was the fact that horses have buddies, bff's. Seriously. They had to separate one horse so I could ride her buddy.

 The painted words of a sister artist linger in my spirit. 
I am lonely.
How well I remember feeling like that most of the time when my children were toddlers. Mu husband worked two jobs; we only had the one car and I was lonely. I would wait until my neighbor came home from work and had time to settle in, then walk across the yard to have coffee with her, toddlers and all. The welcome mat was always in place.

Women need each other, face to face, blog to blog if that is the only way in this season of your life.

"sharing ourselves- our true, messy, vulnerable selves- requires incredible courage." Susannah Conway

Praying each of you will have the courage to take a tiny step in the direction of sharing your gorgeous, messy, unique self today. Not only do you need someone, we need you.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Early Evening Ride

These pics were taken on a cloudy early evening. The haystacks are made by the Amish.
No editing because I wanted to show the true light. Taken with iPhone.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012


"Dancing between our need for solitude and our need to be where others are"
Susannah Conway

I know that Susannah's will be one of those books which I unwrap again and again, a gift sitting on a shelf inviting me to visit one more time. There are words within its pages touching tender, unhealed, or confused spaces inside of me with appreciation, permission or healing.

One simple way today.
I waver between my joy this placid afternoon of reading and my desire to sit on the deck of a friend's home and connect with her emotions, thoughts and journey.

Laying aside my novel, I write a procrastinated letter. Finished, I dig through a pile for the address and lay my hand on "this i know." I open to my bookmark and read until this quote. Ahhh, that sweet permission to enjoy contentment while tiny longing dances below the surface. I pen the feelings in notes while they are fresh, for blogging later.

And return to my book
with a smile.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Starting a New Book

I love how my eye is seeing a photo opportunity each day. I started a new book last night and laid it on the mirror I bought at a yard sale when I was making the bed. As I reached out to move it, I thought, "take a picture."
So I did.