Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Yes Virginia..

Today I was feeling heavy most of the day. Questioning my right to be happy when there is so much evil and injustice in the world. I shed more than a few tears for a little girl, I did not even know, murdered by someone who was supposed to protect her. I thought about how the negative impact of that, was rippling so far out. I found myself seeking comfort in all my usual places, to no avail. Then this evening I happened to glance out the window. And my tears of sorrow changed to tears of wonder, joy, and love. I wondered if God had heard all my prayers and questions today. Although I am not totally at peace I do feel much better. I hope you are in the arms of an angel Clare.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

Cheers to Forty

Yesterday I hosted a birthday party for a friend who was turning 40. Happy Birthday Jo if you are looking in. I just wanted to say for me .. 40 was a wonderful new page in the quirky little book I call my life. It gave the plot some wonderful new twists. I cant wait to see what is going to happen next.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Late Night

I wanted to say something really cool about the way the clouds wisped around the moon.. or how the sign looks like a spooky cross.. or how ghostly the trees looked with the moon behind but it's late and the pics will have to do the talkin'. But just as a point of interest.. the full moon in June is called Strawberry Moon. .. so now ya know.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Moon in the Willows

I have tried this photo several time since I moved here.. I love this tree that sits at the edge of one of our dugouts. This is the best luck I have had.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Breakfast at Epitphanys

I went out early this morning hoping to catch the morning mist after the rain we had yesterday. After crawling around and sitting in the wet grass for a couple of hours , I thought it was time to head home... remind me to get some splash pants. As I was just headed in I noticed my first lilac of the season. Now they are one of my faves. Mine are late even by northern Alberta standards. And so I practise patience every spring while I wait..and wait. This year something happened that I didnt expect. As I bent my head to drink in the sweet perfume of the lilac in the moist air... I was flooded with emotion. And I knew that this heavenly scent was somehow connecting me to "infinite joy"
So now that I have been to that place of bliss I think it's time for coffee and a snuggle in my soft purple robe.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Aging Gracefully

When I went out to the greenhouse this spring this little garden fairy took my by surprise. The effects of time and weather had not been kind to her. But somehow she tugged at my heart just a little more. I think she looks even more interesting. Could it be that I could relate to her signs of experience?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Growing Older.

I have always had a special place in my heart for old chairs... in fact I have two old wooden kitchen chairs hanging on the wall in my stairwell. My husband and kids wondered about them at first but now they just accept that's me. I am thinking of making this photo into a framed print.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Glow

The first time I took a photo of a new mother and her baby , I cried. It was just so powerful to see the bond and capture that image. Pregnancy photos rank right up there for me.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Another Painted Sky

Today was a perfect day. Time spent with family topped of with a beautiful sky just for me.

Monday, June 7, 2010

More Dandy Memories

Can't forget about blowing off all the seeds to make a wish, popping off babies heads, and using the long stems of seedheads like magic wands..... what can I say we didnt have toys..but active imaginations.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Summer Days

I have always thought that dandelions got a bad rap. How could you resist these cheery yellow fellows that are so tenacious that they will grow in a crack in the sidewalk. Many childhood memories of bouquets of droopy yellow heads for mom, making dandelion chains. curling the stems in a jar of cold water, and seeing if your friends like butter.

Into The Night

I havnt been blogging for a few days but I have been busy taking photos. I hope the next few posts will make up for my lack of entries. The other night my husband got his bike running . After a long winter he is itching to ride. The weather here has been perfect for riding. I have been enjoying the weather , getting out lots.. and snap ,snap , snapping. I hope you are all finding joy in life also.