A few years ago an old friend gave me this little pig ornament. She said it reminded her of the true meaning of life. I think she was right. Wouldnt it be wonderful to fall asleep each night knowing that you have lived life to the fullest... that you have savored every bit of it.. ahhh the bliss.
What is my favorite colour? That is a question I could never answer. Just as I could never imagine a world without colour. The colours that make me happy are usually bright and warm and sunny, I love rich and complex colours. I am thinking of repainting some of my house and it is just so hard to decide. That must be why every room in my house is a different colour. I would love to come up with a colour scheme that would tie the whole house together. Well hopefully when my decorator friend comes for a visit next week she can help me condense my ideas. Cross your fingers.
Today is my son's birthday. This little music box radio reminds me of when they were little. It still works and plays a soft and gentle version of 'Raindrops keep fallin' on my head" Heavy snow is keeping me at home so I will not be spending time with him today. But nothing is stopping me from going down memory lane. ... I'm never gonna stop the rain by complainin'.....
At Christmas my oldest Grandchild gave me a gift bag of goodies. In amongst the teatowels and trinkets that she thought I would like was something sweeter than all the gifts put together. This Elvis keychain.... I am not a huge Elvis fan.. I mean sure he was a cutie , had a wonderful voice yada yada.... But let me explain. When Taylor was 5, she and I went on a date. Just us two girls. We went out for a special dinner and a show. The show that we went to just happened to be an Elvis impersonator. I dont know why I thought a 5 yr old would like it. But she did. And we had a wonderful time. This little trinket just showed me that she still remembers our special date and treasures it like I do.
I have been thinking for a long time now that I need to declutter. The thought of getting rid of things sort of overwhelms me. I am not sure what my attraction to "stuff" is , but I am trying to deal with it little by little. I thought that before I part with everything I might try to use some of my junk in photo expressions. I just flipped this book open and some of the words drew me in...
Today it was warm enough to get outside and survey the true extent of the snow fall. Boy do we have alot of snow. Two feet in the last couple of days. The dogs were overjoyed. They are a hoot to watch . I know they truly love each other and it is very evident when they play like puppies.
Yesterday the temperatures dipped to - 34 . That didnt stop a new baby girl from making her grand appearance. I am looking forward to meeting baby Avery and taking some photos. Until I get some photos of baby ... we will have to settle for babies breath.
Sometimes Christmas gets a little long in the tooth around here. Not this year. This is the year I decided that I was putting away everything before I got that "I hate Christmas and all it's crap feeling". Even the flowers hubby bought me Christmas eve bowed out gracefully.
Today is my birthday and I feel like I am starting the new year with an attitude of "everything is new again". Isnt it wonderful what being a little organized can do for morale ?
My good friend got me a Kodak Duaflex camera off the internet and gave it to me as an early Birthday present. They came over last night and I didnt want to seem rude ... so I put it aside while we visited. After they left, I tried it out and found that it was something I would have to use in daylight or with a light setup. So I said " Goodnight little camera, I will see you in the morning". When morning came I forgot all about it and went to town with my hubby for parts and breakfast. When I got home I was delighted to find my little camera waiting for me. It felt like I had just been given a gift all over again. I am going to have alot of fun with this.. hmmm Duaflex I , Duaflex II, etc etc.
A chinook has been with us for a few days now. Listening to the weather reports I know that today is the last day. So I forced myself to get out there with the camera this morning. The dogs were very happy to see me out walking. I say walking but it was more like wandering. Not really exercise but investigation. I looked high and low but I just dont know where I left my inspiration.
What can I say , this beautiful sky shot was taken from my yard. Now I know that ok to shoot from home but I had a sad feeling as I shot this. Sad because it was so beautiful and I was only taking a mediocre shot. I knew I could do better and I didnt. I didnt want to get all dressed up, I didnt want to pack the gear, I didnt want to walk to a more interesting foreground , or worse warm the car and drive. It just makes me wonder if I have the drive it takes to be a better photographer. I wonder if other photographers feel the same way?
I have heard the controversy.. but I'm here to tell you .. Elvis is not flipping burgers at Burger King. He was spotted in my kitchen making pancakes this morning. Now that was some New Years Eve party!