Here are a few of my favorites from the week. I think this one of the abandoned house I took Saturday is my favorite. I would have loved to have gone in or gotten closer but there was a no trespassing sign, so a took a couple from a turn out on the road.
I wonder what the story behind the house is. What happened to cause it to be abandoned? Back in it’s prime I imagine it was an amazing house. There were several outbuildings still standing around it also. Abandoned house always send my mind wandering.
Here are a couple more favs –
I am linked up at Your Sunday Best
I am pretty excited my fern photo was chosen for the One Daily Shot for Mother’s Day.
I really worked at this shot and it wasn’t just a “happy” accident, so that makes it special. I am trying hard to really learn this new camera and somethings that came so easy on the point & shoot are taking some time with this one, but I think I am getting it.
You can check out the site at One Daily Shot
It is also linked at Your Sunday Best
At work we have these geese that come back every year. Last year we had goslings, but something happened to the eggs this year. These geese have become use to handouts and will stand at the window and “knock” on it when they think it is break time and they should be having some food come their way.
The rest of the pictures are of the “Snowball” bush, the blossoms are just beginning to change to white.
I wait for this every spring, the swallows are back, it is officially spring. I love the way they swoop around the yard.
Honey bees are not my favorite but they are another sure sign that spring is here, and they are much more welcome than the wasps that are ever abundant.
New leaves . . .The fruit blossoms . . The tulips . . .
all are welcome signs of spring.
Half full? Half empty?
When I saw today’s prompt, my mind immediately went to the question, do I see my glass half full or half empty?
My wonderful husband offered yesterday to take me on a picture taking drive. I have just been released (since my elbow surgery) to pick up my camera again. (I did have to sneak a few pictures before the release, 8 weeks is just too long). I also just got a new camera, my first DSLR, my husband knew with out me asking, I needed this day. He patiently chauffeured me half way across the state, just so I could get my camera fix. Never complaining, pointing out views. This is just one example of how he shows his love to me. He knows me so well.
So my glass is neither half full or half empty, it is FULL.
It is running over
Sunday’s Creative prompt was Crane -please read this post for more information surrounding this movement.
When I am feeling beat up or wounded by my work life, I am often reminded about the people in Japan. It puts everything in perspective.
We need to continue to pray for their recovery.
The symbol in this picture is one of their symbols for hope. It represents expectation, anticipation and hope.
Definition: adj 1. caused to be held in greater esteem 3. intensified or exaggerated 4. enlarged in fact or in appearance
Definition…adj: streaked or mixed with grey
I could not decide between the two for the Sunday Creative Challenge so I am including both –
This week has been a tough week at work. Very busy, things not going as planned, people out sick, projects not just falling apart but actually crashing. The rest of the month looks to be at least as busy, and tough. I saw this hawk at lunch time and loved the peacefulness of it. I was fortunate enough to get this shot before he took off to who knows where.
The more I look at it the more it makes me realize, I can soar also. I just have to make that choice. I did not choose well earlier in the week, I was sick and I made the choice to be grumpy. I chose not to act gracefully. I chose not to soar.
Today I choose to be joyful, to be graceful, to soar . . .
Nostalgia: n. a wistful yearning for something past or irrecoverable
Grandma’s Tea Cups
I use to visit my grandma’s house every summer. I remember her living room was lined with shelves that were covered with tea cups, and sugar & creamer sets from everywhere around the world. They were irresistible to my two brothers and I. We touched when we should not have, several sets did not survive our growing up years. My grandmother is 97 years old now, my mother has passed, so I am the keeper of what is left of the collection.
This is one of my favorite sets, a sugar and creamer set.