Sorry for the absence. I went out of town (Beaver Island, MI) and then have been either playing or playing catchup since I have been back. All 3 of those things, have been going well. But, my poor little blog has been neglected. I owe it 3 photo challenges (and more!), and Containers is the first. I am using this photo for Containers because it used to be part of someone’s body, the container for them. I am not really sure what it was. A fish, I suppose. As it lays there, decomposing and twisted, it is hard to tell. It is quite small. The pebbles are the size of a quarter at the large end. I was looking for rocks to bring home and ran into all different kinds of things. Crayfish being eaten by ants was by far the popular life transformation occurring upon the beach. But I liked this one too. This from the beach of our vacation home (that we rented) on Beaver Island, a very magical place.
The seagulls are so fun to watch as the fly erratically through the air biting at the mayflies.
First evening on Beaver Island, MI. My kids don’t think the water is chilly at all. All photos taken with my phone.
Saying goodbye is hard to do~
I know I tried this before but I am testing to make sure I can do it again. Phone blog post.
And I want this car. Or one like it. Or any muscle car made between the years 65-72. 😉 by the way this was from a car show last weekend I took my son to. It was very cool. This is a sweet 66 chevelle with a 502. Yum.
What you might be looking for sometimes isn’t what you think you need. Who are you in your true identity? How do you connect with your soul? And, what your true agenda is here in this life? Do you live for the true agenda of your soul? Hmm. I am listening to Neale Donald Walsch’s, “Living from your Soul.” It is interesting. Living in the expression of love, compassion, patience, etc. the qualities that make you alive. Experience and express every aspect of divinity that flows through us. Give people back to themselves. Succinctly: Good gets good. Ask yourself, “What does this have to do with the agenda of my soul?” or “Is that all there is?”
For this week’s photo challenge, Relic, I am using photos of a couple of places I came across while doing my favorite thing: driving around looking to see what I can see. One, an old house in a town nearby,and second, and old barn. I really like old decaying buildings, the textures and colors always beautiful. Only time and weather can create such detail. Oh, on a sidenote, I added a “Retrospective” page of photos from my favorite spot, Alum Creek Reservoir. Please visit the link at the top and enjoy.
Another storm cell was rolling in last night as the sun set and it gave a little fire for a moment before the lighting started getting too close for comfort.
This week has had some spectacular sunsets. We had a few small storm clouds roll through and then clear up. It was really hot and humid, but we have been lucky to get some really nice days in the 70s yesterday and today. Windows open!
I finally grew the morning-glory seeds that I keep buying. Only one has bloomed so far and really it is pink (shown below). I love these flowers when planted on purpose. The insane white ones that are weeds in my front yard that go crazy and choke everything I am not a giant fan of. I am anticipating blue ones, variegated ones, and even a coffee with cream color flower. Wouldn’t it be fun if I could grow the flag one? I’d be one popular flower lady. Why do I love the morning-glory? Their leaves are hearts, the blooms only last a day, they climb, hummingbirds like them, and most of all my grandma always had them in her backyard on the trellis by the back door to her house. (I even got a tattoo of some on my back a long time ago). Anyway, I am cleaning my room (which sounds so funny. Somehow it was more fun as a kid) and as usual I have trouble not doing little distractions along the way, like photo-shopping a patriotic flag onto one of them. And now, back to cleaning, going through old stuff and listening to tunes.
Have a safe and wonderful holiday if you reside in the United States. And for all the doggies, I hope it goes by quickly for you! If you live elsewhere have a wonderful day, week, weekend….!