Posted on March 10, 2014
“When the world is all at odds
And the mind is all at sea
Then cease the useless tedium
And brew a cup of tea.
There is magic in its’ fragrance,
There is solace in its’ taste;
And the laden moments vanish
Somehow into space.
And the world becomes a lovely thing!
There’s beauty as you’ll see;
All because you briefly stopped
To brew a cup of tea.”
~ Unknown author
I actually drink more coffee than tea. Yet, the alure of the romance of tea, the whole ceremony of brewing and serving pulls on me with a constant force.
enjoy your morning with the beverage of your choice. † en theos ††† jim
Posted on February 15, 2014
“Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our weather today is so pretty and yet it draws heavily upon my heart.
I wish and wonder for summers rebound.
A bud, a bloom, baby birds hawking for mothers return
I long to mount the road, a blue road.
Flowers abound away from urban sound.
I long for flowers and small roads, the fading of human touch
To be adrift with the sound of nothing but the quiet heartbeat of nature.
enjoy your weather and our mother nature that is around in all seasons…en theos ††† jim
Posted on February 14, 2014
“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me. As it is ever so on the road” Jack Kerouac
It is even a grander adventure and there is much more to be seen with fours eyes instead of two.
Happy Valentines day to all, may you enjoy it with the one you love, I will! en theos †††jim
Posted on February 2, 2014
“Sunrise doesn’t last all morning, a cloudburst doesn’t last all day, seems my love is up and has left you with no warning. It’s not always going to be this grey. All things must pass, all things must pass away.” George Harrison
I was greeted with this view from my yard yesterday morning. Such visual candy.
Enjoy the day, and this too shall pass….en theos †††jim
Posted on December 6, 2013
No, I am not referring to throwing some bright paint on your neighbors mailbox. It’s too cold to be outside for that kind of a DIY. Although we might consider that for a warmer day.
I am referring that lesser known ritual, write someone a letter today. And, I don’t mean email. Dare I use the “S” word in this semi-cyber age. Yes, I mean snail mail. Sit your butt down by the fire, fix that second cup of tea and reflect on someone that has been on your heart. Blow the dust off some of that fancy stationery that you have stuck away in a drawer or closet.
Put your heart on some paper. We all have someone that we think about, we mean to call and email is so, well like the weather – cold. Hell, even the IRS takes the time to send you a real letter. Share your feelings, make someone’s day. If nothing else think of the guilt you can shower down. Lick a stamp, well the postal folks already lick the stamp for you. Give someone the magic of a brightened mailbox.
Do you remember the first time you got a real letter? Do you remember the last time?
Enjoy the fun of writing with a pen today. ††† en theos †††jw
Posted on December 5, 2013
“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see
it whether they want to or not.”
- Georgia O’Keeffe
So, I give this view for you, whether you want it or not. Winter is hard and I really miss the West Texas flowers. So, I may be journeying back to the warmer seasons for a while……stay warm ††† en theos ††† jim
Posted on December 4, 2013
This stellar dandelion flower was made in New Mexico last summer. It was being warmed by the waning minutes of the golden hour. Additional warm tones came from a small gold reflector used for fill. The specular highlights were provided by a small creek reflecting gold in the background
Here are some interesting facts about the dandelion flower:
Find some warmth in your day. Visit the golden hour. Blessings ††† en theos †††jim
Posted on November 17, 2013
In the Southwest Desert, we may not have many trees for our fall colors. But we have chile peppers. This colorful risita found at a street vendor in Hatch NM.
Put some color in your life ††† en theos ††† jimwork
Posted on October 27, 2013
Got my lazy self out of bed for the sunrise yesterday. Dogs, rabbits, deer, camera and Nina Simone playing in my ears and I’m feeling good.
Birds flyin’ high, you know how I feel
Dragonfly out in the sun, you know what I mean, don’t you know,
Butterflies all havin’ fun, you know what I mean.
Sleep in peace when day is done: that’s what I mean,
And this old world is a new world and a bold world for me…
Stars when you shine, you know how I feel
Scent of the pine, you know how I feel
Yeah, freedom is mine, and I know how I feel..
It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me
And I’m feelin’… good.
Posted on October 12, 2013
Sometimes the things we see are not what we feel. This image was made less than a mile from my home. While it looks much like what in my mind could be out on the plains of the Savannah or Serengeti.
I had to wait for a few cars to pass on the well traveled road in the near background. The road itself is hidden by the low camera angle. I also removed 3 or 4 telephone poles and their connecting lines.
So, I was really only on a far away plain in my mind.
Be anywhere you can imagine, but enjoy where you are. ††† en theos ††† jimwork