Posted on May 8, 2014
“I made stupid decisions as a kid, or as a young adult, but I’m trying to be now, I’m trying to take this lemon and make lemonade.”
Somedays all of the stupid decisions can seem so hard to make up for! Here’s to not making sour choices! en theos monos ††† jim
Posted on April 28, 2014
“The eye should learn to listen before it looks.”
― Robert Frank
Oh gez, the more I learn about photography, the more I realize that I don’t know. Now, in the midst of my mindfulness, I have to listen for images also?
Makes me even more hard of hearing!
Stop, look, listen then make the darn photo. en theos monos ††† jim
Posted on April 9, 2014
“In the hope of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.”
- Albert Schweitzer
Live the stage that you are in! en theos monos ††† jim
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
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