Can extract sunshine from a cloudy day!

Join the great company of those who make the barren places of life fruitful with kindness. Carry a vision of heaven in your hearts, and you shall make your name,your college, the world, correspond to that vision. Your success and happiness lie within you. External conditions are the accidents of life, its outer wrappings. The great, enduring realities are love and service. Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulty. ~ Helen Keller
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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Thy' Wonderful Blessings and A Plate of Color!

Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
before I’d even lived one day.

I have a litany of posts in hiding and ought' to refine and publish those first, but these here pretty platefuls are begging for limelight, haha! It's fabulous how the photos turned out feisty considering I merely used my good ol' trusted pink plain humble point and shoot. Plus, of course there's the fond memory of when and where and who I was with that smokes these pics with nostalgia. 

Come to think ov' it - the moment was there, savored and done with, now it's all but a memory. How pretty captured it is I should say!  
I've got a cyber boxful of food pics and should really have invested time blogging them - they're all archived in my Flickr and Facebook but's more poignant to see my photos in my own story place.

Dunno' what's with me - I've been feeling outa'sorts since yesterday, like missing a chip of my sanity, kinda' haha! Haven't been feeling well so that must 'ave been the trigger for my pepper temper. I'm not usually like this and it's surprised me how I'd snap at the slightest. 

This morning I accidentally came across that verse I printed up there..the one that speaks of being nurtured and cared for. 

I love that! I love how the words just string into each other, clasp and close into an embrace of assurance that one's existence matters in the scheme of all things. The world is such a noisy place - sometimes a quiet reassuring phrase from the ancients can cradle and lullaby a tired soul. 

I'm settling I think. I had a smile to share this afternoon so maybe I'll be OK. Time to prep dinner...nothing like this sizzling beauty tho..but it'll be hearty. 

Sunday, June 22, 2014


This was a day I woke in the morning and everything was all o' right with the world! We have those days don't we? Like a precious gift of a jeweled day tucked inside a small velvet box meant for one desired with the deepest truest love, a day as such it was. My heart was pumping bright sparks of positivity and my eyes could see no ill save all the beauty -

so I put on my running shoes and had a quick rounda'bout run and stopped here and there to snap here and there hoping - wishing to capture all the fresh green haze caught in my eye, for it was a delight to be in the company of  the spirit of the trees both grand and enchanting bonsai. 
•⊰✿¸.•*ღ "I am a mortal enemy to anything but a cheerful countenance and a merry heart, which, Solomon tells us, does good like a medicine."ღ
~ Abigail Adams
How I wish to give this justice, but mere me with my pink box of a camera tried our hippest best, to no avail. I could have done better, I suppose if I had more- talent.  Neverthemind, I am held most captive anyway by the sublime peaceable energy permeating the morning - of calm and serenity and well-being. 

The earth has music for those who listen, and yes, that day I was listening all eyes and ears and pores

And felt a bit of Sylvia Plat in her intense inspired moment - “I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, "This is what it is to be happy.” 
No mountains here for me, but all these gold green pings the thought --> what makes us happy? What indeed? Isn't that the question of questions?
What makes us happy? There are moments that give a sportive answer. 

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” ― William Blake

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.” 
~ Anne Frank