Monthly Archives: August 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.  – Jacques Yves Cousteau When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing – just sitting and looking at the sea, … Continue reading

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Backs of Things – Sunday Stills Photo Challenge

It is of the small joys and little pleasures that the greatest of our days are built. – Mary Anne Radmacher Here’s my submission for the Sunday Stills Challenge, “Backs of Things”.  Obviously the photo shows people, not things.   … Continue reading

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Reach your destination one step at a time!

The vision must be followed by the venture.   It is not enough to stare up the steps-we must step up the stairs. – Vance Havner What an excellent bit of advice!  I think so often we know the steps … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Learning

Today’s WordPress Daily Prompt is as follows: Another school semester will soon begin. If you’re in school, are you looking forward to starting classes? If you’re out of school, what do you miss about it — or are you glad those … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: A fly on the wall

Today’s WordPress Daily Prompt: Fly On The Wall asks If you could be a “fly on the wall” anywhere and at any time in history, where and when would you choose?” While I realize this leaves a HUGE variety of … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree

My entry this week in the Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree    These photos were taken in June, 2012 at the Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport, OR.  It was a fun, relaxing, carefree vacation.  The dark rocks are basalt pebbles and when … Continue reading

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Rah Rah RAS!! (or How to train your brain!)

The RAS, aka Reticular Activating System, is the part of our brain that brings relevant information to our attention.  In her amazing book, Write It Down, Make It Happen, Henriette Anne Klauser explains how the RAS works using the example of … Continue reading

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Never give up. The sun always rises!

There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope. ~ Bernard Williams Words of wisdom for a Wednesday!  I need to keep this in mind sometimes.   Have a wonderful Wednesday all!

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WordPress Daily Prompt: Hands

My submission to the WordPress Daily Prompt: Hands These photos were taken this June at SeaWorld San Diego.  My daughter, Aurora, was having a ball playing with the starfish and letting them curl around her hand. See other great interpretations … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge (2): One Shot, Two Ways

My second submission for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.  This is my daughter Aurora’s “Little Buddy”, a bearded dragon that we’ve had a little over a year.  He’s not so little anymore and I thought he’d make a good subject … Continue reading

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I think my family vacations are cursed.  I seem to have no problem when it is my own immediate family of everything falling into place and running smoothly while on vacation.  When I was married, our family took many vacations … Continue reading

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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

                  My submission for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge this week.  The challenge is to submit photos taken at the same time, of the same place, but of a different angle.  I seem … Continue reading

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