Posted in flowers, holidays, Uncategorized

VALENTINE’S DAY BLUES?

I know a lot of people can be depressed on Valentine’s Day if they don’t belong to a pair. No candy, no flowers, no dates, etc.

I learned a long time ago – I buy myself flowers. I purchase my own jewelry. I take myself out on “dates.” I eat the chocolates my coworkers’ other halves buy. 😉 I am not enamored with this one day a year of love celebration.

I celebrate love every day. I try to love people as best I can every day. I don’t need to focus on this one day where I don’t have something or someone “special” to celebrate.

Best of all, I love myself well. I am not lonely at all. I am enough.

I hope that all who may feel lonely or let down by today can get to the point where they truly believe and know they are enough. That state of being is completely possible! I live in it every day.

Buy yourself some daisies and open a bottle of wine. You are loved and you are enough.

Posted in flowers, photowalk, weather

A WALK ON LABOR DAY

I’ve been feeling better of late. Life is back to as normal as it gets for me. My new meds have left me nauseous and the dry air has kept my allergies irriated but I had wanted to get out and take some photos this weekend.

I went for a walk around the apartment complex to stay close and reconnect with the area around me.

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My street was nice and quiet.

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This photo illustrates just how desperately most of Texas needs rain. Trees are dying. Yards are drying up. Lakes, streams and ponds are so low.

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I found a friend in a patch of flowers.  The wind (leftovers from Tropical Storm Lee) was gusting so it made it difficult to get this guy to hold still.

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This feather was so blue in the sun and I wanted to illustrate that.

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I love taking photos of flowers and I love Lightroom presets.

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I was amazed at how much trash litters the sides of the streets here.  In the dry grass I found lighters, cigarette butts, napkins, a half eaten hotdog and several broken reflectors. I feel like doing a PSA for not littering and not starting fires in this dry grass with cigarette butts! People are careless.  Way too careless.

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I walked for about an hour and that felt good.  No sunburn (I have my brain back so I remembered my sunscreen) but I’m still sneezing. I don’t know what’s in the air today (not moisture, that’s for sure).  It was good to get out and take photos though. Hopefully this is the catalyst for things to come.  Time to get snappin’!

Posted in flowers, travels

TRAVELS – FLOWERS

Tiger Lilies – Cleveland, Ohio
Bridal Bouquet (after a long day)
Rose of Sharon – Huntington, Indiana
Black-Eyed Susans – Huntington, Indiana
Field of Flowers – Huntington, Indiana
Black-Eyed Susans – Huntington, Indiana
Rose of Sharon – Huntington, Indiana