Sunday, October 24, 2010

They won!!! Steelers 23 vs Miami 22

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Peek Into The Clouds




Clouds are beautiful, foreboding, terrifying, whimsical, and changing.  Often, as a child, I would lay on a grassy hill and watch the clouds parade on by.  Clouds are still full of magic and wonder for me even as an adult.  Two of these photographs were taken in flight.  The last photograph from the back yard before a storm. They are not bad pictures for an amateur.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

More Fall Foliage





Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fall Foliage





Sitting on the Wire



Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Get A Life

People need to let go.  

People need to mind their own business or at the very least, ask themselves, “What the hell am I are doing?”  For what purpose am I attacking this person? Whom am I serving by my actions?  What has this person done to me personally that I am so hateful towards her or him?

Some people need to get lives of their own.  

You are not God!  Take a look at yourself.  It may be a revelation to you, but your actions speak volumes about yourself.  


Are you being a bully?

I am moving on and taking care of what I can.  Frankly, my life is none of your damn business.  Again, Get out!  Get over yourself!

Someone is bent on not allowing me to move on with my life.  Why? Do you have personal issues? Get help!  This is my advice to you.  Again, seek counseling.

Really, try to find another interest.

I am moving on.  Life is too short to play with others who do not play by the rules or have a set of 'special friends' who enjoy playing games with people’s lives.

I chose life.

I am minding my own business.  I am attending to parents, family, friends, and myself.  I have my priorities in order.  

Do you have priorities concerning your own life?

Thinking of others first has been one of my major faults in life, I do not think of how this might affect me in the long run.  If you ask my mom and friends that know me well they will tell you that I have put others first at the cost to myself.  Care for yourself first.  It is an important life lesson I am learning at the ripe age of fifty.

People need not say anything to me.  Minding one’s own business will go a long way towards forbearing and forgiving.

I do have the heritage of forbearing, forgiving, and loving.  I have learned it from my parents and others who are conscious of God, themselves, and others.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Lily of the Valley

The following information comes from wikipedia.  

Christian Legend
The flower is also known as Our Lady's tears, since, according to Christian legend, the lily of the valley came into being from Eve's tears after she was driven with Adam from the Garden of Eden,[11] although this seems unlikely, since in Catholic parlance, "Our Lady" refers to the Virgin Mary. Another Christian legend states that Mary's tears turned to lily of the valley when she cried at the crucifixion of Jesus, and because of this it is also known as Mary's tears. According to another legend, lilies of the valley also sprang from the blood of Saint Leonard of Noblac during his battles with a dragon.

The name "lily of the valley" is also used in some English translations of the Bible in Song of Songs 2:1, although whether or not the Hebrew word "shoshana" (usually denoting a rose) originally used there refers to this species is uncertain.

It is a symbol of humility in religious painting. Lily of the valley is considered the sign of Christ's second coming. The power of men to envision a better world was also attributed to the lily of the valley.

Other names and legends

Other names include May lily, May bells, lily constancy, ladder-to-heaven, male lily, and muguet (French).

Its scientific name, majalis or maialis, means "of or belonging to May", and old astrological books place the plant under the dominion of Mercury, since Maia, the daughter of Atlas, was the mother of Mercury or Hermes.[citation needed]

In the "language of flowers", the lily of the valley signifies the return of happiness. Legend tells of the affection of a lily of the valley for a nightingale that did not come back to the woods until the flower bloomed in May.

The beauty in this delicate flower is comforting.  Mary had peace in her suffering.  She suffered great loss.
In times of stress and suffering it is comforting to look at art (Photography is an art.).

I look at this Lily of the Valley and reflect on what is means.  I hope you will take a look at it once more and appreciate its quiet beauty.

Peace be with you.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Let People Hold Their Own Crap

Sometimes in life you have to let people hold their own crap for them to wake up and/or become conscious of themselves.  When people try to manipulate others it is amazing how much they reveal about themselves.  Some people are blind and cannot smell their own shit.  No one likes being crapped on by others who run at the mouth just for the fun of ruining someone else’s life.  I strongly dislike people who purposefully destroy other people's lives, who have no business doing so.  Who do you think you are?

There are people, and some in our information gathering institutions, that are deceived.  They do not look at the log protruding from their own eye while trying too hard to force a rough bough or two into someone else's eye.  The danger is you can hurt an innocent person or hurt a hurting person without much thought or care of another human being.  Your opinion maybe dead wrong and then what?  Are you going to apologize?  How to you make recompense for hurting someone beyond repair who has done nothing wrong to you or anyone else for that matter.

Watch yourself.  Are you flinging shit? 

I do believe that when one is crapped on, you have options.  Not that all of one's ideas of what one wants to do (that may or may not be good) should be acted upon. Take care for others and tender-lings.  Thinking of others is important.  Revenge is not the answer.  Just stand.

God knows.  He sees.  He hears.  Nothing is hidden from his sight.  He alone is able to do more than all we ask or imagine. 

Letting people come to terms with what they have done and what they are continuing to do will hopefully wake them up to consciousness, so that they can stop themselves and repent.

Personally, I would like to slap them in the face, but that would most likely hurt me as well and they are not worth it.  

Knowing the truth sets you free.  Yes; and I am free!

Carrying an umbrella is a good idea.  One can always use it to fling the shit back to where it came from in the first place.  Walking in the rain can wash away the grim. Singing can lift one’s spirit.  Dancing can change everything.  Worship is joy unto itself.  Everything else diminishes in the light.

Let people hold their own shit!

Moving is precious...sing, dance, and shout aloud!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Welcoming Each Change of Season


I love celebrating all four seasons. 




Saturday, October 2, 2010

Flashes of Lightning

Beset by several storms
the little boat
barely stayed afloat.
The rough seas,
dangerous storms,
and pirates
were not what the little boat 
had expected to encounter on the sea.

She did not know of the dangers,
that lie in the open ocean!

She had grown up in tranquil waters,
deep blue and green, 
with zephyr winds, 
and a multitude of fish;
a calm peaceful place to grow and explore.

Caught unaware of just how dangerous life could be on the open seas,
she was capsized,
 flipped over,
and almost grounded on the rocky shore
 by a series of storms
she had no idea how to handle
moreover, could not outrun.

The open ocean is different and more challenging to navigate.
The waters are rougher,
 the storms more ferocious by nature,
moreover, the unexpected can catch one off guard
unskilled and inexperienced to cope with successfully.

Cyclones are nasty bundles of energies,
organized and stealthy,
all consuming in their rage.
They kill everything and anyone in their paths.
The destruction left in their wake is catastrophic.

Little boats often do not do well in such violet environment.

A previous storm had left her disabled for navigation.
The radar malfunctioning,
great loss occurring.

Sailing without instruments,
the old ways were of little assistance in the light of day.
She needed help from a resource who had more experience and skill to aid such a small vessel to safe harbor.

Many thought she was lost to sea.
Some hoped she had broken up or ran aground against the rocks.
 Few hoped and trusted all along that she would find her way.
Staying true north,
 she held her bearings.
Holding together,
made of strong wood,
maintained pretty well,
she spotted land,
and safe port.

Flashes of lightning
 from the recent set of storms
 lite up the darkness,
helped her navigate her way along the shore to a safe place for repairs.

Harbored in a jetty protected by Mount Hermon,
she would become seaworthy and knowledgeable
 for other small vessels setting out to open sea.

Pay attention to the sky and listen carefully to weather reports.
Read maps well
telling of depths, tides, and ports of call.
are of the uppermost importance
a lifesaving detail not to be ignored.
Moreover, always trust your gut instincts,
that still small voice of God,
it can mean the difference between life and death.

Once again,
she would be fit to sail upon the open waters
strengthened by all she has experienced.

Repairs made
 will make her more sea worthy
 for her new position.
The damage
with new parts installed.
Few signs left of the near disaster.

She is getting ready to sail.
New canvas have arrived, gear, and supplies readied.
Launch day expected soon.

 laboring hard for release from
dry dock.
Waiting for the all clear from
the master of the mast.

as life
is adventurous
so gear up,

it may be a bumpy ride.