Things are not Always as We’re Told

Roses aren’t always red and skies aren’t always blue, but I’m posting some photos I took for you to view. The rose gardens (must have been over an acre of them,) smelled like heaven to walk through. They had thousands of other types of flowers at Point Defiance. It was a wonderful day spent there. My camera battery finally gave out. Darn it. So many pictures to take! But I took more than these I’ll share at some later date. I took a lot of photos with bees in them. They were so plentiful and “beeing” so nice to all … Continue reading Things are not Always as We’re Told

Sequim Lavender

This past weekend was the Sequim Lavender Festival. I don’t know which has worse traffic, the Irrigation (Irritation) Festival or the Lavender Festival. Both are huge events for such a small town. For those of us living here, trying to make left hand turns onto the only connecting road (Highway 101) is near impossible. Twenty minute waits to make a left turn onto the highway while keeping your foot on the brake while you’re facing downhill anyway is frightening. Your legs and feet cramp up. Out-of-towners are always in a huge hurry and rarely if ever are they polite enough … Continue reading Sequim Lavender

LOVE CONQUERS TIME

July 15, 2015—Incredible things have happened during the past 40 days of my life, both good and bad. A Loved one I hadn’t heard from in years wrote me a hello, I remember and think about you. It’s warming. It’s like sipping hot spiced wine next to a fire while watching snowflakes drift and swirl outside. A Loved one passed on, perhaps upon the day I called and left his family a message. My call was close, real close, anyway.  I was thinking of them . . . of him. This loss is raw. Is there a class that teaches … Continue reading LOVE CONQUERS TIME

Overwhelm Me, the Enabler

I’m an enabler of others. I help them accomplish their goals. Sometimes I feel overworked, overstressed, and generally overburdened. I’m not alone, even though it really feels like I am. I know I’m not. I’m never the only one undergoing whatever it is. Trials and tribulations. That’s what life is. Mine is no exception. These past few weeks, I forced myself to sit and stay sat in front of my computer for the sole purpose of racking up time completing projects for others. Working for a living. And I love what I do. Really, I do. But, when I spend … Continue reading Overwhelm Me, the Enabler

Motion in Photography

Ah, motion, the thing this grandma has a hard time with in her photographs. Using the different settings on my camera confuses me. I’m a point and shoot type of photographer who aims for decent composition but am in no way mechanically-minded enough to figure out what to do with the camera’s direction booklet as it relates to picture taking. Last time I made an effort, I had to have my daughter fix the camera so I could even use it again. (Both my son and daughter are camera-geeks. But because they’re not close-at-hand anymore, I dare not screw things … Continue reading Motion in Photography