Saturday, July 7, 2012

Daisy Power!

These tiny asters--smaller than a dime--caught my eye and I grabbed the camera to shoot them. It wasn't until I was processing the images that I saw him, the teeny yellow-green fly. He only made an appearance on one image. Taking an average image steps beyond average to something thought provoking--at least for me.

I imagined myself as the fly. Teeny with those translucent wings buzzing around in the warm sun. Carefree. Happy. Doing what I was made to do and loved to do and this little poem came to mind.

Enjoy your life! Live life fully as you buzz from flower to flower, from experience to experience, enriching each flower or individual you come in contact with.

You really have to view this image in a larger size to fully appreciate it. Check it out here.

Friday, July 6, 2012

M4H's 52 Challenge--Addicted

The challenge was about what we, the Photographers, are addicted to.... Hmmmmmm.

ADDICT: a person with a strong and habitual liking for something.

Synonyms addict, aficionado (also afficionado), buff, bug, devotee, enthusiast, fanatic, fancier, fiend, fool, freak, habitué (also habitue), head, hound, junkie (also junky), lover, maniac, maven (also mavin), nut, sucker

Well, I don't smoke, do drugs or drink alcohol. I made those decisions early in life. I don't wear jewelry. BLING is nice, but doesn't interest me. no piercings. No body art. Shoes? I can't recall when I last bought a pair of new shoes for myself. And the lower the heel the better!  Chocolate is nice, but I can take it or leave it. I hate my cell-phone and only text with my children. I don't do insta-gram, or any phone related things--but I should. I don't watch TV or go to movies. So, do I have any vices? Hmmmmm..... Do you think I'd admit it if I did? ;-)

My life is my two youngest sons. School. Work. I don't have time or energy to do much more than that. Well, really...? It sounds like I don't have a life. Yeah.... well, for now my focus is on Family, School, Paying Bills.

The things I love the most are, in this order:
  •  My six children. They are amazing and I miss the four that are grown and on their own.
  • Photography. I am lucky that I can do something I love on a day to day basis.
  • Quilting--fabric, color, texture... OH WOW! I am on sensory over-load.

El Jay, my baby.
Can't say that parenting is an addiction.
Although a few of the words related to addiction do fit with parenting:
advocate, authority, backer, friend, supporter

Neighbor Boy Watching the Fireworks.
I am enthusiastic and passionate about photography.

This is my fabric stash
(just imagine six sets of bookcases with five shelves each packed full with fabric.....)
Okay, so, I am a fabric junky. You got it. That is my addiction.

(My X even used this addiction against me in our divorce.)