Category: Beauty

Passion, Pleasure and Friendship


…no, no, not that kind. (But you clicked, hah!)   Hey, even *I* know what sells 😉 Last night I actually got off work before dark! While it was a baking, sticky, humid day, the evening turned nicely. I was able to spend time outside, doing a bit of weeding, some sweeping and some soaking…

Monday Music Mention – Blackmill


Today I thought I’d pull in one of my artist favorites that is quite a bit different from the ones I’ve introduced in the past. Music is truly a smorgasbord for me, and I find things to like  in almost every genre. This artist I listen to often when I’m doing things that require a…

Wounds not left to heal


Did you ever have a wound that you dressed with care after finding out it was infected and festering?  You had let it go a very long time, until it threatened the rest of you.  So when you went to finally get a professional to examine the wound, and they gave you instructions, you followed…

A little (hah!) more macro work


While I have always enjoyed photography, what I am liking about macro work is what it reveals to me that I normally overlook, or am too far away to notice (or…rushing past!)  Lately, I am struck by the flowers within flowers 🙂 A few jewel tones for today.  Two different colors of bougainvillea, white bracts…

Macro photo fun


One of my hobbies is photography, a bug that bit me back in High School when I worked for the Yearbook staff.  Over the years I’ve played with the camera on and off, but did not know that in my late husband’s things there was a macro lens for the old Nikon.    Here are…

The Birthday Hike Part 1


While I had planned to stay until the last minute possible on the property, I realized that a more pragmatic approach would be to return home a day before my return to work and have some quiet time for shifting gears back into my temporarily ‘normal’ world.   The wild me tried to take over and calculate how…

Hiking the properties, Day 1


First off, I hadn’t hiked properly in a coon’s age.  Actually, I’m not sure I ever hiked ‘properly’ as in official, hiking-trail, backpacking type activities.  Hiking was usually a spontaneous activity that occurred when we went somewhere that had hiking trails.  We never set out and said “Let’s go hiking!”  But hike we did, in…

“I went into the woods…”


It is almost time.  My apartment looks worse than usual (tiny thing that it is) because of all of the camping gear staged around.  Tarps. Sleeping bag. Sleeping mat. Food bags. Hiking boots.  Portable generators.  Chargers. And so it goes.  Looking at all of the ‘stuff’, I thought that possibly ‘primitive camping trip’ might perhaps…

Beauty and the beast


  This has been a tough week for me.  Thankfully, although I live in the city for now, I still have places that I can feast my eyes on woods, water, wildlife and other things that bring me peace.  I miss the quiet of the woodlands, the really dark nights, the opportunity to have a…

Slapdash thoughts on a sunny Saturday


I really like Gazpacho…LOL! The coolness and the crispness, combined with the taste of all of the veggies, simply makes my mouth happy 🙂 It also makes my tiny studio kitchen smell like cool summer veggies. Please don’t ever ask me for a recipe, as I no longer use one. I just start chopping the…

Trust.


It is a small word, trust.  Unobtrusive, rather plain.   But it is so important, so vital, to all relationships, be they family, friend or partner. Due to some childhood traumas, by all intents and purposes I should be distrustful.  Instead, I trust with wild abandon.  I give everyone the option to prove me wrong.…

Big girl panties and bootstrap mentality


So, yesterday sucked.  But today is a new day.  Instead of letting yesterday drive today, I took charge of my emotional barometer.  Rather than laze around feeling gloomy, I forced myself out of bed  at 5:30 a.m. and made sure I worked out.  YEAH!  Get your blood pumping first thing in the morning, that banishes…

Appreciation


Yesterday was just one of those days that I felt productive, satisfied and appreciative. And so I woke up today with a smile and a stretch.  Sleeping on a lumpy, bumpy hot pink, third hand futon is a test for my body’s restorative powers, lol! I am so thankful for the opportunity to come back…

New friends and new places


It is so nice when you finally put a face to an online acquaintance, especially when you share similar interests.  I got do to do that today.  I also got to eat more terrible-for-me food, including dessert!  Good thing vacation ends tomorrow or I might have to double my exercise activities for a month.  I…

Bittersweetness on my tongue


I. Am. Home. But it’s not home any more.  It’s the shadow home, the home that would-have-been.  It fits around my heart like home, but like all things, it was just temporary.  It was I that made the mistake of calling it ‘my forever home.’  Nothing is forever except the time that flows past us…

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