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Archive for ‘October, 2011’

I took this photo because it brought a smile to my face. The colors were exuberant and the starfish just looked like it was open to all that it could embrace. I would like to be open to whatever adventures this weekend may bring. The weather forecast could not be any better and time is filled with possibilities.

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I can see all types of magical creatures hiding and mystical events occurring here. Has it just happened or is it about to happen? What story could be told? I do believe that tree all the way to the right is about to take center stage. I so enjoy moments of solitude and used to believe I could be one of those hermits that took to meditation in a cave. Now I have a busy hub of family life, but still need those moments to fortify me and nourish me. Without them, I lose that essence that is me. And who would I be then?

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Today was a good day. Spent several hours grooming and then eating lunch while pony boy grazed. I never leave the barn without feeling more at peace and refreshed. In my spirit anyway…many times I’ve been tired and bedraggled physically. Even though Sampson is blind, I’ve thought lately that without him in my life, I wouldn’t have the chance to be around the many other beautiful horses. Each one with its own personality. One can be let out in the field and instantly begins to madly gallop to the herd. Another will just lazily walk about or just stop to graze contentedly.

Before I had my own horse, I never gave much thought to the differences to be found. The same as with people, dogs, cats. I was browsing in the bookstore tonight and read snippets from a dog book that talked about how with dogs, it’s not always trying to be the dominant leader that works. But using kindness and the thought that they are more like toddlers could go further to enhance your relationship with your dog. I came home with a more patient mindset as I let our Daisy Mae outside. Letting her romp for a bit with her toys didn’t take that much more time than it usually does and it gave me the chance to have some time in the cooling air of the evening. Hope your day was spent well.

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Such a simple thing really. Find an old chair and coat it with a bright shade of blue and place amidst colorful flowers. I’m going to do this!

                                                                                                                     

And red. Most definitely need more red in my life. When I had let my hair go natural, I was happy at the time. But somehow it was a more subdued me. Now that I’ve colored my hair, I have started a quest to add more color to all areas of my life. Color and trying new things.

                       

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I find myself enjoying taking photos. I think that my family has forgotten how absorbed I could be. I kept being hurried along yesterday on another trip to the gardens nearby. I’m just using my phone, but it’s the looking and deciding and then taking that is enjoyable once again. I’m not sure if I mentioned anywhere on my blog yet, but I was a photographer for some years. Paid. And that sort of killed all of my creative juices … trying to meet the expectations of clients and forgetting my own voice. So my cameras have lain dormant, but now along with pen (or keyboard) maybe I will pick them up again.

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Almost midnight but I’m going to make it for my daily post. A busy weekend with our granddaughter. Spent yesterday at a living farm and science center in the area. I enjoy the farm the most and she loves the science center. Perfect weather and today wasn’t spent at the writing session, but instead again outside. This weather calls for me to be out as much as I can.

This could be my house and I would be perfectly content. I was trying to imagine what modern-day conveniences I would miss …hot water readily available tops my list. And maybe the ease of being a vegetarian – would it have been as easy back then? I wouldn’t miss the computer, the phone, and the always being connected…I don’t think.

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I didn’t eat anything spicy and didn’t drink a lot of caffeine, but last night’s dream was a most vivid and convoluted one. From having fun at a party, I was suddenly suspected of being a spy and blackmailed. Hmmm. I could pick this all apart but for the lack of coffee yet. Another strange thing is the passing of the past month. As you know, I have a horse and he gets a monthly visit from his manicurist – no wait, the farrier. I bought a new day planner and as I was entering the dates, could not believe this week is farrier time again. I went to let Daisy Mae out and there was a brightness in the sky that made me turn off my little flashlight. The moon is nearly full ….AGAIN. How can this be? October. Just have to love it. Maybe it is the witchiness of the month combined with being my birth month. Yes. Lovely.

 

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