Thursday, March 31, 2011's coming...

signs of spring
are all around.
come on mother nature.
just BE.

Monday, March 28, 2011

...hold the line...

hosted by lisa gordon photography

my camera lens
is always set at 200mm
i love to get right into
the subjects face.
at it's level
and shoot.
i love what it does to
the background.
i love simple.
thanks lisa!!
just BE.

Sunday, March 27, 2011


"how much of human life is lost in waiting."
 Ralph Waldo Emerson

"you must know
 that in any moment
a decision you make
can change the course of your life forever:
 the very next person you
stand behind in line
or sit next to on an airplane,
the very next phone call you make or receive,
the very next movie you see
or book you read
or page you turn
 could be the one single thing that causes the floodgates to open,
and all of the things
that you've been waiting for
 to fall into place.”
Anthony Robbins

to a solid.
and back again.
i will stop
wasting time.
waiting for what will be
and enjoy what is
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

ps. not sure what has happened to my photos...they were there...
my solid and liquid was indicated in the photos...
must be a blogger thing!!!
pps. the photos are little blue dots in the middle of  my screen.
the "hand" comes up when you go over a photo...
click it them...if you'd like...
that brings the photo up. sheesh...what a pain.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

...of stepping up...

maybe being brave is no more than
staring down the 'less than' feeling
and stepping up to the 'i am worthy' feeling.

~terri st. cloud

-7 below.
much to be grateful for.
my house is warm.
the sun is shining.
there is much destruction
and chaos in the world.
i am grateful for -7 below.
it's all about the perspective.
it is sunny...and you know
what that means...
light + objects = shadows.
and you know where to go
to find more...
coffee is ready.
bring on those shadow shots.
just BE.

Friday, March 25, 2011

...edging closer...

it was -5 when i took the kids to school today.
but the sun is shining...
 that gives the illusion of warmth.
from a distance.
high of 27. come on 27.
just BE.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


the lovely quilt photo below...
is being overshadowed by today.
just BE.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


of ground still frozen.
of grass matted, flat
having a bad hair day.
of  colors still muted.
of snow.
still trying to hold on,
but losing the battle against the sun.
of muddy roads.
of daffodil and tulip shoots
piercing the soil.
of a leaf
that lay protected under winter's cover.
that will now return
back to the earth as it crumbles apart.
of awakening.
of being grateful
for winter.
as it steps aside...
and lets spring happen.
of awakening.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

...your truth...

it was such a beautiful day yesterday...
brought out the porch table and chairs
this wasp's nest fell out...

it is your truth.
your power.
your soul.
guard it with all you have.
don't let anyone's misconceptions steal it.
including your own.

~terri st. cloud
if only for today.
spring is here.
despite the frosty morning.
the birds,
including the robins,
are singing.
the sun in on the rise.
it is going to be a great day.
light + objects = shadows
is the place to find more.
going to enjoy my coffee
looking and listening.
just BE.

Friday, March 18, 2011

...yes...i can see you...

i heard them this morning.
then i saw it.
my first spring robin.
the signs
of spring
are budding.
just BE.

Monday, March 14, 2011


"The Creative Exchange will now be photography based. 
You may post any photograph you wish,
as long as it is one that was taken
without a lot (or any) thought
about the technical aspects of photography.  
Something that simply comes from your heart." 
 ~Lisa Gordon
i loved this meme.
because all my photos
come from my heart.
the most technical that
i get is whether
i am going to lay on the ground
to take the photo or not.
what you see is
what you get with me.
i am pretty simple.
thanks for this wonderful idea lisa!!
please check out lisa's blog here. 
just BE.

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. 
 ~Chinese Proverb
this was my coffee mug today.
only it was too dark,
with the time change,
when i left the house this morning
at seven-thirty.
(which was actually six-thirty
my body time.)
to take a picture.
did you follow that?
the lymphedema course
was excellent.
the instructor was great.
and my peers were an
awesome bunch of gals.
i can now add
CLT behind my
certified occupational therapy assistant/licensed.
and now
certified lymphedema therapist.
it is always cool to add initials
after your name.
i am a wee bit brain tired.
it's Sunday 5:20
and there is not much weekend left.
but here's to a great week ahead.
may your week be blessed.
welcome to coffee hour
this Sunday evening.
just BE.

Friday, March 11, 2011

...the deepest question...

philosophy is powerless
to answer the question,
"why is there something rather than nothing?"
this is the mystery of being,
self-evident but inexplicable.
it's the enigma we can never confront,
because it's forever our dwelling place,
and we're unable to leave it-
nor do we wish to.
there's no better way to
reawaken wonder in every moment.
~1,001 ways to live in the moment

i am at
a lymphedema course
this weekend.
so i am posting this tonight and will
join the fun tomorrow...
when i have a break.
i probably won't get
around to see the other
shadows until Sunday night.
but you head over
when you can.
enjoy your weekend.
just BE.

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Day has come
You're prepared
Electricity in the air
Feel the calm
Feel the rush
You want to leave victorious
Will you look in their eyes
They want you gone, they want the prize
When day is done, risk it all
One will stand, and one will fall

Seal the deal
Get it done
Earn the right to say you've won
Work it out
Someones gonna have to pay the price
Face to face
Stand your ground
Stay in the zone, now don't back down
More than pride
You depend
Fighting hard 'til the very end 
When you learn to lose
You'll know what it takes to win
Wanna go the distance
With a hunger that never ends
When you want to prove
You're the best that's ever been
They can knock you down
You're on your feet again
'Cause you know what it takes
What it takes to win 

When you share the dream
There's no "I" in team
Let the spirit take you higher
It's a state of mind
No one can define
There's no limit to desire 
left: Tiffany Waldfogel, Sarah Goodenow, Miranda Nelson, Molly Motzer

"what it takes to win"
 by journey
click for song
district champs.
we could not be prouder.
they continue on.
their journey is not over yet.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

...of quiet breathing...

 i believe i've used this photo before...
it's a sweater from when i was a baby...

"a thing of beauty is a joy forever:
 its loveliness increases;
it will never pass into nothingness;
but still will keep a bower quiet for us,
and a sleep full of sweet dreams,
and health,
 and quiet breathing."
--John Keats

quiet breathing.
outside snow is falling.
after rain fell yesterday.
the snow making a quiet blanket.
over the ice.
ice and snow.
not a good combination.
light + objects = shadows
better combination.
great combination.
better combination.
just BE.

Friday, March 4, 2011

...he's 22...


it is a great day to
just BE.