Friday, January 30, 2015

A Friday Photo and the Passage of Time

Hello :-)

Today I'm back with another photo since it's Friday. As I've mentioned before, I'll be sharing photos that are new along with ones that are from my archives. Well, this one is an older photo. When I looked at the date listed for when I took it, I was taken aback. This was taken in 2010. Wow! I know that it's cliche to say it, but time really flies!

Sometimes when I look back at older photos I truly can't believe just how long ago they were taken. I know that 2010 isn't a million years ago, but as I mature it seems that the years fly by faster and faster. My parents used to always tell me that time goes by really quickly and they used to advise me to enjoy being a child or enjoy being younger. I took their advice as well as I could and I enjoyed those growing up years. But now when I look back to what they said I really get the gravity of what they were saying. It's not that I feel like I'm running out of time or anything, but at this point in my life I feel more and more how precious life is and that life is precious because it's finite. We are here for a blip of time so every day is a gift. I didn't mean to start sounding like a greeting card, but sometimes things just hit you. You know? :-)

Now, to get back to my original thought...time flies and I can't believe that this photo was taken four and a half years ago. I would have guessed maybe eighteen months to two years ago. Anyway, I took this photo during a walk in the woods. As you can see it's a bit of ivy growing on a rock. The photo is kinda blurry, but I prefer to call it atmospheric...Lol. Looking at the picture today, I'm thinking that I wish that I could go back and find that same rock to see if the ivy has totally overtaken the rock or whatever. Hmmm. I wonder...the mysteries of the Wiltshire, England countryside ;-)

So that's my photo for this Friday. I hope you enjoy taking a look. 

Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend! 

Until next time...

Thursday, January 29, 2015

I'll Be Back

Hello :-)

This is a very short post to say that I will be back with a longer post tomorrow. I've been put off my new posting schedule because of an injury, but I will be okay. I seem to be having a run of obstacles lately, but I'm not deterred :-) I always look at things like this as a detour along my path, so all will be well.

Have a great day and I'll be back tomorrow!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Floral Friday Photo

Hello! :-)

As I mentioned in my previous post, I'm going to be sharing a photo here on Fridays. Sometimes it'll be kind of random, but random is good ;-)

So today's photo is simple. As you can see it's some lovely flowers. I love having flowers around in the winter to brighten things up every once in a while. I can't have them all the time, but once in a while is nice.

If you visit me here on a regular basis you also know that I love playing with Photoshop. I've had Photoshop for years, but I'm still such a newbie with it. (Hee hee) One day I'll sit down and learn what it can really do, but for now I'm content to fiddle with it. I think it's like doodling for me. I've always drawn little pictures in the margins of things I'm writing, so I'm a doodler. And the more that I think about it perhaps this is a kind of digital doodling for me. I don't know. Just a thought. (shrug)

The photos above are the original and the ones that I fiddled around with on Photoshop. Looking at them now, they look kind of like floral postage stamps. Lol.

Anyway, that's my photo for today :-)

I hope that everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Writing of Two Kinds

Hello again. Happy Wednesday! :-)

As I mentioned in my previous post, I'm getting back on track with things and that includes working on my book again. It feels like it's been put aside for months and months instead of a few weeks. But I guess that's good because I'm seeing it with fresh eyes. When I was going to university, they always said it was good to step away for a bit and come back to what you're writing with fresh eyes. I don't think they meant three or four weeks. Lol. But still it's good to get a fresh perspective.

Also, I'm getting into more regular posting here. Yay! My plan is to post three times a week, which will probably be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. There may be some slight variations sometimes, but it'll be good for me to get into a rhythm here again :-)  Fridays will usually be a photo day. As you know, I love taking pictures like many do, so I'll be sharing some new and older photos. Sometimes they'll be kind of random, but hey sometimes the beauty of life is in its randomness.

So I hope you'll visit me again soon. I'm off now to go hang out with my book characters.

Have a great day! :-)