A Transient Thought on Transient

Summer Solstice don’t think about transient when days are long and warm don’t think about transient as gardens teem with anticipation don’t think about transient when today is rich for life breath deep with joy because tomorrow we move on   Photograph (and words) are in response to this week’s Daily Post photo challenge of transient. I am working hard […]

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Thanks, Sweetheart

A love letter to my co-parent: Doesn’t this photo bring back lots of memories! What a great dad you were in those days, and your capacity to nurture and care for your children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews has grown with time. I looked for digitized photos of you and the kids together but there are only lots of photos […]

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Being Unfocused: How Sweet it is.

A hot summer day seems to call me to lessen my focus, to dull my response, to slow down my breathing as I sit on my purple porch swing. Ben called for this week’s The Daily Post photography entries to focus on focus. I like to have my photographic subjects focused so most photos where I “messed up the focus” are deleted. I don’t have a keyword label for out-of-focus. This one I saved, however, and it reflects my emotional view of life as we are working our way through the current early-summer hot spell. Although maybe it doesn’t have as much to do with a hot summer day as it does with my joy of growing older. I am rejoicing in a newly-found state of mind where things that used to matter a lot, used to get me all worked up, aren’t as important any more. I can get concerned about our political mess but its okay for me to let it be a little blurred around the edges. Although I will act if I need to, my decreased energy requires that I be discerning about what I get worked up about. I have found that stress increases the pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia more than just about anything else. I have found my sweet-spot of emotional and intellectual contentment if I focus in on what is happening in my state and national capitals – and then take a […]

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Precious Time

Friend Julie and I went on one of our photo shoots a couple of weeks ago – heading for dirt roads. I do believe it was the first such outing since last fall and we savored it. We didn’t find any “National Geographic” wanna-be photographs but we experienced something much more precious. We experienced shared chuckles about a flag planted […]

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Barefoot Beach

JB and I decided to go to Blueberrys for a gyro supper and then drive up to Barefoot Beach, almost to Lee County and Ft. Myers. A long drive for an evening outing, but we were in the mood for a new experience. As we made the left turn on the drive down the shoreline to the county park that […]

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