Just stopped by to say hello to any of my old blogger friends that may see this short post. Am doing fine – will soon be selling my first book on Amazon. Am writing my second book.
Here is my attempt to photograph the Super Blood Moon Eclipse on January 31. Imagine 6:15 a.m., flashlight in hand, dizzy as usual – falling through the front red tip hedge and trying to dodge limbs in my view. All this for a picture of the Moon.
A sunset just because I love sunsets.
Well I spent a month not being able to blog. In that month I decided to stop blogging. I disconnected my internet 6 or 7 weeks ago; I started going to my daughter’s house to use her internet service. I was sick with my vertigo problem and could not leave home for 2 weeks. Then my daughter got a virus and was sick for 2 weeks and I could not go to her home and perhaps catch this virus. During this time I found that I returned to a life I had before internet. I found I enjoyed the free time to do things I once use to do, but did not have time for anymore. I now, am writing a second book, reading books, painting, drawing, spending time with friends and family; face to face. I have enjoyed blogging with all of my blogger friends, I will miss you, but at age 75 it is time for this old lady to go back to the old ways of life. Ha So farewell and may God bless each of you in your lives.
I will leave you with this lovely sunset . . .
Everything we possess that is not necessary for life or happiness becomes a burden, and scarcely a day passes that we do not add to it. ROBERT BRAULt
When your kitchen table becomes a catch-all because every area of storage in your house is full – perhaps it is time to donate some of your belongings. Once again I am in the process of a big decluttering rampage and so far I am in the right frame of mind to accomplish this feat.
Labor with what zeal we will, Something still remains undone, Something uncompleted still waits the rising of the sun. HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW
IF THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE SEEMS DULL . . . POLISH THE DULL SIDE.
This is a beautiful little city park near my daughter’s house with lovely flowers to view. We often see people having wedding ceremonies in this park. The walking paths are great if you wish to walk for exercise.
I recently read a book “Celtic Inspiration” by Lyn Webster Wilde, 2004.
The Celtics lived in Austria and Switzerland about 1,000 years before Christ. They were a warlike people who were skilled in metalwork and horsemanship.They believed in the mystic realm, which centered around nature, the sun, moon, and stars
The following inspired Celtic thoughts could be applied to our lives today.
Retreat – Go to a new place for 24 hours or longer. No mechanical devices. Seek silence – consider what you need to let go of and visualize the future you desire. When you go home the world will seem different. You will feel energized to make necessary life changes.
Walking by a river or stream, let the power of water, seen and heard, energize your spirit. Let every ripple add its soothing blessing to your deepening inner calm. Watch the qualities animals possess and imitate them.
Imagine that you are being pulled up into the stars; to a place where you can forget yourself in the darkness of space. When you come back to Earth you will be different and very refreshed.
We have had multiple sunrises here in Arkansas in the months of June and July. But we have had very few sunsets. The clouds always drift away in the early evening; there is nothing in the evening for the sun to reflect its bright rays upon. Each morning as I stand in the yard and photograph the great sunrise I think of someone I know who is suffering; or has lost a loved one – and I pray for them. We have lost 2 wonderful older ladies from church in a week’s time (from very tragic accidents). Their husbands have taken their deaths very hard.
Following is the only good sunSET I have captured this month.
I have not been on the internet for awhile – I have cancelled my satellite service (which is all you can get in the country). It became too expensive for only 10 GB per month. My GB limit would be used up, halfway through the month, if I was not careful with what I chose to do.
Thus, I will drive to my daughter’s house twice a week to try to keep up with my blogging friends and Facebook pals. My daughter is able to get unlimited time for her internet service. I may not be able to view all of the posts of those I follow, but I still hope to interact with all of you wonderful bloggers.
My husband has enjoyed more of my time since I disconnected the internet in our home. More time to sit on the porch for morning and evening chats. It is funny, when you finally realize, the time you use to give your family is spend on the internet.
“What my eyes seek in these encounters is not just the beauty traditionally revered by wildlife photographers. The perfection I seek in my photographic composition is a means to show the strength and dignity of animals in nature.” FRAN LANTING
The Baby Rabbit who was not sure if I was a sunflower or a tree (because I stood so still).
The deer who stood still as if she thought she was invisible to me.
This squirrel does not need to climb my apple tree – the wind just throws apples at him while he is on the ground.
A trip to Beaver Lake where the Geese are very friendly.
This mother rabbit is quite tame and we often get within a few feet of her as we greet her for the day. I must admit her two babies are quite scared of us.
This Robin is slightly blurry – he fell in the bird bathe and now he is trying to shake himself dry – he is a little pitiful to view. Lol
Butterflies are beautiful creatures of nature and catching two face to face is unusual.
This Duck was at Beaver Lake and followed me trying to acquire some type of food.
Can’t forget the bumble bee, which seems to be on just about every flower I view.
Revelation 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
Psalm 36:7-9 How excellent is thy loving kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. 8) They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shall make them drink of the river of thy pleasures. 9) For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
Proverbs 13:14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. Proverbs 14:27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
There is a song I love from church – “There’s A Fountain Free” The first verse and the chorus are so inspiring.
“There’s a fountain free, ’tis for you and me, Let us haste, O haste to the brink; “Tis a fount of love from the Source above, And He bids us all freely drink.
Chorus: Will you come to the fountain free? Will you come? ’tis for you and me; Thirsty soul hear the welcome call; ‘Tis a fountain open for all.”
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living and believing that the Lord directs my steps
by Sam Allen
photographing my journey through a simple life
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comfort and joy from my home to yours
To search, To learn, To follow
He restores my soul: He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
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