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Week 13 ~ Something New

The Pussy Willow: A sense that we can have a new Beginning

In Our Woods, Sometimes a Rare Music
Every spring
I hear the thrush singing
in the glowing woods
he is only passing through.
His voice is deep,
then he lifts it until it seems
to fall from the sky.
I am thrilled.
I am grateful.

Then, by the end of morning,
he’s gone, nothing but silence
out of the tree
where he rested for a night.
And this I find acceptable.
Not enough is a poor life.
But too much is, well, too much.
Imagine Verdi or Mahler
every day, all day.
It would exhaust anyone.” 
― Mary Oliver, A Thousand Mornings

Thank you Mary Oliver for those beautiful words, thank you for reminding us of the beauty in Spring. I hadn’t heard of Mary Oliver until this year, when many of the people I follow on Facebook were speaking of her and her passing.

It was Week 13 and the theme was Something New. Spring is always about new Beginnings for me. I am hoping for a slow snow melt this spring, eventhough I am looking forward to the warm weather. As I sat in my living room I noticed that pussy willow had some pussy?? on them . It felt and seemed strange because the snow was still almost a foot high around the tree. However, it gave me hope.

Here is my picture of Something New!

2019 Photo Challenge, Gallery

Week 12: Something Old

In my summer Vacation I like to get in my car and drive and last summer, or maybe it was the summer before I discovered this in a shop in Tolstoi called Border Vintage. This Christmas it held blankets. In Christmases of the further away past I image it held coal. If you are ever in Tolstoi, Manitoba in the Summer make sure you stop at Border Vintage.

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Week 11 – Faceless Self Portrait

Who was the idiot who came up with this idea? Oh right I did… This was really hard for me because I had no center for this one to begin with. So I perrused the internet and that was not the complete bust I thought I might be, I came up with some ideas. In the mean time my sister Anita who is this challenge also posted, she is an amazingly creative person, who I admire so much. So I had some ideas, now I have some more ideas. I will need to re-explore this one later. Here you go!

I used the idea of expressing who I am and who I aspire to be. Watch out world, 2019 is going to be big for me.

2019 Photo Challenge, Some thoughts from Mary

Week 10: Childhood Memory ~ #Real

First let me apologize for the lateness of this post. I found my Teddy Bear and thought that is my first memory. I also seem to remember getting a Raggedy Ann and on her chest she had a heart. Funny how memories come back to you. I also remember my little red stool. I have that one in the kitchen of my own house.

As I went to take pictures of both of those things that hold memories for me , I realized how well loved they are. Teddy’s hair is matted and the nose is covered by whisps of hair.

The little red stool has paint spots from last years painting. SOOOO yes it has last over forty years. You cna’t read the writing anymore. I won’t paint over it, I will leave it for my memory to recall. Here is the little poem that was once painted on that stool. ” This little stool of mine, I use it all the time, to reach the things I couldn’t , and lots’ of things I shouldn’t!

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Week 2 – Clouds

This week the challenge was to take a picture of clouds. It was a bit of challenge. The week started with at abit of a snowstorm. Thankfully my neighbour came blew out the driveway. School was still on.

Getting the actual picture was a bit of a trick. The day I took the picture it was cold, cold, cold.

Rabindranath Tagore

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” 
― Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds

Looking out to the North East in South East Manitoba
Julia Gregson

“when we look up, it widens our horizons. we see what a little speck we are in the universe, so insignificant, and we all take ourselves so seriously, but in the sky, there are no boundaries. No differences of caste or religion or race.” 
― Julia Gregson, East of the Sun

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Week 1 – Photograpy Challenge

Week 1 Self Portrait. These pictures were taken on Tuesday January 1st, 2018 @Prairie Grove/Winnipeg/Floodway. I used Photoshop Elements to change the pictures
Week 1 – Self portrait Challenge. Not all taken by me but all are of me and are a portrait of those people who make me who I am.
Some thoughts from Mary

2019 is fast upon us…

As 2018 draws to a close, I begin to prepare for 2019. I have much to be grateful for, and yet there I realize that there is still much to be done. My goal for this post is to simply get my blog restarted, so here goes…

  • Gratitude: 2018 has taught me many lessons and I have much to be thankful for. I will start from a place of Gratitude. 1.) Home: I have a house, that means I am one of the fortunate ones that has a place to call my own. 2.) Health: I have my health, many people are in hospital and have to spend their days attached to machines. Thank you for good health. 3.) Family and Friends: Where do I begin, I feel like I am surrounded by family. A question I often think about is where does family end and friendship begin, and where does friendship begin and family end. I consider my friends to be my family and my family to be my friends. Thank you to each of you.
  • Goals for 2019: This is the start of my goals list 1. ) blog more… 2.) be more adventurous, do the things you really love, speak up about what you truly believe, (you this) 3.) put out positive energy into the universe, but it is ok to challenge people and say no, say that isn’t right. 4.) drink more water, eat more vegetables…