Saturday, March 22, 2014

Songography - One

One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do

-unless you have a beautiful sunrise to keep you company

Linking up to Songography at You'll Shoot Your Eye Out where this week's song is "One" by Three Dog Night

Sunday, March 16, 2014

It's Not Easy Being Green

This week's Songography title is Kermit the Frog's old favorite.  But I think I have to respectfully disagree with him.  I think it's a lot harder being beige.  This winter has provided a LOT of beige.

Even the waterfall looks beige

AND the wildlife

Just a hint of green gives me hope

Spring WILL come!
So, Kermit - you might be happy to know that green is actually becoming my new favorite!

Sunday, March 9, 2014


The temperatures broke the freezing mark.  It actually got close to 50 degrees!  People were still bundled up, but SIGNS of spring and warmer weather were all around.



The warmer temps have me dreaming of sunny beach days

Signs of Spring are welcome, because that means summer isn't far behind!

Which means bathing suit season.  Time to put the camera down and grab the sneakers.
Work-out season is here!

Linking up to You'll Shoot Your Eye Out where this week's Songography title is SIGNS by
 Five Man Electrical Band

Sunday, February 16, 2014

I Would Do Anything for Love

But I won't do that :

Yes, it's Valentine's Day weekend. And it's Polar Bear Plunge weekend.  There were some minor attempts at arm twisting to get me to plunge into frigid waters in the middle of February.  I will do just about anything for my loved ones - but I won't do that.  I'll stand a very safe distance away and take some snapshots with my iphone.  I will also make sure there are plenty of towels and blankets ready for the plungers when they come running out.  But personally, the temperature has to be about ninety degrees before I will jump into the ocean.  I think I'll wait until summer.  Actually,  I KNOW I'll wait 'til summer!

Linking up to Kathy's Sonography party over at You'll Shoot Your Eye Out

Sunday, February 9, 2014

My Day - Songography

My Day

a little quiet time
a little reading
a little painting
a little blog hopping

Snow days are awesome
I love when you can just let the day unfold

This week's songography title at You'll Shoot Your Eye Out is "My Day"

(Even though snow days are awesome, I have had my fill this winter!)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Songography - I Would Walk 500 Miles

There are just so many reasons not to.
 I know I started the year off with good intentions.  Not too lofty - reasonable. Or so I thought.
 I would go to the gym three or four times a week.
Has that actually happened?
There are always more important things to do - like check out Pinterest. 
 For just five minutes.

It's two hours later??? what the....?!?!?!

I have to take 500 steps away from the machine and get to work on my 500 steps at the gym.
500 miles?  That might be pushing it a little bit.

I would should walk 500 miles

Of course it doesn't help matters that around my neck of the woods it would be easier to walk 500 miles on these babies.

I'll use any excuse that I can.

Before I step away from the machine I'm going to check out You'll Shoot Your Eye Out
for this week's responses to Songography.
THEN I'm going to the gym.
For real.
(I think)

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Here I Stand


Don’t let them in, don’t let them see
Be the good girl you always have to be

It’s funny how some distance
Makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me
Can’t get to me at all

It’s time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me
I’m free

Let it go, let it go

That perfect girl is gone.

Here I stand

~selected words from the Frozen song "Let it go"~

Kathy"s song choice for Songography had me in an introspective kind of mood this week. I wanted to capture a picture of my grown up self that related to the little girl me in the picture at the beach.  There have been a lot of years between those two photos.  A lot of living, learning and letting go.  I've spent many years trying to be the person that other people wanted me to be.  Or at least what I thought they wanted me to be. For many years fears strangled the more adventurous, sassy, bold me that simmered inside.  The me with her hands on her hips, looking at the world head-on, confident and not caring what others think. 
It's taken a long time to release the fears. (at least most of them - one I'm working on is taking selfies :) 

Finally living more authentically and wholeheartedly as the real me. 

Here I stand.

Check out Songography over at You'll Shoot Your Eye Out