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Crab Trap at Dusk_edited-1

When one choses a subject to be photographed, it is such a personal decision.  What we photograph is a personal decision of what we feel is worthy of our time and energy, whether it is a crab trap on the shore, a personal moment, or event.  The connection to our soul and essence is there in that photograph.  How fortunate we are to be able to express ourselves with such a media.

Cheers.

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Thoughts come to mind as we celebrate Father’s Day today.  It takes teamwork and each family member plays an important role for sure.  How wonderful when teamwork works together for the best interest of the family as can be seen in my Great White Heron image.  Both parents are working for the family in different ways and it works.  The baby birds survived and life continues.  The circle of life is satisfied and life is sustained.

Just a few thoughts today.   Hope you are having a good one, where ever you are.

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Well, the magnolias are blooming on the Gulf Coast spreading their beauty for all to see.  Here is a close up that I took from a young magnolia tree.   It was so nice to be able to get up close and personal with this pretty blossom.  :)

Then, came the rain.

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It poured for a while before the sun came out again.

That is all for today.  Hope you are having a good day!~

The last time we went dancing, someone played a trick on us.  The DJ started eliminating dancers as to how many years  folks had been married…We were at my son`s wonderful wedding at the time,  with lots of younger folks on the dance floor.   Needless to say, we wound up being the last couple on the dance floor which was quite embarrassing.   Being good sports, we smiled thinking that would be the end of it.

Unfortunately, the DJ came over and ask us what was our secret of staying together so long.  Oh brother,  what to say….Well, I said, “If you are kind to each other, that certainly helps” and my husband said that you needed to be “honest”.   These answers worked for the moment.

But later, we started thinking about what makes a couple stay together for “such a long time”,  and what would have been better answers to the question.  We came up with other things that help folks stay together,  such as commitment, laughter, determination to make it work. and having fun together.  We think folks give up too fast these days.  You do have to work at it to make it last, but it is worth the effort.  I`m glad we did.  Hope we are still the couple that lasted the longest in about 50 more years.  :)

Just thoughts along the way.

 

Little Manatee The other day, I had the good fortune to see many manatees at Blue Springs,  Florida.  Due to colder weather, many manatees had collected in the springs to warm up a bit.  What interesting mammals they were, so large and gentle, and yet they survive with people taking over their water homes, and trashing the waters with pollution.  Not to mention driving over them with their boat propellers spinning. I was humbled to think that some manatees persevere human`s stupidity and uncaring actions with such a soft and gentle approach to survival.

It is my hope that folks will act on being kinder to nature and our earth.  Our earth and it`s creatures are really  worth saving and protecting.  I certainly hope this little blog will make a difference. Even if just a few folks stop by to read the message.

About three months later:  For some reason, I didn’t publish this blog.  I’m ready to share it today.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are outside in beautiful Spring weather somewhere.

White Butterfly on Flower

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Santa’s Elves are busy at work with thoughts and good wishes for all folks everywhere.  Love is in the air and hope is prevalent as we enter this holiday season of goodwill, sharing and caring.  Which brings me to the reality of the world, and the things going on even in our own country that are not so joyful and loving.  May we remember those that are in need and those that are hurting during this season of caring and sharing.   May we also give thanks for all we have and can share with others.

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

O` Heavenly Father,

We thank Thee for this food and remember the hungry.

 

We thank Thee for our health, and remember the sick.

 

We thank thee for our friends, and remember the friendless.

 

We thank Thee for our freedom, and remember the enslaved.

 

May these remembrances stir us to service that Thy gifts to us may be used to help others.

Amen Daisies By The Shore

This is a prayer that I picked up along the way.  I do not know who the author is, but I appreciate his thoughts and words.

Take care, my friends and have a wonderful Thanksgiving where ever you are.

 

 

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