Friday, April 29, 2011

intricate / simple

solo post - L, Nikon

"Trust that your intuition is your supreme inner intelligence." - 54 keys to happiness

No matter how much knowledge we gather, sometimes it's simple intuition that gives us the answer we need.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

hope / faith

L - Nikon / T - Nikon

" Sustain hope and faith." - 54 precious keys to happiness

I hope you all had a beautiful Easter Sunday. I was happy to have Taylor home for the weekend and to spend time with my brother and my parents as well. The weekend couldn't not have been more relaxing and enjoyable. This Easter Sunday was one of the prettiest I can remember so we spent most of the day outside -just sitting and talking, laughing and playing with the dogs. No Easter egg hunts but I did fix a basket with a few goodies for Taylor. I don't think one is ever too old for such things do you?

"Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life. " - S.D. Gordon

Sunday, April 17, 2011

running / soaring

L - Nikon / T - Canon

"Keep the child in you alive. " - 54 precious keys to happiness

(sorry for the repeat of the last one - it just seemed appropriate for these photos. After all, it is an important one and worth hearing again, right?)

Evee just turned 12 on April 6th. Pretty old for a dog but you'd never know it in the way she behaves. She still has puppy energy. I love to see her running like the wind, ears flapping, loving the warm sun and cool breezes of springtime. / with two weeks left of school and breezy weather, we decided it was a great day to fly a kite. unfortunately the dollar store two for one kites weren't all that reliable, but my friend has some sort of kite whispering abilities that made hers soar. i gave up and decided that all i could do was document, but i vow to get better soon, in the sun and freedom of summer.

Monday, April 11, 2011

peek / boo

solo post, T - itouch

bunny is a funny cat with a lot of personality. i like playing games with her in the morning.

"Keep the child in you alive. " - 54 precious keys to happiness
(part of the series)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

ruffled / rumpled

L - Nikon / T - itouch

"Regularly commune with and learn from nature." - 54 precious keys to happiness

(part of the series)

We can learn a lot from nature. But one thing I often think of is how plants follow the light; they grow and reach towards the sun. Without sunlight they wither. In our lives the "light" is love and peace and all things positive that help us reach our truest potential - these things give us meaning which brings happiness. On the contrary, negative feelings - bitterness and jealousy, etc, waste our energy and hinder our health and happiness.

"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. " - Anne Frank

Saturday, April 2, 2011

in the present / in the moment

L - iphone / T - Nikon

"Live each moment now. " - 54 precious keys to happiness

(part of the series)

I really needed to be working in my studio today but the weather was so so gorgeous, I just couldn't bring myself to stay indoors. So I enjoyed the day in the sun - on my hammock - listening to the birds and feeling the hot sun and cool breeze on my skin, reading every once in a while but mostly just closing my eyes and listening. It was near heaven. Every now and then I would get up and walk around the yard taking photos of new spring growth or photograph my work to post later. Free from deadlines, chores, obligations and such... in my mind, it's how Sunday's should be spent if at all possible. ...I worked in the studio when the sun went down. I hope you enjoyed some beautiful moments this glorious Sunday./ we all have our obligations- the schools and the works of the world frequently distract us from enjoying the beauty around us and usually make us think we have very few minutes to set aside for ourselves. but i think it's really important to read the books that you relish, the ones that you are sad to finish. enjoy the beautiful weather while it's here. don't let the pressures of everyday life prevent you from enjoying the seconds you won't be able to get back.


The photos on the left are taken by me, Leslye, the mother. The photos on the right are taken by my daughter, Taylor – unless otherwise noted. Comments are always welcome. thanks
If you care to visit, I, Leslye, have another blog - AutumnSun where I ramble around different paths and pleasures of my own.