Tag Archives: #ilovephotography

Camera Clicks: Fire Images

I am obsessed with taking photos of fire. If you know a firefighter, they will talk about fighting the Dragon. I think I actually captured one and several other images…let me know what you see…

Dragon
Figures praying or dancing
Dragon II
??? Can’t decide…people laying on ground
Wolf pack and moon
Birds taking flight
Baby birds in a nest
People dancing…critters in the woods…
Cats in a cradle
Women and children

From the Lady Cave: Blinkers

So I was inspired to write a bunch of topics down for my new posts and this was one of them.

While driving to work one morning, it occurred to me that sometimes you need to make a split second decision leaving no time to “signal” first.

This thought led to, “damn, isn’t that true to life?”

I like to keep things fluid, I learned early you really can’t be so rigid with your plans. It’s great to have a plan and general direction but life has a way of throwing debris in front of you.

This debris can be anything from a small object or issue, or a huge life altering event. Hindsight being what it is, for me, you have to expect the unexpected.

This leads to my favorite saying “Improvise, Overcome and Adapt” which then leads to my second favorite “Go where the road takes you; you just never know where you’ll end up”.

I feel like someone needs to hear this today.

Please reach out if you’d like to chat.

Heres some of my favorite pictures I took this past weekend:

If these mountains could talk….

Camera Clicks – Blowing Rock

What an amazing place! This is the first time I’ve gotten to visit here in the fall πŸπŸ‚

And, if you know me you know I might have a thing for rocks …BIG and small…

Heres a thought to ponder as you check out the next 20 pictures…

What stories could Grandfather Mountain and Blowing Rock tell if they could speak? What have they seen πŸ‘€?

Do you know the Legend of Blowing Rock? 🏹

From the Lady Cave: Just Do It!

I am speaking from my own personal experience and hindsight.

I’ve often said “Be like Nike; Just Do It!”

(No this is NOT an endorsement)

What is your first thought when you hear this statement? I am willing to bet it starts with “But…”and then you list all the reasons why you can’t.

I get that there are financial constraints, so please don’t use that excuse.

What I am getting at is “How do you know unless you try?” Believe me, I know something about this; I haven’t lived this long without figuring out that I am the only person standing in my own way.

If you read my last post you’ll know that procrastination is not good.

Take that step, one little step! Nothing easy is worth doing, but I’ll guarantee that once you “try” you’ll realize it’s never as hard as you thought it would be. Sometimes doing stuff outside your comfort zone is Scary as Hell! But holy moly can it be an amazing experience; like driving my own motorcycle.

Aengus

What’s the worst can happen? You find out it doesn’t work out? So what! Now you have a better idea of what will work, so you back up and try again.

Recently for me I’ve discovered that in crochet, I really can do most of the things I thought were way to complicated.

Did I do it all on my own? Nope, sure didn’t. I used video tutorials, asked experts and I leaned heavily on what I already knew and BAM I FREAKING DID IT!

Poncho and baby Newsboy hat for one of my granddaughters.

From the Lady Cave: Making Time

Making time also speaks to procrastination!

Procrastination is the Devil!

Everyone procrastinates, I feel compelled to point out that you really need to stop doing that.

There is no one worse than a Mom or Wife, we procrastinate about taking care of ourselves because we are taking care of everyone else in our lives. I am not telling you to not do that, I am saying you need to take care of yourself too. Make damn sure that everyone around you sees you doing it also. Make sure your people understand that taking care of yourself is as important as being Momma or Wife.

I say this because of two reasons. One, you are teaching your children that it’s ok to be selfish once in awhile or even on a regular basis. I know selfish is a strong word but go with me on this. Two, you are showing everyone that you care about yourself, this is so important!

It has been my personal experience that because I was taught, Moms were supposed to be the martyr you don’t show that you have respect for yourself. Now I know that is a very strong statement also, but that’s the best way I can express what I mean.

Respect is such an important thing to learn.