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Saturday:) Shadows and Stormy Skies

21 Apr

“Whether I stand in the sun or in the dark, my shadow and God are my constant companions. They always have my back.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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It was a gloomy dreary Saturday here, but I still went out for a couple of walks. I just put up my hood, leash up the dog, and put my cell phone in a ziplock bag in my pocket.

Whether it’s sunny or cloudy, I can always find something beautiful in my neighborhood, or even in my own back yard.

Sunny skies and shadows before the storm.

The rain washes away the dust of day and nourishes the earth.

Beauty in my own back yard. The grass is getting greener and the air is cool and fresh.

Saturday:) Simple Shadows

30 Jul

“My shadow casts the reflected light of my soul.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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“I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow.” 
― Sylvia Plath

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Another scorching hot Texas day. My weather app says 98 degrees, partly cloudy, feels like 103. The good news is, the ten day forecast promises to keep us in double digits, with no 100’s. Yeah!

This morning, the early morning sun whispered shadows at my feet. Of course, I immediately took out my phone to snap pictures. Saturday shadows.


The glow of the sun tried to peek through the trees.


Later this evening, I noticed my shadow against the pale grey wall near the kitchen. Aha! Take a picture! I love to play with shadows.


Every shadow tells a story, a fuzzy story of pale greys, unclear, unusual, unbearable. 

Montage Monday: A Week in a Peek

27 Jan

“What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
― Karl Lagerfeld
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Sunshine, shadows, and learning something new summarizes my week. The weather was great, time with friends was fun, and looking back at a wonderful week always makes me smile.

A week in a peek.

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Saturday: Sunshine, Shadows, and Saving the World

25 Jan

“There is strong shadow where there is much light.”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Götz von Berlichingen
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Sunny days make me smile. They also inspire me to go out for a brisk walk. I walked about an hour before my Saturday writing group at 10. It was a great session, and we actually got some work done in between the laughing and sarcasm. We have the sarcasm down to a science. We stopped for lunch afterwards.(Missed you, Julia) I ran a few errands and drove home.

The lovely sun was sinking slowly into the west, so I donned my gym shoes and headed out the door for an evening walk. (I walk a lot, as you may have noticed. It’s my quiet thinking time.) As the solar sphere made its shimmery descent, I was captivated by the sultry shadows cast along the way.

OK, now I’m just getting bizarre and smaltzy, using my high fillutin’ two dollar vernacular. Ha! Basically, I love shadows. I thought this one was very descriptive.

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My shadow between the crossroads and the stop sign of life…think about it. Pretty cool!

Then, of course, as I stroll and patrol the streets, I’m always finding nails and sharp objects. So, I don my super hero cape, pick up the nails, and save the world from mass destruction and flat tires. Here is a week’s worth of super hero activity. I also find lucky pennies and coins as payment for my hard work.

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It was a lovely Saturday. I enjoyed the sunsine, the shadows, and saving the world.

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Theme Song Thursday: I Walk Alone

5 Dec

When God repairs broken dreams, confusion & despair are replaced with a fresh zeal and focus to pursue the dreams He’s placed within you.
~ Unknown
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Sometimes I walk alone, sometimes I walk with friends, but I always have my shadow.

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I’ve always liked this Green Day song.

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NOW FOR THE ZEAL AND FOCUS TO PURSUE MY DREAMS!

Tuesday: Tall Shadows and Two Sunsets

26 Nov

The brightest flame casts the darkest shadow.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings
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I started off the day with my 8:30 Zumba class. After that, I’m pumped for the rest of the day. Exhililerating! Breakfast at Snug on the Square, visit friends at Sweet Spot Bakery, home for a long walk, a couple of hours of serious painting of ornaments, another long walk. On my final walk, I was mesmerized by my long, tall shadow. Photo op!

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I’m not really ten feet tall. Well, maybe I am.

When I walked in the door, more interesting shadows on the wall. Snap, snap.

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Now, here are the two sunsets. Always breathtaking.

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The brightest flame casts the darkest shadow.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

Saturday: Singing and Shadows

10 Aug

“Fancies are like shadows…you can’t cage them, they’re such wayward, dancing things.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
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I’m sitting here at Sweet Spot Bakery on the Square, a Second Saturday ritual. Good music and good friends.

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The scorching summer sun has set, leaving simmering shadows in the night.

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The night casts a long shadow in the absence of day.

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