Happy Thanksgiving!

yellow orchids

Edited photo of yellow and burgundy orchids. Thanksgiving, 2015.

Blessings to all who celebrate, or don’t but have much to be thankful for!


I Can’t Make You Love Me

exotic flowers

Bright, exotic flowers with pink roses. From my Instagram.


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“Let’s not forget that the little emotions
are the great captains of our lives and
we obey them without realizing it.”
~Vincent Van Gogh, 1889

Open Up

pink and yellow roses

Pink and yellow roses with baby’s breath. Mid-October, 2015.

“Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom.
They just open up and turn toward the light
and that makes them beautiful.”
~Jim Carrey


yellow roses

A dozen pale yellow roses with baby’s breath, for sale at the local market. Photo taken middle of October, 2015.

“Most of us don’t need a psychiatric therapist as much as a friend to be silly with.”
~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

I really need to get silly soon, and have lots of laughs or I am going to need that psychiatrist again. Too much stress, and the inability to let it go. I have let so much of my mindfulness activities, and spiritual rituals go that I am now in a crag of sadness created by myself.


tree leaves

Orange tree leaves, like fire on the branches of trees. Mid-October, 2015.

“October is a hallelujah!
reverberating in my body year-round…”
~John Nichols

We Are All Rich

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Large sunflower in the local market. Mid-September, 2015.

“Empty pockets never held anyone back.
Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.”
~Norman Vincent Peale

Rhythm of Life

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The end is near, for these yellow beauties. September 11, 2015.

“Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night; and thus he would never know the rhythms that are at the heart of life.” – Hal Borland



Blurry photo of a sunflower, edited. End of August, 2015.

There is no point at which you can say,
“Well, I’m successful now. I might as well take a nap.”
~Carrie Fisher

I’ve been filling in at work for my boss. It’s made for great experience, and little sleep. Today, should be my “Friday.” It’s not. Today, is day 5 of 12. I’m not sleeping a whole lot because of work, and the fact that I have a lot of other life things to do!

Today, my regional manager & a rep. from the parent company came for an inspection. It went off without a hitch. Actually, anything and everything that could go wrong – did. That’s OK. I’m OK. In fact, I feel pretty decent.

I have to disagree with that Carrie Fisher quote, and decide I was successful enough to take a nap! I’m going to take a good long one too!