Sunday, 31 August 2014

August Break Day 31: Love

I can't believe it's the end of August (where did the Summer go?) and I actually kept up with the August Break posts as well! (thank you Susannah for photo Challenge!)
I could write reams about how much I love my husband, the place where we are living, and other things, but I chose to close with something a bit smaller in size yet this wonderful invention has encompassed all of the above.
It is my love for Photography and the Camera.

When I got engaged and was about to embark on a solo journey to Israel for six weeks, instead of a diamond ring, my fiance (now my husband of 36 years) gave me an Olympus Trip 35 camera.
The die was cast.

I have currently worn out and discarded  6 point and shoot cameras (both Canon and Nikon) over the last 3 years since I started doing almost daily shots!
My husband is convinced that electrics and I 'don't get along'. <lol>

When I at last break down and get some sort of Smartphone, I will probably go through a few of those as well! (husband take note)
Blessings to all those Moment Capturers out there: may your lens never fog up or your flash fail.

Friday, 29 August 2014

August Break Day 30: Soft

Blessings to all those who provide shelter from the storm.

August Break Day 29: Nature

This tree perfectly exemplifies my hope for My Nature as I go forward into Crazy Kronehood.
"Perhaps like the arbutus, also known as the Crazy-Woman Tree, we thrive in opposition to the norm, drop our leaves when we're not supposed to, shed our bark and still flower." 
From British Columbia Reconsidered: Essays on Women - Gillian Laura Creese, Veronica Jane Strong-Boag pg. 296
 Blessings to all those Crazy Krones out there!

Thursday, 28 August 2014

August Break Day 28: Something New

And here I thought that my strawberries were finished for the Season, nope. Turns out there is one more hanging around <g>.
Blessings to all those who find 'something new' every day.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

August Break Day 27: Lines

If they give you ruled paper, write the other way
Juan Ramón Jiménez -  Spanish poet, who received the Nobel Prize in Literature  in 1956.

In my last year of high school, I took his advice and wrote my English Literature exam across the lines with his quote at the top of the page.
I received an A+. ( I think the teacher was amused).

Sunlight through the Blinds on a Tuscan style painted wall.
Blessings to all those who continue to 'write the other way'.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

August Break Day 26: Morning

Poets and writers have lauded Morning's  soft Light for centuries and if I am awake when that is happening,  I agree.

But over the past years, Morning has come in two stages: Pill time when Mr Bear stumbles to the kitchen, takes his meds and has breakfast, then returns to bed; and the 'official' Morning when I wake up, take my pills,  and have enough beanjuice (ie coffee) in me to comprehend the world around me.

Blessings to all those 'early risers' out there.

Monday, 25 August 2014

August Break Day 25: Little

My mini micro 'Tiny Flame' roses that smell just as heavenly as their bigger sisters.
Blessings to all those who patiently grow and enjoy the mini micro rose varieties out there.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

August Break Day 24: Memory

A young man in Les Baux, Provence. 
Note the carefully tucked in hands, for he was told (as all little boys are told) 'You can look, but DON'T TOUCH!'
Blessings to all little boys out there, especially those men who have not forgotten they still have that little boy inside them.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

August Break Day 23: Adornment

This summer the Scarlet Runner has adorned my Jerusalem Artichoke 'forest' with peek a boo scarlet blooms and massive dangles of bean pods.

Blessings to all faithful waterers of the garden out there. May your efforts bear fruit!

Friday, 22 August 2014

August Break Day 22: Shadow

Blessings to all those who can take a walk in the shadowed cool of the summer evenings.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

August Break Day 19: Black & White

Zentangle with black and white feathers.
Blessings to all 'tanglers' out there.

Monday, 18 August 2014

August Break Day 18: Jump!

And he did!
Blessings to all Pacific Tree Frogs - who sing all year long.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

August Break Day 17: Bookshelf

Our pride and joy - floor to ceiling bookshelves custom built for us by our OCC - outlaw construction company. This is only a partial view and yes, we have read them all, some more than once!
Blessings upon Blessings to all Librarians out there!

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Friday, 15 August 2014

Thursday, 14 August 2014

August Break Day 14: Hands

I used to think of this as a  capital L Luxury, but now I realize that a mani-pedi is a Necessity.
Blessings to all manicurists out there!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

August Break Day 13: Pure Pleasure

On a day that is being blessed with Summer Rain, a hot cup of coffee and a couple of chocolate covered shortbread cookies while perusing the Art of Pilgrimage by Phil Cousineau. Heaven.
Blessings of the simple things to you.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

August Break Day 12: On The Table

Phil Cousinea: The Art of Pilgrimage pg. 188.

Under last night's waning Grain Moon (now just a sliver past it's fullness) I took this shot of our patio table.
Blessings to those who always have a spare plate for the unexpected guest. May you never go hungry.