In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Victory.”
Here are just a few reminders of victory from my family album.
Where there is unity there is always victory.
The important thing in life is not victory but combat; it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well.
Me before the Rocky Stairs
Me after the Rocky Stairs, but I made it!
We cannot destroy kindred: our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break. ~Marquise de Sévigné
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Ornate.”
Here are some things I consider ornate.
All of these photos were part of the exhibit at the Boston Art Museum.
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Treat.”
Well Trick or Treat has come and gone. While I don’t celebrate Halloween I do have to say it’s never the wrong time for a treat!
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “(Extra)ordinary.”
There is a song I love to sing, by Matt Redman, called “Your Grace Finds Me”
The second verse says,
It’s there on the mountaintop
There in the everyday and the mundane
There in the sorrow and the dancing
Your great grace, Oh such grace.
His grace can be seen in every little thing if we just take the time to look.
His grace can be found: In the unflagging loyalty of man’s best friend;
In the blessing of color that comes from a simple cold snap mixed with a plain green leaf;
In an ordinary meal shared amongst friends;
And in one single very out of the way life that changed everything.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Happy Place.”
You can check out lots of happy places by clicking the underlined link above. I have a few happy places myself.
For restoring peace and calm there is nothing like the salt breeze and the gentle rocking of the ocean waves.
But if the ocean’s out of reach sunset in the mountains will do just fine to calm my agitated soul.
Even a walk through an open meadow will do the trick.
I guess the key is peace and quiet and really that can be found anywhere as long as you can find your Center and get down into It…
You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You Isaiah 26:3
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Monochromatic.”
Variety isn’t always the spice of life. Sometimes a single repeated flavor is all you need.
Check out more monochromes at the underlined link above.
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Connected.”
Here are my thoughts about making connections. Hop on over to the Daily Post by clicking the underlined word above and make some “connections” of your own.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Inspiration.”
So here are some pictorial and lterary thoughts on inspiration
Eleanor Roosevelt said to be inspired we should…“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
While beautiful, driving the cart roads in these mountains made me very afraid and gave me years of stories to tell.
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
― Maya Angelou
Is it corny to say I am inspired by simple things like butterflies? They remind me that change is OK. It brings its own beauty if treated properly.
Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” I have found for that reason prayer is one of my greatest sources of inspiration.
And my prayers always lead me to the ONE who is inspiration incarnate.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Close Up.”
Here are some photos I have been up close and personal for.
When you have finished with this gallery please click on the words “close up” above to find some other nearby shots!