Sunday, March 28, 2010

If I Were...

I found this on
It looked like fun
I answered what came to my mind first
Come on give it a try

if i were a month i’d be October,I love the colors and crisp air,
if i were a day i’d be Friday, it's my free day,
if i were a time of day i’d be evening,
if i were a font i’d be papyrus,
if i were a sea animal i’d be a dolphin,
if i were a direction i’d be west,
if i were a piece of furniture i’d be a comphy bed,
if i were a liquid i’d be the water in a bubbling fountain,
if i were a gemstone i’d be a ruby,
if i were a tree i’d be a strong oak or a pretty river birch,
if i were a tool i’d be a screwdriver,
if i were a flower i’d be a hydrangea,
if i were an element of weather i’d be a gentle breeze,
if i were a musical instrument i’d be a guitar,
if i were a color i’d be dirty white,
if i were an emotion i’d be laughter,
if i were a fruit i’d be a grape,
if i were a sound i’d be a windchime,
if i were an element i’d be mercury,
if i were a car i’d be a LandRover ready for off roading,
if i were a food i’d be italian,
if i were a place i’d be a flower filled meadow at the base of a mountain,
if i were material i’d be cottage rose,
if i were a taste i’d be chocolate,
if i were a scent i’d be peony,
if i were a body part i’d be an eye,
if i were a song i’d be soothing,
if i were a bird i’d be a hawk,
if i were a gift i’d be something timeless,
if i were a city i’d be Charleston S.C.,
if i were a door i’d be a shabby white old door,
if i were a pair of shoes i’d be broken in birkenstocks,
if i were a poem i would be about nature.

c'mon, play along.
see what you find when you ask what you'd be.
and ignore any comments
saying you are so self-absorbed.
or say yes, i am,
come on in.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Charleston close-up

One of my favorite things is to walk through Charleston S.C. photographing things close-up that just says "Charleston" to me. This is how I bring a bit of this beautiful city home with me.

A walk through the neighborhood

Garden urn


garden cherub

iron gate

These images will be available in my Etsy store Sunday March 28th

Have a great weekend!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Charleston, South Carolina

I am so missing my favorite city!
Especially with spring coming
The smell of Jasmin the air

I love the architecture in the old neighborhoods
The detailed iron work
The colors of the homes

Hope you enjoyed a more close up view of a famous city

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Beginning to thaw

For the first time in over 1 month I was able to walk the whole perimeter of the lower half of the golf course. The snow has melted enough to see grass in some areas making it possible to walk without difficulty. As I walked just before sunset it was so beautiful to see the trees silhouetted against the colorful sky. I love winter and all the snow has been beautiful but just seeing the grass peak out and the beautiful sunset did make me long for the coming buds on the trees and early spring flowers to poke their heads out. I'm not letting winter go yet. It is only early March in Ohio so anything is possible!
Today was a better day and a good walk with God in nature always help!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Lost Soul

I feel as cold and barren as these winter tree branches.

When I started my blog a year ago I wanted it to be a place where I could share my images and give people a place to visit that was uplifting.
The last 8 months have been difficult but my faith in God had kept me strong.
I have enjoyed quiet moments with Him and found beauty in the small things.
I have attempted to pass this on here.
Lately my spirits are lagging
I have become depressed
I don't have anything positive to pass on
I just don't come here.
I feel like this lonely tree
when is God going to move?

I have been here before, I know He always comes through. Actually I have always been blessed beyond what I have hoped for. But for now my human brain just can't take this waiting.

The fear (that I thought I had dealt with) won't let me go right now. I am afraid my husband will not get a job. That we are going to loose our house (this, we are pretty sure of) so I will loose my studio. Will I find a job? How do I look for one? What can I do? I have never filled out a resume. 27 years working for myself. How will this affect my daughter who is a junior in high school? On one hand I want to start a new life, in a different place. An adventure! I want to be used by God, to do what ever He wants us to do. I get my hopes up, get used to the idea if moving, but then my husband finds out he didn't get the job. A job I thought would be a dream job for him. Finally, his turn to have his dream. God wants us to have our hearts desires, right?

I know all the answers to these questions. I know God is faithful. I know things will turn out for the best.

But right now,

In this time

I'm afraid to hope.

I feel like this old shoe I found in my woods. A Lost Soul.

I know things will happen in His time and I should be expectantly waiting but for now I just need to be quiet and listen. Please pray my for peace of mind.

Thank you!