A Word About Criticism….

When times are tough it’s helpful to remember that most of the people who criticize what we do are those who wouldn’t expend the energy to try. Don’t fall into the trap of believing them, of allowing them to damage your vision. Rather, remain steadfastly rooted in the knowledge of who you are and what you do.

Thinking It Over, Watermark                  AM Hummers  AUG 15 2016 002

Thank You….

…to all of you who follow my blog. I’m a ‘hit and miss’ poster; I write when the mood seizes me, when I have something to share. I wanted to take time, today, to thank you, my readers, for your loyal following, in spite of my rather erratic posting. I’m thankful for each one of you, people whose lives have touched and intersected with mine, people with their own unique voice and method of expressing it. I wouldn’t have met you, if not for this blog.

Sending you love and bright blessings! Enjoy your Summer….and be safe. xo

PBE Duo, Vert, Watermark           Flowers JUL 2 2016 002

Summer Flowers…..

Here’s to the flowers of Summer with their brilliant, extravagant blooms! They light my garden like colorful fireworks, their saucy faces turned up to the sun.

There is beauty in every new day, if one is open to it. My hope for you, today, is that you might seek–and find–the beauty that is waiting for you to discover it.

16 Images, Consider The Lilies

Checking In…..

These images are a collage comprised of shots taken on the 4th (the old barn, the tin heart) and shots from the archives. They go well together and provide a look back at our American history, those things our country was built upon–honesty, hard work, and good, solid, old-fashioned values.

For those of you that celebrated the 4th, I hope you had a safe and wonderful day, with family and friends.

Here’s to Summer!

4 Images, Americana, Quilt Pic, Sat-40, Watermark             Ribbet collage