Monday, September 29, 2008


To my fellow bloggers in blogland:

I have added more to my shutterfly account if you'd like to visit. It will always be a work in progress-there are still other pages I want to create and re create, and 100's more photos to add. The address is


Sunday, September 28, 2008

Einstein on Optical illusion of Separateness

A human being is a part of the whole called by us "the universe," a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest-a kind of optical illusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening the circle of understanding and compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty-Albert Einstein


Do not seek fame, do not be a storehouse of schemes, do not be an undertaker of projects, do not be an owner of wisdom. Embody to the fullest what has no end and wander where there is no trail. Hold on to all that you have recieved from heaven but do not think that you have gotten anything. Be empty, that is all. -Christina Feldman, from the book Compassion

"In many chapters of the Tao Te Ching, Lao-Tzu describes himself through a figure called "the Master," the mature human being who has gone beyond wisdom and holiness to a world-including world-redeeming sanity. There's nothing mystical or lofty about the Master. He (or she) is simply someone who knows the difference between reality and his thoughts about reality. He may be a mechanic or a fifth-grade teacher or the president of a bank or a homeless person on the streets. he is just like everyone else, except that he no longer believes that in this moment things should be different than they are. Therefore in all circumstances he remains at ease in the world, is efficient without the slightes effort, keeps his lightness of heart whatever happens, and, without intending to, acts with kindness toward himself and everyone else. He is who you are once you meet your mind with understanding."

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


"A Native American Elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: 'Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time.' When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, "The one I feed the most."

"I See You"

Cell phone clouds

Wordless Wednesday

Bottle Fed Kitten

Surreal Sunrise

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

"7 Things" idea from Confess of a Cf husband

"7 Things about me."

1. My oldest child is 13 and 15 years older than my 2 others. Wasn't planned to be that way,
but that's how it works sometimes. At one time I had all the bases covered-a teen, a
"todd," and a newborn. Glad that's over with in some ways!

2. My long/short term goal is to finish my college education. In college my major's were
Psychology/English, and my minor was Art. I wanted to be an art therapist, which still
holds an interest, but another interest is as a criminal profiler and/or Forensic

3. I love fairy's, and I have since I was a small child when I first was mezmerized by them
in a children's book I had.

4. I like to write poetry, draw-any kind of media, paint, write, color, think-sometimes too much, explore, learn, read.

5. I broke my pinky finger in 9th grade P.E. The school was too cheap to have baseball
gloves for everyone, and the coaches were stupid enough to let us just play without
gloves-no big deal. And us students were just as stupid to do so or to try and catch a
ball without a glove on! Yes it was casted, and then it stuck out when I was gripping
the handlebars on my 3 wheeler. My broke pinky finger snagged a vine, but luckily I saw
in time to slow down/stop.

6. I love a full moon, and head down to the beach to take photos-so awesome to see even
when there are clouds. I love moonlight, and I have driven down the road by a bright

7. I just recently designed my own tattoo, and I have a nose piercing. I would like to have
more of both, but not where I look like a pin cushion or a piece of walking art-lol

Black & White but Full of Color

Thursday, September 4, 2008


These are photo's of "Fay" I took with my cell phone, and I hate those ugly garbage cans, especially when people choose not to use them!! Nice size waves that surfers like.

Now here comes Hanna...

and hopefully Ike won't! That's the one I'm worried about-it's small, but packing alot of power! Perfect center circle! Your not welcome here Ike-GO AWAY!

I wanted to take some photos of "Before Hanna," but I dropped my camera on the surf edge!! My new one should be coming soon..

The last few days here have been pleasant. No humidity, sunny, clear skies, and warm. If you didn't know you would never think that there is a storm coming your way. Today I felt the humidity, which lets me know it's getting closer, and by the afternoon the clouds had packed the sky, and just a few minutes ago it looked as if it could rain, and it will, and will, but hopefully it will continue to move out on the forecasted fast track.

I'm 5-6 miles from the beach, and it's really amazing how much difference it makes as far as the weather during a storm. When Gaston came through we were able to go down to the beach, and lay in the wind that pulled the air out of your nostrils, but nothing here but just regular thunderstorm like winds. Charley was a different story, and he did unnerve me a little, and he took two of my trees. He also blew leaves/debris all over my house and vehicles. Flooded our street on both ends, and our backyard and he wasn't around long.
There were a couple of more that same year that stayed offshore more than these, but Fay...

We just got the outer band, and I'm telling you the winds were strong, and reminded me of ones of those, I can't remember which, that was a small hurricane or a trop storm a little offshore. Fay was packing some punch in that outer tail band.

It looks as if "Hanna's" stronger north side we will not get, but our neighbors in NC will. Tornados are a possibility, and you can't prepare for those as you can tropical weather. I've seen emotionally firsthand what a tornado can do.

I hope our power isn't lost, and I really don't like the fact that the strongest will happen at night because I will not sleep, or maybe the wind howling will lull me to sleep. I doubt it-lol