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The Frog and the Dragon Fly

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I was excited to capture these two shots.  It is like they knew I was having a rotten day yesterday and so they posed for me.  Thanks little creatures, you make my day.

Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through MY Eyes

My Life 6-21

 

Not far from my house lies this mound of scrap metal and junk. I can relate to it in so many ways.  I feel thrown away.  Like I have been left by the wayside, tossed and forgotten.  Those parts that were once shiny and new, have become weathered and are not longer useful.  I do not even recognize what I am anymore, much less who, or why.  Depressed, hating myself, thoughts of suicide nearly daily, but according the our wonderful government “Occasional depression that will not interfere with work.”  Right.

I would hate to know what constant depression and anxiety feels like.  I really am tired of trying.  Okay, I give.

Dragon Fly, What Big Eyes You Have!

It is interesting once YOU capture something in photo, it becomes yours, and you start noticing things you have not before.  I have noticed the beauty of dragon flies before, even commented on a blog recently about how beautiful their pictures were, but it was not until today when I looked at my pictures that I noticed just how large their eyes are.  Photographers truly do see through different eyes.  I am not in the class with the pros, I will never reach that point, but I am so excited for the eyes that I see through now.

Dragon Fly Pink Flower 6-18 Dragon Fly on purple clear 6-18 Dragon Fly Clear 6-18 Dragon Fly blue side view clear 6-18 Dragon Fly on Pink 6-18

Shoo Fly Don’t Bother Me

I remember when as a child swimming and one of these horse flies would come around, we would scream “Horse Fly”!  and everyone would splash and dive under the water.

One landed on the truck today and was able to get a picture close up.

Horse Fly 6-15

Age Brings Character

Walked around looking for aged and rusty things today.  These three images were the most interesting to me.

Rusted Swing 6-15 Rusted Chain 6-15

Cast iron

I Call Her Piglet

Yesterday my parents purchased this cutie. She is tiny, only 3-4 ounces. I cannot remember the exact weight. Feeling something was not exactly right with her Mother took her in to our vet first thing the morning. She has genetic problems as seen in puppies from inbred parents. One of which is hydrocephalus. This angel was meant for my Mother’s loving care. I am sad that she has these problems and will have struggles, but with my Mother’s loving care she will thrive.

Mother has been helping with my Uncle’s family yesterday and today as they laid his Mother to rest and so I have spent a good bit of time with the little one. The first picture is one I took of her with my Iphone, she looked just like a piglet, and so the name stuck for me, and unfortunately, she comes when I call her. 😉

So without further adeiu introducing Piglet!
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Inside the Giving Tree

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When I went to check on the egg in the Giving Tree I heard, click, click, click. I thought it was the egg hatching, so I took a quick picture with my Iphone.

Nope, not the eggs hatching. I noticed it was Mama, telling me to go away.

Date Night At the Beach, Early Anniversay

The Flag 1 6-8 Thunderhead 6-8 Stranger on a cool tree 6-8 St Simons Lighthouse 4 6-8 Sand and plant 6-8 Rising Above the palms 6-8 2 Rainbow sailboat 6-8 Palm Tree 6-8 Neptune Pier 6-8 Looking Down Beach 6-8 Island Natural Beauty 6-8 View from the pier 6-8

Come with me on our anniversary date.  We went down to St. Simons Island.  It was very relaxing.  Not too hot, the breeze was very nice.  The husband did some reading while took pictures and watched people.  I even caught one gentleman sitting on an interesting looking tree.  I wanted a picture of the tree and he was sitting there.  🙂

My husband and I sat for a while watching people on the pier fishing, without much luck.    It was a nice relaxing date.  We need more evenings like this.  Just to relax and be together and remember each other.

A Boy and His Ball

I See you Ball 6-8

I see you ball!

I Smell You Ball 6-8

I smell you ball!

I Taste You Ball 6-8

I taste you ball!

I Eat You Ball 6-8

I EAT YOU BALL!! Numm Numm Numm Numm!!!

Gauge loves to play with a ball. As long as it is round, or sort of round, it is a ball to him. My potatoes, my onions, tennis balls, the neighborhood golf balls, pine cones…I am telling you, anything sort of round is a ball to him. He loves it! And plays for hours!

A boy and his toys 6-8

Gauge Guarding Ball 6-8

Gauge carrying ball 6-8

Betcha Can't Get it Mom 6-8
Betcha can’t get it Mom!

 

Around the Wildflower Garden Today…

Hidden butterfly 6-7 2 Purple Flower 6-7 Pink and Bee, most clear 6-7 Red Lily 6-7 Wildflower bud 6-7 Sand 6-7 Red flower raindrops 6-5-2

 

It just amazes me daily the things I am starting to see anew.  From the sand on the ground, to the true beauty of flowers.  I have always thought flowers were nice, but never been one to notice the shapes of petals or drops of rain on them, or tiny creatures in their habitat.  I am so grateful for this photographic journey of healing and awakening to the world around me.  These pictures all come from Mother’s gardening.  I can see why she finds peace when working around it.

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