- lives on a small farm in Casco Michigan along with her husband Ken, son Brandon , grandson Jordan and numerous "critters". She is also the mother of Justin Rowell. She is a "free spirit" wanting to "get lost in the sparkle and fade". She will someday....just watch her!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
I imagine if I was given one moment,
just a single slice of my past.
I could hold it close forever,
and that moment would always last.
I'd put the moment in a safe,
within my hearts abode.
I could open it when wanted,
as only I would know the code.
I could choose a time of laughing,
a time of happiness and fun.
I could choose a time that tried me,
through everything I've done.
You see I'm building my own library,
embedded in my heart,
for all the moments spent with you,
before "you" dad, had to part.
I can open it up whenever I like,
That I willl never ever forget you.
Post note: These photo's were taken a few years back with just a Powershot Camera well before I had any knowlege of photography....I am still learning.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Was walking down memory lane,
Remembering once walking on a beach,
Surpressing my feelings of pain,
Keeping doubts out of reach.
Had a look at the sands of time
The hours when time itself stood still,
Could hear distant bells chime,
And I was walking while I still stood still.
Felt the heat of the sun beating,
Could sense an awe that the past left,
Saw the sheath of life fleeting,
Glimpses of what was there were best
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Living where I do I have the chance to have my "critters". We had three goats at one time, two males and one female. Lilly was my favorite. God I loved that girl! She had the best of personality and would allow me to push her around and she would push me right back but never trying to hurt me. She had some really sharp horns! Lyle and Luther, our two males were pretty smelly! Lilly and Lyle passed away and Luther is making new "kids" somewhere out there. Male goats have a nasty habit of ...well...lets say they just stink REAL bad when they wanna "get lucky" and a female is around. Trust me....enough said on that subject! These two new "kids" are fainting goats. Brown and tan one is "Roxanne", Rox for short...the other is "Lavern", Vern for short. When scared they pass out for 10 seconds then get right back up again because of a neurological defect. Doesn't harm them in any way though. Funniest thing too watch as they just drop where they are standing! I have always loved goats...these two girls are no exception.
P.S. Still working on sizing photo's...sometimes I get it right...and then there are these! Sorry, still learning Photoshop!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
These photo's are of some chickens that have free range on the property. They come and go as they please laying eggs along the way. Sadly though life can be hard on them as raccoons, fox and possums need to eat as well and get into the coop for their "take out's". The one seen laying down must have been to heavy to carry so it was left for me to take care of. Happens often.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
OK...In one of my "what the heck" kind of moods this morning. This is me in all my "glory". Never thought I could do this...really I didn't. But I am who I am and the sooner I realize this the farther I will go not only with my photography...but in my life as well. This has got to be one the hardest things I have ever done. I am normally a rather "hidden" person when it comes to my body. I have been slammed once or twice (actually much more) in my lifetime in regards to body image. It stuck pretty deep. Guess it's time to "break free"..... in more ways than one. No one will totally understand just how hard this was for me.
Monday, November 16, 2009
These are a few photo's taken while fishing. Didn't catch a thing other than some rather healthy weeds. Being able to just relax and do something I love to do, it didn't matter to me if anything was caught or not.
Being out on the dock in the mist and quiet made it more than worthwhile.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
A path at Bok Gardens. A place of beauty, peace and great love.
I walked this path feeling all three.
This "path" will never leave my heart and soul.
Where it will lead me....only time will tell.
We all must follow our own path while we take this journey called "Life"
There are always a few detours along the way, but the heart always finds it's way
Every time I close my eyes......I will find myself there.....
Friday, November 13, 2009
This self portrait was very hard for me to take. I have some "issues" with my body image. I am working very hard to get past this but it's pretty tough let me tell you! I have taken a few more "bare" photo's of myself, but I think I'll just save those for later postings.....maybe!
Didn't do to good at "sizing" this one either!! Driving me nuts!
OK...so here I go again at yet another attempt. I WILL get this at some point! Going to just be a trial and error sort of thing. This photo was taken back in September where this barn caught my eye on the way to visit my son. I love to just see something and HAVE to stop to get a picture.
Hope I did it right this time!
Post note......Better.... but not quite right. Oh well....maybe next time.
After many attempts at resizing this photo I think I finally got it!!
This photo was a "sneaky shot" taken at the airport while waiting for my son to pick me up. I figured I wanted to take every oppertunity available to me to get a picture in. This man haden't a clue he was as interesting to me as he was,just sitting there "being". I am slowly learning to "strike while the iron's hot!"
Post note: Nope, didn't get it!! Will try again on another one...darn it!!!
I have learned yet another lesson today from my mentor. It would help those that view my photo's to "shrink" them down to about 30% so that they won't take up an entire screen and take forever to download to be viewed! Definitely going to work on doing just that. I learn something new every day! I love it!
Pumpkin carving time! I wanted to capture Brandon and Jordan in an "Autumn glow"..I think it worked out rather well. Jordan adores his daddy and it makes my heart dance to see them doing these kinds of things together. How it should be. ALWAYS!