The Lens-Artists theme this week invites us to
“Go on a photo scavenger hunt and find places or things that are old, new, borrowed, and/or blue.”
HERE IS THE PRIORHOUSE TAKE:
Check out this old Honda.(And maybe the floral shirt is old too… jk). The blue car to the left is quite new -but that car is actually modeled after the old muscle cars from the 1960s… right? Anyhow, this man was nice and he said the old CRX belonged to his late wife. It has approximately 220,000 miles and “runs good.” My friend had one of these CRX’s in the late 1980s.
Check out these flip-flops that my son and hubs wear… (not the same pairs – they have a few) and -these shoes have copper dots not he bottom. It is supposed to help with “earthing” (more info here – and no affiliate link for this – I am just sharing because this idea was NEW to me)
These are my favorite books of the year so far. I BORROWED them from my husband (so they are actually mine too – but it works for this theme – ha). Not sure if you know that my husband is in his second year of working as a health coach. This means I have so many MORE books health books to explore when I have the time – and these two were un expected gems this week! I think everyone (male and female) needs to read Kelly Brogan’s A Mind of Your Own book. I will try and do a separate post about it – but Dr. Brogan’s book is a MUST READ. So much insight on improving health WITHOUT prescription meds. Dr. Brogan explains lies and myths about certain syndromes and the medication that could be making someone more sick; she offers lifestyle habit ideas and a 30 day plan of action. But it is the little tips she shares on what has worked for her as medical doctor helping thousands of patients find health and strength rather than get lost in the system that manages symptoms. If you haven’t noticed – the so-called “best healthcare in the world” has not led to people thriving – so many folks slowly get worse and spend more and more at the prescription drive through window. It does not have to be this way and Dr. Borgan shares powerful testimonies of what has worked for her patients. And for herself. Also, Dave Asprey (who I have been following for years) is another person who discovered ways to fortify health WITHOUT drugs. His Bulletproof cookbook has so much more than 125 recipes – the opening chapters have succinct info (life hacks) on stuff that Dave has learned and researched. Dave is a master at finding natural ways to enhance the human terrain. He reminds us of the need to cook food gently, to use coconut oil to cook with because it can take the high heat (never use olive oil), and for those of us who sometimes (not always) add butter to our coffee and tea (mmmm) – Dave reminds us to not OVER warm that butter – don’t destroy the life-giving properties. He also reminds us that he is “anti-grain because grains have natural defenses that aren’t beneficial to us” (p.31). Before you call this anti-grain idea rubbish – I invite you to stay open – and explore more! Dave has tips for getting started and ideas to see how your body responds to various foods. Also mentions tips for avoiding molds with hacks to eat well while traveling (like maybe make eggs in the hotel coffee pot if needed). Both books are Grrrr-REAT.
Okay – so this book, with was not borrowed, but it is old, and has a BLUE cover baby. I think it taught me a few new ideas. But I am not really sure… ha – because this read… is … yawn, yawn, yawn. I did enjoy a few small sections on “words.” Very helpful for authors and anyone who wants to communicate better. For example, Sontag noted that “any writer’s intellectual intent is altered by the process of expressing himself or herself in words”- “The thought that seemed clear before being written down may prove not to be so clear” while trying to find the sentences to express it (p. 74). Reminding us we need to give it time to express – and then be mindful of how audiences perceive ((and we ned to help them out and use extra words if we know something could be perceived in many ways – the effort will pay off)). This book also has some nice sections on problem solving (but again – yawn…) and with problems – maybe this next image (with some blue) gets to the point without a yawn:
Last month, HERE , I posted a street photo of two guys near a brick wall.
Well here is that same brick wall – this time there are three men and one of them has on blue sneakers.
Blue sneakers – splashes of green – with a whole lot of brick. (Richmond, Virginia ~ July 2019)
Also in the post last month- I shared an image of the “recycle-man’s” truck that I pass sometimes -and here is another shot of that truck. Reminds us of how stuff is fleeting – one day shiny and new – but then before you know it – everything goes back in the box (or truck, landfill, etc). (Richmond, Virginia ~ July 2019)
Well that is my take on the theme this week.
Thanks for stopping by –
oh wait – it is Sunday – so let’s end with a tree for Becca’s Trees ( ) here
This never gets old – the waning blue in the sky with backlight at dusk… ahhhh
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