Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue (Lens-Artists #58)

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:

OLD

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. 

 

NEW

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)

BORROWED

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.  

BLUE

 

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 

To join the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, go here

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49 thoughts on “Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue (Lens-Artists #58)

    1. Hi dan- thanks so much for
      Your comment –
      And the butter in the coffee or tea is delicious
      – I actually was not adding enough and it
      becomes a mini meal – I add a little unsweetened
      almond milk – and my hubs/son add collagen
      powder (marks daily apple kind) but we also have bulletproof “brain octane”
      Oil – have had it for years and I have yet to try it – keep
      You posted if I do – anyhow – I have another post coming up about
      bulletproof stuff because Dave has an all natural
      sinus rinse that I tried earlier this year and it rocks

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  1. I thought my Honda was old at 16 y.o. but I was wrong! I love how you yawned your way through the advice/wisdom contained in Sontag’s book. I’m finding that’s my response to more and more how-to books &/or websites.

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    1. Oh thanks for sharing – and we can yawn together – and how awesome that you have an older Honda – they sure are great cars – we just saw a very old prelude yesterday and I almost took a photo – but can’t get the all

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  2. Earthing? Hmmm. I think I get that just by walking in the park or being outside. 🙂 Mindful eating would, I believe, solve many health problems if added to regularly exercise. Michael Pollan has some excellent books about food and health and his family has a new cookbook called “Mostly Plants.” I have it from the library and plan to try some of the recipes.

    Happy Sunday (and the following week),

    janet

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    1. Hi Janet – I would agree that you get a lot of that earthing with all your time innate – but I guess these little “helps” can enhance the earthing – and son just got an earthing mat to explore – keep ya posted)

      and I have been following Dave Asprey of Bulletproof since at least 2015 and feel like I owe him so much for the little tidbits he puts out in the world – and I know he is a business man at the core – and his products recently made it into Target stores and I feel the promotion of his brand throughout his stuff – but I am okay because he has so much knowledge and it is hard to find ALTERNATIVE stuff that makes us thrive. (Also love Mark’s daily apple) – and never heard of Pollan but will check it out and please let me know if you post about his book. I would love to read it –

      and actually – in this post – I was not in the mood to share ANY details from Dave’s book – or Dr. Brogan’s book A Mind of Your Own book – but I MADE the time last night to mention a few details because I felt led to – and I know that sometimes one or two people get a valuable tip this way (I have many online folks to thank for life-changing hacks and I think people really forget the rippling effect that happens when sometimes share what we have learned – ya know – there are times for a single photo post – and then other times we share from our heart or provide information and let it fall where it may…)
      And with that said –
      I bet “you” could write a handy little book(s) with so much of your seasoning and insight – -with examples about your forest bathing, smooth people skills, etc. – maybe after you move???

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    2. Oh and Janet – we have heard of Michael Pollan – a musician named Ryan gave my hubs a copy of “Food Rules” and it had great info on food ingredients and modern day chemicals (like something about of your grandparent didn’t have it … or if it had more than five ingredients don’t eat it)

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    1. Hi Tina – and that guy does fit the old !! Also – the book image here (with the two books) was actually taken for your lens artist theme of taking a break – but I could not get a post out for it (might still need to do one tho – because it was a good topic for early July and “dog days of summer”

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  3. I never thought about it, but that statement about how writing usurps some of our intellectual abilities makes sense. I guess it’s the passion in writing something that alters things, not sure.

    That Honda reminded me of a time when bumper stickers were a big deal.

    Great Sunday post!

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    1. I have one more “words” section to share with you – be back later with it
      And wow – you are so right – there was a time when bumper stickers were cool –
      And now I just see a few cars – like Subarus that trek the country usually have them

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      1. I was referring to the size of the cars back in the day. Nobody had a compact, unless you bought a Pinto. But bumper stickers on boats is not a bad idea at all come to think of it.

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  4. Beautiful tree shot and I have to say that your hubby’s two books look very interesting indeed. I’m sure that with his training, you are both super fit and healthy. 👯‍♂️ How much did you have to pay those three guys to pose for you in front of the wall? 😅 Wishing you a good week coming up. 😘

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    1. Thanks S…
      And we are into health for practical reasons and not for vanity – I jus want to preface that because a few folks we encounter are all about the muscle stomachs and are a bit too into physical appearance (trying not to judge but omg) and so for reasons of staying strong and a bit resilient and to have a strong immune system we had to learn and learn –
      And the guys on the wall do seem set up – the splashes of green also were a nice discovery later – but this is another shot I just “clicked” and later found something interesting

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  5. Great post on this week’s theme, Yvette. I love that cartoon, too! The shot of the classic CRX car in the first shot made me smile. And your borrowed box fit the category perfectly!

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  6. Well my car will be 10 years old next month and I just passed a whopping 6,500 miles – I drove 55 miles over the weekend on my excursions and that is big for me (that’s why the low mileage after one decade exists). I try to keep up with pop culture but “earthing” is new to me.

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    1. Well earthing refers to just connecting to the ground more so the human body can exchange ions with the earth.
      And you have been doing that for years with your garden and walks…
      A friend of mine, Jody, had a son who was ill and in the hospital a few times and they kept giving him junk

      She finally hired a naturopath doc and the whole family did earthing as part of health enrichment – but it especially helped the son – he also had a heavy parasite load
      – everyone has some parasites but the load can get too heavy and a person can be ill from them and it can be hard to diagnose and treat! Because some parasites only show up once dead and passed.
      Anyhow – they were treated worms and it made a huge difference –
      So many people are ill today because they don’t connect to the earth eneough and they also have “misc gunk” that needs to be cleansed – oh and then they need to eat food that gives life and not industrial oils or sugar in every meal –
      Check out this site
      https://www.earthing.com/pages/what-is-earthing

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  7. I really enjoyed this post! It is cool to see older cars reach high mileage like that. When you take care of your vehicle it takes care of you! I am going to read both of your borrowed books someday soon thanks for sharing!

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    1. guess what – she has “free downloads” on her sight.
      And oh my gosh – we have gotten so many recent new tips from her.
      Like sid you know that “Gargling” can help the GI tract get all healthy again
      and have you heard of “sole” water
      – Sole water is made by saturating water with pink Himalayan salt, let it sit over night and then take one teaspoon of it and add that to a fresh glass of water.
      This might not work for everyone (especially if someone has a lot to cleanse from the stomach – and seeing the stuff I passed over the years – people would be shocked
      by what accumulates in the GI) –
      but do check our her site

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