the Lens-Artists theme this week is Pastimes, or what we do for enjoyent
One of my pastimes is “making time to stop and take some photos”
You know how they say that life is better when we “make time to stop and smell the roses”?
Well for me, my life is enriched by taking some photos – even if you just grab a quick shot.
Let’s start with this house I was driving by after visiting cousins down in Tampa, Florida.
On my way to the airport – I noticed the unique art in the window – and made time to stop.
This house was also nothing like the other, two-story older homes in the area. It stood out.
These are not the greatest photos but they have an essence of that trip.
They remind me of what it was like that day – to park the rental car and feel some quiet.
To appreciate stillness, peace, all while enjoying this person’s art display. Sometimes we have these beautiful moments in life that are found in the margins. Nice moments that photo help to preserve a bit.
And maybe this is another example of the power of art – right? Someone else’s art – but also the art of blogging – where we get to share…. 🙂
I made time to stop and take the photo when I visited my mother (not during the pandemic) – and she had this little pin that I gave to her back in the 1980s.
It brought back a flood of memories – of my mom – and also because in High School we used to draw this type of cat all the time. It is a Sandra Boynton cat. I then taught my children how to draw this cat!
Anyhow, taking a photo of the pin brings smile every time I see it.
And when I visit my sister – who married a Canadian and lives in the great, beautiful white north – I make time to grab photos of various pieces of art – like this hockey player painting – not bad, eh?
And here are some berries…..
I actually took the photo of “berries soaking” to show a blogger friend, Marcia, because she recently had a great post about the quadruple soaking of her garden lettuce. Then we got to chatting and she offered to send me cut lavender – how sweet is that? It is very sweet. Blogging friends are awesome – aren’t they?
Our “in-person” friends can be awesome too – and earlier this year I grabbed this photo with my friend Karin.
I also made time to grab a photo of our new pet!
Yes, we brought Elway home two weeks ago.
Some of you might recall a while back when we shared that we were now officially ready for another dog.
Elway is two years old and came from a farm – they had four goats, cats, and this family just brought home a Great Pyrenees puppy to help with the goats. Elway was running away a lot – even willing to get shocked and crossed the electric fence.
And well, it is fun to have him around.
I am so glad that my blog gives me a reason to “stop and take some photos” –
even if most of the photos are just for me.
Oh wait, and the photos are also for all those folks who like to get in on other’s people wifi (just kidding – lol)
Ok – let’s end with a comic from the Randy Glasbergen collection
Wishing you a great day.
Thanks to Sue for hosting this week.
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