The photo of the Battleship Texas was taken during our housing hunting expeditions to Houston (believe me we had more than a few expeditions). I added in the Mexican soldier (played so well by hubby) to portray “endurance”. Endurance is a hardcore ingredient when it comes to the making of American history.
The battleship tour will aid you in imagining the life sailors endure during the wars, especially in comparison with today’s sailors. Imagine your only source of news from home depended solely on snail mail? I am sure my iPhone toting teen would find that barbaric.
The train ride was too long, about 6 hours…but the girls couldn’t wait for it to be over. My hubby took the time to enjoy the passing scenery. Now the adventures once we got to Venice that’s another story!
Focusing is not always easy to do especially when you have other things catching your eye. As one gets older it is easy to look back and focus on the things we should have done. However the past is the past, and the only changes we can make now is in the present which puts focus on our future. So focus on your present because this will not fix the past but at least you won’t repeat it (or at least we hope not to). I hope you enjoy the images I started to focus on in my life, and may you find yours in time.
There are things in this world which we take for granted as being delicate. There are the clouds in the sky which are diaphanous looking on a beautiful sunny day. Yet when the skies become angry the clouds can turn dark and brooding, no longer looking like the delicate wisp of cotton balls in the sky.
Beautiful geese roams the river banks in Amsterdam. Their “oh so white” downy feathers bring to mind, being wrapped in down comforters, on cozy days and nights. However, nature has a resiliency that is endowed for the survival of the fittest. Do not underestimate a goose’s delicate form, for it’s beak can be a dangerous weapon.
Flowers tend to be most on a person’s mind when the word delicate pops ups. Yet year after year, season after season, flowers will grow wildly along the country side without help from any human hands.
My most favorite of delicate things…dolls. Their pretty silky hair and cute smallness lends to the perfection of the delicate of looks. Yet, dolls can last for many years, preserving our memories of childhood within it’s very doll soul.
This weeks photo challenge looks to be one where many perspectives will be in place. I find it fun to see how people react to different photos. Some see art, hope, life, or sometimes there is an instant connection. What do you see in my photos of renewal? Speak out and let’s hear your voice.
“Things are always better in the morning.” ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. —John Lennon
Geometry the building blocks of life. I see it everywhere especially in the architecture of buildings. Angles, circles, points, and lines (intersecting, perpendicular-man these lines can get crazy) are really nothing alone. But together they can become something magnificent. Here are some magnificent examples of geometry.
Livorno, Italy sits on the coastline with easy access to the Tuscany countryside. Take an easy train trip to explore the Pisa or explore Florence, Italy. Livorno was the stomping ground of the Medici family and had an important part in Italian Renaissance . Today you can walk through the city and enjoy the sights of the shops aligning the streets. Or you can sit outside a cafe and enjoy an Italien beer or an ice cold gelato. Buon Appetito!