Getting away from the noise, the clutter. Escaping. Whether it is through music, a good book, a great conversation, I’m sure we can agree that it is necessary.
A post I talk about this is: Finding Focus at 100 mph
The mountains the sun is tucking itself behind is the Oregon Coastal Range. This was taken on my way home one evening.
Do you see opportunities and stop to seize them? Or do you keep going?
I have a lot of photos where I’ve pulled over while driving. And, there are even more that I noticed, kept going and continuing to think in my head how awesome a photo of that would be. Then the opportunity is gone.
I think that is a huge difference between good and great. A higher ratio of opportunities seized versus passed up. I’d really like to be great, but it will not happen if I keep passing up opportunities.
I’m glad I got this one. And you be sure to get them when you see them, too.
Pain is a pesky part of being human, I’ve learned it feels like a stab wound to the heart, something I wish we could all do without, in our lives here. Pain is a sudden hurt that can’t be escaped. But then I have also learned that because of pain, I can feel the beauty, tenderness, and freedom of healing. Pain feels like a fast stab wound to the heart. But then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air! We may not have wings growing out of our backs, but healing is the closest thing that will give us that wind against our faces. ― C. JoyBell C.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.
Lately, I’ve taken a lot of photos with my iPhone. It’s becoming an addiction really. If I see something while I’m driving, I’ll stop and capture it. The above photo is from this morning on the way to get some coffee in Downtown Corvallis, edited on my iPad using Adobe.I’m also taking a fancy to interesting edits of the photos I take. I guess the taking of the photos is like a gateway drug to other addictions. Photos, editing, Instagram, Facebook…it’s hopeless. And, it’s a lot of fun! The plus side is that the more something is done, the better one becomes at doing it. In time (fingers crossed), practice trumps talent.
Here are some of the apps I’ve used the most:
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