Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Animals

  

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NZ opossums have fur!

 
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serious meercat cuteness

  

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brand new baby lamb

  

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ignore the cute humans…the elephant is the star today!

  

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hungry giraffe

  

Liquids

  

   Pour a liquid out of its container, and it changes shape, fills the space you give it. If you give children a lot of space, it may surprise you where they’ll go and the shape they’ll take.

Nancy Gibbs

   
 

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

Langston Hughes

  
  
  
  Good coffee is a pleasure, good friends are a treasure.

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Liquids

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes

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Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes

  

Close Up

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Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Close-up

My Braver Generation

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Before having my children, I was not a brave soul. I told you in my post Lost Puppies and The Miracle of Frienship how I wanted the good things in life but feared going after them. I did not want my children to live consumed in fear of: water, trying new things, living fully, or being who they truly are.

I was not disappointed…they both are amazing.

They continually surprise me with what they are willing to just ‘give-a-go’.

My daughter wanted to join a band in high school so she taught herself to play the bass guitar. I remember thinking, “Seriously?” She just shrugged her shoulders and said, “yeah, no big deal.” Umm, everything in my young life was a big deal, too hard and seemingly impossible. Yet, it was natural to her to just do it. I was really proud of her but even more so, I was happy that she was so brave…braver than I had been as a teen.deeclarknz.com

Last summer when I was home with my family, my son was playing around with my mother’s piano. Pianos have a magnetism for children. Mine have always loved to sit at mom’s piano until the adults run them off because of the noise. By the end of the visit, my son had taught himself to play several songs by watching YouTube videos. He learned to play Frozen because my niece filled the house singing it several times a day. I loved that he was high school football player that learned to play a song for a five-year old. Brave and kind.

My children inspire me.

They show me that fear does not have to stand in your way.

They prove that you can do anything you set your mind to and are brave enough to attempt.

So, I got my keyboard out of storage the other day…and searched YouTube for a piano teacher. 😉

Because they are brave, I am, too.

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Music