A Long Walk Off A Short Pier

IMG_2075.JPGI don’t think my dad has ever used a curse word in his 74 years of life. As a kid, I often heard him say, “Take a long walk off a short pier.” He had a dry sense of humor but sometimes I thought that this was his nice way of telling someone to “Take a hike.” Funny how we remember things we hear from childhood.

When I looked at this photo this week, my dad’s quip immediately came to mind. I could just imagine a walk right off the end of this little pier.

My entry this week is more nostalgic than it is anything else. No beautiful path. Just a reminder that hurtful words can not be recaptured and that how we use our words is important.

In the movie, Step Mom, the biological mother often tells her son to “use his words”.

Words are a powerful tool. By adding some thought before use, we accomplish so much more.

I hope you enjoyed my walk down memory lane today as my entry for Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge 2014 #16.

Hey, the weekend is not far away. Have you had a good week?

Phoneography Challenge: Macro (Learning What My IPhone Can Do)

I was inspired this week by my new blogging friend, Janet, from This, That and The Other Thing. I had no idea that my Iphone would take macro photos…I know, I’m pretty shocking when it comes to technical knowledge. However, learning new things is one of the things that I really enjoy about the blogosphere.

When I saw Janet’s photo, followed by a few helpful tips that she offered (Thanks, Janet!) and a fresh morning rain, I ran outside with my IPhone and snapped a few photos. I was sceptical. Luckily, my IPhone did most of the work and Janet’s tips helped heaps.IMG_2067.JPG
IMG_2068.JPGI have an IPhone 4 but I think it did pretty well. The photos are a little grainy which is the only complaint I have ever had about my phone. So, I decided to grab my husband’s IPhone 5 and shot a few more photos to make a comparison. (Shhh, I was really trying to build a convincing case for an upgrade on my phone!)IMG_2069.JPG
IMG_2070.JPGMy husband is a marine farmer so he has an aqua-safe case that encases the phone which produced the yellow tint. Other than the coloration, the IPhone 5 is slightly clearer.

What do you think? Do I need a new phone? 😉

Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Macro

Poppy Vibrance





Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Vibrant Colors

A Word A Week Photo Challenge: Fly

Dare to touch the sky, dare to fly.

Fly high and soar.

Let loose of what weighs you down and set your heart free.


A Word A Week Photo Challenge: Fly



Cancer Is Not Pink has so kindly nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award. It has been quite a while since I have participated with an award blog and I am doing so for a fellow cancer survivor. So, thank you,Swoosie, for this lovely honour.

In order to “accept” the award the nominated blogger must follow several guidelines:

•Thank the person who nominated you for the award. – Cancer Is Not Pink is one of my newest friends in the blogosphere. Please check out her blog, I am sure you will enjoy your visit.

•Add the One Lovely Blog Award logo to your post.

•Share 7 facts/or things about yourself:

1.  I am a cancer survivor thriver!

2.  I have always loved candy…and even at 54 I, suspect, I always will.

3.  I have always been shy…but lately I have observed I talk too much…so maybe I have outgrown my shyness.

4.  I love photographs. I think they have an amazing way of taking you back to special moments. Recently, I realised I lost some of my photographs from when I was in my teens and twenties…it made me cry.

5.  Oh, and I cry a lot. Not because I’m sad. I haven’t had a sad cry in ages but I cry when I’m happy, when I’m proud, and…well, let’s just say I cry a lot. I recently read that Glennon from Momastery said this about why she cries, “I cry for the same reason I laugh. Because I pay attention.” I totally agree.

6.  I have not always had an open heart. Pain closed me down so tightly that I was miserable. I wasn’t open to God, myself, my family, or my friends. I like the freedom that I have now. An open heart is so important to living fully and abundantly!

7.  I could eat watermelon and fish everyday of my life. Oh, and candy! 😉


Please visit my sample list of blogs I follow below. If you are a new blogger and would like for me to link to your blog through this post, please leave me a comment below and I will be happy to share your blog with my friends. I will adapt Swoosie’s technique and ask that you write “ADD ME” in the comments below and I will add you to the post!

As always, you, my readers, make my day in many ways and I appreciate it so much!


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Soft Pastels


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Soft Pastels

One Word Photo Challenge: Navy

I love how the water color graduates from light green to navy.

One Word Photo Challenge: Navy

How to Live Life Out Loud

Live life out loud:

Pour the light of love over everyone you love.

Have the courage to be creative.

Color your world.

Look on the bright side.

Think happy thoughts.

Keep your face turned toward the sunSon.

Make amazing things happen.

“Life is a great big canvas and you should throw all the paint you can on it.” -Danny Kaye

Start with yellow.

Keeping colouring, my friend. It’s not just for kids, you know.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Yellow