Life Is A Mixture

Life is a mixture of sunshine and rain, teardrops and laughter, pleasure and pain.

2015/01/img_2646.jpgRemember, there was never a cloud that the sun wouldn’t shine through. -unknown

2015/01/img_2647.jpgCee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Weather

One Word Photo Challenge: Mahogany

IMG_0021-0.JPGWhen my dad retired, he bought some horses to eat the grass on his 10 acres of land and gifted them to his grandchildren.

IMG_7056.JPGThis beauty belonged to my son.

IMG_7058.JPGI assumed we could rock up, saddle her and ride to our heart’s content. I know. I know. Clueless.

IMG_7052.JPGChristopher needed to build trust in her before he could think about riding her. He had to begin slowly with gentle touches and quiet coaxing.

IMG_7053.JPGShe needed to get used to the sound of his voice and his smell.

IMG_7054.JPGA couple of days passed before she was willing to eat from his hand.

IMG_7055.JPGThere would be no riding on that visit…but a young boy fell head-over-heels in love with his first horse. A mahogany beauty he called Rose.

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular



This week the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is angular. My angle in this challenge is to highlight my boys at play. I hope you enjoy.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


What’s Your Angle?

What’s your angle?

When we make a move in life, it’s important to understand what is motivating us?

Do you do what you do out of compassion?


Do you do what you do to manipulate?

We choose different angles for different reasons.

Before you act, stop and ask yourself…

What’s my angle.

Choose compassion.

It’s powerful.

Journey on,


Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge this week is Lines and Angles.


WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist

The following are my photo entries for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist.

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist


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Weekly WordPress Photo Challenge: Descent


Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Patterns


IMG_6776.JPGflower, “red-hot fire poker”

IMG_6785.JPGsunset from the patio


Cee’s Fun Foto and Which Way Photo Challenges

IMG_6710.JPG These are photos of the bush in Riverton, New Zealand. The green carpet covering spans across the distant hills. The pathways lead deep into the native forests. Tall trees tower above shrubs and younger trees. Beneath these grow ferns and mosses. Sunlight filters through the lush foliage, and birds and insects thrive. The bush is often dense and tangled, and you can easily get lost. For this reason, I only hike through trails with distinct pathways like the one in the photos. I don’t fancy being lost.

IMG_6710-0.JPGThese are my contribution for both the Which Way Photo Challenge 2014 #17 and The Fun Foto Challenge: The Color Green.

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge


“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

deeclarknz.comI have many wonderful friends and family who have contributed to the success of my blog by sharing their artistic flare through photography. A little over a year ago, I met some of my mother’s family living in Mexico. Andrea LeKare is my cousin’s 15 year old daughter who is passionate about photography, modelling and many other common, teenage interests. When Andrea agreed to contribute her photos to my blog, I found these photos and have been waiting for an opportunity to highlight her beautiful work. I think that they fit nicely for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction.


I think the photos are stunning. I hope that you enjoy.