Javajune's Blog

Someone once said… “Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.”

Nature girl’s creative soul

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I keep an old wooden tool box full of little treasures collected during my nightly nature walks or momentous from various trips. It holds such things as wispy feathers, intricate sea shells, amazing bird nests and smooth worry stones. I am continually amazed by the things that are created in nature, the birds, the ocean, the earth- how do they weave such intricately beautiful things that perform the job so perfectly?  I have a need to feel connected with earthy things.. During the long days of winter I crave tiny seeds, black soil, green shoots and blue skies.

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Fall is moving in like a whisper. It’s creeps through my window at night and then slowly dissaptes in the morning light. The sun chases away the cool air and makes everything seem okay no matter my worries or the weather. When I was young I never wanted the days to end or the sun to go down. It always seemed like an ending to something- I hate endings. Now that I’m older I still don’t like endings or good-byes but I’m much more content with the night.

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I have mixed feelings about fall, love the rich colors, the full moon, the harvest and the feelings of new school clothes and meeting new friends. No matter how old I get that new school year feeling lies just beneath the surface. Fall also brings on a little sadness- death to my garden and the lush green forest, knowing that the winter cold is lurking on the horizon.  Summer fades away quietly as the earth naps briefly, well not so briefly here in Michigan.For now lets focus on the comfy colors of fall and dance just a little beneath tonight’s full moon. It’s Friday and the start of a long weekend- happy labor day to all. 

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xo-jj

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September 4, 2009 Posted by | me, photography, rants | , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Random thoughts

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No matter where you are or how you feel life keeps rolling. There is no pause button or do-over in this game just a fast paced escalator moving along the path to a destination beyond. The seasons change without warning and little lines show up in unexpected places, children grow and people move on.  Things look simple on the surface but feel so very complicated underneath.

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There are moments in my life that I would like to put aside and preserve. I’d wrap them up sucurely, place them carefully in a sturdy box and then I’d place this box in a secret place known only to me.  The moment I felt as though the world was spinning too fast and I needed a chance to savor my life, I would take out that tiny box, unwrap my special moment and savor away.  Some days all I want is a slow dance with the people I love most.

You may be thinking this sounds familiar, kind of like a memory and I guess you would be right except that a memory seems so lifeless and quiet. I want the full effect, the noise, the smell, the movement- everything. Perhaps I could work on my imagination just a bit and relive old memories with a little more gusto.

My sweet friend Shell bestowed me with a couple special awards this week- thank you my day dreaming friend.  I shall pass them on very soon but  today seemed like a good day to look out my window and ramble about the things that are present this very moment. I’m grateful for many things, including you!

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Pass the love cup, please.

xo-jj

September 3, 2009 Posted by | family woes, me, rants | , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Lusty green and playful pink

The shelves are dusted and newly stocked items have been carefully displayed in the studio.

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A faded rose just outside my window

melting into the perfect whisp of pink

a luring scent

a climbing tendril

the whisper of fall

It’s the little things that make the difference

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The dream:

 a world without conflict

 life in a peaceful kingdom

love for all 

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Feeling a lust for
Lush green
and the need for
cool waters

Wishing you a peaceful day of lusty green and whisper pink.

xo-jj

 

September 2, 2009 Posted by | me, photography | , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

unexpected moments-priceless

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Driving down a country road after a hard day and coming across a road-side stand of beautiful sunflowers. The sign read $3.00 dollars a bunch, including your choice of vase- smile.

Taking in old lotto tickets to run in hopes that I may have won a couple bucks. I did win a couple bucks on one but I also won 20 bucks on another- bonus.

Slipping into a new pair of silky pajamas after a warm bubble bath is wonderful but top that off with a glass of wine and romantic comedy-perfect.

A little girl with soft tendrils and dreamy eyes curls up in my lap with her favorite baby-doll and falls asleep-melt.

It’s the little things that make the difference-enjoy!

xo-jj

September 1, 2009 Posted by | me, photography | , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments