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

Baby Bliss update

 

 

 

 

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Someone once said “A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it.”

baby 8-15 and 21.5 inches long

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Sisters are forever! 

More later!

xo-jj

 

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September 14, 2009 Posted by | me, photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 7 Comments

Good Morning Sister

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Good morning sunshine. I love your warm smile.

 

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Good night shadows and things that go bump in the dark.

 

I love the morning and first light. It’s a truly magic time of day when we open our eyes and see everything with a renewed perspective.  I  especially love summer mornings when the light hits your face and the breeze  flows through your window to deposit a hint of sweet blossom up your nose. This makes the world feel perfect with everything right in it’s place.

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Can you smell it? It’s heaven!

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Now that we’re all awake I have an award to pass on to some rather deserving ladies. My wonderful, thoughtful, beautiful blog-sister Debra  gave it to me and now I shall give it to….

drum roll please….

My brave and soulful sisters from this summer’s unravelling e-course and my real sister (you know who you are).  They laughed, cried and even danced for me (well, not just for me). They had the courage to take a look inside themselves and perhaps clean house if needed. It was a journey and experience I will never forget- I honor their courage and honesty. Thank you girls! You taught me that it’s okay (more like essential) to be myself.  Keep in touch… Please!

Well, I gotta wrap this up because it’s going to be a busy day. Lot’s to do and little time to do it . That’s okay cause life’s like this…

xo-jj

July 9, 2009 Posted by | me, saga | , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Summer is magic

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Taken with g10 digital camera- no tweaking

If I were to list all the things I love, it would be way too long. Summer would be toward the top of that list. I love it for so many reasons and this summer, although not as warm as I like it, is no exception. I feel as though all year is kind of a build up to summer, just waiting to get outside and enjoy the sunshine, start a garden, take long walks, sit on the porch, go on vacation- the list is endless. This summer has been particularly strange, weather wise, but sort of magic in other ways. Just today for instance, as I sat down to get to work I saw something kind of incredible. The mama cat, that I’ve been feeding, was headed back down the trail to the secret bramble, where she hides her kittens, when she stopped dead in her tracks and crouched down. A few minutes later a deer came out of the brush and flipped her off with his nose. She ran back to the porch and he followed. I had to laugh thinking, oh no what will the big guy say about not only stray cats but stray deer coming to the porch for food.

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Speaking of Mama cat I went on a hunt and found her litter of four. They were very well hidden in a bramble of brush that was like a whole city. It was amazing and reminded me of a children’s fairy tale. Under neath several fallen trees is a maze of secret nooks and hidden fortresses. After several attempts to get a good look at them, the whole family slipped down a giant rabbit hole to hide. One by one they would venture back out and scamper around until they saw my watchful eye. Then shoop, they disappeared down the rabbit hole. It really was just like a story and kind of inspired me to write again. Here I go off on another tangent- stay the course Junie! Well anyway, what I was trying to say is I don’t think I’ll ever catch them, so I will befriend them the old fashioned way- with food.

I told you about my incredible camera finds last week. Well my daughter and I played with the Polaroid camera from the seventies and got a few fun pics. Taking a Polaroid is kind of like taking a bad picture with a modern camera only there is this magical retro kind of feel that’s hard to explain and of course there is the instant gratification thing. Yeah I like instant gratification and the tangible feel of a photograph developing in your hand- love that too.

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Taken with a polaroid land camera, scanned into photoshop and tweaked just a bit.

This is completely off subject but I was thinking this morning about how hard I’ve been trying to make a living at home with fine art photography and other artsy endevors. I desperately want to avoid the possibility of ever returning to the dreaded cubical world. Update… I stopped by the studio to take a peek at my inventory and had a sweet message waiting for me. I am featured in Treasury West today. Sometimes the universe gives you a sign 🙂 

There comes a time when it is more painful to remain a safe little bud and the risk to open up and blossom is unavoidable. I think I’m approaching that point in my life. A time when I can no longer just stay tightly wrapped and safe. By staying in safe mode, I risk losing too much or set myself up to go back to a life of miserable office politics.

The risk of blossoming is no longer off limits but I’m not sure I know how or when to blossom. I can’t seem to get to that next level. I guess each new faze of our life has a gestation period and needs time to ripen but I feel as though I’ve been tip-toeing down this path for a long time and this path has got to lead somewhere doesn’t it? Maybe I need to take a peek down another path. No, stop! I think I’ve done  enough venturing down other paths. I think I need to learn how to stay the course. I think I ramble too much 😉

Well, I think we’ve had enough enough soup and nuts for today I’ll be back tomorrow for who knows what. Oh BTW thank you dearest Debra for the wonderful Bella Sinclair award I’m thinking about who to pass the sisterhood on to so stay tuned for that. Okay something weird keeps happening this is the third time I’ve edited this and my words above keep disappearing from the published post. When ever I mention the word magic in my posts strange things happen-I think I hear the twilight zone music playing off in the distance- gottta go.

xo-junie

July 7, 2009 Posted by | me, photography, rants | , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments