August Break 2018 Day 1 – Morning Light

Day 1 – Morning Light. I took a moment in between rainfalls to take this photo at Lake Johanna near my house. (The nice thing about living in Minnesota is we have lots of lakes!). I’ve done these photo breaks before and this time I decided I’ll just use my iPhone and “be in the moment” and take a photo each day (well – most days – I never pressure myself to do it perfectly). It was a lovely time this morning to get out of the car and take a few moments of reflection, watch a little group of ducks and was delighted to hear a loon calling in the distance. No one there but me and one fisherman out in his boat. #augustbreak2018IMG_8672


August Break 2018

Time again for Susannah Conway’s inspiring August Break photo challenge.  I always find these to be such an interesting experience and it is fun to see all the posts from all over the world.  I decided this time to only use my iPhone 7 camera and to use the photo I take that day rather than using my Olympus camera and past photos.  This will keep me more mindful and in the moment even if the photo lacks the polish and brilliance I might get with my Olympus camera.  It’s all about mindfulness and reflection and the joy of sharing with others.  I’ll do it most days, but some I might miss – but that’s okay.  It’s all good.  #augustbreak2018 #mindfulness August Break

A sturdy blue flower pot

Of all the beautiful flowers and plants I saw on my Valentines Day visit to the big Bachman’s garden center on Lyndale Avenue in Minneapolis, MN it was this charming green plant in a sturdy blue flower pot that appealed to me the most.  The rich color and simplicity spoke to my soul.  I took it home and put it on my desk.  And the fact that it is just a tiny bit lopsided appealed to me even more.  We are beautiful in our imperfections. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA