August Break. Day 18. Younger Me.

Me and my twin sister Bonnie playing in front of our house. We lived on a hill a few miles away from a small Wisconsin town. The house was surrounded by trees and it was a lovely place to grow up. #augustbreak2018


August Break 2018 Day 17 “#reallife”

The word prompt for day 17 was #reallife.  Kind of a quiet day – after work I got a car wash.  Not exciting, but it was real life and actually a car wash is quite nice.  Sitting in the car and hearing the whoosh, whoosh, whoosh as the car wash progresses.  Quite relaxing.  It’s real life.  #reallife #augustbreak2018 carwash.jpg

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