Sunday, 3 August 2008

August 3rd
"Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”
—Ashley Smith (b. 1978), author, speaker

The beauty of nature is amazing, I love nothing more than having my camera in my hand and capturing the images of nature. Sometimes, with the camera it is possible to see things that are not visible to the naked eye. Today I went to take my photo for the prompt and came across this little Speckled bush Cricket. He posed and smiled for me for over an hour and by the end of it he had acquired a name. So this is ‘Alfie’
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“Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars... and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance. Look at the flowers - for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are”. ~ Osho
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August 2nd
Happiness... is not a destination:
it is a manner of traveling.
Happiness is not an end in itself.
It is a by-product of working, playing,
loving and living. ~ Haim Ginott

Today is our 39th Wedding anniversary so this prompt is very apt! Over those years Colin and I have worked, played, loved and lived and the by product of that has been much happiness. We are still travelling along and although these past few months seem to have thrown a lot at us, in our marriage we are truly happy.
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“We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same” ~ Anne Frank:

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August 1st
"Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.”- Pope John XXIII (1881-1963), 261st Pope of the Roman Catholic Church


I have been sitting around a lot recently and at times have been very frustrated, however, I now plan to at least take control and change one aspect of my life. I intend to loose the weight I have put on. I know that this is possible for me to do.I just need the willpower!
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"Hope is a waking dream." ~ Aristotle

14 comments:

voodoo vixen said...

Congrats on your 39th Anniversary... that is one heck of an achievement. Love your photos as always.

Sue said...

Happy Anniversary :)
Your photos and wise words are lovely

knitkath said...

Great pics, Alfie is cute! And I know you can lose the weight!

Steph said...

lovely photos - hope the champers went done well. SW is easy to follow you will be fine

jay670120 said...

congratulations on your wedding anniversary , way more than my measley 6 years last week xxx

dddeeebbbzzz said...

Love the happiness quote! Congratulations on your anniversary. Alfie is cute in the photo but I'm not too sure I'd be happy to see him in real life!!!

Minty Magic said...

I love Alfie - he is very cute and so very obliging to pose like that.
We had something similar in our lounge this morning but I was too busy ironing to photograph him. Now DH has put him outside

Lynne aka retired nana said...

Oh good your back I have checked each day since 1st Aug then reakised you said once a week!!
Fab photos and lovely nails, like the colour :)
SW is great so long as you know which colour day it is, today went a bit pear shaper for me so had syns with the lasagne tonight!

Beejay said...

great photos. Love the cricket

Debsg said...

Alfie looks amazing. Awesome picture and great words.

Mary B said...

Alfie is cute some great photos here too

domestic goddess said...

stunning photo of "Alfie"
congrats on your anniversary, its our 9th on wednesday :)
hugs
anna x

Debbie said...

I don't know how you managed to catch Alfie!! Things always hop or buzz off when I try to snap them!! Great to see you back blogging!

Kay said...

Fab to see in back in harness, Alfie is great and I hope you enjoyed the fizz.