Yesterday was 70 + degrees! I believe that is a record. And today it is a "chilly" 48 in the shade. I'm lovin' a North Carolina February. The two photos above are of a new park I found to walk the dogs. I am really happy with the variety of places to stroll around here. They are part of my "365 Day Photographic Journey" - I'm almost half way there.
I haven't had time to look at all the blogs I follow and comment much today - I have a child home with the flu bug. I can't wait to do so as your talent and creativity inspire me.
This is my photo for "Repetitions and Patterns" in February. I even swung on these - how many years since I had done that!
My oldest daughter, below has always loved to swing. I remember spending an hour at the playgrounds pushing her while her older brother ran around swinging sticks and climbing and pretending to be a Star Wars character. (did you see the video in my post below - do yourself a favor and watch the advertisement - my husband and I cried with laughter!)
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|Photo courtesy of The Haiku Challenge|
it seems. No escalator.
Paradise takes work.
by Margaret Bednar
February's "Haiku Challenge"
Of course, as a (Catholic) Christian, I believe only God's grace saves us. But I don't believe it is as simple as saying "I believe in Jesus". I must live my life by using love as a verb. Internalizing love doesn't work - I must be an instrument of Jesus and "do good things" as my youngest daughter simply puts it. The good deeds does not get me in to heaven, but it does show I took up my cross and gave my Christianity more than lip service. These are my beliefs, and I don't thrust them on anyone nor think that my way is the only way (I don't want to debate religion here). Just thought I would share what these stairs represented to me.
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This will be for "Black & White Wednesday". It's a little unfocused, but I think it would make a great painting. She is my little tuxedo kitty who is always alert and active, always exploring. Just submitting it early as I won't be able to post tomorrow.