simple beauty

Feb 23, 2020

Sunday’s Inspiration

“Wherever you are be all there.” ~ Jim Elliot
“Nature has a great simplicity
and therefore a great beauty.”
~ Richard Feynman
“Wisdom is the abstract of the past
but beauty is the promise of the future.”
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
You
Are
Living
Your
Story
You are stronger than you think
(AMAZON: The Poetic Edda: Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes (Hackett Classics)

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Do it because they said you couldn’t
Be inspired
Stay Inspired

take time to grow

Feb 23, 2020

Picture of the Day

taken January 5, 2020
f-stop: f/5.6; exposure time: 1/50; ISO 800
focal length 55mm
(Amazon: Bringing Nature Home)

“Really good things take time to grow. Foundation is not built overnight.” ~ Iggy Azalea

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Linked to Amazon: Bringing Nature Home by Douglas W. Tallamy; available on kindle, audiobook, hardcover and paperback; 360 pages, published by Timber Press; Second Edition, Revised edition (April 1, 2009); “Tallamy reveals the unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife—native insects cannot, or will not, eat alien plants. When native plants disappear, the insects disappear, impoverishing the food source for birds and other animals. But there is an important and simple step we can all take to help reverse this alarming trend: everyone with access to a patch of earth can make a significant contribution toward sustaining biodiversity by simply choosing native plants. By acting on Douglas Tallamy’s practical and achievable recommendations, we can all make a difference.” (AMAZON) I am an Amazon Affiliate and may make money with qualified purchases. Thank You!

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Listen
to advice
~ but ~
Follow
Your Heart

in a real good way

Feb 22, 2020

(AMAZON: Furiously Happy)

feeling much better today
the sun is out
the temps are rising
and bugs are flying
~ HCMorris ~

I am feeling better…I was having a rough day the other day, feeling really down. Maybe more than down … but, that’s all it was. A bad day.

A great big thank you to everyone! You really did help me get through…I know not every day is roses and sunshine. Good days and bad days…that’s life! And to pretend otherwise is not healthy.

“I’m an odd combination of
“really sweet”
and
“don’t mess with me”
~ cute-n-country ~

“Pretending to be happy
when you’re in pain
is just an example
of how strong
you are as a person”
~ countrythang ~

That last quote, I think sums it up…I was just tired. Tired of being strong, tired of hiding the tears, tired of … everything? That’s not right… I love my life, and I wouldn’t change anything. I was just tired…

The last couple of days, I’ve been tuning into my favorite music, either classic country or bluegrass and turning it up. That means the tv is off! Either that, or I turn the tv to the music channel.

I’m revived and back on my way.

“She’s a wild child;
got a rebel soul
and a whole lot of
gypsy wild style.”
~ Kenny Chesney

Tomorrow is…

February 23, 2020
National Banana Bread Day
National Tile Day
National Dog Biscuit Day

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Linked to amazon: Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson; available on kindle, audiobook, hardcover, paperback, and audio cd; 353 pages, published by Flatiron Books; 1 edition (September 22, 2015); I am an amazon affiliate and may make money with qualified purchases. Thank you! Below you will find and excerpt from Amazon, kind of explains the book, I think!

“In Furiously Happy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea.

“But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.

“As Jenny says:

“”Some people might think that being ‘furiously happy’ is just an excuse to be stupid and irresponsible and invite a herd of kangaroos over to your house without telling your husband first because you suspect he would say no since he’s never particularly liked kangaroos. And that would be ridiculous because no one would invite a herd of kangaroos into their house. Two is the limit. I speak from personal experience. My husband says that none is the new limit. I say he should have been clearer about that before I rented all those kangaroos.“”

“I’m a strong girl.
Even with tears falling down my wet cheek
I can still say those two words:
I’m fine”
~ countrythang

Don't Do It!!

Feb 22, 2020

Photo(s) of the Week

taken February 20, 2020

I know, I know…not a very good photo, but I think you will understand what’s going on, and possibly why I gave this post the name I did in a minute or so!

When I took this photo, my finger hovered over the delete button on my camera, longer than I really wanted it to. My first instinct was to immediately delete it. But my instructor’s voice from Shepherd U came into my head…

“Don’t Do it…”

(AMAZON: The Secret Life of Salvadore Dali)

And I’m glad I didn’t! It may not be the best photo, originally, but if you’re willing to put some time and effort into it, you just may be able to turn it into a piece of work! It may not always work out, but…at least you tried! And you can believe me when I say, not every “bad” photo turns into something good. But…it’s worth it not to delete the bad ones immediately! It can always be deleted later, if it’s not workable.

So…all of the photos I just showed you came from that one “bad” photo. Crops, filters, distortions…photoshop is and can be so much fun!

“Distorted reality has always been my cup of tea.” ~ Virginia Woolf

“If your vision becomes distorted, your journey becomes delayed.”
~ Steve Maraboli

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Linked To Amazon: The Secret Life of Salvadore Dali, by Salvadore Dali; available on kindle, hardcover and paperback; 432 pages, published by Dover Publications; Reprint edition (March 3, 1993); “Painter, designer, and filmmaker Salvador Dalí (1904–1989) was one of the most colorful and controversial figures in 20th-century art. A pioneer of Surrealism, he was both praised and reviled for the subconscious imagery he projected into his paintings, which he sometimes referred to as “hand-painted dream photographs.””(AMAZON) I am an amazon Associate and may make money with qualified purchases. Thank you!

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“Begin at the beginning
and go until you come to the end,
then stop.”
~ Lewis Carroll

(AMAZON: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Other Stories)

Are men messy folks?

Very interesting read…
I’ll have to tell you, and I think you may know this by now,
I ain’t no typical woman… and I think I get that from my parents. Having a spotless house isn’t the most important thing in the world…clean? yes! Spotless? No… As my mom used to say “We don’t live in a show house!” Have a read, I think you will enjoy!

A Better Man

On a typical day, men spend a third as much time cleaning as women. Does that make women beacons of cleanliness, while men are genetically unable to see the messiness in their midst?

This myth is a common explanation for why men don’t do as much housework as women. Men walk into a room and apparently can’t see the dust bunnies gathering on the floor or the piles of laundry stacked up on the couch.

It lets men off the hook for not doing their fair share of the household cleaning.

But in a recent study, we show that men aren’t dirt-blind — they can see mess just as well as women. They are simply less severely penalized for not keeping their spaces neat and tidy.

Despite massive gains in education and employment, women still shoulder a larger share of the housework than men.

Women today spend, on average, roughly…

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two

Feb 22, 2020

Picture of the Day

taken January 12, 2020
F-Stop: f/5.6; Exposure Time: 1/100; ISO 1600
focal length 42mm
CANON EOS Rebel T6
(AMAZON: Lost in the Woods: Mysterious Stories from the Pennsylvania Mountains)

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled, and that has made all the difference.” ~ Robert Frost

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Linked to Amazon: Lost in the Woods: Mysterious Stories from the Pennsylvania Mountains by Robin Moore; available on kindle and Paperback; 106 pages, published by Independently published (October 30, 2018); “Follow Author and Storyteller Robin Moore back to his boyhood home in the mountains of Central Pennsylvania, where he and his grandfather spent their days on the thickly-forested woods, exploring the beauty and mystery of the natural world” (AMAZON) I am an Amazon Affiliate and may make money with qualified purchases. Thank You!

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accept yourself!

leaving their mark?

Feb 21, 2020

taken July 19, 2019
(The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones)

Did the Rolling Stones
Stop by my house
And leave their mark
On this purple leaf?
Or just some bug
That appreciates art?
~ HCMorris ~

Image result for rolling stones free image
Rolling Stones Logo
(internet)

Tomorrow is…

National California Day
National Cook A Sweet Potato Day
National Margarita Day

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where ever you may be!
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*I am feeling better – kind of… I know, I’m pretty sure, it’s just nerves. I need to learn not to let people get to me. I think, also, people need to not stick their noses where it doesn’t belong, but that’s just me. And it seems like, I am able to take a step forward and someone comes along and knocks me two steps back – or more… I’ve been having trouble eating, and staying motivated…

My mom used to say I wear my heart on my sleeve, and she was right… I let people get to me, and I shouldn’t. Everyone here has been awesome and I love you all oh so much!

If I’m not happy with life, I don’t want to get up in the morning…is that “life” worth living? I’m not getting a job, either, at McDonald’s bringing home minimum wage . . . I’m worth so much more than that! Yeah… I didn’t come here to complain, but I just needed to let out some steam.

I need to do what’s best for me, my son and my cat…

…yes, my cat! If I leave the house for too long, he pees! And not in his box. I know he’s jealous of my boyfriend (is he still my boyfriend? IDK, just kinda riding it out right now, that’s a post for another day, when I get my feelings sorted out), he never peed on things before he came into the picture. And as it is, I need to clean his box two or three times a day. And no, I’m not getting rid of him either!!

Have I said too much? Or not enough?

So, one day at a time is all I can (still) do at this time. And do the best I can! I know I wasn’t put on this great planet to be stressed out all the time, or to be abused by others, so until then…

I will do what ever it takes
to be happy
and as stress free as possible

That’s all I can do!

Linked to Amazon: The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones by Rich Cohen; 400 pages, published by Spiegel & Grau; Reprint edition (May 30, 2017); available on Kindle, audio book, paper back, hard cover and audio cd; “A gritty, one-of-a-kind backstage account of the world’s greatest touring band, from the opinionated music journalist who was along for the ride as a young reporter for Rolling Stone in the 1990s” (AMAZON); I am an Amazon Associate and may make money with qualifying purchases. Thank You!

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People may hate you for being different and not living by society’s standard’s, but, deep down, they wish they had the courage to do the same
~ daily thoughts ~

Have you seen this?

Feb 21, 2020

I sure hope not! But if you have, you get to see it again!

I’m not feeling very well, been fighting something for a couple of days. I don’t have a fever…nothing I eat is very appetizing, and I’m a little achy. Am I just worn out? I have no idea… and no, I’m not pregnant! That’s not happening as I can’t get pregnant…

Anyway,
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Later on, hopefully I’ll feel more like my old self and do a “normal” post!

~ Take Care ~

hang 10

Feb 21, 2020

Strange Facts

~ All facts come from the fact site…

  • the term “hang ten” is surfer slang, meaning having all ten toes over your board’s edge while riding a wave
  • there was a Pterodactyl with a wing span bigger than a fighter jet
    -remains found in Romania, the beast stood as tall as a giraffe, is believed to have weighed half a ton
  • in the South Pacific Ocean, there is a spacecraft graveyard
    -it is known as Point Nemo and is home to over 300 spacecraft
  • armadillos have shells so hard they can deflect bullets
  • the Eiffel Tower grows in the summer, up to six inches, due to heat expansion
  • the smallest dinosaur ever discovered was only 16 inches long
  • the letter “E” is the most common letter in the English language
    – I just used it 10 times in the last sentence!
  • an ant can’t die from falling
  • you’re more likely to be bitten by a person than a shark

I’m not the only one…?

“Sometimes when I close my eyes I can’t see.”

“Pay attention to things that make no sense.”

“Roses are red
My name is not Dave
🙂
this makes no sense
microwave”

“It takes real skills
to choke on air,
fall up the stairs
and trip over nothing.
I have those skills.”

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The Book of Unusual Knowledge on Amazon… by Publications International, LTD; 704 pages; “crammed with a cornucopia of information some useful, others not so much but all of it completely captivating” (AMAZON) I am an Amazon Associate and may make money with qualifying purchases.

“I’m gonna go stand outside,
so if anyone asks
you can just say

I’m outstanding!

LOL! Make it a great one!
Until next time…
🙂

white

Feb 21, 2020

Picture of the Day

white flower
taken January 19, 2010
f-stop: f/5.6; Exposure Time: 1/25sec; ISO 100
focal length 55mm
CANON EOS Rebel T6
(AMAZON: Milk and Honey)

“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” ~ Coco Chanel

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Linked to Amazon: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur; available as Kindle, audiobook, hardcover, paperback, and audio cd; 208 pages, published by Andrews McMeel Publishing; Reprint edition; “Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.” (AMAZON) I am an Amazon Affiliate and may make money with qualifying purchases. Thank You!!

Good
Things
Are
Going
To
Happen
!!!

Upside Down

Feb 20, 2020

taken November 11, 2019
(Amazon: I Saw You As A Flower: A Poetry Collection)

Everything may be upside down
Gone topsy turvy
And nothing seems right
But I’m still here
Still the same
Still me
~ HCMorris ~

Tomorrow is…

National Caregivers Day
National Sticky Buns Day
National Grain Free Day

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Linked to amazon: I Saw You As A Flower: A Poetry Collection by Ellen Allbrey Everett; available on kindle and paperback; 202 pagws, published by Ellen Everett; 1 edition; “There is a time for everything— a time to wither, a time to grow, and a time to blossom. I Saw You As A Flower is a poetry collection that encompasses heartbreak, growth, and finding love.” (AMAZON) I am an Amazon Associate and may make money with qualifying purchases. Thank You!!

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Since there is only one of me,
does that make me limited edition?

November Yellow

Feb 20, 2020

Taken November 1, 2019
(AMAZON: Fine Art Nature Photography)

Trying to stand out
In the November color fest
A yellow Hosta Leaf
~ HCMorris ~

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Linked to Amazon: Fine Art Nature Photography: Advanced Techniques and the Creative Process by Tony Sweet; 112 pages, published by Stackpole Books; 2 edition; available as paperback; “With stunning landscapes and close-ups, all annotated by the author, and many taken within a few miles of his home, this guide offers how-to information for the beginner or advanced photographer. It’s filled with practical advice and inspiring work from a master.” (AMAZON) I am an Amazon Affiliate and may make money with qualifying purchases. Thank You!!

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