changes

June 3, 2020

my thoughts for today

There have been so many thoughts and changes going on right now, below is only a sampling of what has been running through my brain and through my life. I was going to share some thoughts on the rioting, but that will have to be saved for another day. I will say this though…just because someone died, needlessly by the hands of a cop, does not mean it’s ok to loot, riot, and destroy people, places or property. And that is exactly what is going on! The rest is for another day…

black hole colors
available at Pixels (linked)

There have been so many changes in the last few weeks! I know I mentioned not too long ago that I would more than likely only post two times a day. There will be times that I post three times a day, like today, just trying to figure it out. Once or twice a week. Also trying to get myself more organized. Things seem to be going rather smoothly, at the moment anyway.

a pine cone close up
available at Picfair (linked)

I just uploaded some new photos to Picfair – the above photo one of them,
which takes about 24 hours or so for them to approve. In the last year,
I’ve only had 1 not approved and that was because it was too abstracted

Now that my roommate, my ex, has gotten his truck fixed, I am back to being able to focus like I should. As for my roommate? That’s what he is, until he can prove to me that I am better than what/how he has been treating me. I deserve better, and if he slips up – just once, he is gone! That’s a promise. I don’t care, if he has no where to go. That’s not my problem. If he can’t treat me the way I deserve, he knows he is not welcome in my house. Period! He treats his mother the same way, so I have my doubts. One last chance, that’s it!

Also wanted to show you the improvements I’ve made to the butterfly photo. It is much better, is it not? It will more than likely be available at Pinterest, or as a print…
I’ve been thinking a lot about adding services (photo editing, for example), prints, downloads…I’m just not sure at the moment. Will I be overwhelmed? Can I send prints overseas? Do I just limit any sales to U.S.? Do I do this through the online store available at WordPress? Or on my own? And then there’s the whole thing with payments. I know there are options, but these are all questions I need to have a firm grip with, before I move forward. I know I can, just need to take that step. When the time is right… knowing as much as I can… or not. You know how it goes!

I have been working on the pool,
just about ready to open
Still need to get my tomato and zucchini plants in the ground
Do I add chickens to the mix? For eggs and maybe even meat?
Maybe

below, you will find more examples of art/photos I have available at different sites…

Abstract IPhone Case featuring the photograph Black Hole Colors by Holly Morris
black hole colors IPhone case
Pixels
Daffodil growing along rock footpath
daffodil growing along rock path
shutterstock

I’m not too fond of Shutterstock, and I’d rather not delete all the photos I have available there and have to reload them somewhere else. Of the sites I upload to, Shutterstock is the absolute pickiest. About half that I’ve submitted have been rejected. I can take the same photo that has been rejected at Shutterstock, upload it to Picfair…no problems.

a yellow butterfly on pink flowers with black and white background
Pinterest

May you always be brave enough to fly

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In June

when you were born…
summer blew into town
barefoot and tossing her hair.
Children ran free from school
and at night,
imagined that fireflies
really were fairies.
The long days
made everyone
feel deliciously

Rich

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stay safe
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my name is Max: fishing

June 3, 2020

Dad at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

Late 1970’s?

In the 1970’s, my parents started camping at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Every summer, for up to six weeks we would go. Leaving Maryland in late August and not coming home until the end of September. Even when we were in school, my mom would get school assignments from school so when we went back to school, we weren’t behind. This went on until I was in third grade, when it got too hard for me to catch up. Then, we left in late July or early August, only missing one week of school instead of three or four.

We only missed one year, in 1979 when my sister was born. She was born in the beginning of August and she was two young to take camping. 1991, the year we got stuck on the island because of Hurricane Bob, was the last year we camped on Hatteras.

In 1976, while my mom was pregnant with me, they went camping. Mom went swimming so much that she was teased that the baby would be born with sand on its toes.  The following summer, they took me camping. I obviously don’t remember as I was only 5 to 6 months old. I wasn’t rolling over yet. My mom had brought me over to my grandparents camper, whose site was behind ours. She laid me down on the couch so she could help my grandmother with something. My grandfather asked if it was ok for me to be laying there, thinking I might roll off the couch. My mom noted that I wasn’t rolling over yet…the next thing my mom knew my grandfather was calling her to look at me. I had rolled over!

At that point, my parents still had the slide on camper, which is quite small. I was rolling over, and my mom wasn’t prepared for it. They had planned on me sleeping in bed with them, thinking I would be safe. They had a porta-crib with them, but kept it in the truck, mainly to use on the beach, so someone didn’t have to hold me the entire time. They had to start using the porta-crib at night, so I would stay safe. It got pretty cramped in the slide on, but they didn’t switch it out for a tag-a-long until after my sister was born. It was in 1981 or ’82 that this happened.

I’m pretty sure that I started pulling myself up at the same time. So, now they had a baby that was able to move about, albeit unsteadily, on her own.  Somehow, they – we – got through, as I am still here, with minimal damage. It is said that when ever my mom would put my feet in the water and take them out, I would cry. To this day, I love the water, the beach, and can’t wait to at least get my feet wet, when we go any beach.

Anyway, I became quite the fisherman, I wanted to be “just like dad”. Dad would usually bait the hook and set it before handing it over to me. I caught my first fish when I was four years old. I wouldn’t let anyone help my real it in, nor would I let anyone else eat it. Dad did clear seaweed off the line for me as I was reeling it in. But other than that, I reeled it in myself. It was a flounder and was approximately six inches long. Big enough for a four year old to be very proud of.

When I was a little bit older, I talked my dad into letting me go night fishing with him and my grandfather. My grandfather didn’t want to let me go, thinking I would get bored or restless or something. He finally agreed, and I think he was glad he did because I caught bunch of blues that night. My dad had to give up on even trying to fish that night because every time he walked away to set up his own line, I had caught another fish. I’m not even sure if my grandfather caught anything that night. I think they both gave up and watched me fish, coming back to the camp ground early because we/I had gotten our fill.

When the church would have a father son fishing trip, they reluctantly let me join with much pleading by me and convincing by my dad. My dad didn’t have any sons to take fishing. The one time I remember, I was the only one who caught anything worth keeping. Dad got teased, but all we were using for bait were grubs we had dug up from the back yard. Could have been the luck of a girl! Who knows.

The only time I wasn’t allowed to go fishing with my dad was when the deacons from church would rent a charter boat and go fishing on the Atlantic Ocean. Still love to fish, and wish dad was here to fish with me.

my dad and me
Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
1977

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only you

June 3, 2020

picture of the day

angry spider

taken May 18, 2020
f-stop: f/9; exposure time: 1/400sec; ISO 500
Focal length 51mm
CANON EOS Rebel T6
available at pixels (linked)

“None but ourselves
can free our minds.”
~ Bob Marley

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What a nice night with the family, I’ve missed them and this place but I’m already ready to go back to my wonderful home ❤️

make way for
the positive day

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Frederick County Legends: Ghost Dogs

June 2, 2020

These stories come from the book, Ghosts and Legends of Frederick County by Cannon and Whitmore.

Hope you enjoy!

“Probably the most famous dog of this sort is the Snarly Yow, or Black Dog.” During the last century, he was often seen traversing coming down a favorite path on South Mountain, now known as Alternate Route 40. He would often stop along the path, scaring passersby. If anyone tried to follow, it would disappear.

The Snarly Yow – Notes from the Guestbook
Snarly Yow
– not my image –

In the Emmitsburg area, not so far from Gettysburg, PA, there is a dog that is said to be the ghost of a cruel land owner named Leigh Masters. This dog has been sited in the region for over a hundred years. A large dog suddenly appeared in front of two men who were riding near Ore Mine Bridge. This was in 1887. The dog came through a fence on one side of the road, crossed over the road, and passed through a fence on the other side of the road. Once, a man tried to whip or strike the creature only to see the whip go through the animal. And, supposedly, the dog was intelligent, for when another man told the dog to walk beside him, it did. On another occasion, a man driving a wagon reported that the dog walked alongside him for a few yards, then disappeared just as quickly. It is said to be about three foot tall and is usually seen with a chain around its neck. “Legend has it that the dog is never seen more than once by the same person.”

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perhaps a songbird will come

June 2, 2020

picture of the day

blue bird on a branch
no info available
available at Pixels (linked)

“Keep a green tree in your heart
and perhaps
a singing bird will come.”
~ Chinese Proverb

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Advice from a Bluebird, "Spread a little happiness." #magnet #nature #quotes
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Advice from a Bluebird

Rise early
Spread a little happiness
Keep a song in your heart
Be colorful
The sky’s the limit!

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~ I don’t know why , but sometimes my computer doesn’t record the info from my Canon EOS Rebel XT. Does it have something to do with the camera, or my computer? I have no idea…

limited edition

June 1, 2020

fun with words
and other random thoughts

limited edition
available at pixels (linked)

“I know this defies the law of gravity,
but, you see,
I never studied law.”
~ Bugs Bunny

“‘Do not touch’ must be one of the scariest things
to read in Braille.”

The third hand on a clock is also the second hand

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

When you close both eyes, you see black
but when you close one eye,
it sees nothing

2am feels more like the middle of the night
than midnight does

Since the ocean has
meat
salt
and vegetables
it is technically a big thing of soup


“Sometimes
even I’m afraid of
the things my mind comes up with”
~ Bugs Bunny

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“I am so clever
that sometimes
I don’t understand
a single word
of what I am saying.”
~ Oscar Wilde

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waltzing through the flower beds

June 1, 2020

picture of the day

a lady bug and a rose
taken May 18, 2020
f-stop: f/9; exposure time: 1/400sec; ISO 800
focal length 55mm
CANON EOS Rebel T6
available at Pixels (linked)

“Ladybugs all dressed in red
waltzing through the flower beds
If I were little just like you
I’d dance among the flowers too.”
~ unknown

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Snoopy on a positive attitude - A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. — Herm Albright

“A positive attitude
may not solve all your problems,
but it will annoy enough people
to make it worth the effort.”
~ unknown

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What Do We Mean By Faith?

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“To the person who has faith nothing is impossible. It matters not what you may wish to realize or what you may wish to do; if you have faith, it can be done.

But what do we mean by faith? Faith is not a passive belief; it is positive action. It is the power of the spirit within us, acting upon the life, mind, body, and the nature of our being; and by acting through us, it acts upon everything with which we may come in contact.

When we have faith, we do not simply believe in the form or that which may exist in the external. When we have faith, we enter into the spirit of that in which we express our faith. The secret of real faith, and the real power of such a faith, is therefore found in the spirit.”

-Christian D. Larson

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silence

May 31, 2020

Sunday Inspiration – silence

available at Pixels (linked)

“Silence is a great source of strength”
~ Lao Tzu

“Silence isn’t empty, it’s full of answers.”
~ unknown

“Listen to silence.
It has so much to say.”
~ Rumi

“Confuse them with your silence.”
Shock them with your actions.”

~ unknown

“Silence is the best answer
to someone
who doesn’t value your words.”
~ unknown

“The quieter you become,
the more you are able to hear.”
~ Rumi

“Silence
is sometimes the best answer.”
~ Dalai Lama

“Who cannot not
understand your silence
cannot understand
your words.”
~ J.R.R. Tolkien

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81 Best Strong Women Quotes | Spirit Button

Her Silence

Never ever mistake her silence for weakness.
Remember that sometimes the air stills,
before the onset of a hurricane…
Nikita Gill

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bee beautiful

May 31, 2020

picture of the day

bee in a flower cup
taken April 29, 2020
f-stop: f/9; exposure time: 1/250sec; ISO 500
focal length 55mm
CANON EOS Rebel T6
available at Pixels (linked)

“Be your own kind of beautiful”
~ unknown

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free images

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psst…
you…
yeah you…
you’re my favorite
don’t tell the others!

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trust me

May 30, 2020

picture of the week

trust me
taken May 28, 2020
f-stop: f/9; exposure time: 1/60sec; ISO 500
focal length 37mm
CANON EOS Rebel T6
available at Pixels (linked)

Trust me
I mean no harm

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this little snake, and he was a little one – about 4 foot long maybe – disappeared

into the abyss between the siding and the wall of the house. I was assured he couldn’t get into the house that way! (Mice can, but…I digress!) Anyway, the next morning there was a present on the front stoop for me. Want to guess what it was? Go ahead, take a wild guess!

If you guessed, poop, you guessed right! Ugg! Oh well, at least it’s a black snake and not something dangerous like a rattlesnake! I need to stick some steel wool up in there to, hopefully, deter it from going back up in there. Steel wool deters mice, so it should deter snakes too!

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“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” Matthew 10:16

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ordinary, not ordinary

May 30, 2020

picture of the day

red dragon succulent
taken April 15, 2020
f/stop: f/9; exposure time: 1/320sec; ISO 400
focal length 55mm
CANON EOS Rebel T6

“I refuse to be ordinary.”
~ unknown

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very beautiful picture
(pinterest)

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