what are you afraid of…?

October 19, 2020

fun with words

I may not know karate
but I know crazy
and I’m not afraid to use it
~ anonymous ~

be afraid
be very afraid



being brave isn’t the absence of fear
being brave is having that fear
but finding your way through it
~ Bear Grylls

“I’m scared to death that I’ll never be afraid.”
~ Adam Young

Funny Quote | Funny quotes, Seriously funny, Fear quotes

you have never experienced fear until a poster falls off the wall in the middle of the night

~ cool funny quotes .com

never trust your fears

“If you look into your own heart
and find nothing wrong there
what is there to worry about?
what is there to fear?”
~ Confucius

fear: an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous,
likely to cause pain, or a threat.
~ online dictionary

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  • is the mind killer
  • is my ally
  • is temporary

If people in horror movies listened to me
they would still be alive

the fear of being hurt

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

73 Inspirational Quotes on Fear [Updated for 2019]

Fear has a large shadow
but he himself is small
~ Ruth Gendler

Ten most common fears…

Claustrophobia: fear of enclosed spaces
Entomophobia: fear of insects
Ophidiophobia: fear of snakes
Cynophobia: fear of dogs
Astraphobia: fear of storms
Trypanophobia: fear of needles
Agoraphobia: fear of open spaces
Acrophobia: fear of heights
Pteromerhanophobia: fear of flying

I’m strong because I’ve been weak
I am fearless because I’ve afraid
I am wise because I have been foolish
~ unknown

Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking. ~ Chinese Proverb
The doctor is often more to be feared than the disease. ~ French Proverb
The day we fear hastens toward us, the day we long for creeps. ~ Swedish Proverb
Fear and love never eat from the same plate. ~ Spanish Proverb
Fear blows wind into your sails. ~ Japanese Proverb
Short is the road that leads from fear to hatred. ~ Italian Proverb
When men take wives they stop fearing hell. ~ Romanian Proverb
Fear has big eyes. ~ Russian Proverb
All temptations are found in either hope or fear. ~ English Proverb
Fear is no obstacle to death. ~ West African Proverb

Love Dr Seuss

“Sometimes life is bumpy & blue
filled with gobs of goo-gunk
& sticky-ick stew
But you’ll find your way through
You’re stupendously strong!
But, mostly, you’re YOU!”
~ Dr. Seuss

I am fearful every day
– will I have enough money?
– will a tree fall on the house?
– will the pump for the well go bad?

– am I doing the right thing?
but I can’t live in fear
I have to hope and trust
that things will be ok
and go the way they should
and that I will be able to handle
whatever is thrown in front of me

~ HCMorris

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Bob Marley quote: Dry your tears, have no fears.

“dry your tears
have no fears”
~ Bob Marley

(Smile Jamaica)

we are what we believe we are

October 19, 2020

picture of the day

bleeding blue
available at pixels

kiss slowly
play hard
forgive quickly
take chances
give everything
and have no regrets

black hole sun
an abstract image, in shades of black, gray, white and a little bit of blue, swirled

“The chief enemy
of creativity
is ‘good’ sense”
~ Pablo Picasso

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Dr. Seuss: The funny things quote is from Dr. Seuss's classic One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.

from there to here
from here to there
funny things
are everywhere
~ Dr Seuss

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follow your heart but take your brain with you

difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations

October 18, 2020

Sunday’s Inspiration

Be your own kind of beautiful

“Everything has beauty
but not everyone sees it.”
~ Confucius

“The most beautiful thing you can wear
is confidence”
~ Blake Lively

“oh my darling
it’s true
beautiful things
have dents and scratches too”
~ writtenbyhim


wabi – sabi

nothing lasts.
nothing is finished
nothing is perfect
(n) a Japanese concept and art
of imperfect beauty

“I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful
an endless prospect of magic and wonder”
~ Ansel Adams

“no amount of physical beauty
will ever be as valuable
as a beautiful heart”
~ unknown

‘Que sera, sera
Whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours to see
Que sera, sera
What will be, will be’
21 Best Audrey Hepburn Quotes About Life, Love & Real Beauty
“Beauty is being the best possible
version of yourself, inside and out.”
~ Audrey Hepburn

some days are better
some days are worse
look for the blessing
instead of the curse
be positive, stay strong,
and get enough rest
you can’t do it all
but you can do your best
~ unknown

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you are beautiful
you are worthy
you are enough

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no friendship is an accident

October 17, 2020

picture of the week

can I be your friend?
taken October 13, 2020
f-stop: f/9; exposure time 1/80sec; ISO 3200
focal length 34mm
available at Picfair

“It’s you I like
It’s not the things you wear
It’s not the way you do your hair
But it’s you I like
The way you are right now
The way down deep inside you
Not the things that hide you
It’s you I like.”
~ Fred Rogers

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Did you know?

when you put a snake plant in your room…

You have a natural air purifier.
These plants emit oxygen at night,
improving the air around you so
that you sleep better.

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I’m not buying a 2021 planner until I see a trailer

with brave wings, she flies

October 16, 2020

picture of the day

hummingbird fluff
taken July 21, 2020
f-stop: f/5.6; exposure time: 1/60sec; ISO 400
focal length 300mm
CANON EOS Rebel xt
available at Picfair

There’s always a wild side
to an innocent face
~ unknown ~

“Be your own kind of beautiful”
a close up image of a Queen Anne’s Lace flower

“There is no beauty
without some strangeness”
~ Edgar Allen Poe

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41 Motivational And Inspirational Quotes You're Going To Love

“Embrace the glorious mess that you are.”

~ Elizabeth Gilbert

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Housework Done Properly

October 15, 2020

I took out the text that wasn’t relative to “today”, considering that it was/is old news. Apparently, that weekend way back when, I drained the hot water tank and worked in the gardens. Not surprising…

Hope you enjoy!

Originally posted May 21, 2019

housework done properly can kill you!

Believe it or not, I do clean my house! Although it would seem that I spend most of my time outside. This is true…but household chores are completed as they need to be.
Ever heard the saying…

“Great moms have sticky floors, messy kitchens, piles of laundry, dirty ovens And happy kids”?

Well, that’s me to a tee. But that is a post for another day. Today, I will be reshowing the photos I took on that May weekend that seems oh so long ago…

Tree Frogs

tree frogs in the pool

I’ve linked above (tree frogs in the pool) to my video on youtube…take a listen and let me know if you think it’s a turkey chirping on a tree frog… it was taken at night, so there isn’t much to see

That Saturday night back in May, the tree frogs went crazy! My boyfriend and I were sitting on the porch…the tree frogs kept getting louder and louder. We could barely even hear the traffic on the interstate they were so loud! Yes, I live that close to I-70…but we deal with it, considering we virtually have no neighbors…

Stayed up WAY too late! But it was worth it, got to enjoy some songs from the tree frogs. This past spring and summer (2020), there were barely any tree frogs. Really weird, but I guess that’s 2020…

There were at least five frogs in the pool, or rather, on the pool cover. At one point we started hearing what sounded like a turkey chirp. It was really weird – especially since they’re usually roosting by the time we heard it.

Turns out, they were frogs chirping… but my boyfriend won’t believe it.

I’m glad I turned the radio off so we could hear the sounds of nature!

They love the bugs that are in the pool! Of course, we drained the tarp out yesterday so there’s not as much water. (We usually try not to let water sit on the pool cover because of the bugs – especially mosquitoes.)


When I lifted the tarp off of the mulch, there were mushrooms growing. And of course, I took pictures! If you know me, I always have a camera on hand. Well, almost always! I couldn’t tell you how many opportunities I have missed, because I didn’t have my camera or cell phone!

I had to take pictures before we started mulching…they would be gone as soon as we started. Last year… mushrooms, this year, snake eggs!

crepe myrtles near the driveway
holly trees further back

We didn’t get it all finished, but we got the majority! That black “spot” near the top left side of the photo is a morning dove…I guess it got startled and had just taken off from the power line it had been perched on. (Can’t even tell that we mulched it now. It was actually my boyfriend’s idea and we got the mulch for free from the local landfill.)

transplanted Lilacs…

the Lilac on the right (below) died, but that’s ok. I have plenty. Just leaves me a spot for something else (my original Crepe Myrtle keeps having babies, even though they say they don’t reproduce like that. All the crepe myrtles on my property are babies from my original planted in 2006 or’07. So I could put a crepe myrtle there)

crepe myrtles and lilac bushes

All of the mulching was done early Sunday morning – before it got too hot! And it did get quite warm here…and humid.


There’s actually at least four yucca plants here (above). They say to take the seeds from the flower pods (when it’s done blooming) and discard them if you don’t want a bunch of yucca plants growing. I never do, that’s why I have six different yucca groups growing around the property.

Sometimes, you can get the babies out relatively easily. Actually, the babies are easy – the original or host plant is nearly impossible. I was going to to the transplant the original plant this yucca came from a while back….I dug and dug and dug, and then dug some more and could NOT get it out of the ground. So I left it and took the babies. I also found an oak tree baby while doing this, so I transplanted it. It’s only about eight inches tall! ( I think my boyfriend mowed it down before he realized what it was! He does that a lot, not so much anymore.)

Moon set

that weekend morning, there was a pretty moon set!

moon set crop

Flower Pictures

I literally took the picture above that morning, by the afternoon it had opened up!

yellow iris

Out of all the Iris’ I have, this is the only yellow one! I have yellow and brown ones, but only one pure yellow!

iris’ and roses

Uggg…I really need to get in there and weed. I guess that’s next on my list!

peony bloom and ball

What do you call the peony flower that hasn’t opened up yet? Most flowers it’s a bud…but that doesn’t really look like a “bud” to me…or is it?

white peony
another white peony
wild roses

The wild roses in the picture above is actually growing in the rose bush . . . It’s huge…about eight feet tall, if not taller! There are so many vines and trees growing in it, I’m doing a major cut back of it soon. I’ve got at least three other bushes (taken from it) so whatever happens it will be ok. (Not supposed to prune rose bushes til around President’s Day.)

soft pink rose

Abstract Photos

yellow iris swirl
moon set galaxy inverted
“wild mushrooms”
wild mushrooms swirl
mushrooms turned blue swirled with black paint
mushrooms swirled
two mushrooms cropped and inverted
three mushrooms inverted and swirled
mushroom swirl

I really had fun working on the mushroom abstracts…

So, until next time I will leave you with this…

“A garden is a friend you can visit anytime” – Anonymous

“When heaven falls to Earth, it becomes a garden” – Stouffer

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I’ll meet you there

October 15, 2020

picture of the day

taken October 1, 2020
f-stop: f/5.6; exposure time: 1/60sec; ISO 400
focal length 300mm
CANON EOS Rebel xt with zoom lens
available at Picfair

“Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye…
it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.”
~ Edvard Munch

praying mantis on the screen
~ an image of a large praying mantis on a window screen ~

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing
there is a field…
I’ll meet you there.”
~ Rumi

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