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Just My Photos

In My Photos, other bloggers, Other Stuff on March 20, 2010 at 3:34 pm

I wanted to share this photo that I took yesterday afternoon while Lucien and I were walking over at the Complex, a place designed strictly for people to have a safe experience for running and pleasure walking. Maybe I should share the idea with you on another day, through photos, showing you how much they’ve invested to this experience (a safe place to get healthy).

I don’t know if you know this about me or not, but there are certain kinds of photos that I love to capture; one of these being “reflections”. I also enjoy “macro shots” and facial expressions, nature, birds, animals, water…hahahaha. Okay, let’s just say that I like taking pictures – well, of most all things, in most all ways, at most all times!!

I have a blog now, strictly for photos…very few if not any words at all. It’s my quiet place to go and something I needed to do for me that doesn’t really involve a lot of time or energy, or obligation. I also needed one that holds my name for photography. Simply Joyful Photos became something more than I had originally anticipated it to be. I’m reverting back to the original reason for that blog and will only be SHARING my photos as encouragement to keep; meaning that each shot will have scripture or quotes directly embedded into the photo AND can be copied and shared by anyone. I may or may not post on that blog daily, moving along with The Spirit leading it.

I have found a circle of friends in blogging that I visit regularly, almost needing to because they nourish me in some way or another {you all know who you are}, even if only through photos. You can know that you’re one of the circle when I leave my love notes behind – now, I call them love notes – you might call them comments 🙂

I appreciate you all, very much!!

Why have I just written all of that? Well, I wanted to let you know that a part of me finds visiting photos a pleasure and another part likes to read your heart, what you see, your world. And because I feel that way, I felt like sharing myself similarly. If you aren’t following Heather T Imagery yet, and enjoy what you see here but don’t always have time to read my endless writing….you might want to follow me over there.   If you haven’t peeked in at my photo blog, please do…check it out. It’s a simple place to see my world without a lot of talk 🙂

Oh, yeah…and today, you can also see one more reflection (a nice one…without me in it) and a photo of what it is holding the reflection.

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Enough already.

In challenges, Just Rambles, Other Stuff on December 16, 2009 at 2:43 pm

The first time that I felt this kind of feeling was about 13 years ago; back in 1996, I believe. I was at work one morning when I suddenly began feeling this pinch in my side. As the morning progressed, it worsened and caused me to feel terrible pain in my entire side as well as sick to my stomach. I had no clue back then what was happening.

I made it to lunch time at work and then went to my mother’s house (she lived just around the corner). Once there, I poured myself a hot-hot bath and just lay in it; hoping that the pain would go away. It didn’t.

After making my way to the Doctor’s office, finding nothing but an understanding that my body was probably trying to pass a kidney stone – I returned home with some pain medication that did nothing more than knock me out for a few hours. I can’t say nothing more, it did numb the pain a little but more than that, it simply put me to sleep.

I suffered with that first stone for week’s and the damage it did in the passages for month’s. I’d been well for a little while until Ray and I were on our Honeymoon. We went horse back riding and one little gallop triggered some kind of a reaction in my kidney’s again; but just causing soreness.

Years. It has been year’s since that first horrible pain. After giving birth naturally (without ANY pain medications) three times, I will still say that the first onset of that kidney stone was pretty near as painful as the feeling of those miserable contractions. It hurts. It’s not worse than giving birth, but similar to contractions. The worst part of it all back then was that I was in complete fear. I had no idea what was wrong with me.

Last night, I knew. I knew exactly what it was.

It was some time around 2 a.m. when I was turning in my sleep; awakened to a pinching stab in my lower back and then a pinch in my front and a bit of a cutting feeling. The sweat began running from me and I quickly made my way to the bathroom downstairs. See, one of the things about having a kidney stone (for me) is that it wants OUT a.s.a.p. – p. p. got that p.? Every ten minutes or so. Ridiculous and then there is no comfort from it because you feel like you still have to go even though there’s nothing left in you until a few minutes later…and all that stinken pain you’re feeling. Because it is what it is, I am drinking water continuously to wash out the stone. I suppose you got my point now.

So, yes. There are little calcium Christmas balls decorating my insides this holiday season. Isn’t that a lovely thought?! No, I haven’t gone to the Doctor. I know what this is, having no other traumatic effects and feeling every single roll of the stone working it’s way out – I’m 99.9% sure of this and leaving that .1% left for surety of Faith. Not only that, but I do have moments of feeling no pain…just a linger of what was and a constant feeling of having to go pee. That can be annoying. Ibuprofen helps a lot and so does taking a hot bath. Trouble is that the ibuprofen only lasts about four hours.

I’ll be fine; just another “issue” of physical woe to deal with. This too shall pass (pun intended).

{Oh, didn’t mention that Lucien woke up at 4 a.m. when daddy was getting ready for work, did I? He fell asleep during my morning bus run and I couldn’t wake him up – so he’s home with me rather than going to preschool today; but he’s being good, doing his best not to treat me as a servant today but serve me instead….bless his little boy heart.}

Strange Back Yard Finds

In Amused, My Photos, Other Stuff on August 5, 2009 at 11:33 am

(if old dirty teeth make you squeamish…beware) Yesterday afternoon, we were outside in the back yard. I was getting ready to clean the filter to our pool pump when I walked up to the back deck to unplug it. As I looked to the ground, I noticed something that had, through the lots of rain, pushed it’s way up through the ground. It looked like teeth. Now, most people (especially the lady’s out there) wouldn’t just pick it up…but I did 🙂

Yup, they were old, dirty, nasty, teeth and sharp looking ones too. My dad told me to take some photos of them and see what I could find for answers on the Internet. I was going to save the research for my friend, Scriptor (he just loves this kind of stuff) but I know he has a lot of to do’s to catch up with and doesn’t need this nonsense getting in his way today 🙂

My hubby thought these may have belonged to a dog (too sharp) or maybe a baby black bear (too big). My dad snickered and said a crocodile…HA!

Coy-dog teeth Coy-dog teeth

Coy-dog teeth

Coy-dog teeth Coy-dog teeth

Coy-dog teeth

I started searching around on google for the suggestions and finally typed in Coyote teeth. I found a similar match up, with a woman on Flickr. Hers were coyote teeth found in Canada. Now, here in Vermont, we call these animals “Coy-Dogs”. So, I will have to say that, to our best researching knowledge, these are the old dirty teeth of a Coy-Dog :).

Pretty neat and icky all at the same time, huh?

Days of Demolition

In Adventures, Just Rambles, Other Stuff on July 30, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Not much time or patience for writing, so I thought I’d alteast share the process of our week. Ray’s on vacation until next Monday morning. The boys have been very good and patient, waiting for us to do something a little more “vacation-y”. Today, they are showing the signs of needing attention.

Later today, we’ll most likely spend freedom out and about…but until then, they just have to spend a little more time outside playing together. They’ve had full days of play, with the neighbors grandkids. They’ve been well amused…but today…oh, today. Okay, I’m through with trying to write. Here are the photos:

Larger photos, Skittles and No Longer Alone

In My Photos, other bloggers, Other Stuff on May 25, 2009 at 11:13 pm
I learned something the other day, when I began my new Photos Blog…yes, I did; something that made me very pleased! It’s something that you might even like to know.
Did you realize that you can increase the size of your photos that you upload onto your blog postings? I wondered how some photos were very large on the blogs of others and I decided to find out.
I found that once you’ve uploaded your photos into your Picasa Web Album (that’s where your photos are kept when using Blogger); you can locate your photo and change the size as it would appear in your post.
When you go into Picasa, to the right of your photo it will show “Link to this photo”; choose “embed image” and underneath, there is a little box to choose the size that you want. After that, just copy/paste that code into the “Edit Html” box next to the “Compose” box when you are writing up your post, in “Edit Posts”.
Now…make sure that you have the proper spacing in your blog itself. Like mine, here; it won’t fit the extra large photos very well – so, I won’t be using it here. BUT…if you take a look at my Photos Blog, you’ll see how nicely the larger photos portray your image.
You can also see the little kitty that was adopted by the one below. When we went to the Horse Farm last week, we found that there was a kitten that had been found abandoned. The wonderful people from the Horse Farm brought the kitty back to Skittles (below) and the sweet little momma kitty that she is, took the baby in and began nursing it right away.

Skittles is the sweetest, most loving little momma kitty and she soaks up all the attention that you’ll give her. She shares her babies well, never leaving them for long….

This one above, is her own. To see the adopted baby, you’ll have to just take a little peek in over to “No Longer Alone” at “For The Love of God’s Creation“.

Hope that you can use this tiny bit of knowledge :o)

For Scriptor :o)

In My Video Shorts, other bloggers, Other Stuff, Uncategorized on May 20, 2009 at 6:16 pm
Get your speedy specks on, cause this one is really quick….

Oh, and to follow up…..

Wisdom or Money

In My Faith, Other Stuff on May 7, 2009 at 10:52 am
Wisdom, like an inheritance,
is a good thing and benefits those who see the sun.
Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter,
but the advantage of knowledge is this:
that wisdom preserves the life of its possessor.
~ from Ecclesiastes 7:11-12 (NIV) ~

Wisdom brightens a man’s face
and changes its hard appearance.
~ from Ecclesiastes 8:1c (NIV) ~

I choose wisdom :o)

(The photo of Dr. Billy Graham was found through google search)

Our Pileated Woodpecker(s)

In Family Pets, other bloggers, Other Stuff on May 6, 2009 at 8:33 pm
Dan was able to grab a wonderful photo of the female woodpecker. I can’t tell you what type it is but seeing his photo reminded me of the video I had captured a few years ago of our Pileated Woodpecker. For quite a few years, we’ve had a couple living in our wooded lot. They come by periodically, make themselves known and then we don’t see them for a little while.

I searched out my video’s from my old myspace blog, for you to see. It doesn’t really show quite how large he is, but he is big…bigger than your average and we’ve seen bigger, here in Vermont. The ones that we have are, roughly, around or just over a foot tall.

The Seagull Flew…

In My Memories, Once Upon A Home, other bloggers, Other Stuff on May 4, 2009 at 6:06 pm

…right directly into the grill of my Dodge Raider.


When Ray and I were living down by the bay, he was working on the farm and I was still working in my home town. I’d drive to work every morning and pass this little duck and goose pond, fenced in, to the right of the road.

One morning, I saw him gliding through the air and right directly into my grill. Immediately, I pulled over and prayed as I was getting out of the car. I had hoped that it didn’t happen….but it did. There he was, wing feather’s stuck in the grill of my car. He wasn’t in pain, or didn’t seem to be; just a little shook up.

I asked The Lord what I should do. I couldn’t leave it there, by no means. I wandered to the back and opened up that third door thingy – found something and put it over my hands. I, then, walked to the front and grabbed the bird…pulled him from the grill and set him on the ground inside that fence where the ducks and geese were.

At that time, we had both doggies and they rode with me every single day. We talked about the bird and I prayed all the way to work for it. Every day, I’d drive to and from work…looking in that fence to see if the gull was still alive…and every day, it was. It was there, living happily amongst the ducks and the geese.

Then, one morning, I drove through and didn’t see him in there. On the way back home that night, I didnt‘ see him either. I assume that his broken wings had healed over the two weeks that he’d spent in the fence…and he flew away.

~ I wrote of this memory today, because I just finished visiting Jen; where she reminded me. You’ll have to take a peek in and say hi to her. She could use the company today. Oh, and greet her with a “God Bless You” for every future sneeze, until Louis returns :o).

All Things Bright and Beautiful

In Inspirations, My Photos, Other Stuff on April 28, 2009 at 3:13 pm

All Things Bright and Beautiful…
Ce­cil F. Al­ex­an­der, Hymns for Lit­tle Child­ren, 1848
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.
Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings.
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.

The rich man in his castle,
The poor man at his gate,
He made them, high or lowly,
And ordered their estate.
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.
The purple headed mountains,
The river running by,
The sunset and the morning
That brightens up the sky.

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.
The cold wind in the winter,

The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.

The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows where we play,
The rushes by the water,
To gather every day.

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.
He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.