Friday, December 31, 2010

Reflecting ~

I've been doing a lot of thinking these last several days; reflecting back on 2010. I feel heavy hearted today with a lot of thoughts running through my mind. It's been a very difficult year from start to finish. I should be thrilled to see the last of it, but instead I just feel troubled. There's so many things I want for the new year - Happier times; Goals being achieved; Dreams becoming reality. Where will this new year lead me? ..and will it be better? This is just one of the many questions I keep asking myself. Among those many questions, are thoughts of friends I lost this year. I know I am not alone here when it comes to feeling this way. Despite the hard times, I will leave this year behind with a sense of new knowledge about myself and how life works. I feel I have a grown so much this year, and because of that, I have this strong determination to make sure 2011 doesn't control me, but I control it. I will start the first day with excitement; a smile, and a list of goals I want to accomplish. I want to grow more as a photographer and make that my profession. Who knows, maybe this time next year it will be?

To all who has followed my blog, I wish you a very Happy New Year! May your dreams come true and your heart be filled with everyday joy.


Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Joy He Brings me!

Do you ever have one of those days when you look at something and all of a sudden all your troubles are gone? That is what Preston does!

I took these two photos yesterday when I was cleaning the room and caught Preston looking out my window.


Friday, December 17, 2010

Courage ..

~ Photo taken by me - Capturing Nature's Soul ~


Sunday, December 12, 2010

My Sweet Boy

Preston - aka "Little Man"
These last few weeks have been very nice when ever my "Little Man" is around. He's over a year old now and has turned into such a lovebug! When ever I'm on my computer, he's right there resting next to me. Like last night - I came into my bedroom and turned on the light. Preston was sleeping on the floor in a corner when he glanced up and noticed I was in the room. The very moment I sat down at my computer, he got up and laid himself next to me. He made me feel so loved when he did that.

Preston - our first day together

When I got Preston last year, I wasn't sure if I was ready for another cat after Twixy went missing. I told myself it would be many years before I ever considered it, but I guess the future had other plans for me when I was faced with the decision of choosing which kitten I wanted. -
{Click Here for Story} - At that time, I remember thinking I had made a mistake by allowing it, but looking back on it now, that was a very foolish thing to think; I would be lost now without the smiles Preston gives me.

He sure has turned into a handsome tom, hasn't he?!


Friday, December 3, 2010

Where My Heart Is ..

Here lately I've been exploring other people's photography and their techniques. I enjoy looking at photos and the hidden messages each one holds. A photo has a way of saying something without using words. Some really reach out and inspire me, while others stop and make me think.

I wanted to try something different when I took this photo (on the left) a few evenings ago. I wanted it to express my love for nature and photography.

What do you think?


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My First Butterfly Photo!

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun

And find your shoulder to light on,

To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
~Irish Blessing