I see a lot of posts and memes lately, all about people doing good deeds for one another, and praising front line workers and others who are still working and risking their health during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Did it seriously take a global health scare to get us to be nice to each other? To appreciate the small things and thank others for their good work? I think this crisis has opened a lot of peoples’ eyes. We need to care; about ourselves, our families and friends, and take better care of our planet. We all have our roles to play, our own personal journeys, but…
We need to appreciate more. We need to help each other out, and we need to thank each other and give encouragement, not just during the pandemic, but always.
As a writer, I am expected to know proper spelling, grammar and sentence structure. I pride myself on my ability to do so. And I cringe when I read posts, news articles ( our local newspaper is horrendous!) and memes with terrible spelling or no punctuation. It makes me twitch lol!
But today, I saw this funny meme, and thought it was quite cute. The supposed child DID put each word in alphabetical order! Sometimes it’s nice to not take ourselves so seriously. So enjoy!
So, if you’re just “tuning in” (yep, I’m showing my age here!) to my blog, my birthday was this past Tuesday. The one gift I had my eye on, was a beautiful camera lens. Made by Laowa, it is a 100mm F2.8 2X Macro. It is manual focus, but so much fun to play with!
I’ve found new and interesting things to photograph in the past two days, things I would normally not have fond to be interesting subjects. And I have a list of other things I want to shoot now too! Anything with any type of texture is fair game now!
It’s amazing how in the few short hours I’ve had this lens, I’ve found a new side to my creativity. Little things can bring so much inspiration. What things inspire you? What gets your creative juices flowing?
Below is just one photo, taken in my first photo shoot with my new Laowa lens.
So yesterday, the big clock in the sky turned over and clicked one more number onto my Life Odometer. I remember as a youth, dreading growing older, but now more than ever I realize it’s a privilege to say “Hey, I’ve lived another year!” Two years ago, I wasn’t sure I’d see my 50th birthday. But now I’m 51. As we get older, we realize that every breath we take is a gift. Every moment that makes us smile, everything that fills our hearts with joy or love is precious.. Cherish it! We all have down moments and bad feelings, but don’t live there. Rise up, realize that you, we, are all here to make each others’ lives and this world, a better place. That is my advice to you all. Live, love, and do good in this world. And if you’re fighting your own demons, like I am with cancer, please don’t give up!
Welcome to May 5th. Cinqo de Mayo. Also my birthday! Even though Cinqo de Mayo has nothing to do with tacos, it actually falls on “Taco Tuesday”. I mean, every Tuesday is “Taco Tuesday”, and who needs another excuse to eat tacos anyways?
And remember, if you’re having a rough day, that tacos fall apart, but we still love them anyways. Enjoy!
Read the words in the meme (thank you, Word Porn) below. They ring true for me. Some days, I am very productive, and others I don’t feel like doing anything except binge watching a TV show. The last 5 years have been particularly trying, due to my cancer, the surgery, and inevitably, the effects of Chemotherapy. But I have learned that even with my scars and imperfections, I am just right. My zest for life and positive attitude have gotten me through so much, and I will soldier on!
So, don’t dwell on the mistakes of the past. Don’t look at your scars as horrible flaws. Remember, when you look at yourself in the mirror, how much you’ve survived. Your record thus far of making it through is 100%. Be kind to yourself!
Well, if you’re on Facebook, or other social media, you may have seen posts suggesting that today, the first Saturday in May, is World Naked Gardening Day. (This IS a thing!)
The weather here today was decent enough for me to get out and do some gardening, albeit fully clothed! And after coming in and listening to a podcast, I have a new idea for a photo story. So, a productive day for me here.
Smiths Fall is a charming little town in eastern Ontario, between Ottawa and Kingston, and situated on the picturesque Rideau Canals.The canals date back to the 19th century and it was a wonder to see the well preserved original locks in operation! I also enjoyed walking through the parks along the canals. A great place to visit for a relaxing getaway! For additional information, go to https://www.smithsfalls.ca
My favourite photography spot was the Bascule Bridge. It was once used to take the Canadian Northern Railway trains across the Rideau Canal, from 1915 – 1978. Now the rail line is gone, and the bridge is permanently in the raised position seen in this photo. The bridge was designated a national historic site in 1983, as an early example of a movable concrete bridge. It is the oldest surviving structure of this kind left in Canada.