Friday Photo Fun! :)

Copper (our lab) and I recently went on one of our “water tank” hikes. Though we’ve done this many times, I still take more pictures. How many photos can one have of the same location? Well, I guess many, if you try for new angles. It’s kind of like an addiction, but a healthy one. The hike is uphill from our house and we ended up with tall grass hugging us while walking on thin trails and all I could think about were ticks. Copper stays on flea and tick medication but once in awhile, they still manage to get on him.
Luckily, when we got home he was tick free and so was I! :)

I’m also including some flowers from our yard.
It’s coming back to life
now that Copper is getting a little older and less mischievous. :)

water tank and sun final edit

water tank stair side final edit

view of our street from water tank final editView of our street below

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At the top with this beautiful Monterey Pine 

mt tam view from water tank

View of Mount Tamalpais (Mount Tam),
symbolic to Marin County and the highest peak in Marin Hills

grapevine final edit

Our grapevine, almost ready for tasting

mums final editYellow Chrysanthemums to liven up the living room

photo 3Abutilon – I hadn’t heard of this before,
but I love the colors,
also known as Indian mallow and Velvetleaf

 

pink rose final editBeauty wrapped in pink

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We have no idea what this is, as it moved in
before we did. :)

photo 1Of course, here’s Copper, my walking partner
(photo credit to my son)

I hope you’ve enjoyed this collection
and I wish you a wonderful weekend ahead. 
HAPPY FRIDAY!  ♥

Ideal

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With a shy confession, I must admit
sometimes, I dream of perfection
where the road ahead is one of silk
and balance has no objection

Where answers dangle from the trees
as butterflies gently pass by
and happiness bounces, abundantly
as high as the big blue sky

However, perfection would prevent us
from growing through the strife
and maybe being grateful
wouldn’t live in our life

So our heartbeats set the cadence
as we march with steps of brave
We find good in the clouds
as the road ahead we pave

Lauren Scott © 2014
Photo: Hydrangea from our backyard

Flight

Bald Eagle in mid-air flight over Homer Spit Kenai Peninsula Alaska Winter

Have you heard your inner voice
urging you on,
“You can do it, there you go,
one step at a time,
You’ll be great, You’ll do fine,
it’s never too late?”

If fear is holding you back,
break free with all your might
If you imagine failure
around the corner,
You’ve let yourself down,
You’ve lost sight

So take that baby step,
begin a new chapter
outside of your box,
to your goals be compliant
and don’t fret about
future stumbling blocks

Cause for celebration
isn’t only about the destination,

Winning the race means
fear has finished in last place
and Succeeding means
You have begun…

Lauren Scott © 2014
Photo: Google Images

Friday Flora & Fun

In my last post, I mentioned that I’ve always loved taking photos. So I’m sharing some flowers for your Friday, though they are amateur. Currently, my only camera is my iPhone, which isn’t the best, but it works for me and is easy! :) Along with the flora, I’ll add a little rhyming fun for this day and I hope you enjoy!

Today is great
for happy dancing and
jolly singing, too – ♫
not only for a Friday,
any day will surely do!

astromeria

hydraenga

new blooms

pure beauty

poppies in the sunlight

USE THIS ONE

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bee and sunflower

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photo 3

Wishing you all a Fabulous Friday
and thanks for stopping by! ♥

Blog Talk, Friendships & A Cuppa :)

coffee

I feel like talking and I hope you don’t mind getting that favorite “cuppa” and relaxing here for a little bit.
I’m reminiscing about how this blog was born and maybe you’ll do the same, thinking about yours. This is my third year now and I really can’t believe three years have passed. I thought by now I would have moved onto something else. Well, the truth is, I enjoy it. I love writing poetry, sharing it here and receiving feedback. Recently, I’ve had a little fun sharing photos, as well. By all means, I’m not a professional photographer, but I’ve always loved photography, taking photos and viewing them.

Circle_of_friends_with_earthAnother aspect of blogging is meeting people. I’ve made new friends from all over the world and from various parts of the U.S. and it’s amazing how we can talk and connect right here like we’re five minutes apart. Throughout these three years, a circle of blogging friends has been created and honestly, they feel more like family. I would assume most of you feel the same way if you’ve blogged for awhile.

I had never thought of blogging until after seeing the movie, “Julie & Julia” with Amy Adams and Meryl Streep. julie_and_julia-jonathan-wenkWhat an awesome movie and story, starring two of my favorite actresses. Anyway, I’m so thankful my son, especially, but also my hubby and daughter, nudged me into starting this blog. Through this journey, I’ve shared my emotions, made friends and checked off one more item from my bucket list by self publishing my first collection of poetry. This was a big accomplishment and then to have others purchase copies of my book…WOW, just WOW! What a humbling experience! 

I’d like to say that all of you have been a big part of my life. Your support, love and friendship has meant the world to me. Some of you have been with me from the start, have read some of my earlier work (oh my gosh) and have seen my writing evolve. I feel it has, even though there is so much more for me to learn. 

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We may never meet in person, but in this crazy, virtual world, we have come to support each other in our writing endeavors and through our life journeys, mixed with smiles and tears. I’m repeating myself, but I say “Thank You” once again, for making my blogging experience the best it can be for me! Your visits and comments have given me the encouragement to continue on this path.

turning 50This “blogging hobby” began soon after I turned the Big Five-O; it was something different, fun, exciting and a Giant step out of the comfort box. So I plan to carry on, looking forward to the road ahead and I’m truly blessed with such great company!

Lauren photo from Michael

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you
have a wonderful week ahead.
With Love, Hugs and Blessings,
Lauren

All Photos: Google Images
(except for the one of me) :)

 

 

 

 

 

Precious Time Together

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Can we help in the kitchen?
Can we watch you cook?
I’d rather do this myself
then I stop and look
at the innocent faces

so eager to learn
selfish, no more,
it’s now their turn
Clothes will get dirty

dust will appear
chores never ending
that much is clear
So I say to them,

I’ll play and read books
I’ll teach you to be
great little cooks
For as you grow
and think of your Mother
Just know my love for you
is like no other

Lauren Scott © 1999

I wrote this years ago when my children were little
and spending time with them was far more important
than getting things done around the house.

I hope you’re leaving here with a smile and 
I appreciate your visit. Have a wonderful weekend!