Sunday, August 31, 2014

Moments That Made Me Smile ...



My Original Photography



Things That Made Me Smile This Week:

Hearing a song from the 80s that brought back great memories ...
Having someone on the highway wink at me ...
Drinking a protein drink with the best flavor ever ...
Having an Autumn Day at the end of Summer ...
Crying with a patient on the phone at work & never feeling more helpful ...
Believing in brighter days ahead for our family ... 
Having a feather fall on the hood of my car & hoping it was a Hello from my brother ...




Saturday, August 16, 2014

Why Not Have a Big Life?


WHY NOT HAVE A BIG LIFE?
~Emily Dickinson

Do you feel you "Have A Big Life"?

I photographed this plate while visiting a great friend in Nashville this past year. 
It had me thinking for days afterward- What does this truly mean?

At times I feel having a big life could mean flying to a far away country -
 Other days, enjoying a great tasting cup of coffee from my favorite coffee shop is satisfying

As I get older, I realize the beauty in the smaller things - 
The hazy morning sunshine, a gentle breeze or a new flower blooming in the yard

Does it mean living comfortably?
Does it come down to living a meaningful life?
Or as simple as living a life that makes you happy?

This is only one of the reasons Emily Dickinson is a favorite of mine ...

 














This could mean different things to different people. What does this mean to you?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Memorial ...




 Robin Williams 
 ~~~~~~
An Amazing Actor

A Talented Comedian

Favorite Amongst Many

Someone We Never Tired Of 

A True Loss 


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Where I Have Been ...


Artwork by Katie Daisy

Where I Have Been:

Enjoyed my First Roller Coaster Ride
at Canobie Lake Park

Great Childhood Memories at
Hampton Beach

Jumped the Waves at
 Moody Beach in Maine

 First Family Plane Trip in 1976
to Disney World


Listened to The Best of Classic Music
by my Brothers Band

Wore the Widest of Smiles
on High School Graduation

First Plane Ride Solo with the 
Best of Old Friends in 1987

Wrote Poetry in the Corners of my
Childhood Bedroom

Gained my love of Photography (And So Much More) from my Dad
 
Stood in Awe of the Brights Lights in Times Square

Worked in the Hustle and Bustle of Atlantic Avenue in Boston

Para-Sailed Over the Island of Aruba

Lived in the Deep Woods of Western Massachusetts

Enjoyed Birthday Moments (And So Many Other Great Times) with My Mom in Bermuda

 Moved Five Times in 15 Years

Had my first Chicken Jerk Dinner in Jamaica

Have Taken On Many Positions from an ER Secretary to Customer Service Roles

Waited All Week for the Perfect Sunset in St Martin

Took the Mad Hat Brewery Tour in Vermont
 
Jet-Skied in Caribbean Waters

 Worked in the Picturesque College Town of  Providence, Rhode Island

Enjoyed the Breath-Taking Oceanside Views of Biarritz, France

Bought my First Pair of Cowboy Boots in Nashville, Tennessee  
















Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Balanced Life ...




 Original Photography by Kristine


THE BALANCED LIFE
CULTIVATING YOUR CREATIVE LIFE
JUST THINKING

When I first started posting, I would wonder how others could be so honest in their writing. How could they allow total strangers into their lives with no reservations? I find myself knowing the answer to this question more and more as time goes on ... It is liberating, freeing. Shedding the layers that weigh us down. The feeling of being "lighter" ... 

It seems certain times of the year, life becomes clearer. The two seasons that seem to affect me the most are Spring and Fall. Spring always feels like a renewal of sorts - Flowers blooming, Trees start to fill in, Birds are singing once more ... Windows are open, the fresh air smells clean, beautiful maintained lawns, etc ... Nature at its best ...

Once we are through Summer, then comes my favorite season, Fall ...

Lots to see and do before then ...



Saturday, May 31, 2014

A New Season Upon Us ...





A New Season Upon Us 
The days are longer

Sandals can be worn
Jackets can be put away
Birds can be heard chirping 

Lemonade replaces hot chocolate
Ice cream stands are now open
Patios can be enjoyed yet again

People are out taking walks
Motorcycles are on the road
Car radios can be heard 

Windows remain open 
Children playing outdoors
Scents of newly mowed grass

Trips to the local pond 
New outdoor photography
Writing poetry outdoors

Looking forward to more of this 
And more