Tuesday, August 22, 2017


During this time of trying to beat the August heat by staying home more, 
organizing some of the little things in life are filling my time.
One thing requiring attention was ordering new 'contact cards' from
the fabulous Social Print Studio.
I've used them before and have been more than pleased with their
 products and service. 

Being retired I no longer have, or need, an actual business card, but I do
 like to hand out one of these cute square contact cards to new friends and
 acquaintances (first comment is always "oh what a cute shape"),
 especially if they're interested in visiting my blog.
Just pick one or more of your favorite photos, load them, choose a 
  template for the reverse. . . . . . and you're on your way in no time.
Prices are fair, printing and shipping is fast - I ordered last Friday and they
 arrived in my mailbox yesterday!

I chose my above four photos for the contact cards this time.

Social Print Studio has been in business since 2011. Located in California, 
it looks like they are a company where it would be so much fun to work!
I hope to be ordering again from them soon.
Go HERE to see a previous order for larger prints to display at home
in one of their wood block stands - another great idea!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Sunflowers for the total eclipse . . . . . . . . . . .

This weekend, as I entered Trader Joe's to pick up a ball of fresh
 pizza dough and a couple of bottles of rosé wine (still the best refreshing
 drink for our continuing heatwave - high 90's and so humid), I was again
 blown away by the selection of colorful, affordable floral offerings. 
Five beautiful sunflowers for just $3.99.
My daisies from last week are still fresh, and a few more sprigs of dill
 from the garden are tucked in. Adding sunflowers seemed perfect for
 some happy color on the table.

I'm not planning to actually look at the total solar eclipse today, saving my eyes!
 No photos planned, but we'll definitely be aware of it here in North Carolina
 where it will become dark early to mid-afternoon. 

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot 
see the shadow. It's what sunflowers do.
~ Helen Keller ~

Saturday, August 19, 2017

A Look At Life III. . . . . . . . . .

Peaceful moments in England, Ireland, France and North Carolina - 2016

Hope you are enjoying your weekend wherever you are.

Friday, August 18, 2017

A Look At Life II. . . . . . . . . . . . .

Photos from Ireland, England and North Carolina - 2016

Still working at getting back on track here on the blog.
I'm needing some time to plan, organize, think through, relax, discover, detox the
 body and perhaps more importantly the mind. I've stopped watching television news. 
Am I sticking my head in the sand to save my sanity?
 Maybe I am, but at my age I can do that. 
Currently I'm having a difficult time with the world situation. 

I want to enjoy the beauty of life.
For a start, I need to spend more time on my huge library of photographs
 from the seven continents, doing something worthwhile with them.

This past week I watched the most amazing two hour program on my
 PBS station - Ireland's Wild Coast (watch the trailer) with
 award-winning Irish cinematographer, Colin Stafford-Johnson. 
Be certain to see the program if you can.
Since visiting there last year I've not stopped thinking about the glorious
 beauty, magnificence, peacefulness of that lovely country's Western Coast.
If it was at all possible I believe I would move there tomorrow, or even today!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A look at life. . . . . . . . .

The days are flying by much too fast and I feel somewhat overwhelmed. 
The humid days of August have sapped my energy ~ I'm just tired.
 A little break is needed so I'll be missing for a few days.

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