Check out Ese’s post for more quotes and photos.
…But not just “when the cold winds blow” or “when times are hard.” I wish you peace always. I hope and pray the human race wakes up from our apathy towards you and works together to bring you perfect health and peace. I wish you clean air, clean water, healthy soil, happy and healthy children, strong and healthy animals, plentiful fish in your oceans, streams and lakes. I wish for clear streams and lakes where anyone can drink without fear.
I wish you a world filled with more singing birds and less traffic noise, industrial noise or sounds of war. I wish for you to have more places where the sky is clear and the stars shine bright. I wish you a world filled with caring, laughter, and joy. I wish you a world filled with the pure light of love.
With much love and gratitude for all that you give to us,
For those who wonder what this post is all about. Go to Everyday Gurus’ monthly peace challenge post to find out. Please consider writing your own letter even if it is no longer July where you live. Let me know if you do and I’ll stop by.
This week Cheri Lucas Rowlands asks that we share a photo that makes us nostalgic.
This sprinkler definitely make me nostalgic for simpler times in my children’s life. It invokes memories of a cute little Winnie the Pooh swimsuit and Hot Wheels swimming trunks. I can hear the giggles and squeals in my backyard as they run in and out of the water. Such happy times!
Still I know A. A. Milne’s Pooh is also correct: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.”
This week the WordPress.com photo challenge is brought to us by Michael Pick. He asked us to take a picture of ourselves or of someone else as a shadow, a reflection, or a lesser part of a scene, making the background, or the foreground, the center of attention.
This one was not as easy for me to capture as I anticipated. Remember I am a total amateur photographer. I never even tried to take creative shots until this past year and I still use the auto settings on most shots.
I decided to take a photo of a recent addition to my computer screen with me in the background creating a shot similar to Michael’s. My first attempts did not show me at all because I was using the blank screen which was black. The flash came on in most of the auto settings too and this resulted in a rainbow bunny ear type of image from a light I turned on to try to prevent this. Then, I resorted to using the flash disabled setting normally used for dark scenes, but even then I found I needed some light to reflect my image onto the screen.
Finally, I opened a curtain and centered the image from one of my first attempts onto the screen, so there was more light to reflect my image allowing me to capture this image.