Saturday, April 12, 2014

Focus On Life 2014!

Week 14: A Moment of Focus
 

It's late at night, or should I say very early in the morning. For this week's theme I set my mind on this plaque hanging in my bathroom. Why there? My thought was focusing on one of the main reasons we decided to retire to this part of Florida. One of the most popular beaches (Daytona Beach) is a mere 30 minutes from our home, more for our children's pleasure than ours, as neither of us are avid swimmers. In truth we have not been to the shore much, but didn't mean the allure still wasn't there, so our master bathroom is done in a nautical theme with the above mentioned plaque as a focal point.
 
I couldn't resist playing with the photo I took (Photoshop is addictive). So when I came back to my computer to put this post together the lamp on the credenza caught my eye. This manual photo I snapped is indeed a true moment of focus. That is what a night owl I have always been.
 
 
 
See you next week.
 
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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Focus On Life 2014!

Week 14: Morning Moments
 
It's been a crazy week for me, and due to some personal issues, I have missed several deadlines. This post being one of them.
 
Now I have to admit the topic had me slightly thrown, and I couldn't decide in which of several directions I wanted to go. Sally's suggestion as to photograph something meaningful in life during the early morning hours had my mind muddled. Truly anything I thought of was only temporary: that oh so needed cup of coffee; the checking on the computer for the latest banter from friends; even the enjoyment of the sun on the stream in my backyard; a picture of my phone before I used it to check up on the kids and grand kids. I almost decided it wasn't going to happen for me this week.
 

But as you can see, I finally realized the one morning moment that has meant the most for me over the years, and hopefully for much longer. It's when I first open my eyes and realized I have been blessed with one more day to enjoy all the others moments. 
 
See you next week.
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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Focus On Life 2014!

Week 13: Eye Level
 
Did you ever have a dream of having that one special accessory for your home? I can't remember when I first thought of it. Probably when I saw it in a magazine, or maybe on a school excursion to one of the many museums in our area but for me, it was one of those world globes that sat spinning on its metal frame. It seemed so "old world" and full of romantic ideas of travelling to all the exotic places it displayed.
 
My dream came true a few years ago at an estate sale in my neighborhood. I would have paid ANY PRICE they had on it. Happily it was very much affordable and soon sat proudly in the corner of my family room. Perhaps not the most prestigious place, but it was where I could see it daily.
 
 
I have long since given up the dream of visiting all those exotic places, although I have been fortunate enough to have been to several. My greatest joy now is when the grand children come over and on occasion one or two of them will go over and spin the globe in its holder. I often wonder if it holds the same magic in their heads of the travel I once dreamed. I can only wish it for them, but then again, there really is no place like home, and dreams.
 
See you next week.
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