September 29, 2010

Owl with Purple Glasses

Owl with Purple Glasses, originally uploaded by marierush.
I am so excited that I have a new photography class starting on Friday! It is called "Picture Fall" (I am so ready for cooler weather) and it will be a blast! I am involved with many of the participants at Mortal Muses through Shutter Sisters (yes, that is a lot of linkage) and they are wonderful women who inspire me! Here is another link to some photography books by the Shutter Sisters team.

This image was borne from a "purple Tuesday" challenge, and it was a challenge. Feeling rather uninspired, I realized that my reading glasses were purple, and, "Hey, I wonder how funny it would be to put the glasses on the 'Big Backyard' magazine?" It made me giggle, and then remember that there are only two more sleepies until I get my photography fall groove on!  Whooo-t!

September 22, 2010

The Eyes Have It.

, originally uploaded by marierush.

Seriously---are they not beautiful? What glorious, drop-me-in-the-water-now-please blue! I think that if you can capture the eyes, you are more than likely to capture the spirit, and in this little one, it is the spirit of kindness, love, and obedience. I wonder what her mother would say about that last adjective? *wink*

Look into those eyes, and I believe a *sigh* is in order!

September 21, 2010

The End of Today...

The End of Today..., originally uploaded by marierush.
The years fly, but sometimes the days are so is all so confusing, isn't it? Today left in a blaze of glory...

Thank you to Trisha who called me this evening and said, "Run to the dock--there is a beautiful sunset!"  She was right, and I must be very obedient! :-)

September 15, 2010


Change, originally uploaded by marierush.

Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.

~Frank Herbert

September 14, 2010

Winston, in Thought

Winston, in Thought, originally uploaded by marierush.

Okay, so that was an exaggeration. I am sure he isn't thinking about anything except when it will be 5 o'clock (dinnertime) and who will scratch him next!

September 10, 2010

Fence Friday

Fence Friday, originally uploaded by marierush.
Did you know there was such a thing? On Flickr, there is. So, happy fence Friday! Today, I am on the fence - about alot of things...Should I ______?  Insert any number of actions/activities/decisions in there.

It has been a very strange week, but yet, when isn't a week in my life weird? And, while I am at it, don't you find it amusing that weird does not follow the i-before-e-except-after-c rule?

The linear-ness (is that a word?) of the strong and sturdy focused first fence post gives me peace, even though I know a few fence posts down it gets crooked again...but alas, is this not like life?

*peace* and hff!

September 6, 2010


Wildflower, originally uploaded by marierush.

Let her cry, for she's a lady
Let her dream, for she's a child
Let the rain fall down upon her
She's a free and gentle flower growing wild...

Words and Music by D. Richardson and D. Edwards.

photo: me / texture, Kim Klassen

September 3, 2010

Tendering My Resignation

I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult. I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of  a 7 year old again.

I want to go to McDonald's and think that it is a four star restaurant.

I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle, skid rocks across the mill pond and make a sidewalk with rocks.

I want to roller skate and play ball in the street, play 'Rover Red Rover', 'Hide and Seek' and ride my iron wheel wagon down the hill.

I want to think M&Ms are better than money because you can eat them.

I want to lie under a big oak tree and run a lemonade stand with my friends on a hot summer's day.

I want to return to a time when life was simple. When all I knew were colors, most of my multiplication tables, and a few nursery rhymes. All I knew was to be happy and I was blissfully unaware of all the things that should make me worried or upset.

I want to sleep in a tent in the back yard without worry or fear.

I want to think the world is fair. That everyone is honest and good.

I want to believe anything is possible.

I want to be oblivious to the complexities of life and be overly excited by the little things again.

I want to live simple again. I don't want my day to consist of computer crashes, mountains of paperwork, depressing news, how to survive more days in the month than there is money in the bank, doctor's bills, gossip, illness, and the loss of loved ones.

I want to believe in the power of smiles, hugs, kind words, truth, justice, peace, dreams, imagination, mankind, and making angels in the snow.

So here is my check book and my car keys, my credit card bills and all my statements. I am officially resigning from adulthood.

And if you want to discuss this further, you'll have to catch me first, cause...

See Later... Alligator

~Author Unknown
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