April 22, 2009

so...

following my own advice... i

:: found a place to process photos for 1/2 the price i was previously paying. talked to photographers to see where they suggest to go. found a lead for a place new to me.

:: purchased happy flowers for the garden (zinnias and geraniums).

:: went to the thrift store and found two new bottles for my collection. i also found a treasure trove of old cameras and jade fire king wear...but they want too much money. i'm going back saturday to see if i can dicker any - the sellers were not in today.

:: visited a place where i worked when i graduated from high school. the building has been condemmed and vines are overtaking the building. some of the stained glass (before it was used for offices, it was an old church) on the ground and took a few souveniors.

:: came home and talked to my neighbor about her garden. and put my flowers in the front yard. they made me smile. sat out in the sunshine with the dogs - lizzie was so excited to see me that she wouldn't leave my side. unconditional love baby - unconditional love.

i felt soothed and happier than i've been for the last couple days.

the earth laughs

32 comments:

  1. Jadite! I love it. go dicker and then let me know how it goes. times are tight the dealer will want to make a sale. it's a buyer's market! I'll watch for photos!

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  2. what a wonderful day you had. zinnias and geraniums make me happy too.
    wasn't it so nice to see and "feel" the sun today?
    (i almost used that same quote today)

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  3. oh honey...
    see you had the best advice all along...maybe seeing it written out was all you needed in the motivation department...and it sounds like it was a fabulous day !!!

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  4. glad you had such a nice day, that picture is beautiful. did you get any photo's of the old office/church?
    BTW, you and the dogs have come a long way from day one haven't you?

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  5. Zinnias do it for me. We plant the 36" variety outside the kitchen window, and by midsummer when I'm cooking or washing dishes, there are yellow finches visiting, and monarch butterflies, hummingbirds. Yes, happy flowers.

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  6. You squeeze every little bit out of a day.
    I'm sure the flowers make you smile! ~you make me smile

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  7. sounds like a great day!!!
    gorgeous photos :)

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  8. OOh this post soothed me! Lovely flowers.

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  9. This is good to know. Good to hear.

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  10. the dogs really have the key don't they!? i have so enjoyed the earth day/flower posts today!
    elk

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  11. I wanna visit the places you go! They sound wonderful!

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  12. that's awesome, Char.
    i'm glad to hear it!
    i could use a day like that.

    what a beautiful bright cheerful photo! and i love that quote—i always have.

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  13. Sounds like a great day! My mom has an entire collection of jadite...it's so beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful Thursday :)

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  14. love that quote. i had just found it myself the other day and was saving for a flower post! : )

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  15. wonderful!

    glad you're feeling better, dear!

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  16. simple pleasures of life...The earth surely smiled with you dear... I've linked your blog darling! XO*

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  17. ah! Good thing you followed your own advice! And I agree with you, zinnia is a happy flower...

    I know that because I once grew zinnias:-)

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  18. I have a feeling you'd be a lot of fun to go out and take pictures with. Damn, all the best people are too far away.

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  19. Man. You stay so busy whilst unemployed. You didn't even mention napping ANYWHERE in there.

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  20. That awesome...love days like that! Beautiful photo! BTW...are you talking about processing film?

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  21. Sigh! Your day of sitting outside sounds DIVINE... that was my Earth Day wish... sadly it did NOT happen.
    Loving your photos... good to hear you found a better place for printing... cutting your overhead is GREAT!
    ENJOY your day!
    Fifi

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  22. OH can you share where you process?

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  23. I was just talking to my friend Jenny yesterday about the power of flowers. Now that I have a table to display vases of them, I plan on keeping fresh flowers in the house as long as possible. They really do make you smile and feel happier. And this weekend I'm picking up a few pots for the front step. Glad to know you're smiling too! :)

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  24. sure - I use a local place - Capital Filmworks.

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  25. yay!!!! such good stuff! i have been so down in the dumps lately and bought a $5 bunch of hyacinth at the farmer's market. and got to pet a bulldog on the way back to work. sometimes the little things help, at least a little bit. :)

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  26. I simply love your blogs, full of flowers, nature, with a rustic touch. Well done my friend.

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  27. How can anyone see zinnias and not be cheered? I'm so glad to hear you are feeling better. Sometimes just accomplishing the simplest of things goes a long way toward improving our outlook. :)

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  28. that sounds like some good advice....i may need to take a bit of that goodness for myself :)

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  29. Hi I love your blog and have become a follower. I too love flowers and nature, they take me away from hard times. Take Care, cinner

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  30. Oh this all sounds divine. So happy for you!
    xxoo,
    a.

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  31. I love the choices you make in how to spend your days.

    It strikes me that what I wrote above was exactly right. You choose to spend your days. They don't just happen to you. You spend them well, like currency.

    I wanna be like you.

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