Splendor of the Sun

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May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
~Irish Blessing~

Today, I took it easy....under doctor's orders,
well, the people who administer my Acupuncture treatments.
I have gotten into a very bad habit where I stay up to late, so I've been exhausted lately.
Although I made up for that by sleeping in until 11!
Initially, I felt like we wasted half the day, but since we just sat
around anyways, it didn't so much matter.
Tomorrow I think we'll go on a good long hike,
and I'll take some, or a lot of photos.

This is going to be a BIG week....
It is is nearing my blog anniversary,
and I am also getting ready to take a new step.
During this transition I plan to do some giveaways,
please stay tuned during the week to see what's in store!

Hope you're all having a great weekend so far.


  1. I got here. I saw this. I whispered these words into the night (because I've been staying up too late, too): "God, that's beautiful."

  2. That's so beautiful. I know all my comments say that, but I mean it every single time.

  3. Anything you giveaway, I WANT.

    People, I bought a print from this girl and it was better than any of the bullshit they try to sell for bank.

    She's the real deal.

  4. I hope you also had a great weekend!

  5. I haven't been by this site for awhile -- really love the new stuff!

  6. lydia: You always have such wonderful things to say, thank you!

    carmen: Seriously, you are too friggin' sweet :) I'll never get tired of your comments deary....

    just me: haha.....talk about making my day :o).......Thank you!

    diana: I most certainly did!

    Dan: Glad you stopped by, finally! haha just joking......I know how clicky you 366 people can be :o)

  7. I haven't forgotten about your give away. I will try to get it in the mail tomorrow. Been really busy, sorry.

  8. Beautiful. Now I want a favor. Take a pretty picture of the mountains and dedicate it to me. I've been trying like crazy to head to Boone or Asheville and it just isn't working out.

  9. Such a beautiful picture... how did you do that??

  10. greg: No rush....

    joan: I've got just the thing for you, check back ;)

    nuri: I love how you want to know 'how' I did something. I'm not a very good teacher, but I'll tell you my secret. It was later in the evening, as the sun was setting, I got lucky enough to get some shots before it was gone completely. The colors were so warm, and I really wanted to get a shot of the rays of light above the grasses. I shot in to the sun, which isn't normally how you would want to take a photo, but I took a meter reading off of the grasses, and then recomposed the shot with the bottom of the sun at the top of the frame......it looked a whole lot better on screen once I got home. I didn't think it was going to turn out!? I'm glad you like the photo, I hope I answered your question :o)

  11. This is absolutely stunning!

  12. Now that is my kind of photo... ah. I feel warm to my bones and super inspired now - thanks for posting that!

  13. What a lovely photograph... you truly are a master of photography with an amazing eye for the beauty surrounding you!

    Wooohoo! It's your blog anniversary soon!!!!! Ohhh that is so exciting! And my toes are tingling with the chance of a give-away.

    Wishing you an enjoyable and relaxing week :)

  14. psumommy & Secret Agent Mama: Thank you!

    TD: It does give you a warm and fuzzy feeling eh?!

    getty: What a wonderful thing for you to say, it really warms my heart :o)
    I hope you win something!!