Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Bianka 12

Look I made my own graphic for Bianka's  snake hunting stats.

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Bianka 12
Snakes 0
Mice 0
Moles 0

Friday, July 20, 2012

Wear comfortable shoes, hold on tight and enjoy the ride.


I took this photo seven years ago, but I still very much enjoy it.  I shot this on the vaparetto in Venice as I was trying desperately to get from one side of the town to the other find the right spot to photograph the sunset.  PS. I never got the "right" spot, but it was sure fun trying. I got to see the almost the whole city in the process.

I didn't think this was anything special when I took it, but now it has become one of my favorite in the shoe series.

I think it is appropriate now as I get ready to enter a time where all things come into this crazy convergence.  Work commitments, photography commitments, family reunions, friends'/ family/ boyfriend's schedules to juggle, garden kicking into high gear, end of summer, beginning of the school year. You get the idea.  This happens to me every year.  I've come to just go with it, because really. I have no choice.

So with that in mind this image speaks a great deal to me.  It reminds me,  "Keep your talisman close to you.  Wear comfortable shoes, hold on tight, and enjoy the ride Who knows? Perhaps your favorite moments will be the little ones that along the way to the big ones. "  :)

Happy Friday.

Monday, July 16, 2012



Dragonflies are something I maybe see once a year. I've always considered myself lucky to spy one.   But this year seems to be different.  They seem to be everywhere.  I've seen several, nearly everyday, in different places, at home, at work. They even followed me on vacation.  (That's when I snapped this photo.) It's been curious thing.

Today, I decide to do a little research on these pretty insects, to learn more about their symbolism.   Perhaps the universe is trying to tell me something.

Here is what I found.
The meaning of a dragonfly changes with each culture. The main symbolisms of the dragonfly are renewal, positive force and the power of life in general. Dragonflies can also be a symbol of the sense of self that comes with maturity. Also, as a creature of the wind, the dragonfly frequently represents change. And as a dragonfly lives a short life, it knows it must live its life to the fullest with the short time it has - which is a lesson for all of us.

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Meaning_of_dragonfly_symbol#ixzz20qVq6IYw

Terribly interesting, and very timely for me.   Makes you go "hmmmmmmmm."

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Twice the effort, half the reward but it still counts.
Bianka 9 
Snakes 0
Moles 0
Mice 0