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Pause by Estela Caballero

Yeah, that’s right…


Life doesn’t stop just because you went away

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If perception is reality, here’s to making your own!  The two pictures below show a Dahlia, the same flower, just seconds apart.

Fresh Looks

Definition of perception (n)


[ pər sépshən ]

Perceiving: the process of using the senses to acquire information about the surrounding environment or situation

  1. result of perceiving: the result of the process of perception
  2. impression: an attitude or understanding based on what is observed or thought

I’m not that great of a photographer.  It’s the lessons and the insight gained that keep me interested.  I get lucky every once in a while and take a shot that amazes.  This one of the Dahlia flower above isn’t one of them.

I had been cutting off the flowers run over by the lawnmower wheels to give the buds some additional energy for the short lived blooms.

It was still a beautiful flower laying there on the gravel.  I picked it up and held it to the sky.  Take a step back.  Crouch down.  Hold something you’ve come to see one way in a different light or press it up against the sky.  We can all benefit from fresh perspective.

If perception is reality– make your own!



What’s in your backyard right now?

What's in your backyard right now?

One of my goals for this site was to encourage others to live life to the fullest each day. Recognize and appreciate the beauty, kindness and love sometimes lost in the ordinary. Explore your world— don’t wait for that vacation. Do it now. You won’t be sorry! I’d love to hear and see about your local treasures. These beautiful blossoms are what I found 🙂

Hummingbird chaser

Hummingbird chaser

This sphinx or hawk moth had me fooled for several months. I was proudly announcing to anyone who would listen that my garden attracted hummingbirds.

They are not hummingbirds but they are beautiful 🙂



Yes we are common

Common indeed

The house that gives shelter

Common no deed

Yes we are common

The petals that grace

The round of my core

So commonplace

Yes we are common

The people within

Ill fitting clothes

Cars without rims

So ever common

Leave pride at the door

If you are the common

Who needs more