february 15, 2017

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“All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” ~ Walt Disney

 

shadows

 

All the years I’ve walked by Barker Hall only recently did I noticed the KSC sign. I thought maybe it stood for Kentucky State College, but UK was never called that. We were Kentucky University A&M for a time, and just Kentucky University, but to my knowledge we were never Kentucky State College. So, I don’t know what it means (maybe someone reading this will enlighten me). In any case, attached to Barker Hall is Buell Armory where military students gather and practice. I was mighty proud walking by there today because this morning our shero was accepted to the Kentucky Honor Flight in May. All the more exciting is that we’ll be having lunch at the Women’s Memorial; a place she never thought she’d get to see in which she is represented. She deserves this recognition for her service. These honor flights are incredible gifts to veterans, and the very kind gentleman I spoke with on the phone today had me in tears describing the experience, for the vets, their guardians (me), and even for himself. Unfortunately, our hero is too ill to make the trip or we would make this a full family affair. I don’t want to jinx it, so if you’re the praying sort, say a prayer that our shero’s health holds up so she can go. If you’re the burning sage sort, fire it up. If you’re a well wishing, candle burning, blessings abound sort, we’ll take those, too. Here’s to honoring our shero. 

october 24, 2014

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“Love your people. Tell them how much they mean to you.
Life can wear them down so lift them up…Try hard to leave nothing unsaid.
As awful as it is when we lose them, it will make you feel so much better.”
~ Angie Bliss Fanning

 

bursting with color
bursting with color

 

My walks after work are beautiful this time of year. A low sun in clear skies make the colors hyper-real. Hurray for a warm and happy Friday.

october 21, 2013

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I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.
~ Louisa May Alcott

pedestrian fall
pedestrian fall

I worked a tired work day, but on my way to the car I realized I hadn’t time to think about today’s photo, let alone snap the shutter. Just then I stopped, looked about, then took a few steps back. I snapped a single shot (above) thinking, “I used to pay attention more, and cool things seemed to find me.” No sooner did the thought cross my mind that I looked down, and there it was: this tiny dog thing – a keepsake of some sort – leaning against a UK sign. I walked past it without a glance before I stepped back to photograph Barker Hall. I smiled, and said ‘thank you’ to the universe. It matters when you stop, even if it’s just for a moment. I’m eternally grateful for the reminder.

lost dog
lost dog