Showing posts from July, 2015

Seeing Beyond the Imperfections

“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we're all in this together.”  - Brene Brown
Some would look upon this flower and see only the imperfections. But for me, the worn and tattered petals tell a story that only proves to enhance the inner beauty that radiates outward. This inner beauty shines so brightly that it makes everything around it more vibrant and alive with energy. Those so called imperfections, they give this flower character and set it apart from any other. Which in my book, makes it a one of a kind treasure. And that is how we should see everything & everyone... perfectly imperfect. You are uniquely you, and that is why I love you. Yes, you! 

Stars of Fire

“Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.”  - William Shakespeare: Hamlet
Here's an image I captured last weekend at a nursery in Barrie, Ontario. They had quite a selection, and I took quite a few shots, but this one is my favorite. The warmth and detail make me think of love. It just makes me happy to gaze upon this image, and remember. So, I thought I'd share it with you. Enjoy! 

Life is Buggy

One day life is happy & beautiful...
The next day, the universe lands a bug smack dab in the middle of it all! 

Bugs come in all shapes and sizes, and none of us are immune to them. It's how we choose to deal with them that really counts. Do we let that bug dissect our lives and make us think we need to divide and eliminate in order to conquer? Or do we dissect the bug, see what it's made of, and realize it isn't as scary as we thought? Most bugs aren't. 

"It always seems impossible until it's done." - Nelson Mandela

Mae's Lily

Meeting His Mother
Nerves & Hugs & Gardens, oh my! 
Recently I had the privilege to be taken home to meet his mother.  That's something I haven't had to do in so long, and I was so completely nervous. Just ask +Brandon Luk and he'll tell you, I was wigging out. Does anyone use that term anymore? I mean how old does that make me? Anyway, I digress... I was taken to the absolutely adorable town of Kingston, Ontario and walked up the sidewalk to the second of his childhood homes, where he rang the doorbell, and I waited.

It seemed as if it took forever for her to get to the door, and I wasn't sure how to greet her. I'm a hugger by nature, but different cultures do different things, and I didn't want to offend, so when I walked in I greeted her with a smile, a "nice to meet you", and when I shook her hand she reached in for the most amazing hug ever and gave me the sweetest smile. I loved her instantly! And then I saw how warmly she greeted her son…

The Path is Straight

The B&W Project
Week 14/26: Architecture
#BWProject26 | +Tisha Montgomery+Brandon Luk+Alison Christensen & +Lauri Novak

Choose to see the path in front of you...