I am pretty excited about life today. I start a brand new job next week, that might just be a perfect fit for me. From the onset I am quite excited. Plus, today I started guitar lessons again for the first time in years. I still remember some, have a lot to relearn, and a world of music to discover.
Here's a picture of my guitar; his name is Luka. I am trying my best to push my life into a more positive light. Reading for fun and reading for my spirit. Taking pictures and taking the time to edit them. Relearning a fun activity. Life is what you make of it, to a degree, and I am trying to make it better.
7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Today is going to be a lazy sunday. I plan on studying for a test and watching movies. But I haven't taken pictures of Mr. Winks lately, so I thought I would take a few pictures of him today. I hope you enjoy.
So I may have been late to the party, but I still showed up. The Sunflowers bloomed weeks ago and I just found out. As soon as I heard I grabbed my camera and made a bee-line for Jarrettsville. And by Bee-Line, I mean it took twice as long as expected as I got horrible lost. For reference, here is last years sunflower field . I got there just in time last year.
I still got some great pictures, I just had to hunt around for a few lively sunflowers. The sky was lovely. As you can see I wasn't too late.
This is my favorite picture of the day, I love the dew drops.
These sunflowers are massive, several feet tall.
It took some work, but I got some pictures that give the illusion that the sunflowers are alive, while note capturing the huge rummage sale that was going on just to the left.
All in all, this has already been a successful day and it is only 9am.
So I have posted this picture twice, but it makes me feel sooo hopeful. You never know when you stop to take a picture, if you are going to capture an exceptional emotion....I was rushing to take this picture. I love it.
"28Comeuntome,all ye that labourand are heavy laden , and I will giveyourest.29Takemy yokeuponyou,andlearnofme;for I ammeekandlowly in heart:and ye shall findrest unto your souls.30Formyyoke is easy,andmyburdenislight."
On Saturday I visited Washington DC, none of the pictures I have posted have been from today.
I posted my previous two posts before the terrible tragedy that occurred this morning. Every-time a shooting occurs, my heart breaks. I mourn for those injured, killed, and their loved ones. It's easy to be blinded by your own pain, and forget about those around you. I don't know what prompts people to do such horrendous things, but I know that we all just need to love our neighbors a little more. Maybe reach out to those we love who are hurting a bit more. To be of service to those around us.
The washington monument was damaged in the 2011 earthquake. Slowly but surely they are patching cracks, and strengthening the structure. In light of the many tragedies that America has suffered over the years, I thought that these two pictures were poignant. We can't stop events in the past, but we can strive forward and try to create solutions. As a country I hope we can do so.
We got to see the white house. I must confess that Channing Tatum is my favorite actor, so I most definitely went to see the movie...more than once. Afterward I was determined to visit D.C.
When we first saw the White house in the distance, I didn't think we would be able to get closer then where the police car was. I was pleasantly delighted that we got to take better pictures.
Next we got to this barricade and could not find our way around it, to stand where the crowd was.
Thankfully we did, we got some gorgeous pictures. I love Washington D.C. It's too bad that I don't visit very often, I'll have to change that. It's just so easy to catch a metro into the city, my friends and I already have plans to go back.