CopyrightAll content on this blog is copyright protected.~ask permission to use my content (including re-blogging)
Margaret Barry Settlement House
I am a perennial optimist
I Am Becoming the Me I Was Born To BeAs I journey through this part of my life I have discovered my next mountain. The key is to be the me I want to be in the world, as my gift back to God.
- An umbrella can tell you a lot about a fella
- Dreams are illustrations – part 2 of 2
- Dreams are illustrations – part 1 of 2
- Yesterday’s troubles
- A bag of tools
- How did you pick your major or career path?
- In our hearts we all long
- My son, the writer
- Big Chill/Love Story
- What are you planting this spring?
- Did Dorothy choose wisely? what about Scarecrow?
- Are you down or tired or overwhelmed?
Search by word. To search by tag, scroll to footer.
- education and career
- Family Life and Issues
- food and recipes
- Health and exercise
- Heartwarming or humorous stories
- Misc blogger activities
- Positive Thinking
- Sketches, quilts, photography
- Writing and Literature
Jesus is the source of my joy
Smiling Jesus: by Frances Hook
Tags9/11 Awards blogging bullying Christmas compassion Courage de-clutter education exercise Faith Faith finances food and recipes Frank Lloyd Wright Friendship God Health and exercise hope house humor inspiration Joy joy-forwarding Life literature Marriage nature ocean Optimism organization perennial optimist politics postaday2011 postaweek2011 prayer relaxation school Share Your World Sunday Sketches, quilts, photography stress technology tutoring weeklyphotochallenge writing
Candle Lighter Award: To find other awards, click on awards button in header bar.
Participating in Share Your World Sunday
Participating in 101 things in 1001 days
Blog of the Year Award
Tag Archives: weeklyphotochallenge
Weekly Photo Challenge: Through. The WordPress weekly photo challenge for 3/23 was Through. this photo was taken through an arch area at Taliesin West, designed by world-famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual. The 3/16 challenge is to post photo(s) that are in some way unusual. The photo below is of a simple red parking meter. The concept behind it is not one bit simple ~ it is beautiful and … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast. This photo was taken near where my niece and my sister-in-law play hockey at an indoor arena. I love how the colors and light, clouds, and shadow contrast in the gorgeous photo of the sky. I … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Distorted.The challenge this week is the topic of distorted. When I think of that word I initially think of something misshapen or perhaps grotesque. In light of my recent tour of Taliesin West~ designed by the brilliant … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Indulge. I love to “give in” to my desire to go for a lovely walk through a pretty path in the woods beside a lovely lake. It fills my heart with joy. .
Weekly Photo Challenge: Regret. Regrets are often expressed in terms of paths not taken, things not said, and time not spent letting people know how much you love them. So for the times I could have spent in the company … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Hope. When I think of hope I think of many things. But they all revolve around the ardent belief that: goodness will triumph over evil; that no matter how dark the evening there will be light—from the … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Simple. I did not take art in elementary school. Art class was a special treat on Friday afternoons in my early elementary years. But art time also meant the best reader in the class had the joyous … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Peaceful. Being near water always makes me feel peaceful. The water seems to take on God’s rhythm. That was the sensation I had as I walked around the lake in this photo. You can read more about … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Launch. Launching a new project. It is called the Joy-Forwarding Project. Here is the link that was the genesis http://believeanyway.wordpress.com/2012/01/07/joy-forwarding-challenge/. It is one of my daily projects for 2012. You are welcome to join via the link. … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Winter. This is a photo of a dust storm from this summer here in the Phoenix area. We don’t get the amazing blizzards down here in Phoenix. I surely grew up with them, though, in MN and … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Self Portrait. I did not want to post a photo of myself and I certainly cannot draw a picture of a person—especially of myself. I can do charcoal drawings of pumpkins, seashells, apples, gourds, vases, and onions. … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration 12/9/11. It is Advent and then it will be Christmas. I know, we all know that. But that is what I am celebrating this month. So I am putting this picture in. It is a photo … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Breakfast. This photo challenge was from 11/18/11. I am finally getting around to it now! My initial plan was to make a lovely brunch one weekend morning and post a series of photographs of bacon, eggs, pancakes, … Continue reading
This time of year we can be especially aware of the role that food places in our celebrations. In the process of posting photos of my sketches I have been reminded of how deeply rewarding it was to draw them. … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting.12/2/11 I can wait all I want. But in Phoenix there will never be a huge pile of snow for sledding. However—yesterday it actually snowed in Scottsdale. That is a northern suburb of Phoenix—about 25 miles from … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting.Gosh–I am late posting this response to the photo challenge. It is still Advent though. And we are still awaiting Christmas. I finally downloaded this photo of my Manger Mantel into my computer so I can post … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Family. Here we are over the summer. Not the best shot of us—but the point is we had an absolutely delightful time.
Some days I just have a bit of the doldrums. For part of today, that has been the case. Wasn’t feeling down or depressed or upset. But I needed to see something I had never seen before. I didn’t KNOW … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Wonder. When I think of a photo of wonder I think of photos of sights that left you drop jaw amazed. I am not saying my photos are in and of themselves stunning. I am still not … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows. I considered posting a picture from inside a building looking out a window. Instead I am posting a picture looking at a house showing the window and a gorgeous tree full of fall colors up against … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Hidden. This photo was not taken by me but I am just so captivated by it….the lighting, the color, the gorgeous stones…..I just had to include it. All credit goes to the photographer. But as far as … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Opportunity. When I think of the word opportunity I think of many things. Perhaps because of when I grew up, I do think of the space program in it’s infancy. I was a starry eyed kid—and no … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Possibility. As far as I am concerned, God is the Author of all that is filled with Possibilities…He is the giver of promise…He is my everything. So when I saw the weekly photo challenge I wanted to … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Comfort. here are my kitties being sweet and snuggly. They comfort each other and all of us with their oh so snuggly ways.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Sunset. I took this pretty photo while looking into my backyard. The wall in the photo is what we have instead of fences–block walls….
Weekly Photo Challenge: Fall. Even though I am in the south now, I still get to enjoy a bit of fall colors and fall weather even if it is through photos sent to me!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Faces. I thought about getting clever and doing gemstones, or multiple skyscrapers or clocks. But upon further reflection I decided to post a group shot that shows the faces of some of my favorite people. If I … Continue reading
My tree; my ribbon; my heartelt prayers;