Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Totally Zen on Tuesday

I put down my book The Meaning of Zen, and see the cat smiling into her fur as she delicately combs it with her rough pink tongue.

"Cat, I would gladly lend you this book to study but it appears you have already read it."

She looks up and gives me her full gaze.

"Don't be ridiculous," she purrs, "I wrote it."

from "Miao" by Dilys Laing

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sunday Shadows

These are some shadow shots of Emily and another shot of our shadows that appeared on the wall behind. I thought these would be some good photos for a Shadow Shot Sunday, if you'd like to see more photos of shadows, look at http://heyharriet.blogspot.com.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Fingerprints on Friday

Nature gives so many fingerprints of God, just looking at the sky is a wonderful way to think about them. We had some huge thunderstorms and watched the lightening all over the sky one night. I had forgotten how beautiful it can be, although a little frightening. Another day, I managed to capture a rainbow and remembered it's God's promise, so the frightening storm of the day didn't seem to matter much then and it was very calming and peaceful. Later, while I was watering my little plants, I noticed a huge praying mantis and took that as a good sign. I guess it had to be big enough for me to notice since I nearly touched it before I realized it wasn't part of the plant! Then I have the beauty of pink lilies, which every other yard around here seems to have (even my mom has these!) I can't help but notice these on my walks around town and took this pretty bouquet shot in front of the library. They look like a bouquet just by the way they are planted and have long stems, a wonderful fingerprint of God that makes me go ahh, what a beautiful bouquet!