Oh such beautiful winter days we're having.
Sunlight and cool air.
Warm sun rays.
A few flowers bobbing around.
It's been so hard to come here because my camera has not been working.
It's given me a whole year of grief but the last few months were the worst.
My beloved professional camera who has been through so much.
Rebuilt after I dropped it. Years of pics.
A new motherboard.
But now it has ceased to exist and a new fellah has taken its place.
Yep, new camera days are here.
So, here we go, let's see how this bad boy works.
It has me chasing sunsets...
Noticing all the different shades of green.
Looking for all different kinds of sunlight.
Paparazzi-ing the 35 little birds that live in my rose arbor.
Watching clouds and snow and...
Of course, harassing my beloved children.
Watching the little guardian.
Ears up, ready to pounce.
Little birds lined up on electrical wires.
And you can imagine my glee when the sky turns purple and neon pink.
Snap, and snap.
Fire light through bushes.
Candy sky dreams.
And garden twinkle lights.
So, here we go.
A new camera era & fresh snaps for the bloglette.
I'm iffy about change, although embracing it more as I get older.
Still, a new camera investment is always a crazy adventure.
Sooooo, it should be fun.
I'll be back to enjoying taking photos & sharing them with you.
Instagram is easy to get used to, just a phone pic and you post, voila.
You can find me there all the time.
But actually taking your camera out for picture taking is a whole different kind of experience.
Is it becoming a lost art in the age of phone pic ease?
I had forgotten how incredible it is.
The days have been so dreamy here, great weather.
Not hot, but sunny and cool.
I watched Bright Lights on HBO did you?
It was so good and heartbreaking.
Then I followed it up with Carrie Fisher's stage production of Wishful Drinking.
I was left very pensive after watching those two back to back.
(I watched them through Amazon with the HBO add on)
At how much we have to embrace and love every little morsel of life.
How fleeting it all is.
Living life as full as we can is everything.
That's why I spent a bunch of cash on winter flowers.
But really, it's true.
Find things that will bring you joy and do them.
Not to get all wacky weird, but once when I was around 18 or 19 I had my first traumatic break up where I totally lost myself. But that break up turned out to be the best thing ever ever ever because I was so sad that I was forced to get off the floor and find myself or die from pain.
And so I searched and searched.
And finally one day I asked myself, Vanessa, what would you like to do today?
What would make you happy?
And so I put canvases all over the floor of my garage and splattered paint.
I even put paint on my feet and ran all over the canvases.
Then I went to the garden center and bought tons of plants.
And thus started my journey with the healing power of the garden.
The point is, I stopped and asked myself the question.
What would you like to do today, what do you enjoy?
Not what do you want to do with your life.
But what would you like to do in this moment.
I think that's how you build a map to yourself.
You find all the things you love in life, and no matter how your world might get rocked...
You can easily go back to those things that your heart loves.
It's important to have a youness that you can turn to.
Don't you agree Eunice? ;-)
In the Words of Meryl...
"As my friend, the dear departed Princess Leia, said to me once,
'Take your broken heart, make it into art.' "
Heart art for always I say.
Broken or not.
For a healthy heart, make art!!
That's my newly, just now invented, motto.
Insert copyright, haha!
Wanna join me?
I'm gonna write it on my wall asap.
Ok so, have a fabbbb day!
And now I can be back sooner since I have a new partner in crime.
A dandy lil' photograph snapper to help document my adventures.