Saturdays are great. Hubby is home and we eat breakfast TOGETHER!! Woo-hoo! I think I'll make Chocolate Gravy and biscuits. Mmmmm, Mmmmn, Good!
Sometimes, when I feel up to it, we go somewhere like Lowe's, or Wal-Mart. I use to love to go junkin'. No more. Got enough junk. And walking isn't worth the pain. However, if it ever cools down in Oklahoma, I plan to take a walk every day and take photos as I go.
For the "Snippets and Snaps" in my post title, I invite you click on my little collection of thumbnail photos (below), and read the little snippets I write beneath each snapshot. Click on the photo and it will enlarge for you. I'm by no means a professional, or as good a photographer as my granddaughter, Bethany. However, I do have a discerning eye for visualizing the extraordinary in an ordinary moment.
So, grab a cup of java and go visit SelahV's Pics and see if you agree. After all, it's Saturday. If my hammock looked like this, I might be tempted to take an afternoon nap.
I thought about entering a photography contest today. The subject was "happiness". To be honest, I searched all my photos stored on this computer and came up with a couple that pictured an obvious happiness--happiness that anyone would recognize as happiness.
This is one taken when I took Haylee to visit her cousins in Texas for the afternoon. We went to International House of Pancakes for supper. The girls giggled all through supper. They were overjoyed to be with one another. A happy moment. Their happiness--lotsa hugs.
Then there's the one with Brooklyn showing Haylee and Kinsey her "happy tree" on top of Mt. Scott. It's the first time she has been able to go to her favorite spot with her cousins. This tree is special. She told Haylee and Kinsey that it is where her daddy would take her and have a picnic before he died. It was a happy spot. Her "happiness" must be shared.
This picture is one of my granddaughter, Kinsey, on the top of Mt. Scott. She didn't want to climb on the boulders with her cousins and sister anymore. She wanted to play with the pebbles. So she sat down in the gravel-rich parking lot and made pathways with her hands. Contented. Her happiness is in smaller things.
This is a wind tunnel experience at the mall. The girls begged me to put them in the machine that whirls the air around with gale-force winds. Happiness is a whirlwind.
My happiness? Well, it's all of the above and more. It's getting an email today from my oldest granddaughter, Bethany. Next October she will be having my third great-grandchild. God has granted her wish--we're getting another G-I-R-L!! Happiness is something we look forward to--something we can't always capture in a picture.
Happiness is a lot of things. Little things. Insignificant things. Everyday things. It doesn't take something huge for happiness to exist. It is an outpouring of a heart filled with love and joy. The swing that connects with a ball and hits a line drive and affords a runner to make a double. A touchdown. At times it can be a temporal--fleeting thing. But happiness is worth pursuing. And worth looking for, don't you think? How about you? Do you have a happiness photo you'd like to share? I'd love to see it.
I went blog-surfing and found a gem of a photo that I thought truly captured happiness, too. Click HERE and tell me if you agree. I don't know the people in that photo, but it was obvious to me that they were happy. Who wouldn't be when a newborn baby arrives? How about you? Do you have happiness photo? selahV
It's peaceful. Serene. Great places to eat. Take a virtual tour of Medicine Park, Oklahoma. Medicine Park is growing. They are rebuilding, renovating, and creating scenic walks, lodging, and more wonderful places to eat. If you want a wonderful relaxing vacation where you can camp, hike, swim in lakes, fish, explore gift shops, visit the nearby Holy City, drive through the reservation and photograph buffalo, longhorn and scenery--then this is the place for you. As a writer, it lends itself to simply rest, listen to God's still small voice and restore your soul. Here's one place (/link) worth checking out for lodging.
I find this to be a photographer's dream. So many niches, scenes, and splendor.
Atop Mt. Scott. [Click on photos to enlarge]
Quaint places to eat.
AND...if the serenity is too much for you, you can drive a mere 15 minutes to Lawton/Ft. Sill area for all kinds of restaurants, or a wonderful waterpark, Native Sun.
I like it. It is an oasis for me to visit this little village area. I cannot go there without feeling the peace of God. But then, I am a simple kind of person. selahV