Sometimes it’s best to go with the wind…

I remind myself

Many times a day, a week,

To accept what I can’t control.

To accept what I can’t change.

I remind myself to let life flow

To take advantage of winds of change

And use change to move forward.

I remind myself life is richer

When I embrace the flows of my life.

Sturdy enough to handle the winds of incoming weather changes. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Skilled at using the winds to move to and from as a community. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Lifestyle contrasts…

The cats on this quaint street in Miami easily roamed from backyard to sites around the neighborhood. The dog was too large to fit between the fence rails ensuring it’s limited experiences. The differences in their demeanor were striking to me.

Cat trying to hide it’s presence as it birdwatches. It was happy to expose itself when people came near so they could get him/her. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Cat enjoying socializing with passer-bys. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

This dear dog looked totally bored and yearning for more in life. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Never ending…

Could not help myself. HAD to do two more revisions. Guess one is never satisfied with one’s artwork? My photographs that aren’t perfect lead me to making more photographs. But with painting I have a new option of being able to revise……..which is both great and obsessive. I declare this done now.

Final painting of Bonnet House Courtyard. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Second revision; but didn’t like the super heavy Palm leaf in the center. Also wanted more building showing. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Painting with paint instead of light…

Have only painted a few times. This is first piece in over ten years. Opinions welcome. I have four more sessions at the Bonnet House courtyard, the perfect setting as seen in this piece.

Organized, more than less….

Yesterday I upgraded to WordPress’s Business plan only because I desperately wanted to organize my “categories” so they’re arranged more logically. Also I renamed some categories to be more appropriate. Hopefully this is a help for readers.

I realized as I was working that I tend to over categorize posts; so my goal is to limit a post’s categories to  a couple instead of many.  IF ANYONE HAS IDEAS on how to make my blog better, please let me know!! I always welcome your feedback.

I began my blog in 2010 so I suppose every eight years it’s due for cleanup. Sigh. WordPress recommends doing this every year!

FYI: In the business plan you can not only reorder and merge categories but you can take a tag, such as “birds” and turn it into a category!! Great tool. Thank you WordPress.

A creative optimist’s apparition…

Most people see a puddle with a little weedy grass growing out of a crack in the sidewalk/pavement. When I walked past this spot I saw a miniature island paradise complete with sunshine peaking out of a few clouds in blue skies. I am ever the optimist. I look imaginatively at people and things.

Puddle or someone’s paradise? I must get out the microscope; but risk being run over. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Deceptive appearance…

With sufficient concealment the Sun’s arrival through the cloud covered sky resembles the Moon. Dense cloud cover allowed me to aim my camera directly at the Sun as it appeared to weave in and out of the rapid moving clouds. Unswerving witness to nature’s forte.

Morning sun revealing itself through the moving clouds. Copyright 2017, Pamela Breitberg

Sun rising higher in sky has enough energy to be seen behind dark storm clouds. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

warning, selfish promotion…

In the case you haven’t looked at my Buy a Book page I have recently made my blog posts available for purchase as a book. I have my copy and it’s wonderful.

NEW: For a SPECIAL gift you may now purchase “Miracles Respectfully Preserved”, a collection of my blog posts from 2010 through 2014. Blook order of Miracles Respectfully Preserved.  This book is paperback and also available as an E book!

AND THERE’S MORE: A second volume is also now available for purchase, “Miracles Respectfully Preserved”, a collection of my blog posts from 2015 through 2016. It is available in paperback and as an E-book.  Blook order of Volume 2 of Miracles Respectfully Preserved

Tender admiration…

All images are closeups of a memorial bouquet for someone I knew too briefly.

A fallen petal reminds me of a dear fallen friend. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Pink was her favorite color. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Like these petals she possessed a gentle uniqueness. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Her daughter inherited her kind heart. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Shades of love. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Passions were many. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Warm memories of someone who warmed many hearts. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg