Sunday Stills: Embrace

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This week’s Sunday Stills theme falls on Mother’s Day celebrated in the U.S. The theme is embrace (thanks to Hugh for the great theme idea)! 

To get you started, is my interpretation of embrace.

A photo of me and my dog Brodie last summer when we brought him home after two days in the Emergency Vet Hospital. Out of the blue he got extremely sick and was tested and diagnosed with a mild case of canine parvovirus, potentially deadly in young puppies and senior dogs.

I thought I would not see him alive after the veterinary staff took him away into isolation. His case was mild because he’d had a full round of vaccinations but still got sick.

When he came home that day, I clasped and cuddled him close to me. I love both my sweet pooches! Almost a year later and I cannot hug him enough!

Of course…

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Which Way Challenge: May 4, 2018

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Time for this week’s Which Way Photo Challenge from Cee’s Photography.

Here’s my take on it:

Sometimes, the sun is shining on the path:

Sometimes, it’s easy to get stuck on the path:

Sometimes, the path is down hill:

Sometimes, staying on the path is prudent:

Sometimes, the path is blocked:

My songs of the day are:

“Paths Of Victory” by Bob Dylan

“No Hidden Path” by Neil Young

“No Path To Follow” by The Chemical Brothers

“The Righteous Path” by Drive-By Truckers

“One Foot On The Path” by Kenny Wayne Shepherd

“So Many Paths” by Little River Band

“These Paths” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

“Paths Will Cross” by Josh Ritter

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Morningdew

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Morningdew makes flowers and butterflies even more beautiful.

I love the tiny droplets, do you?

Did you ever get up earlier to go out and admire the beautiful morning dew or take photos early in the morning?

Tell about it in the comments.

Have a wonderful day,

Karin

#morningdew #morningstory #morning #dew #droplets #photography #photo #waterdroplets #flower #flowers #flowerlovers #fotosbykarin #KarinRavasio

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Happy sunday

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Enjoy the sunshine, the wonderful flowers and growing nature.

Let love and positivity in your heart.

Be grateful for the little things in your life. Relax.

Spread positive words, love and laughter.

Happy sunday to everyone.

#happy #happysunday #motivation #photography #naturephotography #sun #fotosbykarin #karinravasio

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Frozen Waterfalls and Other Snowy Beauties

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Here in the NC mountains we have been experiencing colder than usual temperatures for extended period of times. As much as I detest my face hurting when I walk outside, the frozen beauty the single digits bring is almost worth it. My hubby and I started the year off with a couple of chilly hikes. It was so cold my phone stopped working mid-hike and had to be warmed up before I could take more pictures. So these aren’t my best work but I risked hand frost-bite to get them! I’ve coupled the pictures with some motivational quotes to get the year started right!

“The most successful people are those who are good at plan B.”~James Yorke

frozentombranchfalls photocred:cperciaccanto             Tom Branch Falls

“If you want your dreams to come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.”      ~J.M. Power

snow trees photocred:cperciaccanto…

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Appreciation post

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Hello!

How are you all?

I decided to start posting Appreciation Posts dedicated to people/animals/stuff i admire and appreciate.

Today… my 1st Appreciation goes to Kash. Kash is my horse. I’ve had him for 4 years now. He’s my therapist, my friend, my buddy… he’s more than an animal/pet.

I Love you Kasho!


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Weathered: Lava’s Journey to the Bottoms of My Feet

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Originally posted on Second Wind Leisure Perspectives:
Although our week on the Big Island of Hawaii is nearing its end, I managed to incorporate our visit to Volcanoes National Park into the Weekly Photo challenge: Weathered. Where did the sand of…

Growth is Intentional

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Deciding to sail in BajaThere is nothing like a new year to inspire us to reflect on personal growth.

Whatever makes you uncomfortable is your biggest opportunity for growth. Bryant McGill

I haven’t posted anything about my windsurf journey in a while, so this seemed like a great time to demonstrate my growth in the sport of windsurfing. I have to push myself a little as I write this because this is one area of my leisure choices that is lacking.

In the above image of me in Baja, Mexico in January 2016, you can see the hesitation and uncertainty in my body language as I get set to tackle shore break waves slightly over my head. Sailing in the ocean is a scary proposition and I have used this same image with the Eleanor Roosevelt quote on several of my social media accounts.

Face your fears. Windsurfing in Baja, Mexico.

Because this does scare me even now!

But not willing…

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