Sunday, October 30, 2011

Word of the Week:Change


"Change is the only thing that makes life happen."

“It is possible for everything and nothing to change,  all in a single moment.”

A couple of quotes I wrote myself, over the years. 

Change is necessary in life, even if it's something that can be scary at times.

Without change, life can become stagnant, repetitious and boring.

With Autumn's changing scene finally showing up, here in Interior BC; I thought it was a good time to once again reflect on the power of change.

Here's to good changes, new beginnings and interesting challenges.
It keeps things fresh, doesn't it? :<)

Wishing You a Very Happy Week!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Word of the Week: Orange

I love the color orange! One of my all-time favorite colors.

And what better time of year to celebrate the color orange than Autumn?

The color of energy, warmth, creativity...when I'm wearing orange, it always makes me feel more upbeat and happy too.

I've been considering this jacket over at LL Bean in a beautiful deep orange, what do you think?


Here are some of my favorite photos, featuring the color orange:

These are all file photos because the colors here are still pretty bland. Mostly mossy greens and browns to look at. Definitely a late start this year, to all the beautiful fall colors.

Do you love orange too? Please share your reasons why.


And some interesting information about the color: orange, from the Color Wheel Pro site:

"Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.
To the human eye, orange is a very hot color, so it gives the sensation of heat. Nevertheless, orange is not as aggressive as red. Orange increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an invigorating effect, and stimulates mental activity. It is highly accepted among young people. As a citrus color, orange is associated with healthy food and stimulates appetite. Orange is the color of fall and harvest. In heraldry, orange is symbolic of strength and endurance.
Orange has very high visibility, so you can use it to catch attention and highlight the most important elements of your design. Orange is very effective for promoting food products and toys."

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Word of the Week: Sparkle (a haiku too!)


sparkles on the waves

a dazzling sight to behold

adding some magic! 

We all need some sparkle in our lives.

The boost, the muse, the beauty....that makes it all come together and seem more worthwhile.

Sparkle can take on many forms. It's an interesting word to contemplate I think.

This dazzling photo courtesy of Selma in the City. I just love it!

I've also got it dazzling my desktop background.
Reminding me to keep looking and adding "sparkle" wherever and whenever I can.

Here's to a Week of Sparkle and Magic!

PS: Mr. Cheddar, Feline Blogger and Fearless Bug Warrior, has posted a new product review that has some rather sparkling content too. Actually it's kinda catty LOL. You can read it here.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Word of the Week: Pets

What would the world be like, our lives be like, without pet friends to share it with? Hard to imagine when you love them as much as I have, for so many years.

 I thought it would be nice to feature the word: pets this Thanksgiving weekend. To remember all the furry friends that I have been so thankful for. For all the love, fun and entertainment they've brought into my life.

Right now, we only have Mr. Cheddar but look forward to the day (hopefully soon) when a "herd" LOL of cats is once again a reality.

For many, many years I had 4 cats: Prince Theo (aka Prince Porkie), Little Lois, Tasha and Mitzi. Four seems like such a perfect number as they always have a snuggling partner. And it was fun x 4, watching them. I miss them all, so very much.

I know Mr. Cheddar would like another feline companion too. He mourned the passing of  Mitzi for a long time. He was so sad when she passed, two years ago. It was amazing really, watching him during this time. So sad but so touching too.

For all the pet-lovers reading this, please give your pets a hug from me this week. They are precious family members. And ones we should never take for granted.
They leave us much too soon.

Happy Thanksgiving! Headbonks from the Ched too. :<)


This is a poem I wrote for Mr.Cheddar a few years ago.

I had dreams about Mr. Cheddar for weeks before we got him. And there he was, the only orange cat, waiting for us at the Shelter that day. Apparently he had been "passed over" many times, because he wasn't good-looking enough, so the attendents told us! Oh, if they could only see him now eh?

He had a very tough life before we got him it seems. He's still scared of any unusual noises and can't go outside except in a carrier, he really panics.

I'm glad he has found his way to a safe and loving home after all that.


Ode to Mr. Cheddar

Mr. Cheddar, what a guy.
He’s the apple, of my eye.
Fair of face and coat of shine.
Being with us; by design?
Mr. Cheddar, you aim to please.
You melt my heart.
And run like the breeze.
What did we do when you weren’t here?
So glad you were waiting.
Goodbye to despair.
Mr. Cheddar, my little man.
Eyes so green.
With many a fan.
You are a survivor of sad, suffering ways.
Still your heart remained open.
To happy times, better days.
Mr. Cheddar, I saw you there.
In my dreams, you would sit and stare.
Waiting for your time of release.
Now you are safe and far from grief.
Never again to be hungry or sad.
You’ve come home.
We are so glad.
“Ode to Mr. C” © 2008 Geraldine Hartman
Photo of Mr. Cheddar © 2008 Geraldine Hartman

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Word of the Week: Wisdom

"People live like birds in the woods.
When the time comes, each must take flight."

Chinese proverb



I really like this proverb. A lot of wisdom in so few words.

I also love this gorgeous bird photo.

My thanks to Rachael over at Hummingbird Hollow for sharing this beauty from her world.

Here's to a week filled with wisdom, insights and inspiration.
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