"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it
is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of
course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want
to escape from these things." ~T. S. Eliot

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you
did, but people will NEVER forget how you make them feel ~ Maya Angelou

I've always been drawn to things that display class, glamour, and beauty

Song of the Day

August 22, 2009

Curiousity Got Me..For the Color Red

When you think of the word RED, what pops in your head this very instant? Do you think of Love...Peace...War...Violence...Anger...

I got a little curious the other day so I googled Red and the first line it read..”RED IS HOT” “RED IS A STRONG COLOR THAT CONJURES UP A RANGE OF EMOTIONS FROM PASSIONATE TO VIOLENCE AND WARFARE”

As I contemplate in some of your galleries I will see something I like and I'll click on it and then I stopped myself and wonder why I am drawn to this photo..and there it is just a hint of red in it and as I go thru all the photos, the red does capture my attention..Funny how one color can make you feel so many emotions inside and yet it means Love/Hate, Peace/War, Happiness/Anger, opposites of each other, Funny, huh?

What do you feel when you see the color RED? I hope you find the time to comment for me, I am curious and how other people see RED.

If you'd like to see my Journal for this feature here is the Link

August 06, 2009

Posting for the Photo Assignment!


Photo Assignment

Brett and Amber in Manhattan

Photo Effects. Bus Stop Lights

A Photography Tip of the Day

An article I would like to share with you, it's from Adorama (the photography equipment store) it has tips to help beginners and to remind the more experienced enthusiasts.
Take a look! "100 Photography Tips in 100 Days"

July 31, 2009

July 29, 2009

From Delray Beach

I call this "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant"inspired from a Billy Joel song! Photobucket

Delray Beach, Florida

When I was asked a few weeks ago to come and join them at the beach, I was extremely excited about going, getting the sunrise pictures and going on photo shoot ride down the beach just sounded like fun to me.
I packed our bags (Ryleigh and I) and headed down south to beautiful Delray Beach!
There was such a quaint feel in this town, everyone was so pleasant, in the morning when we walked down to the ocean, lot of morning walkers and have you ever noticed when people are out at that hour of the morning people are so friendly, maybe it the new day, fresh air and knowing that you are in present of people that want the same things as you do.
We were at the beach by 6:30 AM, and got there just before the sun was coming up from the clouds. It was such a feeling of hope, a new begining, a reason to live!
Here are some photos from my trip.(I have more, but haven't edited them yet so there will be more later!)


July 15, 2009

Note Book

This is where I get my inspiration from, when I'm trying to get that look! The street scenes the water scene..all just full of Love, Passion, and Romance!!

When you say nothing at all!

I Have Always Loved This Song!

July 11, 2009

Libiamo Ne' Lieti Calici

"Decreases to us" is what it means.
Domingo, Carreras And Pavarotti in the Three Tenors concert 1994

Libiamo ne'lieti calici (Drinking Song) is the most famous duet from Verdi's La traviata, perhaps one of the most well known fragments of opera around the world, and an obligatory performance (as is this opera itself) for any great tenor. The song is categorised as a Brindisi, which encourages alcoholic drinking. Those who have performed it include Luciano Pavarotti, Giuseppe di Stefano, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Enrico Caruso, and many others. The words were written by Francesco Maria Piave.
If you would like to see the words to the song they are here

I got a couple of giggles out of this and to see 3 men with such a passion for music art, it shows that people come in all kind of packages..

June 30, 2009

Ryleigh Girl

She won't stand still, thats why the blur..
Ryleigh Girl, originally uploaded by pswood40.

Reading and Cup of Tea

Been sick with a fever for 2 days, today I feel more like myself, so I had bought this book after being told about it, so I started reading it and drank my Hot lemon tea..

Reading and Cup of Tea, originally uploaded by pswood40.

June 08, 2009

Happy 24th Anniversary

Today 24 years ago I was 23 years old, I was getting ready to marry Rick, and starting a new chapter in life.
This morning I was up very early 4:30AM, made coffee and logged onto the computer to check messages and emails.
Rick got up and we're sitting here drinking our coffee, watching the news and were now both logged onto our computers and they said the date for the day and I didn't catch it, but Rick did and yelled "Happy Anniversary!", Wow I have to admit I totally forgot the anniversary! OOPS
While talking he confessed to he'd forgotten but we'll go for dinner tonight to make up for the forgetfulness!
I did get a new fan for my back patio, so I'm happy, when your married that long, I guess just still together means alot.
I really don't have a photo of me and Rick together so here we are!
The Song of the day was the song we had wanted at the wedding! Truly by Lionel Richie

May 28, 2009

The Begining of Summer

Ahh, yes the end of the school year the begining of Summer. Most people will plan their family vacation, put kids in programs and parents waiting for the school year to begin.

We'll be planing a vacation, were going to check out the libary for some programs for Ryleigh, and then the school shopping and her returning to a new school next year.

Yes I'm alittle nervous but for Ryleigh she doesn't even know..we have talked to her to let her know she'll be going to a new school but all she says "Ride the school bus!" So I'm not going to worry about it and enjoy our summer.
Everyday she gets notes in her planner and then some paper work, so last night while I was looking thru her folder there was a packet from Ms Kristin, her Occupational Therapist who we absolutely love, and there are list of things for us to incorporate in her routine for the summer here is the list that was sent home.


Here are just some of things will be doing this summer
*Upper Extremity Strengthening
Dusting table, she love this one and cleaning window!
drawing on chalkboard, which she is more than willing to do.
*Bilateral Coordination
buttons or other fasteners
folding towels and clothers
*Visual Perceptual Motor Skills
Magna Doodle, which she has about 6 of them
tracing pictures, words, letters, shapes.
*Eye Hand Coordination
pop bubbles floating in air with finger tips
batting and hitting beach balls
*Fine Motor Skills
play dough activities..oh yeah! outside we will be doing this
cutting items such as play dough, sandpaper sponges
Hop scotch
standing on one leg for 5-10 sec

There is so much more we need to do but I think I've made my point.

Having a child with a disablity has really enlighten me to how a child needs to be taught and the process of teaching the child in the way he or she may have to learn.
I am so proud of my little girl and she has taken big huge steps in this process this school year.

We love all our children and want to protect them from the world and from the bullies of the world but I got an email from Ms Everson some while back stating "I don't think you need to worry about Ryleigh, she takes up for herself and doesn't let anybody bully her."
Wow I thought, this shy little girl, guess she's going to be just fine.

May 27, 2009

Morning Sunshine!

This morning when I was waiting with Ryleigh, I seen this glowing thru the trees and automatically starting looking thru my viewfinder to get the sun just inbetween the leaves and tree, and here is what I was able to capture.

This reminds me of when I was young, and we had this awesome weeping willow tree at the back of our property that I use to go out and spend time under, reading a book or just wanting to be alone, even back than I liked my alone time!
The sun would glissen through the branches and leaves like this, another painting that God created.


Song of the South

There is a couple of things people should know about me
* I love flowers and plants and love seeing them from the begining to the end!
* I love my camera and what better way to show you my flowers and plants!
Here are a few pictures I took this morning of my beautiful Hydranga Plant



May 24, 2009

"Angles on the Moon" ~ Thriving Ivory

I'm really liking this new band, here is the video of my song choice of the day!
Isn't Clayton Hot!

Think before Speak

I found this in some old notes I had on my computer.

In the bathroom of a restaurant yesterday:

I'm in one stall.
There's a lady in the stall next to me taking a pee.
There's a lady in the stall next to HER retching.

I'm out first. At the sink, washing my hands. The lady who had been next to me comes out and leans toward the mirror to check her make-up. The lady who was retching comes out, holding a wad of toilet paper to her mouth. She's in uniform so we learn she is an employee of the restaurant.

Retching Lady: I'm sorry ya'll. (Dabs at mouth.) Sorry.
Make-Up Lady: Well if you're sick you shouldn't be here. If you have a stomach virus you should go HOME!
Me: (Drying hands.)
Make-Up Lady: You need to go HOME. You are SICK and I certainly don't want you around MY FOOD. Go HOME if you have a stomach virus!!
Retching Lady: (Steps up to sink to wash face and hands.) I'm sorry.

At this point the Make-Up Lady - the GO HOME - NO GERMS NEAR MY FOOD lady - turns around and slams out of the bathroom. Get this.... without washing her hands. And it's not like she forgot. She had plenty of time before Retching Lady came out of her stall . But no - she checked her make-up and had started to leave when Retching Lady came out. SHE HAD NO INTENTION OF WASHING HER HANDS.

Me: (To Retching Lady) So you're pregnant, huh?
Retching Lady: (Smiling) Yeah. Two months!!

This is a life lesson. Don't be a bitch, and always open the bathroom door by either pulling up your shirt as a barrier between your hand and the handle, or grab some paper towels to cover your hand. (I do both.) You never know when a nasty bitchy dirty lady just walked out.

I Enjoy Being A Girl Flower Drum Song Movie: (I think it alittle over the top but I thought I'd add it since she did)

May 22, 2009



Real Mothers don't eat quiche;
They don't have time to make it.

Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils
Are probably in the sandbox.

Real Mothers often have sticky floors,
Filthy ovens and happy kids.

Real Mothers know that dried play dough
Doesn't come out of carpets.

Real Mothers don't want to know what
The vacuum just suck ed up.

Real Mothers sometimes ask 'Why me?'
And get their answer when a littleVoice says, 'Because I love you best.'

Real Mothers know that a child's growth Is not measured by height or years or grade...
It is marked by the progression of Mommy to Mom to Mother...

The Images of Mother

4 YEARS OF AGE - My Mommy can do anything!
8 YEARS OF AGE - My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!
12 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother doesn't really know quite everything.
14 YEARS OF AGE - Naturally, Mother doesn't know that, either.
16 YEARS OF AGE - Mother? She's hopelessly old-fashioned.
18 YEARS OF AGE - That old woman? She's way out of date!
25 YEARS OF AGE - Well, she might know a little bit a bout it!
35 YEARS OF AGE - Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion.
45 YEARS OF AGE - Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?
65 YEARS OF AGE - Wish I could talk it over with Mom.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair.

The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes,
Because that is the doorway to her heart, The place where love resides.

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, But true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.

It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she
Shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!

May 11, 2009

Smoke Rings In The Dark

Well I won't make you tell me
What I've come to understand
You're a certain kind of woman and
I'm a different kind of man
I've tried to make you love me
You're tried to find a spark of the flame that burned and
Somehow turned to smoke ring in the dark

The loneliness within me
Takes a heavy toll
'Cause it burns as slow as whiskey through an empty aching soul and
The night is like a dagger
Long and cold and sharp
As I sit here on the front steps
Blowing smoke rings in the dark

I- I- I know I must be going
'Cause loves already gone and
All I'm taking with me are the pieces of my heart and
All I'll leave are smoke rings in the dark

The rain falls where it wants to
Wind blows where it will
Everything on earth goes somewhere
But I swear we're standin' still
So I'm not going to wake you
I'll go easy on your heart
I'll just touch your face and drift away
Like smoke rings in the dark

I- I- I know I must be going
'Cause loves already gone and
All I'm taking with me are the pieces of my heart and
All I'll leave are smoke rings in the dark

May 10, 2009

He Arrived Early

OK, so I'm not going to beat around the bush here, I do not know how she is spelling this beautiful baby's name, so for know we're calling him DD. Just til I get the spelling of his name.
Look at this beautiful baby boy, gorgeous and handsome!

Big Brother Alex, kinda liking his little brother!

Proud Daddy!

Look at this proud Big Brother!

Tender moment betweem Mother and Sons. What a way to spend Mother's Day!

This has got to be the most precious moment in the time of a father and his boys.

Jenn and new DD