Sunday Stills – Thanks for the memories

For Sunday Stills our theme is “Thankful”

It’s been a crazy year, that’s for sure. If you feel yourself a bit uninspired in the thanks department this year (and who isn’t), please do pop over to Terri’s site and get yourself a dose of thankful reminders.

Early in the 2000’s Superhubs and I left our home and family behind us. We abandoned the 5 year plan and the 10 year projections and became pilgrims, seekers, voyagers. We became Wide Eyed Wanderers. For the next 13 years our home was a 30 foot class C motorhome christened the SS Minnie.

I am so thankful for that little home on wheels. Ah the adventures, the views, the fun we had with her. Oh the places she took us.

The historic beauty we found in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

the magic spires of Bryce Canyon, Utah

and the places where the Minnie couldn’t take us, Opaekaa Falls, Kauai, Hawaii

Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, NZ

We let her go last year to a new home for more adventures, but I am thankful for the memories. Mostly, I think I’m thankful for all the goodness of life. Let’s raise a song of harvest home, the glass of good cheer, the heart overflowing with joy. I have so much for which to be thankful, so much about which to smile. Chief among those is:

Status board at the hospital after Superhubs first brain surgery

I have so much to be thankful for, al I have is truly all I need. Life has bestowed upon me an extravagance of riches, but still I hope for one thing more. The gift of a thankful heart, a heart that does not forget the blessings I have received.

Til next time ~Peace Peeps ~JP

Weathering the Storm – a Sunday Stills perspective

For Sunday Stills, Terri asks us to considered “weathered”

A weathered statue at the Byodo-In temple on Oahu, Hawaii

A weathered archway entering Honen-in temple near Kyoto, Japan

The weathering of eons at Canyon Lands, Moab, Utah

The weathering of wind and surf on Kauai, Hawaii

and last, we have weathered much the tree and I

Touch of the Master’s Hand — voiced by J.D. Sumner
poem by Myra Brooks Welch

Til next time ~Peace ~JP

Sunday Stills – Room for a View

Cathy from Picture This is hosting our Sunday Stills Challenge for August while Terri is taking a short break. Our theme for this week is “Out your window”

8.23.20 out the window
Over the hills as seen from the passenger’s seat

 

8.23.20 Sunrise
Sunrise

Views

Outside my window the world goes by
squirrels scamper, cicadas hum, birds fly
sun rises, while the humans scurry
never seeing, always in a hurry
to get to where they are not

A Room With a View • O Mio Babbino Caro

Til next time ~Peace ~JP

Sunday Stills – Life’s a Beach

Many thanks to Cathy over at Picture This for hosting Sunday Stills for us during Terri’s August blogging break. Our prompt for this week is “Beautiful Beaches”

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March of the sand crabs – Kauai, Hawaii

I was born to be a mermaid
but by nature was betrayed
to live this false existence
and walk this world on legs
the ocean’s song still sings
within my heart and mind
peace and calm engulf me
as I watch the waves unwind

8.2.20 GuLangYu
View from GuLangYu Islet off the coast of Xiamen, China

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Beach at Wakatipu Lake – Queenstown, NZ

8.2.20 surf Oahu, Hawaii
Surf on Oahu, Hawaii

Stronger — Under the Sea: A Descendants Short Story

til next time ~maluhia ~JP

Sunday Stills – Life All Around Me

For Sunday Stills – Life All Around Me

I am one of those who finds a special peace in nature. Trembles of a dark and stormy night are eased by the rhythm of wind through the trees. A sour mood is eased by the scent of basil and rosemary growing in pots outside my door. And the sight of flowers never fails to bring a smile to my face. Thus flows the qui of life all around “an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us, penetrates us, it binds the galaxy together.”

6.8.20 Mobile Garden

Gardens are hard to come by when you’re a full time RVer, but here’s my attempt a tiny potted “garden” that traveled around with me for a few years.

6.8.20 Rose
A rose needs no compliment on it’s beauty, it simply is … a rose.

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Remember, life will ALWAYS find a way. 😉

Pastures of Plenty – The Kingston Trio

Til next time Stay safe, stay sane, stay sanitized ~JPP

Something to pass the time while in isolation – a Judy D-B challenge

3.15.20 sunrise
3.15.2020 Sunrise

So Judy D-B started this from a text she got and it seems like a great idea so since we’re in “self semi-quarantine” here thought we’d take a bash. What the heck is “self semi-quarantine? Superhubs and I are both in very high risk groups so we’re staying home or at least away from public places as much as possible. We use drive thru’s, grocery curbside pick-up, on-line ordering … yadayadaya. So what’s happening in my world? Our instructions are to: share the very last photos on our SD cards or iPhones

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3.16.2020 – a bunny finding a patch of new Spring grass

What we’re listening to:

You’re Sixteen — Ringo Starr

What we’re watching (later):

Once Upon a Time Season 5

So what’s going on in your world?

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

TPC — Junk Garden

tpc 3.4.20 cute little junk garden in Lusk WY

For fpj Photo Challenge our prompt this week: Junk.

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Very early spring in Wyoming, you gotta take the beauty wherever you find it. In a few weeks, the area will be covered in lush, vibrant life, but for now assorted “junk” garden will do nicely.

3.4.20 tpc JUNK

Scene from the Halloween Party, chips and cookies and candy .. oh MY!!

Junk Food Junkie — Larry Groce

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Monday Window — Far below

2.17.19 City Below Guangzhou
view from our window in Guangzhou, China

For Ludwig’s Monday Windows Challenge come have a look see some new perspectives.

Far Below

From my window I can see
a rooftop garden crisp and clean
the city stretches out below
the sky alight with morning’s glow
and people rushing to and fro

Amongst the fog and soot and grime
they seem to get along just fine
with problems city dwellers share
but life goes on as I sit and stare
longing for a single breath of air

and home

Shanghai Breezes — John Denver

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Awwww Monday – Start the week off right

toby

Linked to Awww Mondays from Comedy Plus

This fur seal pup was a frequent visitor at the parking lot near the tip of the peninsula in Kaikoura, NZ.  We called him Toby and he was always up for a photo.

This is a Blog Hop, my first attempt so be kind.  😉

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Monday Window – It’s Remarkable

12.30.19 remarkable
View from my window in Queenstown, NZ
looking out at The Remarkables

For Ludwig’s Monday Window Challenge – Wonderful shots everybody, do pop over and take a look.

Monday Windows – It’s Remarkable

Isn’t it remarkable how a sound
can fill your heart with light
Even more so when it’s the sound
of your own voice lifted in song
for the first time, in a long time

Isn’t it remarkable how the year
now gone, passes into history
I look out the window and a new year
lies before me like new fallen snow
filled with the promise of
remarkable things

I Have A Dream ~ABBA

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP