My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Present From A Friend and A Gift to A Friend

I sometimes wonder how many photographs bloggers, or any photographer for that matter, take when trying to get photos for a blog or article. Love Bunny will sometimes take pictures but just one or maybe two for something he wants to keep. (As an aside: He once took photos of an open house for his model RR train club and not one of them came out! He was devastated because that event can never be duplicated.) But he is always telling me I take too many photos. What does it matter as they are all digital and I'd rather have more than enough than not enough. Anyway, I take several pictures for just one blog. I'm talking maybe 15 to get just 4 or 5 for that blog. I'm a very cautious person. ;-) But in saying that I want you to take a look at the last picture in this blog. That is the most "reoccurring" photo I take. About 1/5 of the time I'll be attaching the cable to the camera from my Mac and I'll inadvertently press the button on the camera that snaps a picture. My desk is the most photographed thing ever to appear on my camera!

Anyway, a friend was released from her church calling and had all these pictures left over—among another thing or two—and immediately thought of me. So she brought these over to give me. I noticed that some of them are Sonie Ames and I have a friend who loves this painter so I plan on sending those to her. I hope it perks her up after her long battle with an illness these past several months.


I'm grateful for my small, snug, comfortable home. Even if I lived in an apartment I would be happy because I'm more fortunate than a lot of people who don't even have a roof over their heads.

I see people building lavish homes and lament that they need more space. How selfish can one be to build a home that could house a couple of families? I do not begrudge them their successes by any means. I just believe we could live comfortably in much humbler homes and maybe even be happier in them. It doesn't take a mansion to make one happy.