Monday, February 23, 2015

And Then We Snapped - Week #29


This week was all about fighting cabin fever and finding pockets of light. 


“Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.”
― Danny Kaye


“So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.” 
― Malcolm X


“Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot.” 
― Neil Gaiman


“On Wednesday, when the sky is blue,
and I have nothing else to do,
I sometimes wonder if it's true 
That who is what and what is who."
- Winnie-the-Pooh” 
― A.A. Milne


“Everything is ceremony in the wild garden of childhood.” 
― Pablo Neruda


“The spring which moved my energies lay far away beyond seas, in an Indian isle.” 
― Charlotte Brontë


“Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.” 
― Maria Montessori

Now head around the circle to see what Through My Lens by Jenny and see what Jenny has been up to. 

Monday, February 16, 2015

And Then We Snapped - Week #28


This week was a bit of a struggle. I'm sick of the gray skies and being stuck inside. I'm bit board with photography this week. I need to do something to shake it up a bit and I'm working on finding inspiration. I know that warm weather would help but right now that doesn't look like an option. The good thing about taking daily photos as long as I have is I know that I will pull out of this funk if I just stick to it! Here are my favorite photos from this past week, some I sought out and some that found me. 


“All I’ve ever done is dream. That, and only that, has been the meaning of my existence. The only thing I’ve ever really cared about is my inner life. My greatest griefs faded to nothing the moment I opened the window onto my inner self and lost myself in watching.
I never tried to be anything other than a dreamer. I never paid any attention to people who told me to go out and live. I belonged always to whatever was far from me and to whatever I could never be. Anything that was not mine, however base, always seemed to be full of poetry. The only thing I ever loved was pure nothingness.”
― Fernando Pessoa

365 Day 40

“Time is
Too Slow for those who Wait,
Too Swift for those who Fear,
Too Long for those who Grieve,
Too Short for those who Rejoice;
But for those who Love,
Time is not.”
― Henry van Dyke


"Listen to the wind, it talks.
Listen to the silence, it speaks.
Listen to your heart, it knows.”
-Native American Proverb


“You were born with potential. 
You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. 
You were born with wings. 
You are not meant for crawling, so don't. 
You have wings. 
Learn to use them and fly.” 
― Rumi

365 Day 43

“Birds scream at the top of their lungs in horrified hellish rage every morning at daybreak to warn us all of the truth, but sadly we don't speak bird.” 
― Kurt Cobain


“If I didn't have my camera to remind me constantly, I am here to do this, I would eventually have slipped away, I think. I would have forgotten my reason to exist.” 
― Annie Leibovitz


“Most people are slow to champion love because they fear the transformation it brings into their lives. And make no mistake about it: love does take over and transform the schemes and operations of our egos in a very mighty way.” 
― Aberjhani


Now take a trip around the 365 circle. Next up is Melissa Pizzalato Photography, an amazing photographer from Minnesota. Make sure to check her out!


Sunday, February 8, 2015

And Then We Snapped - Week #27

This week we played in the snow, took photos for the kid's Valentines, and enjoyed some almost 50 degree weather.


“Take long walks in stormy weather or through deep snows in the fields and woods, if you would keep your spirits up. Deal with brute nature. Be cold and hungry and weary.” 
― Henry David Thoreau


“She always had that about her, that look of otherness, of eyes that see things much too far, and of thoughts that wander off the edge of the world.”
― Joanne Harris


“When red fights with white, pink is always the winner. Let that be a lesson in love.” 
― Jarod Kintz


“I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.” 
― Edgar Allan Poe


“wherever the TV glows, there sits someone who isn't reading.” 
― John Irving


“Even in winter, the cold isn't always bitter, and not every day is cruel.” 
― Jim Butcher


“It was queer how sometimes a child's innocent eyes can see things that grown men are blind to.” 
― George R.R. Martin

Now please follow the blog circle! Next up is Nadeen Flynn Photography, Fine Art and Landscape Photography. She has the most wonderful eye and I know you will love her daily photos!!

Monday, February 2, 2015

And Then We Snapped - Week #26

This week was the last week of January. I have really been trying to push myself with the low light this year and so far I feel I'm succeeding. Here my photos for our very regular winter week.

“It is time for a return to childhood, to simplicity, to running and climbing and laughing in the sunshine, to experiencing happiness instead of being trained for a lifetime of pursuing happiness. It is time to let children be children again.” 
― L.R. Knost


“Successful people have libraries. The rest have big screen TVs” 
― Jim Rohn

The kids may no longer be babies but they sure love Baby Einstein. 


“The mind I love must have wild places.” 
― Katherine Mansfield


“What is so marvelous about living today is that it is possible to extend, like a flower, spreading petals in all directions.” 
― Carolyn Kizer


“The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” 
― William Morris


“Imagination is the golden-eyed monster that never sleeps. It must be fed; it cannot be ignored.” 
― Patricia A. McKillip


“Childhood memories are sometimes covered and obscured beneath the things that come later, like childhood toys forgotten at the bottom of a crammed adult closet, but they are never lost for good.” 
― Neil Gaiman

"I'm Princess Rosie, did you know that it is Princess Day today ?"- Piper

Now follow the 365 blog circle. Next up is Jenny from Through My Lens by Jenny

Sunday, January 25, 2015

And Then We Snapped - Week #25


This week we celebrated buddy's birthday. We also took a trip to the Butterfly House and the Children's Museum of South Dakota. We also had a few regular days thrown in.

Age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying you.
Author: Unknown


You got a fast car
I want a ticket to anywhere
Maybe we can make a deal
Maybe together we can get somewhere
Anyplace is better
Starting from zero got nothing to lose
Maybe we'll make something
But me myself I got nothing to prove
-Tracy Chapman


“Stars got tangled in her hair whenever she played in the sky.” 
― Laini Taylor


“One fish Two fish Red fish Blue fish!” 
― Dr. Seuss


“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” 
― Stephen King


“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” 
― Marcus Aurelius


“Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.” 
― Maria Montessori

Today my favorite little buddy turned 3. We celebrated by taking him to the Children's Museum in Brookings. 

Now make a trip around our little 365 circle! Next up is Sharyn Thompson!