Friday, July 29, 2011

5 Minute Friday

I receive encouragement daily in my email inbox.  This morning there was a challenge.  Write for 5 minutes on the prompt "Still"  unedited, just write.
My Morning View - Be Still
But Fridays are my rush morning to clean the house and still get to work at a reasonable time, mid morning.  Add to that I overslept a bit and I am already behind.

Be Still....

So I set the timer for 5 minutes, here goes:

5 minutes...Prompt...Still

Friday - Be Still

Still here  :)

Sit & be still - laundry started, list in my head to get the house cleaned & to work by 10.
  Words of encouragement in the morning that fill me, while I choose to be still.

The morning's sounds start to multiply.

The birds, near in the front yard, window open and at the neighbors trees - the orioles announce their arrival at the feeder.

Be still - I grabbed stillness at lunch yesterday & sat on the back steps at work.  The sun's warmth & the air's coolness on my skin....

and the the 5 minute timer went off, and I thought I would have a hard time filling 5 minutes!


...prompted me to rest my head in my hands, close my eyes & pray...for others.  I slipped in & out of a long awaited peace-refreshed & renewed to continue.

Be still - not always easy - but always worth it.

Ok, now I need to get up and moving.....Find sometime to be still today...peace to you

Friday, July 22, 2011

Pre Moto GP

The build up to Moto GP is almost as fun and exciting as the races themselves.  The anticipation and watching the town grow is always good.   Yesterday the place just exploded with activity as the "traveling circus" as a friend calls it rolled into town.
  I am posting just random pictures...hope you enjoy

fresh tyres await

prep day

Just Give me my lawn chair

My Race Companion


Nickey!!! Hayden


Simoncelli...bad man wrecking crew

Marco Simoncelli

My Next Ride

that's it for now....

Thursday, July 21, 2011

In & Around Monterey, CA

We are on holiday, of sorts.  Not far, but far enough.  Enjoying the down time, company of family and old friends who share a common interest.
We went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium the other day.  It has been quite awhile since I was there.  School field trip days to be exact.  Here are some of the pictures to share with you.

Cannery Row, Monterey CA

Monterey Bay

Terry & Les

He was following my lens on the glass...watching    Cuttlefish

?? Fish   
Leafy Sea Dragon
Leafy Sea Dragon is an amazing creature, a Horse of a different color!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Random Thoughts and Things

Just some random thoughts and pictures......things that bring smiles

Soaring Peacefully  

Ang & Les

Pacific Coast Marina CA