Photo – Sleepy Morning in the Mountains

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Sleeping in. Oh, yes, I am! Some people don’t do the sleeping in thing on the weekend. I’m pretty sure those are called morning people! Okay, have your fun. I like sleeping in!

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Photo – Japanese Maple Flower

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Look at something tiny today. Really look at it and see the itty bitty details that you wouldn’t notice if you hadn’t been looking for them. Look hard enough and you’ll stop time itself. Go on, try it. It’s fun!

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Photo – Hidden Waterfall

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It’s fun to find hidden places like this in the woods that only a few people can or would see. Sometimes it takes quite a bit of hiking to find a special place that’s like an oasis in the desert. I sat here for ages enjoying this waterfall. Best photo trip ever!

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Photo – Beaded Leaf

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When you were a kid, did you ever hang upside-down from a tree or jungle gym and everything looked different? It can be disorienting for sure. And sometimes you realize that was the way you were supposed to be looking at the world!

So, have you noticed it yet? Look closely and tell me what you see in this photo.

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Photo – Dreamy Silk

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What do you dream about at night? Sometimes my dreams don’t make sense. “Why aren’t there any stalls in this upscale bathroom? And why is it so crowded in here?” Sometimes they are really terrifying. “I’m dead because someone cut off my foot?” Okay, those are nightmares. The best dreams are the ones where something I’ve wanted comes true. “This house is amazing and it’s mine?! Wow!!” I want more of these kind of dreams! May you have the sweetest dreams and forget the ones that are more like nightmares.

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Photo – Silver & Gold

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Photo - Hanging In There

I’m a fairly positive person. I like to feel happy most of the time. But you know, if I didn’t ever feel sad, or angry, or scared that would be a pretty flat existence, wouldn’t it? Feeling the range of emotions from time to time gives life texture and depth. Granted, I’m not one who wants to wallow in strongly negative emotions. (A good thing, in my opinion.) Honestly, we can’t avoid them so might as well learn from them.

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Photo – Caterpillar on a Stick

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Photo - Hanging In There

If you like to walk off the beaten path on a dewy morning wear your rain boots. It’s more interesting by far to get off the path but it does wear on your wardrobe. More fun if you go into it with the right clothing so you don’t have worry about getting dirty or wet.

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Photo – Hanging in There

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Photo - Hanging In There

It is easier to hang in there when you have a “partner in crime” that you can lean on and share with. Later it will become a story you can reminisce about, share with your friends, and hopefully learn and grow from it.

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Photo – Sunrise at the Dock

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I’m actually not a morning person. But getting up early for a sunrise is always worth it! And if I can crawl back into bed afterward, that’s even better.

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Photo – Snow Versus Clouds

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We don’t get much snow where I live in Tennessee, USA. As a kid, this was a real bummer for me. I loved playing in the snow. As an adult, there are advantages to NOT having so much snow. I don’t have shovel the driveway or wake up to no power. Still, I enjoy seeing show falling and it blanketing everything in white.

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