Category Archives: Spontaneous & Free

Merry Christmas

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Water wall fountain at Texas Medical Center Commons. One of many new buildings regularly popping up at the medical center. You see another under construction next door. Taken December 6, 2016 on my iPhone 6 the first night my mother was at the Neuro-ICU at St.Luke’s Hospital for a stroke.  She is now at home for Christmas and recovering exceptionally well. 

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Parking Garage Clouds

I often hear clouds talked about as gloomy and sad.  I think they’re beautiful.  The photograph below was taken using my iPhone 6 on the roof floor of the parking garage at my job a few days ago.  It was a stormy, rainy morning on my commute to work that day.  These fluffy clouds were the sight I encountered as I waited for the elevator.  They made me smile.

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I’m not sure why the photo does not enlarge when you click on it.  If anyone knows leave a comment below.


Friday Night Lights

This past Friday, my son had his first high school marching band performance at his school’s first varsity football game of the school year.  And as a proud parent, I took dozens of photos with my camera.   While there, the full moon lit up the skies along with the stadium lights.


Street Light

Street Light

This past Friday, I saw this sunset bursting through the clouds. Another source of light, the street lamp, made it’s way into the picture. I prefer the natural light.


Abstract Sky

 On a lunch break, this cluster of clouds caught my attention. Reminds me of an abstract painting. 


Spring is Near

This past week as I left work and walked to my car, I looked at this tree.  I’ve seen it before, and I like the branch pattern. But something new caught my attention.  Look closely.  You see the little white flowers starting to grow?  Reminds me of our own lives.  We’re sometimes so bombarded by stresses that sometimes we lose sight of the small positives that signal some grand positives and we feel like giving up. Don’t forget to look a little closer. Yay! Spring is near! 

“Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.”

-Robert H. Schuller


Balance

I spotted this little critter on the morning of New Year’s Day near my front porch. Despite my passing by it and unloading groceries from my car, it calmly remained there for a long while. I was able to finish unloading and go inside and grab my camera. With everything going on around it, it’s amazing how this wasp is able to balance on a single blade of grass. I guess it had a sense of when to hang on and when to let go.

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“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.”
-Rumi


Rays

IMG_5658.JPGBoth the setting sun and the clouds making awesome rays.


Double Rainbow

Last week, on my way to work, I saw a rainbow. So, I decided to take out my iPhone camera and snap a picture. When I viewed the picture at work, I was surprised. What I had seen as one rainbow were two.  When I was at that intersection, I didn’t see the second.  But, somehow, the camera captured two.  Do you see the two rainbows? 

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Keep Looking Up

As I dropped off my son at school, we saw this beautiful sky.

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Cicada Close-Up

Here’s last week’s cicada up close and on its side.

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Cicada Stop

Today, outside my front door, this little rare cicada decided to stop at the perfect spot for a picture. I took a couple of quick snaps before it flew away. This one and another shot were my favorites. I’ll post the other one in my next post.

Cicada Stop


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