Doing the happy Hump day dance!
Kind Regards -K
Photography compliments of BGage 11/2017.
Doing the happy Hump day dance!
Kind Regards -K
Photography compliments of BGage 11/2017.
Each morning, as I took my walk, IPhone in my pocket,
and for those who know me, my head in the clouds.
I am drawn to the beauty in the sky.
Ever changing, always unique.
Each morning I was greeted with the distant sound of a rooster crowing.
Though I never saw him, each morning, better than an alarm clock,
he let the world know it was time to rise and shine!
Today, I am prepping to fly back to NH.
Hard to say goodbye, tears, hugs, but comfort in knowing
We will soon be together again.
Kind Regards – G’ma K
Photography copyrighted and compliments of THEBLACKWALLBLOG- 11/2017.
I’m Singing –
“Every morning I wake up… I say a little prayer for you.”
That moment you awake,
Swirling ’bout your mind
A random upbeat song,
From some memory
While you were deep in sleep,
You head to start the coffee
Doing a hallway boogie
Your soul overflows with tune.
Feeling jovial and free.
Pondering only a moment
A Morning starting with music,
What else can be this sweet?
Wouldn’t it be fabulous if we could find a way to hang onto that morning musical feeling all day!!
Music really does seem to elevate our positive mind!
It helps me to block out the toxic environment around me, whether it be a person or
just the negativity of the atmosphere.
If you are able, try to find a way to include music through out your day.
Sing a little ditty, find some headphones and play it at your desk or in your office.
Go for a drive at lunchtime and ‘CRANK THOSE TUNES”!
Kind Regards and singing – K
Her childhood was terrible.
At the age of 18
she made the decision
that she would rise above
Anything negative that her parents
could have said or done.
Her thoughts and actions were
her own responsibility.
Her parents could not change their past.
she had the power to change her own future.
So live your life the best you can
Pay it forward, love unconditionally.
Remember, people are people.
The only person you have control over
Today is the perfect day to
start molding and finding
the path that helps you to become
the greatest, most beautiful
version of yourself.
Just because you have had tragedy in your life
It does not have define who you are.
Almost everyone has had to deal
with something that rocks their world.
Allow it to make you bitter,
play the blame game
Go through the grieving process
And move beyond it.
It is our reaction to what happens to us
that helps define our character.
People experience terrible losses.
As they go through
the grieving process,
they have to experience
and feel all the steps it takes to heal.
Feeling anguish, sadness and lost
does not give them permission
to be unkind to others.
The past is the past
I have yet to find anyone who has been
able to go backwards and redo
what has already happened.
No one should be held accountable
for days gone by
when they were learning
the dos and don’ts
and truly believed they
were doing their best.
The only thing in our control
What can we do?
Each day strive on being a little bit
better than the day prior.
Kind Regards and many warm hugs – K
Photography compliments and copyrighted by THEBLACKWALLBLOG – 2017
Hard to believe this is my 466th post.
Our followers have reached 688!!
We feel darn lucky to have such wonderfully, inspirational
fellow bloggers, writers, photographers and friends in our blog world.
Just think that most of us randomly stumbled onto each other in this life path
And decided to walk together for awhile.
When my day feels dark,
Full of strife.
Is often just the nudge
That helps me to remember,
All the brightness in my life.
Yesterday, was relax and play in our pj’s.
As usual I was up early, I took a short walk and snapped a
picture of what I thought was a star.
It was better-
It was the planet
Right now there is a schedule of what planets are showing
for the next few days, at certain times.
Mercury: Until Fri 6:10 pm
Venus: From Sat 5:51 am
Mars: From Sat 3:41 am
Jupiter: From Sat 5:25 am
Saturn: Until Fri 7:03 pm
Uranus: Until Sat 4:28 am
Neptune: Until Sat 12:56 am
I really truly never know what I am going to learn
When I start to write a blog post.
Usually, I have a basic thought process to build upon.
Then it creates itself.
Thank you for putting up with my randomness of late.
As Tina Turner sings it….
“You are simply “THE BEST”!!
Kind Regards and feeling grateful for you – K
Photography compliments and copyrighted by BGAGE and K of
THEBLACKWALLBLOG, – 2017.
Early morning, up with the roosters!
🛫 🛩. 🛬
I love to fly.
Times sure have changed since the 80s, 90s or even 10 years ago.
What is going on with some of these airlines?
Yes, I understand budget cuts, and that economical changes needed to be implemented “LEAN”, multi-tasking personnel- etc etc.
What HIGH PAID CFO/CEO BRAINSTORMED – load by THE GROUP METHOD?
Breaking into small groups IS an excellent idea.
The fact they have found a way to utilize it to nickel and dime a person, abhors me.
(These days nickels and dimes are equivalent to $25 – $100+).
If you want “the privilege” to board earlier than the rest, (NOT First class), you can pay $39 or more to get on the plane with the first, second, third or fourth group. This guarantees that you will not be part of the lowly groups 6, 7, 8 or 9!
Due to this option, the latter groups, board and trip, excuse themselves and finally sit amongst the people already settled in, (supposedly), our seat assignments are no different.
I bought MY ticket 2 1/2 months in advance, shouldn’t I get a bonus for planning ahead?(smile)
To check a bag it’s 25 dollars, that’s okay until you get to the gate and they make the announcement, “It’s a full flight” (lately, it always is), anyone who wants to volunteer to check your luggage, please come to the podium, it well be complimentary” – aka FREE!
Really? (I hear the guy behind me growling, because he checked his bag in before he arrived at the gate).
I see it every time I fly.
NEXT I contain my groan as the flight starts descending, after 2 hours of playing my sardine role,
THE ANNOUNCEMENT comes over the speaker, about signing up for THE credit card. “Earn free 60k miles, simply -PAY THE ANNUAL FEE- to earn those first free miles, start accumulating new AND for special privileges like – YOU GUESSED IT- being one of the first to board!
My thoughts? BITE ME!
Personally, I believe it should be people that need a little extra help first, any member of the military, then everyone should board based on their seat assignment, starting from the back and working forwards.
OH wait, that makes sense….
BUT, HOW can you make those extra nickels on that??
Can someone tell me what happened to “THE FRIENDLY” skies?
Going forward, wouldn’t it be great if we all pulled together,
SAVED OUR NICKELS AND DIMES, and boarded with Group 7, 8 and 9.
Before we know it, 7, 8 and 9, might become 1, 2 AND 3!!!
The best part of my trip?
Seeing the little munchkin, that’s looking up at me from my left.
Kind Regards and saving my nickels – K
Photos compliments of K and
TheBlackWallBlog -copyright 2017
Fall on Kingsbury Mountain, Walpole, NH 2017
Happy Hump Day!!
Kind Regards from ye ole NH – K
Photography copyrighted and compliments of BGage.
To experience feelings
Means we are alive
We are living.
Happiness, joy and excitement
Anger, fear and sadness
Not as wonderful, but
Are also part of living!
Finding a good balance
Seething, ugly anger,
I experienced all the above.
All I wanted was inner peace,
Happiness and to let go.
Journaling like a mad woman,
On a mission,
I searched for the trigger,
A solution and to find
My way back.
It took 3 1/2 long days
And two sleepless nights.
But, I was determined.
Then I watched a video on
Each day we are lucky
To “Get To” enjoy our
Everyday we “Get To”
Spend time with friends.
Nothing is guaranteed.
Life is a privilege.
Ask the person going
Through chemo or radiation,
As they fight to live.
Spend time with a parent or child
Who is grieving
For the loss of their loved one
Who lost their battle against
Or was taken from them due
To an unfortunate accident.
Today, take a stroll along
Meander through the woods,
Breathe in all that fresh air,
Feel the sun’s rays on your face
Or capture the raindrops
On your tongue.
Focus on the simplicity,
Yet complexity of nature.
Photography copyrighted and compliments of BGage and TheBlackWallBlog.
Each day is what we believe
It to be.
Friday the 13th
In my mind
Is a good luck day!
Find that positive.
Black cats are beautiful!
I will admit,
After I have spilled some,
I still throw salt over my
Join me in my journey
Of viewing the muted colors of
Fall 2017 in Vermont!
I didn’t see any
Kind Regards from VT – K
Of TheBlackwallBlog 10/2017.
No matter how two people feel
It doesn’t work.
Is it timing?
Is it life perspective?
Is it fear?
Deep down they truly love you
In you heart you truly love them.
There’s a missing puzzle piece.
You can’t finish putting together
Because there is something missing.
It’s not identifiable
It just is.
You waste hours, days, months
Wondering what you did wrong?
Wondering why you were happy
Yet often you weren’t.
There was a hole of pain.
Something not quite fulfilled.
Lack of true faith
In each other?
Eventually the pain
Is equal to
Of walking away.
All because of
Kind Regards -K
Photography copyrighted and compliments of BGage & Theblackwallblog
Highs and Lows
Lows and Highs.
Yes u cans.
Can you yes?
Why yes I can!
I can allow myself to see the possibilities!
Stop the vicious circle of fear that,
Goes ’round and ’round in my head.
Okay, maybe a little more,
Rest a minute….
Dream a little dream…
See the sun through the rain….
Oh how many times, must I self talk myself through?
For as long as it takes.
As long as it takes?
That is correct.
Onward I go.
Kind Regards and # winning -K
The sky is the limit!
Go for it!
Kind Regards and
in your corner -K
Look up my love, look up,
I am here my love, look up
I’ll be forever waiting
With open arms and heart
Live life, my love,
Time ticks forward,
We love, suffer losses, yet somehow,
We carry on.
Grow stronger from the pain.
Carry that strong belief,
The universe is there for us
As we stroll along life’s path.
We cry in anguish.
We laugh wholeheartedly.
We love deeply, from within.
Kind Regards and # winning – K
Photography compliments and copyrighted by BGAGE and TheBlackWallBlog.
Good morning, from Mooresville, North Carolina!
(Note: I did not bring my camera, just my older Iphone
I shall apologize for the quality of the photography in advance.)
Alas, I am not here to visit Dale, Jr. Though my daughter has met him.
She says he is just a good ol’ country boy, very down to earth.
I was sad to hear about his retirement, he will be missed!
Time flies by.
Hard to fathom, it is just one month short of year since my last visit.
FaceTime dinner with my granddaughter/daughter and her fiance’ has been the upside of modern technology!
My 3 1/2 year old granddaughter said to me just last week,
“G’ma, when are you going to visit me?”
To which I replied, ” I will have to ask Santa, after all he is a clever fellow.
Perhaps he can help answer your question.”
That appeased her and off we went onto making silly faces and her showing
me the latest tricks of dancing, twirls, favorite colors and counting to 20 and above.
Actually my ticket was purchased and I would be there to surprise her within 5 days.
I felt giddy with excitement.
Sadly, at that moment, I realized, there was no recent memory of such a rush of adrenaline or that same excitement that sparked my brain, caused my heart to sing.
Being a serious adult had gone on way too long.
Embrace the priceless moments.
See the beauty in the side yard!
“Play is the highest form of Research” – Albert Einstein
“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct.” – Carl Jung
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw
Kind Regards and feeling open to all the world has to offer. – K
Expedia.com, for my upcoming trip to see my 3 1/2 yr old Grand daughter in
North Carolina! (It’s been 11 mos since the last time I had one of her precious hugs.)
I believe that Rainbow Bridge is filled with animals I have loved and lost, waiting for the day I arrive.
Numerous times in my life, I felt a presence or had a cardinal appeared, I could feel in my heart and soul someone I loved was near.
One of those times, I was actually on the back of a dirt bike, I had this terrible feeling I had to get off . The driver thought I was bananas! But, relented, pulled over and let me off, a few feet up the road he pulled into his driveway, the throttle stuck, he had to jump off and the bike went full speed ahead into the garage. It was a total wreck!
A novel seems like quite the undertaking, though I have a friend that just had her’s published! For me, it’s poems, haiku and free flowing thoughts.
I came home from work to two fabulous surprises! A friend had left fresh blueberries in my refrigerator, and one of my tenants along with a buddy had fixed the top of my driveway! It was Christmas in August!!
“Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.” – Bob Dylan
Come and join one of Cee’s photo Challenges!
Kind Regards, K
I’ll admit it. It’s been a rough few weeks.
I haven’t been able to write.
No feelings of creativity or inspiration.
I’ve focused on survival,
It was all I could muster.
As I planted a smile on my face
and went to work each day.
Perhaps I was letting go,
Working on accepting what is.
Grief can come in all forms.
I haven’t seen or ever felt
there was a perfectly defined
set of rules,
for how you make it
While watching some Hulu last night
Along came a song…
Exactly what I needed,
not that I knew what I needed.
My mind, feet and soul started to dance.
Whatever was going on,
I am here now.
Happy Saturday to you!
REO SPEEDWAGON sang it loud and so did/do I.
That song, produces pictures of
a time of my life filled with glorious memories…
I heard it last night and discovered
it STILL delivers a special message, meaning
and triggers a quickened heart beat.
(August 4, 2017)
It sparks a fire in my soul!
(Originally released in 1978!)
Unbelievable! Or is it?
I have said it before and you will surely hear,
or read it from me again.
It’s the seemingly simple things in life,
that appear and help get you through.
No matter where you are,
Lounging on the couch,
Driving down the road…
Life, inspires you,
If you allow yourself to be open to suggestion.
Whether it be the infectious giggling of a child
in the grocery line behind you.
A new or old favorite song on the radio.
An unexpected happy ending of a movie,
A call from an old friend,
A sweet bird singing in the branches
Outside your window,
Or a neighborhood dog that suddenly appears
Just to say hello.
If it creates a spark of hope,
Quickens your heart rate,
Makes you feel good,
Grab onto it, embrace it!
Tap into the positive energy.
Allow it to help propel you forward.
To place one foot in front of the other,
On your journey of life.
Kind Regards and
feeling grateful for a new day – K
Photography of the tree trunk, flowers and the neighbor’s dog-
Compliments of The BlackWallblog.