Family Names

In my family, I’m the one who is the genealogist. I’m the one following all those little leaves and all the intriguing stories of our ancestors.  History fascinates me, the hardships, the travels, the accomplishments and the loves of my family interest me to no end.  I have photos of my great grandfathers and mothers…

One Word Photo Challenge: Dragon

Oh!  What a word for me, the Platinum Dragon.  Yes, I am the platinum dragon.  About ten years ago I had a remarkable dream about a dragon pursuing me. It was such a strong dream that I knew that it was significant to my life and had meaning.  I woke from that dream in the…

Daily Prompt-Year

New Year’s Day- 2017 I think this picture represents best what impacted my year the most.  Although I make my living on a computer being a software developer and SharePoint administrator, deciding to take the step to blog and publish my photography online was the most significant thing I’ve done this year.  It is a step…

Weekly Photo Challenge-Resilient

To grow on the side of a mountain in an arid climate takes resilience.  Look at those roots struggling to find footing within the rocks and on this steep incline.  I can imagine the strength and determination it takes to withstand the elements at this altitude.  I believe this is a good example for us…

Fragrant Memories

My perfume collection.  Among these unique perfume bottles, there are a few that I treasure, even though they may be empty or close to it.  The round bottle was my mother’s perfume.  I remember watching her apply this perfume before she and my dad would go out.  My mother was much more girly than me,…

Waiting

Waiting for you, It seems like forever that I’ve sat here Watching the children play in the park, Watching the young couples stroll hand in hand Watching and waiting. Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Open Topic

Birthday Anticipation

My grandson is in eager anticipation of his fourth birthday with whom he is sharing the day with his brother and sister’s  sixth birthday as well.   Three children celebrating a birthday on the same day is a very exciting day! Weekly Photo Challenge-Anticipation Photography by Candace L Stauber

Self-confidence Sunday

At the end of the day, I take stock of my life and re-evaluate the choices I’ve made and think about the choices I plan to make tomorrow. These choices are the building blocks of my self-confidence.  They determine how happy I am with my life, how proud of myself of my accomplishments, how much…

11 Quick Travel Questions

To take the challenge offered by Kiwiontheloose to answer these 11 quick questions intrigued me today.  It’s a lazy Saturday afternoon, I’m not traveling, but sitting here in front of the fireplace and the puppy is finally learning to lay at my feet like the “obedient” dog he should be (not!) So here goes, Sarah, I…

Daily Word Prompt- Abide

I have always been an easy-going person.  I believe that how people live their lives is their business, their morals, and their behavior will determine the outcome of their life. You might say I believe in Karma. I grew up respecting others, respecting other religions, beliefs,and way of living. I grew up believing in the “Golden…

Daily Prompt-Missing

Missing the confusion of youth, no.   Missing the heartbreak of spousal betrayal, no.   Missing the drama of divorce, not on your life!   Missing the hardship of unemployment, thank my lucky stars, no.   Missing the misunderstanding of my illness, no, I’m so thankful to know what is the problem to deal with…

Aromatic – Daily Prompt

Aromatherapy, only one of my tools to help with my bipolar depression.  I especially use Frankincense, lavender, and lemon balm in my diffusers to help ease depression and anxiety. Besides I like the fragrance it imparts to my house, whether it really helps or not, even the placebo effect is nice. For more information about…