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Do you ever feel STUCK? In 2000, I began looking for answers to some tough questions in my life. I'd searched high & low and finally conceded to search the promises found in the Bible. Those promises have sustained & guided me through the loss of a parent, the struggle with anxiety & depression, the loss of a valued relationship and so much more! I've found joy amid the pain. And, I want to share it with you!

05 October 2012

Crazy Habits! - 31 DAYS OF CRAZY - 05 October 2012

Today was wonderful... gray, cool, rainy... a perfect day for a photo shoot.  And me, the one who doesn't want to leave her house for all sorts of social things, is CRAZY about going outside for photo shoots in inclement weather...
  • Walk-abouts in a blizzard - bundled up & looking like the Michelin Tire woman
  • Putting on leopard Target rain boots to hike across a newly plowed, muddy field to check out a small wooded area for recent deer trails
  • Sitting in a car beside the ocean in a lightning storm to see if I can catch a brilliant lightning strike with my camera
  • Slowly driving alongside newly harvested fields in search of gorgeous displays of autumn & peaceful moments
Today was such a day.  And, I couldn't resist it.  I donned a light rain jacket (since I usually CAN'T stay IN the truck) and headed out for a mid-morning photo shoot in the rain.


I just recently read a National Geographic news article stating that women see colors more vibrantly than men do.  Could that be? I'm sure National Geographic wouldn't lie. And, it certainly would be explanation of the lack of ardor from my husband when I shriek with excitement, "Stop the car. Let me take a picture.  Isn't that awesome!?!" 

Regardless of the validity of that study, I am so very grateful that I get SO excited about the simple beauty of changing leaves & muddy puddles of rain & horses coats soaked with rain as they graze in a field & grass worn down in a path in a wooded area across the field by last night's deer.  For me, they are all signs of God's love for me.  He made me the way I am - to love & be touched by those simple things.

I might have some CRAZY HABITS... but, I am blessed daily by so many of them! 

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  1. i LOVE rainy days, too! i don't think that's crazy at all!!!

  2. thanks :) the craziest part is that i'd rather do a "walk about" on a rainy day than go out somewhere... :D