326: CandyPosted: August 15, 2011
It’s another rainy day here in the Bogs. The rain has been heavy at times, especially during the wee hours of the morning. Throughout the day we’ve had mostly mist and mizzle, not good weather for taking the camera out into. Sudden downpours appear every now and again, making it even more hazardous for the camera so I took most of my walk without it. I did take a few photos of the rain from indoors, and later went out to capture a sunflower.
Since I don’t have many photos from today, I will post images from last week’s trip up to the Holden Arboretum instead. It was a much prettier day, although I do have some appreciation for the beauty of the clouds that have been moving in and out with today’s rain and storms.
At the arboretum, I took quite a few photos in the Butterfly Garden where we did find (surprise!) plenty of butterflies.
(Part of the Butterfly Garden at Holden Arboretum.)
I’ll start with the flowers and if I get to them, add a few butterflies into the mix.
Be brave enough to live creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work, risking, and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful: yourself.
~ Alan Alda
Years ago I bought the book The Artist’s Way. I’m not sure how many years ago it was, but I’d guess somewhere in the vicinity of 5-7. I’ve picked it up occasionally with the intention of working my way through the 12-week course. I don’t think I’ve ever made it past the first week or two, mostly due to the Morning Pages. There was the usual (common, I’m told) problem of not being able to come up with three pages worth of stuff to write about. But that’s not what leads me to quitting. It’s the all-or-nothing attitude of the perfectionist. I miss a day and I think I’ve failed. So I miss another day. And another.
I came across the book today while I was doing some decluttering in and around my desk. I’m contemplating another go at it. I am guessing that some of my visitors have made their way successfully through the book so I thought I would ask: Any advice? Other than putting aside those perfectionist tendencies (something I’m getting much better at as I age), do you have an tips or hints on using the book and the course?
It’s Gnome Time. Meet Candy Gnome. I think Candy is in some way related to Gerome, the Recycled Gnome in that they both use repurposed items. In the case of Candy Gnome, someone (or someones) might have had a sugar rush to spur them on, given the number of candy wrappers used.
Candy looks pretty sweet. 😉