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Mom had a visitor this morning. It made her smile 😊 Thank you Sadie. #sutterpawsoncall #sadie #goldenretriever #therapydogsofinstagram #sutterhealth #taleswithfriends
16. Glasses #fms_glasses #fmspad #littlemomentsapp Two generations of grandparents. #taleswithfriends #glasses #bah #daddal #grandmablair #grannyjessie
Thank you cards are finally created and on their way out to family in gratitude of their generosity and contributions to our fabulous Christmas.  In other news, looks like I lost a pound and a half in my first week of weight Watchers. A little rough at first but I'm getting into the swing of it. #ourcreativeselves #creativepractice #arthealsthesoul #creativemamas #createeveryday #papercrafts #gratitude #taleswithfriends #thankyounotes
Missing the light from two days ago. Cold and gloomy right now waiting on another snowstorm and subzero temps. Say hello to the real winter, folks. #realwinter #sunrays #morningview #snow #january #taleswithfriends #sunrise #morningfog
I snuggled in early last night with this much anticipated memoir. @daniwriter has the most intimate way of revealing her story. I always feel like a confidant, friend, student, sister. #krissyws2019reads #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bibliophile #reader #bookworm #booklover #readtolive #livetoread #memoir #everydaylife #beherenow #taleswithfriends
Caught up with a friend for coffee and then indulged in a little bit of op shopping. All stocked up now for my retreat at home!  If it’s hot like today I’m going to curl up in a shady corner, stay cool and read.  Interested in creating your own retreat. Sign up for my 7-day guidance to creating a retreat at home. Email me at LaiLin.Yoga@gmail.com. Starts Sun 20 January.  #taleswithfriends
Artist’ occur in many forms. Have you ever seen an artful quilt? a sculpture? a wood carving?  Art appears from the photographer’s eye; from the painter’s brush; from the writer’s words. A poet sat on a pond composing odes to nature. Songwriter sings poem. Bashō offered us haiku. “A bee staggers out of the peony.” Do you have a favorite poet? One artist said he painted in water colour because they would last. Oil you see turns darker over time. Sadly, Mona Lisa’s smile will disappear. Some loved paintings include Vermeer’s ‘Het Straatje’ The Little Street; Bruegel’s ‘The Hunters in The Snow’ ‘Jagers in de sneeuw’; Weyeth’s ‘Christine’. Do you have a favorite artist? #gentlejanuary2018 #taleswithfriends
15/365 Photograph OUTSIDE In nature/Bundle up/Natural  At 12 degrees these two are Natural couch potatoes and seldom want to leave their places in front of the fire. I need to bundle up and go out with them. It takes encouragement to get them off the back porch. It's still selfie week but this is all your gonna get. 😉  #cy365 #captureyour365 #taleswithfriends #riekerandkenai #germanshorthairedpointer
My daily one minute of making happy. It’s a compilation of photos from the Sutherland Beach Dog Park ,2009. Evokes nostalgia for Sheba’s and mine younger days.  #video #oneminute #makinghappy #sutherlandbeachdogpark #2009 #taleswithfriends
Our Daily Walk. We cast tall shadows in the snow. The moon in the blue sky above the hill where kids slid down on their sled on the weekend. Then there’s the playground and outdoor rink next to it.  #ourdailywalk #shadowsinthesnow #sheba #moon #hill #playground #rink #photochallenge #taleswithfriends
I was sitting with my laptop in front of the tv earlier this evening, trying to read my ebook draft and not get too worked up about the news about the Brexit deal. I couldn’t just watch! It’s nerve wrecking - especially as we’ve been immersed in chaos for months and months with no end in sight. The uncertainty of it all is crazy and very unsettling. The only blessing at the moment is that my son who lives and works in Germany has dual nationality and won’t have any problems staying there.  Let’s just hope and trust we go forwards rather than backwards from now on. . Ps. My iPhone has finally spotted my hair. Not just going grey but white. I won’t lie. Going grey hasn’t been an easy journey for me, I even wrote a blog post about it (and ageism in the business world) once. (I think it’s still the most read post on my site!) But happily I’m at peace with my hair now...hurray. I guess I should update the post??
Still reflecting on last year. I pulled out some of the many things I was grateful for in 2018. Not surprisingly, most reflect a moment of connection with friends, old and new, family, and readers who supported my debut book. I am appreciating all these connections and all those to come. #mygratefullife
In an effort to move more and watch my Fitbit rack up my fitness numbers, I've taken more walks. This was in the window of Curl Up and Dye, the hair salon where Eamon had his first haircut. .  I love the concept of confidently telling everyone how great you are. I aspire to this fiercely. Be awesome today. .  #dentonmaryland #easternshoreofmaryland #writersofig #taleswithfriends #onmywalk #createdaily
Who are you & what have you done with the grumpiest of grumpy cats?!?! Chewie is getting very cuddly of late, we’re beginning to wonder if Han was an attention hog. #taleswithfriends #cats #cat #catlover #catlove #catlady #myfamiliar #pets #catcuddles
15. Paint #fms_paint #fmspad #littlemomentsapp LOVE. #taleswithfriends
My new read, a very serious one. I’m already testy in the first 2 chapters. A black soldier, PTSD ... #reading #tonimorrison #home #taleswithfriends
I’ve worked up a hunger. Throwing caution to the wind. Snacking on crackers and someone else’s homemade antipasto. I’m hanging onto plate as someone’s lurking near.  #snacking #crackers #antipesto #sheba #taleswithfriends
"There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human - in not having to be just happy or just sad - in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time." C. Joybell C. . . . #yes #brokenandalsowhole #quote #cjoybellc #beautyinbeinghuman #photofromsummer #beinghuman #wholeheartedliving #livingopen #personaldevelopment #imgrowing #theintrepidgoddess #taleswithfriends
The sounds and sights of summer in Sydney today. The next thing that happened was the cockatoo sat in the water bowl. Haven’t seen that before! 💦 It has been quite hot here, though not as hot as drought-stricken inland Australia 45C+ temperatures. We are lucky to get the sea breezes. 💦 I see too it’s very cold in the northern hemisphere right now, so extremes everywhere. Keep cool/warm - whichever applies. 🌞❄️ #quietwriting #weather #sydneysummer
“I may be quiet, but I have so much in my mind.” #cantsleep #taleswithfriends #postingpictures #sotired
In the kitchen. Sheba getting some. What would I do without her?  #video #inthekitchen #sheba #gettingsome #taleswithfriends
Family Follies. Circa 1971. @bunky62 you’re adorable! #family #vintage #bangsbaby #taleswithfriends
Venti Black Ice Tea... in a sippy cup💥 Bravo Starbucks no straws!! #nostrawsplease #gostarbucks #bravo #taleswithfriends
Sunset and pine trees as seen through some homemade beeswax votives. #sunnyday #january #homemadecandles #pinetrees #wintersunset #taleswithfriends #beeswaxcandles
Our Daily Walk - we have a tug of war. She wants her nose to the ground. I want to look up. We almost missed Mr. Bear carved into a dead tree trunk.  #ourdailywalk #sheba #nosetoground #lookingup #mrbear #photochallenge #taleswithfriends
Self-trust . I felt like I betrayed myself this past year. I sold myself out for the sake of progress or duty. What little self-trust I had got blown away. So I start again. I prove that I am capable of being in charge of my own care and happiness. I hold strong and keep the hearth warm for when I need to be comforted, held. I don't crumble and over-indulge when I think I can't thereby proving my suspicians that I couldn't. I allow time and ground to trust again. .  #fionamariepeach #taleswithfriends #selfdiscovery #selfawareness #selfleadership #soul_selfie #mywisdomlessons #blogger
14/365 Photograph YOU (AGAIN!) Portion/Statement/Glimpse  I try to spend an hour or so a day doing  this. Usually with a Star Trek episode on Netflix. And that is a glimpse of what relaxes me  #cy365 #captureyour365  #taleswithfriends #crossstitch
13/365 Photograph YOU Self Portrait/Essence/Uniqueness I know.  I am a day late (which could be considered my Essence) But - I did it. Self portrait. Ugh. I almost posted the one with the cat's tail across my face but decided that it didn't quite follow the spirit of the assignment. Only 11 more to go,  hopefully it will get easier.  #cy365 #captureyour365  #taleswithfriends
Because it was gloomy and cold *and, admit it, I was a wee bit lazy there, in front of the fire* I didn't wander out for the Saturday mail (well, in my defense,  it does arrive rather late in the day) until this gloomy, cold Monday morning to check my box. If I'd known a Rainbow from across the pond was waiting patiently (I'm assuming this ~ perhaps it wasn't at all patient) I wouldn't have been quite so irresponsible.  Thank you,  dear Jennifer @jennifercockcroft my #momentsjournal has arrived. It's lovely and looking forward to 2019. 😘💖💜💕 #taleswithfriends
A bit late, but still fun to find out! Did you find out your top 9 photos from 2018? If not, a quick google search gives you a few free sites that will turn them out for you in a minute or two.  With that little bit of fun out of the way, I’m happy to say that I’m opening my favorite e-course (Soul Focus: Finding Peace Through Photography) later today to my Writing with Light subscribers, who will also get the biggest discount on it. If you’re not signed up yet for Writing with Light (it’s free), you can find the info at the bottom of the blog link in my Instagram profile. If you’re not signed up for the newsletter, you can still get an Instagram friends discount later in the week (just not as much). I’ve gotta take care of my peeps! 🙂#creativelifehappylife * * * * * #instagramwithjoy #2018bestnine #2018topnine #2018top9 #taleswithfriends #exploretocreate #visualambassadors #neverstoplearning #soulfocusinspired #soulfocus #ofquietmoments #theartofslowliving #howishoot #onlinelearning #mindfulmoments #mindfulphoto #mindfulphotography
Neighbourhood dressed in blue on a fine Saturday afternoon. More snow falling today. ❄ • • #sininenhetki #januarysunset #wintercolourloving #savouringtheseason #winterinfinland #thisisfinland #finnishmoments #taleswithfriends
Since it’s my birthday month, found this gem. It’s New Year’s Eve and I’m cuttin’ a rug with my grandpa! #whotookthis #headscutoff #greendress #newyearseveparty #circa70s #taleswithfriends
"The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities." James Allen . . Dreams are the seeds! Are you tending to your dreams? Sometimes life seems to wear us out before we get to the dreaming, and especially before the planting and tending. I wish for you beautiful dreams and all of the vitality you need to make them real. Happy Sunday, my friends!!! 💕😘 . . . #quote #angel #angelquote #dreaming #dreamsareseedlingsofreality #doyoudream #creatingyourlife #plantaseed #angelhelp #itstartswithadream #beautifullife #theintrepidgoddess #taleswithfriends
From our walk. I looked up, way up and saw the sky. How blue it was! And the clouds - so soft and fluffy.  #fromourwalk #thesky #howblue #clouds #softandfluffy #photochallenge #taleswithfriends
A snowy Sunday spent crocheting, listening to Tom Waits, watching football playoffs, and passing out on top of the armchair while the birds at the feeders outside make fun of you, apparently. #catnap #catniphangover #sleepingcat #tortie #tortiesofinstagram #sundayfunday #snowysunday #taleswithfriends
Old press pass from when I worked out of the police department. This was approximately 21 years ago. They told me to not smile for the photo. People who know me know that I smile often. This is why.  I don't want to look as if I'm about to kill someone.  #dontsmile #ohthehorror #embarassingphoto #taleswithfriends
An afternoon with friends and good food (not mine). No dialogue necessary.  #video #afterwithfriends #goodfood #taleswithfriends
Special @bunky62 time. #sparklenails #bunkyandbunny #taleswithfriends
One night, over suburbia, there was an amazing sunset mixed into the clouds (which the iPhone, kind of, failed to capture in all it’s magnificence). #taleswithfriends #sunset #eveningskies #ourworldinskies #hibernate #cosy #clouds #nature #beautiful #suburbanskies
The childhood glee of newly fallen snow. Woke this morning knowing I'd bought those snow pants in the nick of time. Win! She's decorating snowcakes on the tables outside. It's 10 am. .  #storyofmyday #midlifemama #taleswithfriends #thesemoments #easternshoreofmaryland #fionamariepeach #snowfall #pinkismyfavoritecolor
in new cold i sit day dawns anew on garden with new fallen snow
I mean come on... these two... love! @bunky62 #sloanemarie #taleswithfriends #myfavorite
Monarch Spotting. Do you see? Monarchs are in trouble, they are pollinators. #taleswithfriends #monarchspotting #savethemonarchs #plantnativemilkweed #nectarflowers #yeahthatsmerightthere #allynscura
Miss Bunny had to just sit right down to look at the new baby lambs. They were born in December and they are beyond adorable. #babylambs #taleswithfriends #mybunny #ardenwoodhistoricfarm #lovethisgirl #paulinamae
It’s comforting to have a watch dog even if it’s TV she’s watching. She slept through thieves in the yard. We love her for herself.  #sheba #watchdog #watchingtv #weloveher #photochallenge #taleswithfriends
Making Seedballs to plant to help the monarchs on their migration. Population down 97%. There is still hope. Plant native milkweed and nectar flowers. #taleswithfriends #monarchbutterfly #plantnativemilkweed #nectarflowers
Hello Saturday! I asked for today’s guidance and got this powerhouse combo. I’m just going to sit with this awhile.
Saturday morning walk in the snow with a look at the snowfall through the upper pole barn. #snowfall #saturdaywalk #snowstorm #barn #tractor #tractorsilhouette #silhouette #taleswithfriends
What’s for lunch? Another episode in our lives. My camera hand is very shaky. I’m making myself sea sick. I have to work on steady hand. My first cooking video. Might have to ask my nephew for pointers.  #cookingvideo #whatsforlunch #stirfry #taleswithfriends
One of Fiona's languages of love is beauty services. Eamon gave us manicures for Christmas and we cashed them in today. Her nails were hot pink with a random sparkle finger. For mine I chose lavender! My nails are so brittle, I cracked one off making breakfast and they are already too short! .  Thank you to #DefiningMomentssalonandspa @ginamoments for taking such good care of us. .  #storyofmyday #selfcare #midlifemama #taleswithfriends #thesemoments
My Saturday morning bliss.  #saturdaymorning #bliss #taleswithfriends
We knew it would return! Snowy Saturday. I'm not going anywhere, so I guess it's the perfect day to finally put all those holiday decorations away. I was waiting for wiggle-your-nose superpowers, but I'm just gonna get it done. 😄😉 . . . #snow #snowday #snowysaturday #lovelysnow #cozyathome #putitaway #becauseitstime #theintrepidgoddess #taleswithfriends
12/365 Photograph CONTEMPLATIVE  Thoughtful/Calm/With Red  This is from Christmas. He is contemplating his future Food Network cooking show where he tells the world his gram taught him how to make a great pie crust. Well, maybe what he really contemplating how much fun that rolling pin is!  #cy365 #captureyour365  #ourlittleteagan #cabintime #inmykitchen #taleswithfriends
One great thing about popping into @theworksstores is you never quite know what treasures you may find. #taleswithfriends #bookbargain #books #booklove #bookfinds #booktreasures #bookdelight #booklover #bookworm #bookstagram
I’m currently participating in @squareboxfitness ’s New Year Challenge, one of few challenges I manage to fully complete—although started a week late every heart for last week is coloured.  For some reason that visible tracker and the need to colour a heart keep me motivated. So, to see if colouring in also works for other mini-goals, I made another tracker for the remaining weeks: • Maximum one glass of wine on the four days a week we normally drink. If I have more, have to colour the upside down glass black, or scribble it out, or do something to spoil my colouring in. 😆 • No snacking while preparing meals. I usually leave it so late to cook that I’m starved. • No eating after 8pm. Wonder how much ‘spoilers’ or white-filled icons I’ll have by the end of the three weeks. I could do so many more but I ran out of space and icons.
Final moments of light today here #quietwriting #light #sunset
How many do you need? 🦄 #unicorns #rainbowsandunicorns #taleswithfriends
Let's get to know each other!  5 things you may not know about me: 👇🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. I knew as young as probably 10 I did not want kids.  #dogmomaf 🐶  2. I DESPISE pea's.  If they are in soup or chicken pot pies it will be cold before I am done picking them all out and it's safe to eat. #imagrownup #donttellmewhattodo 🤢 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3. I grew up protecting my mom and my brother and it appears I carried that "responsibility" into my adulthood.  Mess with my friends or family and #iwillcutyou #tryme #theywontfindyourbody 🔪 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 4. I am DEATHLY afraid of spiders.  Like curl up in the fetal position, paralyzed and bawling, afraid. 🕷 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 5. I am a scary good judge of character.  I will like you or I wont. Its as simple as that.  When I was a teenager I told my mom a guy who was asking her out had murdered people before.  Shortly after that he appeared on the 6oclock news wanted for murdering his girlfriend and had murdered his grandma when he was 16.  #justtrustmeok #iknowthings 👁 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now tell me something I may not know about you? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #gettoknoweachother #5thingsaboutme #talktome #gettoknowme #introductionfriday #tellmesomething #funfactsfriday #funfacts #factsforyou #introduction #aboutme #fridayintroductions #introvert #thisisme #5thingsaboutme  #followme #reflections #taleswithfriends #friyay #fridayfacts #nowyouknow
A busy day. A little shorty walk around the block.  #videoclips #walkatoundtheblock #taleswithfriends
In search of me. Always clarifying and shifting perspective, fighting against stagnation. Searching for self value and self pride.  I thoroughly enjoyed all Holiday happiness and today I blogged that I am on a new fitness path. I am proudly back on Weight Watchers. I accept where I am and I have the power to choose to change it. I wear clothing that is comfortable and as flattering as I can. This is the reminder shot of where I'm starting from. Link to my blog in my profile! . .  #taleswithfriends #fitnessjourney #selfie #ontheblog #soul_selfie #mywisdomlesson
11/365 photograph POP of COLOR part II Eye Catching/Contrast/Draw Attention (I could say morning and afternoon ... makes a difference when the sun shines a bit) Which fo you prefer?  #cy365 #captureyour365  #frostastical #taleswithfriends #mentoringcollective #guided365alum #inmyyard
11/365. Photograph POP of COLOR Eye Catching/Contrast/Draw Attention  Hard to get a crisp, bright Red when it's totally fogged in  #cy365 #captureyour365  #taleswithfriends #mentoringcollective
Day 11 for @ahouseindays with Janus’ doorway and a cold day beginning the wait for big snow tomorrow. #janus #doorway #waitingforsnow #coldjanuary #taleswithfriends #ahouseindays #planterior #mybohoabode #plantglobes
My goodness, it feels like forever since I’ve shared a post here (when really, it’s been a little over a week). Since getting back from vacation and trying to re-enter “real life,” I’ve been searching around for creative inspirations to plan out my online course offerings for the year. Luckily, I saw the film “Roma” yesterday and it gave me just the creative kick I needed. Have you seen it? It’s definitely a film that photographers would love. Aside from the story of the main character (which touched me), the black and white shots of everyday objects and city views were so luminous, textured, and poetic. So I set out this morning to capture just a little bit of that feeling. Grateful to @alfonsocuaron for a truly beautiful film. #neverstopcreating * * * * * #instagramwithjoy #romamovie #blackandwhiteisworththefight #everydayobjects #stilllifeisreallife #itsastill_life #dearbellagrace #taleswithfriends #beautyintheeveryday #beautyiseverywhere #quietandstill #monochromemavens #artphoto_bw  #bandw #nothingisordinary #nothingisordinary_ #creativelifehappylife #ofquietmoments #everydaymagic
When your internet is down all day and you wonder if it's OK to just goof off because you can't work.... . . Well, OK! I had plenty I could do, but it was a bit ridiculous how many tasks required an internet connection. It definitely messed with my plan. (😲 Oh no, not the plan!) You know ..so, I goofed off! We're back online now. 😄 My son even survived. Gracie was not affected at all. Smart Gracie! 😼 . . . #whentheinternetisdown #gracieloukitty #calicokitty #calicoesofig #catsofinstagram #shessmart #goofingoff #theintrepidgoddess #taleswithfriends
Once again, I've been looking back at the past 12 months and planning for the new year with the help of the Unravel Your Year workbook by @susannahconway. It's been a ritual I do over the holidays for five years now, and I'm so grateful that year by year, Susannah keeps offering the workbook for all of us to use.  On the blog now, I've gathered my thoughts and put together three short lists:  3 things I accomplished in 2018, 3 things I'll keep working on in 2019, and 3 new goals for the new year.  Click through the link in my profile to read! What do your lists look like?  #wisteriawalktheblog #unravelyouryear2019 #unravelyouryear #intentionalnewyear #selfportrait #januarythoughts #ontheblog #creativeblogger #taleswithfriends
What to do with berries sitting in the fridge? Raspberries I’ll gobble a punnet in one sitting. Other berries I can take or leave and I usually end up freezing and storing them for cakes or muffins.  Wasn’t in the mood for eggs this morning (very unusual for me) so made some wholemeal pancakes and topped them with cottage cheese, berries and a drizzle of honey. 😋  Wow! 😮 Just updated my apps last night and discovered I can post to two IG accounts at once! Apologies for the double-whammy if you follow more than one of my accounts but I’ve got to test this! 😁
So happy to have my room back after giving it up for a new kitten six months ago. Old friends Palo Santo, tingsha, singing bowl, healing Buddha, chakra stones and tarot decks are all back in place. #altar #palosanto #incense #buddha #myshelf #healingbuddha #tarotdecks #taleswithfriends #aroomofonesown
Enjoying the play of afternoon sun on the wall, a cinnamon bun and a cuppa. All will be short lived.  #sunlightonwall #afternoontea #cinnamonbun #photochallenge #taleswithfriends
The Moorgate | dreaming of this beaut space as I shiver in my freezing bedroom 😂 . . . Such a wonderful spot 😍 . . . Happy Thursday! How did another week just fly by?! Tbh I’m not too sad January is nearly halfway through 😬 . . . #thespacesilike #myanthropologie #prettylittlelondon #interiorinspo #tv_colors #pocket_colors #ig_color #agameoftones #taleswithfriends #tv_living #pocket_streetlife #designinspiration #postcardsfromtheworld #darlingdaily #abmtravelbug #postcardplaces #postitfortheaesthetics #wonderfulworld #capturequiet #myanthropolgie #cozyspots #cornersofmyworld #inspiremyinstagram #thisishowihueit #stopandstaredecor #quietchaotics #alifewellcaptured #theartofslowliving

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