Arizona, random

Stop and smell/photograph the roses

Yesterday I went to the Phoenix Flea in Downtown Phoenix with Shannon.  As we were walking by a rose garden, I couldn’t help but jump in and take some photos of these colorful flowers.  Shannon was laughing at me as I jumped to each new flower because I was so excited – each one was more beautiful than the last.  Maybe I was so enamored with them because I missed seeing such so flowers like this.  Maybe it was because so many times I’ve taken photos of nature and the photos don’t do them justice.  That’s not the case with roses.  Whether it’s a bright and sunshiny day, a gloomy cloudy day or a dewy morning – I’ve always found roses are just as gorgeous in photos as they are in person.  The fact that rose is a variation of my mother’s name definitely contributes to the beauty.  After I concluded taking photos, we were walking and a man stopped me to say that he was so glad to see that I appreciated the beauty of these flowers as much as he did.  He enjoyed watching me become so excited by the flowers and photographing them as well.  I told him I think it’s just as important to stop and photograph the roses as it is to smell the roses.

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Arizona, Deep thoughts, random

Familiar

One day I’m in the pool, the next day I’m wearing a scarf. I live in a place that I knew nothing about before moving and so I’m experiencing and taking each moment as it comes. I had no clue before I moved here what a dust storm or monsoon or a haboob in the summer meant or that fall and winter in the desert meant cool sweater weather mornings/evenings but mostly mild afternoons. Each day is a new experience with new people, new places, new roads, new culture. I miss familiarity like crazy but I was craving new experiences so I’ll continue to go with the flow and eventually these places and people will be my new familiar too. me-scarf

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A day in the life..., random

Donald Trump will be our new President

Last night I fell asleep with the TV on while waiting to hear the poll results.  When I woke up around midnight I heard a man saying that Hillary will not be giving her speech and that she’d give it in the morning and that we should all go to sleep.  Then, the man on CNN described how difficult it will be for parents to explain to their children how/why this bully of a man with NO political background is the new president of our country.  The phrase “fake it til you make it” has never been more true.  I learned a lot about our country with this election.  There are a lot of people in this country that think differently than I do. They have different morals and want different things out of life and a leader.  I wanted a President that I’d be inspired by.  I wanted a President who had our best interest in mind.  I wanted a President that my nephews could look up to.  But, we got a reality show producer.  I don’t know if I’ll ever understand this.

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