In Category: ‘Personal’
When I decided to honor my Grandfather by making Horseradish and Beets to put in my Easter Basket to be blessed this past Easter. I had no idea that grating Horseradish would be so tear inducing. Good thing my Hubby was there to step in. Although we could not agree on the Beets to Horseradish ratio…we did agree on the fact that this will become a tradition for us.
It was so nice to see so many baskets lined up waiting to be blessed at Mary Mother of Hope in New Castle, PA last saturday. I used to love going with my Mums family when I was a child to the Polish church for this annual blessing. This year I took my niece and she was so sweet and eager to participate.
After the blessing was over I sent my niece up to give the priest a jar of Horseradish & Beets for his basket. She came back after doing that and routed through her own basket to find him a colored egg as well….she didn’t think there was enough eggs in his! She’s so sweet and giving…she is truly a gift from God.
I hope the Easter season was a blessing to you.
How many of us regularly take a day or a couple of days to recharge ourselves? Our creative sides? Our muse? Our bodies? Our brains?
I had such a weekend. One that I got to share with good friends and my honey. We laughed. Drank tea and wine. Encouraged one another. Laughed. Debated. Listened. Slowed down. Sat in front of the fireplace. Saw beauty in small things. Walked in the woods. And were lifted up by our enviroment and our friendship.
The result for me is that my heart is full. My muse is free. I feel ‘unstuck’ creatively for the first time in weeks. I can see the path and am ready to move down it. This was a life changing weekend.
How do you keep your ‘cup full’? Do you schedule time? Do you find that it just ‘happens’ at the right time? Or do you have to ‘crash’ before you schedule it for yourself?
What would a update from me be if it didn’t include photographs? I’ve included a sampling from the Sunday excursion to Kennerdale, PA. Freedom Falls. The Rockland Furnace (Iron Ore) built with hand cut stone in 1832 by Andrew McCaslin. A beautiful set of railroad bridges after the sun had set. And the view of the Allegheny River with slow moving ice floes.
Moving off the farm was such a hard decision to make….it shouldn’t have been but it was. We are only 3 miles away but at times it feels so far. I miss walking out the door and hearing my horses holler from the barn in the morning. Or looking out the window and seeing them grazing in the pasture.
But our new place is wonderful. I love being in the woods. Daily I have deer standing in my bark yard or walking up the old logging road. And my wall of windows…well I’m a lover of light…so you can only imagine the kick my muse gets when I turn around from my desk and see my old Jack Russell basking in the sun. Yes, a sneaky belly crawl across the floor with my camera to sniper her while she enjoys some winter warmth. A moment I hope to see repeated for many years.
More shots from the new place are coming. And of course there will always be Jack Russell Terriers and Horses filling this blog regardless of where I live or travel to.
The Pennsylvania Amish Dutch still gather and stack field corn stalks each fall….a magnificent setting for a sunset.
Wow! What a close to 2012.
When big changes happen to me….they usually happen FAST.
November and December 2012 were no exception. Big changes are on the horizon for Tami Weingartner Photography. I’m so excited for 2013!
Summer evening fishing parties. Bass ponds. Little girls and pink fishing poles. Sun dresses. Bobbers. Worms. Blue gills. Sunfish. Moms. Dads. Friends. Sunset. Ol’ Salt. Sunglasses. Muddy shoes. Campfires. Hot dogs. S’mores. Hayrides. Sparklers. This is enjoying life. Slowing down. Taking all the details and moments in. Creating sweet memories.
We spent a couple of hours of our vacation this month just sitting in the town park of Schroon Lake, NY in the Adirondaks. I’ll post a few more photos from this vacation in the next week or so. As well as images from a family session I did while up there. Good fun! As always I love my time spent in this region. I’m going to extend my time there next year…and hopefully keep extending it every year. As you can see my hubby and both Jack Russell Terriers came along for a few days off as well.