T Mesick Photography Inc: Blog https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog en-us (C) T Mesick Photography Inc tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Tue, 19 Oct 2021 22:09:00 GMT Tue, 19 Oct 2021 22:09:00 GMT https://www.tmesickphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u410117606-o948455336-50.jpg T Mesick Photography Inc: Blog https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog 78 120 A Leaf Of A Different Color https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/10/a-leaf-of-a-different-color

Above is an image of a Leaf of a Different Color. The brown color of the leaf tells us its life is spent. Colors in nature can tell us a lot of information about where things stand. A brown leaf means the leaf is dead, yellow and orange leaves tells us Fall is here and winter is on the way, and green leaves tell us the leaf and the plant or tree is healthy and alive. Reading the signs of nature can give us a status report on life. We need the same self awareness when it comes to reading the signs in our own lives. There are situations in life that are brown leaves, dead, lifeless and there are leaves of yellow or orange that tell us change is coming. Finally the green leaves tell us life is healthy and vibrant. Read the signs of life in your own life, it is as simple as "A LEAF OF A DIFFERENT COLOR!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Different Color Leaf Nature Signs of Life https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/10/a-leaf-of-a-different-color Wed, 20 Oct 2021 07:00:00 GMT
Expecting The Unexpected https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/10/expecting-the-unexpected

Walking the nature trails in Florida, you will often see Anhingas fishing the the water, however, when one catches a fish you have your shot. Nature Photography is often "Expecting the Unexpected." However, many areas in life also  have the theme expecting the unexpected. You see it sports, you get an unexpected job opportunity, an inheritance comes from a distant relative, or you have everything go right that day. We do see the unexpected in life. One thing we need to do more in life as in Nature Photography is walking through life "EXPECTING THE UNEXPECTED!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Anhinga Nature Photography Nature Trails The Unexpected https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/10/expecting-the-unexpected Wed, 13 Oct 2021 07:00:00 GMT
Symbols Of The Season https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/10/symbols-of-the-season

What a better symbol for the Fall Season than the Pumpkin. It speaks to us of the season where one picture paints a thousand words. Symbols are so powerful in our lives. They speak without words to get their meanings across. They are simple. They are known by both young and old. They spark memories in our lives. Symbols are what we should strive to become in our lives. Speak without words, simple and fond memories of what we bring to people. Look at a pumpkin and remind yourself to become "SYMBOLS OF THE SEASON!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Fall Pumpkin Symbol Symbol of the Season https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/10/symbols-of-the-season Wed, 06 Oct 2021 07:00:00 GMT
Finding Your Own Rock https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/9/finding-your-own-rock

Above is an image of a water Turtle that has found its own rock and there it sits sunny itself, keeping a watchful eye on life all around it. We could learn from the Turtle about finding our own rock. Our rock is our safe place, where we can relax and watch life go by free from harm. Our Own Rock may be many things, it could be a form of spirituality, it could be a sport, it could be a hobby,  it could be a person, a place, or a time in our life where we flourished. Do spend time finding your Own Rock, you can find as many as you can the better. Once you have found it, there you can sit and keep a watchful eye on life. The trick is "FINDING YOUR OWN ROCK!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Life Rock Turtle https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/9/finding-your-own-rock Wed, 29 Sep 2021 07:00:00 GMT
Acknowledging The Seasons https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/9/acknowledging-the-seasons

Today is the first day of Fall. It is a change of Season. In our modern existence we tend not to acknowledge the changing of the seasons as we once did. The seasons are markers during the year and have their own life about them. Seasons remind us that life changes, it does not stay the same, but is constantly moving. Fall brings with it cooler temperatures, shorter days, and plants put forth their fruits before the winter as a time of harvest. Today spend some time and look at how the season is changing life. "ACKNOWLEDGING THE SEASONS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Changes in Life Fall Life Seasons https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/9/acknowledging-the-seasons Wed, 22 Sep 2021 07:00:00 GMT
The Struggle To Eat https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/9/the-struggle-to-eat

Above is an image of a Tri-colored Heron trying to eat whatever that is it caught. The poor bird struggled 10 to 15 minutes until it finally swallowed its prey. It had to really struggle to eat. If we have ever ordered lobster or crab legs, we can relate to the struggle this poor bird went through just to get something to eat. Food is one thing that all life shares whether it a plant or an animal. We all struggle to eat. Just look at the popularity of cooking shows and you see we love to eat, but there is a struggle to cook the food either easy or hard. Let us appreciate the food we are given on a daily basis and remember "THE STRUGGLE TO EAT!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Cooking Food Struggle Tri-colored Heron https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/9/the-struggle-to-eat Wed, 15 Sep 2021 07:00:00 GMT
Symbols Of Strength https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/9/symbols-of-strength

Above is an image of a Portrait of an Eagle, a symbol of strength. We all seek strength in life weather it is physical, mental or spiritual. It is strength that allows us to power through the tough challenges we face in life. We may not posses strength in all aspects, but just one factor may be all we need to get through life. Find if your strength is physical, mental or spiritual and develop your strength. We all need "SYMBOLS OF STRENGHT!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Eagle Strength https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/9/symbols-of-strength Wed, 08 Sep 2021 07:00:00 GMT
The Good And Bad Of Power https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/9/the-good-and-bad-of-power

Above is an image of a Red-shoulder Hawk at the Green Cay Wetlands. A Hawk is a powerful bird which strikes fear in the creatures who inhabit the wetlands. Our image of power is often the Bad of Power. The one that strikes fear, ambition and greed. The power that looks to rule or enslave others. However, Power does that have to be that way. There is a Good Power, one that looks to heal, uplift, and encourage others to be themselves. The Good Power looks to nurture not control, to love not hate, to serve not to be served, to give not take and life not death. So often we see this Good Power as a weakness and aspire to the Bad Power. The Good Power could change the World if we would only seek it, find it and live it. It is up to us to choose between "THE GOOD AND BAD OF POWER!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Bad Power Good Power Green Cay Wetlands Power Red-shoulder Hawk https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/9/the-good-and-bad-of-power Sat, 04 Sep 2021 07:00:00 GMT
Mistakes Happen - Learn From Them https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/8/mistakes-happen---learn-from-them

Above is a less than perfect image of a Black-necked Stilt taking flight. The birds feet are cut off making it a bad shot. Mistakes happen in our life and we tend to beat ourselves up every time it happens. We want to be perfect and we are not. So many institutions place "perfection" as something we should always be all the time. We hear it at home, at school, at church, in sports, at work, and in just about everything we do. However, we fall short again and again. Mistakes will happen in life and what we need to do is learn from them, doing better the next time. Even the most Holy of people acknowledge that they are not perfect, but they learn from their mistakes. So, don't beat yourself up but learn "MISTAKES HAPPEN -LEARN FROM THEM!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Black-necked Stilt Learn Mistakes Perfection https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/8/mistakes-happen---learn-from-them Wed, 25 Aug 2021 07:00:00 GMT
In Life: Timing Is Everything https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/8/in-life-timing-is-everything

Above is an image of a Green Heron fishing the waters. Timing is everything for the Green Heron. It waits in stillness until the fish swims close and then it moves in a fast striking fashion to catch its prey. If the Green Heron misses the moment, it goes unrewarded and must do the whole ordeal all over again. In our lives timing is everything. We have to be ready at the right moment, at the right time, and at the right place. If one of those factors are missing we miss the moment. Timing can require planning ahead or sometimes it is just dumb luck. Whatever the situation, one must strike quickly to capture the moment. "IN LIFE: TIMING IS EVERYTHING!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) fishing green heron moment timing https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/8/in-life-timing-is-everything Wed, 18 Aug 2021 07:00:00 GMT
The Joy Of Birth https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/8/the-joy-of-birth

One thing we always find Joy in is the birth of a baby. It could be a human being or an animal, but a Joy is awakened in us at the sight of new life. In what may be a dark world of our existence it is the joy of birth that brings light to our world and has throughout all of our history. In what may seem like dark times today look for the joy of birth and re-birth in the life around you, for a new birth can even take away the sting of death. Do not under estimate the power of "THE JOY OF BIRTH!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Baby Birth Joy New Life https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/8/the-joy-of-birth Sat, 14 Aug 2021 07:00:00 GMT
Enjoy The Moment https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/8/enjoy-the-moment

Above is an image of a Squirrel in Copley Square, Boston Mass. The Squirrel is simply enjoying the moment of eating a nut it acquired. In fact Copley Square in a peaceful spot in the middle of a big bustling city. It is a spot where you can go in the midst of chaos and find peace and quiet. We need to find those moments like the squirrel to enjoy the moment and we need places like Copley Square to enjoy the moment. Life passes by so quick, so take your time, find your nut, and find your place and "ENJOY THE MOMENT!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Boston Copley Square Enjoy the Moment Squirrel https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/8/enjoy-the-moment Wed, 11 Aug 2021 07:00:00 GMT
Living In A Bubble https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/8/living-in-a-bubble

Above is an image of a child playing with a bubble. Inside the bubble you can see the life around the child. It is so easy for us to live our life in a bubble. We surround ourselves with people who are like-minded, share our values, and are on our same economic level, putting us in a bubble. Once in our bubble we cannot see outside of the bubble and do not understand the people not in our bubble. Thus, we become close minded and lack compassion for people who do not see life in our bubble. As the child will sooner or later pop the bubble, our bubbles must burst if we are going to gain a greater understanding of the people not in our bubble. Strive to burst your bubble if you find yourself living in one, for life is not just "LIVING IN A BUBBLE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Bubble Child Compassion https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/8/living-in-a-bubble Sat, 07 Aug 2021 07:00:00 GMT
The Cinderella Story https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/8/the-cinderella-story

Above is an image of a magical tree decoration, making it a magical tree. We love the story of Cinderella with all its magic and happy ending. Currently, watching the Olympics we see the Cinderella Story played out in real life. Sure there are the favorites, the superstars that are expected to win medals, but every now and then we see someone who is unknown, not expected to compete come out and out perform all the others. We see that unexpected Cinderella Story. It what gives us hope in life that dreams can come true. It makes us believe in "THE CINDERELLA STORY!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Cinderella Cinderella Story Magic Olympics https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/8/the-cinderella-story Wed, 04 Aug 2021 07:00:00 GMT
A Log Across The Stream https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/7/a-log-across-the-stream

Above is an image of a stream in Danforth Falls Massachusetts. The two Logs go across  the stream providing a way to get to the other side of the rushing water. In our lives we need logs across the stream of the rushing water in life. The rushing water could be our problems, our stresses, our anxieties, our fears, or even our past mistakes. The Logs are the people or the things in life that give us strength and courage. We need to find the logs in our life that we can cross the rushing water, "THE LOG ACROSS THE STREAM!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Danforth Falls Log Rushing Water Stream https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/7/a-log-across-the-stream Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT
The Good Life Of Summer https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/7/the-good-life-of-summer

Ah! the good life of summer. We all have some fond memory of summer. It might just be simple living or it might be a big excursion. Summer is a time of activity. The weather is warm and the days are long. Think back in your childhood, a younger time, and remember a time during Summer when you were happy doing some fun thing. Take that happiness and apply to today and remember "THE GOOD LIFE OF SUMMER!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Fun Good Life Happy Summer https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/7/the-good-life-of-summer Wed, 07 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT
4th of July https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/7/4th-of-july

Above is an image of fireworks from a 4th of July celebration in Boston, Mass. This weekend we in the United States celebrate the 4th of July, our independence day. Almost every country has its own independence day celebration. Independence holds great importance in our lives. Countries celebrate it, kids coming of age celebrate it, and even animals will seek their independence. There is something in life that resists restrictions and the sense of being directed against our will. Independence does not have to be solitary, it could be a collective goal. Seek independence with wisdom and a sense of direction and enjoy the '4TH OF JULY"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) 4th of July Independence Day' Boston Fireworks https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/7/4th-of-july Sat, 03 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT
Wait A Bit Longer! https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/6/wait-a-bit-longer

Above is an image of a Great White Egret hunting for food in the water. The bird must tell itself "Wait a bit longer" if it is going to be successful. How patient are we when it comes to things in life? Are we the reckless impatient one or are we the patient person waiting for the right moment in life? So often our quick actions may lead to disappointment. Now the Egret must be ready for a quick strike when the moment arises, so this is not a call to non-action, but to right action when the time is right.  Feeling disappointed, "WAIT A BIT LONGER!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Disappointment Egret Patience https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/6/wait-a-bit-longer Wed, 30 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT
On The Wings Of Hope https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/6/on-the-wings-of-hope

Above is an image of a Great Blue Heron, flying across the sky. It soars above all bringing beauty and awe. Birds flying somehow give us hope. It may be our want to fly, the speed of their flight, or our sense of going where ever we want. Hope is a "feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen." We all need a sense of hope in our lives even in the darkest of times. Life does not always go the way we may want it to, but hope allows us to always aspire to a better outcome. Like the Blue Heron, fly "ON THE WINGS OF HOPE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Flying Great Blue Heron Hope Wings of Hope https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/6/on-the-wings-of-hope Wed, 23 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT
Give Praise For A New Day! https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/6/give-praise-for-a-new-day

Give Praise For A New Day! As you start today rejoice in the fact that you are alive. So many many people are not so lucky to see this day. Live this day as it may be your last. Rejoice in the Sunrise, Rejoice in the presence of others good or bad, be thankful for the little things in life, let not stress and toxic people cloud your your disposition, and rejoice in the Sunset! If you are alive, you have so much to be thankful for. Seize the day "Carpe Diem" for life!  Soar high above all things. "GIVE PRAISE FOR A NEW DAY!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Carpe Diem Life New Day Praise Sunrise Sunset https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/6/give-praise-for-a-new-day Sat, 19 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT
Landing Back At The Office https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/6/landing-back-at-the-office

Above is a image of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks landing on a tree limb. Now that COVID-19 is receding in the population, we have to return back to the office for work. Some people want to go back and others they would rather to continue to work from home. People have found that some jobs can be performed from home and be just as productive as it was in the office. Still, some people miss the interaction of work and the change of pace. What we find is the "new normal" has shown us that our world has changed. At home gave us a glimpse into ourselves as to our handle on solitude or if we need more socialization. It is important to learn these lessons about ourselves as we go "LANDING BACK AT THE OFFICE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Black-bellied Whistling Ducks COVID-19 Office Work https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/6/landing-back-at-the-office Wed, 16 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT
Life Is In A Garden https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/6/life-is-in-a-garden

As Summer begins to kick in, so our gardens are coming fully alive. Plants are growing, flowers are blooming, and wildlife is everywhere. Gardens give life to our world and bring us pleasure and peace. What makes a garden so attractive? It beams with the fullness of life. Life is everywhere in a garden from flower to weeds, bugs to birds, life is fully alive. Our lives can come fully alive in our own personal gardens. What we plant and surround ourselves with, will reflect in our personal garden. Think what you want to plant in your life and it will attract the corresponding life. Plant wisely for "LIFE IS IN A GARDEN!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Garden Life Plant Summer https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/6/life-is-in-a-garden Wed, 02 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT
Memorial Day: Honor The Sacrifice https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/5/memorial-day-honor-the-sacrifice

Today in the United States we celebrate Memorial Day, when we honor our war dead. All those young men and women who lost their lives in war, fighting for freedom. War is a terrible thing that has been with us since humankind  has existed. It reflects a quest for power, ego, and superiority. It does not reflect the qualities that we so often aspire to in our journey in life. It is unfortunate that to stop power, ego, and superiority it requires sacrifice of so many lives cut too short. Today we honor those who who made that sacrifice, protecting us from the worst of our human nature. Remember today "MEMORIAL DAY: HONOR THE SACRIFICE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Memorial Day Sacrifice War https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/5/memorial-day-honor-the-sacrifice Mon, 31 May 2021 07:00:00 GMT
Don't Hug Your Chickens https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/5/dont-hug-your-chickens

Today as I watched the news, I saw a story where there is a warning "don't hug your chickens" because they may have Salmonella. I thought WOW, with all the problems in the world today, COVID-19 still running wild in India, violence in the Middle East, and wild weather, we have to stop and think should I hug my chickens? I don't think of all the things in life that can kill us, hugging our chickens is high on the list. We all face problems in life and it is up to us to prioritize what is important and what is not. We should not stress about the little things in life but the big things in life. If we have our health, our home, our family, and an income to live on, we should be thankful for our situation. There are some things in life not to stress about and one of them is the question of "DON'T HUG YOUR CHICKENS!"

 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Chicken Hug Salmonella Stress https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/5/dont-hug-your-chickens Sat, 22 May 2021 07:00:00 GMT
Your Hidden Self https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/5/your-hidden-self

Above is an image of a Purple Gallinule hiding in the plants. The bird is a beautiful colorful bird but it has chosen to hide itself. We tend to do the same thing as the Gallinule, we hide our true selves from others. It may be the fear of being hurt, it may be we are afraid to show others our true self or the harsh judgement of others, but we hide in the long foliage of life. Part of our life's journey is to bring our true selves to the forefront. It is never easy to step our from our cover, but we will never be who we are meant to be unless we show our hidden beautiful self. Start slow, but let it shine, YOUR HIDDEN SELF!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Hidden Self Purple Gallinule Self https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/5/your-hidden-self Wed, 19 May 2021 07:00:00 GMT
And The Weeds Attracts Butterflies https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/5/and-the-weeds-attracts-butterflies

About 2 years ago our city sent out letters to homeowners telling us to re-sod our yards with lawn grass as we were in a drought and our yards were not green. It may be nice to have a green lawn, but lawn grass does very little to support the wildlife in the area. Above is an image of a butterfly on a dandelion flower. Dandelions are considered a notorious lawn weed. However, they attract butterflies and bees and give more back to the wildlife than the green lawn grass. Moral of the story is simply....."AND THE WEEDS ATTRACTS BUTTERFLIES!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Bees Butterflies Lawn Grass Weeds https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/5/and-the-weeds-attracts-butterflies Wed, 12 May 2021 07:00:00 GMT
The Jaws Of Fear https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/5/jaws-of-fear

Above is an image of the jaws of a crocodile. The sharp teeth, the knowledge of its behavior as a predator strikes fear at the sight of the reptile. Our first response is always a negative one, we fear the worst at the sight of the creature. In fact so many of our first responses to things in life is negativity and fear. Perhaps its just our fallen nature or some primordial instinct  that we always fear the worst and react so negative to situations. Imagine if we started to react on a positive note and let fear not be our first thought, how life would change. Yes, it is hard to break from negative thinking and the jaws of fear but it can be done with time and patience. Start now to first react on the positive side of situations and break "JAWS OF FEAR!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Crocodile Fear Jaws of Fear Positive Thinking https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/5/jaws-of-fear Sat, 08 May 2021 07:00:00 GMT
Feeling Unwanted https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/5/feeling-unwanted

Above is an image of two Anhingas making a third Anhinga feeling very unwanted. We have most likely experienced that feeling at some point in our life. Feeling unwanted may come from any number of factors; race, nationality, religion, or just being different. It is always a very unpleasant feeling. One thing we can all do to improve the human race is to make people feel wanted. We must put aside our differences and find the things we all have in common. There is not a worse feeling than "FEELING UNWANTED!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Anhinga Human Race Unwanted https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/5/feeling-unwanted Wed, 05 May 2021 07:00:00 GMT
Walking The Path To Peace https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/4/walking-the-path-to-peace

The Path to Peace is a very simple one. Peace follows the truth. Walking the path to peace is not that simple. We must follow the truth. There is no Us vs Them, Those People, or the other side. In walking the path to peace there is no war, there is no revenge, there is no hatred, only the truth and the truth is a very narrow path. One cannot stop to rest or get off the path. The question that must be asked on the path to peace is "What is the Truth? That has to be discovered for each person and that is why it is so hard "WALKING THE PATH TO PEACE!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Path Peace Truth Walking https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/4/walking-the-path-to-peace Wed, 28 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMT
Easter: Seed Of New Life https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/4/easter-seed-of-new-life

Above is an image of a Seed, which contains all that is necessary for new life. When it is buried in the ground, new life will arise. Today we celebrate Easter when Jesus Christ rises from the grave. Christians believe that he gives us new life after being buried in a grave. He is a seed that was planted in the ground and rises to a new life not only for himself but for everybody. Even if you are not a Christian the thought of new life after death migrates thru most religions. The idea exists in nature, just look at the seed. "EASTER: SEED OF NEW LIFE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Easter Jesus Christ New Life Seed https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/4/easter-seed-of-new-life Sun, 04 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMT
Going The Way You Know https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/3/going-the-way-you-know

Today with all the GPS apps on our devices, we can encounter a multitude of different directions on how to get somewhere. This can be good if we don't know where we are going or if we have never been there, but the easiest way is just going the way you know. The reason is sometimes those GPS apps can get us lost or take us on a complex route. This can even apply on our greater journey and that is life. We are faced with so many directions on where to go and how to get there, that sometimes we can get lost. The simplest solution is jus "GOING THE WAY YOU KNOW."

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Directions GPS Journey Life https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/3/going-the-way-you-know Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT
Symbol Of The Dragonfly https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/3/symbol-of-the-dragonfly

Above is an image of a Dragonfly. A Dragonfly is a symbol of change and self-realization. As we approach the celebrations of Passover and Easter both days represents change and self-realization to a new life. A Dragonfly transcends water and air, for it begins its life in water then transcends to a life in the air. A Dragonfly shows us when one life ends (water), a new life begins (air). No matter what one may believe the life we live is never stagnant, but transcends to new realities and transformations beyond our current reality. We have the power to change ourselves for the better. Just look to the "SYMBOL OF THE DRAGONFLY!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Air Dragonfly Easter Passover Transformation Water https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/3/symbol-of-the-dragonfly Sat, 27 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT
Spring Is Here! https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/3/spring-is-here

The days are getting longer, the sun shines, the air warms, flowers bloom, and Spring Is Here! The changing of the seasons is something that should be celebrated. All too often the patterns of nature are ignored, however, they do effect our lives, the way we think, and the way we act. Take some time and see the sun set or take a walk and look for flowers in bloom. Celebrate! "SPRING IS HERE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Flowers Seasons Spring https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/3/spring-is-here Wed, 24 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT
Patience! Patience! https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/3/patience-patience

Above is an image of a Green Heron hunting for food. The Heron must practice patience if it is going to catch a meal. Its very survival depends on Patience! Have you notice how Patience is lost in our world today. People speed up to wait at a red light or they just run the light. They expect food at an instant when they go out to eat. We have lost our Patience with life.  Patience is a virtue for all of nature, the Green Heron must practice patience when it hunts, spiders must practice patience sitting in the web to catch food, and we must be better practicing patience in our daily lives. One's survival comes down to "PATIENCE! PATIENCE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Green Heron Patience Survival https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/3/patience-patience Sat, 20 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT
A Dog's Life https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/3/a-dogs-life

Have you ever wondered if you lived a dog's life? There are many dogs who eat better and have a better life than the majority of us. Yet, there are none of us who want to live life as a dog. Dogs have many qualities we can learn from, they are loyal, they are a good companion, they are very protective of their owner, and they have an unconditional love. Thus they are rewarded by those who own them for those qualities. If we examine those qualities they are a good rule to live life by but we would have to surrender our personal freedom. The life we should live is adapt those qualities but maintain our personal freedom and individuality, which is hard to do, but we then would be living "A DOG'S LIFE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Dog Dog's Life Individuality Personal Freedom https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/3/a-dogs-life Wed, 17 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT
Your Pearl Of Great Value https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/3/your-pearl-of-great-value Pearl (1 of 1)Pearl (1 of 1)Pearl (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a Pearl which has always been a symbol of great riches. We may not all own pearls, but we do have "pearls" in our lives. These are the things we hold of great value. Our pearls could be anything, it could be our family, a good memory in our life, a special person, a place, or an event. Our pearl is a treasure to us and we hold on to it and perhaps hide it away. It does us good to identify our pearl and ponder its value in our life. When life gets hard and dark, our pearl can give us comfort during those times. Discover and cherish "YOUR PEARL OF GREAT VALUE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Pearl Riches Symbol Treasure https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/3/your-pearl-of-great-value Sat, 13 Mar 2021 08:00:00 GMT
A Simple Flower https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/3/a-simple-flower

There are millions of different flowers in the world we live in. Some are small, some are large, some are colorful, some are plain, and some are complex. No matter the flower, there is something beautiful in just a simple flower. Its simple beauty can still make us stop and look. All too often we search for things in life that are complex or exotic to be different, but sometimes just "simple" is beautiful. Next time in a garden, look at all the exotic flowers growing, however, pause to see the beauty in "A SIMPLE FLOWER!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Beauty Flower Garden Simple https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/3/a-simple-flower Wed, 10 Mar 2021 08:00:00 GMT
Turtles On A Rock https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/3/turtles-on-a-rock

Above is an image of two Turtles on a rock. Turtles are a symbol for longevity. What are they accomplishing? NOTHING! and that is a good thing. By doing nothing they are doing something. They sit still in the sun and warm their bodies which gives them the energy to swim, eat, and go about their day. Too often we feel guilty if we do nothing but there are times when nothing is doing something. It is a time to recharge our batteries so to speak and gives us energy to go about our life. This week take the time to do something by doing nothing. You may live longer, just ask the "TURTLES ON A ROCK!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Guilty Longevity Nothing Turtle https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/3/turtles-on-a-rock Sat, 06 Mar 2021 08:00:00 GMT
A Dark Path https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/3/a-dark-path

Above is a path at the Morikami Japanese Museum in Delray Beach. It is a dark path that leads to light. History has shown that many holy people who have experienced the divine or enlightenment have walked in a dark path where they experience doubt, despair, loneliness, and a sense of emptiness. Their journey through life was not always bright and cheerful. They did come out of the darkness into the light, but they had to struggle with many of the same questions we have in our lives. If you feel down or overwhelmed by life, know you are not alone and many have been on your path, but there is a light at the end of "A DARK PATH!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Dark Path Doubt Light Loneliness Path https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/3/a-dark-path Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:00:00 GMT
Hatred Never Frees Anyone https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/2/hatred-never-frees-anyone

Above is an image of a Serval Cat caged in a zoo. The Cat spends its day dreaming of freedom. The world knows the feeling being locked up by the COVID-19 virus and its yearning to have our freedom back. Yet, the world has been imprisoned by something far worse and it has spanned our history and that is HATE! Hate is like a disease that spreads and it effects never end. It just keeps spreading. We see it everywhere. Country hates Country, Ethic group hates Ethic group, the young hate the old, the old hate the young, catholics hate protestants, protestants hate catholics, whites hate the blacks, blacks hate the whites, democrats hate the republicans, republicans hate the democrats and it goes on and on and you get the picture. In the midst of all this Hate, people cry for freedom, but Hatred Never Frees Anyone. It is only when we turn to Love that freedom will truly free us. Until we learn to love one another, we will remain locked up. If only we could see that "HATRED NEVER FREES ANYONE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Free Freedom Hatred Love Serval Cat https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/2/hatred-never-frees-anyone Sat, 27 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT
Flying In The Morning Sun https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/2/flying-in-the-morning-sun

Above is an image of a Heron flying in the Morning Sun. It was the first light and the bird's day was just getting started. Our days begin when we wake up and we too must fly into the morning sun. The Morning Sun is what waits ahead of us in our day. We do not know what to expect, it could be a good day or a bad day, but no matter we must fly. It is the unknown in life that can cause love, fear, joy, stress, exaltation, or anxiety. What is important is we fly, we begin our day "FLYING IN THE MORNING SUN!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Fly Flying Heron Morning Sun https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/2/flying-in-the-morning-sun Wed, 24 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT
Beauty The Buffer https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/2/beauty-the-buffer

Above is an image of a flower in a garden. Flowers are one of nature's beauty. In a world filled with terror, war, heartache, and injustice, we seek beauty to counteract the horror we see around us. Beauty is the buffer. We seek it in flowers, art, the sunrise, or the sunset for we are on a constant search for beauty. As we face the many horrors in our world today seek out beauty. Buy flowers, go see a sunrise or a sunset. Let life make "BEAUTY THE BUFFER!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Art Beauty Flower Nature Sunrise Sunset https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/2/beauty-the-buffer Sat, 20 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT
Ash Wednesday: Season Of Repentance https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/2/ash-wednesday-season-of-repentance

I have always found it funny that Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent begins in the dead of Winter and ends in Spring. The cold dead of Winter symbolizes our dead self that is in need of New Life. Repentance often harbors a negative context. However, true repentance is all about new life and a new growth of self. If one chooses to enter into this season of repentance, do the things that will foster new life and new growth. There is enough negativity in the world, so choose something to do that makes you a new person. Go from a dead cold branch to a new bud of life. Lent begins today with the start of "ASH WEDNESDAY: SEASON OF REPENTANCE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Ash Wednesday Lent New Life Repentance https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/2/ash-wednesday-season-of-repentance Wed, 17 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT
Life Is A Hunt https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/2/life-is-a-hunt

Above is an image of a Tri-colored Heron hunting for its food. Life is a hunt. Whether it is physical or spiritual, we are in the hunt. We all are hunting for something: it could be love, it could be spiritual enlightenment, it could be food, it could be sex, it could be a job, a home, a family, riches, or finding ourselves. We are hunting and searching throughout our life. What is important is to equip ourselves for the hunt. We need patience, strategy, discipline, and commitment for the hunt. It is up to us to cultivate what we need for our quest. The more we cultivate the more successful will be our hunt. Think of what you are hunting and practice the above for "LIFE IS A HUNT!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Hunt Hunting Life https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/2/life-is-a-hunt Sat, 13 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT
A Fish Knows Life Only In Its Pond https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/2/a-fish-knows-life-only-in-its-pond

Above is an image of a Koi at the Mounts Botanical Gardens in West Palm Beach. A fish knows life only in its pond. The Pond is its whole world. Everything it experiences in life happens in the small world of its pond. We too can get trapped in our own little pond, if we do not make the effort to see the larger world. Our family, our work, or our domestic dwelling may become ponds in which we cannot see a larger picture of the world we live in. For example, we may have a nice job, good benefits, and be wrapped up into our work, that we never see some of the struggles of others who job lacks the benefits of ours. There is so much suffering in world and we can make a difference. Say a kind word or treat others with compassion. Look at life beyond your little pond, for "A FISH KNOWS LIFE ONLY IN ITS POND!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Compassion Kindness Koi Mounts Botanical Gardens Pond https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/2/a-fish-knows-life-only-in-its-pond Sat, 06 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT
We Need Adoration In Something https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/1/we-need-adoration

Adoration is respect, reverence, strong admiration or devotion in a certain person, place, or thing. Whether you believe in something or you do not, Adoration is necessary in your life. It is Adoration that allows us to look outside ourselves to something bigger or greater. Then in turn, we can look within ourselves and find the something bigger and greater within ourselves. One does not have to be religious for this process to take form, but religion gives us a solid foundation if it is followed in its most simplistic beliefs. Take time in your journey to find Adoration, for "WE NEED ADORATION IN SOMETHING!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Adoration Belief Religion https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/1/we-need-adoration Wed, 27 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT
Our Past, Present and Future https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/1/our-past-present-and-future

Above is an image of a Bamboo Water Fountain at the Morikami Japanese Garden. The fountain works seamlessly with the flow of water. Our Past, Present, and Future must also flow seamlessly for us to achieve happiness in life. All too often we dwell too much on the Past or the Future. Our Past is what defines and shapes us in who we are now. Our Present is us living our lives today, and our Future is our dreams and goals. All too often we get caught up in the Past and cannot move forward or we focus so much on our future that we do not live Today. It all must flow together "OUR PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Bamboo Water Fountain Future Morikami Japanese Gardens Past Present https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/1/our-past-present-and-future Sat, 16 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT
Somehow 2021 Does Not Seem Better! https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/1/the-rock-has-not-rolled-that-far

Does it seem that 2021 is not starting off any better than 2020 and it seems even crazier? COVID-19 is spreading quicker than it did last year and the riot at the US Capital was a surreal start to a new year. It is with hope that this year will get better as we get more into it. We must give time for the world to get vaccinated and hopefully a change in government will quell the chaos that exists in our society. We must give this year time and patience for life to get better. A Seed needs time to become a Tree and we need time to judge the new year, but SOMEHOW 2021 DOES NOT SEEM BETTER!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) 2021 New Year https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/1/the-rock-has-not-rolled-that-far Sat, 09 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT
A New Year - A New You? https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/1/a-new-year---a-new-you

A New Year has started and this is a time when we make resolutions for a New You. The year 2020 has been a dark year and our hopes for this year are really high. The past year has shown us the simple things in life are not to be taken for granted. As this New Year begins we have to build a New You. It could be spiritual, it could be getting in shape, or it could be rethinking our life goals. This past year has put us behind in so many ways, let us build a better, more driven, "A NEW YEAR - A NEW YOU?"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Goals Life New Year Resolutions https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2021/1/a-new-year---a-new-you Sat, 02 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT
A Flame Needs Help To Stay Lit https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/12/a-flame-needs-help-to-stay-lit

Above is an image of a Christmas Candle. It needs help to stay lit, the air around it and the candle underneath it. The Holiday Season reminds us about giving to others and spreading joy. So often we feel that we have to do everything ourselves and to ask for help is a weakness, however, how many things in life can stand alone. A Flame needs both air and candle to stay lit and we need each other to stay the path of life. During this Season be the air and candle for others around you to keep their flames going, for "A FLAME NEEDS HELP TO STAY LIT!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Air Candle Flame Holiday Season https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/12/a-flame-needs-help-to-stay-lit Sat, 12 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Time To Pause https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/12/time-to-pause

Above is an image of a Zen Garden from the Morikami Museum in Delray Beach. It is a peaceful and tranquil place. It is a Time to Pause. As we are in a busy time of year shopping, parties, planning, and trying to stay safe all at the same time, we may be feeling the stress of it all. Now is the time to pause and rest your mind from all the activity. You may not be able to find a Zen Garden but a quiet place for about 15 minutes should return us to some peace of mind. When we are at our busiest then it is "TIME TO PAUSE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Pause Quiet Place Zen Garden https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/12/time-to-pause Wed, 09 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Just Be Nice! https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/12/just-be-nice

Above is an image of Turtles all sharing the same log. As the Holiday Season gets under way lets all Just Be Nice to one another! The whole world is suffering under a pandemic and even that catastrophic event cannot bring us together. Everyone is angry, blaming one another, and no one is getting along to help the whole situation. What is needed is kindness and the thought of not yourself, but the good of others. What we need to do is "JUST BE NICE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Holiday Season Kindness Nice Pandemic Turtles https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/12/just-be-nice Sat, 05 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Peace In The Heart https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/12/peace-in-the-heart Christmas Lights (1 of 1)Christmas Lights (1 of 1)Christmas Lights (1 of 1)

The Holiday Season has begun and we face all the tension and stress of this time of year. This year it is even more stressful with the pandemic raging across the world. What this season should bring us is "Peace in the Heart". We will never reach out to others or the world for that matter until we attempt to establish peace in our hearts. It starts by slowing down and not getting angry, agitated, or inpatient with daily living. If we can keep the little things from upsetting us we are on the way. Now this is no easy task and we have to be mindful every minute, but it can lead to a new you. It is the Spirit of Christmas, it is "PEACE IN THE HEART!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) New You Peace Peace in the Heart Spirit of Christmas https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/12/peace-in-the-heart Wed, 02 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Happy Thanksgiving In These Dark Times https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/11/happy-thanksgiving-in-these-dark-times

Above is an image of a Turkey and for the turkey Thanksgiving can be dark times. This year we face dark times in 2020 and life may not get back to normal until next year. However, in these dark times there still are things we can be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day. The earth has been healing from our carbon footprint, we have seen the value of nature around us, even in our backyards. We have spent more time with our families and learn to entertain ourselves. More important we have learned to slow down and simply give thanks for each day. Darkness does not last forever but must give way to the light of a new day. "HAPPY THANKSGIVING IN THESE DARK TIMES!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) A New Day Dark Times Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Day Turkey https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/11/happy-thanksgiving-in-these-dark-times Thu, 26 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT
The Fairy Door https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/10/the-fairy-door

At the Harry P Lew Botanical Gardens in Orlando, they offered an activity for children, to walk the garden and look for Fairy Doors on trees. As adults we may laugh at such nonsense and look upon it as child's play. BUT (and that's a big but) do we as adult to some extent look for our Fairy Doors in life. It may be that perfect job, that perfect mate, trying to win the lotto, or finding the perfect area to live. We look for that magic in life, that will help us to live happily ever after. There is nothing wrong with looking for our Fairy Doors, for if we stop looking, we may never find in the garden that special "FAIRY DOOR!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Children Fairy Door Harry P Lew Botanical Gardens Magic https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/10/the-fairy-door Wed, 28 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT
The Whole World Ahead https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/10/the-whole-world-ahead

When you are a child, you have the whole world ahead of you. It is only as we get older that this wide window begins to narrow and gets smaller and smaller as we grow old. It is the choices, decisions and experiences, we make as we narrow our vision that our world gets smaller. If we could maintain that childlike vision our world would be as wide as when we were once a child. Open your mind to back when you were that child and you will have "THE WHOLE WORLD AHEAD!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Childlike Vision World https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/10/the-whole-world-ahead Wed, 21 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Field Of Dreams https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/10/field-of-dreams

Above is an image of farmland and it is a Field of Dreams. You have corn growing and all sorts of crops. It is not a Field of Dreams by what it looks like now, but it is a Field of Dreams by what it can become and what it can give to those around it. A Field of Dreams has a potential to become something in the future. Not only does one need to see the here and now, but to see what its future will produce. Yes it may look like a mess, but in time, it will foster its fruits in the vision of the future. We all have our own "FIELD OF DREAMS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Field of Dreams Fruit Future https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/10/field-of-dreams Wed, 14 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Nature Is Always A Step Ahead https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/10/nature-is-always-a-step-ahead

A Florida Panther takes a jog in its cage at the Palm Beach Zoo. We love to cage Nature and think that we can control it. The truth is Nature is always a step ahead. We tell ourselves our Science will tell us everything and fix whatever is wrong. However, that is simply not the case. There is so much we don't know and so much we get wrong. Just look at what we thought we knew about dinosaurs and now every day we learn something new. A Virus constantly changes and mutates leaving us with very little control of virus outbreaks. Science still debates if a Virus is even alive, for we just don't know. We must learn to work with Nature and work along side Nature, for "NATURE IS ALWAYS A STEP AHEAD!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Dinosaurs Florida Panther Nature Palm Beach Zoo Virus https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/10/nature-is-always-a-step-ahead Wed, 07 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Pursuit https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/9/pursuit

A Green Heron is in pursuit of its prey. It is by nature a hunter. We may be more civilized in our nature, but we share that same instinct of pursuit. It may be a meal, it may be a job, it may be love, but we hunt by nature in life.  Our pursuits may be our dreams. Never lose that drive, but channel it in pursuit of positive things that can make a difference in our world. We have a choice to choose good or to choose bad. Pursuit toward the good and make our world a better place. It in the "PURSUIT!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Green Heron Instinct Pursuit https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/9/pursuit Wed, 30 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT
The Different Path https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/9/the-different-path

Life presents us with different paths. Its up to us to choose the Path we take. Have you ever wonder if you chose a different path or stayed on a path you changed? Our life would be different and in a small way the world would be different. It seems that earlier and earlier we force young people to chose their path and wonder why the path changes as they get older. A Path may end, a path may change direction, a path may lead to nowhere, or a path may just go in circles. One must focus on the path ahead, but have you wondered about "THE DIFFERENT PATH|"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Life Path https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/9/the-different-path Sat, 26 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Fall Is Pumpkins In Summer https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/9/fall-is-pumpkins-in-summer

Fall is here! The days are shorter, the weather is cooler, and leaves begin to change colors. All that is true, except if you live in Florida. I heard a quote, "that Fall in Florida is Pumpkins in Summer." As someone who has lived almost all of my life in Florida, it is so true. The days do get shorter, but all the rest, not going to happen. It is important for us to pause and notice the changing seasons which are the rhythm of life even if "FALL IS PUMPKINS IN SUMMER!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Fall Florida Pumpkins Summer https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/9/fall-is-pumpkins-in-summer Wed, 23 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT
On The Fence https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/9/on-the-fence

Above is an image of a squirrel on the fence. What will it decide to do, go to the bird feeder on not go?  Life puts us On the Fence so many times in our lives: change jobs, move to another city, or who to spend our life with in a relationship. The decisions keep coming and we cannot stay on the fence forever. Decisions must be make and the best decisions are the well thought out, wells researched, and letting patience run its course. In truth, that may not always be the case, but we cannot remain "ON THE FENCE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Decisions Fence Patience Squirrel https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/9/on-the-fence Wed, 16 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Our Vast World https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/9/our-vast-world

Above is an image of The Great Smoky Mountains from the Blue Ridge Parkway. It shows the vastness of the world we live in. However, it is all relative, when you think if you are a fish in a pond your world is the pond. If you are a small ant, your world is even bigger. When we place ourselves in the universe, we are even smaller then. Our World is Vast and we are just a dust speck in the universe. It should feel us with wonder and humble us at the same time how insignificant we are in the vast universe. Let us not forget our place in "OUR VAST WORLD!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Blue Ridge Parkway Smoky Mountains Universe World https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/9/our-vast-world Sat, 12 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT
A Rose Is Born By Sun And Rain https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/9/a-rose-is-born-by-sun-and-rain

Above is an image of a Rose. A Rose is born by two opposites in Nature: Sun and Rain. A Rose needs both those opposites in Nature to become the beautiful flower we all love. Nature so often achieves balance by two extreme opposites. It is balance that brings life and beauty. We may meet people in our lives who are our opposites, but balance can still be achieved between the opposites. Life can be given by what each has to offer. The Sun offers light and the Rain offers water. Each on its own can destroy life, but combined together they give life. Be the Sun and Rain to the people you meet, for "A ROSE IS BORN BY SUN AND RAIN!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Balance Life Rain Rose Sun https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/9/a-rose-is-born-by-sun-and-rain Wed, 09 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT
The End Of Summer https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/9/the-end-of-summer

Here we are, at the End of Summer. It seems that time just flies by so quickly, it hard to keep up with life. Summer brings fun, activity, and an excitement for life. Now Autumn is almost upon us and life's tempo will change. Activities will be different, fashion will change, schools will begin, and the pace of life will slow. It is important for us to keep pace with the seasons. The Seasons are the heartbeat of life. Now in this moment, we acknowledge that it is "THE END OF SUMMER!"

 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Autumn Life Seasons Summer https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/9/the-end-of-summer Sat, 05 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Water Is Fun https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/9/water-is-fun

As Summer draws to a close, one thing always stands out: Water Is Fun! We see it when kids play in the water, the joy, the excitement, and the fun. It carries over when we are all grown up, fishing, boating, swimming, and if we are lazy, just sitting at the waters edge. Water in the summer and the frozen winter is just fun. Water is a simple thing in life and surrounds us in every way. It is the simple things in life that bring us joy, WATER IS FUN!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Fun Summer Water https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/9/water-is-fun Wed, 02 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Steps https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/8/steps

Above is an image of of Steps in the Historic District of downtown Savannah Georgia. The Steps lead you down or the Steps lead you up. The choice is yours. The Steps can even lead you to trash at the bottom. Steps in our life lead us the same way, to the top or to the bottom. The Choice is ours. We can be our best friend or our worst enemy, it all depends on the steps we make. Take a long hard look at your life and ask are you stepping down to the trash or are you stepping up out of the trash? Its your decision, its your choice, its your "STEPS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Choice Decision Life Steps Trash https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/8/steps Sat, 29 Aug 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Take The Plunge https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/8/take-the-plunge

Above is an image of a Pelican taking a plunge in the bay for its dinner. A Pelican must dive into the water to catch fish. If it does not take the plunge, it will not eat. All of us face situations in life and well some of them we must take the plunge to see if they become successful endeavors. A Pelican may not always catch a fish when it dives into the water and we may not always be successful when we take the plunge, but we must try, do our best, and hope for success. "TAKE THE PLUNGE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Dive Pelican Plunge Success https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/8/take-the-plunge Wed, 19 Aug 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Summer's End https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/8/summers-end

Above is an image of Ft Myers Beach at the end of August. Summer has not ended but it has as it stands in time. Schools is trying to start up, vacations are over, and everything fall has come into the picture. Wait! Summer has not ended. So many things in life do not have a quick defining end, but rather a slow gradual end. As they say "You can see the handwriting on the wall." Summer is not exception! It is still summer but the signs of the fall are our around us. They all point to "SUMMER'S END!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Fall Ft Myers Beach Summer Summer's End https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/8/summers-end Sat, 15 Aug 2020 07:00:00 GMT
From The Past https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/8/from-the-past BKYD8520BKYD8520

Above is an image of an Iguana in my backyard. An Iguana is an animal that looks like it came From the Past. The Past holds so much sway in our lives, even though we are told to live in the present, it is the Past that dominates. The Past holds the roots that define us and only when we learn what those roots are can we live in the present and shape the future. It is important for the Past to remain the Past and not allow it to be our Present. Look back on your Past and learn who you are in the Present, all shaped by "FROM THE PAST."

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Future Iguana Past Present https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/8/from-the-past Wed, 12 Aug 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Thankful For What Is Given https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/8/thankful-for-what-is-given

Above is an image of a Squirrel enjoying what is being served in the Bird Feeder. It is thankful for the easy meal. Right now life is hard and it seems the year 2020 cannot get over fast enough. However, in the midst of the pandemic, the storms, the fires, and unwarranted explosions around the world, there is still good in the World and we should be thankful for that good. No matter how hectic life may get be "BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT IS GIVEN!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) 2020 Squirrel Thankful https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/8/thankful-for-what-is-given Sat, 08 Aug 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Beauty Will Come In Time https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/8/beauty-will-come-in-time

Above is an image of a Monarch Caterpillar in the garden chewing on a Milk Weed Plant. The caterpillar is not as beautiful or colorful as the Monarch Butterfly. However, its beauty will come in time when it transforms into a butterfly. Nature gives us beauty in time. Caterpillars become butterflies and flower buds become flowers. All the transformations take time. The beauty inside ourselves is no different, it needs time to grow, to mature, and finally transform. Never give up on yourself, but allow for "BEAUTY WILL COME IN TIME!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Beauty Caterpillar Monarch Butterfly Time https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/8/beauty-will-come-in-time Wed, 05 Aug 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Beauty Comes In Time https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/8/beauty-comes-in-time tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/8/beauty-comes-in-time Wed, 05 Aug 2020 07:00:00 GMT Just A Thought https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/8/just-a-thought

It Is The Same Life Whether We Spend It Crying Or Laughing

~Japanese Proverb~

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/8/just-a-thought Sat, 01 Aug 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Think From The Inside Not The Outside https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/7/think-from-the-inside-not-the-outside

Above is an image of a Lioness. If one looks at the lioness from the outside, it is a large ferocious man eater, a skillful hunter of the jungle, that sparks fear in all of us. However, if one looks at the lioness from the inside, it is a large creature which must hunt for food, a caring parent that must provide for its cubs and other lions in the pride. It still is an animal to be feared, but its intentions are not as diabolical as our fears would lead us to believe. Thinking from the inside leads us to see things in a new light, a clearer picture, instead of a fearful and rash judgement. In our world today, we need to "THINK FROM THE INSIDE NOT THE OUTSIDE!"

 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Fear Inside Judgement Lioness Outside https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/7/think-from-the-inside-not-the-outside Wed, 29 Jul 2020 07:00:00 GMT
The Path Forward https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/7/the-path-forward

Our world has changed in the last 6 months. We have learned the importance of respecting the power of nature and respecting others and when we don't there is dire consequences. The Path Forward is a simpler life with the emphasis on family and just being together. The strong must pull the weak and we need to enjoy the simple life of living. We can no longer live in the past and return to yesteryear. Live for the present and the here and now, this is "THE PATH FORWARD!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Family Path Path Forward the Present https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/7/the-path-forward Sat, 25 Jul 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Find Our Private Corner https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/7/find-our-private-corner

On a recent trip to the mountains of North Carolina, our cabin had the table and chairs set up on the corner of the deck. At first I did not understand this unusual set up as to why they were there, but soon I learned it was a quiet, secluded corner of the deck. It was a "Private Corner" surrounded by trees where birds would sing, with a view of the mountains. As the days went on, I would find it a perfect place for morning coffee and a place to relax the mind during the day. It served to remind me we all need to "FIND OUR PRIVATE CORNER!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Cabin Mountains North Carolina Private Corner https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/7/find-our-private-corner Wed, 22 Jul 2020 07:00:00 GMT
The Lone Walk https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/7/the-lone-walk

Every now and then we need to get away from everything. That is where the Lone Walk comes in. It is a chance to clear your mind and escape all the stresses of life. Above is an image of a lone gull walking the beach. It looks like the gull is just strolling the beach with no real purpose. So often we get caught up in the stress of living in the modern world. So often what we need to escape is "THE LONE WALK!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Beach Escape Gull Walk https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/7/the-lone-walk Wed, 08 Jul 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Want To Save The World? https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/7/want-to-save-the-world

Want to save the World? WEAR A MASK! The Superheroes of our comic books all wear a mask. The onset of COVID-19 across the globe demands of us to all be superheros. All we have to do is WEAR A MASK! It may not be something we are use to or we may find it annoying but it is the right thing to do. The way for us to defeat COVID-19 is we must respect the power of Nature and respect each other. One can simply do both by wearing a mask. So do you "WANT TO SAVE THE WORLD?"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) COVID-19 Mask Superhero World https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/7/want-to-save-the-world Wed, 01 Jul 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Tick - Tock https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/6/-tick---tock

Above is a Pilgrim Clock in the Cape Cod area of Massachusetts. It celebrates the Pilgrims in the area. Like any Clock it goes Tick-Tock. We too go tick-tock Our Ticks are the things we like, that motivate us, and the things we embrace in our lives. Our Tocks are the things we dislike, things we distain, and the things we avoid in life. During an ordinary day we will go Tick-Tock with life bringing us experiences we like and experiences we dislike. We all have different Ticks and different Tocks and yours are not the same as mine. We must navigate our Tick - Tocks and those Tick - Tocks of others. Life will always go "TICK-TOCK!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Cape Cod Clock Pilgrim Clock Tick-Tock https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/6/-tick---tock Wed, 24 Jun 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Caring For Yourself https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/6/caring-for-yourself

A Tri-colored Heron preens itself in the morning sun. Birds do a great job caring for themselves with their array of feathers. It is important for us to care for ourselves. When we care for ourselves, it allows us to then in turn care for others. If we are healthy and mentally on par, we can then focus on others and care for them. In order to care for others, we have to care for ourselves and learn how a healthy you can lead to a healthy others. All this can be accomplished by "CARING FOR YOURSELF!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Caring Healthy Tri-colored Heron https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/6/caring-for-yourself Sat, 20 Jun 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Finding Serenity https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/6/finding-serenity

Serenity just does not happen, it has to be found. One cannot see a sunset, unless you go to the beach at sundown, one cannot feel the spiritual peace of a church, unless one goes inside, and one cannot experience the serenity of a Mountain Stream, unless one goes to the mountain. Serenity is not static like we may perceive it is, but it is active! One must search it out. In a world so full of chaos, seek out serenity and you will be better for it. Today, make yourself a better person by "FINDING SERENITY!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Church Mountain Stream Serenity Sunset https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/6/finding-serenity Wed, 17 Jun 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Reaching Up https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/6/reaching-up

Above is an image of a Grackle reaching up to feed on suet. The Grackle's action allows it to sustain itself for another day. We have choices in life: one can reach down, one can reach out, or one can reach up. Reaching up for the most part is an action to sustain us. We reach up to pick fruit from trees and reach up to catch balls in sports. Reaching up is an action where good things happen. Spend your life "REACHING UP!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Bird Feeding Grackle Reaching Up https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/6/reaching-up Sat, 13 Jun 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Justice Stands Out https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/6/justice-stands-out

A Statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Lincoln was one of the greatest leaders in the United States. When he was President the country was divided by Civil War. People were not free but enslaved in a country which touted freedom. Lincoln had to heal a divided country at war and ensure freedom for all in the country. Lincoln let Justice Stand Out. What he did was to let the ideals of Freedom and Justice stand out. Today in our world there are still places where people are enslaved and freedom is absent and the leaders of those places are self absorbed only in themselves. Like Lincoln we must let ideals guide our action for all people and so "JUSTICE STANDS OUT!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Abraham Lincoln Freedom Justice Lincoln https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/6/justice-stands-out Wed, 10 Jun 2020 07:00:00 GMT
The Trees Have Voices https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/6/the-trees-have-voices

Have you ever taken a walk in the woods and listened to the trees? The trees have voices as you walk among them. To listen, one must unplug from ones electronic devise to hear the trees in silence. You hear the trees as the wind rattles the leaves or the dew drips to the ground from their leaves or the crackle of branches as a tree grows tall. There is a gentle rush as one breathes in fresh oxygen and mind relaxes from the stresses of the day. With all the tension in the world today, take a walk in the woods, listen to the trees, for "THE TREES HAVE VOICES!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Relax Silence Stress Trees Voices https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/6/the-trees-have-voices Sat, 06 Jun 2020 07:00:00 GMT
We All Share The Same Swamp https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/6/we-all-share-the-same-swamp

Let's face it, the world we live in is a swamp. There is a world wide virus and now in the United States we see civil unrest in a Nation searching for justice, which seems never to materialize. The search for answers never seem to come and the problems repeat themselves over and over again. What the answer is not is war, violence, looting, and more guns. There is a need to see ourselves as who we are as a collective whole. The alligators living in the swamp all form a collective unity, for a collective goal. We will never leave our swamp, but Peace can be attained by a collective whole striving for a collective goal, for "WE ALL SHARE THE SAME SWAMP!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Alligator Collective Group Collective Whole Justice Swamp https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/6/we-all-share-the-same-swamp Wed, 03 Jun 2020 07:00:00 GMT
On Top Of The World https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/5/on-top-of-the-world

An Anhinga sits on top of a tree in the swamp and feels "On Top Of The World." It does not matter where we find ourselves in life, we can sit on top of the world no matter where we are in life. All we have to do is accept where we are and be content with our situation, even if it is a swamp. We are pushed throughout our lives to achieve and achieve and to keep achieving. However, in life, sometimes you can only go so high. If the Anhinga is sitting on the tallest tree in the swamp, it is never going to roost any higher. It must be content with its position in the swamp. Let's be honest, the world we live can be a swamp. So find the highest position you can achieve and be content where you are and you will be "ON TOP OF THE WORLD!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Anhinga Swamp Top Of The World https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/5/on-top-of-the-world Sat, 30 May 2020 07:00:00 GMT
The Time Of The Sun https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/5/time-of-the-sun

As Memorial Day moves behind us, we have the start of Summer: The Time of the Sun. Our days will grow longer and hotter as Summer ushers itself into our lives. Summer is when we should thrive with energy and vitality. However, in the current state of world affairs, our efforts may be somewhat muted. One can still find a sunset and build a backyard nature habitat where life can thrive. There is still open spaces where solitude can be found. Find the niche where life can be enjoyed in "THE TIME OF THE SUN!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Backyard Nature Energy Summer Time https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/5/time-of-the-sun Wed, 27 May 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Memorial Day: The Altar Of Freedom https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/5/memorial-day-the-altar-of-freedom

Today is Memorial Day where we remember those who gave their lives on the Altar of Freedom. Freedom is a precious gift desired by all living things. It is sad that there is an element in our world that wants to capture and enslave the living. It is only by the sacrifice of many lives that freedom still exists in our world. Let us today honor those who gave their lives so we can be free. Let us remember this "MEMORIAL DAY: THE ALTAR OF FREEDOM!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Altar of Freedom Freedom Memorial Day https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/5/memorial-day-the-altar-of-freedom Mon, 25 May 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Life Attracts Life https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/5/life-attracts-life

Above is an image of a Honeysuckle from the garden. The Honeysuckle attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies. The flower lives to attract life. It is pretty simple in Nature: Life attracts Life. When we reflect on this in our own lives, we realize that we are attracted to life. People living their lives to the fullest and people full of life. There is just something naturally attractive with life living life. Do not fall into despair about our problems big or small, but get out and live. In the end "LIFE ATTRACTS LIFE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Attraction Honeysuckle Life Nature https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/5/life-attracts-life Wed, 20 May 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Just Look https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/5/just-look

Just Look! What do you see? A flower? Yes it is a Passionflower from my garden. The Passionflower has many different components that make up the flower and if you start to look at each part you no longer see the flower. It has different shades of the color purple, dark and light parts, swiggy lines, and a bright center. However, if you focus on the different aspects of the flower, you are not seeing the flower. So many things in our life are like that and we try to break things down and we lose sight of what we are looking at. What does it all mean: "JUST LOOK!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/5/just-look Sat, 16 May 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Over and Over Again https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/5/over-and-over-again

Above is an image of a plant with colorful leaves. One can see the same pattern in the leaves over and over again. Nature has a pattern of repeating itself. Yet if one looks close enough the same pattern would be slightly different when one looks at the details closeup. We live in a world whether we like or not life repeats itself over and over again with slight variations in the details. It is what keeps life fresh and alive. So it seems our world just keep repeating  the same thing over and over again. If one thinks something is new, chances are it has happen before with slight variations, its the same thing "OVER AND OVER AGAIN!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Leaves Life Nature Patterns Plant https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/5/over-and-over-again Sat, 09 May 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Leaving The Nest https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/5/leaving-the-nest

Above is an image of two of my grandchildren in an Eagle prop nest at the Palm Beach Zoo. They are a far from leaving the nest, but they will all in good time. Their looks tell it all, one has a look of fear and the other is thinking things over. The time comes when we have to leave our nest AKA: home. Our emotions may vary, some can't wait, others leave with apprehension. The funny thing is we go and build other nests in our lives. Our ultra nest may be another city, a job, or a relationship. The nest is where we feel comfortable in our life and all things take care of themselves. Part of living is building nests and then leaving them no matter how comfortable we may feel in them until that day when we die. So build your nest, but a nest never lasts forever, for life is built around "LEAVING THE NEST!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Grandchildren Home Nest Palm Beach Zoo https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/5/leaving-the-nest Wed, 06 May 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Healing Rain https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/4/healing-rain

UGH! another rainy day with traffic being awful and everything outside is cancelled. However, looking around there seems to be a healing with the rain coming down. The grass looks greener and plants seem to be straighter. The world calms down and relaxes as the rain falls. There is a healing in nature on a rainy day. It seems we overlook many things in life including "HEALING RAIN!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Healing Nature Rain Rainy Day https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/4/healing-rain Wed, 29 Apr 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Blending Into Nature https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/4/blending-into-nature

Above is an image of a Gulf Fritillary Butterfly blending into vegetation. The Butterfly only stands out from the vegetation because of its orange color. Our modern world feels its stands apart from nature with its technology and science, however, we are just as much part of nature as the butterfly. We may standout by our technology and science, but we blend in just as much as the other creatures who share our planet. We are not apart from this world, but a part of it and only by accepting our part in the world will we harmoniously begin "BLENDING INTO NATURE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Butterfly Gulf Fritillary Butterfly Nature https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/4/blending-into-nature Sat, 25 Apr 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Listen For The Voice https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/4/listen-for-the-voice

Above is an image of a Cardinal. It has a very distinct voice. When I hear it chirping out in the backyard, I recognize the sound right away. A very experienced bird watcher can easily identify birds by their voice. In life we hear many voices and we must choose which ones to listen to and sometimes we do listen to the wrong voice. Voices can come from many sources, from inside ourselves, another person, music, a book, or an experience. Listening and following the right voice relies on our inner wisdom and following our conscience. Do not be deceived "LISTEN FOR THE VOICE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Cardinal Listen Voice Voices https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/4/listen-for-the-voice Wed, 22 Apr 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Life In Your Backyard https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/4/life-in-your-backyard

As we spend more time in our backyards, we can discover the life that lives there. It is simple, it is not exotic, but if we wait and watch that life will come to us. Above is an image of a dragonfly on the lawn in the backyard. It is interesting to see what lives around us. In my yard there are butterflies, bees, dragonflies, assorted birds, and to my surprise two black racer snakes. The wildlife is not seen all at once, but if you wait, it will appear. It is not easy for us to wait and watch, but the simple rewards are there in "LIFE IN YOUR BACKYARD!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Backyard Life Wait Watch https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/4/life-in-your-backyard Sat, 18 Apr 2020 07:00:00 GMT
A Drop In The Universe https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/4/a-drop-in-the-universe

Our world is just a drop in the universe. When we look at the whole of creation, we are just a drop of water in the whole of creation. Yet, our world is more than we comprehend at times. We trust science to explain and fix everything in our little world, but truth be known, there is so much we cannot explain with complete accuracy, for even science cannot agree on all it proclaims. One thing is true of science and religion, we are stewards of this world and it is our job to take care of it. Who would think that a very little virus could bring the world to an almost standstill. A virus according to science is not even considered a living thing! We need to take better care of our world and not rape it of all it's animals, plants, trees, and natural resources. Start a garden, plant a tree, feed the birds, and do not pollute the environment is a start. In the end we are "A DROP IN THE UNIVERSE!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Creation Drop Stewards Virus Water https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/4/a-drop-in-the-universe Wed, 15 Apr 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Easter Is An Empty Tomb https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/4/easter-is-an-empty-tomb

Tomorrow the world will celebrate Easter. Easter is about Jesus the Christ rising from the dead. On the other hand though, it is about an empty tomb. As the story is told in  all the gospel accounts, the followers of Jesus did not at first encounter the risen Jesus, but had to ponder an empty tomb. It is only encountering  the emptiness and darkness of the tomb did they come to realizing a new reality about their existence. It is simply one reality that leads to another reality. A journey from darkness to light. Easter is our story of a journey from darkness to light. It begins with "EASTER IS AN EMPTY TOMB!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Darkness Easter Empty Tomb Jesus Light https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/4/easter-is-an-empty-tomb Sat, 11 Apr 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Doing Nothing Is Doing Something https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/4/doing-nothing-is-doing-something

Above is an image of a Caterpillar hanging in position to begin its metamorphosis into a butterfly. Even though it looks like the Caterpillar is doing nothing, something is going to happen by just doing nothing but hanging there. When it comes to life sometimes doing nothing is doing something. We believe that some action or movement must take place for something to happen. However, just doing nothing is action in itself. We in the world have been called to shutter ourselves until the COVID-19 virus passes. We have been called to do nothing and yet "DOING NOTHING IS DOING SOMETHING!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Caterpillar COVID-19 Metamorphosis Nothing Virus https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/4/doing-nothing-is-doing-something Sat, 04 Apr 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Finding Peaceful Places IsHard To Do https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/4/finding-peaceful-places-hard-is-to-do

Above is an image of the Green Cay Wetlands in Boynton Beach Florida. It is a very peaceful place full of nature and wildlife. However, like so many places around the world it is closed to visitors. Finding peaceful places in this virus epidemic is hard to do. It would be nice if more places of peace and calm were open, but that is not very wise. We must find and make our own peaceful places and they may not be as nice as some in nature. We can start with our backyards and hope for the best. Plant a butterfly garden or put in a water feature for "FINDING PEACEFUL PLACES IS HARD TO DO!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Green Cay Wetlands Peace Peaceful Places https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/4/finding-peaceful-places-hard-is-to-do Wed, 01 Apr 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Flying In Unison https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/3/flying-in-unison

Above is an image of Pelicans flying in unison across the bay. Birds are a great example of sticking together to get through life. Our world must come together to battle COVID-19. It knows no race, religion, creed, or nationality. It has spread throughout the world. Only if the world can work in unison, can we overcome this plague. The world must start "FLYING IN UNISON!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Birds Flying Pelican Unison https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/3/flying-in-unison Sat, 28 Mar 2020 11:00:00 GMT
Finding Peace In Times Of Trouble https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/3/finding-peace-in-times-of-trouble

These are times of trouble in the world today. The whole world is experiencing the same problem together. How does one find peace in times of trouble? First, we must make for ourselves a place of solitude, where we can be alone with ourselves. Second, we must place ourselves in solitude with no unnatural distractions, and finally we must breathe in the solitude of place and time. It could be a spot in nature, it could be a quiet place in a park, or it could even be a quiet room in our house. Just for a moment take a break from all the noise in our troubled world. In solitude is where we will be "FINDING PEACE IN TIMES OF TROUBLE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Breath Peace Quiet Solitude https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/3/finding-peace-in-times-of-trouble Wed, 25 Mar 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Living In Our Shells https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/3/living-in-our-shells

Above is an image of a Turtle sunning itself on a log. A Turtle spends its life living in a shell. The recent emergence of the COVID-19 virus has the world living in a shell. People have been forced to retreat into a shell like existence as things close down and people are forced to distant themselves from each other. It has been a shock for all of us to retreat into our shells. The world must come and work together to defeat this plague which has entered our world. What all of us must do is come together "LIVING IN OUR SHELLS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) COVID-19 Shell Turtle https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/3/living-in-our-shells Sat, 21 Mar 2020 07:00:00 GMT
New Beginnings https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/3/new-beginnings

Above is an image of two Butterflies who have emerge from their Chrysalis. They now have a new beginning as butterflies. As Spring is about to unfold upon us, it it a time of New Beginnings! It seems the whole world is shutting down because of the Corona virus, however, the time spent in our containment can allow us to see a new beginning. We now have to slow down and spend more time with ourselves rather than running all over the place. Think and Re-Think your life and start 'NEW BEGINNINGS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Butterflies Chrysalis Corona Virus https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/3/new-beginnings Wed, 18 Mar 2020 07:00:00 GMT
The World Is Caged https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/3/the-world-is-caged

Above is an image of a Serval Cat. The Cat lives in a cage and is confined as to where it can roam. The COVID-19 virus has now caged the world. In order to stop its spread we have to be caged and confined. As difficult as this is for us who have freedom, it is necessary for the good of all. We now must restrict our freedom to roam in order not to get sick. Hopefully this difficult period will end very soon and we can get back to life as we know it. Remember the animals in the zoo live in a confined space and get along just fine. It can be the same for us as "THE WORLD IS CAGED!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/3/the-world-is-caged Sat, 14 Mar 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Find Your Solitude https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/3/find-your-solitude

Above is an image of a beautiful sunset at Fort Myers Beach Florida. It is a scene of Solitude. We need to Find our Solitude as an individual and as a couple. It is in solitude that one can encounter ones true self and one can begin to define where one is in life. Currently, we are being forced to slow our activities because of a world wide virus. Now is the time to place ourselves in solitude either as an individual or as a couple and define where we are in life, where we are going in life, and where we will end in life. "FIND YOUR SOLITUDE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Fort Myers Beach Solitude Sunset https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/3/find-your-solitude Wed, 11 Mar 2020 07:00:00 GMT
The World Needs To Come Together https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/3/the-world-needs-to-come-together

Above is an image of Birds gathering together for a common cause: Nesting. The World now faces a crisis in the COVID-19 virus. The virus affects people in the words of the song Imagine by John Lennon. The virus knows no Religion, knows no Country, knows no Race, knows no Nationality, and knows no Political Party. As bad as this crisis is, it is an opportunity for the world to come together for a common good. The COVID-19 virus shows there is in nature things that go beyond what we think is important and matters to us. The virus does not discriminate in who is affected. The World must now face one common enemy and it is not one another, "THE WORLD NEEDS TO COME TOGETHER!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Common Good COVID-19 Imagine John Lennon Virus https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/3/the-world-needs-to-come-together Sat, 07 Mar 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Simple Stillness https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/3/simple-stillness

Above is a black and white image of a Swan on a pool of water. The image is simple, the image is stillness. We need simple stillness to combat the panic going on in the world today. It is panic, panic, panic, out there. We should be concerned and take cautions but we also need to step back in Simple Stillness and put everything in its proper perspective. It is in Simple Stillness that perhaps all nations can work together for a common good. It is not panic that will solve the worlds problems but "SIMPLE STILLNESS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Panic Simple Simplicity Stillness Swan https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/3/simple-stillness Wed, 04 Mar 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Ash Wednesday: Life's A Mess https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/2/ash-wednesday-lifes-a-mess

Above is an image of a Duck taking a bath in the morning sun. The Duck is cleaning itself for the day. Today Christians celebrate Ash Wednesday, a time of penance and a cleaning up of their lives. Every major religion has a time of penance and for Christians it starts today. We do need a time to examine our lives and check where we are on the journey. Life's a mess and we lose insight, our sense of purpose, and our actions may not reflect who we want to be. A season of penance gives us a chance to reflect and clean ourselves up. Take time and reflect for its "ASH WEDNESDAY: LIFE'S A MESS!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Ash Wednesday Examine Penance Reflection https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/2/ash-wednesday-lifes-a-mess Wed, 26 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT
The Iconic https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/2/the-iconic

Above is an image from Yosemite National Park in California. The park contains some of the most iconic landmarks in the United States. The Iconic always grabs our attention and they places we must visit. The Iconic are places we must see and visit. Every country has its own Iconic landmarks whether it is natural or man made. The Iconic leaves us with a sense of wonder and awe in life. This sense of wonder inspires our our contemplation of our place in the universe. Nature is always greater than ourselves is "THE ICONIC!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Iconic Nature Yosemite Yosemite National Park https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/2/the-iconic Sat, 22 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Stay Alert https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/2/stay-alert

Above is an image of a Marsh Hare in the Wetlands. The Hare must Stay Alert for all kinds of predators. We have become complacent in our domestic existence and no longer have the alertness of our past ancestors. However, if we are not alert we can fall prey to health issues and lose our edge on living. The Hare must stay alert to keep alive and we in the same vain must always Stay Alert for the subtle dangers we face. Never lose your edge and always "STAY ALERT!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Alert Domestic Existence Marsh Hare Wetlands https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/2/stay-alert Wed, 19 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Struggle https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/2/struggle

Above is an image of a snake which kills its prey by constriction. The more the prey struggles the tighter the snake squeezes its prey. We all face struggles in life. It may start when we go to school, it could be our home life when we are young, it could be a medical issue, or we just may run into unfortunate circumstances. Sometimes the more we struggle the tighter the grip becomes. When it comes to struggle we must not give up and hope the grip will loosen up. We must use sound decision making for solutions which may be a long time in coming. Part of life is to struggle in this world. All of life faces struggle whether its plants, trees, animals, or us. Use wisdom and perseverance to get through your "STUGGLE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Life Perseverance Snake Struggle https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/2/struggle Wed, 12 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Adrift On A Vast Sea https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/2/adrift-on-a-vast-sea

Above is an image of a kayak drifting in the bay. A small boat seems lost in a vast sea. It is easy for boats to get lost at sea or any large body of water. It is a mini example of life and illustrates how easy we can become lost in the grand scale of life. The key is to have a compass or a navigation tool to guide us through the emptiness of the vastness. We too can set up those tools to guide us on our journey. It can be family, education, our career, devotion to the spiritual, or our favorite city that becomes our navigation tool in life. If we do not find our landmark then we will become "ADRIFT ON A VAST SEA!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Adrift kayak Life Sea https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/2/adrift-on-a-vast-sea Sat, 08 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Perched On High https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/2/perched-on-high

A Red-tailed Hawk is perched on a telephone pole surveying for prey. The Hawk takes a high perch to give itself an advantage in its  hunt for food. The Hawk can see a large area, it casts fear on the life below, and it has empowered itself as a predator. Taking a high point in life always gives an advantage in any situation. Whenever you take the high ground you empower yourself in a situation. The higher position means you take responsibility for your wrongs, tell the truth, and always try and do the right thing. It takes great internal strength to be "PERCHED ON HIGH!" 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Empowerment Hawk Perched Red-tailed Hawk https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/2/perched-on-high Wed, 05 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Be An Otter https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/2/be-an-otter

Everyone loves an Otter! Their playful, carefree attitude to life appeals to us. We watch them eat, play, and just have fun being an Otter. If only we can have the same attitude in life. Otters lives are not without difficulties, but you will not see it as they go about their lives. Sometimes we wear our pain on the outside and lose the joy of living. Capture that playful joy and carefree attitude in life. Simply put "BE AN OTTER!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Carefree Joy Life Otter https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/2/be-an-otter Sat, 01 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT
In A Blink Of An Eye https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/1/in-a-blink-of-an-eye

The Eye of an Eagle can see far better than any of us. However, not matter how good an Eagle can see, it cannot see the future. Life can change so quickly in a blink of an eye. We never know our future or what life holds for us day to day. We must live in the now and the present and be thankful for each day that we have living. Life can change "IN A BLINK OF AN EYE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Blink Eagle Eagle Eye Eye Life https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/1/in-a-blink-of-an-eye Wed, 29 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Nothing Likes To Be Caged https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/1/nothing-likes-to-be-caged

We want our freedom, Nothing Likes to be Caged. Above is an image of a Cougar at the Palm Beach Zoo, although the animal is well cared for, it stills wants its freedom. Nothing likes to be caged. We want our freedom, we want out thoughts, we want to roam and not be caged. It is a desire of all living things not to be confined or caged. Never surrender you freedom to think, to be you, or enslave yourself to an idea or person. Seek the person who gives you freedom, then you will be free, for "NOTHING LIKES TO BE CAGED!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Caged Cougar Freedom Palm Beach Zoo https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/1/nothing-likes-to-be-caged Sat, 25 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Frozen https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/1/frozen

Winter is here and cold weather make life a little harder. Everything is Frozen! Cold brings with it a starkness to life and life just slows down as everything tries to stay warm. Animals hibernate, water freezes, and people stay in their homes as activity levels go way down. As hard as Winter is on us, it does not last forever. The frozen gives way to the warmth and new growth. Life does not remain "FROZEN!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Cold Frozen Ice Winter https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/1/frozen Wed, 22 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Coming Out Of The Darkness https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/1/coming-out-of-the-darkness

An Egret flies in the early morning light and flies out of the darkness. We all face dark periods in life, where life does not go our way. We must in turn learn to fly out of the darkness. First, we must find our light, see the light, and fly toward the light. Patience is the key to weather the dark storms of life. All too often we panic but with a little patience the darkness will pass. If you find yourself in a dark patch, just be patient and you will see yourself "COMING OUT OF THE DARKNESS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) :Morning Light Darkness Egret Patience https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/1/coming-out-of-the-darkness Sat, 18 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Light At The End Of The Tunnel https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/1/light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel

Above is a Tunnel in the Stickwork Exhibit at Mounts Botanical Gardens in West Palm Beach. It is a maze of tunnels made out of sticks. Once inside the maze you can see the the light at the end of the tunnel. So often life can become a maze, we have work issues, relationship issues, too many decisions for us to make up our minds on. However, no matter how big of a problem we face, we can always see the light at the end of the tunnel. Sometimes it may seem far away or sometimes it is right under our nose. The important thing is to stay positive and be patient by giving it time. Soon you will see the "LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Light Maze Mounts Botanical Gardens Stickwork Exhibit Tunnel https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/1/light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel Wed, 15 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Oh My! https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/1/oh-my

Above is an image of my granddaughter Kenzie who has that look of Oh My! It is a look that we carry with us all of our lives. Life is full of ups and downs and even at a young age, it does not always go our way. Life even at a young age may trouble us at time. We must spend our lives coping with the problems we may encounter in an imperfect world. If we are young or old we must deal with the ups and downs of life and deal with what it sends our way. As we begin a New Year we hope it will be better than the last year, but then again we find ourselves saying "OH MY!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Life New Year Problems https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/1/oh-my Sat, 11 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Flying Backwards https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/1/flying-backwards

Above is an image of a Hummingbird. Hummingbirds have the ability to fly backwards. There are not many animals who can fly backwards, most animals fly going forward. The art of flying backwards in life is a unique ability that can give us insight and an advantage in our lives. We are so set on always flying forward in life that we rarely think of flying backwards. Flying backwards gives us a unique insight to looking at things in a different way. It allows us to step back and rethink our situation. It can give us that pause for a sound decision, when we may move to quickly going forward. Learn the art of "FLYING BACKWARDS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Decision Flying Hummingbird Life https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/1/flying-backwards Wed, 08 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT
New Year, New Decade, Same Life https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/1/new-year-new-decade-same-life

Happy New Year! We begin a New Year  and a New Decade but we have the same old life. Nature does not count days, months, years, or decades. Nature counts sunrise to sunset. Life continues day to day, sunrise to sunset. The animals do not live year to year or decade to decade, but they focus on living sunrise to sunset. We put too much effort and thought into such measurements and would be better served if we lived sunrise to sunset. Let us face it, our future plans hardly ever work out. Let us embrace a "NEW YEAR, NEW DECADE, SAME LIFE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Decade" Life New New Year Sunrise Sunset https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2020/1/new-year-new-decade-same-life Sat, 04 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT
The Mundane Beckons https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/12/the-mundane-beckons

Above is an image of a Pine Cone Christmas Tree at the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina. The Holidays are filled with excitement, family, presents, food and parties but before you know it, what seems like a blink of an eye, it is all over. The Mundane Beckons us back to our ordinary existence and way of life. We do have to go back, for nothing lasts forever, but we need to take that joy and spirit of the Holiday Season with us. Soon the festivities will end and we need to harness the giving, the kindness, and the joyful love of the Holiday Season for "THE MUNDANE BECKONS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Biltmore Estate Holiday Season Mundane https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/12/the-mundane-beckons Sat, 21 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Ancient VS New https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/12/ancient-vs-new

One debate that will never end is Ancient vs New. We want new but we love the old.  This applies to just about everything in life. We want modern new cities but we love the charm of old historical cities. We love the traditions that are old but know we need the new traditions to give our lives meaning. We love the old but want the new: the Ancient vs the New how do we solve our dilemma? We must look for the wisdom in the old ways and apply that wisdom to the new and if the ancient has a charm about it, it just might be worth keeping. Not all the Ancient is bad and not all the New is good. We must determine the wisdom between the "ANCIENT VS NEW!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Ancient City New Tradition Wisdom https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/12/ancient-vs-new Wed, 18 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Night's End https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/12/nights-end

The Night is coming to an end. We fear the Night, we avoid the Night, and we sleep through the Night. The Night has always been a fear of ours since our childhood. What scares us about the Night is we cannot see because we need the Light to see. Light takes the darkness away and Night then is not so frightening. When you are faced with the darkness and cannot see either physically, mentally, or spiritually, look for the Light. It may be faint at first but even a little Light can help you see through the darkness. Find the Light and you will see "NIGHT'S END!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Darkness Fear Light Night Night's End https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/12/nights-end Wed, 11 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Its The Lights! https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/12/its-the-lights

The Holidays are upon us and everything is decorated for the season. What makes this season so special: Its The Lights! Everything is covered in lights and we are attracted to lights. Life moves to light, bugs fly to the light, sea turtles crawl to the light, and fish swim toward the light. Find your light and fly, crawl, and swim to the light. ITS THE LIGHTS!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Holiday Season Life Light https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/12/its-the-lights Sat, 07 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Right Thinker https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/12/right-thinker

One thing we must do in life is to avoid becoming Right Thinkers. We have all met them at one time or another, those individuals who think their way is the only way, their way is the Right Way. They become the police, jury, and judge of all things in life. The problem with Right Thinkers is they lock them selves into only one way to see something, closing themselves off from new discoveries or new revelations about people and life. There is only one way. If you look at science one will see a new discovery can radically change a long standing theory. Life takes us on a path to discover ourselves and others. The true Right Path in life is when you live out fully what you believe is the right way and very few people throughout history have ever done just that. Open your mind to the world around you, follow your path, but beware of becoming a RIGHT THINKER!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Life Right Path Thought https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/12/right-thinker Wed, 04 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Thanksgiving https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/11/thanksgiving

Tomorrow in the United States we celebrate Thanksgiving Day, a day where we give thanks for all the things in life. It is a day of family and friends who help us get thru the road of life. Look at the life around you and see the good you have around you. Give thanks for all the living things in your life.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY!!!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Life Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Day https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/11/thanksgiving Wed, 27 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Awaken To Silence https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/11/awaken-to-silence

Above is an image of a Kingfisher awakening to the morning silence. The mornings can be the quietest time of day and it is good to begin the day in silence. So often we surround ourselves with noise. We fear the silence but it is in the silence that we encounter ourselves, we hear those voices deep within us. We fear ourselves because we are not always what we want to be but to get to that point we must encounter our deep selves. It is in silence where we can make this encounter. Before the hectic day of life begins, spend some time in the morning "AWAKEN TO SILENCE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Awaken Fear Kingfisher Morning Silence Sunrise https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/11/awaken-to-silence Sat, 23 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Symbol Of Doom and Gloom https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/11/symbol-of-doom-and-gloom

Above is an image of a Vulture. Vultures circling over something in the sky is a symbol of doom and gloom. Life has its share of doom and gloom. Just watch the news or pick up a newspaper and it is apparent that doom and gloom is circling us. We see wars, missing children, murder, and shootings every other day. We are surrounded by doom and gloom every day. It does not have to be that way and we can change things. Smile when you meet people, show kindness to all you meet, and try to be patient with people who do dumb things. The Vultures will circle but not every day has to be a "SYMBOL OF DOOM AND GLOOM!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Doom Gloom Patience Smile Symbols Vulture https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/11/symbol-of-doom-and-gloom Wed, 20 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Frozen https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/11/frozen

In a blink of an eye a cold snap has hit the United States and we are FROZEN. The weather has turn autumn into winter and there is cold, ice, snow, and life is turned inside out. There are traffic warnings, freeze warnings, and ice on the roads. Even warmer climates are affected by the unseasonal cold snap. Nature moves in random patterns which makes it hard to predict. It can keep us all guessing. We must always be alert and attentive to life, for it is full of surprises. Never take things for granted for you may find yourself "FROZEN!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Cold Cold Snap Frozen Winter https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/11/frozen Wed, 13 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Birds Don't Change The Time https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/11/birds-dont-change-the-time

Here in the United States we changed the Time, by setting our clocks back 1 hour. People claim they hate it and why do we have to do it, which is a good question. The truth is the Birds don't change the time. Their days get shorter in winter and longer in summer, but they don't fiddle with time and upset their lives as we do. We humans have a bad habit to always fiddle with nature, it seems we just cannot leave it alone and then we wonder why our lives get so out of sync. Just look at the Birds, their days and nights are unchanged and life goes on as it does everyday. If only we could be like them and stop trying to control nature by letting things be as they are, for "BIRDS DON'T CHANGE THE TIME!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Birds Clocks Day Nature Night Time Change https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/11/birds-dont-change-the-time Wed, 06 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Walking In Another's Shoes https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/10/walking-in-anothers-shoes

We have all heard we should walk in another's shoes. However, what happens when the shoes do not fit, or you have two different shoes. What do we do when we find it impossible to walk in those shoes. It happens in situations when we are so uncomfortable or we find the shoes are not going to fit our feet no matter what we do. These situations may arise when we face cultural or moral issues in which there is no chance of reconciliation. To walk in another's shoes require compassion but there are evil thresholds in which we cannot cross. The right thing to do should always be our priority, but compassion allows for "WALKING IN ANOTHER'S SHOES!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Compassion Reconciliation Shoes Walking https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/10/walking-in-anothers-shoes Wed, 30 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Curiosity Of A Child https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/10/curiosity-of-a-child

A Child has an unfathomable curiosity of the world around them. They will look, touch, taste, and handle anything in front of them out of curiosity. This curiosity is a sense of discovery and wonderment of the world around them. This sense of discovery and wonderment is what drives the world to discover new things. We we lose our sense of curiosity, we stop pushing ourselves forward to discover. We need the curiosity of our inner child to discover new things, to push ourselves forward, and always keep learning about the world around us. Today tap into your inner child and re-discover the "CURIOSITY OF A CHILD!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Child Curiosity Discovery World https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/10/curiosity-of-a-child Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT
The Love Of Music https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/10/the-love-of-music

Everybody loves Music! Music expands all cultures, races, nationalities, religions, and just about everybody. There is Music for every mood, emotion, and whatever state of mind you find yourself. Music is an expression of ourselves. It comes from within a person. It can speak and spark memories of important moments in our lives. Just think of a song that marks an important occasion in your life. Today appreciate the gift of Music and listen to your favorite song and celebrate "THE LOVE OF MUSIC!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Gift of Music Love of Music Music https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/10/the-love-of-music Wed, 16 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Is This Seat Taken? https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/10/is-this-seat-taken

Is this seat taken? It is a question we have all heard sometime in our life. It is not really a question but an invitation. The person is asking to invade your space and you have to allow them in. You can refuse and blow them off or you can invite into your life. We are social creatures and at some point we need one another. We all have a choice when it comes to other people, we can shun them or invite them in. We have all at one point or another felt the pain of rejection. So the question remains and the choice is yours: "IS THIS SEAT TAKEN?"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Bar Stool Choice Invitation Seat https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/10/is-this-seat-taken Sat, 12 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Listen To The Trees https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/10/listen-to-the-trees

Have you ever stopped and listened to the world around you. Do you hear traffic? Do you hear lawn mowers or machines? or Do you hear children playing? What we hear can set our mood, inspire us, or make us feel free, happy, or peaceful. Have you ever just stopped and listen to the Trees? The sound of the breeze blowing through the Trees can make us feel free, happy and peaceful. Trees carry the gift of life by making oxygen and are a home to the life around them. "LISTEN TO THE TREES!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Breeze Gift of Life Listen Trees https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/10/listen-to-the-trees Wed, 09 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Ready To Change https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/10/ready-to-change

Above is an image of a Zebra Longed-Winged Butterfly caterpillar ready to change into a butterfly. Life around us is full of change and Fall is a time when things begin to change. The leaves change color, the air is cooler, the sunlight is not as strong, and the days begin to grow shorter. We do not like change and have a hard time accepting it when it comes, but change is always around the corner or just over the hill. Change can be scary and the thought of of what it may bring fills us with fear and anxiety. However, Change should not be our enemy but a chance to transform like a caterpillar becoming a butterfly. Change is always coming and the question will always be are you "READY TO CHANGE?"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Butterfly Change Fall Zebra Long-Winged Butterfly https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/10/ready-to-change Sat, 05 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Oh Those Subtle Ways https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/10/oh-those-subtle-ways

Above is an image of an alligator practicing the art of being subtle in its hunt for food. Predators have master this art in their quest for survival. We too see those subtle ways in our everyday life. When we go to work, shop, watch TV, deal with our family and friends we find ourselves in some form being confronted with subtle ways. It is just something within us that we hint what we want without being transparent. Maybe it started in our childhood with our parents or maybe its something we see works really well as we go through life. That predator inside of us loves "OH THOSE SUBTLE WAYS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Alligator Predator Subtle Subtle Ways https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/10/oh-those-subtle-ways Wed, 02 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT
A Pumpkin Says Fall https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/9/a-pumpkin-says-fall
 

A Pumpkin says Fall. There are things in life that are clear cut symbols of what they represent. We simply look at the symbol and we know what it says to us. This is true of our Seasons, of our religions, of our everyday life, you see the symbol and you know what is means. Symbols are a simply language that all people can speak. It is in its simplicity that symbols become a universal language the world can speak and understand. If you have a message to share with the world become a symbol just like "A PUMPKIN SAYS FALL!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Fall Language Pumpkin Symbol https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/9/a-pumpkin-says-fall Sat, 28 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Perfect In Everything https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/9/perfect-in-everything

Above is an image of shapes that are perfectly aligned. We live in a world which thrives on Perfection: we must be perfect in everything. It all starts at a very young age in school, you must get all A's. It filters out in our life, religions demand us to be perfect, schools demand we are perfect students, sports fans demand their teams to be perfect, we must marry the perfect spouse, we must have the perfect job and the list goes on and on. However, not matter how hard we try our quest for perfection is just an illusion. We are not perfect and we will never be perfect in everything. Nature which we are a part of does not attempt to be perfect, it only attempts to be balanced and we should do the same. Nature achieves its balance through highs and lows, hot and cold, calm and stormy, wild and peacefulness. Shed the quest for perfection which has been dictated to us and strive for balance, for we will never be "PERFECT IN EVERYTHING!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Balance Nature Perfect Perfection https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/9/perfect-in-everything Wed, 25 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Fall Is Coming https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/9/fall-is-coming

Above is an image of Fall Leaves, which means Fall is Coming! The Seasons are so important to remind us of the cycle of life. Spring is of new beginnings, Summer is of youth and vigor, Fall is of maturity and bearing fruit, and Winter is of cold and death. Fall is a time of when our fruits comes to maturity. Life begins to slow down, days grow longer, and we must store our treasures for the winter ahead. Colors change as we must change with age. As you change embrace a new you and know "FALL IS COMING!"

 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Change Colors Fall Seasons https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/9/fall-is-coming Sat, 21 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Gather Around The Beehive https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/9/gather-around-the-beehive

Above is an image of a Beehive and all the bees gathering around the beehive. Bees whole existence is centered around the beehive. We too have beehives in our lives, those things that we gather around and devote our lives. Our Beehive could be our family, our job, our church, our hobby, or our travels. Whatever our beehive is you will find us nearby devoting our lives to it. Our beehive motivates us through life, it gives us purpose, community, inspiration, a sense of a hub of life energy. A bee will always return to the beehive. Find your beehive and become a busy bee, "GATHER AROUND THE BEEHIVE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Bee Beehive Community Hub https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/9/gather-around-the-beehive Wed, 18 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Across The Lake https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/9/across-the-lake

Above is an image of looking across a Lake. When we look across a Lake we think of getting to the other side. We could swim, but normally we build bridges, or just walk around to the other side. In fact, when it comes to life we are always looking to the other side assuming that life is better. Plus, we cannot wait to get to the other side. However, the other side may not be better and we will not know until we get there. It is always a risk to go to the other side, but it seems we are wired to take that risk. It is part of who we are to look "ACROSS THE LAKE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Lake Life other Side https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/9/across-the-lake Sat, 14 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT
That Look https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/9/that-look

Have your Pets ever given you That Look, that stare, which you in turn know what they want and need. They have the power to communicate without words using just a look. They teach us that a lot can be said without using words. We sometimes like to talk and be heard, but all those words are not louder than action. We hear a lot of words throughout our day, but the actions speak louder than the words. Say what you feel and voice your opinion with "THAT LOOK!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Actions Look Pets Words https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/9/that-look Wed, 11 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Staring At The Eyes Of Death https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/9/staring-at-the-eyes-of-death

Above is an image of a Falcon. If you were a rodent or small bird you would be staring at the eyes of death. It is not often, but we too stare at the eyes of death. It may be a close call in traffic or a grim medical diagnosis, or nowadays a violent encounter in just going about our daily lives or from severe weather. To some these encounters may go unnoticed with the brush of death, but we do face those situations from time to time. What we need is  an awareness and a spirit of thanksgiving that we have avoided the "STARING AT THE EYES OF DEATH!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Awareness Death Eyes of Death Falcon https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/9/staring-at-the-eyes-of-death Sat, 07 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Storm Surge https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/9/storm-surge

Above is an image of Storm Surge from a Hurricane. The Water rises above the normal beach area and moves inland. We here in Florida were just spared the wrath of one of the most powerful hurricanes in history: Dorian. There was fear in people as a Category 5 hurricane was just 100 miles off shore and if the track of the storm would move into Florida causing unimaginable destruction. We all fear the high winds but most of the damage from a hurricane is done by the storm surge. Water builds up and floods the coastal areas. The damage is two fold, high winds and flooding waters. Our fears can be a storm surge, where it builds up and rises in us no matter how we try to calm ourselves. Fear lives in all living things and sometimes it is what can keep us alive. We should fear what we are doing to the earth thru Climate Change and maybe we can keep our planet alive. Our changing climate is a form of "STORM SURGE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Climate Change Fear Hurricane Hurricane Dorian Storm Surge https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/9/storm-surge Wed, 04 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Everybody Wants One https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/8/everybody-wants-one

Remember when you were a teenager? Everyone wanted a hot, souped up car to ride around in and impress their friends. As we get older we look to luxury cars to get the same feeling. We are so quick to act on "Everybody Wants One." It is not just cars, its food, its clothing, its kid toys, its fads, its just about anything. We are so quick to get on the bandwagon, go with the crowd, and get on board following the crowd. The sad point of it all is we lose ourselves in the process. It is important for us to be ourselves and not just part of a crowd. Stand up for who you are and do not be pressured to be something you are not just because "EVERYBODY WANTS ONE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Cars Crowd Ourselves https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/8/everybody-wants-one Wed, 28 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Soar Into The Sunrise https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/8/soar-into-the-sunrise

Above is an image of a Sunrise at Estero Bay in Fort Myers. The Birds Soar Into The Sunrise to begin their day. We too can be like them and no matter what yesterday was, we can begin anew each day. So no matter how many things may be going wrong now, we can wake up each day, begin anew and "SOAR INTO THE SUNRISE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Birds Estero Bay Ft Myers Sunrise https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/8/soar-into-the-sunrise Sat, 24 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Content? https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/8/content

Above is an image of a Blue Jay stocking up on seeds. Is the Blue Jay content with what it has? We live in a world that always pushes us for more, no matter what it is in life. More money, more power, more gadgets, and more clutter for our homes. We are bombarded with ads on TV, our phones, and just walking around, but when are we going to be Content with what we have? When is enough, enough, and more, more no longer makes sense to us? We see this cycle play out in Saturday garage sales, where people buy our clutter we do not want, so we can go out and buy more clutter. We should move to simplify our life and avoid the clutter all together, then we can answer the question: "CONTENT?"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Blue Jay Clutter Content Gadgets https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/8/content Wed, 21 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Our Moving Parts https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/8/our-moving-parts

Above is an image of a water wheel. It is made up of many moving parts that are driven by running water. If one of the moving parts breaks down the whole system will come to a stand still. We face many water wheels in our life, if some part breaks down the whole system comes to a halt. We find our water wheels at home, at work, and whenever we deal with some sort of system. All the parts must work together for everything to run right. It is important for us to remember we are part of the water wheel whether it be at home or at work or whatever we may be a part of. In fact our world is a water wheel where all the moving parts must work together for our world to run smoothly. We depend on "OUR MOVING PARTS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Moving Parts Water Wheel https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/8/our-moving-parts Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT
In The Footsteps Of A Monk https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/8/in-the-footsteps-of-a-monk

Have you ever met a Monk? Most people would picture a Monk as an austere, rigid, stoic, serious, not happy human being. If you have met a Monk you that the opposite is true. A Monk is a simple, happy go lucky, humorous, and the last person to pass judgement on you human being. Their lives are in the present for they live from one moment to another. So often we stereotype  people into roles we think they should play, rather than getting to know a person. Our lives would be happier if only we could walk "IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF A MONK!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Footsteps Monk Stereotype https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/8/in-the-footsteps-of-a-monk Wed, 14 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT
People Come And People Go https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/8/people-come-and-people-go

Above is an image from the original Starbucks in Seattle Washington. People come and go so quickly, that they become a sea of nameless faces. We in our daily lives see people come and go out of our lives. They move away, we lose contact with them, their lives change, some are a one time meeting and sadly some are no longer with us. We encounter so many people throughout the course of our life that they can become a sea of nameless faces. What we must do is live in the moment. However long our encounters are with others, we must meet them in the moment. Life will always be "PEOPLE COME AND PEOPLE GO!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Live in the Moment People Seattle Starbucks https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/8/people-come-and-people-go Sat, 10 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Will We Ever See Peace In This World? https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/8/will-we-ever-see-peace-in-this-world

Above is an image of a sunset at Ft Myers Beach in Florida. The Sunset gives a sense of Peace as the day ends and people gather to watch the sun go down. It is a scene of Peace that attracts us to the Sunset on the Beach. We seek peace and when we find it, it can attract us to its presence. However, our world is filled with conflict and war that has been with us since the human race has begun. We can feel peace in the world as a Sunset so demonstrates, but will we ever see peace in the world? As long as we focus on Us vs Them, like mindedness, and petty exterior differences in who we are, the answer is NO! Only when accept the fact that we are all the same inside will differences and all wars end. Peace is now only a feeling because we are blind by our self righteous light. Only when we gather together at a Sunset to feel the Peace can we see the Peace. It is there that we see no differences in each other but only the setting sun. Only then "WILL WE EVER SEE PEACE IN THIS WORLD?"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) beach peace setting sun sunset https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/8/will-we-ever-see-peace-in-this-world Wed, 07 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT
What Kind Of Animal Are You? https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/8/what-kind-of-animal-are-you

Above is an image of my grandson posing inside a leopard cut out at the Palm Beach Zoo. In Asian Philosophy animals often mimic human movements, personalities, and our mindsets. So the question to ask yourself is "What kind of animal are you?" and "What kind of animal do you want to become?" Are you a more aggressive personality or are you a gentler soul? That simple question will sum up who you are and want you want to become. A tiger, a lion, a lamb, a colorful bird, or a playful otter. Visit a zoo and observe the animals, and contemplate what are you inside and what would you want to be. Begin the journey of "WHAT KIND OF ANIMAL ARE YOU?"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Animal Asian Philosophy Palm Beach Zoo Zoo https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/8/what-kind-of-animal-are-you Sat, 03 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Total Immersion https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/7/total-immersion

Above is an image of my little granddaughter immersing herself in a fountain at the zoo's water play zone. Her immersion into the fountain removes all fear and doubts she had about the experience and allowed her to enjoy the moment. The process of immersion allows us to wholly commit ourselves to the experience and takes away our fear, thus we experience joy fully. All this requires commitment to the experience and our allowance of the outcome. For example, you fully immerse yourself in a fountain, you will find yourself all wet! What should be one of our driving forces in life is commitment to experiences where we find joy and happiness and at the same time commitment to the consequences of our experiences. We fall in love and it brings us joy and happiness, but it also takes commitment when things may at times become sad. We want to become a professional in some craft, it takes commitment even when things get tough. Our immersion in life requires commitment and joy and happiness will only come with "TOTAL IMMERSION!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Commitment Happiness Immersion Joy Palm Beach Zoo https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/7/total-immersion Wed, 31 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Stewards Of The Environment https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/7/stewards-of-the-environment

We are the the Stewards of the Environment. It is up to us to protect the earth from our own destruction. Animals and plants are about to go extinct and it will be our fault. What do we have to do? Believe it or not if we did nothing the earth would recover. No Building! No Development! No Condos on the Beach! Change our energy sources! If we lose our greed and avarice the environment would recover and the extinction of animals and plants would be averted. As we tear this earth apart, we see the earth fight back, floods, storms, heat waves, and all sorts of natural disasters. What you can do now is plant a garden, use natural pesticides, and support our environment politically. The death of life can be adverted by the "STEWARDS OF THE ENVIRONMENT!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Environment Life Stewards Stewards of the Environment https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/7/stewards-of-the-environment Sat, 27 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Sticking The Landing https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/7/sticking-the-landing

Above is an image of a Wood Stork trying to stick a landing at the Wakodahatchee Wetlands. The Stork will make the landing but it will not be graceful. Life is full of moments when we have to stick the landing and so many times it becomes awkward. Think of the moment when you were around your first love as a kid or that job interview that went sour. These are the moments when we did not stick the landing. However, there are also times when we do stick the landing, when everything goes as we imagine. Transitions in life good or bad are all about "STICKING THE LANDING!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Landing Sticking the Landing Wakodahatchee Wetlands Wood Stork https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/7/sticking-the-landing Wed, 24 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Why Must We Kill Or Build? https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/7/why-must-we-kill-or-build

One thing I have never understood is if we run across a magnificent wild or unusual wild animal why do we have to kill it? Or if we find a holy or sacred place why do we have to build on it? Why can't the animal live? Why can't the holy sacred spot remain undeveloped? Does the lifeless trophy replace the living animal or does the church or shrine change the awe of sacred ground? It seems we need to somehow capture and control all the things that fill us with wonder. The experience is not enough, we need to persevere it, capture it, and sadly market it until it is destroyed.This world of ours is filled with so many wonders, why can't they just exist as they are? "WHY MUST WE KILL OR BUILD?

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Animal Build Kill Sacred Spot https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/7/why-must-we-kill-or-build Sat, 20 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Life Is Little Victories https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/7/life-is-little-victories

A Snake Bird captures a fish and pauses to enjoy a little victory. Life is full of little victories each day and we fail to see them. So often we look for the big victories and are disappointed when they don't come our way. However, the web of life is made up of little victories each day. They may be so simple that we do not recognize them when they come. We always look for the big victories and spend most of our lives disappointed. Today begin to look for those little victories, celebrate them when they come and the little victories will lead to the big victories in life, for "LIFE IS LITTLE VICTORIES!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) life little victories snake bird https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/7/life-is-little-victories Wed, 17 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Miracles Are Signs Of Life https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/7/miracles-are-signs-of-life

An image of a Sunset over the bay signals the end of another day. Each day is a Miracle. We tend think of Miracles as grand extraordinary events with all the theatrics and drama of a Hollywood movie. Sometimes they are that, however, Miracles are more often simply Signs of Life. They occur everyday not in the grandiose spectacle, but teeny tiny Signs of Life. All Miracles focus on bringing back life and living. People don't believe in Miracles because they expect too much, but if one looks at Miracles as teeny tiny Signs of Life, you realize they occur everyday and from time to time you will see the grandiose spectacle. A Miracle is a new day, a flower blooming, a child being born, and a life saving medical procedure. Look for Miracles each day in the teeny tiny Signs of Life and you will believe in Miracles, for "MIRACLES ARE SIGNS OF LIFE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Miracles New Day Signs of Life Sunset https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/7/miracles-are-signs-of-life Sat, 13 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Let's Take A Walk https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/7/lets-take-a-walk

Above is an image of Lake Junaluska in North Carolina. When we visit North Carolina it is our favorite place to take a walk. There is a path that takes you around the entire lake. Walking is the one thing we all do and it is the one thing we should all do more. It is great moderate exercise to keep us physically fit and healthy. Also, it allows us to commune with Nature.  Summer is a great time to start walking. Find your favorite spot, there are plenty around and "LET'S TAKE A WALK!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Lake Junaluska Summer Walk Walking https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/7/lets-take-a-walk Wed, 10 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT
We Don't Know Clouds At All https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/7/we-dont-know-clouds-at-all

We see Clouds almost everyday. They come in different sizes and types. They bring us rain or they hide the hot sun. They drift by us everyday and unless we see a shape in the clouds we hardly notice them. Clouds are part of our daily lives and we hardly ever think of them or get to know them. Clouds are the nature we really don't know or just ignore during our day. However, they do bring water and life to the planet and they enhance a sunset or sunrise. Sometime during the busy week stop and watch the Clouds go by and take notice of all they do for us on a daily basis for "WE DON'T KNOW CLOUDS AT ALL!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Clouds Nature Sunrise Sunset https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/7/we-dont-know-clouds-at-all Sat, 06 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT
The View From Outside Your World https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/7/the-view-from-outside-your-world

Have you ever wondered what goes thru a fish's mind when it looks out of its world into ours? The Koi in the image can never leave the water for it will not live long. Yet, it must wonder what lies outside its watery world. We sort of live in our own little world too. We have our families, our jobs, our circle of friends, and or own routine of living. Often we look outside our world and wonder what it would be like, however, we like the fish are afraid we will not survive. When we do venture out, we do feel like a fish out of water. It is good for us to expand our world and our vision. This can be done by education, travel, and becoming active in causes to change the world. Don't be a fish stuck in a pond but expand "THE VIEW FROM OUTSIDE YOUR WORLD!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Fish Koi Vision World https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/7/the-view-from-outside-your-world Wed, 03 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT
The Totally Unexpected https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/6/the-totally-unexpected

Sometimes life hits us with the Totally Unexpected. I visited Green Cay Wetlands earlier this week, and to my surprise there was a White Pelican swimming around the fresh water swamp. Now Pelicans are very common in Florida, one sees them around the ocean and they are everywhere on the Gulf Coast of Florida. However, to see one swimming in a fresh water swamp was Totally Unexpected. Life does present us with the Totally Unexpected from time to time, snow in Florida, a warm winter day, or a sports underdog winning it all. What the Totally Unexpected tells us is Life cannot be predicted and we cannot take anything for granted. So live your life day to day and do not be surprised by "THE TOTALLY UNEXPECTED."

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Green Cay Wetlands Pelican The Totally Unexpected https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/6/the-totally-unexpected Sat, 29 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Our Own Turtle Shells https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/6/our-own-turtle-shells

Turtles live in a shell. They hide themselves when they feel threaten or seek protection. They do come out to eat and bask in the sunlight. We live in Our Own Turtle Shells. Its where our opinions, our routines, our beliefs, and our secrets hide when they feel threaten or seek protection. A turtle shell may be a safe place but it slows us down and its hard to carry around. We need to emerge from our shells and bask in the sunlight. To open ourselves up to the light and the world around us. We must from time to time leave "OUR OWN TURTLES SHELLS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Shells Turtle Shells Turtles https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/6/our-own-turtle-shells Wed, 26 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Summertime Summer https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/6/summertime-summer

Summer is here! Get out and enjoy living. The days are long and the weather is warm. Often we get caught up in a rut. We work too much and in our desire for more substance in material things leads us nowhere, we lose track of just simply living. Summer fun does not have to cost us a lot money. Places like beaches, parks, and outdoors are not overly expensive. This Summer get out of the house and spend time outdoors. Take in a Sunset, it's free and enjoy Summertime Summer!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Living Outdoors Summer Summertime https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/6/summertime-summer Sat, 22 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Your View https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/6/your-view

Above is an image of the view from a Lover's Key Window in Fort Myers. The view of Estero Bay is both serene and beautiful. This view would foster a relax and laid back atmosphere. Your View can shape how you are going to think, act, and your mood. What view you place in front of you is going to effect your vision of living a positive life or a negative life. Place the view you want in life and you will always see that view in front of you. Your life will reflect "YOUR VIEW!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Estero Bay Lover's Key Resort Serene View Water Front View https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/6/your-view Wed, 19 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Days Last Light https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/6/days-last-light

Above is an image of a Sunset in Fort Myers Fl. The west coast of Florida has some of the most beautiful Sunsets. The Sunset does mark the end of the day. Day ends and night begins. Our bodies seem to naturally react to Days Last Light by slowing down and preparing for rest. We naturally look at awe at a Sunset and are drawn to its beauty and meaning. It has a calming effect on our bodies and minds. We made it thru another day. As Summer is just beginning seek out a Sunset and bask in "DAYS LAST LIGHT!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Days Last Light Ft Myers Summer Sunset https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/6/days-last-light Wed, 12 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Into The Forest https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/6/into-the-forest

Above is an image from Muir Woods in California. A Forest can be a very intimidating place with its dark areas, thick foliage, and rough terrain. However, once you learn how to navigate the Forest it can become home as it is for the animals who live there. One must learn the areas that are habitat and the areas where there is danger. A Forest is where life lives and thrives. We face Forests everyday, whether its a city or our workplace or our unexplored areas in life. There are unexplored places, places of darkness, and places we call home. Our life is a journey "INTO THE FOREST!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Forest Journey Life Muir Woods Woods https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/6/into-the-forest Wed, 05 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
No Division In A Pond https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/6/no-division-in-a-pond

There is no division in a Pond between the surface and the bottom. It is all the same Pond. We love to break things down, for example the surface of the Pond and the bottom of the Pond, but there is no division between the surface and the bottom it is the same Pond. So many of the issues we face in life is from our tendency to create division. We love to divide people and places. We see this in our institutions of government, religions, and schools. Everything is divided and broken down by the categories where we place things. The Pond gives us peace and harmony by us seeing it in its totality. If we want peace and harmony, we must look at the totality. There is "NO DIVISION IN A POND!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Division Harmony Peace Pond https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/6/no-division-in-a-pond Sat, 01 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Creating Inner Silence https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/5/creating-inner-silence

Noise! Noise! Noise! We are surrounded by noise. If not from the TV or the traffic, then we create our own noise by plugging into our Phones. Yes, we choose to create our own NOISE! Noise can stress us and over tax our minds with over simulation. What we really need to do is create an Inner Silence. Find a quite place in the morning or in the evening when we can quite our mind. The sounds of nature in the morning or right before sunset produce peaceful sounds that quite us. We need to relax using breathing or just a calming word in our mind to get to that part of ourselves where there is the Inner Silence. You only need to spend 15 or 20 minutes in Inner Silence to find that inner peace. It is up to us to make time "CREATING INNER  SILENCE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Breathing Calming Word Inner Silence Noise Sounds of Nature https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/5/creating-inner-silence Wed, 29 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
The High Price Of Freedom https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/5/the-high-price-of-freedom  

 

 

Above is an image from the National Cemetery in Arlington Virginia. This Weekend in the United States we celebrate Memorial Day, where we honor our war dead. It is sad the number of young lives lost in war to protect the freedom of others. No one really wins a war, if young men and women are killed than it is a lost and if the innocent are kill it is a tragic loss. As long as there are hubris, greedy, demented leaders in the world, there will be war. As the song "Blow'in in the Wind" goes "When will they ever learn." This weekend let us honor those who fought for freedom, let us honor those who paid "THE HIGH PRICE OF FREEDOM!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Arlington Cemetery Memorial Day War War Dead https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/5/the-high-price-of-freedom Sat, 25 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Love For All: Hatred Of None https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/5/love-for-all-hatred-of-none

Above is an image of Lombard Street in San Francisco California. When you travel, so often you find yourself dependent on strangers. What you see is the kindness of others. One begins to realize we are all strangers on the path of life and what we need is to see a LOVE FOR ALL, A HATRED OF NONE. If we see the news, it seems the opposite is true. We hate each other and find it hard to love one another. Our world will only change for the better when we have a "LOVE FOR ALL: HATRED OF NONE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Hatred Lombard Street Love San Francisco Strangers Travel https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/5/love-for-all-hatred-of-none Wed, 15 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Celebrate Mom! https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/5/celebrate-mom

Above is an image of my Mom, being my Mom. My Mom is no longer with us here on earth, but she is still with me. She was not perfect and we had our ups and downs through out life, but she always wanted the best for me right or wrong. I have so many memories growing up with my mom. Moms are not always perfect, they may not always understand where we want to go in life, but they are always wishing the best for us. They will always love us. Tomorrow we celebrate Mother's Day in the US. Tomorrow we  "CELEBRATE MOM!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Love Memories Mom Mother's Day https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/5/celebrate-mom Sat, 11 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Flow Like Water https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/5/flow-like-water

Above is an image of a flowing stream in the Great Smoky Mountains. Water flows and keeps moving. If something is light enough, it flows with the stream and if it is too heavy, water just flows around it. Water just keeps moving forward. We need to think of our lives as a flowing stream. Life keeps moving and we need to learn to float or just let things flow around us. Too often we get stuck as the logs in the image above. If our life is to have meaning, if our life is to be lived, we must learn to keep moving and "FLOW LIKE WATER!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Flowing Stream Flowing Water Great Smoky Mountains https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/5/flow-like-water Wed, 08 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Sameness https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/5/sameness

We may walk the same path many times and not think there is anything new, however, the same path holds many changes and we simply cannot see it. We are always looking for the "new and exciting" in life. It could be our relationships, our jobs, our home, our cities, our travels, or our vacations. We are obsessed to find the next "new and exciting anything. Sameness to us is boring and just not exciting. Sameness though gives us stability and stability gives us clarity of mind and clarity of mind gives us direction which leads back to stability and peace. The path of sameness comes full circle and all we have to do is stay on it and see it new every time we walk it. Besides, looking for the "new and exciting" will eventually lead to sameness. Do not be afraid to walk the path of "SAMENESS"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Mindfulness Path Peace Sameness Stability https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/5/sameness Sat, 04 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Water Under The Bridge https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/5/water-under-the-bridge

Above is an image of Water Under the Bridge at the Morikami Museum in Delray Beach. It is a serene scene which visitors observe from above. Our Past is "water under the bridge" in which we cannot change the past, but only learn from it. Yet, we do dwell on our past mistakes way too much. We kick ourselves down by the mistakes we made in the past. Our past cannot be changed whether is was good or bad, and we do dwell on the bad. We must stand in the present on the bridge looking down on our past and looking ahead to our future. The Past cannot be changed but the Future is waiting to happen. Take your past mistakes and make them "WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Bridge Future Morikami Museum Past Present Water https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/5/water-under-the-bridge Wed, 01 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Getting To Know Nature https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/4/getting-to-know-nature

Above is an image of Green Cay Nature Preserve where a boardwalk takes you thru wetlands full of nature. It is a great place to get to know nature. However, so many people walk the boardwalk plugged into their device or are focused on what they had for dinner last night and miss the chance to know nature. Nature is tranquil, peaceful, serene, and calm and nature can be the opposite, chaotic, violent, unpredictable, and wild all at the same time. We cannot learn about nature by studying it in a laboratory, but it must be listened to, observed, and experienced. Our nature spaces are disappearing around us at an alarming rate and the way to save those nature spaces is to experience what it has to offer us in our primal mindset. Visit a Nature Spot and listen, observe, and experience for yourself what we are all part of: "GETTING TO KNOW NATURE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Green Cay Nature Preserve Nature Nature Spaces https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/4/getting-to-know-nature Sat, 27 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
The Crooked Tree https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/4/the-crooked-tree

Above is an image of one of my old Bonsai Trees. Bonsai Trees are old crooked trees which remind us of surviving in harsh conditions. We begin to think of ourselves as old crooked trees as we start to get old. When we are young, we have energy and a zest for living on the edge, but as we age time catches up to us and as we get aches and pains we begin to resemble old crooked trees. The difference is Bonsai Trees are venerated and admired for their age and we as we age are disregarded and irrelevant in life. The harshness of survival in life is overlooked in our elderly. The wisdom and experience is not venerated and admired which is a shame for one day we will all be  "THE CROOKED TREE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Bonsai Tree Crooked Tree Old Wisdom https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/4/the-crooked-tree Wed, 24 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Easter: Victory Thru Defeat https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/4/easter-victory-thru-defeat

Easter if you are a Christian is Victory thru Defeat. If you are not a Christian that lesson still applies in your life. Easter shows us that even if we are beaten down, defeated, and dead to the world, we can rise above defeat to victory. All the battles we fight in life may not end in victory but defeat, however, there are victories even in that defeat. Think of all the sport tournaments that are played, there can only be one winner, but if an underdog rises to the top and almost wins, that is a victory in defeat. Tomorrow as we celebrate Easter forget about the bunny and remember Easter is "VICTORY THRU DEFEAT!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) battles defeat easter victory https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/4/easter-victory-thru-defeat Sat, 20 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Secret Of Life: Focus & Strike Quickly https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/4/secret-of-life-focus-strike-quickly

An Egret hunts for food with sharp focus and when it finds its prey, it strikes quickly. It is a lesson for us if we want to be successful in anything we do. We must focus our attention on our goal and when the time is right, strike quickly. It is what really successful people do in their successful endeavors. There are other factors that may play into the success or failure, but Focus and Strike Quickly is the key point. No matter if its your work, sports, hobbies, or anything you want to get good at remember: "SECRET OF LIFE; FOCUS & STRIKE QUICKLY!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Egret Focus Secret of Life Strike Quickly Success https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/4/secret-of-life-focus-strike-quickly Wed, 17 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
You Don't Need Much https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/4/you-dont-need-much

An image of a Zen Garden at the Morikami Museum in Delray Beach. It inspires simplicity, order, and harmony. We live in a world that calls out to us to buy, buy, buy or I want, i want, I want. However, do we really need all the things we want or are ask to buy? A Zen Garden is made up of just simple rocks big and small. We do not need all the material items, we think we need. The simple things in life arranged in simplicity, order, and harmony can bring happiness and peace, for "YOU DON'T NEED MUCH!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Happiness Harmony Morikami Museum" Order Peace Simplicity Zen Garden https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/4/you-dont-need-much Wed, 10 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
The Lone Tree https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/4/a-lone-tree

The Lone Tree stands alone in the wetlands. One takes notice of its simplicity, its strength, and its willingness to survive. So too does it attracts the wildlife. Birds come to roost, water life swims around it, and it stands out and makes one notice. The Lone Tree does have a tough life living in its solitude, but one must admire it. One needs in one's lifetime to become The Lone Tree from time to time. Those special moments when one is admired, shows strength, and empower the life surrounding it. Strive to be "THE LONE TREE!"

 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Lone Tree Simplicity Solitude https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/4/a-lone-tree Wed, 03 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
The Lone Tree https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/4/the-lone-tree tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/4/the-lone-tree Wed, 03 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT Hurry Up And Wait https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/3/hurry-up-and-wait

Above is an image of an Egret hunting in the reeds. It Waits patently for food to pass by, then in a Hurry it strikes its prey. We spend most of our lives in the same way: Hurry Up and Wait. No matter what we do, we rush to get there and then we wait. Doctor appointments, rides at Theme Parks, shopping at stores, driving around town, and all the things in life we wait in line. Our only way out is to cultivate patience, learning to wait, and accepting waiting to strike. Only patience will lead us to a happy life in this world and so it will continue: "HURRY UP AND WAIT!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Egret Hurry Patience Waiting https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/3/hurry-up-and-wait Sat, 30 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
It's Spring: Come Alive https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/3/its-spring-come-alive

It's Spring, Come Alive. Spring has begun just a few days ago and now is the time Life comes alive. Plants sprout and bud with new life, animals bring forth their young, and the weather warms to welcome the renewal of life. Now is the time for us to come alive, begin a new start, change your negative behavior, grow your new self. The days grow longer and that sense of new life surrounds you. Join the Spring Renewal and "ITS'S SPRING: COME ALIVE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Come Alive Life Renewal Spring https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/3/its-spring-come-alive Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Half In, Half Out https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/3/half-in-half-out

Above is an image of a Hippo at the Busch Garden Zoo in Tampa Florida. The Hippo spend most of its life half in the water and half out of the water. It can survive in one environment or the other environment. Its adaptability is key to how it has survived in this world. We often need that skill of half in, half out to survive in our own world. Half In is our living with others and interactions with others to have a sound social life and Half Out is our own space to maintain our unique self. Both are necessary for living in this world we find ourselves. One half may be stronger than the other, but both are essential for our well being. Take time to explore your feelings when you interact and see when you are "HALF IN, HALF OUT!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Busch Gardens Feelings Half In Half Out Hippo https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/3/half-in-half-out Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Out Of Hiding https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/3/out-of-hiding

A Lizard uses many forms of protection. They use camouflage to blend into their environment or they just hide, as the above image of a lizard shows us. We often use the same strategy as the lizard. We often try to blend into the crowd we are with or we just tuck into a crevice and hide like a lizard. We have learned to protect ourselves from harm both physically and mentally. Sooner or later the lizard must come out of hiding and interact with the environment. When we face that reality it may be a daunting prospect. However, we must face our fears and realize it may not be bad at all and we do have to live our life in this world. If you hide, you won't eat, you won't love, and you won't live.  Live a life "OUT OF HIDING!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Facing Fear Fear Hiding Lizard https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/3/out-of-hiding Wed, 13 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Finding Peace https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/3/finding-peace

Peace does exist. We just have to find it. It is not in our overcrowded, over industrialized, self absorbed world, but it exists and we just have to make the effort to put us in places of peace. It exists in nature, it exists in solitude, it exists in the quiet. What happens is we move away from these peaceful elements. We go into nature with our music blaring thru headphones, we focus on our past and future instead of the present moment, and we just simply don't sit and listen to the silence around us. Be Still - Be Quite. These are the ways of "FINDING PEACE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Listen Nature Peace Quiet Silence Solitude https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/3/finding-peace Sat, 09 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Lent: Freedom From The Prison Within https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/3/lent-freedom-from-the-prison-within

Today is the start of Lent in the Christian Tradition. It is a Season of Penance before the celebration of Easter. Penance is often looked upon in a negative light, but it does not have be that way. Rather, Penance should be looked upon as a Freedom from the Prison Within. We become trapped by our negative behavior and actions without realizing we have become that way. In a Season of Penance, we look within ourselves and clean out the negativity of our lives. Penance is just not giving up something, but a journey to see within ourselves the good and the bad. It is the bad that we have to remove. Every World Religion has a Season of Penance and for Christians it is "LENT: FREEDOM FROM THE PRISON WITHIN!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Christian Lent Penance Prison https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/3/lent-freedom-from-the-prison-within Wed, 06 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT
A Narrow Point Of View https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/2/a-narrow-point-of-view

A Narrow Point of View can be a very beautiful thing as the above image shows us. However, a Narrow Point of View is never really the reality of the whole scene. A Narrow Point of View can deceive us into wrong patterns of thinking. It is important to seek the whole scene or as wide a view as possible in order to understand the complete picture. Only then can you narrow your vision to comply with what is important to you. Once you understand the whole picture, only then can you narrow down what is important. Always seek the whole picture for understanding and wisdom, only then will you see the beauty of a "NARROW POINT OF VIEW!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Narrow Point of View The Whole Picture Understanding Wisdom https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/2/a-narrow-point-of-view Wed, 27 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Life Is A Pond https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/2/life-is-a-pond

Life is a Pond which in the end all things have a purpose and an end. If you look at a Pond, it is a self contained world of its own. The plants take of the fish by giving them oxygen and the fish take care of the plants by fertilizing them. There is a food chain that keeps everything in check. It can be a world of harmony. Our own world should reflect a pond, but it does not even come close. We take more out of our world than we give back and we have not learned to live together in harmony. If we could all stop and reflect for just a moment: "LIFE IS A POND!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Fish Harmony Life Plants Pond https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/2/life-is-a-pond Sat, 23 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Beauty And The Pain https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/2/beauty-and-the-pain

A Rose is one of our most beautiful and admired flowers, but behind all the beauty, there are thorns behind the flower. The Rose can elicit beauty and inflect pain at the same time. We must be careful on how we handle that beautiful flower. We do have a hard time dealing with beauty. We all want to possess it, we want to admire it, and we do not want it to go away. We will go to great lengths to keep the beauty we find in the world. However, no matter how hard we try, beauty fades and we are left with just the thorns. It is a cruel irony in life that beauty gives way to the pain. Life teaches us to keep beauty near us, but we never fully possess it for in the end it will fade. The pain comes when we cannot let go and accept its passing. Life is "BEAUTY AND THE PAIN!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Beauty Flower Pain Rose Thorns https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/2/beauty-and-the-pain Wed, 20 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
All For Naught https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/2/all-for-naught

Above is an image from Savannah Georgia where Nature is growing back in an Old City. Empires fall, Countries fade in glory, Cities decay, and we are born and we die. Is it All For Naught? Nothing lasts forever in life and the history of our planet proves that fact. What life shows us, is we have to maintain a delicate balance in life for things to be preserved. Our part in all this is to use our common sense when it comes to making decisions on our life, our resources, and our planet. ITS NOT ALL ABOUT US, but the larger picture of all that surrounds us, otherwise, it is "ALL FOR NAUGHT!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) All For Naught Cities Countries Empires https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/2/all-for-naught Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Butterfly UP https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/2/butterfly-up

A recent Study found that the population of Monarch Butterflies are up! That is good news for nature. The world needs its pollinators of butterflies and bees. Nature is a balance of life. We may not think of it but one form of life supports another. If we lost our butterflies and bees there would not be any pollination of flowers and trees and for us there would be a food shortage. Let us rejoice at the news that something so beautiful and valuable is still going to be with us. "BUTTERFLY UP!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Balance of Life Bees Butterfly Pollination https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/2/butterfly-up Wed, 06 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
The Train To Extinction https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/2/the-train-to-extinction

The questions we have to ask ourselves are: Are we on the train to extinction? Is it just the life beneath us or are we the last to go? The wildlife around us is disappearing at an alarming rate and it seems we do not care. For example the illegal wildlife trade in Hong Kong goes uncheck and is not considered even a crime with elephant ivory, rhino horns, and a host of other animals. Both science and religion have warned us of the effects of global warming and like the story of Noah before the flood we laugh and blow it off. Habitats are disappearing to condos and parking lots and the displaced animals have no where to go but in people's backyards. The question we have to ask ourselves is  Are our actions  and greed to blame for this and can we stop it? or Is Nature preparing the Earth for another mass extinction and we are just the last species to board the train? Is there some super virus frozen in the arctic ice waiting to be unfrozen by our own handy work of global warming? We must act now to save the earth and creatures on it including ourselves or we will soon with them board "THE TRAIN TO EXTINCTION!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Extinction Global Warming Ilegal Hong Kong Wildlife Trade Mass Extinction Train to Extinction https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/2/the-train-to-extinction Sat, 02 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Catching All Things https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/1/catching-all-things

Above is an image of a Spider Web in a forest. The Web catches not only insects but it catches all things that fall into it. We are like the Spider in the fact that all things come to us, the good and the bad. We catch all things that life throws at us. We have to learn to filter the things that our web catches. We must filter out the bad and accept the good. Too many people allow the bad to hang up in their lives and thus they suffer the pain of the past. We will catch good and bad, it is up to us to keep the good and let the bad go. It is life's way of "CATCHING ALL THINGS."

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Catching all Things Pain Spider Spider Web Web https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/1/catching-all-things Wed, 30 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Live A Simple Life https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/1/live-a-simple-life

Above is an image of simpler times, a Mill that is powered by running water. It costs very little to operate and is energy efficient. The world we live in is no longer simple, but filled with stress and tension in our modern society. We cannot escape the world, but we can still simplify our life. We can make choices that do not put us into debt, what gets the job done is fine and all the designer items are just that, high price designer items. The simple life gets the job done without all the stress and tension. Focus on what is really important and do not take simple things for granted. "LIVE A SIMPLE LIFE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Simple Life Simple Things Stress Tension https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/1/live-a-simple-life Wed, 23 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Escape The Madness https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/1/escape-the-madness

We live in a world where we rush around and go here and go there. In our haste we never experience peace, calm, and tranquility.  It is so important to our health and our mental health to "Escape The Madness". We need time to time to take a break from our mad existence. This does not mean we go into nature plugged into our devises or what we had for dinner last night. It means we go into the calm and just BE. We hear the sounds or more importantly, the silence and stillness of life around us. There we see life as raw as it gets, there we "ESCAPE THE MADNESS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Calm Madness Peace Silence Stillness Tranquility https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/1/escape-the-madness Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Good News From Bad News https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/1/good-news-from-bad-news

Above is a sign from the Silverball Museum in Delray Beach Florida holding a drive to help victims of Hurricane Irma. The destruction of Hurricane Irma was Bad News for Florida. However, it brought out the good in people and that was Good News! Often, we are faced with Bad News, things go wrong in life and we have those Bad News Days. We get down, life sucks, woe is me and we get depressed. The way back from this misery is to look for the "Good News From Bad News" and you will find your way out of the darkness. Take it one step at a time, look for the good that can come from the bad. Life will always be up and down, it is up to us to see "GOOD NEWS FROM BAD NEWS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Bad News Good News Hurricane Irma Silverball Museum https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/1/good-news-from-bad-news Wed, 16 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
The Illusion Of Self https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/1/the-illusion-of-self

We create around us an Illusion of Self. It is a Myth of who we really are. We tend to think we are greater than what we really are and when we fall short of ourselves the Reality of Who we are becomes apparent. We see this illusion, this myth about ourselves in the self stories we tell. This shroud will remain around us until we begin to see our true selves. This is not done in our self exploits, but rather in our moments of Solitude. As this New Year begins get yourself in real shape. Find your True Self. Spend a few moments each day in Solitude and break through "THE ILLUSION OF SELF!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Illusion Illusion of Self Myth Self True Self https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/1/the-illusion-of-self Wed, 09 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Just 1 Year Ago https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/1/just-1-year-ago

Do You remember 1 year ago? I was in frozen North Carolina just 1 year ago. There was snow on the ground and ice was in all the streams. It is amazing how quickly life can change year to year, heck even day to day. As we begin a New Year, remember where you were just a year ago. Ask those life questions, were you happy, were you where you want to be, and are you better off now? It you have make improvement, than good, it not you have work cut out for yourself. Just think: "JUST 1 YEAR AGO!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) 1 Year Ice Memories New Year https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/1/just-1-year-ago Sat, 05 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
A New Year! Its A Sunrise https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/1/a-new-year-its-a-sunrise

Happy New Year 2019! As we begin a New Year, we often do not know what to think, 2018 is in the past, but a lot of the problems carry over into our New Year. As a Sunrise welcomes a New Day, think of 2019 as a New Day except its a longer time frame. A New Year is like a New Day, with a chance to start over, fix what maybe wrong, start a new direction, or just begin again. Its a chance to focus our lives on important life issues, not the silly stuff we need to let go of at the end of the day. Some things will remain the same, some things will change, and some things will be unexpected and that is life itself. Right now, just think of what you know is going to happen later in this year, start the journey there and let life fill in the rest of the story. "A NEW YEAR! ITS A SUNRISE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) 2019 New Day New Year Sunrise https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2019/1/a-new-year-its-a-sunrise Wed, 02 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
The New Year: Past & Future https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/12/the-new-year-past-future

The New Year is almost upon us and we look back at the past year as well to the year to come. The New Year brings us to the moment to pause and reflect where we are in our journey in life. We stand in the present, we look back at the past year, what has changed, people who have died, and how our lives have been shaped in the present. We look to the future with our hopes, dreams, expectations, and a new year before us. This is a time to reflect back on the mistakes we have make, the direction our lives are taking, and to make changes going forward. We live in the present, but we are shaped by the past and the future is still ours to control. "THE NEW YEAR: PAST & FUTURE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Dreams Expectations Future Hopes New Year Past Present https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/12/the-new-year-past-future Sat, 29 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Seeking Warmer Waters https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/12/seeking-warmer-waters

In Florida when it gets cold Manatees seek warmer waters. They will swim and gather to a spot with warm water. Above is an image from Manatee Lagoon in south Florida where Manatees find just that place. We too seek out a place with warmer waters throughout our lives. It may be a new job, it may be a new city, or a new change in our lifestyle. We will always swim to the warmer waters. This time of year reminds of our families, our roots, and where we come from in life. We gauge our life on this start. Then from there we determine where we will be "SEEKING WARMER WATERS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Manatee Manatee Lagoon Manatees Warm Waters https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/12/seeking-warmer-waters Wed, 26 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Seasons Come And Seasons Go https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/12/seasons-come-and-seasons-go

Can you believe Christmas is less than a week away. Plans have been made, shopping is almost done, and family is ready to visit. It seems the Season comes and goes so quick, it starts and before you know it, it is over. Time moves whether we want it to or not. We must as has been said "Carpe Diem" Seize the Day! Make those last minute to do things and try to enjoy the Season. Before you know it: "SEASONS COME AND SEASONS GO!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Carpe Diem Christmas Seasons https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/12/seasons-come-and-seasons-go Wed, 19 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Bumble Bees Can't Fly? https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/12/bumble-bees-cant-fly

It is said that Bumble Bees can't fly. They are not built for flight, their bodies are too big for their wings, they are not aerodynamically designed for flight based on their proportions. However, based on the above image Bumble Bees can fly despite the unbelievers. We can learn from the Bumble Bee that despite those who do not believe in you, you can achieve any goal you set your mind to. Believe in yourself and go out and accomplish all that you believe you can do. Who said, "BUMBLE BEES CAN'T FLY?

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Believe Bumble Bee Fly https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/12/bumble-bees-cant-fly Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
The Steering Wheel https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/12/the-steering-wheel

Above is an image of a Ship's Steering Wheel. This wheel is what is used to guide the Ship thru the seas that is must travel. We need our own Steering Wheels to guide us thru life. It is the person, the idea, the guiding force that steers us thru the sea of life. Whatever it is for you it helps steer you on your journey in life. The Steering Wheel may be a person, a religion, an activity, a goal, or even a career that points you in the direction your life travels. Find where you want to go in life and steer thru the waters with "THE STEERING WHEEL!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Journey Life Sea Ship Steering Wheel Travel https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/12/the-steering-wheel Sat, 08 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
A Cold Day https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/12/a-cold-day

It does not have to snow to have a Cold Day! However, Cold Days still have a look about them that still says Cold. A Cold Day leaves us with the feeling of trying to stay warm. We have visions of fireplaces, warm blankets, hot chocolate, and warm comfy clothes. Nothing sounds better than staying in a warm bed. Cold Days are a time for us to slow down as all of life slows. This is the wisdom of Nature to slow life down, this is a reason for "A COLD DAY!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Cold Cold Day Warm https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/12/a-cold-day Wed, 05 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Just Relax https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/12/just-relax

You are running around, all stressed out, going crazy this time of the year, too much on your plate, and don't know how you are going to get it all done. Now is the time to take a deep breath and JUST RELAX!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Relax Stress Time of Year https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/12/just-relax Sat, 01 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
What Do You Want For Christmas? https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/11/what-do-you-want-for-christmas

What do you want for Christmas? Do you remember that question as a child. You had your long list of what you wanted and got it as long as it was not too expensive, too dangerous, or too annoying. Your wish list was a wide open attainable goal. When ask that question now as a grown-up, you think long and hard, then ask for that unattainable gift, but you settle for something practical. What changes from your childhood to your adulthood is your vision in life. As a child your world is wide open for goals and what you can do. As we get older our vision narrows and our life's vision becomes more practical. There are those adults that keep those wide open goals of childhood and we see what their vision can lead to in inventions and world changing discoveries. This Christmas return to the vision of your childhood not in the material want list, but what you can still do in life. The world is waiting: "WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR CHRISTMAS?"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Adulthood Childhood Christmas Vision https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/11/what-do-you-want-for-christmas Wed, 28 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
And So It Begins https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/11/and-so-it-begins

Thanksgiving Day has passed and Black Friday begins the madness of Christmas Rush. It is ironic that a day celebrated on silence, peace, and joy is met with frenzy and chaos with a mad dash of overt materialism. This is the holiday season and all the stress it brings is the exact opposite of what it was all about in the beginning. It is up to each one of us not to get caught up in the madness, frenzy, and stress of the holiday season. If we remember to think of others and not ourselves we have captured the meaning of the season . . . . . "AND SO IT BEGINS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Christmas Season Holiday Season Season True Meaning of Christmas https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/11/and-so-it-begins Sat, 24 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
The Crack Of Light https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/11/the-crack-of-light

Above is an image of a Sunrise over the wetlands. The Crack of Light from the sunrise breaks the darkness as a new day dawns. We so often in life face dark days, when our lives do not go the way we plan. It could be bad news, an accident of some kind, or just bad luck. It is in these dark days we must look for "The Crack Of Light", that little something that encourages us and give us hope. It is just a small crack, a little thing, or even a person, who points the way out of the darkness. When you experience hardship or a sense of gloom about your life, look for that tiny crack to give you hope, "THE CRACK OF LIGHT!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Crack Of Light Darkness Gloom Hope Sunrise https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/11/the-crack-of-light Wed, 21 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
The Odd Ones Out https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/11/the-odd-ones-out

Above is an image of a Bird Rookery with all those Cattle Egrets, but you can see the darker Snake Birds. They are the Odd Ones Out. We can all recall in High School our classmates who were the "odd ones out", they were a little different, did not quite fit in, and were a little weird. Or perhaps we were even one of them. Our minds are programed to look for patterns of sameness and anything that stands out perks our curiosity. Its not that there is bad in being different, but our minds are so set on patterns of sameness and anything different is an affront to us. We can learn to de-program our minds by just getting to know those who are different from us. If Birds do it, so can we learn to live with "THE ODD ONES OUT!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Birds Cattle Egret Odd Ones Out Rookery Snake Birds https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/11/the-odd-ones-out Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
What Life Gives You https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/11/what-life-gives-you

Above is an image of a Marsh Rabbit taking in What Life Gives You. The Rabbit's environment is not perfect. It is surrounded by water and it must watch out for the many predators in the wetlands. Like our Marsh Rabbit we too must accept What Life Gives Us. It may not be perfect, it may not be pretty, but there is always enough there for us to get by on. Our world would like us to believe that cars, cell phones, and all the material things that are sold will lead us to find ourselves. However, it is the simple things in life that allows us to find ourselves. Family, Friends, Health, and a sense of purpose is what is really important in life. Whatever life may give you, accept it, cherish it for you are better than you may think. Accept "WHAT LIFE GIVES YOU!"

 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Environment Life Marsh Rabbit Rabbit What Life Give You https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/11/what-life-gives-you Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
The Knarled Life https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/11/the-knarled-life

Above is an image of a knarled gourd. We prefer to eat foods that are smooth and not all twisted out of shape. We prefer to be smooth and straight forward. However, the truth is our lives are not smooth but knarled. Our lives get bent and twisted as we mature through life. It could be a relationship gone bad, an illness that sets us back, or our career turns sour, but those knarled twist and turns can take that smooth path and make it rough. We still grow, it may not be smooth and straight, but that is "OUR KNARLED LIFE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Gourd Knarled Life https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/11/the-knarled-life Sat, 10 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Your Small Voice: Vote https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/11/your-small-voice-vote

Did you Vote? I hope so, because it is a chance to raise your small voice and speak out. Your choices may not win but you had a chance to let your feelings known that the majority of the world does not have that freedom. Voting is a freedom that has been fought for throughout history. A sign that people can speak out approval or disapproval. Let yourself be heard, speak our with "YOUR SMALL VOICE: VOTE!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Election Freedom Voice Vote https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/11/your-small-voice-vote Wed, 07 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Hanging On The Side https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/11/hanging-on-the-side

Above is an image of a Downy Woodpecker at the Bird feeder. Woodpeckers have an uncanny ability to hang on the side of wood objects. Most Birds perch horizontal, but woodpeckers can perch vertical. The ability to be different or not the norm give woodpeckers a unique advantage in life. We are often faced with the choice to go with the norm or to be unique. So often we opt out and go with the norm, but what if we opt for that unique side of ourselves. Most Artists opt for that unique side of themselves and we feel they are weird and strange. However, it is the creative side of ourselves that is unique and gives us the strength that sets us free from our self-consciousness. Today be a Woodpecker, don't hang horizontal like the rest of the birds, but live life "HANGING ON THE SIDE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Artist Bird Hanging on the Side Unique Woodpecker https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/11/hanging-on-the-side Sat, 03 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Presence Alone https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/10/presence-alone

Above is an image of a Hawk roosting above the wetlands. Its presence alone strikes fear, terror, and panic to the wildlife below. We often have a similar experience when we think something more powerful than ourselves appears on the scene. For example, our Boss may make an appearance at our work site and the same response of fear, terror, and panic ensues. It is when we face the fear, the terror, and the panic that make the whole experience terrible. It is those same factors that cause us to fall prey to the more powerful. If we do not fear, then panic will not control our actions and we can think clearly. All the animals have to do is stay undercover and they will not fall prey to the Hawk. All we have to do is not sink into fear and panic, for our terror is based on "PRESENCE ALONE!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Fear Hawk Panic Prey Terror https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/10/presence-alone Wed, 31 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Same Thing But Different https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/10/same-thing-but-different

Above is an image of different kinds of corn. Its all the same corn, but it is different colors. In life we may encounter the same thing, but if it is different we may not like it. Would you eat different colored corn or only yellow corn? This concept applies to our lives in so many ways. We encounter people who are basically the same, but are different. Do we accept them as they are? We see differences so easily but find it hard to see the sameness. It has been part of our human history to see people differently from us. What needs to happen is we need to see the sameness in all of us. We are all the "SAME THING BUT DIFFERENT!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Corn Differences People Sameness https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/10/same-thing-but-different Sat, 27 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
A Bird Does Not Know It Has A Name https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/10/a-bird-does-not-know-it-has-a-name

Above is an image of a young Mocking Bird. If you think about, the Bird does not know it has a name. The Bird has no idea we call it a Mocking Bird. It just IS. We love to label and categorize all kinds of things. If you think of Science, it is what Science does, it puts labels on things and categorizes things. We tend to look at life that way and so much of our existence is the labels and categories we place on people and things. We cannot just let life be as it IS. If we could only grasp that simple existence of IS, we would be a lot better off. Allow things to exist as it IS and not label and categorize our world. Now the labels and categories are not intrinsically bad, but we use them to define our judgement of people and the world. Think of the world as it IS, for "A BIRD DOES NOT KNOW IT HAS A NAME!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Bird Existence IS Judgement Name Science World https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/10/a-bird-does-not-know-it-has-a-name Wed, 24 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Friendships Fly Away https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/10/friendships-fly-away

Above is an image of a Red-winged Blackbird flying away. We meet and experience people in our lives everyday. We develop friendships with people we meet, people we work with, and people we encounter day to day. We develop friendships with these people, but people in our lives will move away or we lose contact with them over time. People and Friendships fly away. It is hard for us to deal with this sense of loss. Sometimes we will withdraw from meeting people because of our fear of being hurt. It is a natural feeling for the pain and hurt is hard to keep dealing with again and again. We must learn to let people, pets, and things we love go. It is a natural part of life and we must enjoy the time we have with friendships while they last. Never be afraid to love and make friends, for "FRIENDSHIPS FLY AWAY!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Flying Bird Friendships Red-winged Blackbird https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/10/friendships-fly-away Sat, 20 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Fall Is All About The Harvest https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/10/fall-is-all-about-the-harvest Fall Display (1 of 1)Fall Display (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a Fall Display. Fall is all about the Harvest. In the modern world we live in, we have lost the sense of Harvest that once existed in a more agricultural society. The Harvest was about the abundance of food before winter would bring its harsh reality. Our lives can still reflect those seasons in a symbolic way. There are times when we may have an abundance in life and there are times when we face harsh realities in life. Our Harvest is what we wish for and that it lasts. However, the abundance we feel does not last forever and we must face those harsh realities. Rejoice in the Harvest as did those agricultural societies, for "FALL IS ALL ABOUT THE HARVEST!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Abundance Fall Harvest Winter https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/10/fall-is-all-about-the-harvest Wed, 17 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Here's To The Very Small https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/10/here-is-too-the-very-small Small Tree (1 of 1)Small Tree (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a small Pine Tree Seedling in the snow. The Very Small has a hard time surviving. It can be overcome by so many elements it has to face. The Very Small in our lives share the same path. We have many very small things in our lives and they are important to us, even though they may have a hard time surviving. We have habits, likes, dislikes, quirks, and all these Very Small things must survive the harsh environments they face. The Very Small can grow bigger as time goes on, but it loses its fragile nature. It is these Very Small things that make us unique. Never count out the Very Small, "HERE'S TO THE VERY SMALL!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Seedling Survive The Very Small https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/10/here-is-too-the-very-small Wed, 10 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
St Francis: Simplilcity & Love For All Creation https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/10/st-francis-simplilcity-love-for-all-creation St Francis (1 of 1)St Francis (1 of 1)

Above is an image of St Francis of Assisi. he is a beloved saint, loved by everyone even if they are not Christians.  It is his simplicity in life and his love for all creation that attracts people to this saint. It was he who called all of creation his brother and his sister. His simple way of life showed us what is important in life, health, shelter, and food. We tend not to appreciate what we have and only when those basics are not there do we realize their importance. We get caught up in the mundane elements of life and only appreciate the important things in life when they are gone.  Let us follow the example of St. Frances of Assisi and live a life of "SIMPLILICITY & LOVE FOR ALL CREATION."

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) creation simplicity st. francis https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/10/st-francis-simplilcity-love-for-all-creation Sat, 06 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Yet We Can Talk To The Moon https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/10/yet-we-can-talk-to-the-moon

There was a story where there is now an effort to talk to Outer Space. Isn't strange, We Can Talk To The Moon, but we cannot talk to each other. You see it everywhere, countries cannot talk to other countries and threaten nuclear war. Who is going to win a Nuclear War? The winner will be left with a desolated, uninhabitable earth. The world does not need to talk to the Moon, but country to country, government to government, political party to political party, people to people, and each other to each other. Until we make a REAL effort for peace on earth, our world will remain in complete disarray. We cannot talk to one another, "YET WE CAN TALK TO THE MOON!"

 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Moon Nuclear War Peace Peace On Earth Talk https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/10/yet-we-can-talk-to-the-moon Wed, 03 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Across The River https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/9/across-the-river River (1 of 1)River (1 of 1)

Above is an image of looking across the Savannah River. It is different on the other side of the River, but it is the same River. So often in life we find ourselves on a side of a River. We know what is on our side of the River and we feel comfortable on our side of the River. It is when we travel to the other side of the River that we experience a whole new world even though it is the same River. In a World were we stand firm on our views, our likes and dislikes, our opinion on how the world should be viewed and run. It is important to look Across The River and see the other side. It may be different, it may be the same, or it may challenge us to realize it is the same river but just a different side. There is a lot to learn from "ACROSS THE RIVER!" 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Savannah Savannah River Views https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/9/across-the-river Sat, 29 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
A Fireplace In South Florida??? https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/9/a-fireplace-in-south-florida Fireplace (1 of 1)Fireplace (1 of 1)

If you take a tour of the Deering Estate in Miami Florida, you will see in one of the rooms a fireplace. A Fireplace In South Florida? Now it may get cold in Florida for maybe 5 days in the winter, but does a house need a fireplace? There are things in life that we encounter that may seem out of place, however life is always full of surprises. Perhaps John Deering liked fireplaces and he had the money, so why not. We will in our lifetime encounter those things that seem out of place and it is important to find logic to why they are there. If we do not, we could lose our minds. Do not be surprise by what life may throw your way, but "A FIREPLACE IN SOUTH FLORIDA???"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Fireplace South Florida The Deering Estate https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/9/a-fireplace-in-south-florida Wed, 26 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Fall Colors https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/9/fall-colors Fall Colors (1 of 1)Fall Colors (1 of 1)

Today is the first day of Fall. The days will grow shorter, the temperatures will get cooler, and the sun's angle will change. However, the one thing everyone seems to love about the Fall are it's Colors. The foliage turns from green to all shades of yellows and oranges. We celebrate the season with orange and yellow fruit like pumpkins. It is the Fall Colors that set the mood for this Season. So today, you can pack Summer away and celebrate the change of Seasons with "FALL COLORS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Fall Fall Colors Seasons https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/9/fall-colors Sat, 22 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Life Is A Fallen Tree https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/9/life-is-a-fallen-tree Fallen Tree (1 of 1)Fallen Tree (1 of 1)

A mighty Tree falls in the forest and we think the fallen tree is dead and lifeless. However, the Fallen Tree allows life around it to live. Animals will make their home in the tree, insects will provide food for the creatures in the forest, and the Tree gives up its space so other trees may prosper. Life for us can be at times like  a Fallen Tree. We become weak thru illness, the rigors of life, or age and as we may stand tall, at a certain point we become a Fallen Tree. It does not mean we are dead or lifeless, it means we must find other strengths and talent to give to life. If you find yourself as a Fallen Tree, look for what you can give back to others and life. In the end "LIFE IS A FALLEN TREE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Fallen Tree Forest Life https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/9/life-is-a-fallen-tree Wed, 19 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Storms R Brewing https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/9/storms-r-brewing Storm (1 of 1)Storm (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a Mountain Storm brewing. The Storm would later move in producing tornados and heavy rain in the area. Currently, there are massive storms brewing in the Atlantic Ocean. There is very little one can do when faced with the brute power of nature. All one can do is prepare and hope for the best. The Power of Nature is still dominant over our lives and its random destruction can be felt at a moments notice. We must respect this power and do our best to prepare for whatever Nature may send our way. Let us Pray for the people who are in the path of these storms and to be there to help them after the storm passes. For "STORMS R' BREWING

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Nature Power Of Nature Storms https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/9/storms-r-brewing Wed, 12 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
We Love The Ostentatious https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/9/we-love-the-ostentatious Peacock (1 of 1)Peacock (1 of 1)

Peacocks are Ostentatious birds with their plumage. We have them here running wild in Florida and they are loud, noisy, messy birds. As beautiful as they are, they can be a nuisance to live in their company. They are ostentatious with their feathers and colorful appearance. We love the Ostentatious, just look at our love for movie stars and musicians. The more ostentatious they are, the more we love them. However, there is a part of us that find the ostentatious selfish, self-serving, looking for a need for attention. We for the most part do not go down that path, but there is a part of us where we are attracted to the outrageous, gaudy, over the top behavior. After all a Peacock is a pretty bird! "WE LOVE THE OSTENTATIOUS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Bird Gaudy Ostentatious Peacock https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/9/we-love-the-ostentatious Sat, 08 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Fussy Eaters https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/9/fussy-eaters Panda (1 of 1)Panda (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a Panda at the Washington National Zoo. A Panda sits there all day and eats only Bamboo Shoots. A Panda is a fussy eater. Are we fussy eaters or do we eat everything in front of us? There are people who have very fussy eating habits. There are always people who like this but do not like that. Some people even develop strange likes and dislikes. We all have to eat and we should always appreciate the fact we have food and are not staving. However, do we have to be 'FUSSY EATERS!'

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Eating Fussy Panda Washington National Zoo https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/9/fussy-eaters Wed, 05 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Science Doesn't Always Know https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/9/science-doesnt-always-know Fossil Fish (1 of 1)Fossil Fish (1 of 1)

Above is image of a fossil fish at a Science Museum. We tend to think that Science has all the answers, but in reality it does not. Take for example the evolution of whales back into the sea. Scientists think it was a wolf like creature that lived near the water, however there are Scientists that note a whale is closely related to a hippo but they have not found the fossil evidence to make the link. Another example is, it is a common theory that a meter hit the earth and caused the dinosaurs to go extinct. However, there are Scientist who say volcano activity over time overwhelmed the environment and killed off the dinosaurs as is evident in the fossils from that period. Who is right? We don't know, but we with our pollution are creating a similar environment of our own self extinction. Thousands of years from now our environment will be fossil evidence and our demise will be debated to the point of "SCIENCE DOESN'T ALWAYS KNOW!    

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Environment Extinction Fossil Science https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/9/science-doesnt-always-know Sat, 01 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Life Will Come Together https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/8/life-will-come-together Flock of Geese (1 of 1)Flock of Geese (1 of 1)

Above is an image of Geese gathering together. We see Life come together at all times whether it is animals at a water spot or it is us at a sporting event or a Mall. Life Will Come Together. It is our simple nature to need one another for living our lives. Nothing lives in a vacuum. Next time you are out, take notice of the animals who gather together and notice people need to gather together too! "LIFE WILL COME TOGETHER!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Come Together Geese Life https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/8/life-will-come-together Wed, 29 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT
A Tangeled Mess https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/8/a-tangeled-mess Flower Seeds (1 of 1)Flower Seeds (1 of 1)

Above is a plant releasing its seeds. It looks like a tangled mess. It funny but our lives can look that way at times. What is sad is we may not see it coming. One thing may lead to other and before you know it, your life is a tangled mess. What to do? First, don't panic and make more of a mess out of the situation. Second, isolate each issue and fix one issue at a time instead of the whole mess. Finally, be patient with yourself until the whole thing gets straighten out. Sometimes you cannot help it when you find yourself in "A TANGLED MESS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Seeds Tangle Tangled Mess https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/8/a-tangeled-mess Sat, 25 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Stand Strong For The Truth https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/8/stand-strong-for-the-truth Rattlesnake (1 of 1)Rattlesnake (1 of 1)

A Rattlesnake will stand strong when it is threaten by a threat. It seems lately the Truth has been taken a beating by those in high power, saying the "Truth is Not The Truth", however, "The Truth Is The Truth". As we see scandals in our higher institutions of government, justice, and religion, it is more important than ever to Stand Strong For The Truth! If we allow lies to destroy the noble higher good our institutions represents than our society will fail and collapse. It is our responsibility that the noble good is protected by those institutions and preserved in our society. The Higher Institutions exist for the cause of the good they embrace and not the other way around. Something those in charge seem to have a hard time remembering. If there are failures in those higher systems of the noble good, then so be it the institutions are embarrass for so they should be. "STAND STRONG FOR THE TRUTH!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Higher Institutions Noble Good Rattlesnake Truth https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/8/stand-strong-for-the-truth Wed, 22 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Predator From Above https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/8/predator-from-above Hawk (1 of 1)Hawk (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a Hawk, sitting on a branch, overlooking the wetlands from above on its perch. The Hawk strikes fear in the birds and in the animals below. The Hawk is a Predator from above. It is this vantage point that makes the Hawk such a feared hunter. It can see prey from far away and with its speed of flight most prey will not see the Hawk coming until it is too late. In our lives it is important for us to set the best possible vantage point, if we are to succeed in life. Our vantage point may be education, it may be experience, or even knowing the right people. With a strong vantage point we too can be a "PREDATOR FROM ABOVE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Bird Of Prey Hawk Predator Vantage Point https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/8/predator-from-above Sat, 18 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Goodbye Old Friend https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/8/goodbye-old-friend Tombstone (1 of 1)Tombstone (1 of 1)

The older one gets in life, the more it seems we say goodbye to old friends. Our parents age and pass, leaving us to take their place. Our friends move away and we lose touch with them as our lives move forward. We hear of friends who pass away and wish we could have spent more time with them. We remember the times and the shared experiences when we were younger in those gone by days. The danger is we can get stuck in the past and not live for the present. Cherish those times you had with your old friends, live in the present, and say "GOODBYE OLD FRIEND!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Friend Old Friend Past Present https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/8/goodbye-old-friend Wed, 15 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Life Is An Ethereal Flower https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/8/life-is-an-ethereal-flower Flower (1 of 1)Flower (1 of 1)

Our lives are an Ethereal Flower growing in a garden. We start as seed, we sprout, we grow, we bud, we bloom, we flower, we seed, we wilt, we die. All of this can pass us by so quick that is seems as an ethereal dream. Life moves quick and if we do not take in the moments, before we know it they are gone. It is so easy to get caught up in money, success, and our false delusions of life. Take a moment and think of what is really important in your life and think how often that is your real goal. It is so easy to miss those moments and focus on the delusions we think are important. What seems important, really is not that important, for "LIFE IS AN ETHEREAL FLOWER!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Delusions Flower Garden Goals Life https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/8/life-is-an-ethereal-flower Sat, 11 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Beauty Is Burning https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/8/beauty-burning Yosemite National Park (1 of 1)Yosemite National Park (1 of 1)

Above is an image from Yosemite National Park in California. Right now the Park is closed due to fires in the area. It seems all of California is on fire. Our world is changing between the fires, floods, and crazy weather. We have been warned by both science and religions about the danger of climate change, but we do not listen. Noah in the bible story warned the people of a great flood and they did not listen. We have been warned of a hotter earth, with fire, rising seas, flooding, and diseases of a warming climate. It is up to us to protect our environment from the greedy and those who pillage the earth. We are running out of time if we do not act quickly, for BEAUTY IS BURNING!"  

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) California Global Warming Yosemite Yosemite National Park https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/8/beauty-burning Wed, 08 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Staying Afloat https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/8/staying-afloat Sailboat (1 of 1)Sailboat (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a Sailboat in Boston on the St. James River. The number one goal of the sailboat is to stay afloat, otherwise the people will end up in the water. Our number one goal in our lives in life is Staying Afloat. When it comes to sickness, job loss, broken relationships, financial issues, or any number of problems, we must stay afloat and not end up in the water. We stay afloat by taking action, if you are sick you see a doctor, if you lose your job, you seek another, and if you have financial issues you seek counseling. You stay afloat and make sure you don't end up in the water. Sail thru your life "STAYING AFLOAT!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Boston Sailboat Sailing St James River Staying Afloat https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/8/staying-afloat Sat, 04 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Striking Fear https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/8/striking-fear Red Tailed Hawk (1 of 1)Red Tailed Hawk (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a Red-tailed Hawk at the Bush Wildlife Sanctuary in Jupiter Fl. A Hawk can strike fear in birds and small mammals as it flies overhead in search for food. It is the fear that causes the animals to panic, not think straight, and allows them to be easily caught. Fear plays a big roll in our world too. World leaders and politicians use fear in people to get elected, fear plays a role in our actions at work as we try not to get fired, fear can live in our relationships, our health, and in our everyday actions. It can cause us to panic, not think straight, and allows us to get caught in not so good decisions in life. Love is the enemy of Fear, it allows us to not to panic and places actions and decisions in a positive frame. So act out of love and not fear, even if there is a Red-tailed Hawk circling overhead "STRIKING FEAR!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Bush Wildlife Sanctuary Fear Hawk Love Red-tailed Hawk https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/8/striking-fear Wed, 01 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Rattlesnake Rattles https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/7/rattlesnake-rattles Rattlesnake Rattle (1 of 1)Rattlesnake Rattle (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a Rattlesnake Rattles at the North Carolina Zoo. The Rattlesnake will use those rattles as a warning sign if something is getting to close for comfort. In the same sense, we do not have rattles to warn people when we feel uncomfortable, but each of us have our own warning signs. Some of us will go silent, some of us will get angry, some of us will run away, and there are some of us who will get violent. In Life there are warning signs for everything and some are just more apparent than others. Learn what your warnings signs are and be aware of the warning signs of others. We all posses a "RATTLESNAKE RATTLE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Rattlesnake Rattlesnake Rattle Warning Signs" https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/7/rattlesnake-rattles Sat, 28 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Take A Holiday! https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/7/take-a-holiday Lake Landscape (1 of 1)Lake Landscape (1 of 1)

Holiday! A word some European Countries use to describe a vacation. Holiday for what ever the reason sounds so cheerful, upbeat, and fun. Above is an image of Lake Junaluska in North Carolina from my recent Holiday. The trip was fun, relaxing, and enjoyable. So often we take "time off" from work or a vacation, but what we really need is to "TAKE A HOLIDAY!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Holiday Lake Junaluska North Carolina Vacation https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/7/take-a-holiday Wed, 25 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT
I Survived My Childhood https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/7/i-survived-my-childhood

Remember all the dumb things you did as a kid? You survived! Above is an image of me when I was 5 years old, trying to be Bugs Bunny. I can remember the dumb things I did and I am still here to tell you about it. As we become mature adults and have children of our own, we remind them not to do the dumb things we did. However, in the end, they find their own dumb things to do in spite of our experienced counsel. Life shows us just how tough we are as we grow into adults. We learn from our mistakes and it is only when we learn those lessons from our own experience, do we learn the lesson. It should be a comfort that we and ultimately our children can say: "I SURVIVED MY CHILDHOOD!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Childhood Dumb Things Kids Surviving Childhood https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/7/i-survived-my-childhood Wed, 11 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Fancy Food https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/7/fancy-food Plate of Food (1 of 1)Plate of Food (1 of 1)

We love to eat! We need to eat to survive. We also love Fancy Food. We will pay a higher price for good food, at a good restaurant that serves fancy food. However, have you really thought about what makes food fancy? Is it the Food? Chicken and Steak can be both fancy and simple. Is it the plating of the food? Fancy food plating is an art form. Or is it the way the food is cooked? Fancy food is usually spiced and cooked certain ways. What makes Fancy Food so Fancy is all the above. It appeals to our senses of sight, smell, and taste. It is the awakening of those senses that makes Fancy Food so appealing to us. That simple aspect can go a long way in many other situations in life. We love "FANCY FOOD!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Fancy Food Fine Dinning Food Senses https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/7/fancy-food Sat, 07 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Happy 4th of July https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/7/happy-4th-of-july Flag (1 of 1)Flag (1 of 1)

Today in the United States we celebrate the birth of our country on the 4th of July. Every country has a day of its birth when it becomes its own nation. Our country is part of our Identity. We identify ourselves by the country we come from with our language, our food, and our culture. There in no reason why a person should not celebrate where they come from nor should we frown on those of other nations. Here in the United State the majority of our population originated from other countries and only now identify themselves as Americans. However, if one checks one's DNA, one will find a mixture of different nations and cultures. Deep down inside we really are not that different from each other. "HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) 4th Of July America Country Identity Nation https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/7/happy-4th-of-july Wed, 04 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT
The Thin Line Of Winning Or Losing https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/6/the-thin-line-of-winning-or-losing Fenway Sign (1 of 1)Fenway Sign (1 of 1)

Wow! What a game it was in Fenway Park! The Red Sox's were losing to the White Sox's and then the game was tied, then the Red Sox's won it in the 10th inning. Sports always can show us the thin line of winning or losing in life. Your down, then you come back and win or your winning and somehow you lose. We have all experienced the ups and downs of winning or losing. It could be anything life, a job we thought we had, a relationship we thought was a sure thing, or just the experience of day to day living. We win, we lose and so life goes on. It seems just when things are going our winning way, all of sudden we hit that unexpected losing skid. We see it in sports, we see it in life, "THE THIN LINE OF WINNING OR LOSING!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Baseball Boston Red Sox Fenway Park Losing Winning https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/6/the-thin-line-of-winning-or-losing Sat, 30 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT
The Simple Things We Take For Granted https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/6/the-simple-things-we-take-for-granted Sunset (1 of 1)Sunset (1 of 1)

As our day ends everyday, how often do we take the simple everyday things in our life for granted? The truth is we do not realize it until it is gone. It could be anything: the air conditioner on a summer day, the presence of the people in our life, the hot water for a shower, the electricity in our house, or just the simple sunset that brings our day to a close. We go thru the days and take those things for granted until one day we do not have them and realize how much we miss that simple thing. So today pause a moment with those simple things in your life and be mindful of their presence, for it is so easy to forget the "THE SIMPLE THINGS WE TAKE FOR GRANTED!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Beach Life Simple Things Sunset https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/6/the-simple-things-we-take-for-granted Wed, 27 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Different Trees: Same Forest https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/6/different-trees-same-forest Forest (1 of 1)Forest (1 of 1)

Above is a path thru a forest is Seattle. As you walk along the path you will see Different Trees but the Same Forest. So often we focus on the differences and fail to realize the bigger picture of the world we live in. It is the trees that are different and make the walk thru forest interesting and unique. However, in the end we say, we took a walk in the forest, not we took a walk thru different trees. As our world grows so divided, the failure to see that we are different trees but living in the same forest may be our undoing. We need the uniqueness, the differences to make our journey interesting, but we need to realize we make up the same forest. It is our coexistence that guarantees our survival on earth. We are different trees, but we must remain the same forest. This is the key: "DIFFERENT TREES: SAME FOREST."  

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Forest Path Seattle Trees https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/6/different-trees-same-forest Sat, 23 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Signs Of Summer https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/6/signs-of-summer Boating in The Sunrise (1 of 1)Boating in The Sunrise (1 of 1)

Summer is almost officially here and we can see signs of Summer. The day has gotten longer, the temperature has risen, and we can see outside activities everywhere we go. The Seasons do not suddenly begin or end, but Seasons come gradually as one ends and another begins. Our lives move the same way, we gradually pass from one phase to another. We move from childhood to adulthood in gradual phases. Things happen to prepare us for the next phase. It is when we try to move too quickly that problems arise. Summer reminds us to take life slowly. Slowly move from phase to phase and you will discover the gradual joys of each phase. Look for the "SIGNS OF SUMMER!" 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) life phases seasons signs of summer summer https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/6/signs-of-summer Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Nature Photography Day https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/6/nature-photography-day Nature Photography Day (1 of 1)Nature Photography Day (1 of 1)

Yesterday was Nature Photography Day, but guess what? You can still celebrate the day by taking photos of Nature. Nature is good for our body, mind, and soul. We get out in the fresh air, we exercise, and we see the natural world around us. So grab any camera you have, phone camera, point & shoot camera, or a DSLR camera and get out of the house, off the noisy roads, and the overcrowded cities into the fresh air of our natural world with the animals who share our world. It's "NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY DAY."

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) animals nature nature photography day https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/6/nature-photography-day Sat, 16 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT
LIVE!!! Have Fun In The Sun https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/6/live-have-fun-in-the-sun Sunset (1 of 1)Sunset (1 of 1)

LIVE!!! Get out and Live! As we enter into the Summer, get out and have some fun, somewhere. The weather is good everywhere and the days are longer. We spend too much time working and distracted by things that are in the long run mean very little. Life is too short and before you know it our time runs out here on earth. There are things to see, do, enjoy, and experience. Life is calling you to spend time with the ones you love. So get out and "LIVE!!! HAVE FUN IN THE SUN!"

 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) beach life live summer sunset https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/6/live-have-fun-in-the-sun Wed, 13 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT
A Walk In The Park https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/6/a-walk-in-the-park California Park (1 of 1)California Park (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a Park in California. It is Summertime. Now is a good time to take "a walk in the park." It will refresh you, give you a little exercise, help you to enjoy the outdoors, and maybe even meet interesting people. All too often we cope ourselves up with inactivity, not wanting to do anything. However, just getting outside can relieve stress, cure our blues, and get us healthy. So sometime this week, get out and take "A WALK IN THE PARK!" 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) california park summertime walk in the park https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/6/a-walk-in-the-park Wed, 06 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Birth - Death - Rebirth? https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/6/birth---death---rebirth Tomb Stones (1 of 1)Tomb Stones (1 of 1)

One thing we can all agree on is we are all born. Another thing we agree on is one day we are all going to die. However, the one thing we don't all agree on is what happens after death. the rebirth. There are those who believe nothing happens and then there are a slew of different theories and names for the rebirth into the afterlife. Some call it the Resurrection, others call it Reincarnation, others call it a Rebirth. There are all sorts of names we use to describe the afterlife of rebirth. No one really knows what happens and there has been those who experience the "near death experience" reporting there is something there after we die, thus negating those who claim nothing happens. However, in the end we do not really know for sure what is the rebirth experience. What we do know is "BIRTH - DEATH - REBIRTH?????"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) afterlife birth death rebirth reincarnation resurrection https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/6/birth---death---rebirth Sat, 02 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Save Our Birds https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/5/save-our-birds Baby Stork (1 of 1)Baby Stork (1 of 1)

The Birds of America need your help. The Federal Government is slowly disbanding the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. This law which is 100 years old protects birds from being captured or killed and motivates industries to uphold bird safe practices by holding them responsible if their activities turn lethal. The Federal Government will no longer enforce the law for unintentional bird deaths. What this means if there are oil spills  and other industrial mishaps the companies will no longer be held responsible. We must protect our wildlife and environment from our irresponsibility! Support the efforts to "SAVE OUR BIRDS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) birds migratory bird treaty act save birds save our birds https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/5/save-our-birds Wed, 30 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT
The Unofficial Start Of Summer https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/5/the-unofficial-start-of-summer Sunset (1 of 1)Sunset (1 of 1)

This Weekend begins the Unofficial Start of Summer! It is a time when we spend more time outside, we cook outside, we go outside to enjoy the day, and we stay outside longer. It is a time when life reaches its zenith of activity. Spring ushers in new growth and a new beginning, Summer brings life to living it at its fullness. So enjoy the long day, live life to its zenith, its "THE UNOFFICIAL START OF SUMMER!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) beach day summer sunset https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/5/the-unofficial-start-of-summer Sat, 26 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Our Driving Madness https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/5/our-driving-madness

Have you noticed that when we get behind a wheel of a car, we go mad! Just the other day on the interstate, a car was speeding to get on a crowded highway and did not slow down, expecting the other cars just to let him merge into traffic without slowing down. He became so angry at the other drivers cursing and swearing with hand signals and if there was  an accident, it would have been his fault. Whatever it is about driving, when perfectly normal people get behind the wheel of a car they change. Driving makes us think only of ourselves and not others, rules are thrown out the window, and people just do some of the dumbest things. Let us remember, we are not the only ones on the road, we are not the only people who have to go somewhere, we are the one person that can stop 'OUR DRIVING MADNESS!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) driving driving madness madness https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/5/our-driving-madness Wed, 23 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT
My Corner Of The Woods https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/5/my-corner-of-the-woods The Woods (1 of 1)The Woods (1 of 1)

Let's face it, we all need our own space in Life, that "My Corner of The Woods." It may not be much, but it is our space. We are bombarded with "we need this" or "we need that", but in reality are those things going to make us happy. What does make us happy in Life are those  "little corners in the woods." We all need space that we can call our own, it may not be big, it may not be fancy, or it may not make any magazine covers, but it is our space, it is "MY CORNER IN THE WOODS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) corner of the woods forest life woods https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/5/my-corner-of-the-woods Sat, 19 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT
The Path To The Future Is Never Clear https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/5/the-path-to-the-future-is-never-clear Foggy Path (1 of 1)Foggy Path (1 of 1)

The Path to the Future is never clear and yet we will go to great extremes to make it clear. In the Past people use to go to fortune tellers, seers, shamans, prophets and oracles. Some of these practices still exist, but now we go to experts in the field of health and money to predict our futures. It seems we are always searching for that person who can guide us in our future path. However, nobody from the past or the current can tell or predict our future, for Life is just too unpredictable. Our Future will always be a hazy path built upon our past and our present. The best predictor of the future is to learn as much as we can, make sound decisions based on that knowledge and make adjustments when we go off the path, for "THE PATH TO THE FUTURE IS NEVER CLEAR!" 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) future future path life path https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/5/the-path-to-the-future-is-never-clear Wed, 16 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT
It's A Start https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/5/its-a-start Seedling (1 of 1)Seedling (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a seedling starting to grow on the beach of Peanut Island. Starting out it faces a perilous journey from beach goers to beach condo developments. However, for this little tree "It's A Start." No matter what we do in life, we all have to start somewhere. So, today dream your dreams, think about what you would want to do in life and no matter how small, make a start. You may not get there, but unless you start somewhere you will never know. For now: IT'S A START!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) beach it's a start peanut island seedling https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/5/its-a-start Sat, 12 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT
The Day's End https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/5/the-days-end Ft Myers Pier (1 of 1)Ft Myers Pier (1 of 1)

At the Day's End is a special time for us. We are done with the day's activity and we begin to whine down to relax. The Sun is setting and life begins to slow down from the fast pace it had during the day. We can look back on the day and see what we accomplished or did not accomplish. Day's End allows us to reflect on the path ahead in the coming days. Try and find a special place  where you feel relaxed and can collect your thoughts before you retire for the night at"THE DAY'S END!" 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) beach day's end ft myers pier pier sunset https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/5/the-days-end Wed, 09 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT
The Dissimilar In The Similar https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/5/the-dissimilar-in-the-similar Heron Chicks (1 of 1)Heron Chicks (1 of 1)

Above is an image of two Great Blue Heron Chicks. They look similar but they are also dissimilar. We find ourselves often in very similar situations but there are always dissimilarities. We may drive to work the same way everyday and get bored by how similar the drive is but there are dissimilarities. We may catch a light, see different cars everyday, or it may rain one day. Perhaps you sit in your backyard looking at the same scene everyday and all seems similar. However, the same bird may sing its song from a different tree or a flower may bloom that day. There are dissimilar things happening in the similar old scenario. So don't get bored by the same old, same old similar things in life, but look for "THE DISSIMILAR IN THE SIMILAR!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) baby birds bird chicks great blue heron https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/5/the-dissimilar-in-the-similar Sat, 05 May 2018 11:00:00 GMT
The Shoes You Wear https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/5/the-shoes-you-wear Photo Sneakers (1 of 1)Photo Sneakers (1 of 1)

It is said, "We are the clothes we wear", however, nowadays shoes have become such a form of self expression. Shoes more so than clothing say who we are as we express ourselves. Sandals are worn by a layback crowd, high heels say high fashion and dress, sneakers say more of an athletic person, and army boots are a another whole world. Think for a minute about the shoes you own and what they say about you. You can learn a lot about a person from "THE SHOES YOU WEAR!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) high heels self expression shoes sneakers https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/5/the-shoes-you-wear Wed, 02 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT
The Charm Of An Old City https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/4/the-charm-of-an-old-city Old Building (1 of 1)Old Building (1 of 1)

Above is an image from the riverside of Old Savannah Georgia. There is something about the charm of an old City that we love. There is the history, there is the old buildings, and there is the sense of timelessness. Old Cities transport us to the past and right up to the present. Old Cities allow us to look back on the past and live in the present. Old Cities are who we are, a mixture of the past with the present. If you get a chance visit "THE CHARM OF AN OLD CITY!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) old city past present savannah https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/4/the-charm-of-an-old-city Sat, 28 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Wait, Wait, And Wait https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/4/wait-wait-and-wait Egret (1 of 1)Egret (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a bird hunting in the wetlands. It waits, waits, and waits for its prey to swim by its waiting gaze. As we observe this bird, we may think it wastes a lot of its life waiting. However, if you think about it, we are not much better. We spend a lot of our lives waiting. We wait for seats in a restaurant, we wait to see a doctor, we wait in traffic jams, we wait in shopping lines ....wait.....wait ....and wait. Is there any end to the waiting? I am afraid there is no solution, waiting is part of the web of life. In the web of life, things take time to develop, to come to full maturation. Life is all about, "WAIT, WAIT, AND WAIT!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) bird wait waiting web of life https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/4/wait-wait-and-wait Wed, 25 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Watching Life Live https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/4/watching-life-live Red-Winged Blackbird (1 of 1)Red-Winged Blackbird (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a Red-winged Blackbird at the wetlands. In some sense our modern world has lost its sense of watching life live. We have become so addicted to our electronic devices, we do not see life living. It is a different experience to take a nature walk plugged into your phone listening to music's top 40 and walking in nature listening to the sound and life living around you. Throughout history people have become wise by just observing the nature around them. Let us not experience Life through an App, but experience Life "WATCHING LIFE LIVE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) bird nature walk redwinged blackbird https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/4/watching-life-live Sat, 21 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT
The Ups And Downs Of Decisions https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/4/the-ups-and-downs-of-decisions Seattle Skyline (1 of 1)Seattle Skyline (1 of 1)

Above is an image of the Seattle Waterfront from the Ferris Wheel on the same Waterfront. The Ferris Wheel takes you up and down for different views of the city. In Life when we make decisions our process may seem like we go up and down, which is why when we make life decisions, we should use the process of Discernment. Discernment is not a snap decision but rather a slower process. We weigh all options, talk to learned people, evoke our feelings for each choice, and mull over the ups and downs of the decision. It is a longer process to make a decision, but when making major life choices it is a necessary process. It is not a choice of "what are we going to have for dinner?", but life decisions of career, relationships, and the major changes in life. When faced with those major life decisions put yourself through a process of "Discernment," then you will weather  "THE UP AND DOWNS OF DECISIONS!" 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) discernment ferris wheel seattle skyline https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/4/the-ups-and-downs-of-decisions Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT
All In All https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/4/all-in-all Bird Rookery (1 of 1)Bird Rookery (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a Bird Rookery. All the birds work together in the rookery to achieve their goals. They are in it All In All. If only our world could adopt the same mindset it would be a much better world. We work so hard to distinguish ourselves and judge others on our differences. The birds may all be different from each other, but they all manage to come together for a common good. Our world has always been so divided, but in reality the differences between us are so small. If only we could come together "ALL IN ALL!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) bird rookery common good rookery https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/4/all-in-all Sat, 14 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Stop, Relax, Enjoy https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/4/stop-relax-enjoy Cup of Coffee (1 of 1)Cup of Coffee (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a woman just sitting, relaxing, and enjoying a cup of coffee. We spend so much of our lives running around here to there, that we do not know how to relax and enjoy life. Whether its the kids, work, family, sports, things I have to do (not really), we do not know how to stop and relax. We spend so much of our time running around, we never learn how to relax. We keep telling ourselves when we retire then we will stop and relax. However, once we do retire, we have never learned how to relax and boredom sets in and we run around all over again until we die. Today, if nothing else, before its too late: "STOP, RELAX, ENJOY!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) coffee cup of coffee enjoy relax stop https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/4/stop-relax-enjoy Wed, 11 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT
A Little Help From My Friends https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/4/a-little-help-from-my-friends Wood Storks (1 of 1)Wood Storks (1 of 1)

Above is an image of two Wood Storks teaming up to build a nest. One Wood Stork receives "a little help from my friends". As much as we would like to go at it all alone, we do need help from our "friends". Now our friends can range from actual friends to trusted "experts" who can advise us on specific issues. So often we are stubborn and refuse to ask for help, but people are willing to help one another if we just ask. Never be afraid to ask for help or to give help. This world of ours needs "A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) friends help wood storks https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/4/a-little-help-from-my-friends Sat, 07 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Our Lives Are Passing Seasons https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/4/our-lives-are-passing-seasons Winter Scene (1 of 1)Winter Scene (1 of 1)

Above is a Winter Scene from the mountains in North Carolina. Even though it is Spring, many parts of the world still look like this. Spring is here but it still looks like Winter. When it comes to the Seasons, we all look forward, but we miss going back. When Spring comes, we will soon miss Winter. We do the same thing in our approach to Life. We look forward, but miss going back. When we are young we cannot wait to grow up and be teenagers, when we are teenagers we cannot wait for adulthood, and when we do finally become adults we cannot wait to retire. The problem is we miss going back. As adults we miss being a kid and a teenager and when we retire we miss those younger adulthood days. We want to move forward, but we keep looking back in the past. The problem may lie in the fact we are afraid of the future and we do not think our lives are happy in the present. We must learn to embrace the present no matter the season, for there is good and bad in every season of our life. "OUR LIVES ARE PASSING SEASONS!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) seasons spring winter https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/4/our-lives-are-passing-seasons Wed, 04 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT
The Living And The Dead https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/3/the-living-and-the-dead Leaves (1 of 1)Leaves (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a Dead Leaf sitting on top of Living Leaves. Nature is a cycle of Life and Death. It is Spring when we see new life come forth from what looked dead. We are all afraid of Death, yet we will all one day die like leaves on a tree. Death is an absolute in life. We may not be certain of many things in life, but death is one thing that is certain. Is our fear of death based on our fear of the unknown? We often fear what we do not know. Or is death just a stage on our journey when we pass from a physical life to a more metaphysical life? The answer to those questions may very be in the life that surrounds you, it birth and new growth to its rejuvenation Spring after Spring. It is the journey of "THE LIVING AND THE DEAD!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) dead death leaf leaves life living spring https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/3/the-living-and-the-dead Sat, 31 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Different Strings Of The Same Instrument https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/3/different-strings-of-the-same-instrument Guitar (1 of 1)Guitar (1 of 1)

We think of ourselves as all different. There are those things that separate us in life: gender, race, country, ancestry, and religion. However, what we are, turns out to be "Different Strings of the same instrument". Just like the strings on a guitar, we may play a different chord, but we belong to the same instrument. If only we could stop focusing on the different chords each of us play and focus on the music of the instrument it would be a better world. We may all play a different note, but we are part of the same song. The song is Love. Now if only the strings would realize, we are "DIFFERENT STRINGS OF THE SAME INSTRUMENT!" 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) guitar instrument love music song strings https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/3/different-strings-of-the-same-instrument Wed, 28 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Those Empty Spaces https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/3/those-empty-spaces Hole in Tree (1 of 1)Hole in Tree (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a hole in a Palm Tree. Whenever there is a hole with an empty space it seems something has to fill it. In this case there is a bird's nest in the hole. Empty spaces attract the need to be filled. The same principle holds true for our lives. If there is an empty space we have to fill it with something. This can be a good thing, however, it can be a bad thing also. We sometimes seek to fill our empty spaces with things that are not for our good. If Love leaves us with an empty hole in our heart, unless we are patient, we can fill it with bad relationships. How many times have we seen this in life? Death can also leave us with an empty hole. That person left such a hole that we can never fill that emptiness. The truth is that emptiness may not be such a negative space after all. If we spend time in that emptiness we can learn and appreciate from left that big hole. Emptiness is a space that allows for all possibilities that can be positive or negative. It is up to us as to what fills "THOSE EMPTY SPACES!" 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) death empty spaces hole love https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/3/those-empty-spaces Sat, 24 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Spring Is Here! https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/3/spring-is-here Bud (1 of 1)Bud (1 of 1)

Spring Is Here! Spring has arrived and the day is as long as the night and the night is as long as the day. The Light is equal and the cold will give way to the warmth and Life will burst forth with new growth. In Spring, Life equals itself out, day and night, cold and warmth, inanimate and growth. Spring brings Life to Life. It is a time when we can renew who we are by taking a path of new growth. Life is too short not to invest in new growth, new learning, renewing who we are as an integrated human being. Get out and live! Get out and grow! Get out and renew yourself! "SPRING IS HERE!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) day growth life night renew spring https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/3/spring-is-here Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Start Poor To Be Rich https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/3/start-poor-to-be-rich Miami Sunrise (1 of 1)Miami Sunrise (1 of 1)

Whenever you begin something brand new, do you start Poor or do you start rich? Most of us will start impoverished in the task at hand. Think of a new hobby or craft you just started. At first you will be poor at what you do. You will have no knowledge or skill at what you do, but over time you will grow and learn your task at hand and become Rich at what you do. The question is are you happier being Poor or being Rich? Being Poor anything you learn or do brings you satisfaction, while once you are rich in learning and knowledge you will learn disappointment if you fail. None of us like to be Poor, but in your poverty you only have the things ahead of you, and once you have grown Rich will you recognize failure and disappointment. Always remember the days when you were poor and you will remember your happiness. START POOR TO BE RICH!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) disappointment happiness poor rich https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/3/start-poor-to-be-rich Sat, 17 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT
And The Birds Sing All Day https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/3/and-the-birds-sing-all-day Red-winged Blackbird (1 of 1)Red-winged Blackbird (1 of 1)

Have you ever had that great day when everything in life seems to go right? When you walk outside it feels great And The Birds Sing All Day or so it seems. There are days when all in life goes right. It may not seem like many but there are those days. Life for us becomes alive and we see and hear everything around us. This happens because we are not self focused, but we focus outside ourselves. When we are self absorbed, we shut off life around us and cannot experience the things that happen around us all the day. Only when we open ourselves to the world around us can we experience the good that is found in life. Open your eyes and ears, in turn your heart and mind will open "AND THE BIRDS SING ALL DAY! 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) birds singing day life openness https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/3/and-the-birds-sing-all-day Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Peace In An Age Of War https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/3/peace-in-an-age-of-war Rose (1 of 1)Rose (1 of 1)

Do you feel the world is closer to Peace or closer to War? As much as we want Peace in the world, it seems everything is moving closer to War. Every move countries make is putting a log on the fire rather than putting the fire out. Disarmament Agreements are now abandoned and every world leader wants their nuclear arsenal to be the biggest and if the world nukes itself what kind of world is going to be left behind anyways?  Peace in the world will only be realized when we acknowledge our enemies are not the enemy. The true enemy is our fear, our greed, our self entitlement in the world. Our destruction of our environment and the planet resources. Peace will only come when we replace fear with trust, when we replace greed with giving, and when we see enemies as friends. As far fetched as that sounds only then will we have "PEACE IN AN AGE OF WAR!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) peace rose war https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/3/peace-in-an-age-of-war Sat, 10 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Teach Without Words https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/3/teach-without-words Library (1 of 1)Library (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a High School Library. As a place of education there are teachers, books, lessons, and lectures. Yet, some of the best lessons learned are not the words of books and lectures, but lessons without words. Examples that inspire us to be better persons and a concern for the person. It is those lessons that are taught without words that can be the most powerful and enduring in a persons life. Just think back and remember the lessons that affected you the most, Was it a lecture? or was it an example of a teacher going above and beyond the scope of their duties? These are the lessons we remember throughout our lives. We see recently how words can be manipulated and used to circumvent the truth, but lessons that are taught without words, the lessons of human compassion and love endure forever. Teach by example and "TEACH WITHOUT WORDS!" 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) lessons school teach teach without words https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/3/teach-without-words Wed, 07 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Life Is Discovery VS Clashes https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/3/life-is-discovery-vs-clashes Dark Night (1 of 1)Dark Night (1 of 1)

A Dark Night in the Woods. Our minds tell us this could lead us to new Discoveries or this could lead us to clashes in the dark. Life is either a Discovery or a Clash. We see this in the people we meet. You can discover a person you meet if you like them or you can clash with a person if you do not like them. We Discover things from our birth to our death: people, places, things we like, ourselves, and the world around us. In the same manor, all those things we discover can lead to clashes in our life. It all comes down on how we approach things. If one keeps an open mind and is not self centered then Discovery is possible, but if we close our minds and thinking becoming self centered than life becomes a series of clashes. "LIFE IS DISCOVERY VS CLASHES!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) clashes dark discovery night https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/3/life-is-discovery-vs-clashes Sat, 03 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Symbol Of The Sinister https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/2/symbol-of-the-sinister Wall Art (1 of 1)Wall Art (1 of 1)

Above is an image of Wall Art from the Wynwood Art District in Miami. It is a colorful sinister looking Snake. In our culture we have many symbolisms for the sinister. There are snakes, spiders, dead wood, and other mythological symbols for the sinister. These symbols remind us a real presence of evil in our world. We see this evil throughout history and in the news headlines. We must resist this evil as a society, even though everyone may have different ideas on how to go about this resistance. No matter which path we choose, we cannot return evil for evil as is so often done, but return evil with good. Only then will evil be subdued and there will be no fear in the "SYMBOL OF THE SINISTER!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) art district evil sinister snake wynwood https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/2/symbol-of-the-sinister Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Silence In The Silence https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/2/silence-in-the-silence Running Stream (1 of 1)Running Stream (1 of 1)

Have you ever decided to take that quiet walk in the Woods and enjoy the quiet and silence of Nature? As you walk, you realize that Nature is not that quiet after all. You hear the sound of running streams, you hear the rustles of leaves on the trees, and birds singing everywhere. As you walk you listen more intensely for the silence - the Silence in the Silence. It is the stillness that you seek in the silence and that is the Silence in the Silence. It is the stillness that is the inner peace you seek in the silence - in that walk in the woods. So be Still and listen for the stillness wherever you are and you will find the inner peace of the "SILENCE IN THE SILENCE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) nature silence stillness woods https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/2/silence-in-the-silence Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Up And Down The Spiral Staircase https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/2/up-and-down-the-spiral-staircase Staircase (1 of 1)Staircase (1 of 1)

Above is an image of the Spiral Staircase in the St Augustine Lighthouse. Visitors go up and down the spiral staircase everyday, to the top and then to the bottom. This week in Parkland Florida there was another horrific school shooting where 17 innocent people lost their lives to another act of senseless violence. We have to ask "When will it all end?" One side blames it on the guns and the other side blames it on mental illness. We all share in some degree of mental illness, however, that does not warrant senseless mass killings of our brothers and sisters. Does the common ordinary citizen really need to own an Assault Rifle? It goes well beyond the scope of hunting and self protection. In the end, we end up doing NOTHING and the senseless killing continues. We need to start somewhere, take a baby step to a solution. Perhaps the answer could something so simple as if a person owns a gun they are require to take a safety course and have a legitimate mental evaluation and let us not forget to ban all Assault Rifles.  Instead we sit back as a society and do NOTHING but go 'UP AND DOWN THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE!"  

 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) assault rifle parkland shooting spiral staircase st augustine lighthouse https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/2/up-and-down-the-spiral-staircase Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Lent: Path Of Self Denial https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/2/lent-path-of-self-denial Bridge (1 of 1)Bridge (1 of 1)

Today is Ash Wednesday, a day when Western Christianity begins a time of Penance and Self Denial. It is often symbolized by "Giving Up" something for the 40 days and people give up chocolate, sweets, meat, alcohol and the list goes on and on. However, if all this Self Denial does not lead to some sort of self improvement going forward, it is all for naught. Self Denial is at its best when it leads to change in our Life Style Routines. It when that change becomes like brushing your teeth every morning. It should be positive and not negative. Instead of giving up chocolate learn to eat healthier dark chocolate. Instead of giving up foods you love add a salad with your meal and eat a smaller portion each meal. Self Denial does not have to be a negative experience, but small steps in a positive Life Style Change. The path to Enlightenment begins with small steps in the right direction. Lent is a Path of Self Denial crossing the bridge to Enlightenment.

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) enlightenment lent life style path self denial https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/2/lent-path-of-self-denial Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Live Life In Every Next Instance https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/2/live-life-in-every-next-instance Egret (1 of 1)Egret (1 of 1)

A Photograph captures a moment in time. Above is an image of an Egret ready to strike for its next meal. In the Next Instance the Egret will have its fish. We must not only live our lives day to day but live our lives from Every Next Instance to Every Next Instance. Life changes so quickly and we need an awareness of every next instance in life.  Life moves from instance to instance at a quick pace and we can miss so much around us. As an exercise focus consciously for only a couple of minutes  as you move from one thing to another, being aware of everything you do at that moment. This intense focus will help you be aware of every instance in your life. If you practice this focus, you will be on your way of "LIVE LIFE IN EVERY NEXT INSTANCE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) every next instance focus instance life https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/2/live-life-in-every-next-instance Wed, 07 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT
We Are Part Of This World https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/2/we-are-part-of-this-world Wetland Landscape (1 of 1)Wetland Landscape (1 of 1)

Above is an image of Wakodahatchee Wetlands Nature Preserve in Delray Beach Fl. We humans have a tendency to think of ourselves as above and separate from our world. We take small sections of land and label it for Nature and develop the rest.  We develop scenic spots on lakes and beaches to enjoy the view and we fail to recognize the power of Nature when storms, weather, and natural disasters take the land back. We need to recognize that We Are Part Of This World and just like the land, the animals, and all those scenic spots we need this world to live our lives. We will do anything for money and profit, with total disregard for the life surrounding it. We need to take care of the life that surrounds us, for whether we like it or not we are part of that life and as it goes so do we. Scientists and Religious Leaders have warned us that we are on the verge of a great extinction of life on this planet!  The good news is we still have time to prevent it! Support our animals and natural environment for "WE ARE PART OF THIS WORLD!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) environment extinction the great extinction wadodahatchee wetlands https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/2/we-are-part-of-this-world Sat, 03 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT
When Expectation Meets Reality https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/1/when-expectation-meets-reality Snow Scene (1 of 1)Snow Scene (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a Snow Scene from the mountains in North Carolina. When Floridians travel to the north in winter they have the expectation to see snow but are ill prepared to deal with the reality of snow. The Snow is beautiful, however, the cold is not and the icy roads are not to be traveled. We are motivated by our expectations but unprepared when we face the reality of those expectations. Our lives are filled with expectations: our jobs will fulfill us, we fall in love and it last forever, our business will be successful and will prosper, and we will be healthy and live a long life. These expectations propel us on our journey in life, but the harsh reality is our jobs are not always great, some loves do not last forever, businesses do fail and people do get sick and have serious health problems. We must not lose our expectations in life, but we must always consider the reality of those expectations. It is in this balance that our life will stay on a robust path in life. So brace yourself "WHEN EXPECTATION MEETS REALITY!"

 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) expectations mountains reality snow snow scene https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/1/when-expectation-meets-reality Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT
When Running Water Freezes https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/1/when-running-water-freezes Frozen Creek (1 of 1)Frozen Creek (1 of 1)

There is an ancient saying that says "Running Water Will Never Freeze", however, a recent cold snap almost made that saying untrue as the above image illustrates. So often we hear people say that will never happen, but then it does. It is hard to say "never" when it comes to life. We can expect the unexpected when it comes to our world. Never take things for granted, for our best plans can always be thwarted by the unexpected. Appreciate each day you have and take no one or life for granted, for you never will know "WHEN RUNNING WATER FREEZES!" 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) creek flowing water mountain stream running water https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/1/when-running-water-freezes Sat, 27 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Words Of Wisdom https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/1/words-of-wisdom Words of Wisdom (1 of 1)Words of Wisdom (1 of 1)

The one thing we all seek in life is Words of Wisdom. Words in which we can live our lives by. In the past seekers would seek out the holy person to give them those words. Today we still do the same thing, but Words of Wisdom can be found almost everywhere. Words of Wisdom can be like a Spectrum which expands all our facets of living. There are the Spiritual Words whose wisdom is timeless in any generation and then there are those Words of Wisdom which are humorous as in the above photo. Seek out those Words of Wisdom that help you make it thru tough days, thru the hardships in life, thru those times of happiness, and thru those times you can empower others. Live your life thru those "WORDS OF WISDOM!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) life sayings seeking wisdom words of wisdom https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/1/words-of-wisdom Wed, 24 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT
When The Unimportant Becomes The Important https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/1/when-the-unimportant-becomes-the-important Sea Grass (1 of 1)Sea Grass (1 of 1)

When we think of all the problems we face in life, our biggest problem and flaw is When The Unimportant Becomes The Important. It is something we just cannot stop ourselves from doing. We get fixated on things that simply are unimportant. Our focus on the unimportant stops us from focusing on the important things. We see this throughout our society, whether it is the government, our justice system, our medical institutions, our churches, and even in our jobs. Unimportant things takes precedence over things that are vital and important. The way we overcome this flaw is to start with ourselves and ask ourselves the question of how important is what I am focused on? I am sure we will find more important things to worry about. It is imperative that we overcome the flaw of "WHEN THE UNIMPORTANT BECOMES THE IMPORTANT!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) flaws important society unimportant https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/1/when-the-unimportant-becomes-the-important Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Footprints In Snow https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/1/footprints-in-snow Footprints in Snow (1 of 1)Footprints in Snow (1 of 1)

We leave Footprints everywhere we walk. We leave them in the sand on the beach, and we leave them in the snow. They disappear pretty quickly in the sand where they are quickly covered up or washed away. However, the snow is different, for if it stays cold the footprints can remain for quite awhile. The impact of our lives are those footprints left behind. Will our lives be like the footprints in the sand which quickly disappears or will our footprints be like the ones left in snow on a cold day which will last awhile before they disappear? The path we choose to walk in life will determine what footprints we leave behind for others. Choose the path which your footprints lasts the longest: "FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) footprints snow winter https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/1/footprints-in-snow Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT
The Struggle To Survive https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/1/the-struggle-to-survive Snow Seedling (1 of 1)Snow Seedling (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a young seedling covered in snow. It must survive the brutal winter if it is going to make it as a full grown tree. The struggle to survive is something all things face. Everyday life wakes to a new day and it must survive to the next day. We face our daily struggles, some bad, some not as bad as we think, and when we think our struggles are bad, there is always someone who struggles more than we can even imagine. Struggles are a part of life and we have to learn to weather whatever life may throw at us. We are not alone for all living things face "THE STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) seedling snow struggle survive https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/1/the-struggle-to-survive Sat, 13 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT
The Desire To Be Heard https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/1/the-desire-to-be-heard Christmas Tree (1 of 1)Christmas Tree (1 of 1)

  We all have an uncanny desire to be heard. Birds sing, dogs bark, cats meow, and all animals make some sort of sound. We for our part make speeches and we write. The number of Blogs on the internet is proof of our desire to be heard and voice our opinion. It seems we can tolerate silence for so long and then we burst out to be heard. The problem with being heard is someone has to listen and that seems to be our main problem. We become so focused on what we want to say, we forget to listen. It is in the wisdom of silence that we first learn to listen, only then when  we let our voices ring that we have the voice of wisdom in what we say. As we begin a New Year forget about the weight loss resolution for a moment and learn to listen in silence, then when we speak, what we have to say may reflect the wisdom of our silence. We will never lose our desire for speeches and blogs for we all possess "THE DESIRE TO BE HEARD!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) silence speeches to be heard voice wisdom https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/1/the-desire-to-be-heard Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT
New Year: The Past - The Future https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/new-year-the-past---the-future Christmas Tree (1 of 1)Christmas Tree (1 of 1)

Happy New Year! We measure the passing of time in years. We mark history in B.C. or A.D. and time is measured in years. However, time continues on and we just label and measure it in Years. The New Year is a time we look back - The Past-. We look at how our lives have changed in a years time, major life events, the passing of family and friends. Next, we look forward - The Future -. The changes we hope to make and that our life will get better in the New Year. Life does not move back but always forward. The best we can do in the New Year is make positive changes and hope life doesn't catch us off guard with those unexpected twists and turns. New Year's let us celebrate our past and celebrate our movement forward to the future. HAPPY NEW YEAR!  

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) future new year past https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/new-year-the-past---the-future Sat, 30 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Prepartation Is Life https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/prepartation-is-life Christmas Tree (1 of 1)Christmas Tree (1 of 1)

Doesn't it seem that as much a we prepare and get ready for the Holidays, they come and go too quickly? Christmas and Hanukkah have passed and now we await a New Year. Before we know it, New Year's Day will be behind us and we will be in a new year. If you really think about it so much of life is preparation and the events we prepare for go much too quickly. Your High School Graduation, your College Graduation, and if you got married, and the wait and anticipation of waiting for that day and then all too quickly it is all over. Preparation is the rhythm of life and if we are alive we are preparing for something. Trees and flowers grow and prepare to seed, animals prepare for the seasons, we constantly prepare for each event we have coming up in life. "PREPARATION IS LIFE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) christmas hanukkah life preparation https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/prepartation-is-life Wed, 27 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Christmas: A Celebration Of The Child https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/christmas-a-celebration-of-the-child Manger (1 of 1)Manger (1 of 1)

Whatever Christmas may mean to us, whatever it has become in our modern world, the one thing it has remained: it is a Celebration of a the Child. On Christmas Day we see the simple joy of children as they await the giving of the day. Families gather and giving and receiving is celebrated. It is a day children are full of simple joy and celebration. As we grow older we lose that simplicity and all things become a task that we cannot wait to be over. On Christmas Day look at the face of a child and see the celebration of the child. Whatever you may believe or not believe, Christmas still is "A CELEBRATION OF THE CHILD."

 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) celebration child christmas https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/christmas-a-celebration-of-the-child Sat, 23 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
A Warm Fire https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/a-warm-fire Fire (1 of 1)Fire (1 of 1)

In the Winter nothing evokes warmth and coziness more than a warm fire. A fire burning gives us a sense of calm, peace, coziness, and a sense of contentment. The fire answers all of our needs, it keeps us warm, it cooks our food, and brings us together. During this time of year think of yourself as a warm fire. We face so much division and discontentment in our world today. What we need to do is get back to our roots. We need to gather around "A WARM FIRE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) a warm fire fire winter https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/a-warm-fire Wed, 20 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Fossils Of Our Past https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/fossils-of-our-past Fossil (1 of 1)Fossil (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a Fossil of a sea creature from the past. The creatures no longer exist, but are preserved in rock as Fossils. We too carry within ourselves Fossils, things that once existed but are no more. Our Fossils are embedded in the rock of our memories and even though they are now no more, we cannot forget them. Our fossils may be an important event, a good memory, or a bad memory. So often they are the seismic events that shaped our lives. Our Fossils are our past, long dead, but not forgotten, persevered in our memories as "FOSSILS OF OUR PAST!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) fossil history past rock https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/fossils-of-our-past Sat, 16 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Following Directions https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/following-directions Delray Beach Sign (1 of 1)Delray Beach Sign (1 of 1)

Above is an image in downtown Delray Beach Florida pointing out directions. Have you noticed how hard it is for us to follow directions. We use maps, instructions, and now we have GPS devices to tell us where to go. It is so easy to get lost and some of us have a poor sense of direction. All of Life's Journeys need some direction to point the way. They are there: clear, simple, and concise, if only we could "FOLLOW DIRECTIONS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) delray beach directions follow directions signs https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/following-directions Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Gatherings https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/gatherings Flock of  (1 of 1)Flock of (1 of 1)

The things of this world love to gather. We even have names for all these gatherings. Birds flock together, fish swim in a school, dogs run in a pack, lions have a pride, and other animals form a herd. We usually refer to our gatherings as places, such as school, church, or a stadium. Gatherings are important, for that is where we meet others of our kind, it is a place where we have protection, and even meet others we want to spend more time with them. The Holiday Season is a time for gatherings and it should be a joyful time for all who gather. So don't begrudge those "GATHERINGS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) gather gatherings holiday season https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/gatherings Sat, 09 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Where To Sit? https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/where-to-sit Bar Stools (1 of 1)Bar Stools (1 of 1)

Above is an image of Bar Stools. If you would walk into this Bar, the first question you would have to answer is Where to Sit? It is a question we ask ourselves everyday. It is a question that comes up in almost any event we attend, whether it is a restaurant, a sporting event, a movie theater, a party, and even a bar. So if you had the choice, what seat would you choose? A seat at the end of the Bar or a sit in the middle of the Bar? Seating is important, for if you sit closer to the front, you are more important and if you sit in the back you are less important, if you sit up front you are more likely to get noticed than if you sit in the back. So much of Where to Sit depends on how much status we desire or how much attention we want to focus on ourselves. Would it not be great if everyone simply said "I don't Care". However, that is rarely the case because our personal individual idiosyncrasies  will always ask ourselves: "WHERE TO SIT?"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) bar stool sit sitting stool https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/where-to-sit Sat, 02 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
We Live In A Crowd https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/we-live-in-a-crowd Purple Flowers (1 of 1)Purple Flowers (1 of 1)

Above is an image of Flowers planted in a flower bed. They live in a Crowd. If you live near a big city or even a city, you live in a crowd. Even this time of year during the holidays the stores are crowded. Living in a crowd has it advantages in the sense you are never physically alone, however living in a crowd can give you a sense of mentally being alone. It is possible to get lost in a crowd even if you are around people you can feel alone and alienated. The way all this negativity can be overcome is simple "human interaction". Smile, say Hello, can make someone's day and end alienation and loneliness. "WE LIVE IN A CROWD!"  

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) alienation crowd flowers loneliness https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/we-live-in-a-crowd Wed, 29 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Resistance Is Good https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/resistance-is-good Exercise (1 of 1)Exercise (1 of 1) "

Above is an image of two women working out, doing resistance training. One pulls in one direction the other pulls in the opposite direction. Although it may seem counterproductive, the whole exercise builds strength. We so often meet resistance and encounter opposite  points of views and opinions, thinking that it is counterproductive, but Resistance builds strength. Resistance is good and tension is healthy, it is how we grow and it is how we get strong. So when you encounter resistance, look upon it as a chance to grow, the tension is healthy, "RESISTANCE IS GOOD!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) resistance resistance training tension workout https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/resistance-is-good Sat, 25 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Thanksgiving Day: The Small Things https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/thanksgiving-day-the-small-things Turkey (1 of 1)Turkey (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a Turkey, a symbol of Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Other countries and cultures have a day of Thanksgiving too, which sends us all a message to pause and give thanks for what we do have in life. It is important  for us to pause, stop, take a break, and give thanks. In a world that seems so violent and divisive it may seem hard to give thanks for where we are at this point in history. However, it is not in the big picture that we give thanks, but for the Small Things in life that we should give thanks. The little small things that happen day to day keeping us going even when life seems bleak. Tomorrow on Thanksgiving Day give Thanks for "THE SMALL THINGS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) small things thanks thanksgiving day turkey https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/thanksgiving-day-the-small-things Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Where Has All The Reasoning Gone? https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/where-has-all-the-reasoning-gone Skull (1 of 1)Skull (1 of 1)

We, the Human Species have been given a great gift over all of creation. It is the gift of REASONING! Yet, it seems now we as a species have become so tainted and morally corrupt that we no longer trust ourselves or others.  In our journey here on the planet, we no longer put trust in each other, but in machines. We see this in our jobs, our sports, and just in our day to day living. We rely on machines to make calls on our jobs, we rely on machines to make calls in sports, and machines now make calls in our day to day living. We allow them to make judgements over us rather than using our power to Reason. We as humans have begun to lose the great gift of our Reasoning. It is this gift that has got us to this point in the evolution our planet. Now it seems our sound Reasoning has given way to our darker side of selfishness, egotism, and our baser nature of non thinking and acting. We must use our machines as tools to help us arrive at decisions and judgements we make using sound Human Reasoning. It is only when we return to the values of sound Reasoning can we make sound judgements for the betterment of our human species. "WHERE HAS ALL THE REASONING GONE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) human reasoning judgement machines reasoning https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/where-has-all-the-reasoning-gone Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Sprouting https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/sprouting Sunflower Seeds (1 of 1)Sunflower Seeds (1 of 1)

Above is an image of Sunflower Seeds sprouting from the earth. Sprouting for the seeds is a burst of life as the plant begins its life. Life for us Sprouts at times. It could be a new job opportunity, a new relationship, or a start of a new journey. Sprouting is a burst of energy, a new beginning with life coming forth for us. Life Sprouts for us, but we must sustain that initial burst of energy to keep growing. After the seeds have sprouted, they face many challenges before they will become full blown flowers. When we sprout, the same is true for us also, we must take that initial burst of energy and sustain it to the end. We begin by "SPROUTING!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) life seeds sprout sunflower https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/sprouting Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Veteran's Day: War Is The Real Enemy https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/veterans-day-war-is-the-real-enemy The Wall (1 of 1)The Wall (1 of 1)

Today in the United States we celebrate Veteran's Day, in which we honor those who served to protect our country. Above is an image of the Vietnam Memorial Wall, where the names of those who died are inscribed. This image is just a small part of the wall, where there are thousands of names. What has always made war such a travesty, is the enemy after some forty years later becomes a friendly ally. We see this pattern throughout our history. This does not take away the courage and honor of those who fight for their countries, but it makes you think who is the real enemy here? "WAR IS THE REAL ENEMY!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) memerial veteran's day vietnam wall" war https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/veterans-day-war-is-the-real-enemy Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Sing To The Morning Light https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/sing-to-the-morning-light Morning Bird (1 of 1)Morning Bird (1 of 1)

This past weekend in the United States, we went to what is called Daylight Savings Time, where we set our clocks back 1 hour. What is means is the sun rises 1 hour earlier and you have the Morning Light. The drawback is the sun sets 1 hour earlier ending the day. I must admit, I do like the Light earlier in the morning to begin my day. Of course if you think about it,  the sun does what the sun does to set day and night. It is us by making time relative that changes our day and night. It is up to us to make our day by what we do, the sun in reality never changes, it is us who makes the change. We too should realize that life is what WE make of it. "SING TO THE MORNING LIGHT!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) daylight savings time morning light sun https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/sing-to-the-morning-light Wed, 08 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Making Sense Of Life https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/making-sense-of-life Ducks (1 of 1)Ducks (1 of 1)

Trying to make sense out of Life? Good Luck! Above is an image of a flock of Ducks taking a bath. Does it makes sense that creatures who live in the water have to take a bath and get clean? Should not they be clean by living in the water, but they still need cleaning. Life often poses questions to us that defy common sense and we are just left scratching our heads. We go to great lengths to understand our world and trying to understand everything around us. There are things in Life that will be a mystery, there are things in Life that will not make sense and there are things that we may never fully understand. All those things is what makes Life interesting, for we spend our Lives: "MAKING SENSE OF LIFE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) bathing common sense ducks life sense https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/making-sense-of-life Sat, 04 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Presence Alone https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/presence-alone Osprey (1 of 1)Osprey (1 of 1)

Above is an image of an Osprey above the Wetlands. The Presence of a bird of prey has put all the wildlife on edge. Presence Alone can have an impact on any situation. Think of any distressful situation you have been in and the presence of first responders gives you a sense of security. Presence Alone has value. If you ever have not liked showing up some place or going somewhere your presence there has a meaning. As we are about to begin the Holiday Season, your presence has an impact and a meaning. You may not think so, but just your "PRESENCE ALONE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) holiday season osprey presence presence alone https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/presence-alone Wed, 01 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Our Lonely Rock https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/10/our-lonely-rock Lizard (1 of 1)Lizard (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a Lizard high on its Lonely Rock. A Lizard will climb on a rock for warmth, but also it can see the world around it. We too have our lonely rocks in life. It is the places we go to seek warmth, comfort, and to glimpse our world around us. A Lonely Rock could be a room, our home, a special place, or even a place we travel to from time to time. What is important is we feel warmth and security on our Lonely Rock. A place where we can get our life together. Think of what is your Lonely Rock and if you don't have one, it would be a good idea to look for one. We all need "OUR LONELY ROCK!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) lizard lonely rock rock https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/10/our-lonely-rock Sat, 28 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT
We Love Our Pets https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/10/we-love-our-pets Pet Pig (1 of 1)Pet Pig (1 of 1)

While walking downtown, a woman was there with her pet pig. We often look at people by the pets they keep. We have our dog people and our cat people on the ends of the pet spectrum and then we have all the off the wall people with their unconventional pets. We size up people just by the pets they keep. Dog people are thought to be outgoing and loyal, while cat people are thought to be more aloof and quirky. Now where all the people with more unconventional pets fit in is anybody's guess. The point we often miss with pets, is we love them for their unconditional acceptance of who we are as a person. If only we could be more like our pets when it comes to other people. There would be a lot more unconditional love and acceptance of others, but that's why "WE LOVE OUR PETS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) cat dog pet pets pig unconditional love https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/10/we-love-our-pets Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Leaves Of Change https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/10/leaves-of-change Leaves (1 of 1)Leaves (1 of 1)

It's that time of year up North when the leaves change color. It is a sign that the days are getting longer and the weather is cooling down. In life we run across our own "Leaves of Change". It could be when we move to a different area, the school year ends, we get a new job, or a family member moves away. Change also occurs in our history. Empires and Countries rise and fall, just think of who we consider friendly countries and look back some 80 years ago and how different it was back then. Change has and always will be in our mix of life. We should always count on and expect the "LEAVES OF CHANGE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) change fall leaves https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/10/leaves-of-change Sat, 21 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Gator Undercover https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/10/gator-undercover Gator (1 of 1)Gator (1 of 1)

An alligator goes undercover with weeds from the pond. If fact no one on the walking trail, even knew it was there. Only when it moved was the alligator noticeable. We face a lot of things undercover in life. Those little dark secrets that come out from time to time. We feel protected when we are undercover and are not vulnerable to the many forces in life. However, sooner or later we tend to give ourselves away in our journey in life, when we try and move to another spot. It is in this "movement" in life that we go from protected to vulnerable. Things just seem to come out from the cover it was hiding behind. Just be aware, that chances are you cannot go thru your entire life as a "GATOR UNDERCOVER!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) alligator dark secrets gator undercover https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/10/gator-undercover Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Somebody Has To Listen https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/10/somebody-has-to-listen Talking Birds (1 of 1)Talking Birds (1 of 1)

It would appear to us humans that two Boat-Tailed Grackles are in a heated conversation. When we talk there has to be somebody or something that listens to us or it becomes pointless. Even if it means we talk to ourselves. There are schools of Psychology where all the therapist does is simply listen to the patient. People have to express themselves and talking is a mainstay of self expression. Ask the yourself this question: Are you a talker or a listener? Listening is something we all should develop. We learn by listening, we stay out of trouble by listening, we build relationships by listening. Does the talker really hear themselves or does the listener hear them. Remember: SOMEBODY HAS TO LISTEN!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) listen listening talk talking https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/10/somebody-has-to-listen Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Awake With The Dawn https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/10/awake-with-the-dawn Wetlands (1 of 1)Wetlands (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a Sunrise at Dawn at the Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach Florida. Arriving  at dawn before sunrise, it was almost as nothing was happening, there was no life, then as the sunrise began to rise, the wetlands awoke with life at the sunrise. Birds flew in, insects became active, fish went to the surface, and life awoke.  Everyday we awake to a New Day, we should be cheerful, excited, and appreciate the fact that we are alive. No matter what horror lies ahead, no matter how bad the day may go, or what problems we face, appreciate the gift that you are alive. "AWAKE WITH THE DAWN!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) awake dawn new day sunrise wakodahatchee wetlands https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/10/awake-with-the-dawn Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:45:44 GMT
Dangers Lie In Wait https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/10/dangers-lie-in-wait Barracuda (1 of 1)Barracuda (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a Barracuda, which sits still in the water and waits for prey to come close, then suddenly it strikes quickly without warning. Life's dangers are like the Barracuda, it seems they just lie in wait and suddenly, without warning, they will strike. It could be an illness, an accident, a sudden event, a life altering event that turns our world upside down. We so often do not see these dangers before they strike us. Now just because danger may be lurking nearby, we cannot live a life of fear and panic. We must avoid putting ourselves in harms way by living our lives with foresight and always looking to see what's ahead or on the horizon. Life has it dangers, but be aware of the 'DANGERS LIE IN WAIT!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) barracuda danger fear panic https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/10/dangers-lie-in-wait Sat, 07 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Where IsThe Peace? https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/10/where-is-the-peace Lighting Bud (1 of 1)Lighting Bud (1 of 1)

There is so much violence in the world today and what is worse is it is senseless violence. There is no purpose to it, there is no rationale, and there is just no sense to it all. The world has always asked the question, "Where is the peace?" History shows us, we have always wanted peace, but have found none. Even those whose message was "Peace", met a violent death. So still today we ask, Where is the Peace? Today, also happens to be the feast day of St Francis of Assisi, who made the prayer, "Lord make me an instrument of your Peace." Yes that is the answer, Where is the Peace? Peace begins with "ME."

 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) peace st francis of assisi violence https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/10/where-is-the-peace Wed, 04 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Fall Is Here! https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/9/fall-is-here Fall Leaves (1 of 1)Fall Leaves (1 of 1)

Fall is here! The time of year when the leaves turn color, the days grow shorter, and a time of harvest. It is a good practice to pay attention to the changing of the seasons. It brings a different outlook to life when we notice how the seasons change. Our lives do change with the seasons. Things you would have done during the summer, you would not do during fall and things you do in fall, you would not do in the summer. The meaning is just not the same. Seasons change our way of living and we have to change with the seasons. "FALL IS HERE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) fall leaves season seasons summer https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/9/fall-is-here Sat, 30 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Promise Of A Rainbow https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/9/promise-of-a-rainbow Rainbow (1 of 1)Rainbow (1 of 1)

Wow! Another Category 5 Hurricane on the loose. It seems there has been storm after storm after storm. The bad weather just keeps coming. There are hurricanes, tornados, floods, fires, and earthquakes. One wonders if we will ever get a break. That is where the Rainbow comes in, for it is a promise that better weather is here and the storm has past. Whenever we face a storm, whether it is the weather or a storm in our lives, there is always the Promise Of A Rainbow. The storm will not last forever, but will be ending soon. So no matter what we face look for the Rainbow and remember the storm is almost over, that is the "PROMISE OF A RAINBOW!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) hurricane promise rainbow storm weather https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/9/promise-of-a-rainbow Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Seeds Of Renewal https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/9/seeds-of-renewal Seeds (1 of 1)Seeds (1 of 1)

Nothing lasts forever, so the saying goes and for the most part it is true. However, there are always the "seeds of renewal". Whatever withers and dies, or is destroyed comes back not as it was, but with seeds that renew and allows a new life to begin. We see this everyday in plants and we see this after people suffer from a disaster. New life or rebuilding takes time and it does not happen overnight. It starts small, the seed sprouts or stone by stone life builds slowly.  We have witness so much destruction lately, fires burning huge forests, hurricanes decimating large coastal areas, and floods covering cities with water. All the destruction can lead to renewal, but it will take time, it will take the "THE SEEDS OF RENEWAL!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) fires floods hurricanes renewal seeds https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/9/seeds-of-renewal Sat, 16 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Power Is Back! https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/9/power-is-back Power GridPower Grid

The Power is back after the ravages of Hurricane Irma. It is funny we never lost power during the storm, but the box that powers our Internet and TV did. We were blessed to have lights and air, however, we had to go cold turkey on Internet and TV. It is funny how so many things we take for granted and become dependent on without realizing our dependence on everyday things. It is this self realization that the simplest of things are what is really important in life. "THE POWER IS BACK!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) hurricane irma internet power tv https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/9/power-is-back Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Hurricane Irma https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/9/hurricane-irma Calm Morning (1 of 1)Calm Morning (1 of 1)

A beautiful Morning Sunrise to begin another day here in Florida. However, as Hurricane Irma bears down on this area, the beauty will give way to nature's destruction with wind and rain. The calm is filled with tension as to where and when the storm will actually hit. The whole state of Florida will lose power and life will be disrupted by the storm. The Blog will return when the power returns and life gets back to normal here. However, the storm will come and go and only time will return the ravaged areas back to the peaceful calm of a Morning Sunrise.

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) hurricane irms morning sunrise rain storm wind https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/9/hurricane-irma Sat, 09 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Paradise Lost https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/9/paradise-lost Boston Bridge (1 of 1)Boston Bridge (1 of 1)

In Florida we often say "This is Paradise" with our sunny skies and warm weather. However, with Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida, it seems the Paradise is lost. The sunny skies and warm weather is about to give way to an intense tropical storm. Our power might be out for days and supplies at the store hard to find, but Paradise will return after "PARADISE LOST!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) florida hurricane irma paradise https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/9/paradise-lost Wed, 06 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Be An Arch Of Support https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/9/be-an-arch-of-support Boston Bridge (1 of 1)Boston Bridge (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a bridge on the St. James River in Boston. Arches give support to the bridge so in can withstand a heavy burden. We need support and we need to support to others. There are times when Life does not  go our way and we hit a patch of bad luck. It is support from others that can encourage us thru these times. Also, it is important for us to support others in a time of need as they go thru tough times. "BE AN ARCH OF SUPPORT!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) arch boston bridge st james river support https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/9/be-an-arch-of-support Sat, 02 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Facing Our Fears https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/facing-our-fears Hawk (1 of 1)Hawk (1 of 1)

Nothing strikes more fear at the Birdfeeders than the appearance of a Hawk! The Birds will scatter in a panic when the Hawk lands on the telephone wire above the feeders. We all have fears of some kind, whether it is the fear of public speaking, the fear of heights, the fear of spiders, the fear of bridges, or the fear of flying. The List of fears we have can go on and on. No matter who we are, we have a fear of something. How we handle our fears is of great importance. If we panic, the outcome may not be good, just ask the birds at the birdfeeders. If we face them, the fears still may remain, but they may be overcome. Fears must be faced with sound judgement and the assessment of the situation. Not everything we face with fear will have a bad ending. There are times when it is wise to run, there are times when it is wise to face our fears. Sound judgement and assessment of the situation is key. Avoid your fears when they will lead to life threating harm, face your fears when you with sound judgement can overcome your fears. Whatever you do, do not fear "FACING OUR FEARS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) being afraid birdfeeders birds fear hawk judgement https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/facing-our-fears Wed, 30 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Photo Session Off The Road https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/photo-session-off-the-road
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Above is an image from a Photo Session from about 2 weeks ago. Hunter is 4 years old as the sign says. He is on his ATV ready to go off road. The session took place at the Loxahatchee Wetlands and it was a great session with lots of poses on the ATV and the surrounding area. There is nothing more fun than Environmental Portraits in the areas where we live, grow up, and will always remember!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) children portraits hunter loxahatchee wetlands photo session https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/photo-session-off-the-road Sat, 26 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Resting On Calm Water https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/resting-on-calm-water Steam ShipSteam Ship

Above is an image of a Steamboat resting on calm water. Water which covers most of our planet, gives us a wide range of different reactions. High waves makes us fear water for its power, but calm water attracts us with feelings of calm and peace. When we see calm water we are invited by its presence. Think of this analogy as you interact with the world and people, if you act like high waves, storming, angry, and full of rage people will fear you but people will shun your presence. If you act like calm water, calm and peaceful you will invite others to your presence. Just ask yourself this question, would rather be out on a high sea or "RESTING ON CALM WATER?

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) calm water high sea resting on calm water steamboat https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/resting-on-calm-water Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT
The Gift Of Walking https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/the-gift-of-walking Deering EstateDeering Estate

Above is an image of a path that by walking on it will lead to a journey. Walking is a Gift, for not all living things can walk. Some crawl, some swim, some fly, and some cannot move at all. Our bodies were make for walking. One may run but that is hard on our joints and we can run only so far. However, we can keeping walking forever in a day. Today find a path, take a walk, and you will feel better about Life, for that is "THE GIFT OF WALKING!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) gift life path walking https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/the-gift-of-walking Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Old Camera https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/old-camera Old CameraOld Camera

Above is an image of an Old Camera on display. Cameras have come a long way since their beginning over a 100 years ago. Back then this Camera used a simply technique to expose an image on a plate using light. Today's cameras are mini computers as photography has gone from plates to film to digital codes to capture images using light. One thing has remained constant in Photography and that is the LIGHT! All the camera really does is capture the light. So no matter what camera you use, the old camera above, a fancy digital computer camera, or even the camera on you phone, it is all about the light. What is important is how you see the light. You want to take a good picture: see the light and if you do, you can still get a good picture using an OLD CAMERA!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) camera light old camera https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/old-camera Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Looking For Answers https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/looking-for-answers Boat Tailed GrackleBoat Tailed Grackle

A Boat-Tailed Grackle looks underneath some pond algae for an answer to its hunger. We humans have always throughout our history have been looking for answers. Science is built on our quest for answers to the questions our world poses to us. The funny thing is so many answers are not the answers we expected to find. Some of mankind's greatest inventions were an answer that was not suppose to be the answer. Answers are not always what we expect them to be. Look at how many people enter college with the answer they wanted to be and are doing something entirely different. Ask the questions, but be prepared for an answer you did not expect, that is "LOOKING FOR ANSWERS!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) answer grackle question https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/looking-for-answers Sat, 12 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT
An Overcast, Rainy Day https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/an-overcast-rainy-day Cloudy BeachCloudy Beach

An overcast, rainy day at Estero Bay. This is not the kind of day one wants on vacation on a sunny Florida beach, but not all days are sunny. We have rainy days and we have overcast days. It is funny how sometimes the day's weather is used to describe our moods. A sunny day evokes a bright, happy energetic day, whereas  an overcast, rainy day evokes a more gloomy, depressing, and less energetic day where all you want to do is sleep. Yet, all the days of sunny, overcast, and rain has a purpose. The Sunny day allows things to grow and be energized and an overcast, rainy day blocks the heat and the moisture also allows things to grow. They in their own way balance each other out. Cannot the same be said of our moods, that in the end they balance each other out. Be thankful for "AN OVERCAST, RAINY DAY!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) beach estero bay overcast rainy sunny https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/an-overcast-rainy-day Wed, 09 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT
It Is Good To Travel https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/it-is-good-to-travel SeattleSeattle

Above is an image of the city of Seattle. It is good to break our daily routine from time to time and travel someplace different. We see a different place, interact with the people there, hear of the history and customs of the place. It helps us to grow, expand our vision of the world, and appreciate home when our travels end. IT IS GOOD TO TRAVEL!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) city seattle travel https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/it-is-good-to-travel Sat, 05 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Just Sitting On A Bench https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/just-sitting-on-a-bench

HAVE YOU EVER JUST SAT ON A BENCH?

YOU MIGHT THINK LIFE WILL PASS YOU BY

BUT LITTLE DID YOU KNOW

THE WORLD WILL COME TO YOU

JUST SITTING ON A BENCH

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) bench life sitting world https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/just-sitting-on-a-bench Wed, 02 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Just Beginning https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/7/just-beginning

Above is an image of a Flower Opening up. It is Just Beginning to bloom. When we are Just Beginning any new venture in life things are new, fresh, an exciting. It takes time for things to fully bloom where we understand and have confidence as to where we are on the journey. When we are Just Beginning we must be patient with ourselves and learn from our mistakes. In time our endeavors will bloom, but for now it is "JUST BEGINNING!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) bloom endeavors flower just beginning https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/7/just-beginning Sat, 29 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Nature Is Made Of Simple Things https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/7/nature-is-made-of-simple-things

Above is an image of Nature's Simple Things. A branch, a spider web, and dead leaves. These simple things are found around us and come together in one simple composition. We tend to complicate our lives in between birth and death. When you look at your life it is really about simple things: birth, family, friendship, love, and death. It is we who take these simple things and make them complicated. In the end "NATURE IS MADE OF SIMPLE THINGS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) birth death nature simple things https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/7/nature-is-made-of-simple-things Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Living With Glass Ceilings https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/7/living-with-glass-ceilings

Above is an image of a Glass Ceiling in the Capital Building in Washington DC. Although, you can look up thru Glass Ceilings and see what is above you, they are very fragile and hard to maintain. In our lives we too have a Glass Ceiling, that part of ourselves that is very fragile and hard to maintain. Our Glass Ceiling is made up of our emotions and can be seen in our loves, our feelings, our personal memories, and our personal experiences. It is in these fragile areas of ourselves that are so hard to maintain for we can be hurt so easily. What we LOVE is the most fragile part of ourselves, for once it is broken it is very hard to repair. We must accept the fact that for the most part Glass Ceilings cannot be fixed, but have to be replaced. If your Glass Ceiling has been broken, pick up the pieces, address the brokenness, and give it time, for in time you will find a replacement and that is "LIVING WITH GLASS CEILINGS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) capital building glass ceilings washington dc https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/7/living-with-glass-ceilings Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Seeing Into The Shadows https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/7/seeing-into-the-shadows

Above is an image of a Shadow of a Fern on a wall. Shadows are always around us and where there is light there is shadow. Shadows are an object blocking the light and reflecting on a surface. As all things, we too have shadows when we block the light and our form is reflected on a surface. Shadows are not our true selves but rather a reflection of ourselves. So often what people see in us is our shadow. We cast our shadows so others cannot see our true self. There are those who spend their lives living in the shadows. They may have been hurt or feel pain from a situation or feel they are not accepted by others or have a relationship sour. Whatever the reason, we never see their true selves, just shadows of who they are. Each of us has the power in us to be the light to others and remove the shadows. It can start with a smile or a kind word or just a simple Thank You. Start "SEEING INTO THE SHADOWS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) fern light reflections shadows https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/7/seeing-into-the-shadows Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT
What? The Computer Is Down https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/7/what-the-computer-is-down

The above image of an Anhinga is the look on my face when my computer went down Sunday night. It is funny how we are dependent on our electronics. So much is done "online" that we feel we lose touch with the world if we cannot get online.  Even after firing up the backup computer the endless updates makes it seem like forever just to do a simple task. Our electronics have made the world more accessable and convenient, but when simple everyday tasks depend on machines, we have to wonder what we have lost in the process. "WHAT? THE COMPUTER IS DOWN!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) anhinga computer electronics https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/7/what-the-computer-is-down Sat, 15 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT
US versus THEM https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/7/us-versus-them Two Birds-1Two Birds-1

Above is an image of two Birds competing for food. We have been led to believe that competition is healthy, but when competition leads to an US versus THEM mentality, it is detrimental to our species. We have seen this US versus THEM mentality throughout our human history. We see it between countries, races, nationalities, religions, political beliefs,  ethnic groups, and even in the sports teams we root for no matter the sport. It leads to wars and all sorts of human atrocities. The problem with US versus THEM, is the US is always right and the THEM is always wrong, no matter what. It you are on the US side you are correct and right and the THEM is just plain wrong. The problem is, that in reality no one is really THEM, for you see every THEM thinks they are an US. The THEM does not really exist, for if anyone who thinks our thinking is wrong they are a THEM, but to THEM, we are a THEM, for everyone thinks they are an US and are 100% right. If all this seems confusing, you are right and that is the reason our World is so screwed up and dysfunctional. The only solution out of this chaos of US versus THEM mentality is to begin to think of US and THEM as "WE"!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Birds Competition US versus THEM WE https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/7/us-versus-them Sat, 08 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT
The Quiet Time https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/7/the-quiet-time Beach Scene-1Beach Scene-1

We all need a Quiet Time to go where we can regenerate, relax, and find ourselves again. This place can be anywhere where it is quiet, tranquil, and we find ourselves alone. It can be a beach, a park, by a lake, a sunrise, a sunset, or even a room at home. It is important that we remove distractions and focus on the things around us and inside us in a tranquil and relax setting. Find a place where you feel comfortable, there are no distractions, and you will not be interrupted by anything. It is time for yourself, time for regeneration and self focus. it is "THE QUIET TIME!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Beach Quiet Time Relaxation https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/7/the-quiet-time Wed, 05 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Frustrated: A Duck Underwater https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/7/frustrated-a-duck-underwater Ducks-1Ducks-1

Frustrated? What you do is not bury yourself underwater as the two Ducks in the above image. We all get frustrated in life or about life, its all just a matter of time. The world of frustration comes in all forms, there is the world, there are people, there are situations, and there is that nothing goes according to plan. Any one of those things are going to frustrate us at one time or another. Frustration is inevitably in life and we must cope with it. When frustrated do not get angry or panic or get down on yourself, for that will lead to bad decisions. Think to yourself if it is something you can change or not change. For example if you are stuck in traffic jam on the highway and you are not near an exit, you can not change that and you just have to be patient waiting it out. If you are frustrated trying to learn something new, just give it time and learn as much as you can. If you are frustrated with your life's situation, only you can make changes to end your frustration. The best way to overcome any frustration is just be patient and work on a solution to overcome it. Whatever you do, do not become a duck underwater!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Duck Frustration Life Underwater https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/7/frustrated-a-duck-underwater Sat, 01 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Life Can Wait https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/6/life-can-wait Sunrise-1Sunrise-1

Above is an image of a Sunrise from our balcony in Ft Myers from a recent vacation. It is moments like these when Life Can Wait. So often in life we have to do this, see that, or be here and we miss the beautiful moment right before us in the here and now. We wonder why our life is so stressed and frazzled. When we find ourselves stressed, frantic, and in a hurry, we have to STOP, find a beautiful moment and tell ourselves "LIFE CAN WAIT!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Ft Myers Here and Now Life Sunrise https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/6/life-can-wait Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Teeming With Life https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/6/teeming-with-life Corkscrew Swamp-1Corkscrew Swamp-1

Above is an image of Corkscrew Swamp in Naples Florida. Although it may not look like it, the swamp is Teeming with Life. You cannot see them because they are hidden for their protection, but life abounds here if you look close enough. Here, you find creatures across the spectrum of life. Small, big, prey, predator, and life from worms to mammals. The scene is nature unspoiled. All too often today, these natural scenes are looked at as undeveloped and the desire to build parking lots and develop the land seems like a logical step. However, we have more than enough parking lots and not enough unspoiled land left anymore. It may look quiet and useless but it is 'TEEMING WITH LIFE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Corkscrew Swamp Life Nature Swamp Unspoiled Land https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/6/teeming-with-life Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Summer Is Here! https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/6/summer-is-here Sunset Beach-1Sunset Beach-1

Summer is here! Today is the first day and beginning of Summer. Summer is a season of long days and weather is hot. It is also a season when life seems to slow down. A time when traditionally we go on vacations especially with the kids out from school and we all have memories of our summer vacation growing up. Take note of each season and what it has to offer, for they do differ and set the pace of life. For now enjoy what summer brings and what it offers us day to day. "SUMMER IS HERE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Beach Seasons Summer Sunset Vacation https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/6/summer-is-here Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Taking In The View https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/6/taking-in-the-view Mountain Lake-1Mountain Lake-1

Now that we are getting into Summer, people will be traveling to different places for a Summer Vacation. No matter where one goes, beach, mountains, forest, or sea, it is always important to take in the view. There is a story told of a father who takes his two children to a museum. As the children look in awe at all the exhibits and are taking things in, the father tells the two children "Hurry up, you don't want to miss anything." There is a sense within us that we have to keep moving in order not to miss anything, however, the opposite is true, we have to slow down and take in the view to really say we were there and did not just see the place. When one travels it is important to experience the views and not just see the views, because sometimes we are not REALLY there. Take that moment and stop, pause, and spend a moment "TAKING IN THE VIEW."

 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Summer Travel Vacation View https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/6/taking-in-the-view Sat, 17 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT
The Suspense Kills Us https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/6/the-suspense-kills-us Egret-1Egret-1

Above is an image of an Egret stocking its prey. The suspense as to when it will strike is a killer watching the scene unfold. It seems we thrive on Suspense, we love Suspense Novels, we love Suspense Movies, and we just love the element of Suspense in life. So much of suspense hinges on when the peak action will come and our patience to wait for it. It is that element which drives our love for suspense. We act to quickly we miss it, if we act to slow we miss it. Suspense is waiting for the peak of the action. Suspense is part of our lives and it drives us to do the task at hand no matter what it maybe. So whether its finishing that book, or watching the movie, or photographing a stocking Egret, we are captivated by suspense. So what "THE SUSPENSE KILLS US!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Egret Movie Novel Suspense https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/6/the-suspense-kills-us Wed, 14 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Don't Let Time Past You By https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/6/dont-let-time-past-you-by Fort-1Fort-1

Above is an image of the oldest Fort in the United States, the Spanish Fort in St. Augustine Florida. At one point in history, this was a brand new Fort, but now it is just an old historical building of the past. Time has past this Fort by. We all face the prospect of growing old and time passing us by. Whenever we turn a milestone age, it makes us reflect where we are in life. At 21, we are no longer teenagers, but adults. At 30 we face the question what we ultimately want out of life. At 40 we begin to feel time passing us by and we try to capture loss moments in life. Finally, as we become 50, 60, and 70, we reflect back on the learned wisdom and experiences of our lives and we begin to live for the moment, for we feel time slowly passing us by. The secret at the end is to live moment by moment, day by day, and embrace the good on our path. "DON'T LET TIME PASS YOU BY!" 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Age Fort Growing Old St Augustine Time https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/6/dont-let-time-past-you-by Sat, 10 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Our Own Worst Enemy https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/6/our-own-worst-enemy Samari Sword-1Samari Sword-1

It can be said for all of us that we are our own worst enemy. There seems to be in us something that at times leads us to a wrong decision or action. We have a habit of making our lives worst instead of better. We may see it clearer in the lives of others, but sooner or later, we fall into the trap. How do we make better decisions? It starts with not panicking and slowing the situation down, and thinking things through. How well we do this shows in how often we find ourselves as our own enemy. Encounter a situation with patience and knowledge is key. The last thing we want in life is to be "OUR OWN WORST ENEMY!" 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Decisions Enemy Samari Sword Self https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/6/our-own-worst-enemy Wed, 07 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Where Have All The Animals Gone? https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/6/where-have-all-the-animals-gone Rhino-1Rhino-1

Have you seen a Rhinoceros? You most likely have, but soon our future generations will only see them in pictures and film, for Rhinos are a very endangered species. Soon the answer may be NO! Where have all the animals gone? We have destroyed their habitats, polluted their environment, and hunted them until there are only a handful of species left. Recently, we have seen the distain for the environment by the United States pulling out of Climate Change Agreement. The one Agreement when almost the whole World agrees to work together for a better World. It was once said by Ansel Adams, the great landscape photographer, "It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment." How true it was in his day and how true is it today. We have to step up our commitment to save the environment, because we can no longer rely on those who hold high offices to protect our very world from the ravages of our own species. Today, plant a Tree, plant a garden, recycle, do something for the good of the earth. We would never want to ask the question, "WHERE HAVE ALL THE ANIMALS GONE?"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Animials Ansel Adams Climate Change Environment Rhinoceros https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/6/where-have-all-the-animals-gone Sat, 03 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Change Is In The Transition https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/5/change-is-in-the-transition Butterfly-Cocoon-1Butterfly-Cocoon-1

Above is an image of a Butterfly that has just emerged from its chrysalis. The Butterfly has gone from being a caterpillar to a butterfly and the change is in the transition. Transitions occur all throughout our Life. Transitions are in the day and night, in the seasons of the weather, cold and hot, wet and dry...etc. Our lives reflect Transitions, child to adulthood, single to married, school to work, work to retirement. Each of these Transitions in life brings changes to life. Life becomes a series of Transitions where Life changes. If we could stop these transitions, life would not change and things would remain as they are, however, Transitions are part of the world we live in and they will always be with us until the finale Transition of Life to Death. We must learn to recognize Transitions and prepare for the changes they bring to Life. "CHANGE IS IN THE TRANSITION!" 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Butterfly Change Life Transition https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/5/change-is-in-the-transition Wed, 31 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT
A Sucker For Sunsets https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/5/a-sucker-for-sunsets Sunset-1Sunset-1

I am a Sucker for Sunsets! One of the things I enjoy in life is Sunsets. As we enter a Memorial Day Weekend, it is the unofficial start of Summer and it is the time for Sunsets. Sunsets are different from day to day even from the same vantage point, they bring a closer to the day, and bring us peace and relaxation when we need it the most at days end. Sunsets are one thing we can count on each day, for the sun will set not matter what and if we stop to take it in, we can be a "SUCKER FOR SUNSETS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Day Sucker Summer Sunset https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/5/a-sucker-for-sunsets Sat, 27 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Full Bloom https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/5/full-bloom Flower Bloom-1Flower Bloom-1

Above is an image of a Flower in Full Bloom. Once the Flower reaches Full Bloom it is all downhill from there, for it will wither and turn to seed. Full Bloom is something that effects all of Life. Once we hit our apex of anything, it starts to go downhill and withers away. We see this pattern of peak, then decline throughout all aspects of Life. We see it in athletics, companies, fads, music, clothing, cultures, countries, and dynasties. The only question is not if but when something hits Full Bloom, how long can it sustain it, before it begins to wither. Always keep your Life fresh: new ideas, new learning, new adventures, new journeys and your Life will stay in "FULL BLOOM!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Bloom Blooming Flower Flower Life https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/5/full-bloom Wed, 24 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT
What? https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/5/what Tapir-1Tapir-1

"WHAT" is a very simple word that is used to express an inquiry about the identity, nature, or value of an object or matter. What is the animal in the above image? It is a Tapir which not being able to see its distinctive nose might escape us. What is a simple question that starts an inquiry into something greater. It is always important for us to ask the simple questions in Life. Now the answers may be complicated and not agreed upon, but the only way we learn or further our understanding is to ask those simple questions. So begin your inquiry "WHAT?"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Life Questions Tapir What https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/5/what Sat, 20 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Our Solo Moment https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/5/our-solo-moment Ibis-1Ibis-1

Above is an image of a solo White Ibis silhouetted against the rising sun. Ibises can be seen in flocks or solo. We can be just like the birds. Sometimes we will flock together, other times we find ourselves solo. We by our nature tend to gather together, but there are times we need to go solo. We see this in the sports we play. There are team sports and then there are solo sports. Sometimes we need to go solo for it is there we encounter ourselves with all our fears, anxieties, strengths, and weaknesses. It is in these Solo Moments that we can define ourselves and gain a deeper knowledge of ourselves. We need our "SOLO MOMENT."

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Ibis Self Knowledge Solo https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/5/our-solo-moment Wed, 17 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Mom https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/5/mom Wood Stork-1Wood Stork-1

Above is an image of a Mother Wood Stork sitting on her nest. Now it is fair to say that Wood Storks are pretty ugly birds, they have a white feather body but they have a head of a vulture. However, you have to say they are good, attentive moms. All living things have a Mom and come into existence from a mom. Moms can be good, bad, or indifferent. Tomorrow we celebrate Mother's Day and we celebrate our Moms. Like all other living things our experience of our Moms can range from good, bad, or indifferent. No matter our experience of Mom in our life, it is important to celebrate Mother's Day by honoring our Moms. Moms are the reason we are here and although they may not be perfect (look at our Wood Stork), they deserve a day of celebration! Let's hear it for "MOM"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Mom Mother's Day Wood Stork https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/5/mom Sat, 13 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Scenic Stroll https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/5/scenic-stroll Downtown Savanah-1Downtown Savanah-1

Above is an image of Downtown Savannah, Georgia, where you can stroll through scenic streets. It is the scenic streets which makes Savannah so attractive to visit. The scenic streets takes the stress away and relaxes a person. It is these scenes of nature in a downtown city which makes them therapeutic and reconnects us to nature. Would it not be great if more cities would try to create natural habitats in the middle of their downtowns. Let us support any efforts by cities to create streets where you can take a "SCENIC STREETS."

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) City Downtown Savannah Scenic Streets Streets https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/5/scenic-stroll Wed, 10 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Drying Out https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/5/drying-out Ahinga-1Ahinga-1

Above is an image of an Anhinga or its more common name Snakebird. An Anhinga will dive into the water after fish and when it is done fishing, it will fly to a nearby tree and spread its wings to dry them out. The Anhinga will then spend considerable time drying out its wings. We too need time to dry out from our busy days. Its seems between work, the kids, family, friends, and everything in between, we are running around and not taking time for ourselves. This time for ourselves is "Drying Out". We pause, we spread our wings and take time to re-focus our life to continue our busy day. If the Anhinga does not take time to spread out its wings to dry them, it will not be able to fly very far. The same can be said of us, we need to sit back spread our wings and let life around us dry up. We need "DRYING OUT!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Anhinga Snakebird Time https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/5/drying-out Sat, 06 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Breaking Down to Smaller Things https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/5/breaking-down-to-smaller-things FlowerCloseup-1FlowerCloseup-1

Above is an image of a close up of a Flower. In order to understand how a Flower works we must break it down to its smaller parts. It is important to break things down into smaller increments to gain a better understanding of how something works. We see this all the time in the world around us. Things are broken down and only then can we get a better understanding on how to understand and resolve any problems that may be encountered. In our early history, cultures broke things down into earth, air, fire, and water. We have moved forward from that starting point with the aid of science, but the concept remains the same. If you don't understand something or it becomes problematic, break it down into its smallest parts and it will be easier to understand or solve. Our understanding of the world around us depends on "BREAKING DOWN TO SMALLER THINGS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Flower Small Things Understanding https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/5/breaking-down-to-smaller-things Wed, 03 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT
We Learn By Fragments https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/4/we-learn-by-fragments Fossel-1Fossel-1

Above is a fossil skull of a T-Rex. It is rare to find a complete skeleton of a prehistoric animal and what Paleontologists must do is put an entire animal together using fragments of the animal's skeleton. It is possible to construct an entire animal with a few fragments of the skeleton. We too know and learn with only fragments and building upon those fragments lead to a complete picture. Think about it, do you know another person completely or do you know fragments of that person and slowly build a more complete picture over time as you add more fragments. It is how we form our personal and intimate relationships with another person. It is learned fragment by fragment over time. If we try and learn a subject of interest, it is fragments over time that give us complete knowledge of the subject over time. It is rare we will know a person after the first date or a subject after one class or chapter. "WE LEARN BY FRAGMENTS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Fossil Fragment Paleontology Prehistoric TRex https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/4/we-learn-by-fragments Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT
The Conference Pass https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/4/the-conference-pass Conference Pass-1Conference Pass-1

Last week I was fortunate to attend the Photoshop World Conference. It was a great time with classes on Photoshop and Photography. As an attendee we had to wear our conference badges as a sign that we belonged with the conference. What was funny where ever you went and you saw someone wearing the badge, you just naturally said hello. No one was a stranger wearing the badge. Would it not be great if we could treat everyone we meet as if they were wearing a Conference Badge. There would be no more strangers. Let us look upon one another as if we are all wearing a "CONFERENCE BADGE!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Badge Conference Photoshop World Strangers https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/4/the-conference-pass Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Our Trash https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/4/our-careless-litter Birds & Trash-1Birds & Trash-1

Above is an image of two birds having to eat around Trash left by some visitor to the Wakodahatchee Wetlands. It is shameful that our environment is treated with such disrespect by people. It not only affects us, but the creatures who depend on their surroundings for food, shelter, and survival. To help keep our environment clean, it must first start with us. We must do what we can to limit our effects on the environment. Throw our trash in a proper disposal container and recycle what can be recycled. It is difficult to control the actions of others, but we must do our part with OUR TRASH!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Environment Going Green Trash Wetlands https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/4/our-careless-litter Sat, 22 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Nature's Space https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/4/natures-space Nature's Space-1Nature's Space-1

Above is an image from the Green Cay Wetlands at Sunrise. This is a view of Nature's Space. It can be beautiful, peaceful, calm, and quiet, but as the day is about to begin, all the drama of Nature is about to begin. It will go from Calm to Wild, Peaceful to Violence, Harmony to Chaos as the Wildlife awakens. It is Nature's Space. It is Our Space Too!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Green Cay Nature Sunrise Wetlands Wildlife https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/4/natures-space Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Seeing Others In Neutral Gray https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/4/seeing-ourselves-in-neutral-gray Neutral Gray-1Neutral Gray-1

In Photoshop there is a technique that if you create a Neutral Gray layer over an image and then using the brush tool painting with either a white brush or a black brush, you can lighten or darken an image. When we look at others we often form judgements right away which will be toward a lighter side or a darker side. It is rare we see others as Neutral Gray which is neither their lighter side or their darker side. It is always one side or the other. If we could at times see others in a Neutral Light, it would give us a clearer or truer picture of who that person really is in life. It is in this Neutral Light that strengths and weaknesses are seen more clearly. It is in this layer of Neutrality that judgements are suspended for a moment before our various brushes begin to paint others as to a lighter side or a darker side. In this Neutral Gray layer we see both the good and the bad equally so our judgements of others are fair. Next time before you are too quick to judge someone, paint them in Neutral Gray and really see the lighter side and the darker side, then judge from there. Always try "SEEING OTHERS IN NEUTRAL GRAY!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Fairness Judging Judging Others Neutral Gray https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/4/seeing-ourselves-in-neutral-gray Sat, 15 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Help Bees Be https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/4/help-bees-be Bee-1Bee-1

Above is an image of a Honey Bee. Bees and so many other species are in trouble and we must help them. With the recent lifting of restrictions on the environment by world governments, wildlife and their habitats are in trouble. Bees are being effected in major ways. Pesticides and the destruction of habitats are forcing some species of Bees to the brink of extinction. Bees are vital for our food and keeping the world growing. We can help and do our part. First, do not use pesticides on your plants in your yard and use only natural ingredients. Second, create a Bee friendly environment. Plant Wildflowers in your yard for the Bees. They need a variety of different Flowers for food. If we do these two things we can "HELP BEES BE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Bee Bees Environment Extinction Honeybees Wildflowers https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/4/help-bees-be Wed, 12 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Thinking Outside Ourselves https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/4/thinking-outside-ourselves Alaska River-1Alaska River-1

Above is an image of a River. A River empties itself into a larger body of water. It flows outside of itself. It seems that we can all learn from the River. We need to start Thinking Outside Ourselves. There is too much- I I I - Me Me Me - Mine Mine Mine. It is important for us to take care of ourselves and our personal needs, but it is also important for us to flow outside ourselves into the larger world. Outside of ourselves we become more vibrant, more alive, and more enlighten. Want to be a better person Start: "THINKING OUTSIDE OURSELVES!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Ourselves River Thinking https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/4/thinking-outside-ourselves Sat, 08 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT
The Meticulous Garden https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/4/the-meticulous-garden Garden-1Garden-1

Above is an image of the Gardens at Vizcaya in Miami Florida. It is a garden that is Meticulously taken care of with time and attention to all the details in the garden. It requires great patience and attention to keep this garden looking beautiful. It takes trimming and pruning to keep the garden in shape.  There are many things in our life that we can Meticulously pay attention to in the same way. What is difficult is to know what exactly we should pay meticulous attention to in life. What requires trimming and pruning to keep us as a meticulous garden? Everyone worries about our appearance and if we feel we look good, we feel good. However, if we become obsessive with our appearance it becomes vanity and narcissistic. Our jobs should catch our attention, because what we do, should be the best job we can. The most important things we should give meticulous attention to is our Health and Relationships and so very often we allow them to go unattended. If we are healthy, life can open so much up for us and if we have strong relationships our happiness will never suffer for long. What is in your Garden? What needs trimming and pruning?  Give it time and attention and make it 'THE METICULOUS GARDEN!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Garden Meticulous Pruning Trimming Vizcaya https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/4/the-meticulous-garden Wed, 05 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Around And Around We Go https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/4/around-and-around-we-go Feris Wheel-1Feris Wheel-1

Above is an image of the Ferris Wheel at the Seattle Wharf. People love Ferris Wheels, people love to go around and around. Have you notice how much Life seems to repeat itself. I once had a teacher who said Life was Linear and not Circular. Life traveled in a line rather than traveling in a circle. I have tried to always believe that, but it seems the same things just keep coming back around again and again. We look at the society around us and the same things just keep repeating themselves. We look at History and the same events occur over and over again in different centuries. We look at our lives and we tend to repeat the same mistakes over and over again. How do we get off this Ferris Wheel? We must learn from our mistakes and our successes. It is this experienced based education that will move us forward. Our learning from experience will move us in a Linear direction. However, we do love our Ferris Wheels and we do love to go around and around, so "AROUND AND AROUND WE GO!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Circular Ferris Wheel Linear Seattle https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/4/around-and-around-we-go Sat, 01 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Nature Sends A Warning https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/3/nature-sends-a-warning Beach Storm-1Beach Storm-1

Dark storm clouds appear, the wind blows, and the sea gets rough as a storm comes. Nature sends a warning before a potentially destructive storm hits. The problem is we do not heed the warning or ignore it altogether. Nature has been sending us warnings about global warming and governments around the world are not heeding the warning. They are so focus on power, greed, and building up cheap profitable industry at the cost of polluting the environment. There are warning signs everywhere, ice caps are melting, earth's temperature is rising, and we face a great extinction of life that has not been seen in thousands of years. Let us heed the warning signs we are getting from nature, for as life goes so do we! "NATURE SENDS A WARNING!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Global Warming Nature Storm https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/3/nature-sends-a-warning Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Tubing Thru Life https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/3/tubing-thru-life Tubing-1Tubing-1

When it seems that life's fast pace is rushing you faster than you know what to do, you just have to allow it to take you where it so wills. This is called Tubing Thru Life. Events happen so fast, you just have to drift with the flow of life. It is something hard for us to do, for we always want to be in control. However, there are times when things rush so fast that we just have to go with the flow and let them take us where they will. Usually, unexpected events will catch us off guard like a sudden death of a loved one, an unexpected job lost, or a medical diagnosis we were not expecting. It is in times like these when we feel sudden shock, that we need to just go with the flow and drift until the shock wears off. We need to go "TUBING THRU LIFE."

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Flow Life Shock Tubing https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/3/tubing-thru-life Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Spring Gives Us Hope https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/3/spring-gives-us-hope Buds-1Buds-1

Above is an image of a Frangipani budding this Spring. Spring has just begun and it is a Season of New Life and New Birth. It seems that all of Creation wakes up and rejuvenates itself. Spring Gives Us Hope. Every year Spring shows us life anew. It is this Hope that we need to know that Life renews itself, Life begins again. As we begin a New Season where Life is waking up, look for areas in your own life that needs to be renewed or rejuvenated. It may be something simply or a major life changing project, but don't wait, do it now, for "SPRING GIVES US HOPE!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Frangipani Hope Spring https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/3/spring-gives-us-hope Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT
We All Share The Same Tree https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/3/we-all-share-the-same-tree Bird TreeBird Tree

Above is an image of Birds all sharing the same tree. They have all built their nests and share space in this tree. There are Egrets, Wood Storks, and Anhingas. Now they may squabble among each other, but they all manage to get along to get thru life together. They protect one another from predators above and below. Would it not be great if we humans could do the same thing? After all, we all do share the same tree, it just so happens ours is a little bigger. So no matter if you are an Egret, or you are a Wood Stork, or you are even an Anhinga, try your best to get along. We all need to watch out for one another, that's called peace. When you look at others just remember, "WE ALL SHARE THE SAME TREE!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Anginga Birds Egret Peace Tree Wood Stork https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/3/we-all-share-the-same-tree Sat, 18 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT
You Just Never Know When https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/3/you-just-never-know-when Earthquake WarningEarthquake Warning

Above is an image of a Earthquake Warning Sign in California. On the last night of the stay, we down to the Hotel Lobby to book our return flight home, when the Desk Clerk said, "Did You Feel That? It was 4.0 earthquake. I must admit, I did not feel anything, but a quick check of the internet confirmed an earthquake in the area. However, the remainder of the night we were dressed and ready to run out of the Hotel at a moments notice. It was an instance of You Just Never Know When. Have I been thru an Earthquake? Well I guess I have, but it was hardly noticeable. Life is always full of surprises and instances of "YOU JUST NEVER KNOW WHEN!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) California Earthquake Earthquake Warning Sign Sign https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/3/you-just-never-know-when Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Tomorrow Is Another Day https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/3/tomorrow-is-another-day Sunset RoadSunset Road

So often, we all wish life could be better for us and things would go our way more. It seems we just cannot get ahead of things, it is always one step forward, two steps backward. It is also true, that things are not as bad as we make them out to be. So often we wallow in our sorrows and misery. We can never imagine that there are other people who really are worst off than ourselves, but there really are. When we get down on ourselves and life, just remember this little phrase, "TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Beach Day Path Sunset Tomorrow https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/3/tomorrow-is-another-day Sat, 11 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT
The Pendulum Of Aging https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/3/the-pendulum-of-aging Birthday CakeBirthday Cake

When we are young, we cannot wait to get older and grow up. However, The Pendulum will swing the other way when we reach the age of 30. When we turn 30, we wish we were 20. When we turn 40, we wish we were 30. When we turn 50, we wish we were 40 and when we turn 60, we wish we were 50 again. This is The Pendulum Of Aging. We cannot wait until we grow up, then in turn we wish we were young again. Aging and getting old are a part of Life all things must accept. We cannot mourn the past behind us or worry about the future ahead of us. The Pendulum only stops when we live in the here and now: The Present. It is the Present which stops "THE PENDULUM OF AGING!"               

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Aging Old Pendulum Young https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/3/the-pendulum-of-aging Wed, 08 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Chipping Away At Ourshelves https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/3/chipping-away-at-ourshelves Totem Pole CarverTotem Pole Carver

Above is an image of a Master Totem Pole Carver. He chips away at the wood until his masterpiece takes shape. So often when we try to change ourselves, we think it will be quick. However, the change only comes after we chip away at ourselves until we reach our goal. The process is like carving a Totem Pole, taking time and dedication to bring our vision to life. It is a slow process and we need to be patient with ourselves as we slowly take shape. Today find a goal you want to achieve and slowly begin "CHIPPING AWAY AT OURSELVES!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Alaska Totem Pole Wood Carver https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/3/chipping-away-at-ourshelves Sat, 04 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Ash Wednesday: Change https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/3/ash-wednesday-change Wynwood PictureWynwood Picture

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Christians all over the World beginning the season of Lent. A time of Penance and changing yourself for the better. Above is an image from the Wynwood Art District in Miami that gives us something to think about. If you ask someone about Lent, they would tell you it is about giving up something for 40 days. However, true penance no matter what Religion you follow is about making Changes that lead you to seeing your true self. The Artist's message above is a good starting point. "Change The Way You See Everything" Look at everything in your Life and see if changes are not needed in areas that are holding you back. Do you need to forgive someone who hurt you? Do you have weaknesses that are bring you down as a person? Is there something new you need to do in Life and have not started it? Take a long hard look at your Life today and make changes for your better self. If necessary "CHANGE THE WAY YOU SEE EVERYTHING!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Ash Wednesday Change Lent Penance Seeing Wynwood Wynwood Art District https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/3/ash-wednesday-change Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Awakening The Day https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/2/awakening-the-day Green CayGreen Cay

Above is an image of an Ibis flying into the marsh area at Green Cay Wetlands. The Ibis begins the day with the silence and beauty of the Sunrise over the marsh. Our days too can begin in the same way if we begin in silence and look for beauty as we begin our day. So often we wake up and rush around, hurrying to get our day going. What if we slowed down, begin in silence without all the noise and enjoyed waking up to a new day. I believe Life would be less stressful and less hectic, if our days started like that upon Awakening. It would be like a Sunrise over a Marsh and we would be flying in "AWAKENING THE DAY!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Awakening Green Cay Ibis Marsh Sunrise Wetlands https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/2/awakening-the-day Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Nothing Grows In A Straight Line https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/2/nothing-grows-in-a-straight-line Red SilviaRed Silvia

Above is an image of Red Salvia, a small flowering plant, whose flowers attract Butterflies. The Plants even though they have the freedom to do so, do not grow in a straight line. In Nature nothing grows in a straight line, for there are always obstacles to overcome. Our life is not perfect and neither are we. In efforts to overcome obstacles and the struggles we encounter, we never grow perfectly straight, but are bent, worn, and have the scars of our encounter. No matter how bent or worn we become, we must always strive to keep growing, for "NOTHING GROWS IN A STRAIGHT LINE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Plant Red Silvia Straight Line https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/2/nothing-grows-in-a-straight-line Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Our Love For Mystery https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/2/our-love-for-mystery BicycleBicycle

An abandoned Bicycle left at the Riverfront in Savannah Georgia. There is nobody around and its not where one would leave a Bicycle. Who owns it? Why was it left there of all places? Who would leave an unlocked Bicycle in such a place? These are all the questions we start to ask when we come across a Mystery. We do love Mysteries. There is something about the unknown, the unexplained, or beyond our understanding that fascinates our curiosity. Our love for Mysteries can be found in books, movies, and TV shows. Mysteries present a puzzle for us to solve or try to explain and that challenges our curiosity as human beings. Some Mysteries are solved in life, while others are not, and still others will never be explained. Mysteries are something we have to learn to live with and accept. It is why we have "OUR LOVE FOR MYSTERY!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Bicycle Curiosity Mystery River Savannah https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/2/our-love-for-mystery Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Our Vanishing World https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/2/our-vanishing-world Phone BoothPhone Booth

Above is an image of an English Phone Booth at Epcot Disney World. We do not see Phone Booths like we use to, for they have all vanished by way  of the smart phone. Can anyone remember the last time they were in a Phone Booth? Technology has vanished so very many things that were once everyday items. Our world changes everyday around us and so many things may vanish before we realize it. While this change may be good, there is also a danger to all this change. When living things become impacted then there is a real danger to all of us. Technological change may have its benefits and when certain technologies are replaced by new technologies there is no harm done. However, when living things vanish from our World, then we should all be concerned. There is no way to replace them, for they are gone for all time. Protect the Life around us in "OUR VANISHING WORLD!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Epcot Phone Phone Booth Technology https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/2/our-vanishing-world Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Reminds Me When I Was A Kid https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/2/reminds-me-when-i-was-a-kid Warhol Soup CanWarhol Soup Can

Above is an image from the Wynwood Art District in Miami of an Andy Warhol Soup Can. Soup Cans and Andy Warhol always remind me of being a kid growing up. It is funny how certain things can jog your memory and transport you back to when you were a kid. It can be a place, a sight of something, or even a smell that takes you back. It is good to travel back with your memories and remember those moments growing up. Those special memories can recall a much simpler life. However, we cannot live in the past, but must live going forward. But it never hurts to say "You know, that reminds me when I was a kid."

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Andy Warhol Miami Wynwood https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/2/reminds-me-when-i-was-a-kid Sat, 11 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT
The Old House https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/2/the-old-house Deering EstateDeering Estate

Above is an image of the back of the Deering House on the Deering Estate in Miami, Fl. It is an Old House that holds many memories of Florida from the early 1900's. We all have old memories of the House and Neighborhood we grew up in. Those memories take us back to when we were growing up and life was much simpler as a kid. Chances are the House has changed over the years and things are different there now. This is especially true if we move away and come back to visit after many years. The change is apparent from when we were young. Even though the house may have changed, we still have those old memories of life the way it was in "THE OLD HOUSE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Deering Estate Kids Memories Old House https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/2/the-old-house Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT
It's All About Relationships https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/2/its-all-about-relationships Bird PairBird Pair

Life is all about Relationships. If birds get it, as pictured above, why can't we? Relationships are what Life is, we are born, we have a Relationship with our parents, maybe brothers or sisters, as we get older our friends thru school, then college, then the people we work with and our neighbors where we live, and finally our significant other. Relationships continue between us and the all the elements of the earth. How we handle all these Relationships determine if we are happy or not in Life. How are we at forming Relationships with others? Is it something we work on all the time or do we take it for granted. Good Relationships start when we share ourselves and learn to compromise with others. What will destroy a Relationship? I, I, I, ME, ME, ME will kill a good Relationship every time. If you want good Relationships in Life, think of others first, for when it comes to Life, "IT'S ALL ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Birds Life Relationships https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/2/its-all-about-relationships Sat, 04 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Patiently Waiting https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/2/patiently-waiting Gator in WaitingGator in Waiting

Above is an image of an Alligator patiently waiting underneath a bird nesting area on the hope that an unfortunate bird will get to close to the water. After about 10 minutes, the Alligator gave up waiting and moved on to other things. We too will Patiently Wait for things to go our way in Life. Our Investment Funds are an example of our waiting for good fortune to come our way. However, there are times when all the waiting in the world is not going to make anything happen and we abandon our hope. It is always hard to know when to give up the wait. Often we can change our vantage point, try another angle, or accept it is not going to happen. What is important is our effort and hope in learning to patiently wait for things in Life. Never lose hope in "PATIENTLY WAITING."

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Alligator Hope Patiently Waiting https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/2/patiently-waiting Wed, 01 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Bridge The Gaps https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/1/bridge-the-gaps Savannah BridgeSavannah Bridge

Above is an image of the Expansion Bridge over the Savannah River. The Bridge allows a Gap over the water to be filled. So often in Life, we encounter Gaps which we must overcome. These Gaps can vary as to financial, interpersonal relationships, educational and just odds and ends we must overcome. The easiest way to overcome a Gap is to build a Bridge across it. A Bridge can be many things: it can be a budget to get across a tough financial time, it could be as simply as to say "I am sorry" to heal a broken relationship, or taking night classes to make up the Gap in education. We need to fill in those Gaps and build Bridges in our lives to "BRIDGE THE GAPS."

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Bridges Gaps Savannah River https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/1/bridge-the-gaps Sat, 28 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT
What's Up The Stairs? https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/1/whats-up-the-stairs Stair CaseStair Case

Above is an image of a set of stairs in Historic Savannah Georgia leading from the River up to the street. What's up the Stairs? We really don't know until we climb the stairs and get to the top. The life we live from birth to death is a journey up a set of stairs. We never will know the end until we get to the top. All we can do is keep climbing the stairs one step at a time. As this New Year begins we do not know what is at the top of the stairs for this year, but we must continue to climb one step at a time. It is patience that leads us step by step thru life and our perseverance that we will endure the journey all the way to the top. Whatever you had planned for the New Year, or resolutions or changes in your life do not give up on them for the journey up the set of stairs has only begun. You still have not answered the question "WHAT'S UP THE STAIRS?"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Historic Savannah Journey Life Savannah Stairs Steps https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/1/whats-up-the-stairs Wed, 25 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Your Window View https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/1/your-window-view Window ViewWindow View

The Window View from our hotel room on a visit to Savannah Georgia. The Window View one gets can vary from room to room. Window Views can consist of many different things: the water, the city, the pool, or the parking lot. Lets be honest no one really wants a view of the parking lot:). We too look at the world or people in a Window View. So very often we may see the world or people in a very narrow view, just a small portion of a much larger picture. There is a much bigger picture than just a Window View. Only when you leave your hotel room and explore the city do you get a greater sense of what a place is all about. The same is true of people, for so very often we view others from a very small window. It is only when we get to know the person and hear their story, do we get a greater sense of who they are as a person. Every person has a story. Enjoy the Window View you have, but just realize there is a much bigger picture of a city, of the world, and of people beyond YOUR WINDOW VIEW!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) People Savannah Window View https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/1/your-window-view Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Life Is As A Bed Of Roses https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/1/life-is-as-a-bed-of-roses Bed of RosesBed of Roses

It can be said: Life is as a bed of Roses. Roses are a thing of beauty, with delicate petals and a pleasant smell. When we see Roses we think of love, friendship, and romance. However, just below all this beauty there are thorns and if you pick the flowers you must deal with the thorns. If you think about it, that is Life as we know it too. We are surround by so much beauty and just underneath, there are the thorns. Life does give us a choice. Do we focus on the Roses or do we focus on the thorns? It is the choice each one of us has to make, for you see "LIFE IS AS A BED OF ROSES!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Bed Of Roses Flowers Roses Thorns https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/1/life-is-as-a-bed-of-roses Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Happy Accidents https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/1/happy-accidents SnowmanSnowman

What do you do when you live in an Apartment and you have a Giant Yard Snowman? You put it out on your balcony anyways and it is a Happy Accident. There are times in life when we make mistakes, but we improvise and make the mistake work to our advantage. A quick look at the history of inventions shows us that some of the greatest inventions were actually happy accidents. Some were Penicillin, X-rays, post-it notes, ink jet printers, and vulcanized rubber just to name a few. Look at Life this way: You make a mistake, it could be a 'HAPPY ACCIDENT!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Happy Accidents Mistakes Snowman https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/1/happy-accidents Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT
The Wisdom of Graffiti https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/1/the-wisdom-of-graffiti SignSign

Walking down the steep old Historic Steps to the Savannah River, one can see warning signs that the steps are steep and are hard to walk down. The sign warns of this, but the graffiti artist adds a more realistic warning to the true experience of the steps. Cities may distain Graffiti, but Graffiti can at times better reflect the true experience of the public at large. It is a self expression that can often express what people really encounter in a given situation or express a true feeling of society that may lack a path for self expression. Graffiti may be looked upon as vandalism, but often it is a deep self expression of a segment of society. Reading Graffiti can often be amusing and funny, it can lead to us asking some of the same questions. "THE WISDOM OF GRAFFITI!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Graffitti Savannah Wisdom https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/1/the-wisdom-of-graffiti Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Steps Of History https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/1/steps-of-history Cobblestone StreetCobblestone Street

Above is an image of the Cobblestone Street in Savannah Georgia Historical District. This street has seen so much history and so many lives have walked its path. There are so many places where you can feel the history of the area. There is so much we can learn from the past. These Historical Sites speak of the ups and downs of life. They speak of famine, plagues, war, reconstruction, development, art, culture, and they give a sense of identity. Historical Sites must be preserved from our over development, other wise the streets will be empty and silence the "STEPS OF HISTORY!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Cobblestone Cobblestone Street Historical District Savannah https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/1/steps-of-history Sat, 07 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT
A New Year: A New Beginning https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/1/a-new-year-a-new-beginning Beach SunsetBeach Sunset

A New Year: A New Beginning. Every New Year we hope for a new beginning. We start off with intentions and resolutions to turn ourselves around. However, after about a month or so, it seems all that fades away. As the old year has now faded away as a sunset, make strong doable intentions and resolutions that are life changing. It is best to start simple and slowly build up to your goal. We have a tendency to charge head first into something and find ourselves overwhelmed, then we simply give up. Start slow and as you make progress with your goals, allow them to build up. The sun does not set quickly, but fades away slowly. "A NEW YEAR: A NEW BEGINNING!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Goals New Year Resolutions Sunset https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/1/a-new-year-a-new-beginning Wed, 04 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT
At A Drop: A New Year Begins https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/12/at-a-drop-a-new-year-begins Epcot BallEpcot Ball

Tonight all over the world, a ball will drop and a New Year begins. A New Year is just a measure of time for us, for time continues day after day. What a New Year really is for us, is we pause and account for where we stand in life. Do we need to make changes for the better, are we comfortable where we find ourselves in life, and is there something undone which still must be done. A New Year brings the accounting of our journey in life and forces us at least once a year think about where we are on the journey. A New Year asks those questions we avoid, are we healthy?, are we happy?, what changes do we need to make to improve our state in life? As the New Year begins not only take the time to answer those questions, but come up with a sustainable plan to take action on those questions, for AT A DROP: A NEW YEAR BEGINS!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Ball Life's Journey New Year https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/12/at-a-drop-a-new-year-begins Sat, 31 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT
Shadow's Edge: Year's End https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/12/shadows-edge-years-end Shadow StairsShadow Stairs

Above is an image of shadows across a set of stairs. It is shadows that define and give definition to objects and things. As we approach the end of another year, we find ourselves at the shadows edge of 2016. It is now at this point we begin to look back at this year before it ends and the new year begins. Our year is defined by light and shadows. The light are those events where we were illuminated and gain our zest for living, for life was good during those times. The shadows were those events when a darkness came over us and overshadowed our existence. The shadows may not have been all bad, but they were those darker moments we had to face. The year is a mixture of light and shadows. It is the shadows that give us definition and define us. If we can work thru those times, we will be a stronger person and learn those lessons that only the shadows can teach. Before this year ends, take a moment and ask what you have learned about life's journey. It is a climb up a staircase defined by shadows that stretch across it. It is the Shadow's Edge: The End of the Year!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) End of the Year Life's Journey Light Shadows https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/12/shadows-edge-years-end Wed, 28 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT
The Christmas Story Is For Now https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/12/the-christmas-story-is-for-now Christmas SceneChristmas Scene

If one looks at the two versions of the Christmas Story as presented by Matthew and Luke, they reflect what we deal with and experience today in Life. Matthew's version shows us the darker side of our existence. Mary is an unwed mother and according to the laws of her time should have been stoned to death. Joseph is torn by this situation and only divine guidance gives him direction to do what is just. The family is hunted by King Herod who is motivated only by power and greed and it all leads to a massacre of young children, much like the genocide of today's tyrants and rulers.  The family ends up as refugees on the run and end up in Egypt. Luke's version shows us the good in this world for what we celebrate is the joy, the simplicity,  and the silence at the birth of a baby. The scene is peaceful and calm and for the moment all the chaos surrounding this event suspends itself for a moment of peace. The Christmas Story reflects what all generations have faced and encountered even still today: the good and bad in life. "THE CHRISTMAS STORY IS FOR NOW!             

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Christmas Christmas Story Peace https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/12/the-christmas-story-is-for-now Sat, 24 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT
The Holiday Blur https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/12/the-holiday-blur Christmas BulbChristmas Bulb

Ah, the Holidays are almost most here and it seems like they just started yesterday. Its the Holiday Blur! The Holidays seem to come so quickly and before you know it, they are over. Between the parties, the shopping, getting ready, and all the festivals time just flies by and then its all over. In order to avoid this Blur it is important to stop and reflect at this time on what you do have, the people we still have with us, for some are gone this year, and rejoice in the many blessings you have this year! It does not mean life was easy and without its hardships, but things may not be as bad as we think. Its what the Holidays celebrate, there is  joy and if we think about it, the world is a better place with us in it. Avoid THE HOLIDAY BLUR!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Holiday Joy The Holidays https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/12/the-holiday-blur Wed, 21 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT
Maintaining The Power Grid https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/12/maintaining-the-power-grid Power GridPower Grid

Above is an image of a Power Grid that powers the buildings of a city. All the components must remain connected or the power is lost. We have 3 main Power Grids that control our lives, they are the components of: Physical, Mental, and Spiritual. They must all stay connected if we are to function properly in life. As the busy Holiday Season pushes closer to the deadline, we can become stress, anxious, and irritable, and it is important that we maintain the Power Grids in our lives and not become disconnected. Be sure to take time for yourself and maintain your physical, mental, and spiritual health. "MAINTAIN THE POWER GRID!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Holiday Season Mental Health Physical Health Power Grid Spiritual Health https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/12/maintaining-the-power-grid Sat, 17 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT
5 Ways To Avoid Extinction https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/12/5-ways-to-avoid-extinction RhinoRhino

Above is an image of a Rhino, who is an animal that faces Extinction in our world. There has been 5 major extinctions in the Earth's history due to various reasons. Our Planet now faces a 6th Extinction where three quarters of all animal species will vanish forever. This Extinction is totally on us Humans and we can stop it if we do 5 things NOW:

1)Stop polluting our land and waterways. We are warming up the Earth with pollution and our Environment is dying because of it.

2)Protect our wilderness and oceans by not over developing the land and sea around us.

3) End the illegal slaughter of wildlife for profit and let the animals live!

4)Slow down the growth of Human Expansion by limiting the population taking over the World's Wild Places.

5)Reconnect with Nature and see how we should be living in Harmony with our environment and the creatures that share it with us.

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Extinction Global Warming Harmony Pollution https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/12/5-ways-to-avoid-extinction Wed, 14 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT
So They Go: So We Go https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/12/so-they-go-so-we-go GiraffeGiraffe

Above is an image of a Giraffe. Giraffes have now been placed on the "Vulnerable List" of wildlife species. They are slowly disappearing from this Earth. Their population has dropped over 40% since last counted. We are the cause of this decline: habitat loss (over development), civil unrest (power), and illegal hunting (greed). Giraffes are a warning sign that our Earth faces mass extinction of animals not seen since the Ice Age. We must act now to stop this desecration of the Earth. Steps must be taken to stop the pollution, preserve our wilderness, and stop the slaughter of plants and animals for nothing more than pure profit. If we lose the Giraffe, the Elephant, The Lion, The Tiger, and The Bear. "SO THEY GO: SO WE GO!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Earth Extinction Giraffe Vulnerable List Wildlife https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/12/so-they-go-so-we-go Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT
The Path Forward https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/12/the-path-forward PathPath

Above is an image of a Hiking Path in Yosemite National Park. We had just finished at Mirror Lake and some Hikers told us this Path back was not a hard hike at all. Well, we started to hike this path back, meeting another couple along the way and it seemed this Path was never going to end. All of us kept walking the Path Forward. We thought about turning around, but that did not seem like a good solution. We kept going the Path Forward until we finally reached the end. The Hiking Path was more challenging then all of us expected. We all face the Path Forward in life and we all look back thinking of turning around and going back the way we came. However, the right path is the Path Forward. No matter how difficult or easy the path may get, we must move forward. The Path Forward may be uncertain, it may be difficult, or it may get easier, but the right path to be on is "THE PATH FORWARD!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Hike Path The Path Forward Yosemite Yosemite National Park https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/12/the-path-forward Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT
Wisdom Is The Sum Total Of You https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/12/wisdom-is-the-sum-total-of-you OwlOwl

Above is an image of an Owl, which has been a symbol of Wisdom. Wisdom is just not isolated to people high up on a mountain top, but we all have Wisdom. Wisdom is not just an accumulation of knowledge or memorization of facts from the internet or it is not how smart a person seems. Wisdom is what you have learned, experienced, and accomplished throughout your life. All those things are then internalized and contemplated by us over and over again in time and we end up with our Wisdom. Never stop learning, never stop living and take time to process your Life and you will grow in Wisdom. "WISDOM IS THE SUM TOTAL OF YOU!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Contemplation Experience Learning Living Owl Wisdom https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/12/wisdom-is-the-sum-total-of-you Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT
The Unexpected https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/11/the-unexpected SunriseSunrise

Above is an image of a Sunrise on Estero Bay on the west coast of Florida. The west coast of Florida is known for its Sunsets not its Sunrises. The beauty of the Sunrise was Unexpected. The Unexpected in Life can occur anywhere and at any time. The Unexpected could be an addition to the family, a raise at work, an inheritance that you did not see coming, or meeting an old friend. Also, The Unexpected could be a layoff from your job, an unforeseen illness, a divorce not seen coming, or a sudden passing of a loved one. The Unexpected can be good or bad. Life is full of surprises that throw us off our path in Life. Never take Life for granted for you never know when you will encounter: THE UNEXPECTED!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Estero Bay Life Sunrise Sunset The Unexpected https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/11/the-unexpected Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT
Its That Time Of Year! https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/11/its-that-time-of-year Christmas TreeChristmas Tree

Yes! it is that time of Year, the Holiday Season, where businesses what you to spend $$$$$$$. The stores started about a month ago to decorate for this time of year, but now it begins in earnest. The Holidays can be a stressful time with gift buying, family reunions, celebrations, memories we all have for this time of year. Yet, what we are celebrating were peaceful and joyful events in history. How did we get so off track on all of this? The answers are many, however, we must get back on track thru this season. Buy what you must, Do what you must, but never lose sight of why we do all of this in the first place!!! "ITS THAT TIME OF YEAR!" 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Christmas Hanukkah Holiday Season https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/11/its-that-time-of-year Sat, 26 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT
Thanksgiving = Reunion https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/11/thanksgiving-reunion Mesick FamilyMesick Family

Tomorrow in the United States we celebrate Thanksgiving Day. A day when the Pilgrims and Native Indians celebrated a meal together to give thanks. Thanksgiving is about Reunion. Since that day, every Thanksgiving Day families gather together for better or for worst and give thanks. It is not so much about the food, as it is about each other. Thanksgiving equals Reunion. It is thru the process of Reunion, when we all can come together and appreciate the value of each other. THANKSGIVING = REUNION!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Family Reunion Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Day https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/11/thanksgiving-reunion Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT
To Nap Or Not To Nap? https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/11/to-nap-or-not-to-nap Napping Kola BearNapping Kola Bear

Above is an image of a Koala taking a nap. Animals take naps all the time. It is we humans who have to ask: To Nap Or Not To Nap? We are divided on the issue with some people being nappers and others who are not. The supporters say a nap makes one more alert, while the distractors say it interferes with night sleep. Many famous people have been nappers. It comes down to, I guess, to each person, if a nap helps, take it, if it interferes with your sleep, don't take it. Only you can answer the question: "TO NAP OR NOT TO NAP?"

 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Koala Nap Nappers https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/11/to-nap-or-not-to-nap Sat, 19 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT
A Fish Out Of The Water https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/11/a-fish-out-of-the-water Fish On IceFish On Ice

A Fish lives in its own little world. The only world the Fish knows is the one it swims in during its life. The Fish is unaware of the larger world in which it finds itself. If you take the Fish out of its watery world, it will soon die. Like a fish we too can get stuck in our own little world and be unaware of the larger world around us. All too often, we become set in our ways, not seeing any other world but the one WE live in. We know that if a Fish is out of its watery world it will soon die. The same may be said of us, but there are ways to prevent it. Educate ourselves about how other people live, study a little history to see how the world was shaped and changed, and when you travel, go to the local hangouts, not just the turorist sections. If you expand your world, you will not die inside yourself or to others. Nobody wants to be "A FISH OUT OF THE WATER!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Education Fish History Travel Watery World https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/11/a-fish-out-of-the-water Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT
Life Does Not Look Back! https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/11/life-does-not-look-back Old HouseOld House

Above is an image of an old historical building in Concord Massachusetts. At one time it was a splendid building, but now it is old and time has passed it by. Recently, there has been alot of talk about making things great again and while this is a great thought, life does not work this way. There is always the wish, the desire to return to the glorious past, but the truth is the past is the past. Life does not look back, but it keeps moving forward. In retrospect the past always had its issues which are often long forgotten about. Remember your childhood and the great memories growing up? We always looked to future ahead of us as a child and could not wait to get there. If you are to achieve balance and the right perspective in life, you must remember the past, live in the present, and plan for the future, for "LIFE DOES NOT LOOK BACK!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Concord Future Life Past Present https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/11/life-does-not-look-back Sat, 12 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT
I Voted! https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/11/i-voted Snoopy DolphinSnoopy Dolphin

Yesterday was Election Day in the United States. Did You Vote! Voting is one of our rights in the United States and unlike some other countries we have the right to vote. You may have not liked the choices for President, you may not like the person who won, you may think your vote did not count or amount to much, or you may have thought the person voting next to you would cancel your vote out, but you got to Vote! You had the freedom to express what you thought was right. You had a chance to let your Voice be heard. You had a chance to do something a lot of people cannot do. You had the chance to say: I VOTED!!!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Election Day Freedom President Snoopy Vote Voting https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/11/i-voted Wed, 09 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT
Build A Strong Foundation https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/11/build-a-strong-foundation Dolphin PracticeDolphin Practice

Above is an image of the Miami Dolphins practicing for an upcoming game. One thing all professionals do is build a Foundation. They practice...practice...practice. Whether its sports, dance, acting, no matter what their profession, they build a solid Foundation in whatever they want to excel at. If you want to get good at anything you do, build a Strong Foundation. Practice....Practice...Practice. Only then achieving your goals will be second nature. "BUILD A STRONG FOUNDATION."

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Foundation Miami Dolphins Practice https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/11/build-a-strong-foundation Sat, 05 Nov 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Part Of A Crowd https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/11/part-of-a-crowd CrowdCrowd

Above is an image of a crowd in front of the original Starbucks in Seattle Washington. We have all been part of a crowd at one point or another. The faceless, nameless, non descript crowd walking and milling around. You might be downtown, at a theme park, a conference, or a sporting event, but you are part of a crowd. I don't know how often we think about it but everyone in the crowd has a name, has a story, has more to them than just that nameless face in a crowd. Too often we think of people as part of a crowd. What we need to do is think of them as having a name and a life story behind them. We need to see people as people, not just ​"PART OF A CROWD!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Crowd Life Story People Star Buck https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/11/part-of-a-crowd Wed, 02 Nov 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Music Is A Mood Setter https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/10/music-is-a-mood-setter Guitar ColumnGuitar Column

Above is an image of the Guitar Column from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Seattle. Music has the power to set our moods. If we are down it can pick us up or if we are over excited it can calm us down. It can bring back memories of good times and bad times. Look at a wedding where every couple has their special song. Music can bring us all together in a concert. Music even sets the mood in the Movies we watch. Music can help us get thru life in good times and in bad times. Never ignore the power of music and use it as a tool to help you cope with all you encounter in life, for "​MUSIC IS A MOOD SETTER!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Life Mood Music Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/10/music-is-a-mood-setter Sat, 29 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Better Health: Move Like Water https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/10/better-health-move-like-water FountainFountain

Above is an image of one of the many Fountains at Epcot Disney World. It is said in ancient wisdom: "Moving Water Never Grows Stagnant." What it means for us is we have to keep moving throughout our lives from cradle to grave for better health. It is just not physical movement but also movement of mind and spirit.  Physically we should stay active even when we are old and cannot move that fast. Our minds need to stay active by constant learning and knowledge of the world around us and our spirit needs to be cultivated so we can be transformed and enlightened to our true selves. All three of these endeavors are life long journeys and we should try and practice all three each day. Never stop moving physically, never stop learning to keep the mind strong, and keep moving spiritually to your true self. "BETTER HEALTH: MOVE LIKE WATER!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Enlightened Epcot Fountain Health Water https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/10/better-health-move-like-water Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Find What Is Unique To Each Day https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/10/find-what-is-unique-to-each-day Deerfield SunriseDeerfield Sunrise

Most days we think are the same dull boring routine. We do the same thing day after day. We wake up, get ready for work, go to work, come home to get ready for the next day of work, and then go to bed. So We Think: Each Day Is Unique - yes even in our daily boring routine, each day is Unique. At the end of the day, think back and find what was unique about your day. It will probably be something simple, but that is ok. The true meaning of life is found in the simple things. ​"FIND WHAT IS UNIQUE TO EACH DAY!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Day Life Simple Unique https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/10/find-what-is-unique-to-each-day Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT
The Path of Over And Under https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/10/the-path-of-over-and-under Minature TrainMinature Train

Above is an image of a miniature train set where the trains can navigate an obstacle by either going under by a tunnel or going over by a bridge. So often we encounter obstacles in our life that we have to deal with that we take on "head on" as we see them. However, some are larger than we are and some are just stronger than we are. The best strategy  to handle unconquerable situations is either go under them or over them and by pass the whole situation. The next time you face something so overwhelming, don't face it head on, but in the words of ancient wisdom "choose the path of lest resistance, "THE PATH OF OVER AND UNDER!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Bridges Obstacles Path Resistance Train Tunnels Wisdom https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/10/the-path-of-over-and-under Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Dog Loyalty https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/10/dog-loyalty PuppyPuppy

There is nothing more loyal than a dog. Above is an image of our Puppy waiting for my wife to come home from work. Loyalty is an unwavering allegiance or duty to a person or a thing. We can be loyal to just about anything. However, loyalty is not as strong in this world as it used to be, but this is not necessary a bad thing. We tend to look at things with more discretion as to how it applies to truth, justice, and if it is true to what it says. This has come about because there seems to be so much deceit in the world today. What can you trust! What can you be Loyal to! It is hard to find something in this world that has not failed us or lived up to what it is suppose to be. However, like our puppy, there is something inside of us that wants loyalty. We spend much of our lives seeking that out. When you find it you hang on to it and never let it leave your side. It is the loyalty of our dogs and if it could only be so simple for us. What we seek is "DOG LOYALTY!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Dog Loyalty Puppy https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/10/dog-loyalty Sat, 15 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT
You Cannot Change A Statue's Arms https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/10/you-cannot-change-a-statues-arms StatueStatue

It is said that once a Stature's arms are carved they cannot be changed. If a Sculpture is still a plain block and has not been carved, the possibilities are endless. However, once the arms are carved the sculpture cannot be changed. It is too far into the process to be altered to any extent. We too can be like Sculptures, if we are a blank block, our possibilities are endless as we see in our young people. Once Life begins to carve us we may end up as a sculpture with arms. What carves us is our living out our life. The danger is once hurts, pain, and heartbreak takes a turn carving us we may be so damage that we cannot change. It is sad but we do see this situation in life played out again and again. We must not allow those negative experiences to hurt us so deeply that we cannot change and overcome those bad experiences. You cannot allow the hurt, pain, and heartbreak to carve and shape you into someone you don't want to be, "YOU CANNOT CHANGE A STATUE'S ARMS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Arms Carve Life Sculpture Stature https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/10/you-cannot-change-a-statues-arms Wed, 12 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT
After The Storm https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/10/after-the-storm BeachBeach

As we await the arrival of Hurricane Matthew here in Florida there is always an after the Storm where there always seems to be a peace, a sense of calm about everything. It is like Nature let lose its fury and now there is an exact opposite of scenarios. This is an image of the beach after a west coast Florida Hurricane. After a day of wind, rain, and rising tides we were left with this scene. It was the calm after the storm. Life can be the same way for us. There are storming periods we have to go thru and then there are the calming moments, that give us a sense of peace. It is life, it is part of our world. There is always an ​"AFTER THE STORM."

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) After the Storm Florida Hurricane Matthew Peace Storm https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/10/after-the-storm Sat, 08 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Hurricane Warning https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/10/hurricane-warning PierPier

Hurricane Matthew is bearing down on the Southeast Coast and Hurricane Warnings are up! Time to shutter up and prepare supplies. What is important to outlast the storm is preparation. Be prepared as you possibly can and hope for the best. What is always bad is the way people panic before the storm. Storm preparation can teach us a lot about life. The way to survive the storm is the same way to survive life.

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Hurricane Life Preparation Storm https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/10/hurricane-warning Wed, 05 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Hiding Behind The Curtain https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/10/hiding-behind-the-curtain Curtain CatCurtain Cat

My cats have always love to hide and conceal themselves behind things. Here is one of them hiding behind a curtain. We too love to hide and conceal ourselves behind our curtains. The curtains we put up afford us the privacy we seek and it is our right to do so. However, there are times when we need to share, vent, or disclose parts of ourselves that may be hurting or we need guidance in a decision, or just in need of expression. If we feel too comfortable behind the curtain, we may not want to reveal ourselves to others and that can be detrimental to our overall being. We all need our curtains of privacy, but we also need to show ourselves to others too. Don't be the cat ​"HIDING BEHIND THE CURTAIN!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Cat Curtain Hiding Privacy https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/10/hiding-behind-the-curtain Sat, 01 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT
The Temple Steps https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/9/the-temple-steps Temple StepsTemple Steps

Throughout spiritual literature of all religions, there is always mention of The Temple Steps. The analogy goes like this, there are all the "holy" people going about their holy duties, but there is someone sweeping the steps with a broom and they are the holiest person by their reverence and devotion to the simple task. It is the Steps that all visitors use to gain entrance into the Temple regardless if they are sinners or saints. The steps which are simple is the path all must take to enter the Temple. We tend to overlook the lowly doing their simple tasks, but the simplest task done with reverence and devotion leads us all whether sinner or saint into our Temple of who we are. It begins at ​"THE TEMPLE STEPS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Devotion Reverence Simple Steps Temple Temple Steps https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/9/the-temple-steps Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Autumn Harvest https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/9/autumn-harvest Fall LeavesFall Leaves

Autumn used to be in olden times: a time of harvest. A time when food was gathered and stored in preparation for the long winter. It was a time when all things were gathered together and life began to slow down. However, in our modern world we lost that sense of "Autumn Harvest" where a community would come together, gathering all things with one goal in mind. It always benefits us if we can gather together as one community, in spite of our differences. Maybe its time for us to plants seeds of peace and gather as one community again. Maybe its time for the ​"AUTUMN HARVEST!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Autumn Autumn Harvest Community Peace https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/9/autumn-harvest Sat, 24 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Tomorrow Fall Begins https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/9/tomorrow-fall-begins Fall LeavesFall Leaves

Above is an image of leaves changing color for Fall. Tomorrow Fall begins. The days will be shorter, the weather will be a little cooler, and the summer will be gone. WAIT! All those things are happening right now. The Seasons do not change overnight, for there is a gradual change and sometimes there is a set back to all that change. Nature for the most part changes gradual and that means, we change gradual too. We must be patient with ourselves and others when change is required. It will come gradually. ​"TOMORROW FALL BEGINS!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Change Change of Seasons Fall Leaves Seasons https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/9/tomorrow-fall-begins Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT
When We Are All Alone https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/9/when-we-are-all-alone Lonely BeachLonely Beach

Sometimes we may find ourselves all alone and for the most part we do not like that feeling. Even in a crowd of people, we may still feel alone. We may be alone by what we believe, our lifestyle does not coincide with the group at the moment, or just a difference of age, culture, or social status may leave us feeling alone. We have all been there at one moment in our lives. In order to lose the feeling of being alone, we must accept who we are and transform our aloneness into a sense of solitude. Solitude is a positive feeling ​'WHEN WE ARE ALL ALONE!'

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Alone Beach Feelings Solitude https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/9/when-we-are-all-alone Sat, 17 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT
The Right Kind Of Shoes https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/9/the-right-kind-of-shoes SandalSandal

Above is an image of a pair of Sandals. You can tell a lot by looking at a pair of shoes. Sandals evoke an image of casual, hotter weather. Dress shoes evoke an image of a more formal occasion. There are Shoes just for special occasions such as wedding shoes, sports shoes, and hiking shoes. Shoes can tell us what a person is doing, but they cannot tell us that much about who the person is wearing the shoes. It is up to our judgement to tell if the person is wearing ​"THE RIGHT KIND OF SHOES!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Footwear Person Sandals Shoes https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/9/the-right-kind-of-shoes Wed, 14 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Why Didn't I Think Of That! https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/9/why-didnt-i-think-of-that Cup HolderCup Holder

Above is an image of a pretty cool tropical cup holder. Have you ever seen something so simple and wondered, "Why I Didn't Think of That." It happens all the time, some of the silliest ideas just blossom into a mega hit with people. When we see these things, we should explore our creativity and dream our dreams. All of us can be capable of great things in life. Sometimes even the most simple and silliest idea can lead us to great things. So dig deep into your creativity and ask "WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Creativity Idea Thinking https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/9/why-didnt-i-think-of-that Sat, 10 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Come Out From The Fort https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/9/come-out-from-the-fort FortFort

Above is an image of the oldest Fort in St. Augustine Fl. The Fort was built for protection and safety of the people. We build our own personal Forts for the same reason: protection and safety. We feel safe behind the walls of our Forts. The problem arises that our Forts are needed from time to time, but for some of us, we never leave our Forts and shut ourselves off from others. None of us want to get hurt and hiding behind the walls of our Forts we feel safe and protected. However, sooner or later we must come out from behind the walls or we end up hurting ourselves. Don't let your Fort keep you from living, "COME OUT FROM THE FORT!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Forts Protection Safety St Augustine Walls https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/9/come-out-from-the-fort Wed, 07 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Widespread Havoc In Nature https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/9/widespread-havoc-in-nature Desolate GardenDesolate Garden

There are many things in Nature that can cause widespread havoc. Storms and fire as we have seen recently can cause widespread destruction and havoc when they occur. However, we human beings are probably the cause of more havoc than all the natural disasters. It is our interference where we offset the balance of nature that is so destructive. We build where we should not, we take things out of balance without realizing it and add harm to the environment and wonder why the world is so out of sync. We are in so many ways our own worst enemy. We may not be able to change the world wide stage, but we can change in our own small way. Just be conscience of what we do in our own small world and be aware of the balance of nature in our own backyard. We can end the ​"WIDESPREAD HAVOC IN NATURE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Balance of Nature Fire Havoc Nature Storms https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/9/widespread-havoc-in-nature Sat, 03 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Our Love of Amusement https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/8/our-love-of-amusement Theme Park RideTheme Park Ride

Above is an image of a water ride at Universal Park in Orlando. We love to be amused and we love Amusement Parks. Amusement can be a distraction in our life if we over do it. If we get caught up in always having to be amused, we may lose sight of things in life. We do need amusement to take breaks in life from the mundane existence which life can become for us if we do not balance all things in life. The key is moderation in everything we do and we will keep our balance and focus in our life. We need our "OUR LOVE OF AMUSEMENT!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Amusement Park Balance Moderation Universal Park https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/8/our-love-of-amusement Wed, 31 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT
It Storms On All https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/8/it-storms-on-all Stormy SeaStormy Sea

Above is an image of a Tropical Storm moving in on the beach in Florida. Here in Florida we are dodging a Tropical Storm. There seems to be bad weather everywhere: earthquakes, fires, and flooding. Weather is a random act of nature. It does not choose good or bad, it does not choose the rich or the poor. Weather does not discriminate but pours rain or sunshine on everyone. Weather is a sign that we are all together in this world. We are not as separated as we think. We are all under the same umbrella in a storm. ​"IT STORMS ON ALL!"

 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Earthquake Fire Flood Storm Tropical Storm Weather https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/8/it-storms-on-all Sat, 27 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT
A View From Above https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/8/a-view-from-above Above SeattleAbove Seattle

Above is a view of the City of Seattle from the Space Needle. A View from Above always gives you a great perspective of what lies in front of you. Armies throughout history have always cherished the high ground in order to have an advantage over the enemy. For us, if we can get above a situation and get a view from above the whole situation, we will have the advantage over whatever it is we face. If you face a difficult situation, close your eyes, imagine yourself above the whole picture, and then make your action plan to resolve it. You will always see things in a different view, if you take "​A VIEW FROM ABOVE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Seattle Space Needle View From Above https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/8/a-view-from-above Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Living Liberation https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/8/living-liberation Sunrise PelicansSunrise Pelicans

Above is an image of Pelicans flying across a sunrise bay and what can be said of Living Liberation. We all desire a sense of Liberation for ourselves. We would like to be Liberated from our fears, our shortcomings, our failures, our wants and desires. It seems as soon as we eliminate one, we find ourselves trapped by another. We desire, but as soon as we attain that desire, we find ourselves wanting more. It seems we are in a never ending cycle . True Liberation is not so much Freedom as it is POSSESSIVELESSNESS. So much of our captivity is caused by us wanting more of what it is we want. Only when we stop wanting, stop desiring, stop ourselves from possessiveness will we be Liberated and ​"LIVING LIBERATION!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Liberation Pelicans Possessive Sunrise https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/8/living-liberation Sat, 20 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Above The Fog https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/8/above-the-fog Fog MountainFog Mountain

Above is an image of Fog in a Mountain Valley. The image was taken above the Fog. There are times in our life where we have to get above the Fog. We may be in the Fog with fear, indecision, doubt, or complicacy. In these times we must get above the Fog to make sound, concrete decisions about our lives. There are people who will live their lives in a Fog. To get above the Fog make plans, have goals, and try to act on them every day. If you do this you will remain "ABOVE THE FOG!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Fog Great Smokey Mountains Mountain North Carolina https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/8/above-the-fog Wed, 17 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT
The End Begins At The Beginning https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/8/the-end-begins-at-the-beginning Sunset ReedSunset Reed

Above is an image of a Sunset during Summer. Right now Summer is beginning to end. Even though it has not ended, the signs are subtle, the days are a little shorter, activities of the Fall are beginning, and we have a sense that Summer will not last much longer. However, it is still hot, it is still Summer, and the season will not change for another month. Change can come slowly and subtly to the point we always do not see it. Look to the little slight nuances in life to see change slowly coming and not be taken by surprise when life changes. ​"THE END BEGINS AT THE BEGINNING!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Beginning End Reed Seagrass Summer Sunset https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/8/the-end-begins-at-the-beginning Sat, 13 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Levels Of Winning https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/8/levels-of-winning Red Sox WinRed Sox Win

Above is an image of a sign at Fenway Park celebrating a Red Sox Win. We love to win pure and simple. We see it in the Olympian Athletes. We see all who would want to win gold. However, does winning mean the whole event or are there Levels of Winning. Some Olympic Athletes have won just by being in the games, for others just getting any metal is a win, then there are those who a win is only a gold metal and nothing short of a defeat. We must set our own Levels of Winning. Is just being in the game a win or is it all or nothing? We should always train hard and do our very best, but what Level we set will determine a win or a loss. Setting a Level may mean you win even when you lose, but we need "​LEVELS OF WINNING!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Lose Metals Olympics Red Sox Win https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/8/levels-of-winning Wed, 10 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Fashion Statement https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/8/fashion-statement HatsHats

Above is an image of Hats in a store window. Hats can make a Fashion Statement and tell you alot about a person. It is funny but fashion is one facet of life that can be circular. The Fashion Trend seems to go around and around. I heard just the other day, fashion designers are bringing the 90's look back. I don't think I have anything from the 90's in my closet and even do not remember what fashion was in the 90's, but we will soon see it in stores. We like to think of life as linear, always moving forward in a straight line, but life really is circular, things just come around again and again. So choose the right Hat to wear to define yourself and make a "FASHION STATEMENT."

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Fashion Fashion Statement Hat Hats Store Window https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/8/fashion-statement Sat, 06 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Do You Know A Vine? https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/8/do-you-know-a-vine VineVine

Vines are everywhere and grow very quickly, climbing up walls, fences, and other trees. In short they take over everything and suffocate  everything in the process. Do you know a Vine?  People who are vines take over everything. They dominate the landscape and have their hands into everything. People who are vines can suffocate those around them. The best way to control vines is to get to their roots and one must be persistent in the process. When it comes to people one must get to the roots of why they are a Vine and be persistent when dealing with their issues. "DO YOU KNOW A VINE?

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Persistent Roots Vines https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/8/do-you-know-a-vine Wed, 03 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT
No One Likes Being Last https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/7/no-one-likes-being-last FlockFlock

Above is an image of a pair of Geese with their offspring in Boston at the Commons. One little one is the Last one out of the water. We hate to be the Last One. It started in school when we would dread being the last one picked and it continues even now that we are older. The only thing we can do about this fickle situation in life is to embrace it and wait for a more favorable outcome the next time. There are some things in life we have very little control over and accepting it with resolve for the next time is the best we can do. "NO ONE LIKES BEING LAST!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Being Last Boston Boston Commoms Geese https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/7/no-one-likes-being-last Sat, 30 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Live Slowly - Live Long https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/7/live-slowly---live-long TortoiseTortoise

Above is an image of a tortoise slowly making its way across a rock. Tortoises and Turtles are a symbol of slowness and longevity. Some Tortoises live 100 years. We do not adhere to a Tortoise's lifestyle, we rush from place to place and live a high stress lifestyle. If we could learn to live slower - slow our lives down we would maybe live longer. Start by not having to rush place to place, plan your life ahead and do not wait until the last minute to do things. If we slow our lives down in little ways, it will benefit us in big ways - LIVE SLOW - LIVE LONG!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Life Long Life Slow Tortoise Turtle https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/7/live-slowly---live-long Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT
All Things Lead To The Center https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/7/all-things-lead-to-the-center

Above is an image from a Zen Garden where the path leads to the center. In all we do we should try and attain the center. If we attain the center, we will have control of whatever it is. On the interpersonal level, if we attain the center of our minds we will have better control of ourselves. It is when we are not centered that we wander off our path and lose control of ourselves. All one has to do is close ones eyes, sit still, focus on ones breathing, and one will find the center of ourselves, for "ALL THINGS LEAD TO THE CENTER!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Breath Center Mind Sit Still Zen Zen Garden https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/7/all-things-lead-to-the-center Sat, 23 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Sailing With The Wind https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/7/sailing-with-the-wind SailingSailingSailing

Above is an image of Sailboats on the St. James River in Boston. Sailing is one activity that is dependent on the power of the wind. The wind blows into the sails and the boat is powered forward in the water. If there is no wind then the boat goes nowhere. The whole process is dependent on the whims of Nature and the wind. Our lives are very much like sailing. We are dependent on the whims of Nature to blow our life forward on our journey, much like a sailboat depends on the wind. If we are powered by the good fortunes of Nature our life will be a good journey. If there is no wind so to speak we go nowhere. Our decisions in life should be based on the conditions we encounter. If the wind is good, then we will move forward. If there is no wind, then we will not go anywhere. Always "SAIL WITH THE WIND!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Boston Sail Boats Sailing St James River Wind https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/7/sailing-with-the-wind Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT
The Duel Within Us https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/7/the-duel-within-us Baseball DuelBaseball DuelBaseball Duel

Above is an image of a classic sports Duel: the power hitter - David Ortez of the Boston Red Sox's vs the pitcher James Shields of the Chicago White Sox's. In the the Duel sometimes the hetter wins, other times the pitcher wins. We love Duels whether in sports, the movies, or in literture. The conflict attracts our attention and brings out our survival instincts. The Duel is a reflection of the Duel within ourselves. There is a Duel between the good me and the bad me. Sometimes the good me wins, sometimes the bad me wins. We all fight the "DUEL WITHIN US!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Boston Red Sox's Chicago White Sox's David Ortiz Duel James Shields https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/7/the-duel-within-us Sat, 16 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT
A Lighthouse To Guide Us https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/7/a-lighthouse-to-guide-us Beavertail LghthouseBeavertail LghthouseBeavertail Lghthouse

Above is an image of the Beavertail Lighthouse in Rhode Island, looking up at it from the rocky shoreline. We so often think of Lighthouses as landmarks and attractions. Lighthouses back when they were built served a purpose, of guiding ships thru the dark storming times, avoiding the rocks which would run them aground. Today, with all the navigation equipment, the purpose of a Lighthouse has been diminished. However, we need lighthouses in our lives, those people or things that guide us thru the dark and stormy of life. Your lighthouse could be a person you look up to or an institution where you find solace. We still need the light to bring us ashore from the dark stormy night: A LIGHTHOUSE TO GUIDE US!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Beavertail Lighthouse Lighthouse Rhode Island Rocky Shoreline https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/7/a-lighthouse-to-guide-us Wed, 13 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Rowing In Unison https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/7/rowing-in-unison Rowing CrewRowing CrewRowing Crew

Above is an image of a Rowing Crew. If they row in unison, they will increase their time and speed. If they do not, then they will be slower and have to work harder. As they row in unison, the factors that separate them as individuals disappear as they strive for a common goal. As we witiness all the tragedies in the news lately, we need to begin to Row in Unison for a common goal: PEACE. Peace can only be acheived when we row in unison and put our individual differences aside. We need to realize we are all really on the boat rowing to the same destination. Today, hear the call of Coxswain calling to the crew to row for peace, for we are only going to get there, ROWING IN UNISON!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Coxswain Crew Peace Row Boat Rowing Skull https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/7/rowing-in-unison Sat, 09 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT
The Winning Run https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/7/the-winning-run Baseball ScroreBaseball ScroreBaseball Scrore

Above is an image of the Winning Run being scored in a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox's and the Chicago White Sox's at Fenway Park. The Red Sox's won the game in 10 innings. The Winning Run is one of those decisive moments in life when things are settled once and for all. It is the moment one side wins and the other side loses. We celebrate the Winning Run if it is in our favor and we feel disappointment when we are on the other side of the Winning Run. In life we must accept the fact we win and we lose, we rejoice in the times when we win and we must learn from times we lose. Life will eventually lead us to that decisive moment when the Winning Run will be scored for us or against us. We can only hope it is for us and not against us. We either rejoice or we feel disappointment in the WINNING RUN!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Boston Red Sox's Chicago White Sox's Fenway Park Winning Run https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/7/the-winning-run Wed, 06 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Freedom Isn't Free https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/7/freedom-isnt-free

This weekend is the 4th of July in the United States, where we celebrate our independence as a country. Above is the tombstone for the victims of the "Boston Massacure" where in 1770 five people were killed in route to that freedom. Since then, right up to this very day, there are still those who die for the sake of freedom for our country. Freedom Isn't Free. Freedom is what all living things strive for, from plants to animals to humans. It is inate in all living things. As we celebrate our 4th of July here in the United States, let us cherish the gift of freedom, a gift cherished by all living things, for FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) 4th of July Boston Massacure Freedom Independece Day https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/7/freedom-isnt-free Sat, 02 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Blog Break https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/6/blog-break Koala BearKoala Bear

The Blog is taking a Siesta until July 2nd, 2016. It shall return all rested up!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Blog Break Rest Siesta https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/6/blog-break Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Wild Means Wild https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/6/wild-means-wild TigerTigerTiger

Above is an image of a Malayan Tiger at the Palm Beach Zoo. It was a Malayan Tiger at this zoo that killed a zookeeper. There have been other recent encounters with wild animals. A boy fell into a Gorilla zoo exhibit and the Gorilla was shot and killed. An alligator grabbed a two year old boy at Disney World killing him. It seems that we have become very complacent around Wild Animals. WILD MEANS WILD and we have to respect the instincts and power of Wild Animals. They are not just here for entertainment and amusement, but they are living things with feelings, personalities, and instincts for survival. We need our zoos to preserve our wildlife as we encroach on their homes, poach them for profit, and allow their habitats to be destroyed by our careless handling of our environment. The Wild must be respected by us for we are still a part of it and as it goes, so do we go. When we encounter a wild animal: 'WILD MEANS WILD'.

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Palm Beach Zoo Tiger Wild Wild Animal https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/6/wild-means-wild Sat, 18 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT
The Wall Of Hate https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/6/the-wall-of-hate HateHateHate

We have seen so many times and most recently in Orlando Florida someone tries to solve their problems with people at "The Wall Of Hate". They do not understand them, they disagree with them, they get angry, then they get violent. Hate has never fixed a problem or solved an issue. Hate may make a good story or a Hollywood movie, but it is never a solution. Hate leads to anger, violence, and war, making our world miserable. Do not go to the Wall of Hate with your problems, but rather discover forgiveness and compassion and break down "THE WALL OF HATE".

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Compassion Forgiveness Hate Violence War https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/6/the-wall-of-hate Wed, 15 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Tis The Season https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/6/tis-the-season Wedding DressWedding DressWedding Dress

"Tis The Season" is an expression we hear around the Christmas and New Year Holidays. However, there are traditions in every season of the year. Above is an image of a Wedding Dress in a store window. June is the traditional month for Weddings. The tradition for June Weddings dates back to Roman Times, when they celebrated the Festival of the roman god Juno and his wife Jupiter, who just happened to be the goddess of marriage and childbirth. As time went forward June was the month when Flowers became more available for the brides to be. Sometimes we may not realize why we do what we do when we do it, but we know it is "TIS THE SEASON!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Brides June June Weddings Weddings https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/6/tis-the-season Sat, 11 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Storms! Storms! Storms! https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/6/storms-storms-storms Stormy BeachStormy BeachStormy Beach

Above is an image of a Storm coming in. If you see the news lately, there seems to Storms everywhere. There are tornados, tropical storms, rain and flooding everywhere, and even earthquakes. Nature has never achieved a balance by being static, but Nature achieves a balance thru extremes. This does not always make Life easy, but at times Life can be very difficult. When encountering Storms in Life, the best advice is the words of Vivian Greene who tells us how to get thru the Storms. Vivian Greene says:

"Life isn't about waiting for the Storm to Pass.........

It's about learning to Dance in the Rain."

                   -Vivian Greene-

 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Life Nature Storms Vivian Greene https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/6/storms-storms-storms Wed, 08 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Summertime Is Here! https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/6/summertime-is-here Sunset BeachSunset BeachSunset Beach

As We begin the month of June, we begin Summertime. The days grow longer, the weather gets hotter, kids are out of school, and our outdoor activies increase. The Summer months all seem to hold many memories for us as we get older as we remember the family vacations. Summertime is one part of the four seasons of Nature. Spring brings forth life and new beginnings, Summer allows life to thrive and grow before it begins to slow down again. As Summer begins let your life thrive and grow, SUMMERTIME IS HERE!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Beach Seasons Summer Summertime https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/6/summertime-is-here Sat, 04 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Invasive Species: Who Me? https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/6/invasive-species-who-me Monk ParrotMonk ParrotMonk Parrot

Above is an image of a Monk Parakeet at my birdfeeder. The Monk Parakeet is originally from Argentina, but has escaped from zoos and pet owners establishing itself in Florida as an Invasive Species. In fact Florida has all kinds of Invasive Species from birds, to snakes, to lizards, to crocodiles, to all kinds of insects. These animals find an area just like their home and they thrive. We may not think of ourselves as an Invasive Species, but we do follow in a similar pattern. In the United States the majority of our population at some point came from a different country. What we find is we all may be slightly different, but we share so many things in common no matter where we came from or what we call home. INVASIVE SPECIES: WHO ME?

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Birdfeeder Invasive Species Monk Parakeet Parakeet Parrots https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/6/invasive-species-who-me Wed, 01 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Honoring The Fallen https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/5/honoring-the-fallen ArlingtonArlingtonArlington

This Weekend in the United States we celebrate Memorial Day on Monday. This Memorial Day weekend also begins the unofficial start of summer. It is a weekend as we begin the freedom of the summer weather, we celebrate the memory of the Soldiers who gave their lives to protect that freedom. Wars have plagued human history since its beginning and every culture has tried to honour those who died trying to protect it. Above is an image from Arlington National Cemetery where in the United States we honor our soldiers. The Cemetery is a sea of white Tombstones of the lives lost to war. As we go about our weekend let us HONOR THE FALLEN!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Arlington National Cemetery Honour the Fallen Memorial Day Soldier Summer https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/5/honoring-the-fallen Sat, 28 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Nature Will Find A Way https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/5/nature-will-find-a-way Squirrel Pole-1Squirrel Pole-1Squirrel Pole-1

I read this great article on how to build a Squirrel-Proof Birdfeeder. One just hangs the Birdfeeder off a PCV Pole. The pole is too slippery for squirrels to climb and the flimsy nature of the PVC will further deter the squirrels from climbing it. Above is an image showing how well it worked! The Squirrel is happily enjoying the sunflower seeds. Nature Will Find A Way! In spite of all of our science and technology, nature seems to find a way to circumvent all we do and overcomes all our restrictions we place on it. We must learn to work with Nature and in conjunction with it otherwise "NATURE WILL FIND A WAY!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Birdfeeder Nature PVC Squirrel https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/5/nature-will-find-a-way Wed, 25 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Appreciate The Simplest Things https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/5/appreciate-the-simplest-things Frog-1Frog-1Frog-1

Above is an image of of a Frog on a Lily Pad. Things do not get much simplier than a Frog on a Lily Pad. The Lily Pad is appreciated by the Frog. It allows the Frog to get out of the water, it allows the Frog a platform to see predators coming to get back into the water, it allows the Frog to catch its food, and it allows the Frog a platform to call for a mate. The Frog appreciates the Simplest Thing in its life: The Lily Pad. We like the Frog are surrounded by some of the simplest things in our lives, but do we appreciate them or do we take them for granted? So often only we we lose them are they appreciated. If we lose electricity, if we lose hot water, if we lose our transportation, and please forbid it we lose our internet connection. These are some of the simplest things in our lives and we only appreciate them when they are gone. Let us start to appreciate the simplest things in life. When the light comes on be grateful, when taking a hot shower be grateful, when the car starts be grateful and when you get the connection to the internet be grateful. APPRECIATE THE SIMPLEST THINGS!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Appreciate Frog Lily Pad Simplest Things https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/5/appreciate-the-simplest-things Sat, 21 May 2016 11:54:06 GMT
Sticking The Landing https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/5/sticking-the-landing Wood Ibis-1Wood Ibis-1Wood Ibis-1

Above is an image of a Wood Stork about to "Stick A Landing" on a tree branch. The hardest thing about flying is not the flying, but the landing. We in our busy life do alot of flying around. We are moving from one place to another, going from one thing to another, we are on the go all the time, but how many times do we Stick The Landing. When do we begin to settle down in our lives. As we go about our busy day, let us think at some point in our day about calming down and relaxing. Let us think about "STICKING THE LANDING."

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Bird Flying Landing Wood Stork https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/5/sticking-the-landing Wed, 18 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Fond Memories https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/5/fond-memories Hotel View-1Hotel View-1Hotel View-1

Above is an image of the view from our hotel from our trip to California. Both my wife and I have Fond Memories of that trip just one year ago. We all have Fond Memories of our Life. They could be from our childhood, our years in school, people we met, trips we took, or anything that was a favoriable experience. Fond Memories are the good times of our life and can bring us joy when we remember them. Recall your Fond Memories when you are down or sad and try no matter what stage you are in in life to have more FOND MEMORIES!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) California Fond Memories Hotel Views Life https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/5/fond-memories Sat, 14 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Be Attuned To Nature https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/5/be-attuned-to-nature GreenCay-1GreenCay-1GreenCay-1

On my jouneys thru Nature Parks with my camera, I will often see other people on the trails. Very often they are plugged into their electronic devices or are engaged in conversation about last night's dinner. They are not Attuned to the Nature around them. They do not hear the breeze blowing thru the trees, they do not hear the birds singing, or see the sudden "swooish" of a fish or bird capturing its dinner. Being Attuned to Nature connects us to the world outside ourselves. We see and feel the natural flow of Life. We sense the ups and downs, the randomness of events, and the natural flow of all things. Next time you find yourself in Nature don't plug-in to your phone, if you are in conversation pause for that awkward moment of silence and BE ATTUNED TO NATURE!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Attuned Life Nature Randomness Silence https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/5/be-attuned-to-nature Wed, 11 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT
What Are Your Leaves? https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/5/what-are-your-leaves Grape Leaves-1Grape Leaves-1Grape Leaves-1

Above is an image of Grape Leaves. Leaves along with the Roots give plants the ability to Live, to Grow, and produce Fruit. We need Leaves in our lives too. Those things and people that give us life, help us to grow, and produce the fruits of our creativity and lives. The trick it to discover what our Leaves are. Our Leaf could be a Person or our Leaf could be a thing or perhaps an idea. Our Leaves are anything that helps and sustains our lives, our growth, and allows our true self to bear fruit. WHAT ARE YOUR LEAVES?

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Fruit Grape Leaves Leaf Leaves Roots https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/5/what-are-your-leaves Sat, 07 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT
The Mine Mindset https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/5/the-mine-mindset Cat Mark Box-1Cat Mark Box-1Cat Mark Box-1

Above is an image of my cat marking her territory. It's now Her Box. When we were children we did the same action of marking our territory with things. MINE! You hear all the time. As we grow older we still do mark our territory and call things MINE. We put names on our things, we register products we buy, and there is such a thing called the Patten Office. Even with all this, those things of "MINE" can be lost, stolen, or taken. Only when we lose the "Mine Mindset" can we free ourselves from "things" and when we free ourselves from "things" we will find peace. Peace is freedom from the "MINE MINDSET".

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Box Cat Free Freedom Mindset Mine Peace Things https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/5/the-mine-mindset Wed, 04 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT
End Of The Day https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/4/end-of-the-day Ft Myers Sunset-1Ft Myers Sunset-1Ft Myers Sunset-1

It's the End of the Day and you are tired, just want to relax, and maybe have a little fun. We all need time in our lives to wind down and collect our thoughts and actions. Life is a wave of intensity and tranquility. We need both to keep our lives balanced and not become bored. Morning is the time to gear your life up and accomplish what needs to be accomplished. At the End of the Day it is a time to look back, reflect, and find ways to relax, so the whole process can repeat itself the next day. Be thankful for the morning but also be thankful for the END OF THE DAY!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Beach Day Night Sunset https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/4/end-of-the-day Sat, 30 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT
A Reflection In A Pond https://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2016/4/a-reflection-in-a-pond Pond Reflection-1Pond Reflection-1Pond Reflection-1

Life is difficult and at the end we would like to think we made a difference in the lives of others. We often reflect on our life as if it were a vast ocean we are staring at, but are overwelmed by the immensity of the space. So few of us are larger than life celebrities that effect the world that this would be true. However, if we reflect on our life as if it were a small Pond then we can see where we did make a difference. We do tend to look at too large of a picture or compare to a too large of a space from where we stand. If we focus on a smaller space, we can see where our lives have made a difference to others around us. We cannot think in Oceans, but think in Ponds. "A REFLECTION IN A POND."

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Life Ocean Pond Reflection Reflections ht