Day 4 of 5 Photo Challenge

A New Beginning

 As the day ends, what is your perspective on life?  Do you see the beauty in the world?  Or are you so caught up with day-to-day living that you forget to look beyond your nose?  Now, here I could say the world is going up in flames as you look out at the 4th of July fireworks.  But I call it a “spark of life!”  I look forward to the new day dawning.  Do you?

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In the following picture, the area is quiet and serene.  I love it.  Also, in my mind’s eye I see a peacock strutting its’ stuff.  Do you see it?  I love the quiet of the woods that surround me.  I see life as it once was … a new beginning.  I moved from a busy town to the quiet countryside.  Some people see wild and desolate, but I see peace and nature.  Change is good.  A new day brings new beginnings.




Here you can see CHANGE zooming across the sky preparing you for the beautiful day yet to come.








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Once you look forward to joy and happiness, your whole world will brighten up.  The clouds will blow away and the sun and sunny skies will come out to greet you.  See sunny skies and clear sailing ahead… look what you accomplish when you look for the joy in your life.

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About Gwynn Rogers

After 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the fields of real estate, high tech, and corporate travel, Gwynn has moved on to the career of “Grandma.” When not teaching her granddaughters an extensive vocabulary of “alley-oop-boop, ups-a-daisy, cowabunga or bummer”, Gwynn can be found hunting for mentors for the Kitsap Youth Mentoring Consortium, or chasing her fantasies on her treadmill. Gwynn currently freelances for magazines.
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17 Responses to Day 4 of 5 Photo Challenge

  1. It is a beautiful area. I love being able to just go outside and see mountains, or at night stars. Or to walk my dog by the light of a full moon. There definitely is beauty all around us. Your sea views are awesome.

    • Gwynn Rogers says:

      I lived in Silverdale when we first moved to this side of the water… the first picture. Now I live out toward Indianola on Miller Bay, the second picture. The third picture is from the ferry. I truly LOVE the beauty around here. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Spot on! Nice musings, Gwynn, and very uplifting memes. Kudos for having a bit of sunshine dressing the Interenet! I hope more people stop by. Lovely blog.

    • Gwynn Rogers says:

      Thanks Dianne. Now, let’s hope I can pull the last day off. I love the pictures I’m going to post… NOW, if only I can make my mind work right. I have to laugh. Lately I get several people registering… they probably want to leave me Spam! I hope I can absorb some of your creativity!

  3. Beautiful! An inspiring, visually stunning post.

    • Gwynn Rogers says:

      Thanks Nadine. I DO LOVE this area! I do need to improve my camera skills though. I’m chuckling. I really love the pictures I’ll post later today… I ONLY have to get my thinking skills to match the pictures! I think I liked the 3 Day Challenge better than the 5 Day Challenge… NOW, I have to think!!! 😉 Thanks for your lovely comments.

  4. Savoring the beauty and serenity of the now, in the glorious sunsets and the pastoral scenes and the frequent chaos of the present.

    Thanks, Gwynn. Another great 5-Day photo/story concept.

  5. I try to look for joy and happiness in life and in the world. Sometimes, that’s difficult, but try we must. You are so right. It’s easy to give in to stress and anger, to the bad news at every corner. Have to resist it. Have to. Thank you for the reminder, and for the gorgeous pictures. Not sure I see the peacock, but I can just imagine how wonderful the view must be in person.

    • Gwynn Rogers says:

      You will laugh! The peacock must have escaped! It isn’t there! I’ll have to see if I can put him back… the little character! The first view is where I lived in Silverdale. The second view is from over in Poulsbo… where you saw the bay and canoe. Yes, it is HARD to keep happy. It is hard for me to read the paper these days. I mostly just turn the pages. I wish the news people would report the happy stuff for a change! I’ll bet the world would be less evil as people wouldn’t get any bad ideas! Thanks for stopping by. I might even see if I can put the peacock back. I wonder where he hid. 😉

  6. Susan says:

    Gwynn, I’m on my way, ticket booked … Truly lovely photos and those clouds!! We could spend days psychoanalysing each other from what we see in them thar clouds. And the walks along Paulsbo I want to do, with a bag of your home made Choc chip cookies in back pack… I love to be out and about observing all there is to see. Right now we’re down in Plettenberg Bay and walking on the beach at low tide gives me such pleasure. As does being out on the balcony at home and checking the view …

    • Gwynn Rogers says:

      Susan, you have as dynamic a view as we do. You enjoy sitting there looking out over your beautiful, wondrous land, as I do. Some of our beaches are rocky, but if we drive around we can find sandy beaches too. It IS a lovely area. We DO have some interesting cloud formations… hey, it would be fun to psychoanalyze one another’s cloud formations. 😉 Enjoy the beach!

  7. pat garcia says:

    My Dear Gwynn,
    May I say thank you. This post has brighten my day and made it even brighter. I enjoyed looking at the pictures and Yes, I saw the peacock strutting its stuff. I love looking at the sky. There are days when just to look up and watch the clouds form new shapes that cause my mind tingle and my heart to laugh hypnotise me, and I rest in the knowledge of being loved. (Now that was a long sentence. I didn’t know how to shorten it because this is the way it flowed out of my heart.)
    So thanks for the lovely pictures and the lovely quotations. Again, some of them I know because they have been accompanying me for a long time on my journey. Especially Your life is what your thoughts make it by Marcus Aurelius. I had to read his books in Humanities at university. And of course, I love Garfield. That’s one smart cat.
    Great job, Lady.

    Love you.

    • Gwynn Rogers says:

      Hehehe, My Dear Patricia… I’m laughing as today it is POURING DOWN rain and I had to look at my own pictures to remember what clouds look like as it is absolutely GRAY here today. Our weather has been so hot that I treasure today’s cold and rain. I actually put on a sweater… shock!

      It is so FUN to imagine the gifts that the clouds share with us. The colors of the world are so dramatic and luscious! I smile just thinking of the beauty of the world. I’m SO GLAD that I could add some happiness to your day. NOW that makes ME SMILE!! Love you bunches! Gwynn

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