To Bee Blindsided

Some times, if you aren't really careful, you will bee too busy, with your head in the flowers, and you will get blindsided by those you care about.  Some times, that blindsiding is a good thing, like a hit of ice water on a hot day.  Other times, it is heartbreaking.

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To Bee Blindsided

Some times, if you aren’t really careful, you will bee too busy, with your head in the flowers, and you will get blindsided by those you care about.  Some times, that blindsiding is a good thing, like a hit of ice water on a hot day.  Other times, it is heartbreaking.

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Breaking The Deal With The Devil

Week 37
 
I had an assignment this week. It was to only take 36 exposures, using completely manual settings including manual focus. Well, I use manual settings normally and before I got my current camera, in order to use my 50 mm lens, I had to use manual focus.
 
The challenge for me was to get myself in focus using manual… and then I changed the rules. What if I didn't go in focus and I used motion blur?
 
For this shot and all of the other exposures, I used the following song to dance to. I realized something else… It was very apt for me right now. I am breaking an 'addiction' (not drug or alcohol, but still an addiction, nevertheless) and this song is specifically about addiction (heroine in this case) and who you make a deal with every time you feed the addiction.
 
The Song – (and actual video) – Pop Evil – Deal With The Devil
 
Lyric Video (in case the actual one is too intense) – DEAL WITH THE DEVIL W/LYRICS – POP EVIL
 
Lyrics that I relate to the most…
 
I… have… found…
Comfort in sorrow.
Now… I'm… bound…
Empty and hollow.
 
I took the pills.
(I) I've been consumed.
-(I) I drank the water._
(I) I had to choose.
I'm still here with a fire burning, burning inside.
If you want to burn, light it up, light up, let it rise (light it right?).
 
When you're high, who ya flyin for?
When you ride, who ya riding for?
When you toast, who ya drinking for?
When you play, gotta deal with the devil.

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Breaking The Deal With The Devil

Week 37

I had an assignment this week. It was to only take 36 exposures, using completely manual settings including manual focus. Well, I use manual settings normally and before I got my current camera, in order to use my 50 mm lens, I had to use manual focus.

The challenge for me was to get myself in focus using manual… and then I changed the rules. What if I didn’t go in focus and I used motion blur?

For this shot and all of the other exposures, I used the following song to dance to. I realized something else… It was very apt for me right now. I am breaking an ‘addiction’ (not drug or alcohol, but still an addiction, nevertheless) and this song is specifically about addiction (heroine in this case) and who you make a deal with every time you feed the addiction.

The Song – (and actual video) – Pop Evil – Deal With The Devil
Lyric Video (in case the actual one is too intense) – DEAL WITH THE DEVIL W/LYRICS – POP EVIL
Lyrics that I relate to the most…

I… have… found…
Comfort in sorrow.
Now… I’m… bound…
Empty and hollow.

I took the pills.
(I) I’ve been consumed.
-(I) I drank the water._
(I) I had to choose.
I’m still here with a fire burning, burning inside.
If you want to burn, light it up, light up, let it rise (light it right?).

When you’re high, who ya flyin for?
When you ride, who ya riding for?
When you toast, who ya drinking for?
When you play, gotta deal with the devil.

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Trying To Find Hope

We got some bad news this morning… kiddos and I have been kicked off state health coverage and the state has frozen the children's program completely.  We tried for insurance through the new marketplace… yeah, it would be over 8% of our income.  We are in that "in-between" area where it is too much to afford insurance for the whole family but make just a titch too much to get the state to help.  

The worst feeling in the world is knowing that our state level representatives don't care.  They have had a while to fix this and have said they have NO PLANS to help the 60k-ish children and families in Arizona that fall in those cracks.  

Sigh.

So.  Today, happy #FloralFriday  and the garden of flowers around G+ will surely brighten anyone's day.  I invite you all to peek around and comment and plus and let's get this party started.  HA!  (I know I am unfashionably late as always, being on the west coast timezone.  LOL!!)

Don't forget to tag +Eustace James, +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson and myself to your gorgeous flower shots!

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Trying To Find Hope

We got some bad news this morning… kiddos and I have been kicked off state health coverage and the state has frozen the children’s program completely.  We tried for insurance through the new marketplace… yeah, it would be over 8% of our income.  We are in that “in-between” area where it is too much to afford insurance for the whole family but make just a titch too much to get the state to help.

The worst feeling in the world is knowing that our state level representatives don’t care.  They have had a while to fix this and have said they have NO PLANS to help the 60k-ish children and families in Arizona that fall in those cracks.

Sigh.

So.  Today, happy #FloralFriday  and the garden of flowers around G+ will surely brighten anyone’s day.  I invite you all to peek around and comment and plus and let’s get this party started.  HA!  (I know I am unfashionably late as always, being on the west coast timezone.  LOL!!)

Don’t forget to tag +Eustace James, +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson and myself to your gorgeous flower shots!

#throughtamseyes  

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Sparkly Bits Of Her Soul Showing Through

A touch of texture from +Joel Olives and a smattering of textures from +MCP and +Jodi Friedman … and a whallop of bokeh to bring it all together.

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Sparkly Bits Of Her Soul Showing Through

A touch of texture from +Joel Olives and a smattering of textures from +MCP and +Jodi Friedman … and a whallop of bokeh to bring it all together.

#throughtamseyes  

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