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Posts Tagged ‘Friday Photo’

Pink Alstroemeria

Posted by terrepruitt on July 13, 2018

In June I posted a Friday Photo of these same flowers but in yellow. One of my friends in my Tuesday yoga class said they are alstroemeria. I believe my mother-in-law had told me that before. She was a gardener. My friend just had all different colors of these flowers put in her yard. This is not a picture of her flowers, it is a picture of my friend from Yin Yoga Teacher Training’s flowers.

I love these flowers, they come in a large variety of colors and they usually last a long time when brought in the house and used as decoration.

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Failed Selfie

Posted by terrepruitt on July 6, 2018

Sometimes I take pictures of the cats and I – selfies and text them to my husband. Sometimes I do post them elsewhere, but most of the time I just end up with a bunch of pictures of me and a cat. Today they were both too close to the slider for me to get behind them and put the camera in front of us. But I did get a few shots of Teagan’s eye.  You can see a bit of my head.  Failed selfie.

Today’s Friday Photo:  Cat’s eye selfie.

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Blue Sky And Clouds

Posted by terrepruitt on June 29, 2018

Well, I was looking through some photos trying to find one to post and I came across this one and it made me have a little sense of peace. It was a beautiful day.

Blue sky, clouds, lake, deck, and leaves for today’s Friday Photo.

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Our Cat Spot – June 25, 2014

Posted by terrepruitt on June 25, 2018

I was going to post this picture as the Friday Photo, but I decided to save it for the actual anniversary. Today, June 25, four years ago our beloved cat was called back to her original posting as an angel. She is missed everyday. She was a very unique cat. Our current cats are great cats. They are so sweet. They are entertaining and very funny at that. But I still miss Spot. I can love new kitties but still miss kitties we had previously.

It was a beautiful day when she died. I snapped this photo as I looked up. John and I sat in the yard for a while. The house was so empty.

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I am just going to point you to some of my Spot posts.  And post a few pictures.  The pictures have nothing to do with the posts, except they are of Spot and the posts are about her.

My Assignment As A Cat Is Now Done, she was an angel.

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Sweet Memory. We used to call her Circle Kitty.

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This post was when we got a bunch of new hummingbirds in the neighborhood. They didn’t know what to make of this. Assessing The Threat Level – Can It Eat Us?

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It is so difficult when a beloved pet dies, huh?

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Blue Bird Eggs

Posted by terrepruitt on June 22, 2018

I don’t know what kind of bird it is.  I don’t think it is a robin.  I just call them the brown birds.  I think it is an Abert’s Towhee.  I have never actually heard of that, but I tried looking it up and this bird looks pretty much exactly like the birds in our yard.  And the information said their eggs were blue with specks.  🙂  I was just going to post flowers all month since it seemed that is where it was headed, but this is too exciting!

Blue bird eggs for this today’s Friday Photo.  YAY!

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More On Yin And Yang

Posted by terrepruitt on June 18, 2018

I posted a little bit about Yin and Yang for a Friday Photo because I received Yin And Yang Himalayan Salt candle holders. The candle holders are not black and white, but in many depictions of yin and yang it is in black and white. The black is the yin and the white is the yang. The candle holders do have circles in each section, but again it is not colored. With the black and white versions there is usually a white circle or dot in the black side and a black circle or dot in the white side. The circle or dot is the representation that there is always yang in yin and yin in yang.

In that post I quoted the Ancient History Encyclopedia, stating the information it had for both Yin and Yang. I am just adding to that. I am adding some of the additional adjectives I have learned that can be attributed to each. Some of the words are repeats of what is in the quote.

YIN:

“Yin is feminine, black, dark, north, water (transformation), passive, moon (weakness and the goddess Changxi), earth, cold, old, even numbers, valleys, poor, soft, and provides spirit to all things.”

Earth, water, cold, dense, moist, heavy, constricting, negative, soft, yielding, slow, female

In regards to Qi:

moves downward, passive, cooling, relates to bodily fluids, relates to the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS), runs the inner side of body

In regards to organs:

Liver, pericardium, spleen, lungs, kidneys, heart

YANG:

“Yang is masculine, white, light, south, fire (creativity), active, sun (strength and the god Xihe), heaven, warm, young, odd numbers, mountains, rich, hard, and provides form to all things.”

Heaven, fire, warmth, space, dry, light, expansive, gaseous, gripping, contracting, positive, hard, aggressive, fast, male

In regards to Qi:

Moves upward, active, warming, protective, alert, relates to the muscles, relates to the sympathetic nervous system (SNS), rises in the morning, runs the outer side of body

In regards to organs:

Gallbladder, small intestine, triple heater, stomach, large intestine, bladder

Interesting as the idea is that one cannot exist without the other.  Do you have any to add?

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Friday Flowers

Posted by terrepruitt on June 15, 2018

This is almost turning into Friday Flowers or Flowers on Friday. I know, I know. But I love flowers. And these are sitting on the front desk counter at the Camden Community Center where I teach Nia and stretch. I was talking to the people at the front desk and these were right in my face and I couldn’t help but notice them. They are so beautiful. They smell good, too!

I hope you don’t mind all these flowers for the Friday Photo.

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Bright Yellows For A Friday Photo

Posted by terrepruitt on June 1, 2018

Ahhh some flowers to brighten up the day.  Even though it is evening time.  I didn’t even bother with resisting snapping a photo of these when I saw them.  I looked, thought, “Oh how pretty.”  Then after a moment of admiring them I grabbed my phone to take a picture.  Bright yellows for a Friday Photo.

What are these?

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Mom’s Amaryllis

Posted by terrepruitt on May 25, 2018

These bloom every year. They are so beautiful. My husband’s mom gave them to him to look after while she was away. Sadly, she was not able to return to take them back. They are a great reminder of a beautiful mother. This was taken at the end of April. They stayed until the middle of May.

Amaryllis as the Friday Photo.

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Quick Trip

Posted by terrepruitt on May 18, 2018

Last month my husband and I decided we need some ocean time. We went up to Capitola for breakfast. I was looking forward to sitting on the beach and enjoying the ocean. But we just had breakfast and took a walk to the wharf then headed home. It was a very short little visit. It was a very nice day.

Here is a shot from the Capitola Wharf for today’s Friday Photo.

 

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