These “Brilliant Ideas”

You know those brilliant ideas you had, and are still, years after laying forlorn, or stuck  somewhere in our mind? Or in a closet somewhere …

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Fall Leaves 245

Dated January 09!

Glued on real Fall leaves! But every time Fall comes back, I’ve forgotten to finish this art work.




Without Words





Black and White A fossil I bought in San Diego’s harbor from a biologist who displayed his journey’s findings.  Never incorporated it in a necklace that could be stunning!





The killer story that I never told! Hubby was particularly discouraged that day (it was in 2008 when “everyone’s” budget had collapsed). He was tired and on his commute home – one more stop at Home Depot (the hardware store). He prayed, God, I’m doing all the right things. Why is it so hard financially?  Got out of his car, while the real estate agent called. We had to give up our house and move into a condo. On the phone, he said to the real estate agent, “I see  this five dollar bill on the ground …” His real estate agent yelled, “Well … pick it up man! Pick it up!” Soo concerned about the “big” things, that we don’t know what to do with the little miracles along the way!


Colo SpringsYellow

The week I spent in Colorado (before 2006), accompanying hubby on a job and shot this view from the living room. Nor did I ever show our visit to the Garden of the gods, which is known for stunning red and white rock formations (one of them is the featured image on top).




Overlooked to include this reflection  in Giethoorn, where all the roads are water ways like this, aptly called the Northern Venice, in one of my posts of the Netherlands (how I could forget – don’t ask me!)




Nor did I ever show this pic –  the pink hydrangea on our deck that has since
then long died! You get the idea.


Do you have these  brilliant ideas?
(six words Sat)

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38 thoughts on “These “Brilliant Ideas”

  1. The $5 story is impacting. How true! We obsess over the bigger picture so much that we miss the little provisions along the way!


  2. Hi Jesh,

    That was a financially rough year for most of us. Thanks for playing today.

    Please come back and tell me what you think of Brittany’s wedding post.

    Have a Beautiful Blue Monday!


  3. That’s a good story about your husband, I hope things are stable and comfortable for your family now. Your flower photo at the end is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro ♥


  4. That is what I thought.. “Find a penny..pick it up and all day you’ll have good luck:.. So you should have even more good luck… My hydrangeas were eaten this winter…again…Michelle


  5. I love the five dollar bill story! Your life sounds similar to our life! Loss, loss, loss, but we are picking up the pieces as each year goes by. I love the little things and I always pick up pennies and other little coins I find once in a while. Think it is my Uncle Louie tossing them down from heaven, Once I lent my co worker a dollar as she was scrimping to pay her rent. When I went to lunch the wind was howling and a dollar bill flew up under my foot! Hee Hee! I know I heard the Good Lord say let Monica keep your dollar because I am giving you a different one!I love that second photo share. A child enjoying a good meal is more precious than we can imagine and a simple thing. Love it! Enjoy a wonderful week. Hugs!


  6. I take lots–I mean LOTS–of photos and sometimes go back over them and wonder why I haven’t shared them, too. I guess that’s the beauty of a blog, so I can share whenever I remember!


  7. Take care of the little things and the big things will look after themselves, my grandma used to say… Nice post!
    Many thanks for linking up with Floral Friday Fotos, I look forward to your next contribution!


  8. The story about the five dollar bill is so telling. Sometimes the little things can add up and become a big thing, so even when the world is falling apart, pay attention to the little things.


  9. Pretty leaves. And I love the cute little one eating pasta. Finding 5 bucks is good luck, great story. I love your sky shot and the pretty hydrangeas. Happy Skywatching, have a great weekend!


  10. Oh yes you are very right, and i am hit as well. Procrastination is sometimes my passion, haha. Kidding aside you are really right, and your header is so beautiful.


  11. I think we are all a little guilty of missing the small miracles. There is a saying where one can’t see the forest for the trees….but this would be not being able to see the trees for the forest. Isn’t it funny how we see all the small negative things in the good but only the tiny positive ones in the bad forest….did that make sense? It is hard to word that the right way…I hope you get my gist. It is often easier to see the bad than it is to see the good.


  12. You know…I noticed my comment came up as Mountainscrumbletothesea, which is a blog I don’t use often. I meant to let you know that my comment is from a spirit of simplicity. Not that it matters…but it’s nice to know who is talking to you. 🙂


  13. Love the $5 story. I have lots of those projects tucked here and there. Every once in awhile I finish one, but I start more than I finish.


  14. This was so encouraging to a passionate creative dreamer who wants to do it all but is so easily distracted.

    “Soo concerned about the “big” things, that we don’t know what to do with the little miracles along the way!” ..So very true. Life is a series of MOMENTS, and we learn to savor them when we realize how quickly they pass by.


  15. A couple of beautiful reflections there. ‘Look after the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves’. I am often reminded of this saying.


  16. What an abstract and lovely little post! I particularly liked the story about the five dollar bill and the picture of the hydrangea.

    Thank you for linking to Alphabe-Thursday’s letter A.



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