*This post inspired by Teacher As Transformer post I read today
I needed passion, beauty, and ‘idling’ while I pretended to learn new things, today.
I’ve spent too long on the ‘work I learned long ago how to do/improve upon’ in databases, websites, clean-up of outdated data…… compilation of reports, checklists, etc., to aide my partners in ‘creating’ in ‘simple lists to work’ each year/reminder sheets to hang over their desk….
All things, that, while necessary, tend to, at some point…. after marathons of ‘aye…yup! This needs a thorough clean-up!’ activities…. rather…..
Dulls my mind and soul….
Even WHEN I take short breaks to stand in awe, gazing upon, ‘the world immediately outside my front door’ throughout the day and night… 🙂
And so, while trying to get better at ‘sharing’ a compilation of images AND quotes/prose/poetry – (via tutorials and ‘trying yet again, to put into practice what I’ve supposedly ‘learned’ – :D. )
I played in software tools today, applying tips/tricks learned from I really can’t tell ya, how many years of free tutorials….
I’m not an artist – thus, feels like 1,000 years…..
TA-DA (for now..)!
Just in case you thought the only thing I ever talk or think about regarding Prairies are the challenges….
Nope – and perhaps, it was high time I shared more than just the ‘purdy flowers’ in areas that take a lot of ‘work’ from me to ‘make it so’ –
Instead of Challenges Let Me Focus Upon….
The Beauty .
I am sharing with you via photos and words, the Prairie I know and love, that is always there, in all its’ rampant beauty’.
Without me doing a single thing, but gazing upon it, snapping a photo, and finding the ‘perfect photo’ of my own loves, to go with a ‘new to me quote/poem/prose’ I stumbled across while going off on a ‘tangent of surfing the net’, that I’m prone to do when I’m struggling with burnout….
(I did share one quote with a photo taken by a client who lives here, works on the prairie – and are my fave, three generations of family folks to ‘walk the pasture with’ – :D.
And I got permission to do so…..(trust is important, doncha know?)
You can learn more about these fine folks at Third River Ranch.com)
You didn’t really think I’d write less than 500 words, did you?
DID YOU???? 😀
PERISH the thought!
Just saying – the WordPress.org framework I work with for ‘biz’ and the one I get here, WordPress.com, in free blog land?
Two horses of different colors and….
I had some thoughts on the matter, while posting this blog entry, (the cursing has been removed, paraphrased for simple info….)
“fine! I’ll upgrade! JUST because I wouldn’t have to work this hard if I self-hosted my own site with the WordPress framework. But my bloggy pals are here and I am building a separate Biz website and Lord Knows, WordPress.com, you’ve hounded me long enough about getting some ‘in the next 48 hours savings’ if only I would just UPGRADE my free blog…”
I get it – Server space doesn’t come free – nor does R&D for providing ‘have your free blogging voice’ operations AND keeping those options rather updated, as cyberland changes – –
I get it – Any tech company that provides something to me for ‘free’ is making their money elsewhere (adds, information, etc.) OR They will DIE out because they just can’t keep the bills paid on what they thought, long ago, would be wonderful and give ‘voice’ to all us everyday folks!!!
I argued a few days ago with a long ago friend, I recently reconnected with – he was assuring me ‘They say there is no free lunch, but this is a free offer to you…”
And I, being me, and because he is male and long, long ago, we were once engaged for about 3 months… I replied,
“Ahh… now….seriously! You KNOW better! There is never, ever, a Free Lunch – there is grace, unexpected blessings and gifts, but there is, in the end, no free lunch….”Me – being cynical and dashing the hopes/dreams of others.
so, once again, while I was trying to POST this??
I am not certain how it will look, to you, or is viewable by you – or readable – but I must get ‘back to work’ and don’t have time to do a full blog redesign via free theme(s), just now –
And in the end – if I’m going to ‘practice something’ might as well practice it on myself…. 😀
3 thoughts on “The Prairie”
Thank you. This is a wonderful post.
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Thank you, Ivon
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