Tag Archives: Veronica Waterperry

A Stroll in the Garden

Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the now the primary focus of your life. -Eckhart Tolle

Iris

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Iris

I believe that in life, you have to give things your best shot, do your best. You have to focus on what needs to be done, do the right thing, not the popular thing. -David Cameron

Euphorbia

Every day is a gift from God. Learn to focus on the Giver and enjoy the gift! -Joyce Meyer

Lamium (Dead Nettle)

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. -Greg Anderson

Phlox

The focus is what is right before you – to give it your best. It sows the seeds of tomorrow. -Kiran Bedi

Veronica Perry

Our thoughts create our reality – where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go. -Peter McWilliams

Veronica Perry

If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Iris

Instead of focusing on how much you can accomplish, focus on how much you can absolutely love what you’re doing.
― Leo Babauta

Iris

Sometimes we focus so much on what we don’t have that we fail to see, appreciate, and use what we do have!
― Jeff Dixon

African Daisy

Always focus on the front windshield and not the rear view mirror. ― Colin Powell

African Daisy

I didn’t pay attention to times or distance, instead focusing on how it felt just to be in motion, knowing it wasn’t about the finish line but how I got there that mattered. ― Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

African Daisy

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

See the world around you!

Macro Practice

“You will never get better with the macro lens unless you use it!”

So says my daughter (and my daughter-in-law, and my niece).

They are right.  This post is for them.

I almost always shoot with my 55mm lens.  I have a macro lens and I whine to them that I have trouble with it.  

They are unsympathetic (Actually, they are sympathetic, but not enough to let me off the hook.).  Smart girls.

So the following photos are my practice…trying to overcome camera shake…trying to focus properly…trying.

Showing my girls that I am practicing.  I am using the macro lens.

Veronica Waterperry

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Phlox

Phlox

Calendula

Calendula

Calendula

Petunia

Petunia

Petunia

Petunia

Lavender

Lavender

Lily

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

A Stroll in the Garden – Macro Practice

The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. -Isaiah 58:11

Caterpillar

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Peony

Veronica Waterperry

For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations. -Isaiah 61:11

Black Cohosh

Burning Bush

Chives

You are a garden fountain, a well of flowing water streaming down from Lebanon. -Song of Songs 4:15

Ants/Caterpillar

*For all of you caterpillar lovers out there…this caterpillar was alive when I found the ants dragging it away.  I rescued it after I took the photo.

Veronica Waterperry/Bumblebee

Coral Bells

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God stands forever.  -Isaiah 40:8

Burning Bush

Geranium

Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. -Luke 12:27

Tulip

Chives

Flower

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.  -Ecclesiastes 3:11

Red Twig Dogwood

Columbine/Caterpillar

Marguerite Daisy

I am the Vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me, and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me, you can do nothing. -John 15:5

Peony

 

A Stroll in the Garden

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
— Margaret Atwood

“Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.”
— John Muir

 

Enjoy the stroll in my garden.

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Creeping Phlox

Creeping Phlox

Creeping Phlox

Iris

Iris

Iris

Iris

Iris

Veronica Waterperry

Veronica Waterperry

Lilac

Lilac

Sweet Woodruff

Sweet Woodruff

Sweet Woodruff

 

May OMG 2018 Update

My Mom put in a couple of sewing requests, so I chose those for my May OMG (One Monthly Goal) goals.

Her first request was to replace the worn elastic on the wrists of her light jacket.  She has very small hands and wrists, and I think that I stretched the new elastic too much while stitching it to the jacket sleeves.  I hope that the sleeves fit, and are not too large!

Mom's Jacket

Her second request was to make a couple of purple bowl cozies. This was a much easier request to fulfill!

Bowl Cozy

Bowl Cozy

Mom also had an unfinished potholder in her bag.

Mom's Potholder

I don’t think it was a hint, but I did finish it for her.

Mom's Potholder

Love you, Mom!

I also completed three rose/pink blocks for the Squared Away sampler from RSC18.  You can see that in a blog post here.

RSC18 May

This blog post shares the quick and easy fabric trays that I made this month.

Fabric Tray

Some gardening took place, too, so I am claiming this month as a productive month for me!

Veronica Waterperry and Candytuft

Peony

Iris

Marguerite Daisy

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG). Click on the link and see what other goals were completed for May. I find it inspiring and motivating!