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Love this topic because those of us who love to take photos, some of the best are when we are in the right place at the right time to catch something good, or maybe even great.  I enjoy capturing people enjoying the Reedy River and waterfall along Falls park in Greenville, SC.  Here are a couple I took last weekend.

Refreshing, But Cold by Ann Marquette

Resting In The Sunshine by Ann Marquette

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Where has it gone
My inspiration
Where are they now
The words

It’s like the heart
The soul and spirit
Have been put to rest
Gone into hibernation

Holy Spirit stir my being
From this slumber awaken me
Fill my heart with song
My soul with your love

Infuse my spirit
With your inspiration
Guide my hand
In the writing of the words

May the writings shared
Encourage and inspire
Bring joy and cleansing tears
Healing to mind, heart, and spirit.

Copyright 6/24/2010

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WordPress bloggers were presented a challenge at the beginning of the year to Post A Day/Post A Week…our choice. On Sunday, May 1st they congratulated us on completing 33% of this year’s challenge. Then they suggested “To celebrate being thirty-three percent done with Post a Day/Post a Week, share your top three favorite posts that you’ve published since starting the challenge.”

This was a great idea as it gives us the opportunity to look back at what we wrote and put out there for the world to read. It is a chance to review which may be our personal favorites, share them again with you, and hope that some of them made you smile or laugh, maybe shed a tear, encouraged or inspired you. Maybe even one made your Heart Smile.

I have gone through many of my posts to try to figure out which three are my favorites. I suspect there are more than the four I found which are special to me, and tried to cut it down to three!! I couldn’t decide which one to cut so I link all four here.

I don’t have one particular theme  I write about. Also my blog is a mixed bag of poetry, personal photography, short articles, musings, etc. I hope you like being surprised by what I will post next and that you enjoy them.

These are in no particular order. Of course, this first one seems appropriate.





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New Start by Ann Marquette

A great day began with blue skies and sunshine, when it was expected we would have rain this morning.

A friend who recently had two stints put in her heart’s clogged artery was told by her cardiologist, after doing an echocardiogram, he didn’t think her heart doing as well as it should and that she needed to have a defibrillator implanted. He referred her to a specialist surgeon who does these implants at Emory Hospital. I took her this morning and after meeting with him she came out smiling. He advised that she may not need one of these devices. It has not been three months yet since her stints were put in, and apparently it takes that long for the heart to start doing much better. He will see her again the end of April and do another echocardiogram to see how she is doing then. Ah thank you God for this hopeful good news.

While waiting at the doctor’s office for this friend, I did some reading of the inspirational kind. Hope and joy fills my heart when I read the stories of other’s coincidence experiences which changed their lives for the better.

Great time to rekindle A Blank Slate within myself to begin anew with hope, confidence, faith, and excitement for surprises to come https://amarquette333.wordpress.com/2010/09/17/a-blank-slate/  

Happiness is ~ Heart Smiles, and I have one right now. Do you?
I wish you many Heart Smiles https://amarquette333.wordpress.com/2011/02/20/what-made-your-heart-smile-today-or-any-day/

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I am taking up the suggestion by huffygirl aka Donna through our comments, and many others on her post today – The Group of Four http://huffygirl.wordpress.com/2011/03/30/the-group-of-four/  .
She begins by saying “we need readers,” how important it is to have loyal readers.

This is so true and especially important to newbie bloggers. We write because we love to, we have something to say, something to share and we hope you will love what we post…or at least LIKE it and click that LIKE button.

Of course, we really appreciate the COMMENTS which in many cases become a dialogue between two or more readers with the author of the blog post. There is much to learn as a new blogger and it helps to hear from other bloggers who often become teachers through our online dialogue via comments.

Those of us new to the blog world hope to interest readers, and hold their interest so they will not only come back frequently, but will become SUBSCRIBERS to receive notice of all new posts.
We dream of huge numbers of READERS, COMMENTS, and SUBSCRIBERS in hopes that one day one of our posts will featured on FRESHLY PRESSED.

The other side of the coin is that although we want lots of readers, we also enjoy reading other bloggers’ posts. We like to subscribe to most of them. However, we find that we get so many to read, we can’t read them all, and sometimes after reading we don’t have time to comment on everything. Like everyone else we have other things in our lives which keep us busy outside of our blogging life. One reminder in the comments under huffygirl’s/Donna’s Group of Four blog is we can at least hit the LIKE button which lets the blogger know we stopped by and read their post.

Bloggers and non-blogger readers do join in on this discussion. Would love to hear from you.

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White Tulip

This was the suggested topic for March 17th, but I was out-of-town and not back until late on 19th. So today I decided to use this for my post.

“Close your eyes. Count to ten. Then imagine a beautiful ancient castle (tastefully remodeled to include central heating, ……….laptops everywhere). Now walk down the endless main hall, a hall filled with amazing rooms of wonder. Go into the 2nd room on the right. What’s inside? “

There are two beautifully carved wooden doors which open to my own special sanctuary. The carvings in the doors and together depict a scene from the story of Little One during a part of her journey.

As I walk through and into the room it is quiet peacefulness. Although a good size, the room looks and feels very cozy. In the center of the hardwood floor is a magnificent area rug. It was specially made by a tapestry artist and shows another scene from Little One’s story.

The wall on the left is floor to ceiling shelves lined with hundreds of books and some special items are on display. The opposite wall is visually divided in three sections with the center showing two or three of my favorite paintings. On the right are some of scenic photos I have taken over the years. The area to the left near the window wall has many pictures of people in my life.

Extra special is the outside wall which is all windows from ceiling to three feet from the floor where a long window seat was built and is covered with thick comfortable cushions.
It is a great place to sit and stare out at the magnificent view. There is a small section of the window with an etched work of art showing the vision of the dream Little One had in the first story of her journey.

There is a lovely desk angled at the right of the window so I can sit there at times and write with the light shining in over my left shoulder. The rest of the room has comfortable chairs and small sofa about, each with a small table next to them.  And there would be one special table in the middle of the room with a vase filled with tulips, would always include some white tulips.

Although this is my personal sanctuary I sometimes invite a friend or two to join me for a visit. And there are occasions when some children will come in for storytelling. All enjoy the room and the view outside. It is a very comfortable and peaceful space.

What would your room look like?

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It is two months into the 2011 WordPress challenge. And I accepted the PostADay challenge!

I started blogging in September to encourage myself to keep writing. So the challenge to post every day or at least once a week was a welcome challenge. I have missed the occasional day, but have posted more often than before the challenge.

I enjoy the topic suggestions even though I may not use all of them. It will be fun to look back at the suggestions for inspiration another time. It is fun to see where others go with the suggested topics.

Good night for now 🙂

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2010. That’s about 3 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 71 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 14 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 3mb. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was September 6th with 89 views. The most popular post that day was Today September 4th 2010…Will I or Won’t I.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, en.wordpress.com, mail.yahoo.com, mail.live.com, and jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for despina yeargin, ann marquette, is november 6th a good day, bambino jesus, and amazing thanksgiving day story.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Today September 4th 2010…Will I or Won’t I September 2010


The Visitors October 2010


About August 2010


Bio August 2010
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Books August 2010

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The year began with a promise to myself…make this year the beginning of my transformation, change bad habits to good habits, get more disciplined and focused, and write more.

It is not easy to change a lifetime of habits. Many times during the year I was frustrated with myself for the changes not happening fast enough. Then reminded myself, like being overweight…getting that way does not happen overnight and it takes time to it; the same goes for making changes in other areas of our lives.

The good news is that I have gradually made a variety of small changes. I celebrate those accomplishments. The New Year will find me continuing on the path of transforming myself…and writing more.

A few months ago I started this blog site. I figured it would make me more accountable to my writing life, and it does. I hope to learn more about the technicalities of this blog site and make mine better. And I hope blogging will help me to become a better writer.

There have been some ups and downs this year, but mostly ups. I continue to be grateful for my blessings…especially the people in my life. All in all, it was a good 2010.

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