…the thorn bush has roses

Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns, be happy that the thorn-bush has roses – German proverb
Backyard rose

Decided to play a bit with this one as I loved the bottom part of the rose, but there was too much light on the top. Not really into processing much….because I don’t really know how to do it…..but didn’t want to discard the shot.

…it’s what you see

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see – Henry David Thoreau

Photo 34
RBG Butterfly

I’ve spent the last couple days helping my son move his belongings. He is coming home for a bit until the next adventure in his life begins this fall. This photo was taken when I went on one of our many adventures together to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton. on this particular day, Kyle spotted this butterfly on the flower and I was lucky enough to get a good shot.

This happens to be one of my very favourite photos. I probably say that a lot, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing.

Long days ahead

After a very fast summer, I am returning to work next week. Officially I don’t need to go in to the school until Tuesday morning, but it has always been my habit to go in when the teachers do – the week before – and help out setting up, cleaning up, whatever is needed. This year, having had to transfer to a new school, I felt a bit like a fish out of water.

I started the day by going by my old school, to say hi to friends. It felt hard and sad, so I headed to my new school. The “fish out of water” feeling was strengthened, not alleviated, although the vice principal was kind and caring, showing me around and explaining what she could. The school is so large I keep saying I’ll need a GPS so I don’t get lost.

I don’t know what it will take to feel like I belong but I will keep looking for that moment and grasp on to it.

So, when all else fails, I always look at something beautiful. The fact it is purple doesn’t hurt.

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