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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Beyond Layers: Bringing Home the Bounty

I am truly blessed. Kobi and I enjoyed a walk along Boulder Creek on this cooler day before the heat rises again. I found my new dream spot beside the rushing water, which removes the cobwebs, erases the circular thinking, and helps me believe that all things are possible. Even though I feel really good tonight, I don't have the energy to process my creek pictures. Maybe tomorrow.

I was reminded today that although I seem to have abandoned my One Little Word project (at least temporarily), my word hasn't abandoned me. It is abundance! I am amazed actually at how much abundance has come in to my life even though I'm unemployed. I went through quite a dry spell as some of you know, but recently I am paying attention.

I am overflowing with gratitude for all my friends including those I have met on Flickr and through Kim Klassen's classes. My former husband has been so generous and gracious in building the bridge financially and sharing the bounty of his garden. On the way home, I stopped by his house to pick up fresh produce from his "mini farm" he tends on his property. Thanks Bill.


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Textures thanks to Kim Klassen's Beyond Layers:
autumnburst, shadowsofnovember, ohmy


A bit of painterly today ... my first attempt. Yay! If you've been following me, I know you've seen this image already, but I couldn't resist. Kobi looks good in painterly, don't you think? I love all the new techniques I'm learning from Kim; today I played with typing on a curve.


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Textures thanks to Kim Klassen's Beyond Layers: felicity and happyheart

While I am still looking for work to support my habits (photography and post-processing, design, reading, and movies), one day it will be nice to retire and do this full-time!! LOL

Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into. ~Wayne Dyer

Where does abundance show up in your lives? I'd love to hear your stories.
Thanks for stopping by, my friends. ;->

14 comments:

  1. He is the cutest dog!!!
    Abundance shows up in my life everyday in that I am fortunate enough to be retired and spend lots of time on the things I enjoy. That's what I call abundance and I am ever grateful for it.

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  2. Kobi definitely makes a great painting. So glad Lissa that you have a good support person during this time. Have you ever read Simple Abundance by Sara Ban Breathnach ( sp)? It is a wonderful book and helps you create abundance everyday whatever the circumstances. It was a very very significant book for me while I was going through a difficult time, and really changed my thinking! Blessings, and so glad you found that great place to post photos of!

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  3. Love your post Lissa. Cobweb removal is always important in our lives. Abundance to me .... being able to enjoy the freedom of living on a farm. Abundance of space and the farm laneway that takes my cobwebs away.
    Lisa F

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  4. what a great post and love your dog, shame my dogs can't play with your dogs, that would be fun!

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  5. Your dog photo made my smile. Very thoughtful post!

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  6. The love the painterly photo with Kobi. Too precious. Best wishes on your job search.

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  7. So want acuddle from Kobi, love your processing good luck with job hunting....

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  8. I like the look of Kobi - soft, fluffy, friendly and with some patience to be a model. Is he a poodle or what? Looks a bit like Bella, who is a poodle crossed with something, except curlier!

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  9. Your mouseover turned out so awesome! What a cutie :)

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  10. What a great story - and a great attitude. I think your cobweb removal is like stopping to smell the roses. It's the simple things and enjoying what we have right now that makes us happy. I think that's why you have abundance in your life, because you are thankful for what you have right now. I think my abundance is that I've found what makes me happy and it's been right here all along :) My kids, my photography, my family, my stuff, my house, my animals, being able to travel occasionally and appreciate the world around me...

    Love the mouse-over photos too....must learn how to do that! I am soooo behind with my eCourses :(

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  11. I love the quote and the textures and your positive attitude! Abundance shows up for me in friendship and tiny blessings.

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  12. Oh my word...JUST ♥ the camera and Kobi together. I have got to try that pose...just adorable.
    Laurie @ Pride in Photos

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  13. Hi Lissa, love your mouse~overs!! I still have to tackle that lesson...your curve type is great too! Love your little Kobi!

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  14. Kobi is surely a sign of abundance in your life - his abundant love for you! Abundance has shown up in so many ways in my life - I am so grateful.

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