Straight lines go too quickly to appreciate the pleasures of the journey. They rush straight to their target and then die in the very moment of their triumph without having thought, loved, suffered or enjoyed themselves. Broken lines do not know what they want. With their caprices they cut time up, abuse routes, slash the joyous flowers and split the peaceful fruits with their corners. It is another story with curved lines. The song of the curved line is called happiness.
~ René Crevel
There are lines everywhere in nature. Straight, broken, and curvy. The iHeartFaces photo challenge for today is “line”, but I took a little liberty of pluralizing it because while out on my walk today I realized there are lines of some kind wherever I look.
You may be wondering why I’m participating in the iHeartFaces challenge. Well. I have Karma to thank for that. In her post Hearts ‘n’ Flowers, Karma has invited us to join the iHeartFaces photo challenge in lieu of her usual photo challenge. She welcomes us to do the day-by-day challenge as individual posts or come up with one big post. Be sure to leave a link at her place (Hearts ‘n’ Flowers post) if you want to participate. Thanks, Karma!
I won’t be participating on a daily basis. I’m hoping to put a collage together at the end of the month. Speaking of which, the deadline for posting links to Karma’s blog for this challenge is July 1.
The rain we had the other day must have benefited the deerflies, mosquitoes, and ticks. Going out for a walk means donning a hat, long sleeves, long trousers, boots, and if you’ve got ’em, socks long enough that you can tuck the bottom of your trousers into them. Fog yourself thoroughly with insect repellent. I’m not sure the insects are actually repelled by it, but the experts recommend it.
Gloves are not a bad idea, either. The deerflies, I’ve noticed, are quite attracted to my hands, especially when I’m taking photos.
Because of the situation with the insects, I may start taking a daily bike ride rather than a daily walk. The bugs can’t find me when I’m moving on my bike, and it seems to take them a few minutes to locate me when I stop to take a picture.
I have not been feeling well the past few days. I think it’s just exhaustion, nothing a little rest won’t cure. A day at the beach might be just what I need.
That’s about it from the Eastern Shore for today. There is not a lot new to report. I’ve been looking at kitchen designs and trying to make decisions about counter tops, cabinets, and flooring. I’ve also had to look at paint chips as there are one or two rooms we need to paint before we have the kitchen renovated. M and I will be doing as much of the work as we can on our own, but we’ll let the experts take care of the things we don’t think we can handle (or handle well).
The unpacking and organizing sort of continues, although we’re at a halt in some areas. At least it’s much easier to walk around the house now (without tripping over a box!).
Thank you for visiting. I hope your week has been going well so far. I apologize if I haven’t been around to see you lately. The satellite internet connection is so sluggish that I’m losing patience. There’s also the difficulty with visiting blogs in which you are the master of your own domain. I can do it, but it takes three times the amount of time (and a lot more clicks, loading, and reloading if I want to leave a comment).
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂