This is the perfect climate. Now is the perfect time
to do all that you can to make your world sublime.
No more empty promises. No rain checks or excuses.
No masking of reality to obscure your abuses.
Look back in your history to see the full extent
of all the possibilities that in the past you meant
to “see about” tomorrow. Then tomorrow never came,
for when it did, it seems that you made it just the same
as the day that came before it, so now you’ll never know
what your life may have turned into if you’d only let it grow.
Relaxation’s fine if it’s used as a reward––
but it should be an end result that we are heading toward.
It cannot replace doing. Doing is what life is for.
Without learning and accomplishing, existence is a bore.
Prompt words today are promises, sublime, history, extent, relax and mask. (The captions on the photos below may seem disjointed, but I decided to leave all the captions from earlier times I’ve used these photos. They do, in a disjointed way, create a little story all their own.)
Paint your flower, or if you prefer, paint the strips before you cut them apart. I prefer to do the individual flowers because you don’t have to wait for the paint to dry.
Wonderful art cards made by the kids at LCS
I again lunched on baked beans from the bean pot from Hell. Every time I take a bite, two bites grow back. I was reduced to making my own pork and beans from scratch and no matter how many ingredients I add, they don’t taste like those of my mom, who started out with Van Camp’s canned pork and beans and then added her own magic ingredients. With no pork and beans available in any store in town, I started out with dry white beans and added ketchup, mustard, cider vinegar, bacon, onions, barbecue sauce, Worchestershire sauce and brown sugar–but they don’t taste like Mom’s.
The theme of the camp is “When you Wish Upon a Star.” This camper has taken the theme seriously on his mask.
This little girl may be one of the friendliest in camp, at least when it comes to the counselors. She has a hug and a kiss for me every morning and when she leaves in the afternoon.
Fill pan with enchiladas and if you wish, put a narrow stream of sauce down the middle of enchiladas and top with scallions, grated cheddar and black olives.
to find nature’s material for interesting sculptures.
Sometimes a guy needs his personal workspace, but glad I checked for paint and glue before I sat down in this chair afterwards.
The small framed piece upon the wall above her easel captured my interest because elements matched the current painting she was working on.
Possible addition to the center of the east facing wall. See the blank spot?
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