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Make Good Choices

i spied him through the drive-thru window… dark-rimmed glasses sat heavy on the bridge of his nose, bleached tips at the ends of his short, dark, spiked hair and big holes in his earlobes, filled with black plugs. he was maybe all of twenty years old. maybe. he smiled as he took my cash, and […]

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Southern Gal - August 24, 2015 - 10:27 am

Yes, this: “as an adult, i know that there might not be a great choice, but one choice will always be better than the other and there is always, always a choice, even if the choice is simply my disposition in the face of chaos.” As an adult, I have the ability and responsibility to make good choices each and every day. Thanks for sharing this, Patty!

(We always tell our children to make good choices. And we add, “All choices have consequences. Good or bad, choices have consequences so think them through clearly and carefully.” Am I telling myself that? Hmm.)

Julia - August 25, 2015 - 9:45 pm

I was just thinking about you today. So I pulled up finding serendipity. And here you are :-) Gorgeous photography. Good choice of pictures :-) and words!
So true- thank you for sharing- Good to see you on here again.

lisa - August 26, 2015 - 7:51 pm

Oh my, the only thing more beautiful than your photos are the wise words that accompany them. I wonder how many people were told the same thing but dismissed his advice based on his appearance or age. Wisdom comes in many forms….and from many sources. Yes, we all need to think about the choices we make. For ourselves and the little eyes that watch us.

Liz - November 25, 2015 - 2:40 am

You were on my mind today as I haven’t seen anything from you in my blogroll. I miss joining up with 1440 but know there must be a reason.

Wise words and a great post. I hope to see you back posting soon! :)

Hello August

hello, august. you’ve been dangling in front of me, the golden carrot that urges me on, for months… once the building is finished once we move out once we move in once we’re up and running once the boys are home (or once they go back to school) once she’s driving once the fourth of july is […]

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Southern Gal - August 14, 2015 - 11:12 am

Hello, you! August holds much promise and some disappointment as I look back at all I had planned for the summer. I didn’t get nearly any of those things done, but I do have a 13yo who prayed last night thanking the Lord for a good summer. That changed my perspective a little. 😉 I pray you find that place in the Lord where all you can see, feel, taste and hear is Him.

Gorgeous phone photos!!

Julia - August 25, 2015 - 9:42 pm

Patty- these pictures are just stunning! Beautiful! Do you ever sell any of your images? For peole to use for cards or to frame? How could I go about doing that?
Thanks so much- Julia

Weekly Wanderings – Pierced Wonderings - August 24, 2015 - 10:00 am

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March On, #StrongGirl, March On

Alice::  How long is forever? White Rabbit::  Sometimes, just one second. ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland * i stretched and yawned and tried to figure out where i was. and how i got here. it was my bed in my room in my house, and yet, it was so unfamiliar. it seemed… clear. correct. […]

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Southern Gal - May 21, 2015 - 10:50 am

I pray your journey is full of God’s blessings, especially when you can’t see them clearly. And when you can, I hope the boundlessness of His love keeps you in awe. Hugs.

Julia - June 12, 2015 - 2:10 am

I loved this so much-
Thanks for sharing. I think your photography is gorgeous!

Liz - July 18, 2015 - 4:19 pm

I can totally relate to this… In fact, I had been missing your posts and linking up with 1440, that I came to see if you were back posting.
I have had my own huge crash to reality over the last 5 years and I have been feeling so incredibly lost of late, and hoping that I would wake up and discover it was all a dream… But alas, this is now my life and I need to adjust and accept that this is my new “normal”. I hope and pray that you are blessed beyond measure.

Southern Gal - August 3, 2015 - 11:30 am

Missing the view from your camera, Patty.


did you happen to see the movie Twilight? the part where bella falls into a deep depression after edward leaves her? the camera pans around her and in what i think was brilliant filmography, demonstrates the passage of time through her bedroom window. as the camera spins, we see her walls and then her windows, […]

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nic - March 25, 2015 - 8:44 am

Your photograghs are stunning. ♥nic

Stephanie - March 25, 2015 - 10:19 am

Nice to see you again! As usual, gorgeous shots.

Southern Gal - March 25, 2015 - 11:46 am

There you are. 😉

So, so happy to see your beautiful photos and words again, Patty.

Happy 50th Birthday…late. Sounds like an amazing time your husband planned for you.

I’m so sorry for the loss in your community.


Jarek - April 24, 2015 - 5:12 am

Stunning photos. Congrats

Julia Perry-Sullivan - May 11, 2015 - 11:53 pm


Liz - July 18, 2015 - 4:03 pm

Such a fabulous collection of images!! You have a true gift!

Weekly Wanderings – Pierced Wonderings - March 29, 2015 - 11:08 am

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The Breaking of Rose Colored

goodness. is it march already? i opened my email one day last week and found a short message from my blog friend renee, at it was brought on by love. it was there shining like a gemstone and nestled among those from lawyers and accountants and business people. she doesn’t know this {yet}, but this little note brought […]

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Jen - March 7, 2015 - 2:46 am

I was so excited when I saw this in my bloglovin feed this evening! I get busy and caught up in my life and all the things that I have going on that I sometimes forget how much I’m missing things. And I have definitely missed your posts!

As always, gorgeous photos. Thank you for sharing the journey.

Teresa Cline - March 9, 2015 - 5:01 pm

Welcome back! Missed your beautiful posts!

Dana - March 10, 2015 - 5:32 pm

So glad you’re back!!! Lovely post as well as pictures!

Julia - March 14, 2015 - 8:06 pm

So glad you are back!!! Beautiful- Thank you…

[…] The Breaking of Rose Colored – Finding Serendipity. I didn’t realize how much I had missed Patricia’s posts until this one popped up in my bloglovin’ feed. I have always loved her photos, and one of these days I want to be like here. And Kathy of You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out. I’m glad that Patricia posted these photos and thoughts. […]

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