Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Perceived difficulty

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain

There are many things in life that we think are too difficult to tackle and as a result we don't try them. We have the argument in our head that always talks us out of trying something that looks difficult. And in doing so, we rob ourselves of an opportunity to grow and learn and enjoy.

Drawing glass is one of those perceived difficulties.

We see all those little slivers of light and shade and we think its too complex to even try. But it isn't. We simply believe that it is without trying to disprove our own self doubt.

With many things that initially look difficult, when we break them down into smaller, more manageable pieces they become easily acheivable. The mind is a wonderful thing to use. Push it to its limits, let creativity soar, let your mind and eyes see and translate that to paper and canvas.

There are Embden geese on the farm. These are the classic geese, the 'Mother Goose' geese of fairy tales and are beautiful birds with pale blue eyes, snowy white feathers and bright orange beaks and feet. They are housed in the meadow for the summer and love the grass and sun as well as keep the horse company even if they don't enjoy the company as much as Kit does.

Finally, part of dinner tonight. Fresh tomatoes. I love these tiny sweet ones in salads. I eat them like candy, they're irresistable.

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Sara said...

I was just having a discussion with another blogger about how absolutely divine a warm cherry tomato is simply wrapped in a fresh basil leaf and eaten... just ... like... that!

Jeanette Jobson said...

add a little bit of mozzarella cheese to the mix and its heavenly. I make salads with just that...tomatoes, mozzarella and basil drizzled with a balsamic vinegrette. Food of the gods!

Mary said...

What a great picture Jeanette and your tomatoes are luscious. The two comments are also mouth watering.

Robin Neudorfer said...

Oh how I would love a tour of your landscape. I also am growing tomatoes, but mine are the golden variety this year. They have been a hit.
Wonder if my neighbors would accept a goose?