Blogging A to Z Challenge: A is for Ansel Adams

“Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communication, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.”

Ansel Adams

I chose Mr. Adams to start my A to Z Challenge as I have always admired his nature photography… take a look at some of his work on his website The Ansel Adams Gallery. His dramatic black and white photos have such emotions tied into them… they are stunning.

In case you are new here, I have taken part in the A to Z Challenge unofficially a couple of years now and this year I have decided to do the theme of quotes. Let’s hope it is a fun and educational month!

A Perfect Match

Photo by Vlada Karpovich on

“When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Communication is key in any relationship, but the communication must be honest too. When it is nothing but lies being told there is an erosion of trust that is so very hard to repair. Find someone willing to talk with all truth and you will have half the battle won.

For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – transitory

Happy and Grateful – Day 192

July brings fireworks, picnics, pools and air conditioning. It is a time for those of us in the USA to celebrate our “birthday” and a personal time for me to celebrate life. It is hot and humid days and thunderstorms cooked up at night. I am continuing my challenge to find happiness and gratitude in every day. Join along in the comments or on your own blog. There is always good in every day.

Another day to regroup.  After the stress of the car trip to the city yesterday all my muscles ache today and I have been exhausted.  I was definitely grateful to take a couple of naps today.  And thankfully I am still feeling tired enough that sleep should not be too hard to attain tonight.

My happiness was simple today.  Communication.  An email to a friend and a talk with my boyfriend both put my spirits in a better place.  Most anytime I can really communicate with someone it is good for the relationship.

I have taken a pain pill tonight and am feeling like sleep is sneaking up on me.  Please remember to be aware of your happiness and gratitude every day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 97

We have reached the month of April and I am still on course to post daily with my happiness and gratitude I have found.  Please join in if you feel like doing this too by sharing in the comments or on your own blog.  There is so much to be happy and grateful for.

Today was another day of sunshine and the windows open.  It was so nice to hear the birds chirping until the kids pouring out onto the playground drowned out their songs.  It really was the perfect day for a walk… if only my back had not been bothering me.

I did see a friend today though and that made me happy.  It was through a video message, but that is better than nothing.  My friends mean the world to me and to be able to keep in touch with them in some manner is wonderful and I am grateful for that.