Monday, November 15, 2010

Broken camera, not heart broken.

Hello to all my friends. Do I dare check the 'stats' to see whos been sticking around. Good god no! I have not blogged of taken one stinkin' photo for over a week! My camera slipped, and back flipped out of pair of hands. I will not release any names .But , lets just call him ' Butter fingers'.
As promised he said he would replace my camera.  We share our finances and the bummer responsibility of being adults so it would take a little longer to purchase. But, a lightrail trip and a dark bike ride carried us to Target to pick up a sweet little point and shoot Canon. I will be getting back into the groove of things real soon with FFF and Street Style Sacramento.

But I would like to share this with you. Maybe I just need to get it out and release . There has been some big changes in my life. All for the good of course! I am always and forever madly in love with my hunny, and It only continues to get disgustingly more sweet everyday . I love my new dog, Birdie and I am very thankful that I have employment at one of the best shops in town.

I planned on kicking the car to the curb along time ago. I couldn't bare to keep polluting our precious earth , and being the cause of 79 degree Novembers (hehe). I have to say , it has been very hard. I miss the freedom of 'just getting away', how simple our grocery trips to the COOP used to be, and being able to take trips up to the river, apple hill,  Woodsong farm tour , jotting down to the Bay or going to an Farm / Art Benefit at Beatnik Studios in a down pour rain. 
Time moves alot slower when you only have 2 wheels to ride around on.  
I am one for an adventure, and I like being on my bike everyday . I never noticed how beautiful the trees are in midtown. Have you counted all the kitty kitties between here and there?! So many new friends , fallen leaves, open windows and gardens that I get to enjoy. I also love being the only one on the road, parking and gas prices do not exist to me anymore, I seem to sing more often now  . What a huge change, and slow embrace . Why pay for gas when you can pay for a trip to Austin TX, Italy , Greece , Ireland and France!

Enough of that. Debuting pictures from my new camera at a wine tasting that us Magpies went to on Sunday in Amador! 

The mantis comes to us when we need peace, quiet and calm in our lives. Usually the mantis makes an appearance when we've flooded our lives with so much business, activity, or chaos that we can no longer hear the still small voice within us because of the external din we've created.

After observing this creature for any length of time you can see why the symbolism of the praying mantis deals with stillness and patience. The mantis takes her time, and lives her life at her own silent pace.

These traits have lead the mantis to be a symbol of meditation and contemplation. In fact, in China, the mantis has long been honored for her mindful movements.

The mantis never makes a move unless she is 100% positive it is the right thing for her to do. This is a message to us to contemplate and be sure our minds and souls all agree together about the choices we are making in our lives.

Overwhelmingly in most cultures the mantis is a symbol of stillness. As such, she is an ambassador from the animal kingdom giving testimony to the benefits of meditation, and calming our minds.

An appearance from the mantis is a message to be still, go within, meditate, get quite and reach a place of calm. It may also a sign for you to be more mindful of the choices you are making and confirm that these choices are congruent.

Dress & Shoe Clips: Crimson and Clover
Socks: Target
Belt: Somewhere in Portland?

I'm tired. Time to pop in a chick flick and flutter off to sleep.
Good night.


Anonymous said...

Damn, girl. You took some awesome pictures! I love being able to see things through your eyes. :)

Again, it was lovely hanging out with you yesterday. Next up: roller skating!

fashionfarmsandfreedome said...

Thanks gina, you are so sweet. Hey! Since we all have next Friday off, sara and I were talking about rounding up magpie peeps for coffee at weatherstone or something else delicious. roller skating if its open? i think so! YAH!

moonshinejunkyard said...

that is so utterly inspiring that you have given up a car for just your lovely bike. noticing kitties and trees and wet patches in the street and creeks and much better than cooped up in a car. don't get me wrong, i love the idea but i don't know if i could do it. unless i lived in midtown! your photos look gorgeous and make me crave a little jaunt to amador county. and congrats on the new camera.

the Citizen Rosebud said...

best. post. ever.

the photos are ah-mazing. congrats on the new camera.