3.19.2015

Hello dear old friends.

I've been gone for a long time.
Learning. Growing. Healing.

I have started painting.
It's been so good for my heart.

I hope that you can come by and say hello.

It will be great to catch up with you.

Lots of love~

Chasity

http://chasityheck.blogspot.com/


1.24.2013

Dreaming




Vacation: A week on the sandy shore and the rest of the year longing for more.

Panama 2013

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10.01.2012

Metamorphosis

If nothing ever changed, 
there'd be no butterflies.  
~Author Unknown

#310

9.27.2012

Mystical Seclusion


Inside myself is a place where I live all alone, 
and that's where I renew my springs that never dry up.  
~Pearl Buck

#309 

Greer Springs
One of the most magical places I've ever been blessed to visit.

9.26.2012

The Calling

 
The brook would lose its song if you removed the rocks. 
~Fred Beck

Johnson Shut-Ins
Missouri

#308

4.07.2012


The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days.
~Robert Leighton

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3.26.2012

Healing



As long as I can ~ I will look at this world for both of us.
As long as I can ~I will laugh with the birds,
I will sing with the flowers,
I will pray to the stars, for both of us.

March 19th was the one year anniversary of losing my sister.
I've been working hard on restoring my soul
and finding the joy in living again.

I hope you all have been well.

Much love and many blessings.

Chasity

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12.14.2011


Shelter


Home is a shelter from storms - all sorts of storms.
~William J. Bennett

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Day 3
Kim's 12 Days of Textures
'Cosmo


12.13.2011


Frosty




Winter came down to our home one night
Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow,
And we, we were children once again.
~Bill Morgan, Jr.


It has been a while since I played with textures.
I've forgotten how fun and addictive it can be.

This is Kim's Annabelle texture from the
12 days of Textures.


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12.09.2011

En Route


I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless,
as it extends into the world around us,
it goes an equal distance into the world within.
~Lillian Smith

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Got an early Christmas present...
a 55-300 mm lens to play with.
:)

12.08.2011

Flight

My soul is in the sky.

~William Shakespeare~
A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Red-tailed Hawk~ Squaw Creek Wildlife Refuge

11.16.2011


Keeping the Soul Serene

The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.
~Author Unknown


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11.15.2011

Cascading


You may have a fresh start any moment you choose,
for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.
~Mary Pickford

Mammoth Hot Springs ~ Yellowstone

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{I finally made it to the 300s!}

Looks best when you click and enlarge.

11.14.2011


Shadows and Light

Badlands in Black and White

We are each gifted in a unique and important way.
It is our privilege and our adventure to discover
our own special light.
~Evelyn Dunbar

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looks best when you click on the picture to enlarge

11.12.2011


Indian Pond

A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense,
and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety. ~Ansel Adams


We are studying Ansel Adams in school right now.
I am inspired by his story of childhood ~
how he didn't quite fit the mold ....
but he found his niche in life because of the support and
encouragement of his parents.

I hope that I can help my own children discover their passions
and help nurture those so that they can do what they love.



Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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10.07.2011


A Precious Fleeting Moment


The work will wait while you show the child a rainbow,
but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work.

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9.30.2011


One Big Family


What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life -
to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
~George Eliot

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9.27.2011


Ready for a Picnic


God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.
~J.G. Holland

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world bird wednesday

9.26.2011

Yellowstone
Mud Volcano Area

{sooc}

Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture.
~Kak Sri


On this damp morning everything had a surreal glow to it.
The landscape looked like it was painted by an artist.


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9.25.2011


Yellowstone
Upper and Lower Falls





At times, challenges hit with the force of a roaring, rushing waterfall.
The true test, however, is whether you can put your arms up and enjoy the feel of the water.
~Aviva Kaufman

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9.24.2011


Settling In


There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.
~Jane Austen

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camera critters

9.23.2011


Yellowstone
Norris Geyser Basin

The past can't see you. But the future is listening.
Terri Guillemets

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9.22.2011


Yellowstone
Mammoth Hot Springs



We never know the worth of water until the well is dry.
~Thomas Fuller

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9.21.2011


Devils Tower


May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
~Edward Abbey

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9.20.2011

The Badlands 2











I often think the the night is more alive and more richly colored
than the day.
~Vincent VanGogh

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9.19.2011

The Badlands








We just got back from our first real family vacation.
I am going to share some of my favorite moments.

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skywatch friday

9.07.2011


Focused


Keep your eyes always on the SON
and it will lead you in the right direction.

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9.06.2011


Round and Round


Who's to say
What's impossible
Well they forgot
This world keeps spinning
And with each new day
I can feel a change in everything
And as the surface breaks reflections fade
~Jack Johnson
Upside Down

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8.31.2011

My Spark

Thank you for your continued support and kindness.

I've been gone a long time.

I'm just fighting to get my own spark back.

Love

Chasity

8.27.2011

Sparks


Sometimes just looking up and seeing the light is enough.
~Terri Guillemets

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7.10.2011


Orange Crush


I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors.
I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.
~Winston Churchill

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Lisa's MacroMondayLink

7.06.2011


Finding Happiness


May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
~Irish Blessing

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6.22.2011


In Memory


When you are sorrowful look again in your heart,
and you shall see that in truth
you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
~Kahlil Gibran

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6.21.2011

Birthday Series #4

Sugar Bouquet



sugar...and spice...and everything nice.

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6.20.2011


Birthday Series #3

....With A Cherry On Top




Let them eat cake.
~Not Marie-Antoinette?
who knew.

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6.19.2011


Birthday Series #2

Charming

A lollipop in hand instantly makes the heart feel young.

:)

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6.18.2011


Birthday Series #1

HoneyComb Sun



A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip. ~Author Unknown

My two girls and I all have birthdays this month.
It is a whirlwind swirling of cake...candles....candy.... and colorful tissue.


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5.23.2011

Sunrise Series #6

Where Moths are Drawn


Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth,
where moth and rust destroy,
and where thieves break in and steal:
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor rust destroys,
and where thieves do not break in and steal:
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

~Matthew 6:19-21

This plant is Nicotiana~
which draws the moths in at night by its
enticing smell.

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5.20.2011

Sunrise Series #5

Purity

...whatever is true
whatever is honorable
whatever is just
whatever is pure
whatever is lovely
whatever is commendable
if there is any excellence
if there is anything worthy of praise
think about these things.
Philippians 4:8
esv

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i heart flowers photo challenge

5.19.2011

Sunrise Series #4

Fresh

You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt.
~Author Unknown

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