Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Life's A.........



Have you ever noticed how life can be filled with 'prickly' situations?


Granted, it does get easier as we age and as we learn to react 
more appropriately to these 'thorns' .


I have found that these 'pricklies' become part and parcel 
to this package we call life.


What would we do without them? 


I think we'd lose sight of the important things.




35 comments:

  1. This visual of prickly situations is good.

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  2. Ouch! Don't roll around in the cactus bed too long though.

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    1. LOL! Never do Debra, if I can help it! I'm a very sensitive soul!

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  3. You are so right. Everything combines to make life. It is all about balance. I think we could never appreciate the smoother times in life without the bumps in the road. Nice photos and post.

    I found your blog via Best Posts of the Week.

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    1. Hi Cathy and welcome. Thanks for dropping by. That's right, can't have one without the other.

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    1. Just the way life is and we all learn to live with it.

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  5. Ouch! I don't want that many thorns, lol!

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    1. LOL! The trick is to not allow 'them' to stick!! When you figure out how to do that, let me know!

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  6. Beatiful words and pictures that goeswith it:)

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  7. Jim,
    We have a cactus that is over 6 feet tall. It is night blooming cereus cactus and Richard has to bring it inside during the winter. It blooms in the summer, sometimes twice and it only blooms in complete DARKNESS. The blooms are very large and creamy white and really something special to see.
    So, it is not only thorns on a cactus we can relate to life, but this cactus that blooms beautifully in the dark, quietly and with no one around. (Unless, like us, you are waiting patiently to see the bloom!!)

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    1. That cactus of yours sounds beautiful Kay! Are the blooms fragrant?

      We have to do the same with our Hibiscus plant/tree.....bring it in when the frost comes.

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  8. Hey Jim!
    Did you know that you are one of those on "Best Posts of the week"? I am on there too! Did you put my name forward for it? I don't know how that works!! :-)

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    1. I'm a little suspicious about things like this in which you have no say if you want to be on this list or not.

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  9. I agree Jim - those "smooth" times would be boring if not offset once and awhile with the pricklies.

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    1. Hi Barb. I guess the best way of living would be to have a little of each....sometimes there is no choice however when one side is 'heavier' than the other.

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  10. Goreous blog - so peaceful :) I found you through the blog party - if you need a giggle - come and visit me at
    http://leftoverchocolatestitches.blogspot.ca/
    :)

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  11. Hi Jim!
    All those cactus prickles remind me of memorable encounters with cacti that were painful! Sometimes the prickles are so tiny that you can't get them out; but they hurt or burn! I've had a few run-ins with prickly people! They truly do make you appreciate non-prickly people. Hope your day is prickly-people free!

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    1. Yes I hear you Louise! We wear heavy-duty gloves when handling these cacti. Otherwise, those little invisible thorns can be a pain!!
      I make it habit to stay away from the 'pricklies'/people in life as best I can.

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  12. I think I could handle a few less prickly situations and still appreciate the good times

    ;-)

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    1. And you do that very well Sharon. How about the prickly people in your novels?

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  13. Excelentes fotografias e belas palavras....
    Cumprimentos

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    1. Hey Fernando, thanks for dropping by!!

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  14. Love your photos ! Just incredible shots . I nominated you for the Liebster Award - see my blog for Jan 29 at http://leftoverchocolatestitches.blogspot.ca/2013/01/i-am-liebstered-and-how-to-spend-day.html

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    1. Thanks so much for the nomination. I am flattered. As I don't like to post awards, please don't feel that I am ungrateful for your kindness.

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  15. I love prickly plants. Prickly-people? Not so much! ;)

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    1. Same here Martha! The plants don't talk back!

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  16. Hi Jim, dropping round to see what you are up to and I LOVE today's post, positively awesome and so well written. Look forward to seeing again. Carole

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    1. Thanks so much Carole for dropping by.

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  17. I wouldn't live this life without the pricks.

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