Friday, July 20, 2012

More from Behind the Scenes - Five (5) Questions!

Well, that Kim and Xanthe  continue to stretch we "grasshoppers" taking the  Behind the Scenes e-course.  So today we have five questions to right or wrong answers...  So here goes:

1. What makes you five words or less...?

Hmmm...I have to narrow it out down to five words...but seems to me there is NO limit on photos!!!!!! (woot woot!)

Answer:  Time slowed to embrace moments! 

(what moments you say?  Watch for a super video before the end of this question by Ann Voskamp)

To embrace my grandsons

 Eyes of Wonder
In Mamaw's Garden

To "Look at the birds..." Matt 6:26


To commune with nature

Gold Leaves Reflecting on Water

To appreciate my "Edster"...he was gone for three days and look how he laid out my pills!

 Just Had to Post This

To love up my son and daughter

Ecstatic JoyGood and Perfect Gift

To spend time with my Bible, journal, a cuppa, and my God

Wonderful Words of Life

Time to relish in meaningful relationships

Tom and Peggy Foster

 Time to be present with all the families I serve

A Day of Privilege in Pediatric Palliative Care

Time to remember those I've lost

A Life is a Living Story

Time to really see ...and be GRATEUL for these moments!


2. What talent would you most like to have?

ANSWER:  To be able to see typos before I upload to Flickr!

 Natural Wealth

3. What words and/or phrases do you overuse?
 Wordle: Really

4. What is your favorite book and/or movie?

ANSWER:  Really? <---see!  I think that is obvious if you've read my blog... <smile>

and movie...that's a toughie...but I'm a sucker for good indie films...can I pick two?

The Trip to Bountiful (Geraldine Page's last movie for which she won an Oscar as Carrie Watts)


Strangers in Good CompanyKim Klassen, this is a Canadian film!

5. If you could go anywhere in the world for a creative retreat, where would you go?

ANSWER:  For me it is more about the environment/atmosphere, than a particular place.  There would need to be the sound of natural running water outdoors;

 Mountain Stream

Area rich with mountains, remoteness, hard to access places

View from Whittaker Station

The comforts of home but still rustic

Color at the Fenceline

Plenty of flora!

 My Garden Forever

Plenty of wildlife!

 Caught in the Act
So, those were not quick answers...but they were fun!  Thanks for indulging me!

With gratitude,


  1. Beautiful posts and photos. Thanks so much for sharing Denise. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. I am so with you on the typo thing! I thank God every time I write a post for that red squiggly line underneath the words I mis-spell! : )

    Have a great weekend!

  3. The video was beautiful...I watched it til the very end. Thanks so much for sharing :)

  4. Denise: I am so impressed with your photographic talent, typography, and composition. Simply striking images. And wow, look at that fawn. Soooo sweet.

    I too love to be near water and I only chose one place that would meet that criteria. And really? That's one of my words too! ;->

    Thanks for sharing your talent.

  5. This was difficult.
    1 What makes me happy? This week it would be: Spending time with my grandsweeties.
    2 What talent would I most like to have? I wish I could keep a spotless house.
    3 What words or phrases do I overuse? I’m sorry. Do you know what I mean?
    4 What is my favorite book and/or movie? Cars (Disney Pixar) and He Speaks Softly (Bob Benson)
    5 If I could go anywhere in the world for a creative retreat, where would I go? There are so many places I haven’t been, I just don’t know. Water, mountains, and lots of trees. Quiet. Simple, but with access to internet. 

  6. Tina - toally get the "I'm Sorry" thing...and I LOVE Bob Benson! Remember when "Come Share the Being" was so popular when we were in college?

  7. I could use the typo talent as well! I've been enjoying reading your blog during the BTS class. I found myself looking for the good during the day. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Yes I remember. I heard him speak and it added so much joy later when I read his books. I could hear his little laugh.

  9. Denise, So impressed with work, particularly like the simplicity of the Bible photo. It inspired me for a project I've been mussing over so thank you!

  10. I had so much fun reading this! Your pictures are stunning - especially the black and white of your grandson. And, how lucky are you to have someone care enough to so thoughtfully lay your pills out for you. So sweet!

  11. Tomala MoneypennyJuly 20, 2012 at 11:24 PM

    Denise - a perfect example of beauty being in the eye of the beholder! Your work is wonderful.

  12. Absolutely wonderful, Denise! I'm here from the BTS class and I just had to tell you how much I enjoyed reading this. Your video was breathtaking -- I watched it twice. Thank you so much for sharing this.

  13. Thanks so much for your kind words. This video is something I need to view AT LEAST once a day...our perspectives are SO skewed!

  14. My husband is a dream...he is such a giver! He is retired on a disability pension, while I work full we both contribute in different ways. All is grace!

  15. Tomala - Thank you for stopping in. I hope you'll sign up as I try to post entries several times a week (when I'm not in blog school - haha). We need to connect over a tea or coffee!

  16. Tina - His wife is just as good!

  17. Angela - thank you so much for your thoughtfulness. It's been hard keep up with the blog and my I'm going my own pace. That Bible was in an actual coal camp house that was preserved at the Beckley Coal Mining Exhibit. Trust me, the coal camps never looked that good.

  18. We say it at work a lot. Really? Really. Really??? (in a succession of 3) The other word I use a lot is an emphatic response.

  19. I'm glad you've been inspired to see the good, the mercies, the gifts...they are there...we just don't stop to be mindful and grateful. So, when I'm making a typo...instead of grumbling over the typo, I should be grateful I can type! :)

  20. The red squiggly line -- now that IS a gift!

  21. Doesn't it just change your perspective in less than 5 minutes????

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