a moment of attention. a moment of intention. one day at a time.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

jour 86::365 (sooc #4)

jour 86::365 (sooc #4), originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

a photo
of a photo
of a painting
on a wall

thrice removed

(original photo by bonnie lynn, fine art photography - www.bonnielynnphoto.com)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

jour 85::365 (sooc #3)

jour 85::365 (sooc #3), originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

on queen street

loud voices
tv cameras

must be election time

jour 84::365 (sooc #2)

jour 84::365 (sooc #2), originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

a small detail
from the byward market
caught my eye today

tin house courtyard
a small quiet enclave
in a busy quarter

Monday, March 28, 2011

jour 83::365 (sooc week #1)

jour 83::365 (sooc week #1), originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

i'm challenging myself
to a week of
straight out of camera shots
a.k.a. "sooc"

mostly out of necessity

a painful condition in my right shoulder
is making it more difficult
to maneouver the mouse
during post-processing of my images

so i'll give my arm a bit of rest
and practice acceptance of imperfection
at the same time

jour 82::365

jour 82::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

i can hardly believe
that i am now part of
this historic road race
- the oldest in north america

on this
the 117th running of the race
i placed 5240th out of 5878 runners
and as i look back on the experience
of running farther than i've ever run before
i know that
what i lack in speed
i make up in heart

jour 81::365

jour 81::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

once again
i am drawn
to lines and patterns

here, the empty seats of copps coliseum
await tomorrow's excitement
of the "around the bay road race" finishers

i plan to be one of them

Friday, March 25, 2011

jour 80::365

jour 80::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.


just another stroll
the urban landscape

Thursday, March 24, 2011

jour 79::365

jour 79::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

green man
oh green man
resting on my window sill
won't you please
send spring our way?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

jour 78::365

jour 78::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

if i lie down for a nap
at 6pm
and don't get up
until 6:30am...
does that still qualify
as a nap?

as i take this day
to let my body recover
from whatever it is fighting
i turn to the little things
that bring me joy
like these vintage fabric-covered pins
on my messenger bag

jour 77:365

jour 77:365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

while waiting
for an appointment
i was drawn
into this moment
of midday
across the way

jour 76::365

jour 76::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

first full day
of spring


Sunday, March 20, 2011

jour 75::365

my hommage to momix

a company of dancer-illusionists
that left me

it was like watching
a painting
unfold upon a canvas
while the artist's hand
remained unseen

see for yourself

jour 74::365

jour 74::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

"In the event of the insufficiency
of everything attainable,
we come to understand that here,
in this life,
all symphonies remain unfinished."
- karl rahner

to be human
is to be in a constant state
of sacred restlessness,
forever seeking
union with the divine

Friday, March 18, 2011

jour 73::365

jour 73::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

i rose from my meditation
and the sun was pouring
into the room

my childhood doll
caught my eye
as she peeked out
from inside the closet

jour 72::365

jour 72::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

every once in a while
i see something
on the street
that makes me go:

i can't help but wonder
about the life
that walked a mile
in those shoes

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

jour 71::365

jour 71::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

good friends
good food
party hats

what a great way
to spend the evening

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

jour 70::365

jour 70::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

i wasn't ten steps out my front door
when i stopped in my (icy) tracks
and looked down

while i lay sleeping
my driveway
a.k.a. "the lake"
had transformed
into a crystal tableau

Monday, March 14, 2011

jour 69::365

jour 69::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

a sunny view
of historical lowertown
only a few minutes from
my office building
too often forgotten
as a place to roam

jour 68::365

jour 68::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

when the hours of the day
run out
and the shutter has not yet
i turn to my faithful friends
to offer up
a smile

Saturday, March 12, 2011

jour 67::365

jour 67::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

a landing pad
for the fingers
determined to reach out
into the darkness
of cyberspace

Friday, March 11, 2011

jour 66::365

jour 66::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

i am a hat girl
rarely venturing outside
without my

i was pleased to discover
a delightful miliner's shop
in the market today
and, not surprisingly,
walked away with a new
jaunty cap

Thursday, March 10, 2011

jour 65::365

no sooner has lent arrived
than the boss brings in treats

chocolate is not on my lenten list

(65 down - 300 to go!)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

jour 64::365

jour 64::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

There is something innate
to the human soul that knows that,
every so often,
one must make a journey of descent,
be smudged,
lose one's luster,
and wait
while the ashes do their work.

All ancient traditions abound
with stories
of having to sit in the ashes
before one can be transformed.
- Ron Rolheiser, OMI

(happy lent!)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

jour 63::365

jour 63::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

the mid-morning sun
at play
with my wooden bistro table chair

shadows & light
on my fully lived-on
hardwood floor

Monday, March 7, 2011

jour 62::365

jour 62::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

my tired eyes
rest upon the shadows
created by the late day sun
and magically,
i smile

Sunday, March 6, 2011

jour 61::365

jour 61::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

on your mark
get set...

a snowy, slushy day
sent me to the dry comfort
of the indoor track
for today's long run

round 'n round
50 times
what a way to spend
the morning

jour 60::365

jour 60::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

a dreary, wet, wet day
made bearable by the presence
of friends
and pencil crayons

Friday, March 4, 2011

jour 59::365

jour 59::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

i fed my love of dance tonite
and thoroughly enjoyed
the feast

nyc's cedar lake contemporary ballet company
performing Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Orbo Novo

but i suppose you could have
figured that much out
by the poster in my photo

Thursday, March 3, 2011

jour 58::365

jour 58::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

out of the barrel
and into the spotlight

(don't mind me... i'm just monkeying around)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

jour 57::365

jour 57::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

two little love birds
resting on a window sill
in our upstairs hallway

i hope i never
take them
or what they represent
for granted

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

jour 56::365

jour 56::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

i rarely reach
for the f-bomb
but today was one of those days
where it seemed particularly

early stages of frozen shoulder
a.k.a. adhesive capsulitis
combined with a massage therapist
who is fearless
and digs deep
made for a very uncomfortable

jour 55::365

jour 55::365, originally uploaded by jag@lwh.

bids us adieu
with a ferocious

(view from my office window on a not-so-typical monday morning)