Thank You

On this day of gratitude
I want to thank you-
For all of your support,
your comments, your views,
your posts, your words;
for making a dream of mine come true.

You’ve made this leap of faith,
one I was almost unwilling to take,
a unforgettably rewarding experience
I’m glad I decided to make.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

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A Sometimes Talent

It doesn’t always happen.
Eight times out of ten whatever I visualize in my head doesn’t look the same when I get it on paper, but every now and again it works out alright.
I thought I’d share one of the pictures I was most proud of here since the focus of my blog is self expression and creativity…and I’ve never shared my ‘art’ before. (Kind of scary…)

*The painting was done in watercolors.*

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Image Copyright: Kati Bergman 2014

 

Snow Day in November?

The meteorologists have been predicting some strange and crazy weather of late.  Yesterday temperatures were in the mid 70’s and tied a record for the warmest day in November set back in the 50’s.  Tomorrow they are predicting we’ll see some of that winter wonderland white snow.  Of course they don’t know how much.  So I’m sticking with my go to forcast:  Tomorrow there will be a chance of weather.

We’ll weather the weather whatever the weather, whether we like it or not.  Here’s a short poem about a snow day that I hope you enjoy- no matter the weather!

It may look like fun,
in the wet and the snow,
But should you be playing
out here with a cold?
That frog in your throat
doesn’t sound great
And your nose is quite soggy…
A terrible fate.
I’ve never seen eyes
That are redder than yours,
So do me a favor?
Today? Stay indoors.

Haiku! (Bless You!)

Believe in yourself
when the world gets too crazy
to notice your strengths.

The Story Behind the Poem:

I have a friend who specializes in haiku…and she is very good. Her poems have brought my attention back to the style recently.

I’ve always been intrigued at how poets of haiku are able to translate messages and images in what feels to me, a very restrictive structure. Few words, but powerful messages. I had to give it a try!

Spot the Difference

I never realized how much I love taking pictures…and tonight I realized just how many pictures I’ve actually taken!

As I was flipping through my digital photo albums these two images caught my eye. Being in the semi-delirious half conscious state I find myself in about this time of night I thought my comparison of the two was ridiculously funny.

I hope you get at least a giggle…

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Image Copyright: Kati Bergman 2014

 

Attitude vs.

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Image Copyright: Kati Bergman 2014

 

Catitude

Time Changes

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Image Copyright: Kati Bergman 2014

 

It’s been getting dark so quickly lately.  I’m not on the road for more than 25 minutes after leaving work when my headlights snap on automatically.  The car realizes the difference before I do.  I guess sometimes we get so caught up in the everyday we don’t notice the little changes that slip into our lives, our personalities, our memories, and our perspectives.

I used to love the time change.

It always felt a cozy time of year, the time change, when it got dark early and the air had a chilly nip to it.  We would all be warm and snug inside with a nice hot dinner and sometimes a fire cheerfully glowing in the fireplace.  It was the time of year my mom would take the bath towels and run them through the dryer for us so that when we stepped out of the bath we could be enveloped in a soft fuzzy warmth.

It’s funny how things can change.

The darkness and chilly air now chase me home…and they often win.  And the fading sunlight serves as a reminder that while I may still have a hundred things left to do that day, time is running out.

One thing that hasn’t changed?  Those wonderful dark silhouettes of the trees as the last of the daylight dissolves from the sky.  The branches bold and twisting upwards like fingers stretching out to capture the last of the light.  Or maybe they’re  just trying to slow the passing of the year, which moves so quickly now.  Anyhow…

I think I will always like that.