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Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Book of Boo...

"...head for the trees, BooBoo!  I know those trees.  We're almost home!"

I've never been one for New Year's Resolutions. They don't don't seem to have a good reputation for working. Instead, from a young age, I would start off the New Year with a fresh calendar and I would choose a date sufficiently far into the year, and write what I hoped would have happened by then.  Like, at age 7 I might write on the Oct 13 square " I will have a pony by this day"  or when I was 13, "Mark will be my boyfriend by this day" or when I was 21, "I will be engaged by this day".  In the not so distant past, I have been known to write " I will weigh 107 by this day." [!!]

my yearly calendar

Sadly, I don't think any of those things ever happened by "that day", but yet, like Yonks, I'm decidedly optimistic about each and every year, even those "doomed" to be the end of all years!
I mean, I never actually got a pony, but I did end up with lots of horses.  And I never actually ever got engaged, but I eloped with the man of my dreams,
[and after 4 decades it seems to be working].

                                     John Upton
love struck hippies that we were


One of my favorite Bible verses is from Psalm 37


The usual interpretation is that He will give you what you want.  That may be true.  But I also think it means, that He will "place within your heart" the right desires.

So, as my family sat down to put out into the air our hopes and aspirations for 2012, and after we had expressed our prayer for Peace on Earth, and prayers for physical and emotional healing for friends and family, we each gave one special, personal dream that we would desire for ourselves this year...  

and mine is,

[takes deep breath]

 that I might see my photographs published in a real, book. Photos like the one on the top, which is part of a children's story called "The Book of Boo".

I won't place that in a square on my calendar, but I will voice it here.  And I'll come back in a year and check to see what's happened.

Now if only I could find someone to write the words..

And speaking of books, maybe I've been inspired by this... have you ordered your copy?? 

And it is appearing on,here

Kristin's blog was the first one I ever read, back in 2005.  This book is based on the delightful stories from her blog, 
This book is a great read!

à plus tard, mes copines,


  1. Dawn, what a beautiful photograph of you and your husband...I love the clear beauty and innocence of all the potential of youth that I see there.

    And your Boo creation! Oh my, I will be the first to buy this book. It evokes the magic and hope of childhood. Any writer that you connect with to collaborate on this project will be sooo fortunate.

    Here's to all the potential of this brand new year!!

  2. I just love the photo of you and your husband...oh yes, those hippy days!
    I also believe with you on your Book of Boo.I can see it!!!I most surely would buy that book, you have beautiful work.
    Lovely verse, one of my favorites too!
    And thank you friend for the nicest comment I think I've ever had. I too want to be great friends!!!

  3. Here's to book dreams - I got me one of those too. May they come true for both of us :)

  4. I hope your dreams come true.....i love to have a book of you in our home....sigh and well !!..hahahha!! love from

  5. Oh my goodness. OH MY GOODNESS! This is all too magical, I will get back to you on email.

    I SO LOVE that picture of YOU and the man of your dreams for 40 years. What a blessing to see you in this light my dear. LOVE LOVE LOVE your photography, and again, I will be back via email. Anita

  6. Hi Dawne, I've pondered that same meaning for the verse, Oh to have His desires birthed in our hearts... and that could very well mean your desire to have your photography (its so much more than a photo!)published in a book came from Him.

    Thank you for sharing your dream! And that hippie photo of those 2 lovebirds!
    My husband had quite the sideburns when we met : )

    We've celebrated 35 anniversaries so I think it's working out... like you : )

    Love that image of the little guy and his dog.... going HOME!

    ~ Violet

  7. Oh lovely Dawne!!! This post gave me goosebumps!
    Look at these sweet friends gathered here in support of your dreams...I, too, will line up to purchase ANY magical book you produce! Beautiful...may your dreams come true, dear Dawne.
    And what about that exquisite photograph of you and your sweetheart..gorgeous, both of you!
    - Irina

  8. Pinned your lovely image today. I so hope to see your images published. wishing you all the best in this endeavor!

  9. Dawn,
    What a lovely dream...your book will come true. I wish you every success with it.
    I will send an email over in a bit.
    Bonne Année,

  10. Can't seem to locate your email address, your comment you left dosen't have it in the header either. SOrry to be a bother, could you send it to me via my site - you don't have to put it in the comment, just click on my email button.
    Thank you again,
    P.S. MY favorite Bible verse too.

  11. yes, your images will be published but maybe not at first how you expect..I think sometimes letting go of how we think things should turn out and instead letting them be to turn out as they will is all part of learning to follow in his path...

  12. I had to come back. I look forward to playing with your photos my dear. HAVE A TERRIFIC DAY!! Anita

  13. You should follow your dreams. Your photos deserve to be seen by a wider audience. Anita can provide the words - a great team methinks!
    Follow your dreams ......

  14. Di is so right... Anita could write the words to your stunning photos! How exciting this would be!
    My childhood dream was to own my own pony. And as an adult I made it happen... never give up on your dreams, they can come true!
    Abby xx

  15. Dawne,
    I've never been into New Years resolutions either. I just try to be the best me I can be, ya know? I hope the January days are being kind to you, and I hope your 'personal dream' with your photographs being published comes true this year. You and your husband in that picture...oh my, you should frame that one! I know how much you love Paris, and I thought you might enjoy our Paris post today. Thank you for being such a dear friend to me this year. You have a heart of gold.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  16. I wish you the very best with this lovely project. I was really struck by the photo of Boo, and the small introduction to it. I think you have the words as well to make this desire come true. Congratulations! I look forward to seeing it happen.


  17. Good morning dearest! Thanks for coming and I USED IPHOTO to enhance my otherwise BANAL photos! THANKS FOR NOTICING, but of course, you would since you are a master! Back later to see your new post. OOOH...BOO! I will use this weekend to put my story map onto a rough draft! Anita


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