Give yourself permission; enjoy nature, explore and create.

Credit line and copyright, by Schick, 2013

“Hello Mr. Bee! Whatcha’ doing?”

I slept in this morning (yes!). I’ve had a lot going on recently, nothing negative, just busy. But I haven’t been sleeping well. I’m rather a nut about staying balanced in my life so I’ve been frustrated over my inability to sleep soundly lately.

I did all the “tried and true” methods with no success and then a few days ago I sat quietly by myself and considered – everything! And then I moved the things on my agenda aside (those I could) and went completely into artistic mode.

I gave myself permission to enjoy being creative, by first spending some time in the world of nature (maybe not as close up as this amazing photo of a dog and bee (LOL), still I did really immerse myself and then I began to sketch and draw, the results to be shown soon on a forthcoming blog!

And guess what? I am now sleeping like a log. Giving myself over to art and nature and then some private artisitc time did the trick. Helped me balance the rest of my “have-to” activities!

This weekend, give yourself permission to be! Both relaxed and creative. Your mind, body and soul will thank you for it!

Hope you’re enjoying your weekend~

~ Penny

Being at one with nature – take two!

In my post just previous to this one, it was suggested to me (in the comment section) that depending on where you live right now, being “at one” with nature can be a more difficult proposition (not mentioning names here Alastair!) So just for you, here is take two of being at one with nature!


snow stuff


Now if everyone had a good laugh (if you didn’t get it go to the photo of the previous post – should be obvious then!) And now to leave you with a different mentality of being at one with nature!






And there you have it being “at one” with nature (even if it isn’t spring yet!

Have a great day!

~ Penny

penny l howe

Blah, blah, blah


In case you’re curious this could be a perfect photo for having a blah Monday. Which I don’t have to explain to you.

What this really is, according to pet experts is what our dogs actually hear when we are telling them something.


We say, “Bad boy, shame on you, you should know better. No.”

What the dog hears is Blah blah, blah blah blah, blah, blah, blah, blah … No!


What a Cat actually hears when you scold it is —————- !

Hope your Monday is not a Blah one for you! And that I brought at least a smile to your face!

~ Penny

Penny L Howe

Awww-someness to the 4th Degree…

A cup of pooch! A very cute one!

Yes I know, not another one. The thing is, these cute little photos do an amazingly fast job of elevating one’s mood (a happiness quickie so-to-speak lol), for a brief period to be true, still, ya’ just feel good in that moment! Well I do Anyway…So here you go! Awww away!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you leave with a ‘smile’ on your face, or you can deposit same in the comment section, I collect you know! Have a happy day,