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A Stolen Moment

Sitting a my little oasis at work I see another who appears to be really deep in thought.

I had to capture it. It did feel like I was intruding on his space.

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Deep in Thought

So I showed him the edited picture, he liked it, and ok’d me to post it. He admits that he was doing some major thinking.

 

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Just a Little Bull

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A Frog in the Making

Last week while taking pictures of my Work Place Oasis I was able to capture some tadpoles resting on a submerged log.

It still amazes me how nature works.  These creatures start off their life more like a fish then a frog.  Over a short period of time they emerge looking nothing like how their lives started.

tadpoles

 

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Work Oasis

As of this post the temperature in my part of New Jersey is 79°F. Another perfect day!

I am enjoying my Work Oasis but I am not alone.  Today there are plenty of visitors getting out and enjoying this beautiful weather.

I snuck a few shots of them on their walk.

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House the weather in your neighborhood?

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Wordless Wednesday: Just Peachy….

…..well just a few words.

A miniature peach colored rose added to my Balcony Oasis.

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peachy

 

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When will they come?

I purchased a Dianthus plant and it has just bloomed like my miniature rose.  This plant is supposed to attract butterflies.

I am patiently awaiting some butterflies to appear in my Balcony Oasis.

Awaiting butterflies ...

Awaiting butterflies …

 

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My First Bud

My first miniature rose bud in my Balcony Oasis.  I am so HAPPY to see that it truly survived.  This miniature rose was purchased at the beginning of spring and it was in the house.  It started to die and I thought it was a goner.  When the weather finally broke I put it outside and hoped that it would come back and it did!

I believe all of these were taken with the extension tube on.

 

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(PS is anyone else have problems creating a gallery?  When I select tiled mosaic it comes up squared tiles in the preview and vice versa.)

#100 Happy Days – DAY 1 5/7/14

After someone likes my post I like to view their page and see what they write.  I browsed thru Andreas blog, Cooking with a Wallflower,  after she liked my post “Moms Backyard“.  She has a lot of delicious recipes and great meal ideas. If you haven’t already you should check her blog out.

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One of her post talks about a  100 Happy Days Challenge that she is doing with her sister and cousin.  I thought about this and decided to see if I can be Happy for 100 Days.  

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Most days for me are pretty good until Monday morning when I have to start my work week.  Since 2008/2009 the mortgage industry and economy hit an all time low.  I work in the mortgage industry as a case manager dealing with people struggling to make a mortgage payment, applying for a modification,  awaiting final decisions for a short sale, Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure, and even foreclosure at any moment.  In most of these situations the homeowner truly wants to keep their home.  But due to circumstances out of their control that is not possible most of the time.

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In dealing with other people’s emotions it can make for a mentally draining and long day.  I must listen to and empathize with each of their situations (on average 75 calls and emails a day).  After hearing their struggles, I go home and decompress and attempt to deal with whatever is going on in my life.  But most times there is not enough hours in the day to handle what I need for me.

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That is what makes this a GREAT Challenge for me.  It will help me decompress even before I get home by making me work to find a tha Happy Moment each day.

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Today is post #1 Here is what made me HAPPY today.

Balcony Garden

Balcony Garden

Balcony Garden

Balcony Garden

Balcony Garden

Balcony Garden

 Living in an apartment has its advantages and disadvantages to having a single family home for a person that likes to garden.  I decided to create “Robin’s Balcony Oasis”.

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These are the first flowers for the baskets that will hang over the railing.  I will be going back to Pope’s Garden to get even more.

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My grandson, Mr. Man makes me happy everyday even on those bad days!

Mr. Man

Mr. Man

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