13 September 2013

A touch of the daydreamer...in Vietnam



Life around Chateau Mango this week.

In my last post I wrote about the signs of September here.
I forgot to mention that I also go into an organizational frenzy in September.
The critical Virgo eye comes out and shows no mercy..for about two days.
Having been a child that was the frustration of many a teacher, 
for the habit of daydreaming...I have to say,
not much has changed...except for my memory.






a wee me..a daydreamer with panache

The other day I took out a calculator to figure out
how old I am. My kids often correct me,
they seem to have a better grasp of it then I do. 

I thought I was 57 when in fact I was 55...
and then one day passed and I was 56. 
A birthday managed to sneak in mid-week.
I lost two years, gained one...
and lost one more. If I could work that theory
on my waist line at the mere tap of a calculator...
my life would be made!


math by dragron fruit

How about you?
Are you prone to daydreaming?
I think my teachers thought it was kind to call it daydreaming.
I have a feeling they may have said that at times,
I had the attention span of a tsetse fly.
I like to think of it as creative fortitude.

daydreaming to the buzz buzz
of a bumblebee

Except in this instance...
I have a desktop computer and a laptop computer.
Both have 30,000+ photos sitting in my photo file. 
I do not know how and why.
I started transferring them to external hard drives 
to lighten the load..took a break for a few days
and then forgot where I left off. 
UGH!

I need someone or something to sort out
my photo life....and then me...
tout de suite!
(toot sweet)


travels by IMG_ number..

The good news...I had a nice little trip down memory lane.
My photos might be a mess...but there is always tomorrow.
Today..I will focus on the positive.
Creative Fortitude = Eternal Optimism
with panache!

A visitor to my window this week...Tussar Silk Moth
Prime time daydreaming with mango panache.
:)

With that...
I wish you a wonderful weekend
full of daydreaming moments
and a whole lot of creative fortitude!

Jeanne xx

PS...

My most memorable daydream as a young girl...
that Davy Jones of The Monkees wrote and sang this song for me.
;)

The Monkees- Daydream Believer




40 comments:

  1. Hi Jeanne,

    Nothing like a daydreamer to add a healthy dose of creativity and inspiration to our lives! It's a good thing those teachers didn't squelch your ability for your mind to wander! I always enjoy your writing and your photography so much.

    Have a great weekend! xoxo

    PS...I always thought Davy Jones was singing to ME!

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    1. Thank you Sandy! I love that you thought Davy Jones was singing to you as well...I would have gladly shared. :)

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  2. Oh HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY my beautiful friend!!! I am sending you wishes of continual discovery, health, hope and yes, plenty of dreaming for the year ahead...

    Gros bisous from Provence where I lift an imaginary glass of bubbly in your honor!
    xo
    h

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    1. One day we are going to have to have that glass for real Heather! Many thanks...until then. :)

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  3. Love this! And hooray! to waking up younger! (How different that I, who jealously holds to each age until the very day I turn. Ask me one day before my birthday how old I am and you will not hear the next day's age!

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    1. I completely understand Stephanie...although I think it took me at least three years to get used to the idea of turning 40 and everyone heard about it. When I turned 50...so much easier and now...I just forget. Dead easy! :)

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  4. Love your little photo of yourself:). Happy birthday month!

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    1. Thank you LPC...one for the memory books. :)

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  5. Lovely post and photographs

    A teacher sent home a note about my daydreaming in class. It was hardly my fault a maple tree branch grew to such beauty it captured my attention more than classwork.
    As for age, I try to put it out of mind because it scares me that when my children are old, I won't be around to take care of them.

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    1. The best part is that they will be able to take care of you... :)

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  6. I love a girl with a healthy imagination. I always got notes sent home about talking to my best friend - endlessly! They would have been trilled with an afternoon or two or day dreaming.

    Your pictures are so pretty and each one begs to tell its story. Enjoy your browsing, er work!

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    1. I think we would have made for an interesting combination in class Web! :)

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  7. daydreaming + yes, that was me + still is me! great photos xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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    1. So glad to hear I am not alone Peggy... xx

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  8. I am absolutely a day dreamer. :) I have an auto-immune disease called Mixed Connective Tissue Disease which attacks my joints (it's similar to Lupus) so I spend a lot of my time combatting it with my dreams for the future. And just like you said...focusing on the positive... I fervently believe that our gratitude is what brings us power!

    Love your posts and blog. Such a treat to read!

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    1. Thank you Mademoiselle Michael...you have a wonderful way of looking at life..a fellow daydreamer focusing on the positive..god bless. xx

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  9. If only our daydreams could come true. I've been daydreaming of late about Paris again next year. I must take a closer look at it, but your picture collage would make a fabulous poster. What say? As usual, your posts really make my day!

    JudyMac (Virgo rising in the first house, and yes, I am somewhat picky-picky) :-)

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    1. Judy...is it that time again, it seems like yesterday you were off to Paris with a shopping list for you daughter. I would say you are about due...surely the Fragonard fragrances/soap would have run low by now... :) xx

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  10. Leslie in Portland, OregonSaturday, September 14, 2013

    If letting my mind wander is daydreaming, then yes, I do that too. With such a rich interior life, I am never bored when I'm by myself. Maybe it is a mistake to be in a profession that requires daily periods of intense and sustained focus on what I'm doing in the outer world...

    Happy belated birthday...cause for at least a month of celebration!! Aren't we fortunate to have lived to such a rich, wonderful age?! Best wishes for decades more! Leslie

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    1. Thank you Leslie...and I agree, very fortunate indeed! :)

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    1. I am sure we must have been daydreaming together Contessa! :)

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  12. Oh but I can't imagine a day without a bit of daydreaming. When I was at LSU, the Monkees performed on campus. I dreamed Davey Jones would ask me out. HA! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Kittie....I can imagine you swooning.. :)

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  13. Forgot to mention, the photo of the "wee" daydreamer is fabulous!

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    1. Thx's Judy, always fun when you come across old photos. :)

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  14. Oh Jeanne, I'm a chronic daydreamer ever since I was a child. I guess I will never outgrow daydreaming. I also have to spend time editing my photos on my hard drive. I will also spend today being positive and focus on the good. Have a wonderful weekend and keep on daydreaming!

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    1. I can see that we have a lot in common Pamela...we can keep on daydreaming together! Your posts on the recent Fashion Shows around the world is a great start! :)

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  15. Jeanne,

    Let me begin by saying that I love that little photo of you...adorable!

    Second my friend, are you sure Davy Jones was singing to you? I am convinced it was me!

    Third, you must write/produce a book, or an ebook, of your absolutely incredible photos. Actually what you should do it wait until you are sitting in your barn office overlooking oyour fabulous farm and write your memoir! I am sure it would be a best seller, something along the lines of "Out of Africa(minus the affair with R. Redford) or like the book, "I Married Adventure(that would be an understatement).

    I hope that you had a wonderful birthday! You should celebrate for the rest of the month especially as you gained and lost a year in the span of a few days.

    Take care JEanne and enjoy your weekend!

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    1. I love the way you dream for me Elizabeth...always great suggestions, thank you!
      PS..Davy Jones singing to me? Absolutely! :)

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  16. Daydreamers Rock! I say that, well, you know....uhm...what was I saying?..You are a cutie patutie in your little sailor outfit;)

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    1. From one cutie patutie to another...you rock! xx

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  17. We could have been sisters in another life, Jeanne.... being a Virgo also I could not have described myself better:-) Loved this post.

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    1. Jeanne...I just love that thought..same name, same birthsign, you get what I just wrote...absolutely! :)

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  18. This made me smile. I almost always make myself a year older when asked my age. I've been saying I'm 57 for most of my 56th year, and I will soon grow into that other number - just when I figured out it didn't apply to me. I recently had all my photographs transferred to CDs, via a mail-in service. Now I can't find where I put the CDs. Is there any hope for us??

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    1. I was feeling a wee bit of envy that you were able to get all your photographs to CD Teri...and then burst out laughing. I say there is always hope..as long as we have a sense of humor..we have no problem on that front. :)

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  19. Love the song ... I'm not a Virgo but I day-dream too. In fact it's one of my, ahem, stronger traits ;)

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    1. A beautiful daydreamer Loree...your posts say it all. :)

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  20. “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”
    T. S. Eliot

    after many birthdays and photos we daydream and begin a new collection of memories.

    I like the chronology ending with the Monkees.

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    1. Thank you Edgar...as always, so enjoy your words of inspiration.. thank you!

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