It Starts with You: – Counting your blessings.

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. 

– Nido Qubein

At my age I have learned it doesn’t matter where I am in order to see beauty and wonder. To have a full, happy life one can just visit and see family or friends to appreciate what we have been given.  It doesn’t have to cost money.  Friends, family, peace and happiness are free and offered to anyone, provided they realize that is what matters.

I want to thank whoever invented the digital camera.  All these free pleasures we are given can be captured forever.

I am truly blessed.

A Halloween moon while I passed out candy to the ghosts and goblins.


A spectacular sunset New Years Eve.


My mock Cherry Tree in bloom.


To Feel: – Peace/Light

Look towards the sky after a storm passes.  Black. rolling clouds churn overhead and suddenly a light, with rays of beams break through.  A feeling of peace, of contentment spread within.  There is someone overhead watching.  I choose to believe it’s God.  It’s as though I know it’s God.  It is a feeling within I feel intensely.

by Carol of Malibu Photography


Look to a sunset, see the light.  Again a feeling spreads within.  I am so happy to feel this and it has carried me through many obstacles in life.

 by Carol of Malibu Photography

 It always seems as though when I am down as low as I can go, the sky creates light for me. My spirits lift.  I wish I could give this to everyone as a gift of lightness.

Designing Book Covers

Designing Covers

My current project is a suspense story called Angels Among Us.  When my mind is over-consumed or stymied, I turn to designing covers for my latest novel for a break.  Today I designed a cover I like and will possibly use. The couple I used is my niece and her husband.  The picture behind is a picture I took of the sunset last night in the mountains.