Monthly Archives: October 2014

Shoes – For A Cause

This photo was taken Saturday 10/25/14 in Mineral Wells Texas

The shoes in this photo just completed walking 18 miles. The shoes and the people wearing them are extremely tired. But this is only a training walk. The real walk and the real milage will take place 2 weeks from the day this photo was taken.
These shoes will join thousands of other shoes and walk 60 miles in 3 days. The goal is to raise money and awareness for breast cancer.


Each shoe represents someone’s battle against breast cancer. Some of those battles were won and others were lost.

But each shoe carries with it:
– hope for a cure
– tears for a loss
– courage for a battle hard fought.

At the end of the 60 miles each person will take off one of their shoes and hold it high. That moment will sybolize a salute to our fellow walkers who are survivors of this disease. It will also allow us a moment to reflect on those that have lost their battle against breast cancer. And those that continue to fight.

shoe salute

This walk will begin early morning 11/7/2014 and end the afternoon of 11/9/2014. If you are so inclined please keep the walkers, the survivors and the warriors that fight for a cure in your thoughts. Because, Everyone Deserves A Lifetime!

This post was inspired by Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bare Feet and/0r Shoes

The Mice of the Abandoned House

The mice scurried freely around the old abandon house. Many years had passed without a single human sharing their space. So imagine their surprise when the two large boots moved slowly across the warped floor boards. Their instinct to hide sent the mice darting for safety. Each mouse lay quietly behind the baseboards, watching the two large boots scuff through the dust filled room. The brown boots stirred the dust across the floor. Like an ocean wave crashing into the shore, a barrage of dust filled the protective cubby holes. As though on fire, each mouse burst from behind the wall, scattering for fresh air. The boots, at first intimidating, became comical as they lifted from the floor and flittered from the house like a ballerina. Tree Rabold This Short, short story was inspired by the Writing Essential Prompt: Short Short Stories

Migration Time

It is migration time in Texas. The Monarch Butterflies are passing through. I went to the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens and the Dallas Arboretum and was lucky enough to stand among hundreds of butterflies.

As I zoomed in to get pictures of the monarchs I felt overwhelmed by their beauty and amazed by the journey they were undertaking.

monarch 1

monarch 2

monarch 3

monarch 4