Thursday, January 31, 2013

January 31st 2013...


I'm not sure. Would we.... 

One month of this project down. Some easier than others. A month of photos with meaning... Some, A LOT more than others. That's for me though... Here's to the next month of 365...

A little Pep Talk from Kid President.

No words need to be said, but you really should take the three and a half minutes to watch this video. You'll be glad you did. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

January 30th 2013....


There will be days when things seem foggy from start to finish. When maybe you think there's a gray cloud hanging over you from the first step to the last blink.....

In reality, if you start to look at the world around you long enough, you'll begin to see so much beauty in even the cloudy moments. You will begin to realize that there are people with so much to give you, that even the heaviest of fogs, is nothing that can't be lifted. And it's those people that help you realize that you can find love and beauty and so much more in the grays... 

“Under the thinning fog the surf curled and creamed, almost without sound, like a thought trying to form itself on the edge of consciousness.”

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

January 29th 2013...


The colours in life.... The colours that others bring into our lives. When you find someone that takes a day which would normally be gray, maybe a few hues of colour here and there and turns those days into a fun confetti filled party, think about how you can bring more of them into your life. From short moments to full days and more. You never know when they could be gone. 

Your life is a great canvas, throw as much paint in as many colours as you can at it......


When was the last time you treated yourself to something sweet. I don't necessarily mean "sweet"... It could be a movie, or a mochafropachino, or for the ladies a mani/pedi (or the guys too)... 

When was the last time you thought about something nice for yourself. Or giving yourself the opportunity to let something happen which could bring a new zest to your day??? 

Well, I think you should think about that. And give in to certain temptations and give yourself a little something you deserve or need. You're not being selfish, you're allowing yourself to love you, and in turn, love those around you even more.


Okay, first off, I wish I could say that bend was intentional... Even more so, I wish I could straighten it. haha.... Anyway, typing isn't going so well at the moment... All I'm going to say is that I started the morning with pancakes from scratch... Made banana apple bread, and had a pretty swell day. 

And now I'm going to close the computer, enjoy the banana bread, know that it was a pretty good day from start to finish and not let a little issue like this take away from anything... (though typing with this splint on will probably drive me crazy in no time at all... haha)

"TWENTY EIGHT" will be better... haha

Saturday, January 26, 2013

January 26th 2013....


There are times in life when things may seem out of focus, maybe the day started out foggy. Maybe it was something as rough as spilling your coffee on the ride to work. Maybe you're just unsure of what the future will look like if you make certain life decisions. 

All we can know, and assure ourselves of is this. The day will clear up. Things will pick up. The future will be in focus and everything will end up so incredible. You just have to allow it to be just that.... 

"A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day..."

(and I just need to note, because I write certain things does not always mean it was part of my day or part of my life at the moment. Just thoughts and at times beliefs...)

Friday, January 25, 2013

January 25th 2013...


At what point do you do something for yourself? When is it finally time to let go and just do something for yourself. Large or small, life changing or day changing or moment changing? 

This tea, from The Green Teahouse, is part of my day changing. Trying to make it part of my daily change. To just slow down for a bit. I, as well as many other photographers, or at least a few, go go and go. We don't always know when to slow down. 

So I find that tea, good tea and the process of making it, enjoying it and relaxing with it help that slow down happen. 

I have other enjoyments that are just for myself, my soul and my mind as well... Much like yesterdays post of something to remind you to stay strong and the likes, do you have something that keeps you grounded? Slows down your day? A just for you thing??? Do you?

January 24th 2013...


So today being my birthday, I decided that maybe I'll share a couple more things about my thought process or what ev'.... 

I want to ask you a question though, is there something that you do or have that reminds you of either someone, something, or a thought process that you need for your day to day life? 

I know I do. These 3 letters being one of my reminders... Also, in a matter of two weeks, I'll have a couple more small tattoos to also remind me of certain ways / thought processes. These things aren't really for anyone else. They're just for me. To remind me of certain beliefs. Powers. Enjoyments. 

Do you have something that does that for you or reminds you of holding strong or the likes? Or anything really????

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

January 23rd 2013...

::Twenty Three::

Ahhh, a pair of my Pumas. I have plenty (though could always go for more. haha). I guess we could wonder how they ended up being the photo of the day. Why not, they're blue and green Pumas. Really though, I was looking at them and they kept yelling "we want to be in a photo of the day, we want to be in a photo of the day"... So be it, they got their wish. 

If only it were that easy for all of us to get our wishes to come true right? 

Thing is, wishing, dreaming and hoping for things are all part of life. And when you come across something, someone or the likes that you feel should be a part of your life or if there's a change you need to make in life, there's only one thing you can truly do. Put one foot in front of the other and walk down the road toward your goal. If it's a change that needs to happen, keep looking forward with each step and know you will get there. If it's a dream or a wish, know that if you keep working toward it or wish it to be, the universe will be by your side to help make it happen.... I mean, there's no other way. Is there???

Now if only I could find a cool pair of yellow pumas? Yellow or Orange two colours I would sport for sure.

::Twenty Two::

A little delay on this one. Only because I was having the sweetest time at a live show with none other than Citizen Cope.... So why not use a shot from the greatness.....

Monday, January 21, 2013

January 21st 2013....

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So here I am, admitting that I did, indeed have a piece of chocolate today.... How do you turn down a Dove.... It's really not about the chocolate anyway. It's about the words. Right????????

And right there, photo of the day, words, chocolate...

Be Fearless.......... What does being fearless mean to you? Is it something to do with a physical challenge? A mental challenge? Life challenge? 

That's for you to decide. Fear however, fear is a choice. You need to think about what you're truly afraid of. Is it something that can physically hurt you? If so, then maybe your fear is warranted. Even so, I've come to a 15 foot drop on my mountain bike and fear was there. But it was a choice. I knew I could roll off the drop. I let go of fear, I rolled off, landed and looked up and said "well done Tim".... There was no reason to be scared. Fear, I think, generally wastes time. It's a choice that literally takes up more thoughts and concerns than needed. 

Next time you allow fear in, ask yourself what you're truly afraid of. Would it be easier to just let it go, face the challenge and rock it out, or to sit in fear, constantly looking at the challenge time and time again worrying about the outcome, worrying about some sort of pain that could show its face? (which even if it does, will generally be temporary) 

Let go of fear and know there will be brighter moments and smiles and calmness on the other side.....

And smile...........

Sunday, January 20, 2013

January 20th 2013


This guy here, one of my favorite bottle openers for sure. I've got a few here and there, this one though, he sits up on the ledge watching over things. 

I don't have much more to say this evening... Maybe just one question. 

At what point do you realize???????

I guess there will be some days where words don't want to elaborate with the photos....

Saturday, January 19, 2013

January 19th 2013...


At what point does one go from believing in the possibilities of a courageous heart to a once courageous heart???

Where does the possibility go? 

A courageous heart with love, no doubt one of, if not the most wonderful thing allowed to us as humans.......... The only thing you owe yourself is to never give up on it because a courageous heart will never leave you stranded.

“Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. ”
― Mary Anne Radmacher

Friday, January 18, 2013

January 18th 2013...


Dream big..... Love.... And shining...

Need I say more? 

First.... Dreams. Some say they don't exist. Or are unreachable. If you're one of those, please, let that go. From a young age of about 13 I've had dreams and they've come true. Never easy, but come true. If you want to know more about them, feel free to e-mail me and know that dreams do come true...

Love.... Is there more I need to say, it's one of the best things in the world, untouchable and almost unbearable all at the same time. Maybe one of the biggest dreams one can truly have?

"You shine", well, for those of you that know me, the whole shine on thing. Crazy that there's a 3 yellow heart right there yelling it right back in my face. And if you don't know where the "shine on" thing came from, feel free to e-mail or ask and I'll share that too. 

Nothing to hide......

Just sharing these 3 yellow hearts for todays photo... Number Eighteen...............

Thursday, January 17, 2013

January 17th 2013


"Perfect: being entirely without fault or defect"

Is there truly such a thing? And if so, who decides what's perfect for anything or anyone. There are things I would love to say I'm perfect for. But would I really be? 
I don't think many words need to do along with this photo. Instead, maybe we just need to think about what perfect truly means. And instead of trying to be "perfect", maybe we can just try to be a little better.

I have faults, they make me human. That much I know.....

Maybe the only thing that can feel perfect is love? It doesn't have to be perfect, but it can feel perfect... I think?


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

January 16th 2013...


At what point does the human mind get wound up and thrown into the "rat race"... Where do we decide to look for happiness??? At what point do we give up on true happiness, the one that shines inside of us, for others, for something more material or when do we just give up in all?

There's the brightest light in each and every one of us, and that brightest light, it shines brighter than any gold... 

"I'm on the pursuit of happiness and I know everything that shine ain't always gonna be gold
I'll be fine once I get it, I'll be good" - Kid Cudi

Thing is. I'm already good because I know where that happiness is...... Question is, do you????

January 15th 2013...


"posted, no trespassing"... At what point did we lose touch with humanity. With taking on our own responsibilities from our own choices and actions. 

Every where we look, people are saying "no"... "keep out"... "Do not".... "at your own risk".......... At what point did we get to a place of blaming "our" accidents, decisions, mishaps, thoughts on someone else the second they don't go as we thought they would. 

I accept my decisions as just that, mine. My actions as well, mine.... I know what I want for my future. If it doesn't work out, that's on me. However there are things I will NEVER let go of. Decisions. Feelings. Beliefs. I will never let go of them, ever... If you feel so strongly about something, why let go of it. Why drop your needs, feelings or beliefs. You shouldn't.

We can go on through life not doing something because we're worried about getting in trouble. We can stop, frozen cold because of a "do not" or an "at your own risk"..... Sometimes risks hold the greatest of futures. All you have to do is leap and know the net will appear.............................

Because............. It will.

Monday, January 14, 2013

January 14th 2013...


So I found myself out of the house crazy early this morning and wound up at Coney Island.... Hence, this photo of the day. 

Just weeks ago, this entire boardwalk and town and general area was devastated by a hurricane. Life throws great oddities at us. And it's what we do with those "oddities" (in this case a great storm) that decides what the future holds. 

Much like they're doing at Coney Island right now, when we have something happen in our lives which throws us a curve ball, possibly forcing us to look at new realities, we do so with two options. We can look at the unknown, the what if's and the why me's or we can step up and embrace what could be fanTABulous and rebuild for true greatness. Which is surely what they're doing here at Coney Island... It will take a lot of hard work and determination, but greatness is surely to follow.....

Sunday, January 13, 2013

January 13th 2013....


Time... We wait for the perfect time. What if now is the perfect time? What if later doesn't exist. Right now, right now is all we have. Isn't it? I guess only we can decide what's right to wait for. 

There are some great quotes on time. As well as some not so great. But for a few.....

“I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
“There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you'd better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you'll never understand what it's saying.”
"I wish there were more minutes in an hour, more hours in a day, more days in a week, more weeks in a month, more months in a year, cause whatever there is now is not even close to enough time for me to love you.."
"Lost Time is never found again"

So what's important to your time? What's worth your time? Because I'll freeze so many moments for the rest of my time.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Embracing the weather for your day...

As a couple on their wedding day, obviously they (perhaps you as well) wish for "perfect" weather. The thing is, the perfect weather is the weather that's happening at that moment. 

The key, no matter what, is to embrace what ever weather you have thrown at you. Take this couple for instance. It was 20 degrees out and snow was falling at probably an inch or two an hour. Guess what though, we took 30 seconds outside (any more and she probably would have frozen solid) and created a bunch of awesome images in this wonderful evening snow...... And well, let's look at the facts here, this weather, this beautiful snow. Just like rain, creates images that are even more spectacular and special because it's not every couple that gets snow... 

So it's worth the hypothermia, loss of limbs and frostbite... (just kidding, I won't let any couple of TAB Photographic lose a limb. hypothermia and frostbite, well, you know)


January 12th 2013


Today I picked up a tennis racquet for the first time in about 6+ months. The team needed a player for a match so I decided "heck, why not.."

The match went. My doubles partner and I didn't come out victorious, however there were plenty of laughs, jumps, hilarious mishaps and more. The best part about it though, I stepped up and out of my comfort zone after not playing for so long. Part of the match had me making a mistake or two. No problem. Just a tennis match. 

So the day goes on, mishaps happens and we stand outside of our comfort zone...... 

When was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone? What did you do? What was the outcome? Chances are generally pretty good that we survive being out there. And maybe we even further the person we are........

Yea, todays words seem a bit scattered. haha.....

Friday, January 11, 2013

January 11th 2013


At what point do you let go of something in order to make room for something that will fit your days and your needs better? I walk by this bike just about every day. It looks good, leaning there. It does what it's supposed to do. I guess it just works. Just working isn't what I want though. I'm not sure why "just working" is what anyone would really want. Truly want deep down inside. "just working" isn't happiness. Not to say it doesn't make you happy, but if it's just working it's not true happiness. 

Sometimes we need to look at what we have and then what we want and then what we deserve and then..... Then we let go. 

I have walked by this bike almost every day..... Time to move it.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

January 10th 2013.....


Why do we put things into our food. Curry, nutmeg, ginger, vanilla, rum, wine and the likes.... Would the food be edible if we didn't? Of course it would. We add these things so that it tastes that much "sweeter".... To kick it up a notch, make it a little more fun, bring a little more enjoyment to our mouths. We spice it up for a change.....

So what about life, why wouldn't we find things that could spice up our days, our moments, our lives? Much like the nutmegs etc..... 

For me, it's this project, it's going back to the gym and riding more, it's special times with the kids, it's learning the banjo... Those are my spices to life. 

What are yours? Share with me? What spices do you add to your days? What additional spices do you want to add and why haven't you??? 

I'm really asking here, what can YOU do to spice up YOUR life????

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

January 9th 2013


I received this puzzle piece today from such a dear soul who has shown so much light..... A single piece of life. We are never broken, even in the moments when we feel as if there is no way to get any lower. Just like a jigsaw puzzle, we are never broken.... We just need to put all the pieces back together. We need to know that the perfect piece is out there to complete the puzzle. Even if it's held at bay for a while, even if it feels out of reach. Even if all you can do is believe... Even if you had the piece in your hand and the puzzle looked so marvelous. It will all come back together and you can look down and with a deep breath, the ability to breathe, the oxygen filling your lungs and bringing life and brightness to each and every day. You can look down and feel just how magical life can be. Till then. Hold onto that pieces and never let any go. Ever.....

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

January 8th 2013...


So where's your mark in life? Where's your target, your direction? How high will you reach, how far will go to hit that mark? Can you hit your mark and go even further, push a little harder? Will you set it so high and so far that even if you miss by a tad you will still be excited and feel accomplished? 

January 7th 2013


It really is the best ticket of all. But you need to watch out for those that may spill their soda on you, spit gum onto the walk way, cut in line and the likes because reality is really quite simple. Life is a ticket to the greatest show on earth, but there are those that will try to constantly make the show a little less bright. So steer clear and realize it's your show, NOT theirs...

Monday, January 7, 2013

Saturday, January 5, 2013

January 5th 2013


Through all the glass windows, love waits. Peaking out, ready to embrace every part of you. Daily..... Trust the key to your heart being kept safe. Embrace the possibility of the brightest of futures once you accept the love that's sneaking in... Don't worry about the thoughts of others, concerns or comments, it's your love not theirs.... 

That's real love.

Friday, January 4, 2013

January 4th 2013


The Buck of Stars... The Star of Buck. Who's this Buck guy or gal anyway. Maybe Star was her name and Buck his and they realized that life together, joined with just enough space between to still be individuals, yet still be forever together was who they are meant to be. 

Bringing an extra kick, smile and energy to so many days for so many others. Sharing their love and happiness as a forever random act of kindness..... 

This morning, also simply known as my coffee..... 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

January 3rd 2013...

THREE: The darkness that can hide within love. Light shining, brighter and brighter, with darkness hiding around corners, let the brighter moments overpower and keep love lit brightly....


You lost the best.....

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

January 1st.. & 2nd...

Okay, so here we go. So many individuals out there take on something new with the coming of a new year. Resolutions. Projects. Goals. Hobbies. 

I have decided to tackle the good old 365. One photo, every day, for 365 days. Not only tackling this project, but doing so with photos that also must include words, or at least letters. My thoughts in the end, to turn it into a book. Each photo taken with my phone. Any edits done in phone. And all thoughts, in phone. At times you may see descriptions to follow the photo, stories, thoughts or possibly not. Maybe just the photo to let you think it all for yourself. 

Anyway... Here we are. The first two days into the year. And the first two photos to share. I will do what I can to post daily or close to. Forcing myself to also look at the blog and keep this thing updated more too..

Please feel free to comment on the photos with your own thoughts too!