Unfurl the Sails

This is one of the photos I took while on my trip … still catching up.  This one is of San Francisco Bay with Marin County in the background.  I soooooo love it there.  Unfurl your sails and catch the winds of love.  December begins tomorrow. Big changes coming. Namaste’

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Just Desserts

Oh, my! I guess this isn’t the time of year to worry about dieting.  So I don’t – ha ha!  While having lunch with a friend, I noticed that when I put my glasses down on the menu, the lens landed on the word desserts.  What do you know!  I love desserts.  Diet downfall.

The second photo is of the moon glow last night on the clouds.  Full moon + lacy clouds = dreamy shot. In my opinion there’s no light like moonlight.  Namaste’

Are We There Yet?

Are we there yet?  Is it the end of the year when I get to stop posting a photo a day?  OK, OK, I shouldn’t be complaining.  I’m the one who signed up for this and made the commitment.  Someone asked me today why I did it and my instant reply was that it was a commitment I made to myself, and a new adventure.  The truth is that I have received so much personally from this endeavor … more than words can adequately express.

You see, I’ve met some extraordinary people – fellow bloggers who are doing the photo a day project and some who are not.  I just like what they have to say and share with the rest of us.  I like who they are as people; as contributors to this beautiful planet we live on.  I would probably never know what Istanbul looks like if it weren’t for Nia and Africa if not for Bulldog. So many others, too, and not enough time to name them all. And I’ve gotten closer to people whom I already knew but felt free to make comments on my posts.  It brought out a dialogue that we might not have had.

And last, but certainly not least … looking at the world through a camera lens has proven to me beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is such beauty in the things that we take for granted like shoes, petrified cacti, rain water on a driveway, a bumper sticker on a car, statues, a celery stump and people on the street.  I could go on and on but I won’t.  Time is short and there’s some frozen yogurt calling my name right now 🙂

I still haven’t caught up with everyone’s blog postings that I follow.  Hopefully I’ll get there soon.  Today’s photo is of some poinsettias I spotted while shopping.  I underexposed to bring out some texture in the leaves.  Red is just so darn hard for me to shoot.  Namaste’

On the Back of a Car

Well, after yesterday’s post about being stressed out and no one to choke, I saw this while in traffic today.  What is it I always say at the end of my posts?

Look right above the license plate.  How fitting that I should see this today.  I guess if we pay attention, we get messages from our Divine Creator all the time.  Maybe I need to start paying closer attention.  Namaste’

For Two Reasons

It seemed appropriate to post this picture today.  I took it while at a friend’s house.  Yes, Linda, you’ll recognize it from your coffee table.

This is also for a blogger friend of mine (and you know who you are).  We both have been feeling the pinch of the holiday stress, so here’s to us.  It also reflects how I feel about WordPress right now.  I used to get emails when someone whose blog I am following puts up a new post.  Not any more.  What happened?  Has anybody else out there in the blogosphere experienced this?

I’m trying to remain calm about it.  Namaste’

 

Officially Finished

No I don’t mean the blog.  I have until December 31 for that.  What I mean is that our Christmas decorating is officially finished.  Hubby did a fabulous job on the outside and we put up a tree this year … first time in a long time.  Thirty days until Christmas.  Sure seems to be speeding by … or is it just me?

Hope your conclusion to the holiday weekend was a good one.  Someone asked me if I was going to shop the Black Friday sales.  My response was that I’d rather have a root canal.  Namaste’

It’s That Time of Year

It’s that time of year for those blow-up lawn ornaments.  Here’s a couple that were on the roof at our local Ace Hardware store.  Just had to have a little fun with them. Click to enlarge.

It’s kind of hard to get into the Christmas spirit here.  It’s 80 degrees today.  Namaste’