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’
Month: November 2012
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’
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’
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’
There’s this plant that is wreaking havoc with noses and eyes right now in the southern Arizona desert. I don’t know it’s formal name (you know I don’t, right?) like Bulldog knows all of his. I’m jealous. But it blows around, makes us all sneeze and provides a fine film of white fluff on the top of the pool. WS hates that!!!! I think it’s called Desert Broom and personally, I can’t wait for it to stop! Stop, just stop blooming!
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We did. Too much food so we’re dragging out the left-overs tonight. Namaste’
Thanksgiving is about food for lots of people. Well, I like it, too, that’s for sure, but it’s about more for me. I don’t want to get philosophical but it’s always a day where memories of Thanksgivings past flood my mind. I remember all of my loved ones that have gone on to the other side and the ones still with us but living far away. As I prayed the blessing today at the table, I felt them all with me. I think all relationships are holy ground. Even the Thanksgiving at my grandmother’s house when me and my sister-in-law peeled 20 lbs. of potatoes. Back then there were 17 of us all at the table. A lot of work yet so much fun.
I didn’t get out to take any shots today since I did all the cooking, but I did manage to get the last of the flowers in the back yard and added a slight special effect. Hope you all who celebrate this day had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Namaste’
As you probably know, the desert doesn’t see autumn leaves, so I asked my friend and traveling buddy, Pat, to send me some autumn leaves when she was in Chicago last month. So now they’re an added addition to my Thanksgiving place mats tomorrow. Thanks, Pat, and I’ll be thinking of you for sure. As I will all of my loved ones, friends, and fellow bloggers. When I count my blessings, I count all of you.
I’ll be getting up early to get the turkey in the oven, making sure the favorites recipes have been prepared as much as I can ahead of time, then go over and pick up my parents. We will then welcome my uncle, everyone will sit down to share the anticipated meal, eat too much (most likely) and then yours truly will probably collapse. Ha! Good thing this only happens once a year. (Foxy and Daisy love holidays like this … turkey, in moderation of course, is one of their favorites).
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Namaste’