Merry & Bright

Well, dear ones, it’s almost that magical day.  Here it is Christmas Eve in southern Arizona.  The temperature is 50 degrees, which suits me just fine.  There are lots of people trying to make it home for Christmas today and I wish them Godspeed on their journeys.

Let the love, peace and joy of this night increase the light in your lives today and always, wherever you are.  Merry Christmas, have fun, and spread the joy!  Namaste’

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Candlestick

Well, today was the day when we get the house together to prepare for Christmas guests.  Will Santa be one of them?  I expect he will.

While walking by the dining room table I noticed the sunlight streaming through one of the candlesticks and lighting it up.  It’s hard to see the red candle because there’s so much light.  I just love it.  I’m using the palm tree candlesticks for Christmas dinner.  Maybe it’s a subliminal thing that I’d like to be at the beach with palm trees swaying and an umbrella drink in my hand.  LOL.  Namaste’

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A Cup of Joy

Sometimes joy comes in the form of a hot cup of coffee and a few minutes of alone time during a hectic holiday season.  Namaste’

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Winter Solstice Baby – Happy Birthday!

Besides being the winter solstice (shortest day of the year and a special alignment this year of all the planets in our solar system), this day is even more special to me because it’s my daughter’s birthday.  So I want to take this opportunity to honor her.  She’s my baby, my youngest, who turns 41 today.  Amazing where all the time went.  Lots of beautiful, wonderful memories of moments we shared together.

This picture was taken when she was three and it’s one of my favorites.  So I took a picture of this picture and added a little winter solstice effect.  As you can see by the color of her hair and that look in her eyes, she is not one to be messed with.  Trust me, I know. LOL.

Hope you’re all having a spectacular day!  Namaste’

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Mele Kalikimaka

Several years ago we were in Maui for Christmas and it was just fantastic! Loved the beaches, the water, the balmy breezes, the sound of the waves lulling us to sleep at night and shopping.  But the coolest thing was that I learned how to say Merry Christmas the way the islanders do … so here’s my MELE KALIKIMAKA to  you and yours.

WS and I love to go out some evenings and get some of that self-serve frozen yogurt.  It’s so good and you can put any toppings on it that you want.  Well … there’s a new place in town owned by an islander from Hawaii.  So what did we find out in front of his shop?  Santa in a hammock under the palm trees.  Now THAT’S  my idea of a great Christmas.  Hey, Santa, is there room in that hammock for me?  LOL.

Namaste’

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Oldie or Not?

I couldn’t resist getting this shot today as I pulled into the parking lot of a store.  When I realized how many cars were actually in the parking lot, I decided to get the heck out of there, thinking about the long lines inside at the cash registers.  Did I mention that I absolutely despise Christmas shopping?

Anyway, below is the car.  I believe it’s a vintage Ford because it has our state’s classic license plate, reserved for cars manufactured at least 25 years ago.  I think this one qualifies.

Almost to the end of our 366 project.  Can’t wait to see how my fellow 366’ers finish up this year.  Namaste’

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My Very Own Sun Dog

What’s a sun dog, you say?  The technical explanation is best left to someone else (if you know, I welcome your comments).  I just happened to look up in the sky today,  as the clouds are coming in for some more rain.  Then I noticed how the light was reflecting from the sun to the clouds.  Our meteorologist has talked about this on numerous occasions and I finally got a picture of one. Oh, yeah, and the birds are all hanging out on the wires again.  Maybe they’re just getting some extra sun before it went completely behind the clouds.

Click the photo to enlarge for more detail.  Namaste’

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