Monday, March 06, 2017

Gulf Coast of Florida

My late husband and I had often vacationed on the Florida Gulf Coast. I prefer the calm gulf waters to the ocean side of the southern US. Since his death, I had longed to return to that area for a stay. Occasionally, I even considered going alone.

But things never worked out until recently. My niece and I booked a few days in Panama City Beach. Even with a day (all day!) of rain, I still enjoyed my stay and I'd go back in a minute.

Friday, February 03, 2017


Longing for some floral color to offset the grey of winter, I brought a bouquet of hyacinths home from the market. 

Wednesday, February 01, 2017



Right out of the gate, the photo idea for February 1 is "Perfection". sigh. Nothing is perfect. No one is perfect. There are fleeting moments of perfection. Like happiness and beauty, perfection is in the eye of the beholder. 

I know I have commented on other's photos - "Perfection" because I felt that everything came together... at that moment. But to capture it today? I just don't know. 
A sunny, warm day in mid-winter is probably as close as I'll get.

* Intentionally out of focus.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

A Plan

Well,  my photo-a-day project has gone off the rails but I found something online that might help me get back on course. posted a year's worth of daily photo topics/subjects, available for download. I'm hoping this will spur my creativity. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


You can't get there from here.

For the New Year, I wrote on my chalkboard:  "12 New Chapters, 365 New Chances". No pressure there, right? I only know that change doesn't happen if you don't make a move. Right, left, up, down... just move off center.

I have long been of the mindset that each day I should do something that makes it different from yesterday. Not momentous things necessarily; simply make something different, new, better.

Monday, January 16, 2017

One Line

Each day I give thanks.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Here we go again

2017. Already. 

Christmas is back in the basement... again. The house always looks dull after I take down the tree and lights. Add the dreary landscape and January looks bleak indeed. But I've decided to try another photo-a-day project because I've become a very lazy photographer. I partly blame my phone camera. I tend to 'snap' a picture instead of putting a little thought into comp, lighting, etc. So I will have to utilize the winter bleakness as best I can.

We will see.