Thursday, December 26, 2019


The holiday was a success. I'll not go into my anti-Christmas feelings and just take a win this year. 


Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Sunrise, Monday, Mid-December

Holiday update: Finished shopping and decorating. The cooking/baking continues.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

2019 in review

There are still a couple of weeks and anything could happen but here's a look back at a very eventful year. The most important of course was that I sold my house! It happened so quickly; I still can't believe that I packed up a house that I had lived in for forty years, in less than a month! 

I looked back at my post at the start of 2019.

Sadly, my cousin Cheryl passed away on Thanksgiving Day after battling cancer for several years. 

The rest of my hopes for the year mostly came true. 

Saturday, December 07, 2019


I made a quick visit to the Alice Close Springs Greenway this morning. It's mostly hiking/walking/running trails and my knees don't do hiking anymore. Or walking great distances either. But I found a pond and got a few shots.

"With life as short as a half-taken breath, don't plant anything but love. " ~Rumi

And an artsy filter because that's who I am.

My 100th shot with my X-T3

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

I should be merrier

December 4, unpacking more boxes. There are three storage units. I have a small one here in my apartment building and my son has two bigger units. Those are the public variety and are mostly filled with furniture that I can no longer use. But one still has boxes of stuff that I need to go through and decide whether to keep, donate, or trash. So yesterday I picked up six more boxes to bring home and deal with. 

A Thanksgiving Eve sunset.
And the tree is up.

Sunday, December 01, 2019

Thanks & Grateful

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I had dinner at my son's home; he is a great cook, much better than I ever was. 

On Friday I got a call that one of my cousins had passed away. She lived in upstate New York so I hadn't seen her in years but it was still a shock. A reminder not to fret about trivial things, life can turn on a dime.

December 1st. I can't believe it has been eleven years since my husband died.  The world keeps turning.

A small beginning to holiday decorating: 

I think I'll tackle the tree tomorrow.