Thursday, January 29, 2015
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
the day after my mom's death,
going slowly, taking time to feel
the vividness of the moment
contemplating her long
glorious life, lived simply
with grace and love
her legacy of
music, the arts, nature,
and especially her love of birds
at the piano, playing
her favorite Bach or Chopin
or duets with her brother
the beauty of the life cycle
mom's death and (the soon-to-be)
birth of my grandchild
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Friday, January 9, 2015
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
angel from wales
this beautiful little angel,
handmade by a fellow photographer
who lives in wales
came to me in florida,
just when I needed her
to soothe me
seeing my mom
this weekend was hard,
but I'm glad I made the trip
good-by beach, for now
if you have been
reading musings for a while
you know that the beach soothes me too
I was delighted
to discover the winds have changed
and we have a beach again!
three hours later,
I'm back in the cold
for a little while longer (but not too long)!
Monday, January 5, 2015
Sunday, January 4, 2015
The Bank, a restaurant in a grand former bank lobby
a post in two parts...
first the lunch,
then bloggy matters.
on friday (was that really only two days ago)?
I took a break for an annual holiday lunch
with three long-time women lawyer friends...
we four started at the law firm together,
and though our legal paths have taken various twists and turns,
we have a (nearly) annual tradition of gathering for lunch,
often on January 2...
as it seems to be the best date
when we collectively have an open time.
two became partners and one has remained at the firm,
with her successful niche law practice.
we other three left at various times (I was the first)
to experience law as in-house lawyers,
the other two returned to the firm
with their in-house specialties...
one is now retired,
one is again in-house counsel,
and I, as you know, no longer practice law,
but instead, write about it.
it is a great annual event to recap our year,
more personal, than professional...
but the law remains a common topic.
my dear reader and friend Nina,
has suggested that I post my photoaday project
here on musings.
I don't know if she has special intuition of my thoughts,
I suppose that's how it is with good friends over many years...
but interestingly, I have been mulling how to go forward with my daily photo project.
since beginning in 2012,
I have posted my daily photos on a separate webpage over on wordpress (and linked above),
but am now faced with paying for that space, having nearly used up the free amount.
also, initially I linked
and now separately post photoaday on facebook,
where my family and various friends frequent.
in my search for an alternative photo space, I found some beautiful ones
where I could bring together musings and photoaday,
but the ones that suit my aesthetic have a fee.
so Nina's suggestion was the nudge I needed.
for now, my 2015 daily photo will appear
at the beginning of a musings post.
sometimes it might be the entire post,
other days it might be unrelated to the post,
and sometimes, like today, it will be integrated.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
the day flew,
as we sorted
but I have committed
to another year
of taking a daily photo
and so I begin anew...
why? mostly because
it makes me pause
for a few moments of my day
I make something tangible
from my photo projects...
this little book
captures my first year's
adventures in taking self-portraits
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
after the holiday break...
we are back to the mess of
another several hours today...
and lots of waiting
for various ID renewals
all of which required...
a chocolate break!
maybe tomorrow will