Sunday, December 8, 2013
a pause at the beach.
memories of beach walks with my mom and dad....
there was always time to pause and notice....the birds, trees, flowers...
and for my dad, a sailor, the beach and the waves.
The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient.
To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith.
Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith.
One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach—waiting for a gift from the sea.
― Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea
Saturday, December 7, 2013
I am so very grateful
for this morning sunlight
and the warmth of the day
knowing so many of my friends and family
are in the cold and bundled in sweaters and wool socks
thank you sun
and for the clementines
I love your sweet fresh taste
Friday, December 6, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
we have settled into our florida home for the winter.
and it feels like home, I think because we know we are here
for longer than in recent winters.
it was a day that unfolded nicely,
with some good news on a project for the two of us,
and no technology issues.
thanks for your encouraging words about my monday.
Monday, December 2, 2013
a day of technology challenges and a delightful surprise!
first, my computer couldn't talk
to my printer. That resolved, my computer froze
when I downloaded the day's photos,
so I had to delete them, and a chair is the result.
in between, I discovered my beach photo
on These Moments. taking photos gives each day
a specialness, but when
someone selects one of my photos
well, that just puts me over the moon!
Sunday, December 1, 2013
I do love a sunday.
I try to make it my day to do those things that give me pleasure.
this one was especially nice, culminating a four-day weekend.
long weekends are treasures.
first project of the day was to make the turkey soup.
the broth and drippings from this year's turkey were rich with flavor,
and so was the soup. E was definitely happy with the result.
spent some computer time working on Christmas cards,
for my mom and for us.
it's the only black friday shopping that I did.
ended our day with a long walk on the beach.
we mostly had birds for company.
it does not matter to us that the water is cooler and the skies cloudy.
a walk on the beach is just the best way to start a new week (and month).
I was so delighted by your comments, encouraging me to keep my photo projects going.
As to the 52 project, we post our photos in a private flickr pool, where we can comment on the work of anyone in the group, and where we find inspiration to challenge ourselves and grow by viewing each other's work. It has been an incredible experience. If you are looking for a photo workshop take one from Kristen and Meredith. Some of my photos for the 52 project are public on flickr, if you are interested.
My 365 project is just my own - a personal commitment to taking at least one photo everyday. I post them on my other blog, photoaday, and this year I also posted my daily photo on facebook. Facebook has been fun because I have a following there that includes my sisters, some nieces, and several friends. I also share my daily photo in a couple of flickr pools but they are largely groups for viewing photos, not much commenting in those groups.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
enough food photos.
or you readers are going to think this is now a food blog.
so I give you karma about the house
on this last day of november 2013.
the year spins onward.
my 52 project is nearing its end (or perhaps its next beginning).
my 365 project is approaching completion (the big question, will I do it a third year in a row).
I love the daily practice of taking photos that is now part of my day,
just as eating breakfast and taking a shower.
so I ponder, to continue or to shift...
Friday, November 29, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
it was just the three of us for dinner:
E, mom, me
I love looking through cookbooks
to decide the menu, looking for a new dish or two
to add to the traditional ones
this year I turned that upside down
the entire menu was new, no dressing, no white potatoes
and all of the recipes I found on Food52
and so, my ipad was command central for the day
on the menu:
Special Occasion Turkey
Canal House's Cranberry-Port Gelee
Vegetarian Mushroom Thyme Gravy (my version was neither vegetarian nor mushroom)
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Hazelnuts and Pomegranate
Orange Cardamom Roasted Sweet Potatoes
the turkey was dry-brined and butterflied
roasted in 2-1/2 hours to perfection
the galette was a big hit with my mom
she loves a dessert!
we missed our young people,
they were in Texas and NC this year
but it was a fun day of cooking
my daughter and I texting photos of our cooking efforts
and it was so good to spend the day with mom
on this day of giving thanks
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
yes, it was the day to drive to Sarasota
(about 40 minutes away).
to pick up our fresh turkey
and the rest of the good stuff.
my man picked up a cookie treat for me
(he knows what I love).
and so, after the frig was rearranged to accommodate our turkey
I sat down to savor this.