Friday, January 30, 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

this day


29::365


I officially became a grandma tonight.

Tomorrow I'm off to see my daughter,
now a mom, and hold my grandson.

I will be back soon with stories
and photos, of course!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

quiet


28::365
28::365


a
good day
of quiet

time to reflect
to sit in the sun
to be at peace
with all that is


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

morning


27::365
27::365


thank you,
thank you,
dear friends
for your kind
and caring
words

my morning
walk with
my camera
is my meditation
...yes, the sea
is my friend

Monday, January 26, 2015

today


26::365
26::365


three days now
the seas have pounded
the wind and the sound
wake me from my fog


swirling


today
the sadness came
like the wind and waves
it will come and go


blur


Sunday, January 25, 2015

sun break


25::365
25::365


after the storm,
a bright sunny day

between sun breaks
going slowly

savoring the quiet
and napping
lots

Saturday, January 24, 2015

home


23::365
23::365


we returned to our jetty home last night,
greeted by hugs
a glass of wine
laughter and tears

and the sea in all its glory,
a glimpse of a sunset
a blustery walk this morning
it is good to be here


24::365
24::365

Friday, January 23, 2015

contemplation


22::365
22::365


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

Thursday, January 22, 2015

love





my
parents
on their
wedding
day

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

mom's tree


mom's tree


on the day she chose

her tree was full
of pink blooms
against the
brilliant blue

and too
scattered
on the ground
like a path

for her journey


mom's tree


Sunday, January 18, 2015

sky


18::365
18::365


the sky
feels
so vast...

and today,
it gave me
strength

to just
stand and
take it in

ps thank you for your kind thoughts

Saturday, January 17, 2015

gathered


17::365
17::365


my family has gathered,
E has joined me,
as we surround Mom with our love


beach


somehow in the fog of morphine
she might sense our presence,
but if not, it is just good to be gathered


beach

Friday, January 16, 2015

mornings


16::365
16::365


15::365
15::365

Thursday, January 15, 2015

water series


14::365
14::365


yesterday's walk...
did not make it today


water series


the colors of the water
were rich under the overcast sky


water series

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

black and white


13::365
13::365


a world of black and white
tonight, as I work late,
editing

black letters
on white screen
tired eyes

Monday, January 12, 2015

Saturday, January 10, 2015

these two


10::365
10::365


life is good with these two...

with the twinkle in their eyes,
the touch of smile on their faces,
their banter and laughter...


and a happy birthday to the young man on the right!!
mwah!!


Friday, January 9, 2015

on my mind


9::365
9::365


nostalgia for winter
set in today
weird, huh?


snow day


baby
healthy and growing
as the weeks fly by


snow day


morphine
to make mom
more comfortable


snow day


life
death
and beauty

ox

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

seeking comfort


7::365
photoaday 7::365
seeking comfort on this tragic day



I am without words
for the tragedy in paris...

This will be our reply to violence;
to make music more intensely,
more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before. 
~ Leonard Bernstein

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

laughter


6::365
photoaday 6::365
snow on grasses



bundled up in woolies
went out to meet friends for coffee
(I had pie too, the cold justifies anything)
we laughed a lot
it was good

angels and beaches


4::365
photoaday 4::365
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


5::365
photoaday 5::365
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

florida briefly


3::365
photoaday 3::365
48 hours of blissful florida sunshine


Sunday, January 4, 2015

holiday lunch and bloggy matters


2::2015
photoaday 2::365
The Bank, a restaurant in a grand former bank lobby



a post in two parts...
first the lunch,
then bloggy matters.

Lunch

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...


holiday lunch


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)


holiday lunch


holiday lunch


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.


Bloggy matters

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.


holiday lunch at The Bank

Thursday, January 1, 2015

new beginnings


1::365
photoaday 1::365
begin



the day flew,
as we sorted
and packed

but I have committed
to another year
of taking a daily photo

and so I begin anew...
why? mostly because
it makes me pause

and play
and create
for a few moments of my day

and sometimes
I make something tangible
from my photo projects...

this little book
captures my first year's
adventures in taking self-portraits


2014::52/52


little book of me

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

happy new year!


365::365


warm wishes
from chilly
minnesota!

we look forward
to our final move
to our florida home...

and wish each of you
joy and delight
in the new year.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

continuing


364::365


after the holiday break...

we are back to the mess of
sorting
packing
purging

another several hours today...

involved
unglamorous photos
and lots of waiting
for various ID renewals

all of which required...

a chocolate break!
maybe tomorrow will
be more
interesting?

theo chocolate break

Monday, December 29, 2014

favorites


362::365


six seven


both
the
subjects

and
the
photos


363::365


with
love
D