Window View


Every day I get a different view out my bedroom window.  I was intrigued by the drops of water on the ended of the bittersweet vine as it began to grow this past spring.  Grateful for happy accidents like this one!

window rain

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Fall Magic


I recently took a walk on a bright, warm and sunny, fall afternoon.  To me the colors of fall in New England are “Magic“!  But this one, once I made some changes with the Pixlr app, looked just as magical as anything I’d snapped in color.  It’s Queen Anne’s Lace which grows everywhere around me, particularly on the edge of wooded areas near my home. In the summer, the plant is a beautiful bright white against it’s green stem and leaves.  Now that we’re deep into the fall, all that remained is the dry brown stem and beige flower.  I did take a bunch of shots of colorful leaves, too; but, I’ll save them for another day.  Enjoy!

fall-walk

Magical Bloggers:

 

Flower Frame


20160826_143928The Weekly Photo Challenge “Frame”, brings me once again out to our garden.  This year Steve was able to grow HUGE sunflowers.  He did everything in the garden from seed this year, and as you can tell this bee [framed by the beautiful petals and seeds of the sunflower] is having a grand time of it!

Check out Frames from other bloggers that I enjoyed!

Frame: Statue of Liberty

Framed!

Frames of the World

Cell Phone Frame

weekly photo challenge frame

 

Cat Chat


I just came across this draft of a post from 2013 that I never published.  I still like it, so here it is.  Our cat still sits atop the jelly cupboard every day, perhaps with the hope of a reply from the faces in the picture…who knows really what cats are thinking?


The Weekly Photo Challenge, Dialogue, prompted me to find pictures I’ve taken of our cats.  I often see Bubba, sitting on top of the jelly cupboard staring into this framed print.  He does it for several minutes at a time and occasionally will make a few small meows into the reflection.  I’m not sure if its the dog, the cow, or the blonde haired girl in the picture or “the other cat” he sees, that’s most interesting to him.  Nothing, not even treats in the window, will tear him away from his friend in the picture!

bubba dialogue

 

Lucille (weekly photo challenge)


This week’s photo challenge (Rare) got me thinking about how rare it is for me to have an elderly person in my life.  Last week we took our friend and former neighbor, Lucille, out for her birthday–her 89th birthday!  been in assisted living now for 3 years; since her third, and last, fall in her home.

She does not have much family and  no one really visits her with any regularity, except for me and my husband.  That’s not to say though, that she stays cooped up in her room all day.  Not Lucille!  She takes advantage of every road trip, bingo session, sing-a-long, or any other activity that’s offered at her residence.  Either my husband or I take her shopping at least once a month and stop to visit when we are in her neighborhood.

Lucille has let us know, often, that we’re “her people”. I’m grateful today that I’ve had the chance to get to know her and call her a friend.

Lucille

I Had to Look This One Up!


I’ll admit that for the Weekly Photo Challenge I had to look up the word “ephemeral” and when I did found this:  “something short-lived, lasting but a moment”.  The first pictures that came to mind were the ones taken of me rather than by me.  These two are among some of my recent favorites and remind me that childhood is something that does pass in the blink of an eye!

Eleanor and Auntie Kelly
Eleanor and Auntie Kelly
A story with Lily and Auntie Kelly
A story with Lily and Auntie Kelly

Other Weekly Photo Challenges I Liked:

Serenity


One of the times when I feel “serene” is just after a snowstorm, the deeper the snow, often the more serene.  Everything feels clean, quiet, and peaceful; if that’s not serenity, I don’t know what is!

Serenity

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