Sunday, November 30, 2014

The End of November

I did pretty good with the blog this month, considering how very busy my life can be :)

Tonight, I will finish up the days of November in one post.

Thanks so much for sticking with me all month <3



New Challenges for December begin tomorrow 




Day 25 -- Something Green

The first thing that came to mind are the beautiful evergreens here in Virginia.  They keep their beautiful green color throughout the fall, while all the other trees change.  And then, even in the coldest part of the winter - their color reminds us that spring and summer won't be too much longer.



Day 26 -  Something Old

I share these dogtags that belonged to my grandfather once again.   He passed on in 1972.  He retired from the army and served our country during WWII and the Korean war.  He loved golf.  And he called the television the One Eyed Monster <3


Day 27 - Something New

Good grief... I shared this on the photography challenge...but there's been nothing new since... lol

My sweater :)



Day 28 -  A Tradition

Every Christmas, growing up, mom always put a angel on top of our Christmas tree.   It's one of her many traditions during the holidays.

This is one that I do now.  Hopefully my grandkids will remember one day that Nana always had a angel on top of the tree.


Day 29 - a Childhood Moment

This one was taken about 1972.  One of the very few times in my life I have been on the back of a horse.   This horse belonged to my Aunt Gin and Uncle Paul.  Her name was Dabou.   She had a colt and he was black with a white spot on his forehead.  They named him Tinker.   They also had a beautiful brown horse with a black mane and tail named Duchess.



Day 30 -  a Photo


For this entry I choose this photo I took of our companion at work - Petey.
She has a form of blood cancer and the people who own the business I work for have kind of adopted her and paid all her vet bills, feed her etc.   She actually lives next door to the dealership but she comes over and stays with us all day.

She's getting a little sicker now.  It really hurts my heart.  She still has a very healthy appetite but is losing weight.  A lot of weight.   We try to keep her warm, loved and happy.  She's not in any pain at this time and doesn't appear to be suffering.  

When its time, we will not let her suffer.  But until then, we will give her all the love we can.







Photography Challenge
Day 25 -- Artwork



Day 26 - Transportation



Day 27 -  Daily Routine


Day 28 -  Nighttime


Day 29 -  Light


Day 30 -  Self Portrait














Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Day 24 - Something in Nature and Gratitude

Day 24

Something in Nature I am Thankful For.


There is so much...but the beauty in the following pictures that I have taken in just the last few years.......

Yes.  I am grateful.


























Day 24

Photography Challenge

"Gratitude"

How do you photograph gratitude?  It is a deep -- soul uplifting feeling.


I just chose a few of my favorite pictures that I have taken that represent this word to me

Gratitude.













Day 23 - A View and In my Closet..

Day 23


A View I am Thankful For...


I was born in Roanoke Virginia.   Grew up in Kentucky.  Then spent my Junior High and Senior High years in upstate New York.   I got married and moved to Camp LeJeune NC.   I have visited Niagara Falls both the American and Canadian sides.   I've been to Toronto, Canada, Pittsburgh PA -- throughout the states of West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland

and I've seen a lot of pictures of a lot of places.

The ocean is where my soul is happy - and I truly need it in my life several times a year -

but daily.  It is the mountains of this beautiful state of Virginia that I live in.  That is the view that gives me strength and tells me this is exactly where I'm suppose to be.

These are just a few pictures I have taken over the years of these mountains that I love












And this mountain above, the Peaks of Otter in Bedford County VA --  I see this mountain every day.  When I drive home from work - it still takes fills me with a peace I have never found anywhere else that I have traveled.





Day 23

Photography Challenge

In My Closet...

Crowded.  No other words.  lol