Endings and Beginnings

Endings and Beginnings

It’s with a somber tone and a large dose of joy that I place fingers to keys on my laptop to give an update of my life during the past 12 months. The somber comes because my 18-year-old doglet, Chili, who has been doing this annual review for several years, gave up writing and living last… Continue reading Endings and Beginnings

Christmas · Christmas cards · year-end

Round Up of 2018

Christmas cards aren’t part of my year-end routine…in fact they aren’t part of any time of the year routine for me. But, my half-sister, herself a blogger and columnist, sent out her annual ‘letter’ and I liked the format so I decided to follow her example. Trust me, this will be brief (11 paragraphs), and… Continue reading Round Up of 2018

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge · Nature · Photos · sky

Stormy Skies for Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge

Here’s my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge with a picture with the prompt of Nature of a stormy sky in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. See more Nature shots at https://ceenphotography.com/2018/12/27/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-its-all-about-nature-2/

aunt · Bib · goodbye

A Final Goodbye to 2018

Bye, Bye Bib Bye, Bye Today, in the early hours of morning, my 94-year-old aunt died, the final farewell of 2018, or at least we hope. It’s been a year of changes and goodbyes, and her parting was a finale, meaningful in its quietness. Bib or Bibby was a tag she coined as an infant… Continue reading A Final Goodbye to 2018

Challenges · Faces · family · Friend · nancy merrill photography

The Eyes Have It

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo-A-Week Challenge focuses (pun intended) on eyes, and I’ve gathered together photos of people I love, people I know, and some folks I have been mesmerized by their eyes, but don’t their names. Joy, happiness, questioning, anger, love, trust, defiance…you find it all in their eyes. See many more at https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2018/12/21/a-photo-a-week-challenge-eyes/ Friends and… Continue reading The Eyes Have It

Bluebird of Bitterness · Challenges · Christmas

Name These Carols

Christmas Carols From B.O.B. DECEMBER 23, 2018 ~ MELANIE B CEE Reblogged from https://bluebirdofbitterness.com/2018/12/23/christmas-carols-test-your-knowledge/ Can you name these common carols? 1. Palestinian municipality of unimpressive size 2. Seraphic beings originating from a celestial location 3. I espied a trio of seagoing vessels 4. Somewhere sort of distant, in a feed box 5. Spruce up the gathering… Continue reading Name These Carols

Advent · Christmas · Christmas tree · Weekly Photo Challenge

We Who Have. The Haves and Have Nots

The hushed darkness slowly comes alive as candles, one-by-one, are lighted spreading a soft glow throughout the sanctuary. ‘Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright…” Voices raised in unison, honoring the birth of a child who after 2000 years continues to be a beacon of love and hope to millions of Christians.… Continue reading We Who Have. The Haves and Have Nots

Challenge · lights · Travel with Intent

Six-Word Musings

From Six-Word Musings: “Standing on the bridge, visitors to Christmas at Kew gaze down on a fleet of colourful origami boats, bobbing on the lake to the tune of the Christmas carol I Saw Three Ships (come sailing in).The ever-changing colours and patterns are magical, and reminded me of the tradition of setting sail a candle-lit… Continue reading Six-Word Musings