My last post in this blog was in 2014, right before my older sister died. She was the most supportive and interested fan of my blog. After her passing, it was too difficult for me to post or share anything here.
Now, this snowy spring of 2018, I’m ready to once again see the world as my camera sees it. Many things have changed. I have a new camera. I’m learning surface pattern design. And I am nurturing a strong desire to create beauty in any media that I can – photography, art, painting, knitting, designing, sewing, writing and digital art. Consequently, there’s no telling what will show up now on this blog. Even cooking is not off limits!
So, here’s to renewed joy for living and to the creation of beauty – even if it’s only seen and appreciated as my camera sees it.
And here’s to you, big sister. I love you and miss you!
There are some days when the last thing in the world I want to do is sit down at this computer and go online. It’s happening more and more lately.
After twenty years of sitting at a computer with head-phones on typing medical reports for 10 to 12 hours a day, I’m enjoying my new-found freedom away from this computer!
My job was eliminated nearly a year ago and it has taken me all this time to reach this point.
At first, I hardly knew what to do with myself AWAY from the computer. Now, I LOVE being away from it, which is making daily blogging a bit of a task.
Now, for the sake of maintaining some quality to my blog, my posts from now on may not be daily, but 3-4 times weekly. I’m not “leaving” or shutting it down. I’m just relaxing and out enjoying life more.
With that said, here’s one place I was recently with a friend.
It’s called Cano’s Collection in Cherry Creek. It’s a lovely Tea Shop and Gift Shop, quite small, with great food and atmosphere.
Bob and Joyce are the owners and they have charming Welsh accents, as do many of the patrons who dine there.
It’s quiet and relaxing and their scones with Devon cream and jam are fantastic.
Unfortunately, I didn’t take as many pictures as I thought I had since my friend and I were having so much fun. However, I do have a few.
This fellow greets you as you walk into the gift shop. If you look through the windows, you can see the table with seating for two. All of the tables are outside the gift shop and most are for two only.
This stein commemorates the Titanic. I didn’t capture the detail very well, but it’s quite unique and beautiful.
And then there are shelves of imported goodies like Typhoo tea and lemon curd. They also offer take-out of their scones, Devon cream, and other goodies.
We’re starting Week 3 of our Fitness-Photo Challenge and I hope everyone is having fun moving our bodies and taking pictures.
I’ve had three days of stomach problems and low-grade fever, so not much happening for me the last 3 days, but there is this to share!
Mama’s got a new pair of shoes! Slip them over one of my new pairs of colorful socks and I’m in fitness heaven with lots of color!
They are SO comfortable and colorful and I just love them. Better yet, with a coupon I had, they were only $25 at Payless Shoes. Talk about win-win!
On a more serious note. I’m sorry that since we weren’t able to get twelve challengers for this twelve-week period, the incentives I had hoped to give away during and at the end of the 12 weeks won’t be possible as I needed 12 challengers for sponsorship 😦
Still, I will do my best to have at least two give-aways over the next 12 weeks that I hope will be useful and enjoyable for the drawing winners. Stay tuned for more on that later.
Someday, I intend to be an uber blogger with lots of followers and participants and can give-away the things I’d dearly love to share with others! It will happen someday – SOON I hope.
In the meantime, challenge participants please post the links to your blogs in the comments section below so everyone can check out your fun pictures!