Thursday, February 24, 2022

Week 7

Another week.

I got to spend a few days with my Mom and my sister. We went through boxes of photos at my Uncles. It was a salve for our sad souls.

I made it back home with my knee still swollen and sore and then - tested positive for COVID. Ugh. I avoided it for almost two years. On the bright side, after four days of not being mobile much, my knee feels better.

And that is all the energy I have currently.

The beautiful gift from my Sister to our Mom.

Me (in my go-go boots), Uncle, brother, Mom, Grandmother, sister.
Rest in peace, Ted, Brad, and Grammer 

Me, step-dad, and sister circa 1989(?)
 Rest in peace, Mr. Jones.

Sunset Point rest stop, Arizona.

Female Northern Flicker

My neighbors' roses are budding.

Just add chicken sausages and roast.

The 'rona finally got me.

Friday, February 18, 2022

Week 6

I'm late, I know. 

I try to get my images edited and posted on Wednesdays from the prior week, but I was traveling to and from Arizona. 

So here we are. 

I've been dealing with a cold, did something to my knee (Doc says it's arthritis, I think there is more going on), and my step-father passed away. 

Rest in peace Harvey. I hope he is no longer depressed, confused, or in pain. 

I feel so sad for my Mom. I already had a trip planned for this week to visit her, and I'm grateful I could be there for her and help where needed. 

All the feelings have been happening the last several days.

Roasted pork, butternut squash, tomatoes, and kale...stew?

Playing outside in her slippers and she don't care.

A late afternoon view of this gorgeous moon.

The Flickers are visiting our backyard every day now.

Magnolia blooms under the giant, old oak trees. Beautiful!

Well, it's official, I'm old. This sucks!

From my window seat, just after take-off.

Downtown Phoenix - final approach.


Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Week 5

 As I gathered my photos for last week, I realized we are now in the second month of the year. How did that happen?!

This last week was busier than usual, making it challenging to remember to take photos.

So, I decided that I would not worry so much about what to shoot or the exact day, but instead shoot in a way to remember what was going on. I can just share moments from my week. I think that makes this a 52-week project AND takes a little pressure off. Yes, I know; I'm the one applying the pressure. It also takes me too long to decide which images I want to share, and this way, I can share more. Or less.

 Always a work in progress, I am.

This guy got his long locks cut off. 
I love that now I can see all of his beautiful face and those cute little ears.

Tuesday we drop Logan off at school and Miss Paisley 
waves 'Hi' and "Bye' to everyone.

Always reading multiple books.

Miss Cleo is over 17 years old. 
Completely deaf and half-blind and still going strong.

I'm always looking for the partly cloudy sky.

Dropping Logan off at school on Friday. 
Paisley likes to go on adventures so,
it takes a little longer to get back to the car these days.

Saturday morning backyard view.

Bought ourselves and newer travel trailer. Can't wait to get on the road again!

Riding in the truck with my boys.

My house plant babies. Thinking I need some more.

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Week 4

Last week was quiet, yet I still had to remind myself to take photos some days. This week has been a busy one, and why I’m posting this a day late. I gotta just keep shooting. Onward.

Monday afternoon walk in the hills.

This old oak is so big, I can't get it all in the frame.

Journaling is good for my soul.

Red-shafted Flicker posing for me in the backyard.

I spent some time in a large, beautiful succulent garden.

We've been shopping for a new (to us) travel trailer. Found one!

In this case, the grass IS greener on the other side.