The rising moon illuminates the final evening of this calendar year. The next calendar year will rise in a few hours. Like all years it will be a year of good, indifferent, and not good events. (My feeling is that it will be another year of a general, almost imperceptible slide.)
I will try to accept all that happens with grace and equanimity.
Many things to be grateful for.
We have our health, a snug home of our own, friends and family in good health, healthy dogs, are neither obscenely wealthy nor destitute.
I am grateful that we have so many similar interests. Reading, sitting on the deck listening to the grass grow, quiet evenings at home, occasionally going for a hike, able to take change and upset with equanimity.
2017 has been a good year. 2018 will be whatever kind of year it will be. I’m fortunate to go into the new year with so many blessings.
Lucy observes Faye as I observe Lucy.
It’s difficult to take a not-endearing photo of our senior Achilles. We are so blessed to have such a good boy.
To my dear and valued Facebook followers: the countdown begins. My blog posts will no longer be cross-posted to Facebook in the new year. I invite you to continue following me at my blog.
When you are a senior dog: How wonderful it is to do nothing on a cold winter day, and after having done so, to rest on a comfortable couch.
Adapted from a Basque proverb.
Red – tomato. White – onion and garlic. Green – jalapeno, cilantro, lime (the juice of several limes). Sum = home-made salsa.
2017 was a good year for Faye and I. we have many things to be grateful for. We have our health. A snug home. Work we are nicely compensated for. Three good dogs in pretty good health. Family and friends.
I want to wish each of you, my readers, a safe and very pleasant Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, winter solstice, the season/event you choose to celebrate. Thank you very much for making time to making time to read, view, comment. I hope to continue making this place worthy of your time.
Fitzi helps out in the kitchen by keeping the ‘yips’ (sprites that make you forget stuff) at bay on this busy day.
A hibiscus bursts into bloom.
Fitzi and Lucy share the couch.
Shot with a Fuji FinePix S1600, handheld, f3.6, 8 sec. exposure.
Courtesy of Nick’s House of Pancakes, Ann Arbor. I went with the hash browns, scrambled eggs, chicken and chorizo rolled into a tortilla which was topped with diced bell pepper, cheddar, and a most excellent tomatillo sauce. It made for two generous meals. While I can’t and don’t eat this way all the time, it was well worth the gustatory splurge.
Tonights’ dinner: a nice spinach frittata with slices of a home-baked baguette (thank you sweetie).