Best wishes

I wish each and every one of you, who make the time out of your life to visit my blog, a very – what fits you – merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, good Kwanzaa, good Festivus, pleasant (belated) solstice. Thank you very, very much for your patronage. I wish you a prosperous new year.

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Conjunction

The waning crescent Moon and Venus were close partners yesterday morning, leading the way for the Sun.  I was compelled to stop, photograph, admire, and give thanks. It’s good to stop, look, appreciate our surroundings give thanks for our many blessings.

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Ablaze

Another visual treat to help us through the dog days of winter. A gloriously blooming rose from my yard in Texas, on a December 17 many years ago. Coming across this photo after some years caused me to smile. Bitter cold days lie directly in our path to spring. I will do my best to appreciate them, to give thanks that I have a warm safe home, good dogs, and a partner, companion, best friend to share life with.

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Don’t hurry

Though I was anxious to get home on a late autumn day, this spectacle entranced me, compelled me to stop and give thanks. When we hurry through life looking for beauty, glory, contentment, and happiness, sometimes we hurry right past all of these blessings.

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Soaring

Soaring

This Red-tailed Hawk rode the wind yesterday, graceful, silent, a pleasure to admire. It was lunchtime at work yet it was right to dash outside and photograph it, then lower the camera and watch with a smile on my face and in my heart as it continued to soar.

Make time to reflect on and give thanks for being alive, being in the world.