Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Thank You and Ending the Year on a Positive Note

I want to thank everyone who has visited and commented on my blog over the past year and I appreciated the holiday comments and well wishes during my break from blogging. I hope everyone had a pleasant Christmas if that's a special time for you and for those with other important days during December, I hope they were a happy time. As the year has wound down, I tried something a little different. Rather than think ahead to goals for the new year, I decided to set end of year goals. I knew that if I made a commitment to take a walk each day, for the last week of December, I should be able to achieve that goal. Today was day six of taking a pleasant walk each day, and it makes me feel good to have done what I decided to do for the last six days of December.
For the most part the weather has cooperated. The snow storms which have been hitting north and west of me, were rain here. Now that it's cold enough to snow, it's clear again. I was happy that I was able to walk around the rain since we were mostly getting afternoon or morning showers but having long enough stretches in between to get outside.
The other goal I set for the end of December was to write in a paper journal by hand each morning. Since I started blogging in 2006, I have to a large extent stopped writing in a journal. There is something therapeutic to me about being propped up in bed with pen to paper while drinking my morning coffee which I have missed.I also made some other end of year goals which I have managed to achieve. Small baby step types of goals but good to get a little motivation. The only New Year's goal I have is to try each week to decide what I want to be sure that I accomplish in addition to work for the upcoming week. Somehow, I think that is better than trying to make longer term plans.
I hope everyone has a happy, healthy, peaceful and productive year ahead. Happy Last day of 2008!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

See you in the new year if not before

I thought I'd post at least one more photograph for 2008. Not much to say and thinking I'll take a break from blogging until 2009. For those of you who celebrate christmas, I hope you have a safe and happy one. For those of you with other special days coming up, I hope they are safe and happy. I will still be doing the photohunt on snap2days but think my personal blogs will be quiet for the rest of the year. Cheers!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Weekend Snapshot: Number 66

The shot above is of my nandina berries in my back garden. The shot below is a macro of one of my low dogwood tree branches. Both shots taken Saturday.To visit other participants - Home of Weekend Snapshot

Friday, December 05, 2008

Photohunters: Breakfast

The photohunters theme is breakfast this week. Both of my breakfast shots are old shots which I may have used on my blog for some other purpose before.The blueberries were off of my bushes which sadly were damaged by our past drought. I used to have loads of blueberries in the summer for breakfast, pies, and for anytime I felt like picking and eating them. Although the drought ended the blueberry bushes didn't recover very well.The second shot was a weekend breakfast and I remember thinking it was pretty enough to photograph which I did, although the light wasn't great.

Snap2Days - I have a parallel lives PH post there with SabineM.

where participants post on Saturday.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.