2017 Reflections

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope…

Tell me a Story: December 2017

It is hard to believe that we are closing out 2017.  I am not sure where the year went.  I know that I spent 3 months on the bed recovering from surgery.  Prior to that I was still recovering from the previous years surgery which took a long time to heal and a long time before I was able to get out and about. …

2017: Capturing the Year P52: Themed Images

Capturing the year is a group that I first met up with on a Flickr P52.  When that group stopped this group started up and I transitioned over to the new group.  This is the second year I have done a P52 with them.  This particular group works on themes, and so you have to give thought to what images you are going to…

30 Minutes in the Life: December 2017

For the month of December 30 Minutes in the Life acknowledges that times get busy and so for this month we choose to do a Festive 5. Most of my 30 minutes come from one event but I did want to share two others as well.  In the last week in November I asked Richard to take me to the Hoffman Chocolate Shop.  They…

Share Six: December 2017: Wonderland

When I think of the theme Wonderland I think of winter and snow and the gorgeous scenery that you will find in the northern states.  Down in Florida, Wonderland takes on a different perspective.  This month Kathy of KG Ledbetter Photography chose the theme Wonderland. I was stumped until I read about a local chocolate shop, Hoffmans Chocolates, that has a light display in…

30 Minutes in the Life: November 2017

There is nothing worse in my life than waking me up early in the morning. When I say early I man before 8 AM.  I am definitely a night owl. Actually I do that most work days so that makes sleeping in even better.  However, on occasion I am willing to drag myself out of bed and blindly shower and dress, and pick up…

Share 6: November 2017: Harvest

It’s November and time for Share Six and the theme is Harvest and it was chosen by Katherine of Cobert Photography.  It’s fall up north, and the colors are changing, and pumpkins are out.  Folks are getting ready for Thanksgiving.  I am down south.  The weather is hot, there is no change in color, and I am still limited to my room recovering.  There…

Tell me a Story: October 2017

I love Iguana.  While they are not native to South Florida, they are here in abundance.  We used to have one living on our dock for the longest time.  We had an unusually cold winter one year and he disappeared and along with him, a lot of iguana locally died. However, in our local wetland the colony seems to be growing again.  On a…

Share Six: October 2017: Double Exposure

I chose the theme Double exposure this month and I have to be honest I ambitiously wanted to do some in camera exposures.  However, I had a hectic run up to my surgery date and since then have spent my days in bed recovering.  I chose this theme because I wanted to stretch myself beyond the norm.  I wanted to try something new.  I…

Tell me a Story: September 2017

Just before I went in for surgery we had friends come and visit.  They were both from South Africa and they had stayed with us the previous year as well.  It was a short 4 day visit but I was glad that it worked out to happen prior to surgery so that we could get out and do things. On the Saturday Michael had…