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Sticking with the theme of moving through and forward, this image was one of many windows — and windows always mean openings — and much light that we basked in last February. I love the yellow in this one. It was my Mother’s favorite color.

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Cozumel, Mexico.

Quote of the day: “She wished she had a little yellow house of her own, with a flower box full of real flowers and herbs – pansies and rosemary – and a sweet lover who would swing dance with her in the evenings and cook pasta and read poetry aloud.” — Francesca Lia Block   (I have the sweet lover, we just need the house.)

Daily gratitudes:
That the Cubs won the World Series after 108 years – my dad would be so proud
Still feeling better
Casting my vote
A quick talk with Kelsea
My soup

 

It was a beautiful morning today. The rainy weather provided as Kelsea’s graduation present is taking a little break. The Triangle Building is going up next door to the building in which I write for a living, and it’s really cool. My co-worker Christine and I have supervised every scoop of earth, cable laid, beam positioned, and glass panel installed from our upstairs window. We think we did a splendid job, don’t you?

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Denver, Colorado.

Quote of the day: “The three facets of the great writer — magic, story, lesson — are prone to blend in one impression of unified and unique radiance, since the magic of art may be present in the very bones of the story, in the very marrow of thought…Then with a pleasure which is both sensual and intellectual we shall watch the artist build his castle of cards and watch the castle of cards become a castle of beautiful steel and glass.” — Vladimir Nabokov

Daily gratitudes:
A goose resting comfortably on the roof of an SUV
Red-winged blackbirds
The elderly waiter at the Broker
Reservations for Cottonwood Hot Springs
My friend Pam’s wonderful new job for which she is perfect!

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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

Quote of the day: “What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.”  — Joseph Addison

Daily gratitudes:
Looking at the holiday lights with K and J
That Downton Abbey starts so soon!
Three bouquets of baby’s breath on my kitchen table
Soft flannel nightgowns for night’s when MKL is not here to snuggle
Sore muscles from exercising

Daily words:
It is about to get very cold, but it has been a lovely holiday. The Christmas spirit only caught up with me on Christmas Eve, and was found in the delight of MKL in his gifts, and then furthered by laughter with my ex and his family and my daughter on Christmas morning, and then laughter with MKL and his family in the afternoon. And a snowy drive home, a Christmas snow. I have been doing things here and there since, and head back to work tomorrow. Oh, and I got the first bill from the hospital for my little visit to the ER. The initial bill was over $10,000. (I know it’s tacky to discuss money, but seriously???) I’m glad I have insurance, but between car insurance for myself and my 18-year old, flood insurance for my house, and doctor bills, it will be a tight January. If you see a woman bundled in rags selling matches on the corner of the dormant fountain at Union Station, stop and say hi.

I was starting to write a post about the ongoing consequences of teen suicide, and the words just weren’t flowing, and they are important words. So instead, because I am feeling a little better, I give you Abby. The fluffiest, happiest, snuggliest most adorable T-shirt wearing dog to ever brighten a warm Saturday ultimate Frisbee game before our freezing temperatures hit. And if you have been feeling bad for over a month and need to feel better, get an Imaging Center to tell you that it will cost you $500 for their services. That’ll make you get well pretty darn quick.

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Broomfield, Colorado.

Quote of the day: “Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.” —  Milan Kundera

Daily gratitudes:
My bear of a coat
Feeling better
Chicken noodle soup
Helping
Knowing that there is a hammock and a sunset and MKL in my very near future, all in the same place

NEED MORE WARM. NEED MORE BEACH. NEED MORE BLUE WATER.

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Great Exuma, Bahamas.

Quote of the day: “Some of the choices you make might not always turn out to be the best ones, but at least you are learning as you go.”  — Elizabeth Berrien

Daily gratitudes:
That the rain/snow reminded me of an old folk song that I cannot quite remember
The virtual gift of a cardinal from a blog friend
Homemade Moco Loca
Counting down the days
MKL

And on a sad after-note, the world has lost a wonderful being. Colonel Meow passed away last night. Rest well, Colonel. I’ll toast you with a glass of single malt.

Colonel Meow

When you are a photographer, it changes how you look at the world. You can look at something straight on, seeing it for what it is. Then you look beyond it, seeing it within the context of its background. And then, you look at it with a certain intimacy, seeing the details and inner character. And if you’re lucky, you can capture something beautiful in all three views. I know there are more ways of looking at a scene or a thing, but these are the first things that come to mind.

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Anegada, British Virgin Islands.

Quote of the day: “Fear is a great crippler of creativity and great invention.” —  Peter Horlamilaycon

Daily gratitudes:
A hint of spring returning
MKL
Watching the scenery on the bus this morning
Fresh furrows in the Three Leaf Farm field
Hope for marriage equality

Photo Title: Silver In the Sunshine

Quote of the day: “Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall at last unveil.”  —  John Ruskin

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