January Daily Photos – Next Few

January’s weather has been quite nice, so far…..but, as much as I hate to say it…….we really do need some snow! No or too little snow = low water tables for farmers in the Spring and bug problems through the warmer months and some sad kiddos who can’t sled and skate. So…..yes, I’d like to see it snow….just not too much all at once…..let’s hope for a few nice dumpings with plenty of time in between to warm up and melt it down. How about that for a nice winter – a comfortable mix – something for everyone! Seriously, while I am not a big fan of snow, I know it’s benefits and understand the need……also, now that I don’t have to get out and clean off a car and driveway every morning to get out to go to work, I don’t seem to mind it as much – if it snows more than I want to be out in, I just look at it out my window from my nice warm house with a hot cup of tea and say, “oh, how pretty”. LOL

Enough about the weather……let’s get on with my Daily Photos for this past week:

I ATE HERE

A CLOSE UP

SOMETHING NICE

SHOES

SHOES – 2

TECHNOLOGY

SOMETHING IN NATURE

HOLDING SOMETHING SMALL

That’s all, for now…….

January Daily Photos – The Beginning

Let’s just go straight to my first photos of 2021…..a new year, a new month, a new daily photo topic list to tackle:

THIS IS ME

PAPER

A CAR

SO COLORFUL

A PET

FLOWERS

SKY

See ya next week…..unless I have some wonderful adventure come up to write about……in January……during a pandemic……hhhmmm – yep, probably see ya next week! LOL

December Daily Photos – THE END

WOW — this post marks the end of the Daily Photos for December AND for 2020!!! I know most people are super happy to see 2020 end. Not that they honestly think all will be better and brand new at the stroke of midnight, tonight, but it gives us all a psychological pause and chance to breathe and hope for the proverbial “light at the end of the tunnel”. Let’s all just take a moment……close our eyes……take a cleansing breath……and say “Goodbye, 2020…..you will NOT be missed…….leave quietly and never come back!!!”……and, then, say “Hello, 2021……come in…..sit down……behave yourself……and we’ll all get along just fine!!!”

Before I get into my final Daily Photos for December 2020, let me share some funnies that I found on Facebook and gave me a good chuckle:

I’m going to go for “Bedtime Chic”….how about you?

I want to try to do this…..but…..no guarantees I’ll be awake at midnight! hehehe

RUT ROH!!!!

This can’t be good…….

And, now……on with the photos:

COOL

WARM

MONOCHROME

I’m told this house has recently started renovations……so happy……I drive by it all the time and am sad to see it abandoned! I didn’t take the photo to highlight it’s current state – I just knew it would make a great “monochrome” photo. But, posting it ended up providing me with such wonderful news of its future!

GOLDEN

MATCHING

BRIGHT

So, HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all!!! I’ll catch you all in 2021…….but, for now, here is the January 2021 Daily Photo Topic List:

December Daily Photos – Week Three

It’s Christmas Day…….Christmas looked a bit different, this year, but was no less special! Life goes on and we adapt and make due and do whatever needs to be done to ensure our families are safe and happy. I am so very blessed and have no reason to be sad just because we couldn’t all gather around the same table to share a meal. Thanks to video chats, texts, and drive-way/porch gift swaps, we did Christmas up in style! And, I am grateful for whatever I could get as far as connections with the ones I love the most in life!

And, now……here are my December Daily Photos for the past just over a week (I waited till the end of the Advent List, which was today):

MINIMAL

RAINBOW

ONE COLOR

TWO COLORS

THREE COLORS

DARK

LIGHT

POP OF COLOR

PASTEL

A FAVE COLOR

And, now……the last of the Advent Daily Photo Challenge List:

THINGS THAT SHINE

TRADITION

UGLY SWEATERS

CONNECTION

MERRY MELODY

SILENT

(yes…..this is the exact same photo as above – it was the same day and the photo did double duty:

“Dark” for the regular list and “Silent” for the Advent list)

GINGERBREAD

ANTICIPATION

Empty Manger…..

NATIVITY

REJOICE

I’ll be back with the final few December Daily Photos in a few days……until then, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

December Daily Photos – Week Two

Just 10 more days till Christmas……and 16 till we can say goodbye to 2020! WOW!!! I keep saying how this year seemed to drag on forever and, yet, here it is already almost gone – in a flash! I’m sitting here in my den looking out the window at a green lawn (very cold, but green) and a fresh supply of peanuts and seed blocks for my bird and squirrel friends and thinking how odd it seems that we’re half way into December…..it doesn’t look like it and doesn’t seem possible, logically, to me! But…..it’s true……and, I hope seeing 2020 end will begin to give us hope for a better year…..we’ll see! 🙂

Here are my next set of Daily Photos and Daily Advent Photos for your viewing pleasure – hehehe!

PURPLE

ORANGE

NAVY

GREEN

RED

GREY

BLACK + WHITE

PATTERN

ADVENT DAILY PHOTO CHALLENGE:

HANDMADE

TBT – CHRISTMAS PAST

BUNDLE UP

Didn’t need to bundle up that day – it was gorgeous out! But, was reminded that masks will be a welcome part of bundling up on cold days…..warm faces!!! 🙂

CHRISTMAS TREAT

FINDING JOY

I skipped PATIENCE – just didn’t come across anything to fit the prompt…..hhhmmm…… 😦

CARDS

Can’t wait to see what I come up with for the rest of December’s prompts……and, of course, the Advent prompts, as well!

Later, Dudes and Dudettes!!!

December Daily Photos – Week One

Welcome, December……..2020 is almost over…….let’s hope all that came with it will be over, soon, as well! 🙂

I’m working on TWO Daily Photo Challenges – the regular one and one for Advent!

Here is the first week of my “regular” Daily Photos – the theme for December is “Rainbow Colors”:

WHITE

YELLOW

BLUE

AQUA

BLACK

PINK

BROWN

And, now……the ones for the Advent Photo Challenge:

GENEROSITY

DEVOTION

CANDLE

FRIEND IN FAITH

RECIPE

WHAT GIVES ME HOPE

BELLS

See you next week……if I don’t find something interesting to share before then! 🙂

November Daily Photos – The End!

We made it to the end of November…….we can now begin looking forward to Christmas! 🙂

But, first, here are the last of my November Daily Photos and the first two from my Advent Daily Photo Challenge:

SERENITY

THIS SEASON

AN EDGE

A PICTURE OF ME

OUT OF FOCUS

A VIEW

TINY PEOPLE

The Advent Daily Photo Challenge List:

ADVENT AT HOME

WHAT’S IN MY MUG

And……here is December’s regular Daily Photo Challenge List — it will be a Rainbow Month…..and the Advent list will continue into December, as well:

See you in December…….

November Daily Photos – Part Three

First…….I hope you and your families have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving! Gathering my family for the holidays is very important to me, but, so is keeping them and me safe from this damn disease. So, I will fix my Thanksgiving dinner and be satisfied with phone calls or Facetime. Yes, I’ll likely do a bit of crying on Thanksgiving, but that’s OK……better to shed a few tears over this than to shed a lot of tears over knowing one of my family members (or me) gets sick…..or worse! So, Happy Thanksgiving…..it’ll be different, but what else is new this year? After all, it is just another day and being safe now paves the way for many more wonderful Thanksgivings to come!

So, now, on with the next batch of November Daily Photos:

SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL

WHAT I’M DOING TODAY

No — not Christmas cards, yet……

MY FAVORITE FOOD

I WENT THERE

STARTS WITH T

THIS OR THAT

UPSIDE DOWN

(or is it?)

SHARP

Have a wonderful week…….WEAR A MASK…..WASH YOUR HANDS……USE HAND SANITIZER……PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING……STAY SAFE!!! We don’t have to shut down or hibernate, if everyone would just do these simple things!!! Do it for others…..do it for yourself…..but, just do it!

November Daily Photos – Part Two

After a beautiful week of Indian Summer – like weather in the 70s, we’re now settling into the need for coats, heavy blankets, and car butt warmers! It is becoming chillingly apparent that winter is right around the corner! As I sit here writing this, I’m watching strong winds blow the last of the autumn leaves away and snow clouds forming in the sky. Say it isn’t so……..but, indeed, it is!

I’m also very concerned about the rapid surge of Covid cases across the country, including in our area. How can we think about the possibility of more shut downs and more loss of lives just as we’re going into the winter months and the holiday season? It deeply saddens me.

But……I can, and will, focus on more positive things in life……my family, friends, faith, and blessings…….and capturing those Daily Photos! LOL Here is the next set from the November List:

A CORNER IN MY HOME

OLDER

THIS MAKES ME HAPPY

GRASS

SOMETHING I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

THE WEATHER TODAY

This was November 14th……

WAVES

Stay safe……remember to stay diligent – wash your hands often, use hand sanitizer, wear a mask, keep social distances of at least 6 feet……it’s not over, yet, but we can get it under control!

Till next time…….keep smiling!

Life Is Good Photo Challenge

I did a Facebook photo challenge called “Life Is Good” over the past 10 days. All the photos were selected from photos I have taken over the years and were not taken fresh on each day.

This is what the challenge was:

“Life is good. This is day X of “My Life is Good” challenge. I will post 10 pictures that bring me joy. (no explanation), 10 days, 10 pictures, and I will nominate 10 people. Today I nominate: X”

And, here are the photos I used:

DAY ONE

DAY TWO

DAY THREE

DAY FOUR

DAY FIVE

DAY SIX

DAY SEVEN

DAY EIGHT

DAY NINE

DAY TEN