Day 9: Best Day of 2016 My best day wasn’t a day of celebration or turning point of any kind. It was random September day, the first day of classes for of my daughter’s sophomore year. She was all moved in to the dorms, supplies secured, and I was tucked away in a Bed and Breakfast 10 miles from her campus. I stay in town for a week after dropping her off to write and go for long drives and… Keep Reading
Homecoming weekend! Tailgating, s’mores making, theater performances, live chess match, cider pressing, and barely time to sleep. Of course no visit to see your kid is complete without the obligatory pose in the quadrangle for photographs in the cold rain.
I don’t like chocolate. My ring finger is a size 4. Butterflies frighten me. I visualize letters and numbers in a specific sequence that never changes. I want a baby lamb for my emotional support animal.
Last Saturday at the lighthouse the morning tide had almost engulfed the jetty. I prefer high tide, the way it moves, breathes, slinks up the shoreline to greet and warn you. The ocean is a beautiful treachery.
My favorite book of 2016 arrived 6 days before the end of 2016. A Christmas gift from my brother and on the topic of words and how we as women craft ourselves for social consumption. This book will be riding shotgun well into the new year.
Whaddayathink this is in the picture? Nope. It’s my gold tinsel Christmas tree, the tallest of our 6 table top trees, but not nearly as rowdy as my bright pink tree opposite the room. Laid out the way it is in the picture, it looks like a mermaid’s tail. Do my scales look this way? Maybe.
This is my favorite photo of 2016 not just because it’s of my daughter, but because it captures her disposition. The day I took this picture of her, we were aimlessly wandering the lighthouse jetty. She was happy to be home from school for a short break and I was happy to have the time with her, if only for a few days. I told her to sit, stood over her and asked she look up at the camera. Those… Keep Reading
This is my first post for December Reflections 2016 photography challenge. What’s on my table? The latest copy of Willow and Sage magazine just in time for DIY bath and body gift ideas for family and friends. Visit them online at https://stampington.com/willow-and-sage
I am participating in Susannah Conway’s December Reflections 2016 photography and journaling challenge. A month of remembering and making space for 2017. Each day in December has a prompt to inspire a new photograph and journal entry. If you haven’t already, visit www.susannahconway.com for great online workshops and visual soul food.
When you wake up, walk through your house in search of light and find it dancing around and through the pink Christmas tree in your living room, a good day is upon you.