Another week is ending and yours truly has not blogged a single word. The reason is simple and true: I’ve been a busy bee.
For starters, I finally joined the 21st century and got a smart phone. Woo-Hoo! I was expecting to be poky slow learning this thing (I detest change), but I’ve surprised myself. For the most part, it’s been a breeze and I’m loving my new toy. I've spent a lot of time getting the hang of it, setting up this and that and a whole lot of the other. I think I'm ready to roll.
Let’s see … what else? Oh! I finally got Christmas dismantled and stored for another year. I admit to having a hard time saying goodbye to the pretty lights and décor that I love so much, but I do like the fresh slate that appears, once everything is put away.
I changed up my mantel a bit.
The cameras here are very special. The Yashica-12 on the right is one I picked up many years ago, back when my photography was earning me a little money (emphasis on little). It is a large format camera and I dearly loved the photos it produced. Such sharp images, unlike anything a smaller camera can do.
The old Kodak Pony 35 belonged to my ex-brother-in-law’s grandfather. It was given to me (by my ex-BIL) when I began my photography business back in the early 80’s. I've enjoyed it and I love the shape of the flash.
The photograph is one I took of the Golden Gate Bridge in August. I thought it would make a nice compliment to the cameras.
The English silver pitcher is something I shuffle around the house as the decorating spirit moves me. It’s so useful and lends a nice touch no matter where it lands. Here, it’s holding a clipping from my ivy plant. In order to accomplish this, without messing up the silver pitcher, I used an empty Folger’s coffee container, filled it with water, and placed the clippings inside. They will stay fresh like this, well, almost forever.
In between all of the above activity, I’ve kept sugar plum here and there, with pleasure, always.
I guess that’s it from the retirement home. The Man had the road atlas out the other day, so that means he is feeling the onset of spring already (as in Major League Baseball spring training). Lord willing, I expect we will hit the road come March. Florida, here we come. Nothing like planning ahead.
I’ve really missed you all, and I look forward to cruising through blogland very soon, seeing what you’ve been up to.
Until next time, sweet friends, blog on.