Ornament Sparks Memories

I received the loveliest email from friends Rob and Mary in Florida. Their tree was up and decorated and they were talking about where different ornaments came from. Rob sent me this photo he took of a Santa I gave them years ago when we all lived in Kentucky and our boys were in school together. Rob has been featured as a pie judge*and also in the gallery of veterans I post annually. Thank you for writing and sending the photo. ❤️

Do you have any ornaments that evoke happy memories?

*Here’s Rob as a pie judge

So, what’s photo worthy today, anyway?

You see lots of bugs on the gas pump- they look like fireflies but with a red chevron..need to identify them later……img_0886

You see the trees reflected in the iPad surface as you sit on the front porch.img_0906


You go get in the car and see a puddle with leaves. Puddle reflections are a favorite thing to capture.


You see the shopping cart corral reflected in a parking lot.


The maple has finally turned yellow in about four days time. The leaves in the garage gutter need to be cleaned out.img_0957

You drive by the neighbors, put the car in reverse and put a blinker on, consider getting out of the car but don’t –

shoot the flaming ivy from the driver’s seat. Later you are filled with regret that you’ve gotten so lazy.



You see a throne-like chair at the mall

for Santa Claus -you think it can’t be

it’s November 3rd.





Snow Leopard, Seals. Santas and Family in NYC

snow leopardCentral Park Zoo.


Seals at Feeding Time Central Park Zoo


santasRadio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular


IMG_0351Mark and Erika and the kids with Aunt Mary after the Christmas Spectacular