A few final days of December Reflections 2016 Photo Challenge – today is Day 27 – My Smile. Awhile back I posted a picture of my Dad and my friend Heather said “you have his smile” – it’s funny but I never thought about that and it really pleased me to know that I do. Especially since he has passed away in 1967. I also found it very touching that she would notice this as she never met him. Thank you dear friend!
I had a quiet Christmas. Lovely with a few friends. Christmas Eve before our rather unusual rain storm (unusual for Minnesota) I went to my secret spot to see how my deer friends were doing. I saw four or five of them and this little one resting. Seeing them nourishes my soul. #decemberreflections2016 #christmaseve #deer
Those who know me well might dispute this but I’m sort of turning in to a morning person. I love to slip out of the house and find the morning light and capture it on my camera. It is so quiet and the busyness of the day has not yet begun. #decemberreflections2016
I was going to think of a deep, meaningful song to add to this post but I’m not really into music that much. I decided to choose this song as it is so darn fun and the Judds perform it perfectly. If I could sing, I’d be up there singing it with them.
One day my sister Bonnie observed that our Mom Enid was authentic. It really struct me as this is so true. She was a wonderful, outgoing, feisty person who could be exhausting in her boundless energy and interest in so many things and people. A person who really seemed to know who she was and you usually knew where she stood on most matters. I realized that people really appreciate you when you are your authentic self. This will be my Word for 2017 and something to ponder. I have the picture of this Heron that I took on a beautiful day just after a storm. All summer I would try and take a picture of this crabby old bird and I thought why do I bother – he almost poses and then swoops away. But one day he was sitting up high in the bushes like an old man he was surveying the waters after the storm. I had my chance to take a good photo. Observing animals and birds tends to teach me that they know their authentic selves and make no apology for it. And I learned to never say never when trying to take a photo! #decemberreflections2016
1. I’m 57 – born on November 21. My twin sister Bonnie was born the same day which was a big surprise to my Mom and Dad and my three brothers.
2. I grew up in the rural area of Ellsworth, Wisconsin. I still love to roam around the country roads. Many times I took my Mom for drives in the country. We often went to the house where she grew up. I go there now and it is a place of complete quietness and peace.
3. I love to take photographs- especially nature. This deer is my favorite. I find there is something mystical about deer.
4. I have a good sense of humor but I can’t sing.
5. When I was about 13 I read “Gone With The Wind” 12 times in one year. I have no idea why but it was a pretty good book. (Kind of feel like reading it again).