CATCHING THE SUN

JAKE’s challenge is about PERSPECTIVE. So on Memorial Day afternoon, while food was grilling, when the sun was lowering in the horizon and the backyard trees were glowing from the fading sunlight, I took photos of the sun in various positions relative to the trees and foliage. Photos 1 and 2 had the same foregroundContinue reading “CATCHING THE SUN”

SUNDAY POST: HOPE

Because I am a mother and I do believe that this world belongs to the future – Just because, I need something feel – good for this theme (and something to more or less fit this photo even when the letters turned out to be green, bleh!) ¬†ūüôā ¬† ¬†– Because I like poems andContinue reading “SUNDAY POST: HOPE”

SUNDAY POST: SIMPLICITY

Once again, Jake posed an abstract concept for this week’s prompt: Simplicity. I have an idea of what it is, but I have difficulty articulating it. Besides, Simplicity has so many facets. Yes, Jake! Talk about being simple!¬†ūüôā So, to make my life easier, I borrowed words from the masters to define what simplicity is.Continue reading “SUNDAY POST: SIMPLICITY”

SOME WISHFUL THINKING

I have long stopped making new year’s resolutions because I’d forget about them soon after I made them. That I do not make any resolution, however, does not mean that I have no desire to make myself or my life better. It is best not to wait a year before one takes stock of one’sContinue reading “SOME WISHFUL THINKING”

SUNDAY POST: WONDERFUL

For Jake’s Sunday Post theme, I am posting something that I posted in my old blog. ¬†It was my little attempt to capture the beauty and magic ¬†of a baby. ¬† Jake’s theme this week is “WONDERFUL”. ¬† I was thinking about those things that I consider wonderful: ¬†flowers, ponds, vacations, scenery, a delicious birthdayContinue reading “SUNDAY POST: WONDERFUL”

SUNDAY POST: (SWAN LAKE IN THE ) CITY

To respond to Jake’s challenge this week, CITY, I decided to go on a walking tour of my little New England City fondly nicknamed The Silver City. A hundred or so years ago, Taunton, as it is called, was the home of factories that produced fine silver goods. These factories included Reed & Barton, PooleContinue reading “SUNDAY POST: (SWAN LAKE IN THE ) CITY”

SUNDAY POST: TOYS

I think we are overrun with toys. With four children at home, that is hardly surprising. Even if a child gets toys only during birthdays and Christmases from us and some relatives, those toys will eventually accumulate over time. After seven years, our house is packed. There are toys in the attic, in the basement,Continue reading “SUNDAY POST: TOYS”

SUNDAY POST: DELICIOUS (Birthday Cakes)

When I read Jake’s theme for this week’s Sunday Post, ¬†I immediately knew what I wanted to share. ¬†For months now, I have been thinking of compiling in one place¬† the photos¬† of the birthday cakes that we have so far made for our children. Neither my husband nor I is a cake maker. ¬†MyContinue reading “SUNDAY POST: DELICIOUS (Birthday Cakes)”

SUNDAY POST: AUTUMN

Earth ¬†yielded her all In a fiery blaze she goes to her deserved rest. Posting about Autumn reminded me of this song. ¬†THe line about September and anything that is autumn-like in this song is very brief, yet somehow, the music and the mood is autumn in music: And here is something I forgot toContinue reading “SUNDAY POST: AUTUMN”

SUNDAY POST: MORNING

Nothing says morning like a gorgeous sunrise. Being the late sleeper that I am, I am one who is likely to catch a sunrise. ¬†But because of the ¬†jet lag that took a lot time to shake off ¬†during the first days of my Philippine visit, ¬†I woke up ¬†at around 4 o’clock in theContinue reading “SUNDAY POST: MORNING”