Sunday, November 7, 2010

Monday, Blue, Mellow Yellow, Mosaic


What a super week I've had!!
Thursday was my birthday!
65th! Still cannot believe it!
YAY..all those SENIOR discounts!!

(My dear sister of the Sea and heart, Margo, made these for me!)
I really don't  feel a day over...
well I don't feel OLD..
you know..ANCIENT!
Yes.. I do have several problems..
arthritis for one..
that limits me at times in WHAT tasks I can perform..
My painting has gone by the wayside..
because my hands would cramp while holding the brushes.. Nikon and Kodak have continued the journey..
of capturing my world and releasing my creativity from within..
Because the weather here was so awesome..

I've stayed away from the computer..
finding reasons to be outdoors.. 
savoring the awesome beauty  of Autumn..
my last roses are open ..
I drink in the aroma..
After photographing the roses..
I wander along the banks of Cherry Creek..
delighting in the beautiful blue sky..
the yellow Aspens and Cottonwoods leaves bright in the afternoon sun..

I discover a milkweed pod..
bursting open.. ready to propel the silken seeds..
sending them soaring on the soft breeze..
I ,soaking the warmth, rejuvenate my soul..
I'm at peace..
am one with my God..
so thankful to be alive..
and living..
and the recipient of such bountiful blessings..
I return home.. 

My neighbor's apple tree..
provides such lovely blossoms and aroma in the spring..
produces an over-abundance of Golden Delicious apples in the fall..
and when ripe..the birds come pecking..and squawking..
at the squirrels..
and each other..
apples begin to rain...

MANY which fall into my yard!
I pick them up and toss into a pile..
where squirrels and crows/ravens enjoy..
this is excellent exercise for me..
and when that is done..
I retire to the patio with book in hand..
a glass of ever present Iced Tea..
and lose myself for a couple of hours between the pages..
and recall the wonder of a Golden Autumn Afternoon

Hope your week/weekend was equally delightful!
Please join these lovely hostesses for more fun!
Smiling Sally Blue Monday
Drowsy Monkey Mellow Yellow Monday
Mary Mosaic Monday 


  1. So many great photos! Beautiful postcard mosaic! Well done.

    Erika B

  2. Loved all the photo's especially the beach ones.
    Have a Happy Blue Monday.

  3. Oh Happy belated birthday. I to do not feel old, although My daughter reminds me of it all the time,lol. Well, you captured some lovely photos for the day.
    Old Place Revisited

  4. Happy birthday! I'm glad you joined the ranks of the discounts.

    Happy Blue Monday, Loui.

  5. I too have arthritis but am trying to keep my hands flexible. Love your photos. Happy Birthday! I am sharing part of my 100th blog giveaway today so hope you can come by! Blessings Debbie

  6. ♫♫♫Happy Birthday♫♫♫ The milkweed photo is gorgeous. Have a lovely week!

  7. What beautiful photos! I love much beauty in that state! I live north of Orlando for most of the year...spend the summer and Fall in Asheville, NC. It's very nice to meet you...and a very happy 'belated' birthday! I hope it was special and FUN! Being in our 60s can mean challenges but I love my life and enjoy every minute of every day! Hugs! ♥

  8. Happy birthday!!! What a beautiful mosaic! Thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

  9. Happy Happy Birthday sweet friend!

    Much love and big hugs,

  10. This is a beautiful post. You make me want to come take a walk with you. How awesome it is to live in surroundings so beautiful and to be able to enjoy them every day. Hope you had a wonderful birthday. Thank you for stopping by my blog and saying Hello.


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where time is not measured..
linger leisurely..
sift sugary white sand between your toes..
Make and take those wonderful memories..
leaving behind..only your footprints...