Monday, February 25, 2019

A Mid-Winter Photo Album * Loose Ends


You know how your eyes glaze over and you sigh inwardly when people whip out nine million pictures and you're held hostage to their most recent exotic vacation excursion or lavish family celebration?

That's what's happening this month around here.  Kind of.

The only difference is that there's been no big jaunts or stupendous gatherings.  Just the dailyness of a very quiet February life in this little town tucked between the every-changing bay and the deep blue sea, a random selection of snapshots offered up in the order in which they were taken.

Unspoken loose ends of things loved, said, learned, read.

They say a picture's worth a thousand words ... and my word-well's a bit dry after Tiptoeing Gently Into Year #13, guest posting The Call to Lay Your Isaac Down, and kicking off The Becoming Mrs. Lewis Book Club & Giveaway.  I'd love for you to check out these links, if only to sit with the conversations that followed the posts.  They're a perfect example why blogging's such a meaningful slice of my life.

Meanwhile, if you're wondering about any of the pics, feel free to ask away in the comment section.  I'd be happy to share a bit ...


















































The Becoming Mrs. Lewis Book Club & Giveaway 
has just begun ... and you're invited!  

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36 comments:

  1. Love the pictures...especially the aeroplane!

    Care for a sonnet inspired by your post?

    The living grace of these days
    is not for film to capture;
    rather, friend come and count
    the sounds of love and laughter.
    Cancer swings a wicked blade,
    so soon to cut me down,
    but the Lord of Dance has promises made
    that banish every frown.
    I think often of His glee
    when the stone was rolled away,
    and He says that'll happen to me
    on some near someday.
    Though tumours grow, standing proud,
    I look at them, and laugh out loud.

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    1. Wow, man. Those tumors might be 'standing proud,' but your hearty soul and creative mind are alive and kickin'!

      You're such an inspiration ...

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  2. I love the way you document daily life with your pictures. It's really inspired me today, my friend. Photography is such a creative outlet and I don't take advantage of that the way I could. Thanks for the reminder. Love your pics, especially the adorable basketball star :)!

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    1. She is a sweetheart, isn't she! I'm so grateful that when it comes to activity level and skill, my grandchildren DON'T take after their grandmother!

      ;-}

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  3. Loved all your photos, Linda; thanks so much for sharing!
    So sorry I didn't "chime in" with the first book club go-round, but as you can certainly understand, my mind was elsewhere. I do plan to hook up on this next discussion.
    Blessings!

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    1. Lifting you and your family up to the Lord quietly right now, friend. Be present for your own grief. And may He bless you as you mourn, dear friend ...

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  4. Pictures are a glimpse into another's life. Thanks for sharing yours. Words could never do them justice. I made chocolate covered strawberries this month too and shared them with our staff. Such an easy thing to do that brings joy to others.

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    1. I thought it was very generous of my mama to share her sweet luscious gift box with us ...

      We had no trouble helping her take care of a few pieces of fruit. Especially the ones that seemed to be covered with the most chocolate.

      ;-}

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  5. I see a Magnolia magazine in there! I don't read many magazines any more, but I love that one. I love the beachy look in some of your rooms, too. Nice glimpses of a full month! I'm planning to post my end-of-month post on Wednesday.

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    1. Oh, please feel free to come back and link your post up here, Barbara. I'd love for people to be able to do so ...

      ;-}

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    2. Here's my February wrap-up: https://barbarah.wordpress.com/2019/02/27/end-of-february-musings/

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    3. Cool! Thanks, Barbara! Here I come ...

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  6. Delightful!! Thanks for taking us along on your February!

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  7. Every thing looks so cozy. Thank you for sharing your part of the world. I think I'll do an end-of-the-month post this week that includes loose-ends so to speak! Somehow these posts help me to get to know you better even though there are few words...

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    1. Looking forward to checking out your own personal loose ends, Lynn. Feel free to link up here!

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    2. My ramblings for the end-of-the-month. https://lynnjsimpson.com/2019/02/27/something-different-end-of-month-ramblings/

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    3. I'm heading over right now!

      ;-}

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  8. Your pictures give us a unique insight into your life, Linda. I always love your creative, antique decorating. I love that quilt. I had to dwell longer on those beautiful tulips. Are they real? And I assume the basketball player is your lovely granddaughter. :) And the beach... Oh my! I wanted to climb into the picture and sit there. :)
    Thank you for inviting me to post my monthly roundup link here - https://freedtofly.me/2019/02/26/february-roundup-links-quotes-books-more/
    Love and blessings to you!

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    1. Yep, that's one of my athletic super-stars! She's a sweetie.

      And yes, those were real tulips that cost about $4.99 or so at Trader Joe's. It was just the thing I needed to remind me that spring will come sooner or later. It's always later around here.

      *** I'm so glad to have you share your monthly post here, Trudy! I hope my readers will become your own ...

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  9. I love the photos and the little glimpses into your February! Seeing all the monthly updates today is making me think I should start doing them again! And I'm just beginning to get into Becoming Mrs Lewis, and enjoying it so far - I hope to join in with the book club discussion soon!

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    1. Looking forward to your joining us for the discussion, Lesley! You don't have to have finished a number of pages to jump on in. I'll be glad to have your British input on this all ... although much of what we're talking about has nothing to do with country or culture and everything to do with our hearts.

      That's universal, for sure ...

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    2. Thanks for the invite to share my monthly update. The link is: https://lifeinthespaciousplace.wordpress.com/2019/02/27/february-round-up/

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    3. Yay! Thanks for sharing ...

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  10. LOVE the photos and I had rather imagine my own stories behind them! Did your grand get her athletic ability from you?
    Blessings, My Friend!

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  11. Linda,
    Love the montage of pics!! I can really relate to the one with raindrops on the lens....I thought I was going to have to build the ark here in NC....almost 10 straight days of rain....Ugh! I would love to read and discuss "Becoming Mrs. Lewis", but foundation work calls. I am putting this on my "to read" list though!! Almost March blessings to you...
    Bev xx

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    1. It's so good to see you out and about again, Bev ... I hope each week finds you feeling stronger so you can focus on the important work God's called you to do ...

      Bless you, friend.

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  12. You have such a way with creating a story from your pictures.
    Maybe it's just that I love the way you see things.
    Here's my month end recap post! I'm featuring Susan Shipe's book for a Lenten Journey--and she's offering a give away!
    https://michelemorin.wordpress.com/2019/02/28/musings-february-2019/

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    1. Oh YES ... who doesn't LOVE a giveaway!

      ;-}

      And I'm appreciating the gentle nudge to turn my heart toward Lent. Thank you, Michele ...

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  13. Such lovely pics, Linda. The one with the bare feet caught my eye ... were you at a doctor's office? Thank you for the invitation to link up. My month-end post is really a quarter-end, and I'm not sure if I know how to put links in comments, but here goes: <a href="https://www.loisflowers.com/what-i-learned-this-winter-2/</a>

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    1. I'm so glad you've linked up here ...

      Very.

      And yes, Lois, that's my 'Well-Woman' annual check-up with my primary. Good times. Especially the ill fitting robes.

      But well worth the peace of mind in being proactive.

      ;-}

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  14. What a FUN and creative way to share what Winter taught you! Love your pictures... each made me pause and smile.

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  15. I love your month in pictures. They are so descriptive, in and of themselves. The blue, sea glass bottles would look perfect on my mantle too. :)
    Here's the link to my place.

    https://marygeisen.com/monthly-musings-february-2019/

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    1. Thanks for sharing your monthly musings, Mary! I'm excited to introduce my friends to each other.

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