Leftovers

Dancers at the Something  Russian Festival

Dancers at the Something Russian Festival

Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories.  Stored in the refrigerator of the mind and cupboard of the heart.

~ Thomas Fuller

The dome of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

The dome of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

Culling through photos from last year to make collages yesterday, I realized I have a lot of leftovers.  So many of my photos don’t make it to the blog.  Often that’s because I don’t consider them blog worthy at the time, but almost as often it’s because I move on to something else, thinking I’ll go back and pick up the stragglers later and somehow use them in another post.

Russian doll

Russian doll

Bringing out all the leftovers from the past year would involve an extremely long post.  It’s probably best that I don’t do that.  But I did get to thinking about how I could be better organized from now on.

Franklin Park Conservatory.  Columbus, Ohio.

Franklin Park Conservatory. Columbus, Ohio.

It’s such a simple idea I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before.  I bet everyone else who uses images has already thought of it.

Waterfall and light.  Franklin Park Conservatory.

Waterfall and light. Franklin Park Conservatory.

I have set up a file named “Leftovers.”  I know.  So simple, so easy, so obvious.  Doh!

Franklin Park Conservatory

Franklin Park Conservatory

At least this way I’ll have them in one place.  If I should decide not to use them, I can discard them.  Ephemeral images.  Now you see them.  Or you don’t.

Christmas in the background.  Franklin Park Conservatory.

Christmas in the background. Franklin Park Conservatory.

Today’s walk

I saw evidence of the sun while I was homecaring today.  That’s what I call the chores.  Homecaring.  It sounds better than chores, don’t you think?

I think there is a sun behind those clouds!

I think there is a sun behind those clouds!

I dropped everything and went outside to enjoy it for a few moments.  We have had so many gray and gloomy days that a little sunshine goes a long way.  The birds seem to be enjoying the light, too.  Eastern Bluebirds, a Northern Flicker, and a couple of Blue Jays were flitting around in the trees out front when I first walked out.  A cute little Chickadee followed me along the edge of the pond, chattering the whole way like an old friend who has saved up years of conversation just for me.  The ground is squishy from all the rain, and that limited my walk as I don’t want to churn up the ground and make a mess of the pathways.  Besides, I have a great deal of homecaring to do today.  We’re celebrating an early Christmas this weekend.  All of my Very Important People will be here.

Today's view of the pond

This morning’s view of the pond

That should do it for today.  The clouds have been on the move today.  There were a few flurries very early this morning and a little lake-effect snow around noon (that didn’t stick around), leaving less than a dusting scattered around on the ground.  The next three days are predicted to be sunny and clear.  Get your Vitamin D while you can.

Sunlight pouring down the basement stairs

Sunlight pouring down the basement stairs

Have a delightful day, evening, night… wherever and whenever you are on the spectrum of time.

This afternoon, shortly before this post went out.

This afternoon, shortly before this post went out.

 

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20 Comments on “Leftovers”

  1. My goodness….those are leftovers?…seems more like a yummy buffet of varied and delicious “treats” to me! 😀 yummmmm….. 😀

  2. I’m afraid, I’m not very well organized when it comes to my images either. At least you have the excuse of having so many of them. I don’t know if I have one. Sorry to be so behind on my blog reading. Hope to catch up in the next decade or so. Or maybe not. LOL
    Hugs,
    Kathy

    • Robin says:

      Don’t worry about it, Kathy. I’m so far behind that catching up has become impossible, and I don’t really have a good excuse for it. I have a case of blog laziness lately (which might be a result of being far behind). Glad you found a moment to stop by. 🙂

  3. Nice group of leftovers, Robin! Love that sunlight pouring down the basement steps. Homecaring sounds so much better than chores, or housework, for that matter. I like it! 🙂

  4. seeker57 says:

    Please pass us some more leftovers, please. I’m still hungry for more. Love them.

  5. dadirri7 says:

    pond still looks peaceful, i have to imagine the ice …. love the russian leftovers, glad they made it to the blog!

    • Robin says:

      Thank you, Christine. 🙂 Hopefully winter will be typical this year, and you won’t have to imagine the ice for long as I’ll be posting photos of it. It should be starting to ice over by now, but it’s been pretty warm.

  6. Um…my filing is less than optimal. One file for each year…sorted by date. Yes, they’re huge…
    Love all of yours, no matter how you organize them before they make the blog!

    • Robin says:

      Thank you, Marie. 🙂 My filing is somewhat similar. I have one file for each month of the year, sorted by date. I don’t know how anyone will find anything without me unless they remember when we took that trip or visited that museum or spent that weekend with the granddaughters, etc.

  7. aFrankAngle says:

    Leftovers are especially good on brisk, sunny days.

  8. Sweet! I love the Holiday ones, so bright and cheery. And I love your homecaring mindset — another bit of cheer!

  9. Dana says:

    I’ve always loved Russian-themed images and things. My in-laws (who grew up as Czechs repressed under the Communist Regime) definitely don’t approve… I’ll enjoy today’s leftover photos in secret. 🙂


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