LeftoversPosted: December 11, 2012
Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories. Stored in the refrigerator of the mind and cupboard of the heart.
~ Thomas Fuller
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.
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.
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.
I have set up a file named “Leftovers.” I know. So simple, so easy, so obvious. Doh!
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.
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 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.
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.
Have a delightful day, evening, night… wherever and whenever you are on the spectrum of time.