Fancy a short walk around the pond?


Rippled Reflection

Bundle up.  It’s cold here in the Bogs today.  The cold is especially shocking after the weekend warm-up.  You’ll need a hat and gloves along with a nice, warm coat or jacket and your wellies.  It’s very wet and muddy out there.  Boggy, even.

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Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, MC!  I didn’t have enough candles so I figure this campfire will do.  😉  Your tiara awaits.

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A good friend is having one of those milestone birthdays today.  In honor of her birthday and the Autumnal Equinox, we’re having a mini version of our Party By The Pond.  It should be great fun.  The weather has decided to mostly cooperate.  There is a very slight chance of rain but they’re predicting the sun will show up sometime this afternoon.  Yay for sunshine!

We will say goodbye to summer and welcome in autumn with my homemade salsa, fish tacos, and margaritas.  There will be other food.  I just don’t know what it is yet since some of our guests will be bringing an appetizer, a side dish, or a dessert with them.  I am sure it will all be excellent.

It feels odd not to have to post.  Even odder not to have a walk to tell you about or thousands of photos to post.  Truthfully, it feels good.  🙂

Not to worry, though.  I’ve gotten into the walk and photo habit.  I’m sure there will be more posts about what’s happening around the pond here at Breezy Acres.  I’m thinking about brushing up on my food photography skills again, too.  In the meantime, I’m floundering a bit, trying to figure out how to end this post.  Let’s keep it simple…

Have a great weekend!

311: Sunday signage

That is some expensive chicken.  But it is the Original Chicken so I suppose it might be worth it.  We saw this sign in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania during our last trip out that way in July.

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76: Shhhh…

(A tree in San Diego.)

It’s 3:00 in the morning on my birthday, and I’m trying to be (relatively) quiet.  I’m working on the laundry.  I figure if I can’t sleep, I might as well be productive.

(Mission Bay trees.)

I’d rather be sleeping.  To be honest, I’m feeling pretty miserable.  Sleep is not possible because I’m dealing with the consequences of the prep.  I’m exhausted.  And hungry.  And exhausted.


I figure I can sit here and have a whinge or I can be grateful.  I’m alive, I’m well (except for the purposely induced problem), and I have another year to celebrate.

(Kite in tree.)

I truly am grateful.  My life is filled with blessings and gifts of all kinds.  Sometimes I don’t always recognize them as gifts.  Right now is a good example.

(A burst of sunlight in the tree tops.)

Instead of sleeping, I’m counting my blessings.  Instead of sleeping, I’m getting my blog post for the day written up and posted.  Instead of sleeping, I’m looking at bright, sunshiny pictures.

I have time now to gather my thoughts, to catch up on email and other blogs, and to look at flowers.  I have time to sort of relax and just enjoy the quiet.

I’m not sure when I’ll fit in my outdoor time today.  Perhaps before I go to the doc’s place for the birthday fun.  I’m pretty sure I’ll want to nap this afternoon.  I know!  M and I can go sledding this evening if I’m up for it.  That will be a fine and fun way to spend time outdoors, don’t you think?

So.  What would you be doing with your time if you had to stay up all night?  Something quiet?  Something fun?  A little of both?

Happy, happy


So.  I’m another year older, perhaps a little wiser, but the jury is still out on that one.  I had a lovely birthday.  M and I did a little Christmas shopping and then went to Crave for dinner.  The food and service were, as always, excellent.

Thanks to everyone who left birthday greetings and wishes.  🙂

M and I are headed up to Cleveland today to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  We’ve been outside of it many times but never inside.  I’m looking forward to seeing the U2 movie.

There is snow in the forecast for later today.  Wind advisories starting this morning.  I’m not sure which is worse.  Probably the wind.   At least the snow doesn’t knock out the power.

That’s about it from the Bogs for now.  I’m beginning to think my life is much too dull for blogging.