villa-odetteIt’s a very busy period, yet I can’t help but stop and stare. Today, we take the time to appreciate.

The moon up there

I always loved fall–I was that nerd who couldn’t wait to go back to school. But now fall is associated with the loss of loved ones. Long lives well lived, but their absence leaves a hole that’s as raw as ever.

A door no more

At the same time, it’s a wake-up call. A reminder to appreciate every minute. Every hug. Every bite, and not just on Thanksgiving. Every leaf and stone.


Zooming in
And out


I’m lucky and grateful to have such a wonderful family.


13 thoughts on “Contemplation

  1. It is so very true, we tend to take things for granted, my dear Mum would always say to me ” You will miss me when I am gone” oh how right she was, there is not a day goes by that I don’t wish she was still here. looking at the door that was I want to know more, where did it lead to, why was it filled in?

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  2. Lovely images! I so agree with Roz: I too think of my Mother every day and how much she would like some of the things I see or do each day. We all need to take this time, as you have, to just appreciate what is in front of us.

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