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Another year has gone by and with the new year, I, like many others, try to set goals for actions and activities. There are so many things to do and learn, places to go and people to see!
One of my goals is to blog more regularly. So for my first post of 2014, I’m participating in the Photo Friday challenge. This week’s theme is Best of 2013. I looked through my archive and I like this picture of part of our Christmas tree the best.
I’m a traditionalist when it comes to my Christmas tree. I like a lot of color and sparkle. I’ve collected the ornaments for years; some are gifts from friends and family, some are souvenirs from trips, some Dan and I bought together. And when I open the boxes and unwrap them to put them on the tree, I’m reminded of people and places they came from and it makes me happy.
This is one of my favorite summer dishes – maque choux. It’s a little bit sweet, from the corn, and a little bit spicy, from jalapeno, and crunchy, from lightly sauteed fresh vegetables. So yummy and so pretty with all the colors of summer.
I took this photo a few years ago while on a walk with Dan through the neighborhood. If you look very closely, you’ll see a couple of Adirondack chairs on the pier. Looks like a great place to sit and have a drink while watching the sunset.
I traveled to Turkey with my mom, aunt, uncle and a couple of their friends in May 2001 for a tour/sailboat trip. It’s one of my favorite places to visit.
While in Istanbul, we had a guided tour of the city and one of the places we saw was the gorgeous mosque, Hagia Sophia. I took this photo through the doorway to a small library off the main space. The Byzantine mosaics and woodwork in Turkey are amazingly beautiful. I brought home a few ceramic pieces I bought in town as a reminder.
In 2001, I went to a conference in San Francisco; this was the view from my hotel room. San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world in my opinion. The last time I was there was for my sister Andrea’s wedding to Forrest two years ago. Dan and I had a great time exploring Chinatown the day before the wedding. So much fun.
Not long ago, Dan and I were coming home from dinner and guess who was peeking out the window? Bella, our adorable tortoiseshell kitty. We adopted her from a PetSmart rescue animal event. She was born in Elizabeth City, NC, but seems to be quite happy in her home in P’town.