January 29, 2015

2015-01-29Cold night today, but as I was out with my daughter, going to the car after a knitting class and a zumba class, we paused for a second to notice how pretty the streets were.  Definitely not something that I would have done if I had not made the New Year’s resolution.  Not so sure my daughter was as happy about stopping in the weather, however.

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January 27, 2015

2015-01-27Isn’t this cool?  I did not want to put in people for the “beauty of the day” when I started this project.  But my second son’s jump–right outside my office window–was too much fun to resist.  He found his “beauty”–and I am choosing to appreciate it right along with him!

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January 26, 2015

So, I’m only 13 days into my New Year’s resolution to “notice and photograph something of beauty every day.”  How hard can it be to do that?!  But… it is too good of an idea to just give up.  Going to go ahead and just admit a day’s failure–and catch tomorrow’s “beauty of the day”.

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January 25, 2015

2015-01-25Cross country skiing at one of my favorite local ponds here in Brattleboro–actually this one is in the little community of Marlboro:  South Pond.  It’s remarkably different when people are swimming and boating on it in the summer.  Today it felt pristine.  So many people cross country ski back here–but even if there are 10 cars on the road, you might not see anyone.  Feeling truly blessed.

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January 22, 2015

2015-01-22Look up.  Always look up.

Reminded today of the lesson I learned while a college exchange student in Sevilla, Spain, desperately missing home. I spent so much time there lost, trying hard to remember which street to turn on, looking for clues in the graffiti on the walls, and concentrating on not stepping on dog poop on the sidewalk.

One day, I remember looking up.  I don’t know why I did.  But when I changed my focus, my perspective changed, too.  The giralda–this famous statue–was glistening in the sunlight.  The whole world seemed better.

Still holds true!

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January 21, 2015

2015-01-21“Kids” at play in the snow-covered garden.  Feeling like this is really not all that deserving of the name “beauty of the day”.  Wish I were more excited about winter… and remembering that this is why I decided to do this.  I noticed something pretty.  I am out here, looking for something positive in my least favorite month of the year.

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