Fandango’s Friday Flashback – May 15th

Every Friday Fandango asks us to look back through our past entries on this date of a previous year.  This week we go back to 2017 When I was posting a weekly “Monochrome Monday” picture at the time.  That is what I will share today…

Monochrome Monday – Horizontal Tree

This week I am also posting for the Weekly Photo Challenge as well as my Monochrome Monday.  This was a picture from a bridge after a rain storm, I thought it fit the reflecting challenge quite well.  Have a great week everyone!

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Happy and Grateful – Day 330

November brings a chill in the air and the start of the holiday gatherings of family and friends.  I can’t believe I am down to the last two month of my challenge to find happiness and feel gratitude every day.  I hope you join with me in the comments or your own blog in this challenge.  No matter how small there is always a little good in even the worst day

I have a lot to write and I hope I can get through it all before I fall asleep.  First of all bear with me… I am starting to get my boyfriends cold/flu and may not get to reading all your posts right away.  I am already behind by more than a day and am not sure when I will catch up now.  BUT I do promise to read everything!

Tomorrow is going to be our late Thanksgiving (we are all at varying stages of sick too LOL) so I don’t know that I will have time or energy to get my Monochrome Monday post done.  So it may be two weeks in a row I don’t have one.  I am sure though next Monday I should be back on track.

Ok, my gratitude for the day is for all of YOU!  I just discovered that I am now at over 15,000 views for my blog… this little old thing I sit down to each day and let my babbling fingertips take over.  I am amazed that for some reason or another that many people would stop to look.  I appreciate each and every one of those views, whether they are liked or not.  It really does matter to me, so THANK YOU!

Now my happiness, let’s see.  I am sick, my boyfriend is sick, my daughter is sick, I have to cook a big meal tomorrow, money is super tight and Christmas is less than a month away now… and I am supposed to find the happy under all of that?  (sorry, but I get a little snippy when I am sick) Well, how about the fact that we know who we are buying Christmas gifts for now.  In both my family and my boyfriends we drew names to find out who we buy for.  And aside from one person, all the others are pretty easy to shop for.  But my sister’s boyfriend never gives any hint about what he wants ever and is one who will just go out and get something if he wants it… not leaving much for gift giving ideas.

Ok I have babbled on long enough.  I think I got done all I set out to do with this blog tonight.  Time to use my inhaler and try to breathe a little easier so I can sleep.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

Monochrome Monday – The Blooms Face

If flowers could smile I think this one would.  This is part of a lovely bouquet of flowers I received for my birthday last month.  Surprisingly a majority of the bouquet still looks fresh including the flower shown here.  I love the way the color variation shows up in black and white.  I hope you all have a wonderful week!

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Monochrome Monday – Silo

This week I almost took a break… I am in the midst of a 7 Days 7 Photos challenge (Day 1) and thought about not posting twice, but I’m on a roll so why not.  This one I can at least talk about.  This was taken at a local park of all places that has a Silo still there from former farmland I suppose.  I liked the way the angle worked.  Hope you are all having a good week!

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Monochrome Monday – Around The River Bend

This week I almost posted a plain black picture.  I am devastated by the horrific events of last night in Las Vegas.  Going from one thoughtless act of violence to another has got to end.  Some way, some how it has to stop.  The one thing that can calm me is nature and its beauty.  So I decided to go ahead and post a picture of something that might give someone a second of peace.  That might show the available beauty in the world.  My thoughts and prayers go to all those affected by this recent tragedy.  Try to see the beauty in life… it does still exist.

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