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    Looking Back | June.

    I was certainly out and about (and away) more than usual, but there are still morning walks, Friday night snacks, cocktails and coffee and a lot of knitting. But most of all, I love the upper right (June 2) and middle (June 13) photos … any month where I get to spend time with those four people is a great one! Happy Tuesday!

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    Looking Back | April.

    Today, I have one last look at April … through the lens of my daily photos. That bright green knitting really dominates the show, doesn’t it?! I’m very happy to have it finished and realize I never showed y’all how it turned out. Marc definitely brings out the goofy in me! But for me, the star was the family and friend time (including my best furry friend – who got groomed on the 10th), along with plenty of good food and some gorgeous spring blooms. April certainly lived up to my high expectations.  Now May has a hard act to follow; I hope it’s up to the challenge!

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    Looking Back | March.

    March sure looks better through the lens of my daily photos than what I remember! Full on Spring, for sure, including some fun with the portrait feature on my iPhone camera in our neighborhood, March 29 outside our North Carolina cottage, March 20 and the last, faded bloom on the amaryllis. March 16 There was also a lot of knitting, two great TV shows (Longmire and the new Queer Eye), a few more self portraits (thanks to Michelle’s challenge at the beginning of the month) and a few other faces, including one very shaggy one on March 30. I know y’all are ready to see Spring, too – hopefully she’ll…

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    Looking Back | February.

    Yep, one more catching up post before I’m ready to move on to March!  Today, I’m looking back at February through the lens of my daily photos: I’ve already shared most of these photos here or on Instagram, but I’m still surprised by the story all 28 photos tell together – what a month! The trip to Mexico over the last week was planned, but I had no idea Marc would be such a willing participant in the photos! Then there were the little boys – breakfast on the 11th, followed by two whole days with little Sam on the 14th and 15th. First signs of spring … and an…

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    Looking Back | January.

    Looking back at January through the lens of my daily photos, I’m struck by three things – crazy weather, a LOT of knitting! and a beautiful basket of amaryllis. The amaryllis is continuing its stunning show; here’s what it looked like Saturday … more buds and blooms! And for maybe the first time ever, more coffee and tea than cocktails (one glass of wine on the 1st!) – and more photos of me and Holly than other people. Thank goodness I saw the boys on the 30th, or it would be just me and Holly! I’m pretty sure I can do a better job with both those things this month!

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    Looking Back | December.

    Looking back at December through the lens of my daily photos, I can’t help but smile! Family (who are friends), a few cocktails, a delicious spread of cookies, reading, knitting (and one FO – that lovely bit of pinned out lace on the 23rd is the 2016 Mystery Shawl), plenty of twinkle lights … and the beginning of this year’s amaryllis watch. My mom gifted each of us super fancy bulbs from Jackson & Perkins. I set mine out on December 1st and have been documenting their progress every Friday since then. I’m positive I can really see those stalks growing! This week, I threaded the two taller ones through…

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    Looking Back | November.

    Looking back at November through the lens of my daily photos, it’s full on Fall! plus a few of my favorite people, knitting, great food and drink, and a bit of Christmas showing up toward month-end. Daily blogging means I’ve posted most of these photos here already, but I do have two extra stories to share today. First, the gift knitting (cleverly disguised back on the first) was finished, blocked and photographed on the 10th. Some of you might even guess who it was for! Happy 75th HonorĂ©! Yellow is her favorite color … and once you see her smile wearing it there’s no doubt why! thank you HonorĂ© for…

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    Looking Back | October.

    Hello! I hope you’re enjoying a peaceful Sunday, perhaps a bit more rested than usual thanks to that extra hour? I used that hour this morning to pull together my October photo-a-day mosaic. Wanna see? Lots of Holly and home. Changing seasons. Knitting – a swatch, a few WIPs and several FOs. Family.  Friends. Two special birthday celebrations. and finally, both of my favorite little boys! I’m reminded – yet again – how much I love this daily photo habit. One photo may not seem like much, but it can tell a story. And when I look at a month of them all together, I can’t help but feel grateful…

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    Looking Back | September.

    My heart is with the hundreds of folks who were caught in a madman’s fire Sunday night. Unfortunately, prayers are not enough. My congressmen are getting an earful about gun control and I trust yours are too. The reports I read from Las Vegas this morning, then seeing the flag at the lake flying at half mast on our dark early walk gave me pause about the story I’d planned to share today. But I decided to move forward with it; I refuse to let hate and fear win. So with that – here’s a look back at September through the lens of my daily photos.  Labor Day weekend, time with…

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    Looking Back | August and Labor Day Weekend 2017.

    Well hello Tuesday! I can’t quite believe it was a week ago that we arrived back home from Alaska. My mom got home yesterday afternoon, after almost four weeks away; spending a few extra days with us at both ends of the trip provided more opportunities for family gatherings … and recovering from the four-hour Alaska time difference and the red-eye flight home. For me the long weekend also gave me a chance to get started on the massive project that is sorting through 1,000+ photos and videos from our trip. I started with my August photo-a-day. Choosing one image to represent each of the 13 days I was gone…