It's the simple everyday things that make up our lives and these are the stories we remember.
Bitter cold and howling wind. I am thankful that no matter what the weather, the beauty outside my window continues to amaze me. I am joining Michelle for Thankful Thursday
Long, long ago - (well, back when I was in high school) In a faraway land - (that would be Kansas - it's kind of far from Boston) I made myself a gingham notebook (I'm not sure why I made myself a notebook rather than running to the local dime store - but then, that's not really the point of the story). Anyway - this gingham notebook was my special journal - a chronicle of my teenage days - thoughts, hopes, dramas... I found it stashed away in a trunk in my basement, having made it through several moves. Without opening the journal, memories flooded my mind; I remembered all that it contained - what it meant to me. I knew this journal would be the inspiration for my new blog, "Gingham Notebook" (without the teenage angst and drama) - a place to write and share - photos, stories, rambles. I wish you a very happy new year - and hope you will join me! "Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one." Brad Paisley
Plum Island - Massachusetts This was the site for week #15 of my self-imposed photography challenge (originally posted away for the weekend, March 12, 2017). The idea was to give myself a 52-week challenge, which I renamed "52 photo prompts" after my prolonged break... I strongly considered scrapping it altogether when I started Gingham Notebook. But, while the cues are meaningless, I am finding that they stretch my imagination and I am learning new things. It's all about the process. "Rules" of my challenge (quotation marks - for good reason), as well as links to posts for weeks 1-23 can be found on the Photo Challenge page of away for the weekend. Future cues - on hold, for now (updated 6/7/18) # 24 - Sunset # 25 - Quiet # 26 - Silhouette # 27 - Black & White # 28 - Pattern # 29 - The Color GREEN # 30 - Something funny # 31 - Books # 32 - Trees# 33 - Favorite outfit # 34 - Water # 35 - Glass # 36 - In motion # 37 - At night # 38 - Morning # 39 - Vintage # 40 - Mellow YELLOW # 41 - Music # 42 - Macro # 43 - Shadows # 44 - Couples # 45 - Lace # 46 - History (ic) # 47 - Textures # 48 - A smile # 49 - ORANGE # 50 - On the shelf # 51 - A street # 52 - Self-portrait