Weekly Photo Challenge: Twinkle

Christmas at Longwood Gardens

Christmas at Longwood Gardens

Daily Gratitude: The smile on the Salvation Army worker’s face when I gave him a hot coffee and donuts; seeing an old friend; talking to my brother on the phone

Quote of the Day: Any star can be devoured by adoration, twinkle by twinkle. ~Shirley Temple

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone, But Not Forgotten

9th Street Bridge, Ocean City, NJ

Foggy 9th Street Bridge, Ocean City, NJ

It was referred to as the 9th Street Bridge—and I do miss it. I miss the sound of the the horn alerting drivers that the bridge was going to open to let a boat pass through. I miss the sound of the bells as the gate lowered to block the cars from advancing further. I miss watching the drawbridge being raised and lowered while we were out on the water. I miss the excitement of wondering whether our boat could squeak by underneath at low tide.

Yeah, the new bridge is . . . nice: There is a bike path for cyclists. There is a wide walkway for joggers and walkers which is well-used all year. There are decorative lights underneath that change colors during the night. There are fishing piers. There are boat ramps. There is a ramp for launching kayaks and canoes. And I like it, I do because, quite frankly, it’s very . . . nice. But I miss the resonant sounds of that old groaning bridge. All we hear now is the sound of spinning tires speeding over the causeway.

Daily Gratitude: a lovely day at the Philadelphia Art Museum with good friends; a great meal at The Waterworks; coming home safely to Dapper G

Quote of the Day: Memory is a crazy woman that hoards colored rags and throws away food. ~Austin O’Malley

© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2014.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

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Cuttyhunk Island, Massachusetts

Daily Gratitude: a quiet morning working on my mosaic mural, seeing the downy woodpecker on the suet, a patch of blue sky

Quote of the Day:

The various religions
are like different roads
converging on the same point.
What difference does it make
if we follow different routes,
provided we arrive
at the same destination?  ~Gandhi

© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2014.

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Creative Thinkers Inspire Ideas

This is how it began:

Avi working.

Avi working.

Me to niece, Avi, “What is that thing on your head?”

32a9ddb85b9ef37eb2ca7ec614efc4fcAvi: A year ago, I made a hooded-scarf from remnants of beloved old sweaters. It felt cozy and warm, and when I put it on, a quiet sense of courage and completeness flowed through my body. When I wore it out into the world, people noticed, and they’d ask, “What is that? I want one!” I heard the same thing from each person who tried it on:

“It feels like a hug.” and “I feel like a warrior.” 

Today, Avi created her company, 1622750_601194333340169_5622470938837346483_n

and began her Kickstarter Campaign last week.

Christmas is near—wouldn’t your loved one look great (and stay warm) in one of these mantles?

Made is U.S.A. • Upcycled Buttons • Natural Alpaca • Organic Cotton Tags

Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular

Bridge At Strathmere

Bridge At Strathmere

Daily Gratitude: seeing Dapper G after nearly three weeks; a nice and productive visit with my parents in Pensacola; watching the Eagles at the Maplewood while eating homemade pasta

Quote of the Day: Look at the situation from all angles, and you will become more open. ~Dalai Lama

My niece’s new business. You’ll find you must have one of these hoodies: 

© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2014.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist

Arches National Park, Moab, utah

Arches National Park, Moab, Utah (Dapper G in the background.)

Daily Gratitude: spending an afternoon with Amy & Harper; new bed pillows; breakfast invitation with my brother tomorrow

Quote of the Day: Our souls are not hungry for fame, comfort, wealth, or power. Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter. ~Harold Kushner, 1935.

© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2014.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent

Walking down to the water at Cuttyhunk Island.

Walking down to the water at Cuttyhunk Island.

Looking down toward Martha's Vineyard.

Looking down toward Martha’s Vineyard.

Speeding down through the rainforest in Costa Rica.

Speeding down through the rainforest in Costa Rica.

Daily Gratitude: organizing all my paints in my new (old) cart; dining with Dapper; an invitation to a show next weekend

Quote of the Day: The expression “to write something down” suggests a descent of thought to the fingers whose movements immediately falsify it. ~William Gass, “Habitations of the Word,” Kenyon Review, October 1984

© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2014.

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