Weekly Photo Challenge: Time

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If you are a cat owner or previously owned a cat, you know what time means to them. Whether they plop down atop your keyboard and avoid your stare or stretch out on the coffee table amongst the hors d’oeuvres you’ve just set out for your guests—time or timing means nothing to a cat. Or does it? (wink)

Daily Gratitude: spending time with the old folks for a month; finally finishing the manual on my new camera; sunshine

Quote of the Day: But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day. ~Benjamin Disraeli

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© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2016.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant


I get a bit distracted if I have to stand quietly for any length of time: weddings, baptisms,  bar mitzvahs, funerals, meetings—give me five minutes, and my eyes begin to wander. I can be so Walter-Mitty-ish at times.

We were watching the changing of the guard at Arlington Cemetery when this lovely, striped umbrella caught my eye, and my mind drifted elsewhere…


Daily Gratitude: preparing a seed planting project for some teachers; a stroll around the thrift store; working on my watercolor

Quote of the Day: A vibrant inner life can be more powerful than a busy outer one. ~David Romanelli

© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2016.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic

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This is a self-portrait of me looking into Carnegie Hall being optimistic that they’d let me into the theater to take photos since it was not open until evening.

And this is the only shot I took. 

Daily Gratitude: selecting vegetable and flower seeds; knowing that my bushes are staked and ready for the impending storm; a warm woolen blanket

Quote for the Day: An optimist is the human personification of spring. ~Susan J. Bissonette (Yes!!)

© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2016.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Alphabet

Weekly Photo Challenge: Weight


Balanced Rock, Arches National Park, Moab, Utah. One can see the many layers of rock that support the largest one atop. To give the viewer an indication of how large this natural monument is, I was but only the height of the largest rock to the furthest left. Like many of the arches and monuments at the park, erosion will eventually have its way and the Balanced Rock will be no more. Dapper and I were fortunate to have seen it!

Daily Gratitude: being invited to my first quinceanera party of a former student; a good 6.0+ mile hike in the woods; chicken mole

Quote of the Day: “She had not known the weight until she felt the freedom.” ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2015.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Circle


Grounds For Sculpture

Daily Gratitude: spending the morning creating a surprise gift; finally seeing the sun after nine days; date night with Dapper/Dexter

Quote of the Day: Keep your circle positive. Surround yourself with good people, do good for others, and good things will come your way.

© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2015.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Now


I found these lovely, time-worn 50s ornaments at the thrift store this past Wednesday for one dollar. I was drawn to them, felt the need to pick each one up individually, to somehow channel their history: How many little hands marveled at their bright colors, “ohd” and “ahd” over their shine against the twinkling lights, or  felt the trepidation of hanging one while mom looked on? Did grandmother have to place them near the top since they were becoming fragile? Was the cat eyeing the green one where he spied his reflection? Was the striped one someone’s favorite? How many versions of Silent Night had been sung around them? How long did they wait for Christmas morning to arrive to the squeals of surprise as wishes were made true?

Who gave them up?

Now they are mine. And I vow to lovingly take care of them as they have been taken care of for the past sixty years until such time when some lucky person discovers them wrapped carefully in a box in my attic.

Daily Gratitude: a great family meal; the dill growing in December; arriving home safely

Quote of the Day:

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. ~Wayne Dyer

© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2015.

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