I love my memories and as the years pile up, I have a lot of them. I also love my digital camera and taking pictures of ordinary things. My life has been made up of ordinary things too. So I've decided to put the two together - and illustrate my memories.
Am I part of a minority group - people who love the Christmas season? Everyone I've talked to recently is glad that Christmas is over. Unlike them, I have the after-Christmas blues.
I wrote about my melancholy to a friend who was glum during the Christmas holidays. She, who is feeling much better now that it is January, sent back a thought that led to this blog post. I shall quote her e-mailed words exactly. "Cheer up, my dear kathy; after all, Christmas is not far away. A bit of patience and in less than 11 month's time it is going to be Christmas time again and in the meantime you'll have your birthday, spring surprises in the gardens and nature, sunny days of summer, autumn harvest time and beautiful colours! What more do you want?" She added, "forgive me, I am teasing you!!!"
After I looked back at some 2011 photos showing the lovely colors of an early autumn day, I acknowledge the rightness of her words. What more do I want?