Monday, December 29, 2014

Keeping track of time…

The older I get the harder it has been for me to keep track of what happens when, so a few years ago I began this habit of looking back on my year in pictures as the year ends.  So bear with me please as I go back through the first six months of 2014.

In January, Greg, Olive the pug and I decided to leave the winter weather behind and travel south to Texas.  The Polar Vortex followed us into Alabama but after that we had comfortable weather and truly enjoyed spending two weeks in the great state of Texas.


These photos will tell all there is to tell about our February.  It was cold and snowy.  But isn’t that the way February is supposed to be here in the northeast?



March was a study of contrasts for us, starting the month in the snow of New England and ending up the month in sunny, warm St. John USVI with our good friends Dona and Bob.



Spring came to us in fits and starts in April.  But come it did.


And here's one of Olive the Pug just for good measure.


In May, our son Evan moved out of the house to start a new phase of his life in Worcester, Massachusetts.  Transitions like this are inevitable but it doesn’t make them easier.  We have gotten used to just seeing Evan now and then just as we have with our daughter Carrie.  Greg and I went to Fenway Park to see the Red Sox near the end of the month and received our very own World Series rings.  We watch practically every game, so we felt we deserved them.  But as history has now recorded, we know that the Sox went from Worst (2012) to First (2013) back to Worst in 2014.  Such are the joys and sufferings of the true baseball fan.


In June, daughter Carrie and I took a road trip from Massachusetts to Ohio to visit my family and to see my mother whose health is beginning to fail rather precipitously.  It was good seeing everyone.  I also finished my Flickr 365 Project.  I took and published a photo every day for a year.  Some days it was easy.  Some days it was hard.  But I didn’t miss a day from June 25, 2013 to June 24, 2014.


To be continued...

15 comments:

Kerri Farley said...

What a great look at the first half of your year! and Congrats on your Flickr project! WOW!

Sandra said...

my favorites of your 365 on flicker are the crayons... and the sleeping beauty motel... the ed leaf today is awesome. and Olive is always awesome... great idea to look back, i might do that next week..

Buttons said...

Don't you just love how you capture your year or your life in photos forever. AWESOME shots and memories. Hug B

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous shots!

Leave It To Davis said...

That is amazing that you didn't miss one day! You were truly dedicated!!!

TexWisGirl said...

texas (without whistlers) and some fun beach time. :) love the leaf shot. just beautiful.

Lydia Martin said...

I enjoyed your reflections on 2014...1st 6 mths...I remember your trip to TX and a few other things you mentionned...Olive always grabs me with her big round eyes and just all around beautiful photography! I checked out your flickr year...wow good for you...that's really harder then people might know...sometimes I think I might go back to flickr...If anything, I miss the people even tho I am still in contact with some here on fb...well, anyway, who knows what 2015 will bring, right Olive?

A Quiet Corner said...

Barb, aren't you rushing things a little? It isn't even January yet and you're talking about how cold February was?!?! What did I miss?...:)JP

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos! I'm fond of the old windmill and the lone red leaf! Gorgeous!

Felicia said...

love the second image

Debbie said...

We photograph, we memorialize, it's what we do best!! The lone leaf is gorgeous, olives not too shabby either!!

Amy Burzese said...

Great idea. Looking forward to seeing your second half!

Nicki said...

I stopped over the other day and unfortunately it looks like my message didn't make it past the Internet Fail on my end. That said --- these are fantastic pictures to commemorate the passage of time. Can't wait for the next edition.

Ida said...

A nice look back.
It's been a pleasure blogging with you this year. Looking forward to more great times in 2015. - Happy New Year!

Jayne said...

Great Photos!!