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Staying in Focus: Focus on Fun

Nothing says fu nlike a day in the sun bouncing around

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Staying in Focus: Daily Prompt: Memory on the Menu

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Daily Prompt:  Which good memories are better – the recent vivid ones or those that time has covered in a sweet haze?

 

I think memories, like fine wine, are better remembered aged and not recently bottled. There is a certain nostalgia to aged memories that brings a poignant element new memories lack. An old memory settles like a warm blanket draped over your shoulders, that warm fuzzy feeling we often yearn for. They whisk us away to  a far off place, at once distant, yet at times seeming like yesterday.

When I look at pictures like these, I am there, growing up in the 1950s and 60s. To paraphrase  a line  from the movie, “While You Were Sleeping,” “I just don’t remember it being that( black and white).”  It does look like the world had discovered color by 1976 , when we got married.

People often groan when someone hauls out the photos of their last cruise, but a conversation beginning with the words “Remember when…” has an entirely different reaction. When we gather together on holidays, we often tell guests the funny stories of our lives, and laughter fills the room.

Our memories define who we were and who we are. The old memories provide a framework and the new experiences, fresh memories, fill in the frame and will  one day be old memories, too. And we will say, “Remember when we took that  cruise…
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Daily Post Photo Challenge: Treasure/Staying in Focus

Daily Post Photo Challenge: Treasure

My treasures are ages 7 and 5 years old. They are the light in my life. Evelyn wants to be an archaeologist/geologist/biologist because she wants to hunt for tombs, and she likes rocks and germs. Gavin wants to be either a daddy or Ironman when he grows up. When they come to visit laughter fills the rooms and imagination floats in the air and for a brief time, we are young again and life is full of endless possibilities…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Object:Staying in Focus

Weekly Photo Challenge: Object This week we had a rare event in North Carolina – it snowed. Anxious to see if there was anything interesting to take a picture of, I was up and about just as the sun rose. My gazing globe caught my eye and I thought that maybe it was reflecting the snow. Imagine my delight when it caught the sun just as the clouds parted and the sun appeared amidst bands of pink, orange, and blue. I’ve learned over the years to always have my camera ready because the next great picture  is just over the horizon, or reflected in a gazing globe on a snowy morning in midwinter. IMG_2565