Monday, February 8, 2016

NEW ENGLAND 2016: making the most of each day cont’d-

out and about in Boston-Cambridge during the snowstorm

I had made appointment to be in town and the storm started as the train reached the final stop and just kept on snowing all day long…

Governor Baker issuing update on storm impact
 today cosmos salon in Malden, MA
I was in town today and the snow literally hit the ground as we descended from the commuter rail to proceed onto the MBTA station-trains and it has not stopped; quite a storm they say. I even caught a glimpse of Governor Baker issuing an update on the storm’s impact today as this television set was on at cosmos salon in Malden, MA where I happened to be for most of the morning. It was quite an ordeal but only on my insisting as such.


I took sporadic images of this snowy day and I am sharing of it. 
snowy day outside
Porter station in Cambridge, MA
snow-plows on road outside of Porter Square station Cambridge MA
stormy day in Cambridge MA porter station area
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Sunday, February 7, 2016

NEW ENGLAND 2016: Celebrate the Souper Bowl at Beaman Memorial Library

Try some new recipes and meet the Friends!

Celebrate the Souper Bowl at the Beaman library,
try some new recipes and meet the Friends!

We attended this family program: Celebrate the Souper Bowl at the Beaman library and got to sample some different soups that were made. I only tried the one I made last minute; a minestrone soup with beans, carrots and plenty of broth. I tend not to be family oriented; it is a library that I have frequented time and again; as usual my experience is different from another. I thought it would be a way for the husband to meet some folks and socialize since I am so claustrophobic.  I did try to be social on this day.

I took these images taken whilst there. Enjoy.

Celebrate the Souper Bowl at the Beaman library
Celebrate the Souper Bowl at the Beaman library
Celebrate the Souper Bowl at the Beaman library

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Friday, February 5, 2016

NEW ENGLAND 2016: making the most of each day cont’d; it has been snowing all day long—it is so very lovely

I am staying indoors and contemplative of this day.

The snow did manage to reach Massachusetts and beyond. Many schools were closed for this day prior to the snow’s arrival. This was a good thing since we are now buried in and yet the plows are outside doing what they can to make safe passages for cars and some pedestrians. I can hear the plow truck scraping the ground covered in snow.

What am I grateful for on this snowy day? I spent the morning coloring as my thought was on sunshine and so I tried rendering shades of yellow with thoughts of a bee hive and fields of corn; both of which conjures sustainability and warmth with a sense of community.  Well, let us not ponder too much on the bee-hives as we know how busy bees can be and what they do in the hives to keep it going. In all, the lens result is that of a kaleidoscope or aptly name: huskers and hives.

huskers and hives is the shading for this rendered coloring on this snow day
a kaleidoscope when seen at this angle
In ode to my failing lens at times very red or that red-watery-eye syndrome due to lack of sleep and such…

The eyes have it
in the hives
of all thoughts—
One being
One sight
all sought out
by the eye!


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Thursday, February 4, 2016

NEW ENGLAND 2016: making the most of each day cont’d; there is the possibility for rain and perhaps snow even

I continue to fumble at living with no since of direction for not knowing what I want.

On this day, at times the sun shone while the sky remains gray, and it feels tropically warmer today. I was only out for a short walk to throw the trash in the dumpster.

I am a blogger who is easily upset by my environment. I should say most things bother me and of late blogging is the wheel that churns out my thoughts as I examine or think out loud. This saying that I came upon a while back comes to mind and has me riddled: “We don’t inherit the land from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”—Native American Proverb

What about those of us with no children? And what if we don’t wish to borrow? But that is not what is meant…

Also, I have been admiring this image of dolphins taking the plunge in the Arctic; leading one, two, and three and so on is the line to dive in. I am uncertain if it’s bravery or simply habitual for these dolphins to take this dunk of sort.
 
Dolphins taking the plunge in the Arctic image
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

NEW ENGLAND 2016: making the most of each day cont’d; a rainy and cloudy day…contrasting this day with beach images from the South Shore area.

I continue to fumble at living with no since of direction for not knowing what I want.

A dreary and rainy day as I made myself walk down to the commons to catch the bus that was to take me to Water Towers where Barnes and Noble Booksellers is located.  I had them put on hold another coloring book to add to my newly found passion. This is all due to a present received last year. I can color and although I am mediocre at this as well, I don’t seem to mind it too much because it is another way of spending time by myself and out harm’s way and out of mental anguish for it is calming as I color on.

Each day I try to ask myself what I liked about this day. What was it that made me want to be around or made me feel like I did something worthwhile?

What made this day worthwhile was that I walked back from Water Tower Plaza instead of waiting for the bus to return home. And yet another worthwhile event was that I made myself get out of bed and showered, dress and got out of doors in the rain to reach Barnes and Nobles Bookseller to retrieve this coloring book that was on hold.

Worthwhile all the more are these images of a beach front in the South Shore area taken last week; it is lovely viewing them and sharing the scenery. 

Wollaston Beach South Shore area of town

wollaston Beach Quincy Shore 
Wollaston Beach water so tranquil

Enjoy and appreciate a part of a town other than Leominster.
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

NEW ENGLAND 2016: making the most of each day, erroneous and all.

I fumble at living with no direction at times due to not being a part of the scheme of things.

clinging spiraling trees branches in wooded area of Leominster
Fear of confinement-
escapism
flight even
falling
a downward spiral
deeper and deeper the plunge
into the abyss--
Furthers still than the falling is
the craving
this in itself is fear!


Each day I try to ask myself what I liked about this day. What was it that made me want to be around or made me feel like I did something worthwhile? Asked to early in the day and not having an answer; one could say that the day is not yet over. Truer yet as I have not had my walk today; enough!


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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

NEW ENGLAND 2016: making the most of each day cont’d

In appreciation of the little things taken for granted in life; my morning was spent coloring…

Seeing blue -- or -- A medley in bloom of blue!
I took a long walk yesterday and I am unsure if I will venture out of doors for more than taking out the trash today. I have yet to do this. Anyhow, I spent the early mornings coloring from The Meditation Coloring Book given to me as a Christmas present last year. Just reading the words ‘last year’ and I am reminded that this month is nearly over, unfortunately not soon enough.

This coloring book has wonderful images that can melt your worries away. Offering many gorgeous designs to color in and make them your own. There are mandalas and abstract images and I think the one I selected today is one of abstract and since I was in a blue mood as depicted with my choice of colors, thus rendering the title: A medley in bloom of blue. Or simply put: Seeing blue, I think that it turned out fine. I am happy to be able to put this book into good usage of my time.

It encourages one to focus and concentrate what the ending result will be and this is good because your mind does not drift away from subject at end: which is coloring in the line and to render a decent image.

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