Better late than never! Dec. 23 Photo Challenge: Path

I had a perfect picture for this photo challenge, but for the life of me, I could not find it in my photo archives.  Maybe I’m just getting old!  I knew I had it on my computer at work, though, but we were off the last week of December.  Finally, today, I managed to find it in “My Pictures” on my work computer.  Lo and behold, for some reason I did not import a bunch of photos from the same walk at the Narbeck Wetland park in Everett, WA, not too far from home and work.  This is one of my favorite places to walk, and the wooden boardwalk is very pleasant.  Herewith, one of my favorite paths.


White Christmas at the RushBabe Abode

White Christmas at the RushBabe Abode

Much to my surprise and delight, when I awoke this mid-morning (off work, so slept really late), it was snowing, hard.  Big flakes were falling, making our back yard  white and fluffy.


Shortly after this, I hung our brand new bird feeder, and filled the suet feeder.  I hope the birds come back (we took down the old broken feeder last spring).

Merry Christmas, and many blessings, to all my loyal followers at

This Week’s Photo Challenge: New Horizon, and Liberty

Sunset clouds
Sunset above the clouds

I am at the stage in my life (age 67) where New Years resolutions don’t fit.  This year, I have something wonderful to look forward to for the next few years-Liberty!  With a new Republican Administration taking over in January, instead of worrying constantly about the tightening of the strait-jacket of Government constantly hemming in my freedom of movement, I can look forward to more choices of how to live my life.

For the first time, I have been long enough at my job that I have-wonder of wonders-lots of vacation time to use!  I can contemplate the decision to take a vacation away from home, and be able to afford it!  We are already booked for a week in Arizona in February around a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar.  Since the weather here in the Seattle area tends to be pretty rainy and cloudy in February, we are looking forward to some sunshine on the horizon.

Cactus-lined path, Desert Botanical Garden
Cactus-lined path, Desert Botanical Garden

Maybe we’ll make it back to the beautiful Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.

Maybe we’ll take a trip later in the year to one of our favorite horizons, the beach at Cape May, New Jersey.  Now there’s a Horizon!  It seems to go on forever. Believe it or not, this picture was taken 3 days before Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast. 70 degrees and not a cloud in the sky.  Go figure…


Whatever we decide, we will be more free in 2017 than we have been in a long time to pursue our chosen horizons.