Light In Winter

This first photo I’m sharing with Macro Mondays.  Although our nights are very cold, recent days have been beautiful with soft, warm, air and light.  I was giving my yard a little water, and this droplet stayed on the nasturtium leaf.


I found some interesting old envelopes at a flea market.  Here is one that I made into mail art.  I noticed how perfect the handwriting is on the address.  It reminds me of how we were taught to write in school.  These days, people’s writing is very different, sometimes difficult to read.


I participated in a boutique at a friend’s church. I sold mini cakes and breads along with some tiny succulent plants in equally tiny pots and cups.  I’ve always liked miniatures.


The boutique was downtown, and although I’ve been to the area many times, I stumbled on some old amazing apartments a few blocks away.  They looked like classic LA buildings from an old movie.  Some have been made into condos.  I looked up the year they were built when I got home.  Built in 1922.





The end of each day has brought a warm glowing light that shines on the houses.  Some photos during my walks through the neighborhoods this week.



I put some lights on a fruitless olive tree in my front yard.  When I first started doing this, the tree was very small.  Now I have to stand on a ladder, throw the lights around to the other side, get down from the ladder and repeat a few times.


“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once, but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own”.                     Michelle Obama

Trying to stay hopeful as our country’s leadership changes.  Have a great week.  Thank you for visiting.


9 thoughts on “Light In Winter

  1. The envelope is amazing. Where do you participate?
    I have taken part at projects at the “Müllerinart.blogspot”, where we stamp rapport pattern this year.
    Best wishes

  2. You must be so lucky, for you have a warm winter. I also wish to be there, because I hate the cold, which is here for a half year.
    From your photos I like the picture with the white outermost very well … and very beautiful, what you made from the envelope.
    Yes, the young people unlearn the writing by hand – it is only the keyboard of PC and cell phone used, what a pity.

  3. Oh, I love the sunny winter pics, here the weather has been only very grey since tuesday. But inside I have my candles and lights…;-). And – like lovely Mano – I like handwriting, too! Thank you for commenting on my blog! I hope to find time to look here more regularly, dear Barbara 😉 . Best wishes Ghislana

  4. i love the architectural photos, these appartment buildings are awesome! and the cute tiny succulents, probably a Thing that really sells well at markets…
    good Quote from michelle Obama, too.
    but most of all i love your mail art! you are right, i also often admire the old handwriting, only to be achieved with a lot of Training.

  5. Dear Barbara, it’s wonderful to admire your photos. The houses really look special. Sometimes I think real letters should remain part of our lives. It would be nice to send you a letter. Do you think you could mail your address?
    Have a good and peaceful time.

  6. The succulents in the tiny containers are so sweet and I always enjoy your walk photos!! Wonderful quote by Michelle Obama–it is going to take great courage and constant vigilance and work. I feel like a punching bag–everyday it some new and awful person or act taking place–maybe that is the goal to exhaust us so we wil be too tired to act.

  7. the little succolents in old pots are so lovely. I have some too – in old german “melitta” – and other cups. I’ll show them one of these days. the letter is beautiful! sometimes I practice my writing and send letters to friends and bloggerfriends. do you like to get one? mail me your adress!
    🙂 mano

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