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Winter Driving

Bhavna and I had a stressful weekend of travel for the Holy Days. On Thursday, we set off in our Acura RDX to pick up our daughter Kiran from her last day at college - she'd completed her undergraduate degree a semester early! We were thrilled to be helping her get ready for grad school, where she'll study Library Science at the University of Illinois. Unfortunately, Mother Nature didn't cooperate on Friday: it was a winter storm like no other…

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Grey Skies

1761 Brearley House

Monday This morning I looked through my Adobe Lightroom catalogue for inspiration. I wanted to revisit some of the places I had photo walked in the winter of past years. I stayed close to home in 2020, afraid to go out. By the end of 2020, I had conditioned my mind to disappointment. Compared to 2019, where I had captured almost 400 photos in December even while recovering from multiple eye surgeries, in December 2020, I had captured only 137.…

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Winter Friday at Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

NOTE: I started writing this post in January 2021, abandoned it only and completed it today. I moved the blinds aside and peeked out the window. I wanted to do this, but the air looked cold and windy. I enjoyed this off my to-do list, and I needed a sense of accomplishment. I dressed rapidly in the dim light and said a quiet good morning to Sir Alphonso Mango. The younger cat always waited eagerly for me at the bedroom…

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