Tuesday, January 28, 2014


I love State College.
The shots above I took while walking down Calder Way... which is a little street with a series of boutiques and cafes. ... and this gorgeous mural. We were walking rather slowly (it was really, really cold that day)... and I was stopped short by the juxtaposition of people to the mural. It was just... cool. And so I thought I would share them here.

Things I am Grateful for Today:

-heat. furnaces. warmth. Yah... it's cold here today.
-my bed. I have a TempurPedic mattress. At the time... it was  a HUGE extravagance... but it's been well worth it.
-this poem.
-loose tea leaves. Today I received in the mail; a wonderful BODUM carafe for making  loose tea in. We have a similar one for coffee... and I love it.
-I also got in the mail... this wonderful book. I plan on reading it tonight.
-songbirds. We've had lots of chickadees and juncos at the feeders... today we had some little sparrows too.
-fresh oranges and apples from the store. They smell wonderful.
-yams. The daughter picked up some at the grocery store today... and this looks like it's worth a try. (Someday I will get a Vitamix!)
-my camera. It's my only working camera... and I only have one lens for it. It's been my daily camera for a couple years now... and I don't know what I would do without it.
-Pete Seeger. So sad to see that he passed away today... but I grew up on his music...  his convictions ... and helped to form me into who I am today... and I am very grateful.