Treasure Fishing

One thing becomes clearer as one gets older and one’s fishing experience increases, and that is the paramount importance of one’s fishing companions. I’ve had this image of some fishermen hanging out for a while now, and there’s something about it that I just love. That being said, I’ve gotten a little creative with the […]

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Blind Alley

Wall Mural

A cool shot from my quarantine walk today. Walk Stats: 4.5 Miles / 1 Hour, 53 Minutes / 11,647 Steps

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Unanswered Questions

What is this “uneasiness” I’ve been feeling lately? What am I doing differently at the moment, since the (unofficial) quarantine started? What is it that I miss? What do I think I need? Is it possible that this “time out” is stirring something inside of me, causing me to reevaluate my priorities, reassess my goals, […]

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A Good Harvest


Today was a beautiful day. It felt like summer this morning so I took my walk early. I wanted my energy level to be high. Exercise seems to be the “in” thing right now because there were people everywhere. Walking, jogging, cycling… I was constantly zigzagging across streets, making sure to stay 6 feet away. […]

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Dieter’s Journal #2

Beach Walkers

Dear Diary, I was going to write about my New Lifestyle, New Me project, but I think the Quarantine is taking the lead. I was convinced that it wasn’t affecting me, but now I’m starting to think I’ve been in denial. I took my walk just before the sun went down, because I wanted to […]

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Restricted Access

Art-Hollywood Closed

Hollywood has unfortunately become a memory. It’s nothing but a sign on the side of a hill. —Mickey Rooney I haven’t taken my walk yet but I’ll be on my way shortly! I’m still testing out the new photo editor with some of my older images. This upcycled photograph (the original taken while hiking up […]

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Hanging On

Leaf Art

I watched little leaves, Drifting in the wind.Spinning, twirling, floating.Landing ever so softly,On the ground beneath my feet. On the branch above,One was still hanging on.Quivering in the breeze. And I wondered…Was it shaking from fear,Afraid to let go?Or was it fighting to break free,Hoping to fly? And I wondered…If that were me,What would I do?Would […]

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Quarantine Walks

Journaling through Quarantine An idea on which direction to go with The Quarantine Project finally came to me. It didn’t happen while walking yesterday—as I had hoped—but the light bulb turned on this morning as I sat down to write this.  I didn’t take my camera walking with me because I was worried that it […]

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The Quarantine Project


Resurrecting Gratitude When the (unofficial) quarantine began, I was on a mission. Two if you count the New Lifestyle New, New Me project—but that actually started before “everything changed.” What I’m referring to, and what I totally lost sight of, were my Daily Gratitude posts. It completely slipped my mind. How easy it is to […]

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Stay in Your Own Square

Birds on a roof

I am easily amused. A cheap date, so to speak. It takes very little to keep me happy. This morning I splurged and purchased a new program, for my “loaner” laptop, called Smart Photo Editor. A blogger/photographer that I follow had mentioned it in an old post, and I’ve been waiting for the right time […]

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