Friday, February 8, 2019

#Snow Days - #SaturdaySnapshot & Monday Walk

Our first snowfall this winter, so I had to get out and take some pictures around my neighborhood. Click on photos for a closer look.

Our neighborhood is on a hill. These steps lead down to another subdivision.
I didn't walk down there today -- too slippery! 
Looks like I'm not the first person to be out and about.
A little maple tree in my front yard.
Our lamppost looked like a double scoop of
ice cream! All it needs is a drizzle of chocolate
syrup and a cherry on top.
View out my back door.

Back indoors, cozy and warm.
We got more snow several days later. Here's a video of the big fluffy flakes. View on full screen to get the full effect.






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Friday, February 1, 2019

Outside My Comfort Zone - #SaturdaySnapshot

I'm a senior citizen. Although I'm active and hike and walk, my days and evenings are pretty tame--lunch with friends, meetings with writing groups, quilting, gardening, reading, watching movies on Netflix. I'm usually in bed by 11:00 pm. However, last weekend my son invited me to watch him perform at open mic night at Odd Otter Brewing Company in Tacoma. Here are a few photos I took during that step outside my comfort zone.

A 4-ounce glass of beer with just a little bit left. 
Delicious, and just my size!
I studied this device for a while before asking
my son, "Is this a jukebox?" He said, "Yes."
Quite different from the ones I remember.

Singers performed country songs, Beatles, and blues. One woman played the violin. Another recited poetry. None of them sounded like amateurs.

Here's my son, singing the blues and strumming on his Dobro-style guitar.
Sorry the photo is a little blurry. I couldn't get closer right then

and I didn't want to use a flash. I was trying not to be a pushy mom!
We had a great time. I plan to go to many more open mic nights in the future. It's fun to step outside my comfort zone occasionally!








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