I’m sitting here trying to figure out what happened to the other 44 weeks of this year – how can we possibly be in November already, very near Thanksgiving, Christmas about to poke its head above the horizon? Cee, are you sure you’re counting correctly? Of course you are, I do not doubt you, truly. But still, where has the year gone?
1. What is your favorite color? Although it might be hard to tell looking at my wardrobe colors, really my favorite color(s) is anything in the blue family, from purple to jade green. My wardrobe contains every color in the rainbow and then some, I think, and I tend toward brights.
2. In what do you find the simplest of joys? The birds in the trees, the blooms in the garden, the positions my furry girls take in their sleep, their excitement when I come home from somewhere, the sunrise, the sunset. Life. My greatest joy is life.
3. Would you prefer a reading nook or an art, craft, photography studio? I can only have one? How about we have an all-purpose room that contains all of those? This is another of those “it depends. . .” upon my mood. I have converted my living room to my art/craft/computer room, but when I read or use the iPad I am usually in the morning room or family room, depending on time of day.
4. What is at least one of your favorite quotes? I have a particular fondness for Mark Twain, and one of my favorite quotes of his is “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been”. Another favorite, also from Twain, is “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus”.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? I am grateful for sunny days and an unusually warm fall. I am grateful for the opportunity to go to a movie and have dinner out with a dear friend. I am looking forward to getting up each morning of the coming week, knowing my world is enough.
Today I think I’ll share some photos taken at Springwood, the home of FDR in Hyde Park, NY. The Author and I visited there last month – all of these photos are exterior shots because the interior of the home was very dark and flash photography was not allowed = my interior shots are hopeless.
First, FDR and Eleanor
Springwood as it was when FDR was young
In 1915, FDR and Eleanor added 18 rooms to accommodate their family, which meant adding a third floor
and a wing on either end