It's time to look back.
Today, on this next to last day of 2014, I want to share some photos that I took throughout 2014. At my age (62) time seems to fly so quickly.
But when I look back, I realize just how much I've been blessed with - the health to be able to travel, the income that permits me to own an iPhone, and you, my dear blog readers, who brighten my life daily. When I look back, time seems to slow down.
I'm pleased to bring these photo highlights to you, for your enjoyment.
Charleston, South Carolina, early April, 2014, at sunset. The palmettos above are symbolic of South Carolina and a palmetto is featured on its state flag.
Thayer House, Skaneateles, New York, June 1, dating from around the 1830's.
Security Mutual Life building, built in 1904.
And finally, a snowy morning on Skaneateles Lake, mid December.
Why did I choose these particular photos? Perhaps because they all spoke to me in some way.
I hope they speak to you, too.
Thank you, readers, for sharing 2014 with me.
I will leave you with one more picture. Right now, much of the plant world is in its winter sleep here in upstate New York. In fact, as I write this blog post, it is snowing.
But one day next year, the landscape will green up, flowers will bloom again, and the promise of renewal will be kept.
I am counting the days.