One of the highlights of my summer in Anchorage, Alaska was a float plane trip. One of my grandsons came to visit and celebrate his birthday with mine, so we took a plane ride together in a Cessna that was 1 year younger than I am! It was beyond description amazing.
Our pilot was well versed in the options to find wildlife on the mountain ranges we flew over and we saw a lot. He took us over so many different glaciers, I lost count. One more beautiful than the next. We landed in a lake that was formed by the runoff from 3 glaciers, opened the door of the airplane and handed us a giant ice cube. about 12 inches, probably over 10,000 years old from a calving glacier.
I had to restrain myself and choose only a few photo’s. I have been very lucky, flying many places in the world, on big new 777’s and tiny old regional jets. Some aircraft that looked like a crop duster in little one gate no-where’s-ville. I have landed in huge modern international terminals, small antiquated international terminals. But this flight circling the mountains around Anchorage is one I will treasure. The best time flying ever.
My granddaughter dancing at a wedding. The joy of enjoying the music and the dance and the moment shows on her face. Love this photo!
When I would write something years ago, I would start with a search through the dictionary or one of several encyclopedias that we had. Today it is Google or Wikipedia to start. I do believe the end is the same, a jumping off point, that little nudge needed to start the next project. Today’s word prompt is Footsteps.
My first search was on other blogs. I came across one of a young man from Romania who had a most interesting blog about walking and taking one footstep at a time. Then to an online dictionary. Footstep, a step on which to ascend or descend, a way of life, conduct or action followed in his father’s footsteps.
I was looking for my personal meaning and I think I must amend it to baby steps. This is how I feel my life is traveling now. I am taking baby steps to make a decision about where to live. I am taking baby steps in learning how this blogging really works. I am OK with baby steps at this stage in my life. I don’t need to create an artificial deadline for me to meet with my decisions.
I guess as long as I am feeling and/or seeing forward progress, I am good with that. I am OK with the Scarlett O’Hara quote from Gone With The Wind. ” After all, tomorrow is another day”
A current example, in my opinion, is a Birkin bag. It’s a purse people.
This one is over $130,000.00 USD. It’s really nice. But, it’s still a purse.
I love the fact that they are named after Jane Birkin, an actress, singer and songwriter who is also 70. The bag came about from a chance meeting on a flight with the head of Hermes in 1983.
I Just have to give you one more look at a Birkin Bag.
Why start a blog, that is so last year were the first comments I received. My first intention with blogging, was for a faster and easier way to communicate with a large group of family and friends. I knew I would not be able to use some fast forms of communication since I would be 5 or 6 time zones away from most of my friends. This way they could ask questions and see what I was doing on the blog.
That proves not to be the standard response from family. I heard oh, it is so hard to log in and out each time, it is much easier to call you. This shows no regard for my needs and requirements. I also heard about how interesting it was that I could talk about things in my life and make it sound interesting and they could not do that, so they did not read my blog. Some only like the pictures.
So, I guess I am a little old lady, living in a new city, working a new job, meeting new people and sharing my adventures with whomever. When I read that sentence back, I am very much OK with it.
I enjoy all aspects of writing. I am not really good at fiction, though I think someday I will try my hand at it. I am in the process of trying to improve my writing to make it easier to read and enjoy.