Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Took time to notice


Ann, over at her blog The Year(s) of Living Non-Judmentally, posted recently about noticing the things around us. I used to do that, notice little things, when I was a runner. I don’t run anymore, but on a good day I can still notice pretty or interesting things.

Yesterday was a good day, and I thought I’d show you a few of the things I noticed. They made me smile, I hope you smile too.

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What about me, mama? Aren’t I pretty?

Why yes baby, yes you are.

I thought so. Geeze…

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

22 thoughts on “Took time to notice

  1. I love what you notice! Many thanks for the link.


  2. These made me smile, too, Dawn. That lone yellow bird amongst the tangle of tree limbs, I especially like. And Katie. Katie made me smile, too.


    • I think the yellow bird was a goldfinch. We had a flock of them in the backyard for that one afternoon. I was shocked to see the males already yellow. I know up north they’ll still be green.


  3. As always, beautiful. You have a great eye for noticing as well as framing the photos. You and Katie always make me smile.


  4. I love your photos of those little things that life too often prevents us from noticing. Another benefit of being retired – I have time to sit by the window and see the small things that are part of my world.

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  5. Noticing is what brings a lot of joy to life, I think. Great noticing, Dawn! Makes me ready for spring.


  6. Dawn, I think you do a great job noticing the world around you and sharing your views with all of us.


  7. I love these and the idea of a slideshow!!

    And of course, Katie, you are the prettiest of them all. 🙂


  8. I’m glad you took time to notice Dawn, and glad you shared what you noticed! So beautiful!


  9. A slide show–awesome! And wonderful photos, as usual. What camera are you using? The depth of field is lovely, and they look so sharp. Katie is indeed pretty. Hey, how about noticing things about Katie? An eye. Her tail. Her foot. A spot of color. Like that.


    • Using my Cannon which I have beat up pretty bad. Fell into a creek 3 days ago taking pictures here. Managed to land with camera in one hand out of the water. Saved my phone too. Can almost walk around now without a limp, sacrificed knee and hip for technology you know. Will definitely do a piece on the pieces of Katie-girl. Good idea.


  10. Wow, it’s really spring there. Not so here but I did see Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal this morning.


  11. They always want center stage, don’t they?!


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