Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Farewell 2014!!

Just sitting here with the kitties, waiting out the last few hours of 2014.
It was an amazing year in so many ways.
Yes, there were the disappointments, the people who tried their utmost through their evil ways to disrupt and destroy -- but I'm happy to say that, for the most part, they were thwarted.  I wish them a double helping of karma in the new year.
But the blessings of family and friends sparkled so brightly in 2014 that the dark hearts never had a chance! Kind of like the photo above, snapped in New York City earlier this month!
I hope the year has been a great one for all of you; that you were able to overcome the problems that plague us all; and that you are looking forward to the new year as one filled with opportunities.
Stay healthy, stay positive, ignore the haters.
They aren't worth your time.
Remember: stay calm and sparkle on! I know that mantra helped many people this year who are close to me.
May all who are good sparkle even brighter in 2015! As for the others… forget about them!

(and don't forget those important naps!)

Sunday, December 28, 2014


It's been an extremely busy year -- and in an upcoming blog I'll give an explanation for part of that. But I have been remiss in posting, which I plan to remedy in 2015 as one of my resolutions.

Until then, here are a few glimpses of the holiday season at the Breaux residence.
I hope your holidays were blessed and peaceful!

Is Wotsit waiting for Santa??

Here he is!

This guy's not Santa, but...

 I absolutely LOVE Robert Drake and his annual "The Night Before" 24-hour radio broadcast on WXPN, 88.5. This is just a screen shot from his webcam. If you haven't tuned in, be sure to catch it next Dec. 24!

Cat nativity

A few tree trimmings...




Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

This is a great holiday -- but the changes in recent years make me long for the "old days."

I remember when you carved some pumpkins, pulled your costume together from old stuff in the attic, grabbed an ancient mask and made the rounds for a bit of candy. If you were lucky enough to go to a Halloween party, so much the better.
I still love to get out the vintage  decorations and watch a few old flicks.
And of course there's some great music.
But now Halloween is getting so commercial. Soon it will be as bad as Christmas!
Yep, I'm an old fogey… but enjoy these scenes of Halloween!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hit the trail!

Ah, autumn. I love to get out on the Perkiomen Trail throughout the year, but autumn is my favorite season by far for hitting the trail.
The scents that tickle your nose -- the fallen leaves, someone off in the distance with a fire burning -- the crisp air and the crunch under your feet. Those special hues of autumn can take your breath away.
And the trail opens up the opportunities to fill your senses, so brisk walks there are great for the body and soul.
Hike along!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Can't get enough of autumn!

 We've had a lot of gorgeous days this autumn and today was no exception. Just glancing at this leaf on my porch step sent me out for a short hike.

Othercat was ready to head out for the stroll as well...

Such a pretty view down through the yard and our side field.

 Crunching through the yard…

A little visitor...

 Love that autumn sky!

Not all of our flowers have given up yet...

That is all, says Othercat, fresh from rolling in the dry leaves..