Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Monday morning left on the fast train

Monday morning was wall to wall sunshine.
The first in more weeks than I can recall.

I caught up my camera on the way to work,
intending to take pictures on the way home.

The town hall in its holiday greenery.

Before I left the lot the grey clouds moved in.
The sunshine was gone before I could move on to another subject.

Today I used my phone camera to take grumpy pictures.

On the road department lunch table.
An empty cookie jar and two cans of spray oil something.

Don't feel too sorry, the cookie fairies packed them a big tin, that I will deliver.

Pyracantha. (I looked it up.)
Despite my best effort, the camera focused on the two berries on the right,
instead of the large cluster in the middle.

A tangle of roots growing from under the rock.
Think how nice this would look with all that Monday sunshine!

And in conclusion,
a happy little stone in the conglomerate in my sidewalk.
Yes, it is wet with rain.
I would have been looking up had the sun been shining,
and completely missed it.


  1. Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and our backs will be better---or else.

  2. Nice grumpy picture!

  3. That sure looks like a "Charlie Brown" Christmas tree to me ;-)

  4. Delightful little stone. And I'll take your grumpy pictures any day.

  5. grumpy pictures are good too. it was sunny here yesterday. back to overcast again. and rain, which it did this morning.

  6. I like that little road department Christmas Tree; simplicity at its best.
    Merry Christmas.

  7. Even during this season, we can't be merry all the time. Some grump is healthy.

  8. Glad you got just a bit of sunshine!! I like the picture of the town hall :)


  9. I like the road department tree. Very Charlie Brown.
    Merry Christmas

  10. I really like the road department tree. An elegant simplicity.
    Happy Christmas.

  11. Hari OM
    ... a happy kinda grumpy &*> Happy Chrissy Eve! YAM xx

  12. The sun will be here......someday.

  13. Lovely pictures. Lots of sunshine here today as well. Have a great Christmas

  14. No wonder there are so many Christmas lights, gotta lighten things up one way or the other.

    So, you like fruitcake... wish I'd known that earlier. Do you only eat it during the holidays or would you, perchance, eat it at another time of year if given the opportunity?

    1. Fruitcake is not safe from me any time of the year!

  15. THank you for those beautiful pictures, dear Joanne! I wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas. Britta XXX

  16. Pretty pictures. Merry Christmas, Joanne.
    Aloha from Hawaii.

  17. Merry Christmas, Joanne. I hope the sun shines on you and your family.

  18. I didn't even bother with a tree this year! Quarantine has it's privileges! I love that lonely little twig with the ornament!

  19. Love what you saw with your camera on your walk!!