These Days

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Day One | 8 o'clock (Saturday Morning: lazy start, reading, warm blankets, cold rain outside)

Day Two | Peace (My real 'day two' was packed with Sunday activities, so I actually took this photo a day late.  Ahhh, Monday peace...)

Day Three | Something You Held (my collection of rosaries from Mom, good friends, my big sister, my sons' baptisms, my travels to Rome and the Vatican...  if you ever need time or space to meditate or center yourself--or if you have a case of insomnia, sometimes praying the rosary really does help.  Repetition, reverence, faith, quiet, solitude, healing, peace...)

Day Four | Black and White (After-school pickup in the rain and cold sunshine)

It's time for a mindfulness tune-up.  What better way than to participate in a Photo-a-Day project?  I always enjoy the list that Chantelle of Fat Mum Slim puts together each month.  I am always inspired when I stop and think and look around.  Now that the end of another year is approaching, I thought it would be a great way to close it out.  It's not too late to join this monthly tradition!  I would love to see what you capture each day.  The hashtag is #FMSphotoaday and my Instagram is @charmainevelasco.

There is so much more of my recent days that I want to collect and share, but for now I have this.  You just have to start where you are and be ok with it.  

How have your days been--especially with the holidays in our wake?  If you need a song to slow you down, here's a pretty one for the season from the lovely Nico: These Days.


  1. Charmaine, your posts are *always* worth the wait... I just love your choice of photos here. They're so peaceful, pretty, simply perfect for this time of the season. The glowing Christmas lights in the background of #2 make me nostalgic... which leads me to answer your question about my recent days: Too full unfortunately. I haven't had time to put up the Christmas tree... but I've promised myself it WILL go up this weekend!

    Thank you for providing this beautiful break + introducing me to Nico :)

    1. Thank you, Catherine :) I sure hope that you can steal some quiet moments these next few weeks. I know how you feel! This weekend when you're decorating your tree, just pop in some pretty Christmas music and pour yourself a glass of wine by a roaring fire. Sigh...

  2. Charmaine, your photography and poetic words never cease to amaze me. Just reading this post and appreciating the beauty in your life's small moments brought me a quiet sense of peace and stillness. Thank you - I needed that this morning :)

    I can't wait to see the rest of your December days!


  3. Hi Jamie! Thank you, friend. I hope that you are grabbing those moments of peace and stillness in your days. Sometimes it's hard to remember--I understand!


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