X is for ….X and Snapshot Saturday~April 27

I’m very glad I made a list of the things I used for the Blogging A to Z Challenge  last year.  If not, I’m sure I would be repeating myself!  That almost happened today!  I was trying to find things to use for the letter X.  I even downloaded the  Dictionary.com app to my new smarter than me phone so that I could search while Ralph and I were on a short road trip.  It’s a great app and I’m sure I’ll use it but it didn’t help me.  No fault of the app.

Last year I did X marks the spot because I couldn’t think of anything else!  As I looked back at last year’s post, I realized that most of my photos disappeared.  Not happy about that, but this is a new year!  I won’t let that happen this time because I’m also part of Snapshot Saturday today, and photos disappearing just wouldn’t do! Snapshot Saturday is hosted by Alyce at At Home With Books so please be sure to check out some of the other great photos posted there.

This year I’m making a different use of the X. The X is used to cross things out, to remove something added my mistake, something not necessary.

That’s what I’m doing right now.  I’m making great use of the letter X in my life.  I’m crossing out the unnecessary things, objects I no longer need…literally cleaning house.  Trying to clear out some emotions I don’t need at the same time.  I think I’m getting there bit by bit.  Thursday was a good day and helped in that regard.  I’ll talk more about that when the Challenge is over.  So I want you all to think of me this weekend and in the coming weeks putting a great big old X across a lot of things.  So much needs to be accomplished and I’m starting to have confidence to believe that it will.

Now to my snapshot for the day.  I was just talking about clearing things out. Well, this is an odd segue but how about a beautiful clear blue sky and some trees.  This was taken at the Revolutionary War battlefield park that is in our town.  I love taking photos there.


I don’t know why I like this one so much.  I just do.

X some of those negative things out of your life and allow yourself to see the clear blue sky!

Happy Snapshot Saturday!

26 responses to “X is for ….X and Snapshot Saturday~April 27

  1. that IS a great photo, fran – for me, i love the contrast between the red roof and the blue sky. i like the reaching tree branches, too.
    you are so right – once we make the decision to X out the negativity, be that people, habits, whatever, we become more optimistic. sounds like you are working through some stuff and i am thinking of you!!!

  2. Love the segue to that gorgeous photo…and it is definitely something to help clear out the negativity. Thanks for sharing.


  3. Good on you for decluttering. I think your photo is striking too.

  4. I think this is a great capture. I like the look of the spikes from the fence.

  5. redladysreadingroom

    Nice picture and good look to you X’ing out the negative things..it’s good for the soul!

  6. I love that lacing of branches–beautiful!

  7. The sky is a gorgeous blue!

  8. Blue sky, A red top that features prominently. And a row of teeth to keep the “bad guys” out.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (That’s my poetry blog)

  9. Love your take on this challenge…very clever.

    I too am crossing out the unnecessary things and it feels amazing. So so happy to have embarked on this, glad you feel the same way.

    Have a great Saturday Fran!

  10. X is that devilishly difficult letter when it comes to alphabet challenges! 🙂 I like your take on it and your photo.

  11. Gorgeous picture — I love every part about it, the blue sky, the tree branches, the rooftop. So cool!

    Here is my SATURDAY SNAPSHOT post.

  12. I wish I can easily x-out some of the stupid decisions I’ve ever made in my life. 🙂 Lovely snapshots.

  13. You go Fran! I’m so proud of you for xing or cleaning out the house. I know you can do it, and I’m always here to cheer you on.

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