Day 1963: A Remarkable Journey

I find it remarkable that in this nineteen-hundred-and-sixty-three-day blogging journey,  I’ve used the word “Journey” in only one other title — Day 1463: Sea Journey.  It’s also remarkable to me that I’m writing “A Remarkable Journey” on day 1963, because 1963 has been the most remarkable year in my personal, remarkable journey.

On my remarkable journey yesterday, I saw the inspiration for today’s title.


I did call 617-895-4085, pressed 103#, and learned about the remarkable journey of the remarkable bonsai trees at Boston’s Arnold Arboretum.

Learning about the Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection was only one part of my remarkable journey yesterday, when I walked 27,358 steps/12.95 miles, starting with a single step.


I got those remarkable macaroni-and-cheese socks in NYC last weekend. Notice that my remarkable journey of healing my torn rotator cuff continues at ATI physical therapy.

It’s truly remarkable to me that I took all my photos on my remarkable journey yesterday thinking that the name of today’s post would be “Fancy Colors.” 

As I was on my remarkable journey yesterday, I heard the remarkable “Fancy Colours” by Chicago.

Next month, I will be taking a remarkable journey to Chicago with my son.

Any remark you make below will make this remarkable journey even more remarkable.

While every remarkable journey starts with a single step, every remarkable blogging journey here ends with gratitude.  Thanks to all who help me with all my remarkable journeys, including YOU.




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24 thoughts on “Day 1963: A Remarkable Journey

  1. love the socks!

  2. Luis Del Castillo

    What a remarkable blog this is!

    • What a remarkable person you are!! And how remarkable that I was thinking about you this morning and wondering how you are doing.

  3. Remarkable socks Ann!

  4. The fancy colors in your post today are quite remarkable, Ann. The bonsai trees are quite a journey in patience, too.

  5. I probably need to write a book about my remarkable journey, but it might take a few volumes, so best I just stick to my poems about my life’s journey. and with your consent I’ll place my website here for your readers to peruse…. and thank you for your remarkable site xx

  6. You are a remarkable blogger. Thank you for bringing flowers into my day today.

  7. Not all remarkable journeys require a good pair of shoes, but they should include an amazing pair of socks. That reminded me of this quote: ““Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes.”
    I thought that originated with Jack Handey but a search to confirm instead led me to Frieda Norris, but I can’t seem to uncover who Frieda Norris is, or was. Such mysteries can be remarkable journeys with no clear end or beginning.

  8. what a remarkable post Ann! Lovely foliage- flowers- everything! Quite remarkable!

  9. I sometimes think i overuse the word “journey” so I’m impressed to learn you’ve only previously used it once! The colors in your day are uplifting, Ann. And the socks are a very nice memento from your trip to NYC. You know how to put a smile into your photos. 🙂

  10. More remarkable photographs. I hope the feet were not as cheesy as the socks 🙂

    • I hope this doesn’t sound cheesy — compliments from YOU about my photography are remarkably meaningful, Derrick.

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