Okay. So, I know it's been a day or two since my last post 😉 and I wasn't actually planning a post today 'cuz it's crazy busy for us right now, but...who the hell could resist? Not I. You all know how much I like a good 'saga' 😂 😭 😓 Especially about cars. Or moving. Or houses. Or … Continue reading Should We Stay or Should We Go🎶🎶🎶
This week, Ailsa of Where's My Backpack fame, gave the theme FRAME for her Travel Theme Photo Challenge. I like this theme because even interesting or good photos can be elevated to something a bit more special in how they are framed. Let's see if I have proven this point somewhat... Reflections - I could have … Continue reading I’ve been framed!
One Word Photo Challenge: Winter I guess you could say I love winter and I'm glad it's almost here Cheers 🙂
You never know who or what you'll run into at the antique market...but if you're a photo bug, your camera's usually within reach and ready to make the odd acquaintance with any odd ball things you may stumble upon. So, for Cee's Odd Ball Photo Challenge, I'm sharing an Odd Couple or two that hang … Continue reading The ODD Couple
Yesterday, my Mother and I spent the day driving north and west here in Virginia, to capture some of the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains before winter comes. This was a favorite pastime of my father's and mine, as we would spend hours driving the dirt roads of Vermont, stopping here and there to … Continue reading Yesterday
The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge this week is: (Extra)ordinary - Mundane and meaningful objects. Beautiful everyday things. This week, surprise us with something or someone (extra)ordinary Seeing the world through a lens is as second nature to some of us as changing our underwear. Would you leave the house without changing your underwear? No...nor … Continue reading It was there all along…
FLOWER OF THE DAY – OCTOBER 14, 2015 Hi gang! For Cee's Flower of the Day today, I'm choosing one of my favorite and longest lasting blooms...the African Daisy. While I adore taking pictures of them, it's rare that I get any I like because I have this "thing" with taking photos of yellow! More … Continue reading It’s Yellah
Cee's Fav Foto Friday Weekly Event...not sure this is a challenge so much as a way to inspire us to keep on posting...but either way, I'd like to take her inspiration and do just that...keep on posting 🙂 Here's my favorite photo series of the week: Grabbin' Lunch! Have a great weekend....Go grab some lunch!!!
Growing up in the far northern climes of Vermont, summer could be summed up in one word, which, oddly enough, is the same word attributed to its winters, only for different reasons. L O N G E R There is only one question to ask when living with and through a northern winter..."When will it end???" … Continue reading North and South
2014 - The Year in Review I had the title typed before I saw the email with the gift from the WP helper monkeys that I assume we all got. And I know this is a bit longer than usual, but if the ultimate goal is to kill a baby (the new years baby silly … Continue reading And Now…Something Completely Un-Original!
T'was the Year Before This One T'was the year before this one, exactly this day They had dealings with elves Satan had sent their way Cleverly disguised as movers, those elves Had completely and thoroughly, distinguished themselves As minions of evil, true thugs, nincompoops Whose Coup de Grace was an utter Grace de Poop Pa was on … Continue reading T’was the Year Before This One
P inkish hues of spider's silk O ranges, yellows, whites like milk R eds and greens in varying tints C apture the sun's rays as they glint H ere on the mums, there on a wing P rompting retreat to shade covered things O ppressive, this air you can cut with a knife E ven the bird, like … Continue reading Porch Poet
Labor Day. The last holiday before the official end of summer. And this is a steamy one for sure. Humidity levels are through the roof so if you venture into the sun, you'll braise...not bake 🙄 It is a day to celebrate the working person. A day to 'not' work [as long as you don't work in retail, … Continue reading Laboriously Laboring and Languidly Lingering this Loathingly Liquid Labor Day
Want a better way to get off the street? beat the heat? spare the feet meat? Do you like impressionists? expressionists? nationalists? Are you turned on by rarities? deities? barbarities? Can you relate to Athenians? Egyptians? Romans and Africans? Are you into modern art? classical art? primitive art? Do you want historical? mythical? or maybe prehistorical? … Continue reading History Beats the Heat
We begin as seed the idea of life Aided by elements essential to thrive we become what we are meant to be In times of stress, turmoil, and destruction we adapt, if only to survive, but still hoping to grow Yet we have no control over circumstance it is, after all, a … Continue reading Adapt
We are never alone as long as the sun shines That is what I see. What about you?
I have a new guy in my life. Yup. His name is Lenny and he visits me every day the sun shines. He likes to laze around, sunning himself on the porch steps while I putter in my pots. Pots, people...flower pots. Yeah, he's not much of a talker, but that's fine. If I want noise, I'll … Continue reading Fair Weather Friends
Last night saw the end of the longest running nightmare of our married life. The move to Virginia (a.k.a. As the Shade Spins) (aa.k.a. Two Thugs and a Truck) (aaa.k.a. The Snap Heard 'Round the Block) (aaaa.k.a. Row, Row, Row, Your Washing Machine) Moving on (yikes, that phrase alone gives me heartburn)... At 7:00pm we … Continue reading Today
First day out walking the neighborhood. Kept it short and sweet, didn't want to overdo But... Things Are Looking Up! And... So am I But don't miss what's down below...shadows of Spring from the snow!
Today was the first day since December 10th, that I've been free to walk out of my house on two feet, sans crutches, sans male nurse disguised as husband, and just dooooooooooooo! Whatever I wanted. Whatever struck my fancy. Just Do It! So...what did I do? I grabbed my camera and took her out on … Continue reading Free Birds