Who doesn't like cake, really, who? The daily writing prompt from yesterday is one I just can't let go by without a response! I know there are people who say they don't like cake, but I'm going to de-bunk a couple of silly excuses right now! "I don't like chocolate." (There are lots of other flavors: lemon, vanilla, … Continue reading Cake, A Love Story
Mad skills. Crazy good skills. Skills that help other people. Skills that I've really enjoyed developing over the course of my life so far. Am I a master at any one of them? I'm not sure I'd call myself a master of any of them; although there are a few that I so thoroughly enjoy, … Continue reading I Got Skills!
It is five years since I was diagnosed and then had my thyroid removed. The time from suspicious cells being found through the fine needle biopsy to the complete thyroidectomy, was only 7 weeks. Not a particularly long period of time in the grand scheme of things, but by all accounts in the reading and … Continue reading It’s that time of year, again!
The Weekly Photo Challenge "Frame", brings me once again out to our garden. This year Steve was able to grow HUGE sunflowers. He did everything in the garden from seed this year, and as you can tell this bee [framed by the beautiful petals and seeds of the sunflower] is having a grand time of … Continue reading Flower Frame
I just came across this draft of a post from 2013 that I never published. I still like it, so here it is. Our cat still sits atop the jelly cupboard every day, perhaps with the hope of a reply from the faces in the picture...who knows really what cats are thinking? The Weekly Photo … Continue reading Cat Chat
This week's photo challenge (Rare) got me thinking about how rare it is for me to have an elderly person in my life. Last week we took our friend and former neighbor, Lucille, out for her birthday--her 89th birthday! been in assisted living now for 3 years; since her third, and last, fall in her home. She does not have … Continue reading Lucille (weekly photo challenge)
“If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” — Robert Capa Details I've been completely enamored by our garden this year. Because my husband, who normally takes care of our garden--from seed to supper--was having his hip replaced, I took over. I planted everything that he'd started under the lights in the garage in … Continue reading Bugs on Flowers
Every day during the month of May, my father, Liam’s Grampa, made bowls in his pottery.Like children, these bowls are one of a kind, made with love and in the moment. Rough around the edges these handmade stoneware bowls will be smooth and food safe inside. On June 19th, Father’s Day, My father and I hope that you can join us in the ISB Gallery of Rhode Island School of Design (55 Canal Walk, Providence RI) for Liam Love, a pottery sale to benefit the Liam the Lion Fund.
In addition to dozens of handmade unique stoneware bowls, the event will feature the unveiling of this year’s limited edition Olson & Son Hopyard t-shirt available for purchase in some sizes and orders for others, and also our brand new branded 12oz belgian beer glasses will be for sale.
Attendeeswill be treated to a retrospective exhibition of the wonderful paintings of
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We all have things we need to do to keep an even keel — blogging, exercising, reading, cooking. What’s yours? I have a variety of go-to activities to keep me on an even keel. Reading (a most favored activity particularly with the Kindle I got for Christmas), baking and watching television. When I lived alone … Continue reading What to do?
I'm going to work on posting more over the next several weeks. Have been out of the groove for months, this is easy way to post. This picture for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken in my yard before these plants made their way into the ground. I'm amazed at the shots my little phone … Continue reading Vivid…Color