Cat Chat


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

Lucille (weekly photo challenge)


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)

Bugs on Flowers


“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

Liam Love — Sunday June 19th 2016


Pressure Support


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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What to do?


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?

Vivid…Color


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

So Far, So Good


In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "State of Your Year." I must admit that, thankfully, there have been no tremendous upheavals or catastrophic events in my world.  I may be tempting fate, but, at this moment I'm willing to throw caution to the wind. I've not been writing nearly as much as I used to … Continue reading So Far, So Good