No paparazzi

cat paw macro

People and pets – the two most difficult creatures to photograph. I’ve had better luck capturing moments with wild animals than either of my kids or any of my furkinder. That’s why, when the stars align, and I hold my mouth just right, or hold my breath just so, and I get the shot… that’s […]

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Roy G. Biv

multicolor nesting bowls

Roy G. Biv… red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet – that elementary school acronym we learned so we could remember the colors of a rainbow, and their prism sequence. Roy and I have been hanging out the last few days. He’s my crochet muse. I’m making a set of nesting bowls, using some […]

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Spaghetti squash

roasted spaghetti squash

I had an unproductive weekend. I didn’t feel quite right, and stayed in my pjs for three days. Mostly sitting on the couch, sometimes reading, sometimes watching TV, sometimes crocheting, but I mostly noshed on things I shouldn’t have. Monday was a new day. Still miserable weather outside, but I felt a little better. Showered, […]

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What scares you

yellow daisy

“Try a thing you haven’t tried before three times – once to get over the fear, once to find out how to do it, and a third time to find out whether you like it or not” ~ Virgil Thomson First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Do one thing every day that scares you.” Whether […]

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Grand exit

1996 Infiniti Q45

Now that The Boy’s car is once again road worthy, whenever I have to go into town for errands, if he goes with, he wants to drive. His Infiniti Q45 is a barge, only six inches shorter than his dad’s full-sized truck. His sister calls it his “old man” car. An already low-riding car, he […]

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Spring planting

garden gloves

It’s already the middle of February, and in Florida that’s typical spring planting season. There are still a few sub-freezing nights forecasted, so I can’t get started on my garden just yet. I’m behind in prep work. I have to weed my planters, buy my starter plants, but even before that I have to decide […]

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Toasty warm

fresh baked boule bread

I called my parents this morning – a courtesy check since they are both living in the midst of Snow-magedon 2015. My mother and her husband were without power, but because their home is plumbed with propane, they had heat; city water gave them the means to shower and wash dishes. Mom told me they […]

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Make- believe

button up baby shoes

“For Sale: baby shoes, never worn,” ~ attributed to Ernest Hemingway, first published in “Papa,” a one-man play written by John DeGroot, 1995. I keep a notebook and pen with me always. Even by my bedside, I have something to write with in case I wake up from a strange dream, or at that tenuous […]

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