I took the below shot of my dog a few weeks ago. She was barking loudly at something (another dog? a person who dared to walk past the window? the sound of a door shutting down the apartment corridor? a cheeky squirrel? all of the above???), and wasn’t feeling too much like listening to me […]Read More Monday Face
I love the delicate new leaves of springtime – looking at them, photographing them. (And the contrast here between the mature branch and the new growth seemed like a good contribution to Tuesdays of Texture, too!) My son asked me to take this shot particularly because he noticed that this little baby branch with its […]Read More Tuesdays of Texture: May 9, 2017
To be honest, I’m not particularly into – or even really much interested – in astrology. I used to not-infrequently read my daily horoscope, back in the day – but that was in the course of reading newspapers. The horoscope page was always just there, and so I read it! But I don’t, hardly ever, […]Read More Keeping My Mind Open!
I’ve been finding myself counseling my kids lately on issues that I’M still actively working on myself – which is incredibly challenging. In my son’s case, it’s recently been about making friends (something that used to be much easier and more natural for me, but that I find really difficult these days). In my daughter’s, […]Read More Parenting to the Sounds of Maria Taylor
Today’s blogging prompt from WordPress is the single word, “CHUCKLE.” * I found myself chuckling earlier this morning, sorting through some photos, when I realized just how VERY MANY IMAGES I have of my son up some tree or other! It’s very difficult to keep that kid out of trees. Any trees…all trees! He seriously […]Read More Daily Prompt: CHUCKLE (or, Trees are AWESOME!!!!)
This week’s photo challenge: “[S]hare an image that means “earth” to you — whether it’s a panorama of a landscape that takes your breath away, a close-up revealing a detail in nature, or another scene that honors the outdoors…” * I’m not sure how it is that I never noticed this before – but baby […]Read More Weekly Photo Challenge: EARTH
Fort Monroe – which I had the opportunity to visit yesterday – is an interesting place. It was first fortified in 1609 by the Jamestown settlers (which makes it VERY historic, by American standards!), and developed more heavily as an army base in the nineteenth century. (Robert E. Lee, for one, was stationed there for […]Read More Exploring Fort Monroe National Monument (Virginia, USA)