This week’s photo challenge: “[W]hat is guaranteed to distract you? What is your ‘Ooh, shiny!’?” * Honestly, my guaranteed “ooh, shiny!” is dragonflies…and to a (slightly) lesser extent, butterflies. But, as Andrea (WordPress’s challenge author this week) talked about butterflies already in the challenge description (and I just recently talked about dragonflies myself!), I decided […]Read More Weekly Photo Challenge: OOH, SHINY!
1-R.E.M. Pretty much their entire musical catalog! I’ve been cycling it on repeat for the last two weeks. And then (as if I needed reminding why I’ve loved R.E.M. so long and so well), a few days ago I ran across the below performance by Michael Stipe of David Bowie’s “Man Who Sold the World.” […]Read More 3 Things I’m Loving Right Now: R.E.M., Spring Plants, Vegan Cooking
I guess this whole day has been about taking time to smell the flowers (metaphorically, at least.) It’s nice to have one of those days once in a while. That Head and the Heart song on my phone above (“Let’s Be Still”) was just the song that happened to be playing when I went to […]Read More Scenes From an Overcast Friday Afternoon
This week’s photo challenge: “This week, look down and capture the ground beneath your feet.” * This particular plant was started as a seed by my son with his second grade class. The project was to give the seedlings as Mother’s Day gifts…and he did. And it was appreciated! But he couldn’t remember what kind […]Read More Weekly Photo Challenge: BENEATH YOUR FEET
1. 2. Big, thick fantasy novels that take you to another world and force you to stay there for a while (because they’re slow-paced…in a good way.) I’m an extremely fast reader, and I’m finding it unusually soothing to be forced to slow down this way. I just finished Jennifer Roberson’s Lady of the Forest […]Read More 3 Random Things I’m Loving Right Now
Since my dad retired a few years ago, one of his central hobbies has become working in his backyard. He’s taken a space that was landscaped in a basic way (some mulch, some flowers, a few bushes) and has slowly transformed it into something really special. I poked around with my camera when I was […]Read More Summer Places: The Nicest Backyard I Know