Here, as promised, is “Part 2” of my 4th of July trip to Henricus Historical Park, outside of Richmond, Virginia – this one with images! * The site’s historical setting is 1611. From the website: “Travel back in time to the Citie of Henricus, the second successful English settlement in the New World. Explore a […]Read More July 4th at Henricus Historical Park, Richmond, Virginia
This was, for me, sort of a tricky 4th of July to contemplate celebrating. I mean, this is a year where, for example, NPR was openly criticized for tweeting the Declaration of Independence: I can't get enough of people getting mad online because @NPR tweeted the Declaration of Independence pic.twitter.com/D7MpparS5g — Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) July […]Read More 4th of July Wasn’t So Simple This Year
This week’s photo challenge: “This week, let’s get into the thick of things…share your take on “dense.”” * A tree (cherry? apple? something else? I’m not sure!! I think cherry…), dense with flowers. I love Spring!! 🙂 * Pic taken at Maymont Park, Richmond, VA, last weekend.Read More Weekly Photo Challenge: DENSE
This week’s photo challenge: “Sometimes it’s fun to take a step back from interpretive challenges and just celebrate a color: green!” * I found some notable green today, at Maymont Park, in Richmond, Virginia. I think this first one below might be my favorite. Maybe not the shot itself (it’s just a snapshot…nothing special.) But […]Read More Weekly Photo Challenge: GREEN!
I thought of Tuesdays of Texture when I took the below pic last weekend 🙂 While I’m not as freaked out by things-insect as I used to be (my science-minded kids have been a good influence on me!), I admittedly retain JUST enough of the heebie-jeebie impulse not to want to actually touch with my […]Read More Tuesdays of Texture: January 1, 2017
This week’s Discover Challenge, from WordPress’s Daily Post editors: “…[T]ake a moment to speak out about an act of kindness that you’ve come across recently. As the year comes to a close, find that glowing ember of hope that makes you excited for 2017.” * I love this week’s challenge. I think it’s not only […]Read More Discover Challenge: HOPE GONE VIRAL
This summer has been….well, not what I expected it to be, honestly! Not at all. I knew going in that it would be a busy and probably somewhat challenging period of time, what with moving (and shepherding two jittery elementary-school-age kids through the process.) And that’s been true. But I expected that. What I didn’t expect […]Read More 6 Things I’ve Learned in the 6 Weeks (!) Since My Last Blog Post