Night Sky and Taking a Break –


Here is a picture taken from my back yard one night a few weeks ago.

I’ll be away from WordPress for a bit, and back in November.

~Take care everyone, I’ll look forward to seeing all your posts.





Admiration – Family

Those who follow my site, know I don’t usually post pictures of my children’s family. I quickly took this picture Saturday while at the Franklin Institute when they were eating lunch. The institute’s exhibit was the Science Behind Pixar. We had a fabulous time. It’s a little blurry, I was in a hurry in case they looked up.

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“(Extra) ordinary” – Stilt Walkers – WPC

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “(Extra)ordinary.”

Everyone’s pictures for this challenge was so good, that I had a hard time finding something. I settled on this  picture of ordinary people doing something extraordinary! This is a photo I took in April 2010 at an Arizona festival when I still had an iPhone.

Stilt walkers

Inspiration – WPC

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Inspiration.”

This challenge was both hard and easy for me. My first thought was my family. My husband for 44 years and my 4 children and grandchildren, but the kids pictures I’m not putting on my blog. So the next one is nature. I love sitting outside and looking at the view. When riding in a car, my face is almost always looking out the window.  Here is a shot from a destination wedding of my youngest son. It is in New Hampshire.




In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Wall.”

This wall came about because of graffiti. The owner decided to paint this, and anytime graffiti was add somewhere he just added to the picture.  Sometimes it changes, but I have never photographed it. Now I will have a reason.

local wallThis wall is in a backyard. When left with some homemade tiles and no place to hang them, we decided to put them up on a wall. A bird feeder prevents a nice straight on picture.

wall2These wee taken with my Samsung phone.

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New Skin

New Skin In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “New Skin.”

I could think of a lot of people I think I would like to trade palaces with, but the prompt also said “species.” My first thought was my dog. I’d love to know what they think when playing, do they like their food, do they like playing with other dogs or going to walks in the park? Then I thought of other dogs. I would like to be a seeing eye dog for a child.

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I would like to go through the training and then get placed with a child that of course needs me, but we love me to pieces too. Here is one link to the history of service dogs.

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Nurturing Thurs – 2015 Blessings

A wonderful idea for the New Year from Becca Givens. Nurturing Thursday.
This is my first re-blog, so I hope I do it right.

"On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea"

Happy New Year!
May your year overflow with blessings
of joy, peace, contentment, love
and a nurtured spirit!!
Memory Journal Jar

Call it your
“Awesome Jar”
“Blessings Jar”
“Gratitude Jar”


Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Tea and Paper
Meg Evans
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes
Grace Notes
Crowing Crone Joss

Jacqueline King
Carol Carlisle
Priceless Joy
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Way of Life!
They, You and Me
Pocket Perspectives


What is Nurturing Thursday, you ask?

In this amazingly competitive society of ours, how many of us truly feel good about ourselves? How often do we extend to ourselves … the same courtesies, considerations, nurturing, forgiveness and understanding we would a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger?

Our culture tells us we need to be special and above average to feel good about ourselves. Yet, it is not possible for all of us to be above…

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A Page That Inspired Me

I first went to this page to see how the About Me widget looks. Doug Warren’s page  [] is just about everything I think I’d like to explore. He is retired and writes about music, books, links he likes, photos, recipes, travel and writing. He says most of his reading has been on “technical subjects related to software …” Most of mine has been about Libraries.  I’ve only recently started reading for pleasure and love it. I would like to save some links to this site or re-vamp and update my account. I will also add a page for photos and travel. My husband and I were just in Alaska for 14 days and planing a 2nd trip to Canada soon.

I thought I was at a loss for ideas for a blog, but then I found Doug’s page.