After a sunny, lovely day, a quick, crazy powerful thunderstorm darkened the sky alarmingly before rumbling through here on Wednesday. I was caught out in it, naturally. But the storm clouds were glorious.
Last year we planted a pink dogwood in our front yard, and this month it has been breathtaking. I took this photo a few days ago, when the blooms were a bit past their peak, but I love this side view of my Little Free Library, seen beyond the dogwood branches.
Tuesday was my mother’s 83rd birthday, and one of my sisters set up a group Zoom call, including an hour of old family photos and videos and some time to chat. Altogether, we had 15 people taking part at one time or another, though some people joined for only part of the time. Zoom isContinue reading “Photo Friday: Family Zoom”
I posted yesterday about the April writing challenge known as Camp NaNoWrimo (National Novel Writing Month). Most NaNos include write-ins. These are events at which a bunch of writers get together to write, each on our own projects. These are usually my favorite NaNoWriMo events, but the pandemic means we can’t hold them this time,Continue reading “Photo Friday: Write-In”
We had a mostly mild winter, and were hit with only a few days of snow, sleet, and freezing rain. There wasn’t even a lot of it — this is Virginia, after all — but the roads were sloppy, briefly, and I didn’t really want to go out. So I mostly stayed in on thoseContinue reading “Photo Friday: Cardinal in the Snow”
Today’s featured photo is one I took in 2010. This is my son at age 8 with a school assignment he had just completed, a board game he called Roller Coaster King. We just recently came across the old game while we were sorting through a box of his elementary school stuff. He was goingContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Roller Coaster King”
No, it’s not really a butler’s pantry, but that’s how I think of it. This cabinetry fills a wall across from my kitchen. Having it designed and built was one of my first home-improvement projects after we moved into the house in 2019. When we first looked at the house, it was clear that thereContinue reading “Photo Friday: Butler’s Pantry”
This week we celebrated Read Across America Day. Despite the Dr. Seuss-related controversy, I love the idea of a day for making time to read and to encourage reading. So today’s photo is just one of my many, many, many bookshelves. I chose to photograph this one for purely aesthetic reasons. How can any readerContinue reading “Photo Friday: Read Across America”
Yesterday, February 25, was National Rubber Ducky Day. So when I stopped to think of a suitable photo to post today, this one came to mind. I baked and decorated these Rubber Ducky cupcakes for a baby shower, way back in 2012. I should have made some more yesterday. I hope you had a wonderfulContinue reading “Photo Friday: Rubber Ducky Day”
This week was Mardi Gras, but pandemic precautions meant the cancellation of the usual parades and parties. That was necessary, but it’s unfortunate. I’ve never actually visited New Orleans for Mardi Gras. But I’ve been to New Orleans on various occasions and I love that city. Of course, I enjoy the music and the food.Continue reading “Photo Friday: the Big Easy”