Winter’s enchantment

On January 12th, winter finally hit with a vengeance. A week earlier, we were playing outside in 60F weather. I noticed a few daffodil sprouts peeking though the mulch. I sat outside and read a magazine. Friday changed all that. It began as rain but became obvious by 4pm that getting off the road as [...]

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Photo Challenge: Feliz Navidad!

I missed PJ's photo challenge last month so I wasn't about to miss this one. After all, the theme is Feliz Navidad! And, there's no shortage of photos for this time of year. Shortage of time. Yes. Shortage of photos. No. December is always a mixed bag of activities. This year, along with gift shopping, we [...]

No words….

....or at least, very few. Here's what happen in middle Missouri over two days. November 7, 2018 November 9, 2018 Winter came down to our home one night Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow, And we, we were children once again. ~Bill Morgan, Jr. Blog hopping with Comedy Plus for Wordless Wednesday.

Holiday Tradition!

The Halloween candy is far from finished but now we're racing towards the holidays. My October 31st was a whirlwind of activity with grandbabykin school parties and trick or treating. Why do I subject myself to all this...for the second time around? Simply because they are only little once and I want to soak up [...]

Seasonal musings

A moral character is attached to autumnal scenes; the leaves falling like our years, the flowers fading like our hours, the clouds fleeting like our illusions, the light diminishing like our intelligence, the sun growing colder like our affections, the rivers becoming frozen like our lives—all bear secret relations to our destinies.  ~François-René de Chateaubriand [...]