Walk with Jo and Thoreau Quote: Deal with brute nature. Be cold, hungry, and weary.

Hello Readers –  Today’s post is to connect with Restless Jo’s Monday Walk Series (here)  First we have our doggies with their owners: “Take long walks in stormy weather or through deep snows in the fields and woods, if you would keep your spirits up. Deal with brute nature. Be cold and hungry and weary.” … More Walk with Jo and Thoreau Quote: Deal with brute nature. Be cold, hungry, and weary.

Nature Softness & Quotes on Making Mistakes(Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 2/27/21)

For the Lens-artists photo challenge this week the theme soft.  *** ***   Closing with two quotes. Both quotes have ideas that suggest a soft approach to coping with mistakes and improving. Sometimes folks will dispense grace and love easily to other people – but when it comes to their own life  – they can sometimes be … More Nature Softness & Quotes on Making Mistakes(Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 2/27/21)

Flashback Friday: Chihuly Red Reeds and art from VMFA (Trent’s Weekly Smile)

Hello Readers – Do you want to know what had me flashing back this Friday? ART! It all started after reading this recent post from Gallivance (here) featuring colorful Chihuly art. The Galliavnce post had some wonderful Chihuly art outdoors, which included the red spikes of glass that reminded me of our local art museum’s permanent Chihuly installation: … More Flashback Friday: Chihuly Red Reeds and art from VMFA (Trent’s Weekly Smile)

Thursday Doors: Bums in the Attic Excerpt & Video snippet with author Sandra Cisneros’

Time for Thursday Doors and my photos for today, well as I looked at them- they reminded me of Sandra Cisneros’ Bums in the Attic snippet from her novel The House on Mango street    Bums in the Attic Excerpt from The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros      I want a house on … More Thursday Doors: Bums in the Attic Excerpt & Video snippet with author Sandra Cisneros’

Two for Tuesday: Buffalo Images and Broadway song by Goo Goo Dolls

  Two maps of Buffalo  Song for Today: Broadway by Buffalo’s Goo Goo Dolls   That Goo Goo Dolls song reminds me of a flash fiction I wrote (here) while joining in with the “What Pegman Saw” prompts back in 2017. After three years of writing flash fiction (with three different sites), I am taking a break from flash. I miss it … More Two for Tuesday: Buffalo Images and Broadway song by Goo Goo Dolls

Subjects with the Letter “S” (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 2/21/21)

For the Lens-artists photo challenge this week the theme is subjects starting with the Letter S. *** Let’s start off with items that were “SEEN” on a recent walk:   Two of my favorite items lately: Veritas Sanitizer and Sovereign Silver:          Last subject for the letter S – These Vietnamese SHRIMP SNACKS were shared … More Subjects with the Letter “S” (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 2/21/21)

Snow & Ice Photos (and Steinbeck’s “cold of winter give’s summer its sweetness”)

Recently I was at Travel Tales of Life blog and they had this awesome post with “30 Inspiring Winter Quotations and Snow Sayings.” This Steinbeck is the one that encapsulated how I feel about a wonderful cold and snowy winter:  “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?”– John Steinbeck   *** … More Snow & Ice Photos (and Steinbeck’s “cold of winter give’s summer its sweetness”)

Frooze Balls and Black Tea (Virtual Tea & Weekly Smile)

Hello Readers. … Welcome to the February Virtual Tea Party One of my favorite teas this month (not officially a tea to some folks – more of an herbal mix) was Tazo’s “Wild Sweet Orange”    Offering some Frooze Balls for today’s virtual tea party, which is also to share with Trent’s weekly smile Finding this Frooze Balls at … More Frooze Balls and Black Tea (Virtual Tea & Weekly Smile)