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.
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)
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)
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’
“There will never be a really free and enlightened state until the state comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived.” Henry David Thoreau “Law never made men a whit more just; and, by means of their respect for it, even the … More Bikes, Quotes, & Pull Up a Seat #2 (#WQWWC)
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
Hello Readers, It is time for a third blog post about hydrants. My first post about hydrants is here – My second post about hydrants is here — Today’s post “Water links us to our neighbor in a way more profound and complex than any other.” ― John Thorson “Where the waters do agree, it … More Hydrants Post #3 (and water quotes)
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)
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”)
*** Speaking of Cold… Earlier this year, the Priorhouse explored some “weighted blankets” Not sure if you heard about weighted blankets, but we had been wanting to try them for a while. The first one we tried was a 20lb blanket and it was way too heavy. The “10lb” ones seem to be … More Ice Storm and Weighted Blanket Insert
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)
Time for Thursday Doors with a little bit of reflecting. So what have you been reflecting on lately? .. . . . .