Little Dorrit Final Recap (#DickensChallenge 2021)

Many readers know that Trent and I collaborated on the #DickensChallenge, which involved reading Little Dorrit and asking others to join in (February 9th to June 13th). If you joined in, thanks. Trent will be raffling off a $25.00 Amazon gift card for one lucky contributor. If you did not join in and want to read the book – The Little Dorrit … More Little Dorrit Final Recap (#DickensChallenge 2021)

Shadows & Shade at the Beach (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 6-7-2021)

The theme for the Lens-Artists photo challenge is shadows and shade.  Let’s go beachside. Starting with this path to the beach: This mint-green stucco stood out. Have you heard that sea turtles had a boost to nesting as humans pulled back from beaches during the pandemic?   That is a nice outcome of the lockdowns.   … More Shadows & Shade at the Beach (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 6-7-2021)

Little Dorrit Summer Excerpts (#DickensChallenge Ends June 13th, 2021)

It is Wednesday and that means it is time for the  Writer’s Quotes Wednesday Writing Challenge The theme this week is “summer” and because today is Jne 9th, the day that Charles Dickens died back in 1870 – I wanted to feature quotes (excerpts) from Dickens’ Little Dorrit – and also invite folks to join … More Little Dorrit Summer Excerpts (#DickensChallenge Ends June 13th, 2021)

Rose & Teal (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 6-7-2021)

The theme this week for the Lens-Artists photo challenge is to depict “large to small” with specific colors (here) *** Starting off with a rose-colored palette  First, a large paved area provides a nice design. The small rose-colored pavers combine to make a large, paved space. Next, this large chair mimics what should be smaller (also linked to pull up … More Rose & Teal (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 6-7-2021)

Virginia War Memorial, D-Day, and Six History Shows Recap

Hello Readers,  Today, June 6th, is a special date from WWII because this is when “Operation Overlord” began, which is also known as D-Day. Quick D-Day overview from History.com “Eisenhower selected June 5, 1944, as the date for the invasion; however, bad weather on the days leading up to the operation caused it to be … More Virginia War Memorial, D-Day, and Six History Shows Recap

Blues and Greens (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 5-23-21)

The theme this week for Len’s Artist Challenge is Blue and Green. *** Starting off with this image that has a lot of blue and touch of green to the side  Can you guess what this is? Answer will be at the bottom- but try and guess and let me know what you thought (or not)  ***  Tina invited … More Blues and Greens (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 5-23-21)

Dots & Spots with Amy Cuddy Reminder to Stand Tall (#WQWWC)

The lens-artist theme is “dots and spots” and the weekly writing prompt is “healing” – this post addresses both: The spring leaf drop from this little, potted shrub looked like little dots on the ground.    My husband is growing strawberries.  I think this year he will harvest about 50 berries. Hahahah – he grew … More Dots & Spots with Amy Cuddy Reminder to Stand Tall (#WQWWC)

Trent McDonald Interview and his book, The Old Mill

 Hello Readers, This post features the Priorhouse Interview with blogger Trent McDonald. How did this interview come about? When Trent announced the release of his latest book, The Old Mill, earlier this year (2021), I set up the interview because I have been following this book project from the beginning in 2016. I also was around for … More Trent McDonald Interview and his book, The Old Mill