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)

Henry David Thoreau Quotes & Virginia Nature Photos (#WQWWC)

    The Always Write quote challenge has the theme of RESPONSIBLE this week.  I decided to use some Henry David Thoreau quotes – to remind us that we are responsible for our wellness. **** *** Writer’s Quotes Wednesday Writing Challenge #WQWWC Photos taken Fall 2020 on a short camping trip in Virginia   Hope your week is … More Henry David Thoreau Quotes & Virginia Nature Photos (#WQWWC)

Two for Tuesday: Clowns in my Coffee (🎶🎶 You’re So Vain song by Carly Simon 🎶🎶)

  Maybe today – we can stand – or pull up a seat – and slow down – Pause…. simplify for a bit –  Maybe even look up to the sky and enjoy the clouds.  Did you know that I won five dollars because I had the correct lyrics to Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” song?  🎶🎶  … More Two for Tuesday: Clowns in my Coffee (🎶🎶 You’re So Vain song by Carly Simon 🎶🎶)

Red Rose, Red Pepper & I Just Wanna Stop ♬♬ Gino Vannelli

Hello readers It was late November when I saw these beautiful roses outside of our local grocery store. And yes, I paused to smell the roses -Also, grabbed a couple of photos Late last summer, I also paused when found this rose-colored pepper hiding on a small pepper plant that grew on its own in … More Red Rose, Red Pepper & I Just Wanna Stop ♬♬ Gino Vannelli

Glimpse Into Small Ideas for Health and Vitality (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #135)

This week, the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge theme is sot share “A Glimpse into your world” to share “things you love that makes your world spin” *** Do you know what else brings joy? Health and vitality. Do you know how I help my health nd vitality? Simple things that fortify the body: I mentioned walking earlier in this post, … More Glimpse Into Small Ideas for Health and Vitality (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #135)

Rush’s “Moving Pictures” Turns 40 -Pausing to Celebrate

Hello Readers For those Rush fans out there, let’s pause to celebrate the 40-year anniversary of Rush’s 1981 “Moving Pictures” album: Isn’t that a GREAT cover? Want to hear some drummer’s reflect about the influence Rush had on their music? Check out Consequence of Sound (COS) where Mike Portnoy, Charlie Benante, Matt Halpern, Arejay Hale Discuss … More Rush’s “Moving Pictures” Turns 40 -Pausing to Celebrate

I’ve Fallen – and I CAN get back up (Sunday Stills)

Hello readers, joining in with Terri’s Sunday Stills (here), which has the theme of #Fallen. Let’s start with those North Carolina workers “fallen” in the line of duty – to pause and remember – let us remember them and all that have fallen while working – or serving our country.  **** On a more personal note, If you … More I’ve Fallen – and I CAN get back up (Sunday Stills)