Bikes in August 2020 (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #110)

Hello Readers – I hope everyone is doing well  I think most of the Priorhouse Blog readers know that this summer has been a rather “busy-busy” season for us. Things are winding down and we shall be posting more regularly once September arrives. Also thinking about a blog challenge to do in 2021…. still brainstorming – but keep you posted  In … More Bikes in August 2020 (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #110)

Scream Inside Your Heart (Carrot Ranch Fiction)

Hello Readers, The Carrot Ranch writing prompt this week is to create a flash-fiction piece of 99 words, which expresses the phrase, “scream inside your heart.” Here is the Priorhouse submission:  __ Title: Rose-Colored Glasses Word Count: 99 …. Adjusting my seat, I dusted lint from my black dress.  The tradition of black clothes for funerals, where’d … More Scream Inside Your Heart (Carrot Ranch Fiction)

Monday Morning Blooms – Research about Gardening for Mental Health

Happy Monday Readers,  It is time for Monday Morning Blooms. This time with a little research about why gardening is good for mental health. Many of us know this already (and linking to Trent’s weekly smile because gardening brings a smile) but there is empirical support for this garden and improved mental health connection. I had to make a video about … More Monday Morning Blooms – Research about Gardening for Mental Health

Photos from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (#squareperspectives)

Hello Readers, Have a few photos from the Pittsburgh, PA area to connect with Becky B’s Squares July Perspective Theme (linking here)      ….       Let’s end with some generic perspective quotes – as reminders: “If you want to hone accurate perspective – you need to start with small understandings and insights – in … More Photos from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (#squareperspectives)

Who is Monreal Dorb? (Carrot Ranch Fiction)

Hello Readers, The Carrot Ranch writing prompt this week is to create a flash fiction piece of 99 words (no more, no less) that answers the question, “Who is Monreal Dorb?”  Here is the Priorhouse submission:  Title: Who is Monreal Dorb? Word Count: 99 …. Will you read aloud? Sure. “Something in his walk, his look – … More Who is Monreal Dorb? (Carrot Ranch Fiction)

Spring 2020 – Two Herbs & Two Books (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #105 )

The weekly theme for the lens-artists’ photo challenge is Spring (here) Here are photos that reflect my spring: >>   …   What about you? Growing any herbs? Have you read any good books this spring – or summer? Hope you have a great rest of your day  CARE TO JOIN in with the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge … More Spring 2020 – Two Herbs & Two Books (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #105 )

Leather and Fashion-Themed Shows (Sunday Stills & Squares)

Last week’s Sunday Stills theme was “perspective” (here) – and Terri was also connecting with Becky B’s Squares July perspective theme (linking here).   To join in with both challenges, I have leather boot details to share.   Earlier this year, I had the chance to watch a handful of documentaries about fashion. Not sure how I found this … More Leather and Fashion-Themed Shows (Sunday Stills & Squares)

Summer 2020 with COVID Flair (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #104 )

The theme for the lens-artists’ photo challenge is Summer (here) I decided to share photos unique to summer 2020, which has that Covid flair.          …         Anyhow, as the world slowly reopens after COVID shutdowns, let’s walk through that door and get outside- and focus on rebuilding our … More Summer 2020 with COVID Flair (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #104 )

Woodstock Post 4 – Bethel Woods Monument and more

Bethel Woods Museum Woodstock Monument .. … Did you Know? The Woodstock festival took place 70 miles away from Woodstock – in Bethel, New York. The organizers were not able to find a big enough spot in Woodstock itself – and then finally the framer Max Yasgur agreed to lease 600 acres of his alfalfa farm for … More Woodstock Post 4 – Bethel Woods Monument and more

Why Birds Matter & Avian Friends book review by Renee Greene

Hello Readers –  Earlier this year, Renee Greene, freelance writer and blogger from Heart Tokens (here) did a review of my Avian Friends book. It came at a surprise time – and was a special gift. I am still moved and it was a few months ago. Renee’s review of the book reminded me to stay … More Why Birds Matter & Avian Friends book review by Renee Greene