photography, travel, Uncategorized

Palm Comfort

A few years ago, swaying in the humid air, as an overcast sky played with our beach plans, these shaggy-haired palms tempted a snap from my camera.  As a little pre-school girl and many summers until the end of my tweens, I always saw the palm leaves in Puerto Rico as green bird wings wanting […]

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general journal posts, images, photography


While on our vacation last year in Puerto Rico, my family and I spent some time gazing at an aquarium in the hotel lobby. This sea urchin was in the tank, and while it looks like it’s in a perpetual apoplectic state and at first gave the creeps, the more I looked at, the more […]

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general journal posts, images, photography, random musings

Lone Protectors

I have always been attracted to the elegance of trees. Sun, rain, snow, they always represent a solitary strength to me. Each one with its own personality. And even when there are groups of them, they each seem to live alone, a freshness enveloped in ancient textures keeping years of secrets.

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images, photography

Night Sky

  Photos of the moon I have taken over the years. Some are of last year’s Super Moon. There is something about the moon that makes me want to capture it. More detailed photos to come.

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edibles, general journal posts, images

In Search of Future Pies.

I went apple picking a couple of weeks ago and had a lovely time with the family. The air was crisp and the day was slightly overcast with hints of sun peaking through. The clouds were fluffy and dainty in a sky that was a clean shade of blue. I have never been apple picking so […]

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edibles, images

Time to Bake the Donuts!

I love Sur La Table because every time I go into that store, I see something new I want to try. During one recent visit, my husband picked up a donut pan, one you use to bake donuts vs. frying them. There were a few donut mixes to choose from, and we decided to try the […]

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advice, general journal posts, random musings

Steady Lines

Life is an outline that we have to fill-in the way we see fit. When we are young others guide our hands in sketching out the lines and as we gain confidence and take the reigns we color in those lines ourselves. Now and then in stark defiance or better judgement we erase it all […]

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Homemade smoothies can be a quick and healthy snack for kids, but take that term as a controlled experience, not an invitation to a calorie and sugar fest. In my house, some frozen fruit, 100% juice, an 8 ounce glass and a straw go a long way. Use fresh fruit, but frozen fruit is just […]

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