Saturday, May 27, 2017

for the weekend

clouds of white, dusting
hills raw with spring's greenery
bird song on the wind

Friday, May 26, 2017


Happy "One-Month" Anniversary to Zerro "ZeeZe" Sprocket. 
We are so very grateful for him.

Thursday, May 25, 2017


Migraine day.... which I can only attribute to a storm moving in and out.
But at the moment... it is sunny... and sweet... and cool.... and lovely.

The photo for today's post is of a gorgeous azalea bush my daughter transplanted into the yard.
It is an old bush, and was not doing well... so we've trimmed it all up... and moved it to a different location,
 and hopefully it will be ok. The rains last night seemed to really freshen it up... so here's hoping.
See you all tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Back in June 2016, I started a new "series" of posts... if you will... 
 And so on Wednesdays; I've been posting an old photograph to inspire your creativity.
Write a poem!   
 Plot out a short story.
 Have inspiration for a piece of art or composition.... let your artistic soul shine.
--and occasionally I write my own sordid story or poem. 
 (you can click on the photos in this post to make it larger to see).


With Memorial Day coming up, I thought I would post one of my found photographs that showcases folks in the military. Having come from a family that has a military person for every generation since the Civil War, this is a remembrance day that is close to my heart.
No story today... just love and respect for all those who have served.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


It's been a long day, so I am just going to share what I put on my facebook artisan page today..
because it's Einstein, and Einstein is cool.

Quote for the day: 
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." -- Albert Einstein

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Monday, May 22, 2017


It's hard to believe that I have written on this blog for 9 1/2 years... 
in some ways, it feels like I only have just started.

It's not easy trying to live out your dreams... but I wouldn't have it any other way.
When we moved back to PA in the fall of 2013, we anticipated getting a "normal" job, working and living a relatively quiet life
 while helping to take care of family. Who knew, that the job market was just not opening up for us... and we had to scramble
 to find something else to pay the bills. 
And now, Jim is writing a work of fiction... and I am making art, jewelry, and fixing up things we come across (upcycling). 
We're making lemonade, so to speak, from salvaged lemons. 
This year, we hope to concentrate on fixing up the house and yard a bit more.... 
working on our gardens.... and getting more of our work "out there." 
We are not making heaps.... but we are ok. 
And I am grateful.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

for the weekend

hush little sweet one
the forest is dark and deep
tranquility reigns