life

Since I’ve Been Gone

Since I’ve been gone from the blogging world, WordPress changed the format for drafting and posting. I don’t like it. It’s taking me forever to figure out how to add photos. What is this block thing? Why can’t I just write paragraphs as if on a page? Why do I need blocks? So frustrating. 🤦‍♀️

I hope this finds all my blogging friends doing well. I’ve had a lot happen over the months. Got a new doggy.

Don’t let that adorable face fool you. He’s a maniac. Super untrained and in need of tons of obedience. Got him at 21 months. He’s now 26 months. Named him Tre (aka Trey), as in the number three (in Italian), because he is our third Australian Shepherd. There is more to his story, but that’s for another time. I’m trying to get through posting on this new format.

Lots of other things have been going on in my neck of the woods. I’m sure you’ve all had plenty going on, too. Feel free to share an update about yourself in the comments.

In the meantime, I’m enjoying my favorite time of the year.

It looks like the tree trunks have faces and are about to start talking.

Here is a zoomed in view of those trunk-faces.

Due to all that’s happening in our world, I haven’t been in the mood for blogging. The things I want to say will only add to the tension. I’m popping in to put up a few recent colorful photos and to say hello to whomever reads this.

May all of you be blessed with a colorful fall and a vibrant, healthy life.

life, thoughts

Photos, Fiction, Friends, Fun, Flowers, and Faith

Last week was the first time I returned to the blogging world in a little over two months, and I posted a deep, heavy subject about control. This week I thought I’d go with a lighter subject to share a little bit about what I’ve been up to, and maybe even a tiny spark of hope.

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life, travel

I’m Not as Nice as I Thought

I’ve been writing over the past few posts about how I’m not as nice as I believed. I learned this on our vacation in South Dakota. I have further proof.

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Oh Deer

I have some funny insights to share from my trip to South Dakota, but I’m not sure everyone gets my sense of humor. For today, I’ll post some of our sight seeing experiences.

With our dog, Max in the backseat, we planned to drive 8 hours the first day, 5 hours the next.

For the first time in many years of driving-travel, we left right on the time we set for ourselves. Yay! We drove 50 miles when I realized I forgot something. Guess what I left behind?

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Shift

tulipstrail (438x800)wmIn the movie Dead Poet’s Society, the teacher instructs his class to stand on their desks for a new perspective. Their surprise is apparent as they step up and take a fresh look at their familiar surroundings from this new vantage point.

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life, nature

The Difference A Season Makes

I find Nature’s instinct and changes fascinating. Never afraid of what lies behind the corner as It dies and gives life once again.

Last summer I took lots of pictures of berries.

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Great White North

wintwndlnd2 (450x800) wmEven after many years living in the south, I still didn’t forget what it was like to live in the great white north. Except, some little things did slip my mind. There have also been new developments that I’ve needed to learn.

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Super but Not-So-Red

Hadn’t planned on posting today, but thought I’d share some photos I took of the moon last night. I didn’t doctor them. I just modified the size to fit in the blog better.

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What’s the Difference?

You knew it was coming…my observations on life and the differences between the two states where I’ve lived. First half of my life I lived in Illinois . . .

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Why I’m a Freak, Reason #5

wmnstat (509x800) wmWhen I first started blogging, I revealed something about me that just doesn’t fit into our society today. I titled it, I’m a Freak. As it turned out, I have a lot of blog material on this topic.

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