life, writing

Graham, Charlotte and Marlie

Welcome to Lori’s Lane for the first post of 2018. We’re in a deep freeze up here in the Midwest, with temperatures below zero Fahrenheit (below -18c). Remember when I used to live in Florida? Believe it or not, I still don’t miss it.

Living on a peninsula wasn’t too unlike living on an island. I didn’t care for it much. There was only one direction out of Florida when hurricanes came.

My friend, Anneli, lived on an island way farther north than Florida with a drastically different climate. She didn’t have to deal with hurricanes, and she had some breathtaking scenery.

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life, thoughts

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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life, photography, travel

Baby don’tcha wanna go …

. . . back to that same old place. Sweet Home Chicago.

It’s been perfect weather since I arrived in my suburban Chicago home. I took the Chicago River (boat) tour and the following are a few of the photos that resulted. Of the twelve days I’ve been visiting thus far, the day I scheduled for this tour is the only one that turned out gray and misty. The lighting wasn’t the best for photos, but all in all, a very enjoyable day.

(For use of photo, please attribute to Lori and this blog.)

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life, photography, travel

I Spy with my Little Eye Pt 2

Hey and Howdy!

Here are the photos of day two of our road trip from Florida to Chicago. To see the photos of day one, check here. Again, please excuse the quality and bug juice on the windows as I took these on the fly. 😉

On the road again in northern Tennessee.  (for use of photo, please attribute to Lori and this website) Continue reading “I Spy with my Little Eye Pt 2”

life, photography, travel

I Spy with my Little Eye

Woo hoo, and yeehaw! I’m finally leaving the heat and humidity. We made it from central Florida to just south of Nashville and the temperature is already much more comfortable.

If I have time and an internet connection, I will post photos of what I spy with my little eye each day. I apologize, but I probably won’t get to read your blogs during this trip. I do enjoy keeping up with you guys though, so if I get the time I will stop by.

In the mean time, here are mostly photos I shot from behind the windshield of the car as we were moving. I don’t have time to fix them at all  in a photo program so they’re going up as is. Please excuse the quality, and pardon the bug juice on the windows. I took them on the fly. Hee, hee. Continue reading “I Spy with my Little Eye”

life, photography, travel

Excerpts from my Diary Part 3

North Georgia mountains Day 3 – (See Day 1 here, Day 2 here)  Slowwww, morning. Get up and kick around the cabin. Eat cereal, drink tea. Do nothing. Read blogs. Do nothing. Shower. Brush the dog.

We leave the cabin at 12:30 to go into town. We buy lunch at the only fast food restaurant in the area and take it over to a park with picnic tables, alongside a river. Continue reading “Excerpts from my Diary Part 3”

dogs, life, photography, travel

Excerpts from my Diary Part 2

Day 2 (read part 1 of my travel diary here) – Wow, my hair isn’t drooping and my eyelashes are staying curled. I guess there is no humidity up here in the north Georgia mountains this time of year. We had April humidity in Florida something fierce already. I’m not looking forward to this summer. So, for now I enjoy this mountain air.

We leave the cabin to check out the area. Max, the dog, is raring to go, even though he didn’t sleep well last night. Continue reading “Excerpts from my Diary Part 2”

blogging, life, photography

Excerpts from my Diary Part 1

If you read my blog last week, you’ll remember I was having bouts of vertigo. We planned a trip months earlier, and I feared I wouldn’t be able to make it. I got meds from the doctor and decided to go anyway.

I took notes in my journal during the trip to the north Georgia mountains. Here are bits and pieces with the added addition of photos. Continue reading “Excerpts from my Diary Part 1”