5 Things that distract you from blogging (other than work, family or housework) I’ve been blogging for more than 11-years — closing on 12 — and for most of that time, I was so absorbed in blogging, everything else was… Read More ›
Share Your World 17th May Time really is whizzing past. No matter what anyone says, I don’t think time is always the same. I can remember afternoons that lasted longer than a month seems to last these days. I’m pretty sure… Read More ›
FIRES AND BOUQUET
FOTD – May 17- Fire and bouquet It looked so good today and I had a camera next to me. The sun was shining, even though there is (are you West Coast people ready?) a red alert. For fires. Massachusetts… Read More ›
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO WRITE?
Blogging Insights 3.0 # 9 — Type of Writing These days, what I most enjoy writing is anything if I am not already exhausted. This morning, before I even got to my computer, I had fed the birds, watered the… Read More ›
THE MOTHER’S DAY BOUQUET
FOTD – May 15- Mother’s Day Bouquet Usually it’s Garry who brings me my Mother’s Day bouquet, but today it was Owen’s turn. It’s actually two smaller bouquets. It’s hard to get exactly what you want the day before Mother’s Day…. Read More ›
SPAM OF THE WEEK: MOTHER’S DAY
SPAM O’THE WEEK Is it me or is spam getting boring, repetitive, or in a language that isn’t English or is sort of English, though not any English I have ever spoken? Considering the “style” of the stupid comment, are… Read More ›
TRULY MY MOTHER
My mother was not a “regular” mom. This confused me a lot while I was growing up. Other mothers made cookies, kissed boo-boos. Hung out with other mothers in the summertime. Swapped recipes. Watched soap operas. My mother didn’t bake… Read More ›
LIFE IN BLOOM
FOTD – May 14- Life in bloom Flowers are blooming inside and out. Two big orchids are blooming, two more are thinking about it and sending up shoots that I think will be buds. One more is considering the possibilities… Read More ›
A MOTHER’S WALTZ
Leslie Martel and Marilyn Armstrong MOTHER’S DAY – SUNDAY MAY 14, 2023 FROM swo8 (Leslie Martel): This weekend will be Mother’s Day. To commemorate it, we have created a photographic montage of families together. It includes eight generations of my family and three of Marilyn… Read More ›
ARE WE PLAYING EXTRA INNINGS?
Fandango’s Flashback Friday — May 13th — Just one day late This is a 2021 flashback but I’ve done so much editing on it, it’s sort of a new flashback. The subject of whether or not we have an afterlife keeps… Read More ›
SUMMER TREES, SOME ARE NOT
Nature Photo Challenge #12: Trees I took these first three pictures just about a week ago. Everything was either a tiny bud or a baby leaf. A week later, everything is in full leaf. It feels and looks like summer…. Read More ›
WHY WE DON’T OWN AND DON’T PLAN TO OWN AN ELECTRIC CAR
Fandango’s Provocative Question #213 We don’t own an electric car and don’t plan to get one. Do you currently own an electric vehicle? If not, are you considering purchasing an EV for you next vehicle? What are your reasons for either… Read More ›
MORE LILACS AND PLAYING WITH NEURAL FILTERS ON PHOTOSHOP
FOTD – May 12 – Adventuring with neural filters I am surprisingly unadventurous in photography. I do what I know how to do and rarely try out new stuff. I used to, but I seem to be getting busier every… Read More ›
CELEBRATING THE WIN!
A PETIT BASSET VENDEEN GRIFFON WON WESTMINSTER! The first time we got a PBGV — the short form of a long French name which means “low-lying, wire-haired dog from the Vendée region” and is pronounced peh-TEE’ bah-SAY’ grihf-FAHN’ vahn-DAY’-ahn —… Read More ›
ABSTRACT BY NATURE
CFFC: Natural Abstracts Some looked abstract, some I made more abstract. The most abstract is actually a picture of a huge pileated woodpecker taken from so far away, it looks unreal.
Truthful Tuesday 9th May I’m pretty sure a day wouldn’t do it for me. I’d need at least a week. Maybe more like a month. Fixing everything that’s wrong with the planet could take a bit of planning and implementation. So,… Read More ›
GOD HAS A PLAN
I was still trying to figure out if John Oliver was really going off the air or we’d just missed the final few minutes of his piece because there was a sports emergency which had interrupted the show. It was… Read More ›
EPISODE 13 – SPOOKY OR UPLIFTING?
I think this really IS the best one yet and I’m not sure how we can ever top this one. There isn’t anything I can say that wouldn’t be a spoiler, so I’ll wander into bizarre digressions. I should mention… Read More ›
WHY I BLOG, BUT MAYBE YOU GOLF
Blogging Insights 3.0 # 8 — Your Backstory We do what we do because we love it, need to do it, or both. Writing is like breathing. If I don’t write, I suffocate. My friend needs to compete, to be active…. Read More ›
WHAT’S GROWING OUT THERE?
FOTD – May 9 – As the garden grows What isn’t showing are the lilacs. It’s time to plant new lilacs in a sunny place. The ones we have are 20-feet tall and shaded. They only bloom at the very top… Read More ›