Miss Nina Garcia, A Forever Cat

November 21, 2017 by - 3 Comments

Seven years ago, on the Monday night before Thanksgiving, a tiny black and white kitten wandered up our driveway and into our hearts. My kids first thought it was a small skunk, but it began meowing. It meowed not just at my kids, but at the two excited dogs who were very interested in it. …Read More

Bouquet From a Garden Past

October 4, 2017 by - 4 Comments

Please forgive my brevity today, my dears. I’m on a firm Wednesday deadline, and I’m not even going to tell you what time in the morning it is right now! It’s an alternate Wednesday, so Nina and I are going to leave you with a favorite bouquet, and send you off to the Kill Zone …Read More

A View From the Porch Kind of Writing Day

September 15, 2017 by - 8 Comments

  Today was a porch kind of day. It’s September, right? So the weather is a bit schizophrenic. The a/c has been running non-stop during the day, and when I made the decision to take the day off from working out, I put on leggings and a long-sleeved tee. Sometimes I feel like I’m being …Read More

Sunday, 5 March 2017

March 4, 2017 by - 2 Comments

  Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting. –Joyce Meyer Today begins another week. Wishing you a week full of goodness, and rest in the moments that test your patience. March 4th  Words (Restful day off 💜) Journal:  0 words Long fiction: 0 words Short fiction: 0 words Non-fiction: 0 …Read More

Colors of the Heart

February 14, 2017 by -

You can probably tell from my photos that I spend a lot of time at our house. But the wonderful thing is that nature is never tiresome–it’s never the same from day to day. Occasionally I think about doing an Instagram or a regular post with a photo taken at the same spot every day of …Read More

After the Storm #1

January 17, 2017 by - 2 Comments

We had two big storms last week, and I rushed outside after each with my camera and took a hundred photos. I’d love to put them all up at once, but I think I’ll spread them out over a few weeks. The second was an ice storm–very dramatic. The first was all rain, with 30 mph …Read More


December 7, 2013 by - 1 Comment

The snow was so deep that I had to put on my rain wellies to keep my socks dry when I went outside to feed the birds Friday evening. Thursday, I had added a big scoop of sunflower seed to the main feeder and jerry-rigged a broken suet feeder so the more adventuresome woodpeckers (we …Read More