What Kind of Scarecrow Maker are You?

Cover Outtake x1

Back in my party days—no, not the days of me in the middle of the dance floor bringing down the house—but that time period of about five years when my two eldest were in the early years of their life and there were parties happening every week: kitchen gadget parties, jewelry making parties, wine tasting […]

Did Everybody Make It?

Going old school with film

As you read this, know that I am curled up in my favorite chair with the worn, red floral upholstery from the 90s, drinking a glass of Oregon pinot, and reading an actual paper and ink book that only requires the turning of a page to get the next update and I shall be in […]

My New Year’s Wish for You…and No, it Doesn’t Involve Happiness or Rainbows

NYC x1

I seem to derive a certain amount of pleasure from doing things the hard way. “Glutton for punishment,” my hubs likes to say. We went east to celebrate the holidays with my hubby’s family: Christmas in Connecticut and the days leading up to the New Year in New York City. I lugged my Canon camera […]

The Photographer’s Daughter Finally has her Photographs

Hanna - Steel Bridge x1

Well, hello there. I sure have missed checking in with you. Thank you for still stopping by here and reading my musings. The past few months have been a whirlwind of photographic activity, which I wrote about in my last post over a month ago. Goodness. One tidbit I did not mention then was that […]

Don’t Interrupt the Sweater Change and Other Thoughts that Define “My Own Voice”

The Wicked Smart Beauty

We learned to never interrupt the sweater change. It didn’t matter if you were six-months-old or 65-years-old; you were expected to sit quietly through the entire two-hour, one-woman rendition of Mary Poppins as performed by my four-year-old daughter. My aspiring thespian not only sang the songs, but she fully embodied the magical nanny right down […]

A Mid-Spring Photo Journey through My Corner of the World

Wild animal found in the woods

As you all know by now, I am a word person. Whether I’m reading words, writing words, or speaking words, I have an entire Webster’s Dictionary swirling around in my brain at any given time. But, there are times when I need to quiet my brain. To put all those words back in their alphabetical […]