Our first hike of the trip was the 2 mile Eagle Trail. I really wanted to do this one in particular because of some of the pictures I'd seen online. They had shown that it had a lot of different interesting features. What I didn't pay any attention do was the difficulty. Difficulty isn't something… Continue reading Eagle Trail Hike
Looking Up – Birch
The chokecherry is probably one of my favorite trees and I've posted about it before because of that. This year, the timing was perfect to have the windows open for a couple of days when this was in full bloom, meaning I could sit here and just be enveloped in the absolutely wonderful smell those… Continue reading Chokecherry Blooms
So yesterday was apparently no exception to the pattern my life seems to be on lately and crazy was the theme. Early in the day, I made a cool connection to help promote my book. Maybe. Fingers still crossed on that and I will have an update when I know more. Then in the afternoon,… Continue reading Cherry Blossom
Black & White Flood
I am ready to be done with snow and winter. I'm ready for sun. And warmth. And flowers. But that isn't happening. We have yet another winter storm headed our way for the weekend. My kids have now missed so much school they will be going later than I ever remember them going. They only… Continue reading Snow Shadows
Snowy, Droopy Evergreen
Frozen In Place
When I was out the other day doing my snow hike and filling my camera with lovely images, I had a couple come out... odd. I love them, but... they look like I edited them or applied some sort of filter to them. I didn't. The first one I noticed was a pic I took… Continue reading Stark Contrast
Snow & Ice Pond
...just doesn't have quite the same ring to it. MC saw all the snow clinging to everything yesterday and said it looked like Christmas. It does make a pretty contrast, but... yeah. Not yet. It is all mostly gone today, but the cold is hanging tight. Feels more like January than November.
Turning Maple Leaves
I obviously enjoy a wide range of books across many genres, but the ones that tend to stick with me the most are the ones that can give me a story about the imperfections of humanity and do so with a strong emotional impact, be it through humor, joy, anger, love, tears or grief. As… Continue reading Resonance
Nest of Awesome
My house is this wonderful nest of awesome right now because the weather is stunningly perfect and I have windows that I can open without having to worry about them. Simple pleasures.