Earlier this year I spotted the world’s most beautiful broken branch on a secluded dirt road. It just so happened my friend’s vehicle was the ideal size to take the branch home. Why do I need a branch? No idea. … Continue reading Beautiful broken branch
To keep myself entertained and practice my photography skills, I used to publish a series of blog posts, called Random Object Wednesday (ROW). My friends would lend me an item to be photographed in an unusual or creative way. I … Continue reading Crocheted Bookmarks
I showed my friend Tore the progress I was making on an HO scale structure. Tore: “You’re scratch building!” I looked at him and denied it. I questioned if I met the requirements. After all, I measured an existing structure … Continue reading I’m a scratch builder
I didn’t know I had skills or interest in making HO scale model buildings. I started with an inexpensive kit to make kiosks. The domed roof kiosk features purple polka dot Duck Tape and silver beads on the edge of … Continue reading Skill Development
I’m at a loss for words on how to properly introduce today’s guest blogger. She’s the mother of my friend, Alana Jenkins, whom I met a few years ago in dance class. Pamela is a very thoughtful and generous person. I’m very grateful she took the time to share her touching story. What motivates you, Pamela Jenkins? I learned to crochet when I was about six years old. My grandmother taught me how to hold the crochet yarn and hook, and to make a simple chain of loops. I remember tying one end of the chain to a bedroom doorknob, … Continue reading What motivates you, Pamela?
About a month ago, I treated myself to expensive new running shoes and a fancy pair of socks marked with a left and right foot. Before I started my workout on the treadmill I paused to take a photo of my new shoes. I was quite happy with my new purchases and was excited to test the shoes. Maybe the shoes will help me run faster! But then a man interrupted my happiness. He snuck up and got on the treadmill with me. I vehemently told him to get off. He did. Then he asked when I’d start wearing sports bras … Continue reading Old Grouch Lady Protects Others
I received a notice from the HOA to trim the holly bushes. I never enjoyed getting reprimanded as a kid and that hasn’t changed as an adult. But I couldn’t disagree with the HOA. The bushes were unruly. I also … Continue reading Holly Bushes
I was browsing my ever-growing library of photos and this photo made me smile. I love photographing mushrooms. Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS) Date: October 2016 Location: Arkansas Continue reading The ongoing series on mushrooms!
A maroon version of these shoes were on display at a storefront. They stopped me in my tracks. If only they are available in blue. I peered through the window and saw other colors… is that blue I see? The … Continue reading New Blue Shoes
This week’s “What motivates you?” is provided by my Uncle Pete. He’s the first uncle I asked to participate and I’m really grateful he agreed. He put much care and thought into his response. I think many readers will be … Continue reading What motivates you, Uncle Pete?