Buh-Bye Summer!

I won’t miss the humidity!

Everyone has their own opinion of their favorite season(s). My number one, hands down, favorite season is FALL – I love the autumn colors, the smell of leaves, the memories of fall are wonderful. I look forward to less humidity, as seen in this photo. Sometimes it’s just over the top…

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Oh! How I wish we were here…

Fred | Monhegan, Maine

Everyone likes to be in their “happy place” – this is ours. Clearly, you can see the joy that we finally made it to the island (old photo, we will not make it there in 2021) – this is one magical place that has a strong magnetic pull for so many of us. Monhegan is a special place in so many ways, but mainly it’s the friendships we’ve made throughout the years.

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A Glimmer of Hope on Union Street!

Does a story instantly come to your mind? I can look at just about anything and come up with a story. It may not be the best story you’ve ever heard but I’ve never come up blank (yet). I do think the caffeine amount has to be just right, that may be the real key! I was writing a blip using the word prompt: Glimmer. When out spewed the start of a story. I quickly wrote two versions and ended up using the second version. This is my introduction into fiction, I have even more respect for real authors after trying a blip! (haha) – I may add to this story in the future… I admire real authors, planning is key, and there is no planning involved in this, just writing…

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Dad’s Roses – A Favorite!

Dad’s Roses

My Dad grows the most amazing flowers, his roses are no exception. My parents live in Michigan, a much different climate than South Carolina. Dad’s STUNNING roses are peppered around the perimeter of the yard. I end up leaving with 1,000 photos of river, marsh, flowers and a few of people, sigh. Next time, I’m getting good photos of EVERYONE! I try each time, but no one pays attention, ha ha… #soon

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Never Forget

9/11. Specifically, 9/11/2001. I don’t even need to type a description of the horror that occurred on that very day. There were heroes, I will focus on them. There were heroes that saved so many people while everything was happening, there were heroes after it occurred that searched tirelessly through rubble. One thing I know, we will never forget…

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Enjoy your Labor Day!

Charlie enjoying his Labor Day poolside!

For those of you who have been putting in long hours out in the public – THANK YOU. I sincerely hope you get a chance to take a nice break today. This has been one heck of a year(++), and you deserve this time to recoup. This year should be a Labor Day on steroids! If you’re out and about, visiting a restaurant, store or other public venue, keep your patience in check, everyone is trying to get things done with limited staff. Most of what you may be irritated about is likely not the fault of the server, bagger, person at the register. #sobepatient

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Absolute Perfection!

Alomestria

These flowers were in a bouquet that Fred gave me for my birthday. Each flower was stunning in its own way. As the bouquet got older, I pulled out the spent flowers and gave them fresh cuts and put them in smaller vases/jars. I put all the alomestria together and they were beautiful. I am mesmerized by flowers, it’s hard to stop taking photos of them. I love a…

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Sun, shadows and a new (vintage) rug…

Charlie in the sunroom, one of his favorite places…

Sun and the shadows make for amazing photos. No matter the subject, the shadows are always so interesting to me. Shadows, reflections, different ways of seeing a view, they all pique my interest. Our sunroom has been one of the favorite rooms in our house, a special place to sit back (or at times, a great place to work). The sunroom is being updated so photos soon, I hope. We started with…

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Solitude

Botany Bay (Edisto, SC)

daily word prompt:

s o l i t u d e

first thought: aloneness…

This is something I wrote a while back when WordPress had daily word prompts. They never fit into my scheduled blog posts (in those days it was artists three days/week, a recipe, a house plan and images), but a few days I had a little extra time, so I started another blog but never made it public, I only wrote two posts and I’m going to share them with you, and on occasion, pull from the archived word prompts in WordPress. Here goes…

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Hard to pass up…

Live Oak, Spanish Moss, Resurrection Fern

Heading out on a walk and it was hard to pass by this live oak tree with Resurrection fern and Spanish moss. I love how the sunlight is hitting it so softly. It looks as if the tree limbs reach to the heavens, doesn’t it? The green of the Resurrection fern is a clear indication of recent rain. Otherwise it would be crinkled up and brown, you would swear it was dead, but in fact it is very, very alive!

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Celebrate Good Times!

What a wonderful week!

I cannot believe how quickly time goes by, you may have heard me say that a few times this past week. But it’s true! So if there is something you’ve wanted to do, make plans to do it. I know with COVID it’s not the time for everything, but you can use this time to PLAN for when this extended pandemic is over!

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Still the Man of My Dreams…

Our Wedding Day…

Married twenty nine years to the love of my life. Fred is the sweetest. We are partners for life in every way. I cannot imagine spending life with anyone but him. We met years ago, clicked right away, and the rest is history. We are probably different than most couples – we like spending time together, ha ha. This is our story…

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Throwback photo: Port Clyde, Maine

Port Clyde, Maine

Maine is a drop dead gorgeous place to visit. It’s also like a double edged sword. You go, you enjoy, you are overtaken by the beauty, the clean air, the quiet, and then… you don’t want to go home. There are some of you out there who have had this exact reaction. I’ve loved pretty much everywhere I’ve gone to visit. But I have never felt the pull that I felt like I did when I was in Maine.

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