Summer Day, Long Ago

My Grandpa Finch is in the backyard.  It is New Mexico.  It is summer and it is hot.  I sit in the shade of the old apricot tree, sprawling branches hang low and the leaves are lush.  It is a perfect tree.  From that tree my grandmother put up jars and jars and jars of … Continue reading Summer Day, Long Ago

Ketchikan Clouds

The prompt: Clouds. I look out my window for inspiration and am rewarded with a thick, dense, oppressive layer of clouds threatening to drop right down to the water.  It is a rainy day in here in Ketchikan, the puddles on my deck dance and ripple - there is a single fishing boat out on … Continue reading Ketchikan Clouds

A Little Help?

1 John 3:17 17 But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? I woke up, grabbed some coffee and read today's prompt, OPEN.  I thought, "Easy.  That will be easy."  Finished up morning chores, scanned FB and saw … Continue reading A Little Help?

Superstition

Superstition! Another great prompt and actually sort-of-perfect for this Friday the Thirteenth!  My mind just keeps jumping to the old Stevie Wonder classic, "Superstition."  I am listening to it and grooving right now - (do you see how I got yesterday's prompt in there too?)  I pulled up the lyrics for inspiration and boy-oh-boy did … Continue reading Superstition

Happy B-day: Groove On Baby Brother!

Happy Birthday Randy! This is a post dedicated to one of the most awesome people I know.  He is also someone who will call me out if I am too sappy or corny, and this is going to be, but I don't really care.  He.  Is.  Amazing. Resilient.  Charismatic and truthful to a fault. Let … Continue reading Happy B-day: Groove On Baby Brother!

Vintage Ramblings

Vintage.  Vintage is a good word.  Multiple ideas float to the surface and compete with each other... wanting to be written. Second hand stores... that hidden vintage treasure.  Going with my Grandmother when I was a little girl and hating the musty smell of it.  Going later, with purpose to find that glittery dress or … Continue reading Vintage Ramblings

Dappled Perfection

I ended a very long vacation yesterday and boy did my own bed feel good last night!  This trip was so long, so extended that what I did a month ago seems like a blur.  I actually regret that I did not take a break, give myself time to process the first part and then … Continue reading Dappled Perfection

Prompt of the day target.  Target.  Is it sad to hat Target stores are the first thing that comes to mind. Oh this material world. I have/ had an unusual relationship with places like Target. Like Fred Myers, like Macy’s or Nordstrom.  You see, for many, many years the small, isolated town where I lived … Continue reading

Cataract Meanderings

The prompt this morning is cataract.  Of course the obvious definition of the word is the eye condition.  I learned from reading another blog that cataract mean some sort of water fall or current.  But in my mind, I keep trying to make cataract mean boat.  And I am not sure why.  A google search … Continue reading Cataract Meanderings

To Julienne with Joy

Another food prompt!  Yay! When the girls were growing up we adopted a "divide and conquer" mentality.  One of us would cook dinner and the other would get the kids in the bath, or the laundry sorted so we actually had clothes the next day.  Maybe packing lunches or walking the dog or helping kids … Continue reading To Julienne with Joy