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