Just a Blog Away: Fishermen and Poets

There is so much creativity and wonder out there in the blogging world and I need to grab more of it in 2018.  That’s one of my goals for the new year. I don’t make resolutions because resolutions are notoriously bad at holding up over time. Goals, though, are doable. Specific. They can be tracked…

The Season of Unpixelated Wonder

Have you ever been so caught up in a moment of wonder, so captured by something, that the world stands still? For me, those moments are usually highly visual moments — which means that a whole lot of feelings are woven in and through an image captured only by my mind’s shutter. Those are probably…

WordPress Delivered My First Gift of Christmas

After Thanksgiving, I went into a bit of hibernation. Work and responsibilities at home don’t stop when I need downtime, so I’ve backed off in other areas where I have more control — which is why I’ve been a bit quiet for a week. My poor little blog hasn’t gotten much attention at all. But…

Happy Thanksgiving to my blogging world

So many things to be thankful for!  I’ve tried to spend the last month being really aware of the things I’m grateful for, but here are a few more, just for today: *So grateful to have my girls both home, making a mess out of the house.  Someday, there will be no one left to…

November Days of Gratitude: A blogging commitment

I just noticed that my little blog has 100 followers.  100!  I know . . . some of you are thinking, seriously? She’s excited about 100 followers? I remember when I taught first grade we would count the days until the 100th day of school.  It was a big deal for a big number.  100…

A Photo a Day: Hanging around Bozeman, MT. (and oh, yeah . . . a bear)

When we’re in Bozeman, I love to shop Main Street and discover new restaurants. Yes, they’re big on bison and steaks — but there are wonderful “other” options if you’re game. If you haven’t been to FEED in Bozeman, it may be one of my favorite places. Fresh and delicious — with darling decor. I’m…

A Photo a Day: On the Lookout for Bears in Montana

Truth is, there were so many people on the trail we decided to hike, that if there were a bear, he’d be annoyed by the mild traffic. But hindsight is 20/20 and even as the day was beautiful and the vistas breathtaking, I couldn’t help but worry a bit that we’d interrupt a bear nibbling…

A Photo a Day: Roadtrip to Montana!

Day #11 Just passed through Reno on our way to Bozeman, Mt.  The moonrise was spectacular and the lights of Reno were perfect for a few drive-by shots. Now, here I am in the car. Husband is driving and I have the full moon over my shoulder. The shots tonight are without any post-editing —…

A Photo a Day: A Tree Mystery

Day #9 We have a large tree outside that, every day for the past month, looks like it has been through a terrible storm — branches and leaves litter our driveway and fall on our cars. Thing is, we’ve had no storms — or wind, for that matter. Meanwhile, our driveway and our cars are…