New Phone – New Blog Theme

Time can slip away so quickly, and good intentions get me nowhere fast. Unless I sit down to write, there is nothing on the page – or blog. Recently, my Samsung Galaxy S3 started giving me trouble. The old phone was dropping calls every time I used it. Sometimes, the caller and I just gave…

My Languishing Blog

My blog has been neglected. When I started blogging in 2012, I was very enthusiastic about the idea. I don’t know that I am less interested than I used to be, but for a long while, I seem to have lost something to say. I think I have lost my muse. I’m not sure if…

Temptation

When thinking about temptation, my first thoughts go to chocolate. That is a nice safe topic. Not today. Today my temptation is not so innocent. It is about a behavior that I find unattractive in others, and yet, I want to engage in it right now. I’m not proud. If anything, let this encourage all…

Animals – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Wild Colonial Spanish Mustangs, long ago left on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, still live on its northern most beaches. These horses used to run free throughout the islands, but as houses were built and more and more people arrived, the horses were being put at risk of being hit by cars. They are…

France In Virginia

My friend and I often eat at this casual French cafe when we go to lunch. We have occasionally dined elsewhere, but this is our favorite spot. It is somewhere between our two geographic addresses and we can sit and talk for hours. I often order the same meal. My favorite is the Crepes Romanoff. It…

Sacred

At the risk of being cliche, today’s prompt made me think: Life is sacred. Yesterday, I attended funeral services for a young woman, who took her own life at the mere age of twenty-seven-years-old. Her pain must have felt great. Her pain has ended. Pain, in the form of grief, has come to rest on…

It’s Not This Time of Year Without…

The upcoming Christmas holiday inspires home improvement projects in our house. Yes, every year. The Daily Post Photo Challenge: It’s Not This Time of Year Without…

My Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a day of gratitude, family, friends, and too much food, if you are fortunate. I am grateful for these things, but I find myself spending this holiday with just me and my husband, for the second year running. Of all the holidays we celebrate in the U.S., it is my favorite. Growing up,…

Windows

One of my favorite places I have ever lived …

Magic – Look Up

Magic is found in so many wonderful places. I tend to be a sky gazer, and if I just look up, I am often awestruck by the magical orbs and weather phenomena that can be seen there.

Houses

A farm house and barn in a valley near Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Houses and/or Barns The White House in Washington, D.C. It is where every U.S. President and their families live. Edgar Allan Poe House in Philadelphia. It is now a museum run by the National Park Service. Almost thirty…

Local

My heart isn’t really where I live…