SUNDAY POST: WONDERFUL

For Jake’s Sunday Post theme, I am posting something that I posted in my old blog.  It was my little attempt to capture the beauty and magic  of a baby.   Jake’s theme this week is “WONDERFUL”.   I was thinking about those things that I consider wonderful:  flowers, ponds, vacations, scenery, a delicious birthdayContinue reading “SUNDAY POST: WONDERFUL”

SUNDAY POST: TOYS

I think we are overrun with toys. With four children at home, that is hardly surprising. Even if a child gets toys only during birthdays and Christmases from us and some relatives, those toys will eventually accumulate over time. After seven years, our house is packed. There are toys in the attic, in the basement,Continue reading “SUNDAY POST: TOYS”

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: BIG (DAY IN A BIG APPLE FARM)

One fine autumn Saturday, we went to an apple farm. We have been battling a bad case of cabin fever and my husband thought that a change of scenery would be a good way to air out our foggy brains. That was exciting. For the many years or so that I’ve been in this country,Continue reading “WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: BIG (DAY IN A BIG APPLE FARM)”

SUNDAY POST: DELICIOUS (Birthday Cakes)

When I read Jake’s theme for this week’s Sunday Post,  I immediately knew what I wanted to share.  For months now, I have been thinking of compiling in one place  the photos  of the birthday cakes that we have so far made for our children. Neither my husband nor I is a cake maker.  MyContinue reading “SUNDAY POST: DELICIOUS (Birthday Cakes)”

A SEASONAL RITUAL

There’s a nip in the air the sun is a little mild leaves are turning yellow I think fall has arrived.   The exodus of summer clothes to the attic will  begin that with open drawers we’ll welcome  fall clothes’ reign.   Then starts the confusion of putting clothes in their places- they’ve been wizenedContinue reading “A SEASONAL RITUAL”

TRAVEL THEME: RED

  THE TALE OF THE RED FISH POLE There was a little boy who so wanted to fish his father bought him a fish pole the cheapest one there is. It brought sighs of longing the pole remained unused summer is almost over “will I ever fish?” the boy mused. Then one day in SeptemberContinue reading “TRAVEL THEME: RED”

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: MERGE

I scratched my head when I learned about the prompt.  I do not know how to use photoediting software to be able to merge photos.  And right now, my mind is preoccupied with a million things to be done to get back in the daily routine (after another long break) and to prepare for theContinue reading “WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: MERGE”

CLASH OF THE TITANS

One  fateful sunny afternoon in Maine,  before a crowd of a million blackflies, the gladiators’ might was  tested.  Severely tested. They came armed with the sharpest of swords and the mightiest of shields, and the sturdiest of ……… noodles(?!) – to settle once and for all the question – ‘who  giggles the loudest”, ” criesContinue reading “CLASH OF THE TITANS”