Category Archive: Family

Shifting Shades of Gray (Photo Friday: Black and White)

  ***** ***** Clear choice: Black or White, Save for some who toss; lost ‘tween Shifting shades of gray. ***** *****

“Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry”

*** As I peruse my vacation photos from last year I pause at this one, the personification of this week’s Photo Friday theme: SUNLIGHT. Anticipation, mixed with a healthy dose of nostalgia, overwhelms… Continue reading

Silent Sunday

Green Dream-scapes

***** Our times were strewn with rolling dunes of green, And in the grey-between the castle stood, A beacon, calling all to join the scene, To marvel at the place where we oft… Continue reading


Between the Elms and White Birch boughs, He swoops to seek his sustenance. Between the thrush, the finch and doves, He jockeys for a place perchance. Between their flurried rush he sees, His opportunity to… Continue reading

Summertime (Photo Friday: Simplicity)

*****   Lazy, languid morn, Dampened, sparkling blades of green A dogs life… indeed! ***** I marvel at the calm serenity I feel on viewing this photo – a simple snapshot of my… Continue reading

Extra! Extra!

Extra, Extra This was written for the Weekly Photo Challenge: A beautiful photo is one thing, but a photo with an unexpected detail has personality and pop. This week, share a photo that… Continue reading

My Father’s Garden

It was the antithesis of his back-breaking days and skin-cracked nights. After a workday of job-site floors and walls, back-splashes and hearths – unique patterns, lovingly placed, grouted, washed and polished; he’d grab… Continue reading

Room: No Vacancy

No Vacancy They cluster as they always have before, While hidden in the bramble bush I spy, Awaiting welcome sign that beckons, sure I’ll fly to join the flock before they hie. As… Continue reading

Back to School

This week is the run-up to BlogU 2014, and though I will likely be the most ‘senior’ blogger in attendance, I am looking forward to sharing a blog-focused weekend with my daughter, a… Continue reading


  The first time she was lost, an injured bird, She’d wondered where she’d erred, how this could be, Accepting blame, she bought in to ‘absurd’ With opened arms, the truth had set… Continue reading

Work of Art: Antipasto

In response to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art: “Art ” isn’t just paintings and sculptures, it can be anything in which we find beauty and meaning – even food.  Show us… Continue reading

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