Tag: photographs


This is my own A-to-Z Challenge for the month of June — likes and dislikes. I’ve fallen behind but haven’t given up! If you want to join me, just add a comment naming something you like and something you don’t like that begin with… Continue Reading “House”

Sunset – Sunrise

Last night, I picked Mary up at 8:30. She had to work late because of induction weekend. Everywhere in Cooperstown, it’s all hands on deck. On the way home, I kept saying, “Look at that sunset!” It was red and orange and gorgeous. She… Continue Reading “Sunset – Sunrise”

Good-bye, Odyssey

Bud said that he woke up in the middle of the night wondering if it was the right decision. I reminded him all the reasons why — the catalytic converter, the exhaust system, the timing belt, the short circuits in the electrical system. Still,… Continue Reading “Good-bye, Odyssey”

Lakefront Park

I clearly remember that morning. I had tossed and turned all night. My thoughts were a twisting turning knot of turmoil. Before dawn, I left the house and drove to the lake. Water soothes me. If I lived near the ocean, I’m sure I would have… Continue Reading “Lakefront Park”


“Did I do anything for your last birthday?” I asked Laurel this morning. I honestly couldn’t remember. Laurel’s birthday and my mother’s deathday were too close together. “Uh-huh,” she answered. “You made rice.” Not really sure that will win me any parenting awards. Rice.… Continue Reading “November”

Swimming Posters

I loved the idea of reenacting a piece of art for this week’s photo challenge: Life Imitates Art But what to do? I asked Laurel if she would sit on my lap and put her hand on my cheek, like a Mary Cassatt painting,… Continue Reading “Swimming Posters”


V is for Vulture. We’re getting to the end of this alphabet challenge and I’m starting to feel punchy. I thought about posting my picture taken at Laity Lodge of a turkey vulture and then accompanying it with vulture jokes. But when I started looking… Continue Reading “Vulture”


T is for Threshold. Since I had been to Laity Lodge the previous year, I knew where to head as soon as I arrived.  A place called Threshold. Last year I spent a lot of time inside Threshold. I sat on the cold stone… Continue Reading “Threshold”


M is for multiple things. Like Monticello.  That’s where the bus broke down. It’s so easy to mentally go back to those broken down places. But M is also for Moving  On.  It may be easy to go back, but it’s also important to… Continue Reading “Magnificent”