Turns of Phrase that Caught My Attention

On occasion I come across an expression that really catches my attention. Often, it’s a turn of phrase that, for whatever reason, makes me laugh. Sometimes it’s simply a word rarely used today. I’ve taken to jotting these down to share later. So, here is my latest collection. The Butterfly Speaks! From the Australian TV series, Please Like Me, some… Continue reading

The Grumpy Bernie Sanders Chic at the Inauguration (Update 3)

One of the delightful memes that was unexpectedly created from photos taken at President Biden and Vice President Harris’ inauguration is, of course, the Mittened Grumpy Bernie Sanders Chic photo. The photo-journalist who shot the original photograph shown below is Brendan Smialowshi. In the photo he is wearing a pair of mittens handmade1 and given to him two years ago… Continue reading

Today: US Coup Attempt by Domestic Terrorists Deliberately Incited by Donald Trump

I’ve tried exceptionally hard not to write much about politics in the last year or so, but right now I’m furiously angry. I write this post to document US history and begin a conversation about who is to blame and the need for accountability. Today Donald Trump and his cronies addresed a crowd of 30,000 supporters and incited them to… Continue reading

Crepuscular Light

I recently encountered this phrase and was unfamiliar with it. Apparently it refers to light rays, beams of light emanating from a bright source through enough atmospheric haze or debris as to cause those beautiful rays of light: crepuscular light. Crepuscular rays or “God rays” are sunbeams that originate when the sun is below the horizon, during twilighthours.[3] Crepuscular rays… Continue reading

Deadly, Beautiful, & at the End of Our Driveway

We were told that our property has many mushrooms, and the with rainy weather, we are beginning to see more and more of them. I downloaded an app that identifies mushrooms from photos you take. It provides the name and information about the mushroom. This afternoon I shot this photo of a mushroom at the end of the driveway by… Continue reading

Crater Lake

On the drive from Atlanta to the Oregon coast, we stopped at Crater Lake in south-central Oregon for an early morning visit. We beat the traffic and long line at the entrance. The air was chilled and refreshing. The views were gorgeous! With a depth of 1,949 feet, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and the… Continue reading