I’m not much of a snow person, really. I grew up in the deep south where it rarely ever snowed, and then only a lite “dusting” that closed everything down.
But, I’ve had the opportunity to see enough snow to be content. I lived in Illinois for a couple of years. It snowed a great deal there. Too much for… Continue reading
In April, 2017, we attended am extraordinary concert at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. I blogged about it in more detail than usual because I found it so incredibly moving. The concert featured the work of pianist Denis Kozhukhin, and his encore was transcendent. That encore performance remains, to this day, the single most presentation of beauty I’ve ever… Continue reading
This spring has been incredibly rainy and astonishingly cold compared to Springtime in Atlanta or even here last spring. We’ve had mornings in the high 30’s in May! And we have had a total of almost 40″ of rain here at the house this year so far.
Storm after storm rolls in from the Pacific Ocean. Here is a four-picture… Continue reading
Our first winter here in the Pacific Northwest was cool and damp, as they tend to be. And, perhaps as a result, both of our bee hives left without a trace. I was sad to see that they had gone, though one of the hives was extremely aggressive.
So we decided to try to install 2 new bee hives this… Continue reading
Every morning and evening Steve feeds the birds in the flower garden. They expect it. They frequently gather at breakfast and dinner time awaiting their meals. And, frankly, Steve delights in feeding them.
We have a lot of small birds, doves, what we call quirky birds (They are the largest birds and prefer to walk or, more typically, run, and… Continue reading
Enjoy!As of this writing, all of these photos were shot on the iPhone X or iPhone 12 Max Pro. As new photos are added to this gallery, they automatically appear in the slideshow below.… Continue reading
We just had a good laugh remembering this experience in our lives:
Pepé Le Pew (Who remembers him?!)
Years ago now, when we lived in Los Angeles, Steve applied for a life insurance policy. The company sent a nurse out to our home to take a blood sample. When she arrived, she was very pleasant and cordial, but she had… Continue reading
Buying a new house is not as simple as just purchasing a place to live – as if that is a simple process. You then have to “make the place yours,” which goes well beyond deeds, lawyers, lots of money, and moving your stuff into the property. You personalize the new place – make it reflect your taste and preferences.… Continue reading
In the last few days I’ve seen a lot of worms, wooly bears, a few bees, a huge number of centipedes, a small snake, and one dragonfly. The poor dragonfly was at the end of its life. In reading Wikipedia, I learned that their adult lifespan can be as short as a few days and as long as 10 weeks.… Continue reading
We have had a very wet winter thus far – numerous storms coming in from the ocean. Yesterday we had storms coming and going with such speed the actual weather events looked as if they were a time-lapse. The clouds were moving incredibly fast.
After dinner I noticed the clouds looked especially dramatic. Additionally, sunset was fast approaching, and initially… Continue reading