Tuesday, January 17, 2017


You can't get there from here.

For the New Year, I wrote on my chalkboard:  "12 New Chapters, 365 New Chances". No pressure there, right? I only know that change doesn't happen if you don't make a move. Right, left, up, down... just move off center.

I have long been of the mindset that each day I should do something that makes it different from yesterday. Not momentous things necessarily; simply make something different, new, better.

Monday, January 16, 2017

One Line

Each day I give thanks.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Here we go again

2017. Already. 

Christmas is back in the basement... again. The house always looks dull after I take down the tree and lights. Add the dreary landscape and January looks bleak indeed. But I've decided to try another photo-a-day project because I've become a very lazy photographer. I partly blame my phone camera. I tend to 'snap' a picture instead of putting a little thought into comp, lighting, etc. So I will have to utilize the winter bleakness as best I can.

We will see.

Thursday, December 01, 2016


I have been overthinking what to hang on my newly painted hallway wall. Photographs? Watercolors? A search-for-frames mission to the upstairs closet led me to a long lost watercolor. Back in the early '90s, I did several versions of this theme - 'hidden scene (usually a beach) revealed by tearing back the paper'.

Anyway, I thought I had either sold or given away all of them but this was way back in the closet. Dust it off, hang it up. 

Friday, October 28, 2016

Better Late

I almost didn't make the annual trip to North Georgia to see the leaves. There was no reason, I just hadn't made plans to go. Then I decided to just go already!. I wasn't sure if the trees would be bare by this time of the year, but there was lots of fall color to be seen. 

And now Autumn feels complete. :)

Monday, October 10, 2016

Had to get out

I was so aggravated by the posts on social media this morning, I had to get out of the house. Shutting down the computer wasn't enough. So I went to the park. I was hoping to find a little color, since it's still too early for most of the trees. I found a few spots and of course, reflected sky is always calming.

And when I got home, I had received my copy of Vivian Howard's new cookbook. I don't buy cookbooks anymore. I used to, but in a cleaning frenzy, I donated all but one or two. (I wasn't using them; it's too easy to find recipes on Pinterest, etc.) But I've watched Vivian's show on PBS and I'm a big fan. :)

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Autumn finally arrived!

The temperatures have cooled and so the a/c is OFF and the windows are open. I'm loving the energy I get from fresh, cool air. 

Anyway, the garden keeps giving and so today I am attempting to make tomato sauce using my home-grown tomatoes and basil. My 'crop' is just enough for me to keep up with and consume. 

Happy Fall!