Wednesday, June 21, 2023


When you're a kid, summer is the best. Nothing to do but play. Mom would schedule swimming lessons at the nearby state park and probably a week of vacation bible school but beyond that, the days were carefree.

I grew up in upstate New York and our family summer vacation destination was usually Atlantic City, NJ. The only preparation that I remember was shopping for new clothes and a new bathing suit. Kids didn't worry about hotel reservations, getting the car ready, finding maps because we sure didn't have GPS back then. 

As an adult, my most recent vacation trip (2021) was a disappointment to say the least. All of the planning... I had such high expectations. 


Thursday, June 15, 2023


Overnight, everyBUDy opened! I've been watching these buds daily and they finally bloomed... all of them. 

Monday, June 12, 2023

Painting and Baking

 Still missing my buddy Beau.

Still painting; not every effort is successful but I'm putting paint to paper and that's what is important to me.

Cookies... they're not supposed to be so flat but they taste good.