Lil’ Rebel

The days assignment from the Daily Post: Transcript: For this week’s challenge, preserve something ephemeral by transforming it. . . . So let’s define “transcribing” as broadly as possible: you could share an old photo from your childhood album, or snap a photo of a handwritten note from your best friend when you were 11. Record yourself singing a tune that hasn’t made it to iTunes, draw a sketch of your favorite room in your grandparents’ house, or simply write down a memorable conversation that would otherwise be lost to time. I can’t wait to see what you dig up … Continue reading Lil’ Rebel

When Storms Come

Fall and winter equate to Turbulent times, but not just this year. No. Throughout history. I spent a few hours this evening going through a box containing memories: photos, letters, cards, school work I saved not only done by my children, but the children we fostered and my siblings, too. Memories of those whom I love and have loved. I see happy times within the pictures and read warming thoughts within the letters and cards. But times change. People change. Many of those young fresh faces so full of promise drifted away when storms came. Their storms. My storms. Yet I see … Continue reading When Storms Come

Developing Your Eye: Photography Day 1

Today’s assignment is: What does home look like to you? I am so non-mechanical that cameras are hard for me to understand. We recently had to purchase a new “family” camera because  of a sort of funny incident. We had our two granddaughters up here for the month of July and the younger one had a birthday during that month. Well, while they were here I had t hem working on a scrapbook about t he things they were doing while with grandma and grandpa and so there were a ready supply of poster paper, fancy schmancy scissors, photos printed … Continue reading Developing Your Eye: Photography Day 1

The September Song

September is a time for warm sunshine between rain storms; fire smoke, football (Go Hawks!) and hunting. It’s a rough and tumble time of year , early fall. It’s a time of  year for mulled cider, and starting homemade items to give as presents come Christmas because all those presents take longer to make than you think and before you know it there will be others over wanting to work on their gifts at your place and when that happens, you’ll have to have theirs already finished and hid. It’s a time wild birds get drunk on Madrona berries and … Continue reading The September Song