Prussian Crochet

Automation has made it possible to produce so many objects — from bread to shoes — without the intervention of human hands (assuming that pressing a button doesn’t count). What things do you still prefer in their traditional, handmade version?  This post is part of the Daily Prompt at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/handmade-tales/…. Continue reading

What a Week!

It has been one of those weeks!  I am emotionally spent, worn out and ready to move on.  One thing I have noticed as I grow older is that all this upheaval is hard to recuperate from.  I know everyone has these days (weeks) where their best laid intentions tank… Continue reading

Choices

rain fills shells picked for Nana. grandchildren went home. Continue reading

The Red Umbrella

It was sunny when you left home, so you didn’t take an umbrella. An hour later, you’re caught in a torrential downpour. You run into the first store you can find — it happens to be a dark, slightly shabby antique store, full of old artifacts, books, and dust. The… Continue reading

Metamorphosis

The revolution – must begin within. Change brings wisdom. (Image captured from Facebook on 7/21/14). Continue reading

I Was LIEBSTERED!

Last week I received the nicest message from Dorne Whale and her blog entitled,  “Write Dorne – Putting Life Into Words.”   Dorne nominated me for the Liebster Award which is a way for the blogging world to discover new blogs.  I was Liebstered and really surprised!  I am relatively new… Continue reading

Send on the JOY!

  I feel like I have finally arrived!  I love being retired and spending my time enjoying life.  I am sending positive vibes to mankind.  Enjoy your Saturday and spread the joy! ~Colleen~ (Image from Facebook, 7/25/14) Continue reading

Tropical Splendor

HOT orange blossoms – a tropical interlude. Mai-tai anyone? TGIF!  Mai-Tai Recipe: Recipe makes 1 gallon 2 cups light rum 1 cup dark rum 1 cup 151 proof rum 1 cup orange curacao (orange flavored liqueur) 1 cup almond flavored syrup 1 cup simple syrup 10 limes, juiced 1/2 gallon… Continue reading

Shine ON!

      (7/24/14 Image from http://notsalmon.com/) Continue reading

The Slough

As darkness pervades – frogs croak in deep song. Life begins anew. ~Colleen~ Continue reading