Foggy Morning Blues

I awoke this morning to another lovely sunrise through the horse-hole in my backyard – a foggy sunrise.  I wish I could photograph the horses sticking their heads through when the fog is swirling like this. It would make a pretty sight. Well Team Pepper, we made it.  Day 30. … Continue reading

Gratitude Sunday–What Are you Grateful For This Week?

Colline from Colline’s Blog, hosts a weekly Gratitude Project challenge that I really enjoy participating in.  This post helps to ground me and reassess myself each week.  It is exhilarating! Thanksgiving is right around the corner which should leave everyone excited in the anticipation of a fine meal.  In addition,… Continue reading

SoCS–“In” -spiration

Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt this week was all about using the prefix “in,” any way we thought possible.  Inspiration came to my mind first… then infidel.  Crazy word combination so I am going with inspiration! There are many types of inspiration:  holiday, writing, reading, clothes, decorating, etc.  I… Continue reading

Creative Writing INSPIRATION

Visual images have always inspired me to write.  Today I share some images that should help us get through the end of our NaBloPoMo and Team Pepper challenges (Yes, I am tired too!): (Image Credit: Classroom Collective) NOW LETS GET BACK TO WRITING!! Tomorrow is another day.  Stay smiling and… Continue reading

Cranberries–The Jewels of Autumn

Do you love cranberries?  I do!  Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the top season for cranberries.  They actually grow on bushes in bogs where the water is used to insulate them against the cold of brutal winters.  Once the bog is drained in the spring, the bushes produce… Continue reading

Goal Setting in a Blog World

I started my blog journey on March 26, 2014 with not a clue as to where I was headed with my blog.  I knew I wanted to write and share my journey into my retirement years, even though I was not sure how I wanted to do it.  I did… Continue reading

Photography 101-Playing With Light

Weekend mini-projects from Photography 101: Study light throughout the day. Select one single location or object to which you’ll return to see how the light changes — and how it affects this particular shot. Snap test shots during each session, so you can compare the results. If you don’t want… Continue reading

Flickering Flames

  Flames flicker in the heavy breeze from the open window, as raindrops spit against the glass – falling, rhythmic, keeping time. Wet spatters slide. Tears fall, like rivulets filling the ocean of my heart. Flames sputter, stutter, go out. Love and longing searching for a remedy. Air so heavy… Continue reading

BLOG Hop II–The Name Game

Mark Bialczak, as team coordinator for Team Pepper of this year’s NaBloPoMo came up with a great idea!  He has started a Blog Hop called the Name Game. Here Are the Rules: 1. Write a paragraph or two about somebody from an ordinary walk of life with an unordinary name…. Continue reading

Persimmon–An Asian Fruit

Have you ever heard of persimmons?  Since moving back to Florida a couple of years ago, I have had the best time discovering all kinds of different plants to grow and eat.  My neighbor, Su, shared some of these orange gems with me and they are fabulous! Persimmons taste like… Continue reading