The Beauty of Birds

I am developing a new hobby. My porch/patio has bushes in front of it and a lovely, little red maple tree. It is a wonderful place to eat breakfast on cool mornings. I can feel a little touch of nature almost at my fingertips. Birds and squirrels look for the birdseed I spread around under … More The Beauty of Birds

Life With Norie

This lengthy isolating stay in my home during this last Covid year has been made more tolerable and even enjoyable by the joys, challenges, interesting behavioirs and fun, that is my black cat, Norie. She has what I consider some pretty intelligent methods of communication. She is a pro at making me laugh; giving me … More Life With Norie

Winter Beauty

One of my four favorite seasonsĀ  year is winter. (Yes, for various reasons, I love each one. I’ve seen them all from South Carolina to western, mountainous and eastern North Carolina; some Southern states get hit with hurricanes more often than the rest of the South. But other parts of the South get hit by … More Winter Beauty

I Love Trees

I am, and have been for a long time a “tree hugger.” Being a teenager in the 60s, I was a “flower child” of sorts. I loved living things and nature. I have always had a special bond with trees. Trees are a life form I love and respect. These sentinels of nature have “seen” … More I Love Trees

Little Things

Today I felt led to write this post about little things. Since I have had back problems for for several years now, I know there are some things I can not do without having pain sooner or later. A little back ache after being on my feet for hours without rest tells me that I … More Little Things

A Cat or A Husband?

(This post is for humor. It is not a scientific comparison.) I live with one cat, Norie. My husband died in 2009. While remaining open minded to a new relationship, I wonder how living with a cat compares to living with a husband. Norie is a black, personality-loaded pantherette. She is funny, easy to get … More A Cat or A Husband?