I was born and grew up in South Carolina but have spent the last 39 years of my life in North Carolina. Since North and South Carolina once were one state I consider myself a Carolinian. The previous name of South and North Carolina, “Carolina,” was a tribute to King Charles I of England. Later … More I Love North Carolina
I enjoy going to my home town in Upstate South Carolina. I was born in Greenville and grew-up there in a loving family. The first 22 years of my life were spent there, getting my education from first grade through a diploma school for nurses. My husband and I met there too. Greenville is at … More I Am Proud of My Home Town Greenville, SC
It is good to be quiet sometimes. Quietude is one of my simple pleasures. Quietude is a state of stillness, calmness, and quiet in a person or place, according to Wikipedia. For those who don’t know me well, I often seem rather loquacious, (I am into big words today!) And truly there is a part … More Quietude
Everyone has unusual experiences to share that make our lives more interesting and unique. Those events help make us who we are and give us stories to share with others too. The following are five of my most unique adventures but there will be more! I would enjoy hearing some from you all, if you … More Been There; Done That
Fallen tree still leafy. 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 … More People And Trees
Is it time to start pulling out your fall clothes? Since Fall begins on September 22 here are some photos of the beauty of changing leaves that I have collected over the past few years to help you transition into Autumn. Halloween will follow next.
Today I felt led to write this post about little things. Since I have had back problems 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 need … More Little Things
Being a photographer I always have my eyes open for stunning sunsets or sunrises. These are a few I am sharing with you in case you are tired of blog reading.
Since summer is almost over and fall will begin soon many of us are planning beach trips soon. There are others, like myself, who have to wait till later to go. So I thought I would give you some encouragement for your trips; as well as some beauty to soothe your longing for the beach. … More Beauty and the Beach Photos
Feisty: “to be bubbly, energetic, zesty, lively, and scrappy.” So how do we incorporate these qualities into our lives in our senior years? As we age it is so easy to stay home, thinking about the past or about the reasons we never do the things we want to do. My first recommendation is to … More Ten Ways to Be a Feisty Senior