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
There are three kinds of reflections in the world: 1) the reflection of ourselves as we look in a mirror, similar to reflections seen in a clear calm lake or pond; 2) the reflection of ourselves as we notice how others respond to us, or are affected by us; 3) the reflection we do with … More How Do You Reflect?
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
I love to go to our Asheboro Zoo, in Asheboro, North Carolina. Until two years ago I went at least once a year with my friends to see what was new or what we may had missed on the last trip. But I alway enjoy the familiar, favorite animals. The zoo covers 2,600 acres (500 … More I Love the Asheboro Zoo!
One of my four favorite seasons 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 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
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
(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?
Where would our lives be without animals. From prehistoric times, they gave us food, their hides for shelter and clothing, tools for weapons, sewing, and creating other necessary items. We observed what they ate, how they protected themselves, where they moved for: warmer weather, better supply of foods, berries and nuts and so many other … More Amazing, Fascinating, Animals
Capturing the facial expressions of people is one of my guilty pleasures. They are fascinating. Often while waiting for someone or some event, I observe people and find it a delightful hobby. Their facial expressions, the way they move, the clothes they are wearing, what they are holding in their hands and who they are … More Portraits of Interesting People