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2017, Here I Come!

Hello dear readers! I hope this post finds you well and enjoying the New Year. I certainly am. Darling daughter is here on the island with me for her holiday break from school. 735 more words


The Moon and Venus

On New Year’s Day

As pictured on the evening of New Year’s Day 2017.

Clay pigeon shooting earlier in the afternoon.

The result.

On target.

Ready and waiting.


It's More than a Big Meal

Thanksgiving was a very special time this year.  In recent years Rock and I had been entertained at our oldest child’s home, but this year I wanted to do the entertaining again, and so, the ritual of preparing for Thanksgiving dinner all came back to me.  697 more words


Rainy days

What to do on a rainy day? You ask. This question has been pondered by many throughout time and still people wander aimlessly with no real answer, vaguely trying to amuse themselves whether it be through an electronic device such as their phone, television, laptop, Xbox or PlayStation, or something more traditional such as a book. 204 more words


Hips, Thighs, and the Nanaimo Factor

Many thanks to my good friend Jeff Buckman for introducing me to the sport of snowshoeing. Having spent most of my adult life in the Great White North, I shouldn’t have needed a guy from Pennsyltucky to perform this essential function. 652 more words


Half Frame

Last month, I bought a film camera called Olympus Pen EE3. It’s a half frame camera, and one of the recommended point and shoot cameras for beginners according to a lot of websites I searched through. 332 more words


This and That

While I was thrifting with Jane last week in southern Maryland, I hit the Lenox jackpot at the thrift store in Solomons, MD! My mom has a Lenox problem, I mean, collection. 155 more words