Friday, August 14, 2020

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Hoping you find some time to celebrate! You deserve it.

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday ~ 1994
Islamorada, The Keys, Florida
Islamorada is a village encompassing 6 of the Florida Keys. It is a little piece of Paradise.
Mr. Magic and I spent a week in Islamorada for a few years back in the 90s. Although we haven't been back for a very long time, the memories we made while there are fresh in my mind. If you want some quiet relaxing time to unwind, this is a great place to go.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020


Wherever mom goes, I follow.

Good Advice

Jake says "Take time to smell the flowers".

Monday, August 10, 2020

Tiny Visitor

Tiny visitor this afternoon.



The Hostas are blooming below my studio window.  Spending all this time at home, I am blessed to enjoy nature's beauty.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Virginia Sky

Our beautiful sky this evening.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

After the Rain

Out for a stroll after the rain.

Rain and a Rainbow

 We had a lovely evening shower with a rainbow to follow.

Praise and Rays

I was behind this car yesterday.  Loved the license plate.  Then saw this sky shortly after!  
Praise and Rays!

A Sweet Surprise

 Kelli, You are one of the sweetest people I know ~ so loving, caring, and generous.  I love the little doxie charm and appreciate the love and time you put into this dear little surprise package.  Thank you SO much!!  ♥♥

Friday, August 7, 2020

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday ~ January, 1973
This was at Kent State University. I was the Office Manager of the Radio/TV Information Office at this time. Very interesting job. One of my duties was lining up a personality to be interviewed on the weekly KSU radio show. I met some interesting people during my time there. This was my last job at KSU. Casey was born on the 11th of October and my life as a "mom" began.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Slow Boat to USA

Received these two great Art Cards from Mariette Hebert of Vancouver today.  We were concerned they were lost.  Mariette mailed them on June 24th - It took 43 days for them to get here!  I'm happy they finally arrived!!
"Aboriginal/Dot Art" and "The Adventures of Blue Dog"


Rest in Peace
Dick Goddard
Cleveland Channel 8 - Best Meteorologist
1931 ~ 8-4-2020

News From Australia

The Freedom Bird Project
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Thank you Audrey whose beautiful bird flew all the way from Roanoke, Virginia, USA.  It took it's time across the miles but so glad she made it.

Feeling Better

My goodness! All those get well wishes did the trick. I wasn’t expecting all the love I received. I just wanted to share the photo of my sweet nurse Jake.
I am back to normal this morning. I missed taking one BP pill this week - perhaps that threw me off. I sure feel for anyone who deals with dizziness often. It was not pleasant.
I sincerely THANK YOU so much for the love.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Sweet Jake

I woke up dizzy this morning and haven't felt good all day.  Stayed in bed till about an hour ago - I came out onto the back porch thinking I might feel better getting some fresh air.  Little Jake has stayed by my side all day.  He is now curled up on a quilt on the porch next to my chair.  He is such a dear. 

Journal Jam

My journal spread from yesterday's on-line Journal Jam with Effy Wild.
"Always choose to be filled with joy..."

Monday, August 3, 2020

Vendor Night

It's getting to the point where I will be disappointed if I don't see a deer or two on my way home from Vendor Night.
This evening, these two stopped along the lane long enough for me to photograph them.  I think they are beginning to know who I am.

A Yard Full of Bucks

 WOW!!  Six bucks in the back yard this afternoon.  I can't believe it.  We seldom see bucks.  SIX!!!


August 3, 1996
Today is our 24th Anniversary.  We enjoyed 10 years together in Alliance, Ohio, 1 in South Carolina, and 13 here in Virginia.  Now on to 25 and seeing what adventures life has in store for us.

Full Moon

It was cloudy most of the day, so I didn't think we would see the full moon tonight.  But here it is beautiful and bright with Saturn and Jupiter both off to the upper right.


 It was a magical evening.  Along with the buck, I saw this doe, this fawn and bunny in front of my Rose of Sharon bushes, a rainbow, the sun setting through the trees, and of course my Crepe Myrtle that I can't stop looking at.

Sunday, August 2, 2020


I was SO excited this evening!  This young buck posed for me on the side of our lane this evening.  I had time to really look at him.  Isn't he handsome?