China · cooking · Dinnertime · photographs · Wordpress Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge–Dinnertime

This week’s Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge theme is Dinnertime, and I was reminded of my trip to China some years ago. We were guests in a small community and to honor our presence the villagers prepared a banquet for about 60 of us. These pictures are of these lovely people chopping, cleaning, and cooking the meal in… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge–Dinnertime

Backpacks · humor · luggage · traveling

Are You a Backpack Specialist?

Packing for a trip has become a job, in and of itself. How much to pack?  How to pack?  What type of luggage? And the list goes on and on. In anticipation of a 2+ week trip sometime in the next year, I’ve begun looking at options. Not that I don’t have a closet full… Continue reading Are You a Backpack Specialist?

photographs · reblog · thoughts · traveling

Wandering and Exploration

Originally posted on View Pacific:
“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T.S. Eliot We might imagine that we’re covering vast distances as we continue living, seeking, and growing. Might it be possible that…

Big Apple · humor · Phones · Seri · traveling

Seri, Don’t Leave Me Again!

I think I discovered the seeds in The Big Apple on my recent visit to New York City. The ‘seeds’ are the various Apple stores that are located throughout the city, providing the internal life of communication to the millions of people attempting to stay connected via voice, text, photos, and emails. My trusty phone… Continue reading Seri, Don’t Leave Me Again!

Challenges · Foto Challenge · humor · photographs · Pictures · reblog


Originally posted on Travels and Trifles :
“He who leaps for the sky may fall. But he may also fly.” Lauren Oliver AAAACK !! This past spring I posted about a photo shoot I did with some friends on a private farm that had become an incredible bird sanctuary. When I saw this week’s challenge “Oops”,…

antiques · Beauty · blogging 201 · fairs · friends · furnishings · humor · junk · musings

But Its My Junk!

Now I don’t want to appear judgmental about what folks like and don’t like, but I must admit I’m a bit surprised at people’s taste in decorating. In a recent post I wrote about walking around the antique fair tents and being absolutely amazed what people want and are willing to buy. Then they put those interesting… Continue reading But Its My Junk!

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Fav Foto Friday #12 Change of Plans

Just returned from a road trip to North and South Carolina, but turned back after reaching Cumberland Gap because of torrential rains and hurricane warnings. Headed back west until blue skies appeared in Kentucky and Arkansas. The pictures were some taken during that wet and then sunny journey.     Fav Foto Friday #12 URL       … Continue reading Fav Foto Friday #12 Change of Plans

antiques · blogging 201 · gardens · humor · junk · yards

Who Wouldn’t Want This?

The twice a year antique fair is underway and thousands of people are scouring the tents to find something they just can’t live without. I took a walk through just one section of the miles of displays and was amazed at some of the unique items that someone surely wanted. Why else would they be… Continue reading Who Wouldn’t Want This?

aging · blogging 201 · Challenges · failures · family · friends · humor · ideas · Life · love · memories · money · musings · successes · thoughts · traveling · vacations

What Does Failure Look Like?

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse than to never have tried” – Theodore Roosevelt Today’s post is a result of the weekly challenge from My Red Page about the above quote. It seems to me that there is a blurry line between failure and success; a line based on one’s perception… Continue reading What Does Failure Look Like?