A great day!

Yesterday was a red-letter day. I got my first Covid shot! It was easy, simple, fast and painless. I had it done at our local hospital, Lakeview, and they did a fantastic job. They were friendly, efficient, kind, and happy for every recipient that I saw walk through the door. What an uplifting environment. I … More A great day!

Out of the ordinary

I adore wild turkeys. They pal around in packs, their big, lumbering bodies looking like a motorcycle gang with their black slick coats; shimmering markings on the turkey’s back mimicking the patches on leather jackets. Their mannerisms can make me laugh, though. Walking in a single file line is one of them. It has always … More Out of the ordinary

The Hawthorn Tree

What a fantastic specimen of a tree. I planted these smaller, very dense, perfectly shaped trees in certain areas of the yard. In a group of three they create a nice fencing, but as a singular tree in the right area, they create their own aura. Because of their density, when covered in leaves you … More The Hawthorn Tree

A breakfast fit for…

well…anyone. Who doesn’t love breakfast?! There are so may delicious options to choose from — waffles, pancakes, crepes, eggs, bacon, toast with jam, bagels with creme cheese. I’d continue with more options but I’m ready to head back into the kitchen for “2nd breakfast” (“Lord of the Rings” fans will recognize the reference). Lately, Phil … More A breakfast fit for…


We’ve been living under a shroud of Mother Nature’s doing for the past week. No rays of bright sun have been allowed to penetrate the dense layering that has been living between the horizon and blue sky that lies patiently in wait. Although we have not been blessed with sunshine, we have been able to … More Enchanted