World Photo Day

August 19th is World Photo Day. I didn’t take very many photographs today. But I did get a photograph of this Eastern Comma (polygonia comma). The Eastern Comma is a butterfly that changes color a bit. In the winter the hind wings are more reddish-orange (like the fore wings). In the summer it’s hind wings are more black (like the photo below).


I hope you enjoyed the butterfly.
Happy World Photo Day!

Garfield Making Himself Useful

The parking spot for the Subaru is underneath of a beech tree. Last spring, we had an issue with little wood mice wanting to store beech tree seeds under the hood of the Subaru. (That was a first.)

They weren’t getting inside of the vehicle. But apparently they thought under the hood was a great place to store seeds.

Interestingly enough, we haven’t had that problem this year…


Just Chillin’ in an Umbrella

We had a lot of rain on Thursday and my oldest daughter left her umbrella on the porch, for it to dry out.  The wind caught it and blew it onto the sidewalk, where Heathcliff promptly took it for his own.

I’m not really sure what the appeal would be, of laying inside an upside down umbrella. But…. I’m not really sure why Heathcliff does many of the things that he does.  🙂





Last year, after over 8 years of blogging, I decided to take a break. It was a wonderful break and I don’t regret it at all. But I’ve decided it’s time to come back – a little different than before – but come back.

I miss my readers and sharing the ridiculous, funny, ups and downs in life, and most importantly… hope.

Many things online have gotten stressful these days. It seems like everyone is talking about the drain they feel when they visit social media or the news, etc. I hope my site can be a bit of a respite from all of the politics and negativity.

So… what’s changed since I last updated here? Well… I’m now the mother of a teenager! Time flies! The kids are great and we have new rescue critters, who are always up to something silly. So there is never a dull moment around here.

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I hope everyone is having a great day!  🙂