Beach Bungalow · Cottage and Garden~ · Daily Prompt · Finding the BEST within me~ · Mindfulness and simplicity · seasons at the beach · Struggles~ · ~This Writing Life~

~escaping the vortex~

Shaken. Stirred. Smothered. It has been a bit of a noodle; this month of March. Wait. Add in February, too. Year in, Year out, these months test me. Weird situations occur, that I handle in ways I later regret. My nerves are edgy. My usual quite amazingly wise and stoic tolerance becomes irrationally depleted. I… Continue reading ~escaping the vortex~

Beach Bungalow · Beach love · birthdays and aging · Finding New Loves~ · Freedom · Mindfulness and simplicity · seasons at the beach · Working at home · ~This Writing Life~

~pen to paper

  It all began simply enough. Years of visiting a location that left me both enriched and yearning. The visual beauty of a place that nature had bestowed with a palette of delicious color. Tall quaking Aspens bending to each summer storm, and rustling as you napped. Clear streams that made your hands ache in… Continue reading ~pen to paper

Beach Bungalow · Beach love · Finding New Loves~ · Freedom · seasons at the beach · Struggles~ · Working at home · ~This Writing Life~

~I forgot…

I forgot my anniversary! Not intentionally, of course. And not the one I share with my beloved, goofy husband. Nope. This one is the anniversary of our move to Florida, just two years ago. Hurricane Matthew had just left the region a couple of weeks earlier, in 2016, when we rolled into Melbourne with two… Continue reading ~I forgot…

Beach love · Finding New Loves~ · Freedom · Mindfulness and simplicity · watercolors · Working at home · ~This Writing Life~

Looking up~

Seems to me that we are a species which is a bit unaware. I have watched people, at the beach, in the mall, out walking, or in the park…they look straight ahead, or downward. Sometimes, they even look at the person to whom they are speaking, although this is increasingly rare. For the most part,… Continue reading Looking up~

Daily Prompt · Freedom · Struggles~ · Working at home · ~This Writing Life~

Building that bunker~

SOOOO… my husband wants a bunker. Yes. Even as we live in Florida and his rather elaborate blueprints feature underground assemblages. He is animate this time, and frankly, I am quite unsure how to feel about it. The man has always wanted something similar since he prefers anything ‘off the grid’, protective, and apparently without… Continue reading Building that bunker~

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responsibility of a caretaker~

Just a bit of memory…2013 Boulder County Colorado. Flood. Picture from 9News. I found this photo to be beautiful, humbling, and deeply moving. We were fortunate, here where I live, to not have too much damage at our cottage…but just down the road in either direction it was difficult to believe the roads, land, trees,… Continue reading responsibility of a caretaker~