Last year, all four of our children (plus a husband, a boyfriend, and three of our friends from work) all gathered for a big Thanksgiving dinner and pie-and-cheesecake affair. We do pie right. Thirteen desserts for eleven people. But this year, we are by ourselves. … Continue readingEmpty Chairs and Undone Puzzles
While in Lofoten this past May, I spent a few days exploring the islands by car. One of the places I visited was Unstad, which has a nice beach that is popular with—believe it or not—surfers. It’s a pretty area, but … Continue readingRaking the Grass in Lofoten
As mentioned in an earlier post, last month I spent a few hours exploring the Painted Hill Trail in Tucson, Arizona. In that post, I alluded to a bizarre crested saguaro—well, this is it. … Continue readingThumbs-Up!
Story Last month I decided to explore the Painted Hill Trail in Tucson, Arizona, and take some pictures. It is only a couple miles from my house, but was new to me. It is a recently-developed trail and loops over and around some small hills … Continue readingSurrounded!
There are a large number of interesting old buildings hidden along the roads near East Camden, Arkansas. Most seem to be related to munitions production, storage, and transportation during the Second World War. At some point, many of these were abandoned and are in various states of decay. There are rail sidings, loading docks, and the like in abundance. … Continue readingMuntin Wood
I visited southern Arkansas in mid-July as summer storms were rolling through: during a short two-hour visit to Cane Creek State Park, I was continually soaked either from repeated downpours or my own sweat. If I had just been hot and drenched and uncomfortable… … Continue readingSwinging Liana