Invisible Me

Invisible Me

  When one reaches a certain age, attains a veritable number of years, one becomes invisible. You don’t believe me? It’s true. Maybe it’s the white hair that puts up that Invisibility Cloak; maybe it’s the wrinkles; I’m not sure what triggers this phenomenon. For example, in a room full of younger people, the conversation […]

Laura’s Fury

Laura’s Fury

Is anybody else mesmerized by hurricanes? I watched as Hurricane Laura approached the Gulf last night, anxiously waiting to hear where she landed and with what force. Cameras showed bending trees and flying debris as the fury of a category four hurricane struck¬† Lake Charles, Louisiana. And then, this morning, daylight is showing the destruction. […]

Signs

Signs

This morning, I stooped down to pick up a something on the floor. It jumped! So did I. The “something”¬† was actually a small, black cricket. This is cricket weather–one of the signs that fall is approaching and summer is winding down. There are other clues that autumn is waiting in the wings, ready to […]

On the Trail

On the Trail

“Our last night in Amarillo,” I said and sighed. We three women huddled under warm afghans tucked around us in Sophie’s wicker rockers on her front porch. The starry sky seemed almost close enough to touch. The lonely cry of a coyote rose and fell on the wind. A Crossfire Roadster wheeled into Sophie’s driveway […]

Those Amazing Little Pop-Ups

Those Amazing Little Pop-Ups

Yesterday afternoon, as I went to the mailbox, I glanced up the hill and there they were, white and shiny even from a distance. Several pop-up mushrooms or toadstools graced my neighbor’s yard. Of course, my trusty camera and I couldn’t pass up this chance. For some reason, mushrooms remind me of Ireland. Why is […]

Grab That Thought

Grab That Thought

  John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough defeated the French and Bavarians on August 2, 1704. Who knew? And, today, who cares? But, if you were the Duke or his British soldiers at that time, you cared a lot! If any one individual was ever the¬†inspirations for stories of intrigue, mystery, action, or romance, it was […]

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