This abundant exhibition of beauty is truly a gift from God.  I am blessed to be surrounded by all of it in my yard this year — particularly since I am not much of a gardener or grounds-keeper. I thought I’d share the beauty with my readers in this little slide show.  Depending on theContinue reading “AZALEAS ABOUNDING!”

Slideshow Featuring Photographs by Terry Valley

This post is my first experiment with the slideshow apparatus. I decided it would be a good time to try to feature several more photos by Terry Valley, a good friend and professional photographer from Wisconsin.  It’s sweet of him to allow me to use his photos to do this experiment.  I hope it turnsContinue reading “Slideshow Featuring Photographs by Terry Valley”

Tribute To An “Ordinary” Poet

My mother was a beautiful woman, inside and out.  She was kind, generous, gracious, and hospitable to everyone she come into contact with. She loved people, and she saw “specialness” in very ordinary people and very ordinary events in life.  Then she celebrated that “specialness” in poetry. Yes, my mother was a poet.  I don’tContinue reading “Tribute To An “Ordinary” Poet”