The Hawk and a Hummingbird

Early morning in these parts is a great time for a walk. With summer’s arrival, it’s about the only time we can walk without feeling we’re in a sauna. This morning turned into quite an adventure. As we rounded the bend at the pond, we were in the shadows of a very large hawk as…

Roses and View-Masters

Do you remember what a View-Master is? That wonder-filled, binocular-like instrument with a circular cardboard reel of images? With the click of my finger, I could be transported to places I’d never been. Oh, I wish I still had one. In fact, I think I spent so much time with my View-Master as a young girl…

The Surprise of Unmet Expectations

Much can be said about expectations. They bring delight, but oh the disappointment when they are not met! A few years ago, my husband Bill and I noticed that the pounds that had crept up on us. You know – those pounds that make you uncomfortable in some of your good clothes. So with summer…