Spring heading toward summer

Water over the falls

All is eternal 

Cousin Camp 2015

All PostsCousin Camp in Winter Park, Summer 2015I would have loved to have been able to be there and enjoy seeing them all together. I hope they continue to enjoy each other's company as they grow up.

After the Ball

I wonder what she's thinking... Not many good shots from this year's dance recital. The lighting is difficult, to say the least. But, I do like this one.

OLLI: Writing our lives

The is the 3rd or 4th time round that I have taken part in the "Writing Our Lives" class offer through our local OLLI@Auburn organization (Osher Lifelong Learners Institute at Auburn). I'm just a beginner! The class is filled with people who have been there for many...

Instant Pot Steel cut Oats

This method takes only a bit less time, but you don’t have to babysit it. Put it in the Instant Pot, set the timer, come back later when it’s all done. I make 3-4 servings at a time, then reheat in the microwave.

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Christmas in Florida

Christmas in FloridaThe "boys" got a little crazy on Christmas Day. Sad to say "2 hour delivery" was not available on Christmas Day. Unable to find a Santa suit to wear while water skiing around Lake Berry, they resorted to squeezing themselves into Ella's Olaf the...

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Cousin Camp 2018

Cousin Camp 2018 - Genevieve, Ella, Lily Activities: Swimming - sometimes twice a day Crafty Things including a whole bunch of miniatures and jewelry made from polymer clay...

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Spring is rearing its head

Why is Winter behaving like the angry man who stomps out slamming the door, only to return multiple times spewing things like "And one more thing!!!!" SLAM! However -- the flowers are bustin' out all over in between the frigid blasts... [gallery type="rectangular"...

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Looking back — Camino

Four and a half years ago -- in September 2013, I joined a friend to walk the Via Frances (Camino de Santiago de Compostela) in Spain -- we did start in St. Jean Pied de Port, France, but by day 2 we had made our way to Roncesvalles, Spain by crossing Napoleon's Pass...

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Let those who have ears…

I admit that I struggle with "the Church" and with the apparent ideologies of parts of the church that I deal with... like the Cursillo Movement. I admit that I struggle to be inclusive, to remember and love these entities that I struggle with, even when we diverge on...

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Backbutton focus

So -- I wonder if this method would have made better shots of the hummingbirds outside my window. Next season, I think I'll give it a try... maybe test it out on some fast moving grandchildren. It is fortunate that I too shoot with a Canon 6D, so these instructions...

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Cultural Appropriation – Really?

I was reading a piece in the Washington Post concerning "Cultural Appropriation." The whole thing struck me as absurd, so my next step is to research this term and what it means to folks. From Wikipedia (via Google): Cultural appropriation is the adoption or use of...

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Notes to self

Some great places to learn Divi and get help: (list to be updated regularly, I hope) Elegant Themes Blog - the creators of Divi offer some good ideas and tutorials Quiroz.co - tutorials and more DiviThemeExamples - examples of themes, tutorials and more DiviSoup -...

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Fall in New England

We spent a long weekend in Westerly, RI visiting my husband's family. Now that is what Fall should be like... frost in the morning, cool, clear beautiful days, and trees beginning to burst out in fiery colors. At home it was in the 80's. In New England it was in the...

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