The “Gibbers” on Top

DP Weekly Photo Challenge: This week, share a photo of a detail that makes a good thing even better. I have a cat who loves to be on top of things, and I’m not talking about the status of the U.S. economy and foreign trade. Gibbs (a/k/a Gibbers or Gibbster) was rescued from a shelter that has no cages. He was in a room with three other cats, allowed to explore the vertical furniture and climb to new, exciting heights. WhenRead more

Idiot Fishing

“There is a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.”   ~Steven Wright~ This past Saturday, Natasha, Red and I were idiot fishing. Sort of. Sometimes we were just standing on the shore, other times the chair held us down. Sometimes we engaged in fishing, other times we (I) didn’t understand the concept of catch and release. (Not to worry, the slippery little devil eventually found his way back to water and safety.) AboutRead more

Gratitude: My Red Bike at the Haskell Street Barn

Originally posted on D.Katie Powell Art:
*alert: vampire child face, oops* I had a good childhood, raised by a single mom with an alcoholic dad who skipped, and three much older brothers who loved me dearly. I am GRATEFUL because I wasn’t around JD (what they called my dad), because he caused a lot of grief to my brothers, really, a bit nutty. I had three amazing older brothers.  Who needed a dad? We lived in one of the…

The Bare Truth

TRUTH 1: “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.” ~Abraham Lincoln~ TRUTH 2: Some doors don’t give away what’s really inside. TRUTH 3: Some doors are just not exciting enough for Norm’s Thursday Doors. TRUTH 4: A sign always tells it like it is. TRUTH 5: Very few can resist beer and aRead more

Adore, Treasure, Cherish

Verb; past tense: Cherished Protect and care for (someone) lovingly; “He cared for me beyond measure and cherished me in his heart.” Synonyms: Adore, hold dear, love, dote on, be devoteed to, revere, esteem, admire Hold something dear; “I cherish the letters she wrote.” Synonyms: Treasure, prize, value highly, hold dear Keep a hope or ambition in one’s mind; “They cherished dreams of glory.” Synonyms: Harbor, possess, hold on to, cling to, keep in one’s mind, foster, nurture. Hello CherishedRead more

Look! Up there!

Do you ever wonder what cats see when they look up? What makes them stare? Is it a bird? A plane? Or the promise of a lovely day? Do you ever look up and wonder what is the big deal? What draws a cat’s interest? In this instance, his gaze is to the east. The sky tells a story. Look! Up there! The promise of dark clouds and rain. And the remaining patch of a lovely day. Check out The DailyRead more

What I Did During Summer Vacation

Do you remember standing in front of the class during grade school or high school so that others might know what you did with your summer vacation? I don’t remember exactly how often this occurred in my world or in what grade(s), but I know I recounted the summer adventures of an adolescent at least once or twice. Our family took a road-trip vacation almost every summer, so I would have had something worthy to talk about – although, IRead more

Freedom, Independence

“Some say freedom is a gift placed in our hands by our forefathers. Some say freedom is a human right that none should be denied. Some say freedom is a privilege that can and will be seized if taken for granted. Some say freedom is the key that opens doors otherwise meant to imprison. Some say freedom is power to do, to be, to say, and to accomplish what the oppressed cannot. Some say freedom is a responsibility—a weight toRead more

Opposites by Trail’s Edge

Weekly Photo Challenge: “This week, make two opposing elements come together (or clash in dissonance) in one photo.” The weather this week has been beautiful, save for one rain event. Blue skies, sunshine, a few clouds here and there… Being on vacation made it easy to get Kona in the car on Wednesday and take a bike ride on the nearby Wiouwash trail. This trail is named for the counties of its existence: Winnebago, Outagamie, Waupaca and Shawano. I bikedRead more

Wordless Wednesday Shadow

“Everything that is, casts a shadow” ~Neil Gaiman~ It’s almost the end of June and the end of a Two-Wheeled Challenge I threw out to a small group of blogger friends. I want to thank each and every one of my friends for participating via WordPress and Facebook posts. Please take a moment to check out their posts and their blog page. Dan Antion at No Facilities #1 Dan Antion at No Facilities #2 Sharukh Bamboat at India Destinations Joanne Sisco atRead more

Cherished Blogfest v2

A year go, a small group of bloggers announced the first Cherished Blogfest, held the last weekend of July, 2015. This group asked bloggers to share something they cherish in whatever medium(s) they choose – with writing or poetry (limited to 500 words), photography, art medium, etc. During the weekend of July 24-25-26, 2015, well over one hundred bloggers, including myself, participated and shared their cherished items and personal stories. It was a great way to meet new bloggers andRead more