And the moral of the story is…

“No, no, no, no, noooo!!!” This is the highly upset one-liner that I loudly whispered on Monday when, after spending an hour creating a fantastic post for today, it disappeared. Gone. Gone forever. I know I saved it. I remember saving it. Where did it go? Did my uncoordinated fingers betray me again? Is WordPress messing with me? I have no idea where it went and, no, I did not type and save it in a Word document first. IRead more

Gray Masterpiece

“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.” ~Leonardo da Vinci~ And so is a big one. A big, gray whiskered one. He is cat, through and through. A work of art too. Two hundred and forty bones. Eighteen claws that are honed. A motor that purrs. A swishy tail that whirls. Two bright green eyes fixed on prey. Bristling soft fur of gray. He hears a high-pitched squeal. Oh boy! It’s time for his next meal.Read more

Rare Artistic Opportunity

Weekly Photo Challenge: For this week’s challenge, show us something that stands out from the everyday. It’s a rare opportunity when parents are able to send their children to a week-long arts camp without shelling out even one penny. Yet, they were afforded that possibility this week through Mission Church, a Christian community in Appleton, WI. Since 2013, children in the area are able to come to the church during one week in August to dance, work with wood and clay,Read more

Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece

Prairie coneflowers, mid summer. I went for a bike ride one night this week. The weather was perfect – blue skies, low humidity, temps in the 70’s. My ride led me around the neighborhood, across a busy street, and over to the local technical college and the start of a walk/bike trail. As the sun began to creep toward the horizon and I made my way into the belly of the trail, prairie coneflowers made an appearance at path’s andRead more