Just read this one today. I love Marilyn’s blog but I had so much fun with this one. I must have needed a Post-Thanksgiving weekend LIFT!

Hope you enjoy!




And then, just to follow up with something so your brain is fully reset this final Sunday in November:
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE – WHITE RABBIT & SOMEBODY TO LOVE – from American Bandstand, 1967 (!)

So there’s some serious percussion — “In A Gadda Da Vida” was THE percussion solo in its day.  Followed by Grace Slick and Jefferson Airplane doing “White Rabbit” … on American Bandstand, no less. With Dick Clark. A minor conflict of cultures in bloom.

Happy Sunday!

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WordPress Photo Challenge-Glow 10-18-17

I realized something this week. Either I have absolutely no ability to screen my photos and prioritize, or I just have too darn many pictures to choose from.

Every time I post for the photo challenge I lead with this disclaimer/apology for posting too many. I’m going to stop doing that unless or until someone tells me I should just pick one photo, OK?

Glow brought a few pictures to mind.

I love the late afternoon, not quite sunset but here in the Northwest, the sun is low in the sky for many days of the year. It makes for some interesting lighting. My favorite thing is to come across a scene where all is darkish, in the afternoon shadows, except one sun spotlighted thing…like these.

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This lighting seems to make things (and cats) glow and some even look like they are illuminated from within…



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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 9/3/17


Here’s my song for this Sunday. Love the lyrics, especially

Two AM and I’m still awake, writing a song
If I get it all down on paper, its no longer
Inside of me, threatening the life it belongs to
And I feel like I’m naked in front of the crowd
‘Cause these words are my diary, screaming out loud
And I know that you’ll use them, however you want to

It’s how I feel every time I post on my blog!




Very short check in

No pictures. Hard finding words. Two weeks into month long Trip of a Lifetime. Highlight so far? Watching my son and my daughter (that I did not get to raise) and their children, meet, connect, bond and basically become family over night. I am thrilled and so sad the three days went by so fast.

There may be more adventure though as we are currently in New Orleans waiting to see if we need to try to outrun Hurricane Harvey!

I miss blogging but am rather distracted.

Stay tuned…


Dinnertime for WPC #2

I am reblogging this tale of our sweet Barn Swallow named Braveheart for Through Open Lens. It is a shortened version of the longer story of his whole life with us.



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Braveheart for Dinner!?

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At this age, he fell out of the nest over our back door…twice….

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Helpless on the ground!

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We put him back with his siblings….and he survived so we called him Braveheart…

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But the cats discovered him during his pre-flight and were full of longing……….(this one is Phineas, the Terrorist)….

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And they were plotting to get at him……(This one is Zorro, the Gray Blade)….


But who would eat this sweet little guy for dinner?

(By the way, it took him days of hanging out on several close-by perches before he finally fledged….he was pretty damaged by his falls from the nest.)

His parents and siblings continued to drop by at dinnertime to feed him for two weeks.

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Here he is, waiting to be fed….

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And waiting to FLY!

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