"Story Lady"

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Duck Watching

Taken on a warmer day.
She is interested in ducks.
They seem mysterious, the way they float,

A few days ago there were several skaters on the frozen solid pond.
A family playing their own form of hockey.
Older and younger generations
sharing the moment.

We found ourselves a good view
 and watched with great interest.
Two days later, pond mostly thawed, 
  ducks were close enough to shore 
for us to listen to their conversations.

Pup is happy with winter,
walking, any kind of adventure
many kinds of treats.

makes me smile

Friday, January 05, 2018


I am participating in a 365 photo group.
(golly, will I EVER create a daily camera habit?)
The prompt for today was Mail.
I could not enter this picture because I did not take it.
I created - and mailed postcards
and this picture is proof 
of arrival somewhere in the world.
Makes me happy.
Speaking of Happy

Happy New Year to YOU!

love & love,

Friday, December 08, 2017

How to draw like Picasso (video)

off to attend class - BUT, I suddenly
remembered it's Friday - well, I COULD take time to share all the
Fabulous things going on here - BUT, THIS makes me so happy, Maybe
you'll enjoy it, too.AND
PS - Persimmons are marvelous . . and a box of them - can heal the heart.
 (Thank You 3-0)
love & love,

Monday, December 04, 2017

squeak! squeak!

I am squeaky.
Pushed myself too far . . . sigh.
Have a phone interview in a few minutes.
It will be fun, since I don't KNOW the reporter.
Fortunately, he is creating a story about my dad.
So, my squeak doesn't matter.

I'm gonna have a question for him, though.

I wonder if you have an opinion . . so, I'll ask you now.
My dad was related to Daniel Boone.  It comes up every few years or so.
Sometimes, when a writer asks, I'll send the information.

But, why does it matter? 
My dad was a terrific performing artist and excellent musician.
What does his family tree have to do with it?
I KNOW, the DNA tests are super popular.
Maybe a search for self is popular . . . . ?
But, I think YOU are my family.
I'm grateful for the connection we have - however slight . . .

Got opinions?

love & love,
(today I'm "the squeak" . . giggle) 

Thursday, November 30, 2017


I have a friend traveling all over Europe
zipping from country to country
visiting beautiful places
posting on social media

She even visited Scotland!

She's taken time to send a couple of post cards.
Found this surprise in in mailbox the other day.

I think she'll be home sometime in December.
It's my turn to buy pancakes
Her turn to share stories.


love & love,

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

Victoria & Abdul

My preference is to attend the earliest show
generally there are very few others in the theater
Today was different
Not only was the film well attended
The audience was rather diverse

The story,
based on true events,
touches on many issues of the day.

The movie is a treat for the eye
the music gives a good guide and balance for the heart
The story has insight.
uncomfortable truth
plenty of beauty
I'm always grateful to be a credit reader
so people don't see the emotional process as i prepare to face 
every day again.
(you may need tissue, or a sleeve - at least once)

this last photo is actually them
There wasn't a royal dog represented in the film
love & love,