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Fashionable Family Friday: Not Sold in Stores!

October 20, 2017

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Back in the day, much of the fun at Halloween was creating your own costume from whatever could be found at home.  A lot of thought and planning went into these ensembles.  Some were more successful than others.


October 18, 2017



There’s nothing like a bowl full of skeletons to keep you company on a cozy October night.

After the Last Note

October 16, 2017





H plays percussion with the Georgia Philharmonic, and their first concert of the season was this past weekend.  I’m always intrigued when I first arrive… lots of energy in the air, everything in place, musicians positioned and ready to play.  There’s always a different perspective when the show ends.

Fashionable Family Friday: Can’t Touch This!

October 13, 2017

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I know my outfit looks like a Halloween costume, but this is what fashion was like in the 1980s.  Perhaps I had watched one too many MC Hammer videos.


October 11, 2017



I’ve been sitting in the secret garden quite a bit lately, and I find that the more time I spend in there, the more I notice.  Mother Nature has filled it with tiny little surprises everywhere.

Nature’s Dance

October 9, 2017



This is the Japanese maple tree just outside our screened-in porch.  There’s such movement and fluidity in its lines.  Whenever I look at it, I think of someone dancing in a wild and crazy frenzy.

Fashionable Family Friday: Doubleheader!

October 6, 2017

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It looks like I must have lost a tooth on my birthday.  What a lucky break… presents and the tooth fairy!