Two days ago, we had our second snowfall of the season, which is practically a record for our area. Temperatures have been very cold--definitely a record for our area. Snow is beautiful, and I enjoy it when we have it, but...Read More
We called her Daisy. It was not her real name but her given name—given to her by my big sister when she was little. Daisy didn’t seem to mind, though, because she was our grandmother and we were her granddaughters. Daisy's house was a magical place...
I was standing on the riverwalk early one morning, looking out across the water and listening to gentle waves lap against the wall. The morning sun just above filtered through the clouds, spreading a path of light across still-dark waters--a path toward me, it seemed...It was one of my favorite moments of 2017, but I would have missed it if I hadn't done this...Read More
She wanted to go to a nearby waterfall. But as much as I love beauty, I have to confess that I was not in the mood. It was cold outside, and sometimes being cold makes me cranky...Read More
The week between Christmas and New Year’s is one of my favorite weeks of the year. And last week, change was in the air here...
Do you want to create or give something special to a loved one but need a little inspiration? Here are a few ideas to fire up your gift-giving creativity now and at any time of year.Read More
The holiday season can be a painful time. This year, I know several people who have lost loved ones, whose lives have been turned upside down, who are in physical pain, or depressed or lonely. I’ve been there before, and I know it hurts...
I'd heard it might be a possibility and didn't think much about it. But down it came anyway. Snow. In early December. In the South. Unexpected beauty for sure...Read More