American Beauty Rose, "The Earth laughs in flowers." Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Earth Laughs in Flowers: Macro Moments Challenge

Spring is certainly here! By mid-April, I am a paper-grading machine! But I did stop to smell the roses, at least to capture some lovely photos for the Macro Moments Photography Challenge #36, hosted by Musin’ with Susan. This month’s macro theme explores “bokeh” shapes in the background. I’m still a newb in many ways,…

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Book Review The Rock of Magus by Toni Pike

Book Review of Toni Pike’s The Rock of Magus

I am pleased to share my review of Toni Pike’s book, The Rock of Magus: Code Red in the Vatican, the second in the Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller series. About the Author: Toni Pike is the author of The Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller Series: “The Magus Covenant,” “The Rock of Magus,” and “The Magus Epiphany.”…

At least the pups wear their PFDs.

Safely Secure at Leisure

Many outdoor leisure activities require a measure of Security. Kayaking with the pups is no exception! Though Gideon and Aero sport their Pup PFDs, I’m guessing my daughter’s PFD is behind her instead of on her. Sigh. However, the kayak offers supreme flotation in an accident, and paddles can be used as reaching devices in…

Is there a doorway under the Sunrise Bridge?

The Doorway Under the Bridge Leads To…?

With all the rain we got this past winter in Northern California, epic flooding in the rivers, lakes and streams was at an all-time high in 20 years. This photo shows a “doorway” view of the American River from under the Sunrise Bridge. Interesting perspective! Hmmm, to where does that “doorway” lead and what could…

Macro photo of poppy

Macro Moments Challenge: Week 34–Papery Poppy

My new camera and I are getting along just fine! Still have a lot to learn, but the macro close-ups are FUN!! I couldn’t resist submitting another #April Flower for my Seasonal Sensations link-up, still going on! If you tried to link Friday, Inlinkz was having issues with my account. Everything is working perfectly, so…

Bottom shelf of the alcohol cabinet. I see things I like!

The Density of Alcohol

There is nothing like a photography challenge to make you look for photo ops in unusual places. Um, yes, my hubby’s liquor cabinet is full. Actually Dense! Two shelves are full! You will notice quite an array of choices here. Oh, this must be MY shelf–I see the makings of vodka margaritas. Where is the…