Taking a Christmas Blogging Break

Let’s All Take a Blogging Break!

What would happen if all bloggers just took a blogging break for one day, or one week, all at once? Would google explode? WordPress or Blogger might. Just wondering… I admire the bloggers who share something EVERY DAY. We all know it takes a lot of time and effort to publish a post. My hat's …

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May the road rise up to meet you; Irish Blessing

Hidden Celtic Names for St. Patrick’s Day

Nearly everyone in the U.S. and beyond loves to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. I can tell you that the day is not just about green beer, corned beef and shamrocks, although these symbols are gleefully recognized in the celebration of Irish culture. For my St. Patrick’s Day post I thought I would introduce my Celtic ancestry. …

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Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father's Day to all the amazing, hard-working, long-suffering dads, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, nephews, and single moms, too! May your day be filled with fun, relaxation and the leisure activity of YOUR choice! Today, we will not be having coffee at our usual "weekend coffee share" because I am spending the day with my dad! …

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Mysterious night

Photography 101: Mysterious Twilight Stroll

Have you ever been for an evening walk as twilight settles in for the night? With two days before Thanksgiving (late November), there seems to be an air of mystery as twilight is poised in anticipation of families getting together. I love the random, little Christmas tree and how the streetlight splashes a pool of light onto the street. …

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Photography 101: Warmth of a Kitchen

For this photography 101 assignment, we were to use light to invoke warmth into the shot. What better place to find warmth than in the lovely kitchen of my sister-in-law. This was taken a day before Thanksgiving in Eastern Washington state. Here the winter sun is struggling to shine in through the window and manages …

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