Unexpected in common hours

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau    

Encounter with a venomous snake

I’m still traumatized even though it was three days ago. We’ve had snakes in the garage before, but this time it was a venomous copperhead. Our daughter or I could have been bitten and ended up in the hospital. While grandson Ben and his dad were out of town on a youth group trip, our…

“A living prismatic gem…”

” Have you ever observed a humming-bird moving about in an aërial dance among the flowers — a living prismatic gem that changes its colour with every change of position… it is a creature of such fairy-like loveliness as to mock all description.” ~W. H. Hudson, Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest, 1916

Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer (November 21, 1902 – July 24, 1991), a Polish-American writer who wrote only in Yiddish, was born near Warsaw, Poland and emigrated from Poland to the U.S. in 1935. He settled in New York City and began writing for The Jewish Daily Forward, a Yiddish-language newspaper. In addition to writing articles, essays,…

Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Dorothy Thompson

American journalist and news broadcaster Dorothy Thompson (July 9, 1893 – January 30, 1961) was one of the most respected women of her time. The first woman to head a foreign news bureau of any importance, she met and interviewed Adolf Hitler in 1931, and three years later became the first journalist to be expelled…

Song Lyric Sunday Theme: Zodiac Animals – “Tennessee Stud”

“The Tennessee Stud was long and leanThe color of the sun and his eyes were greenHe had the nerve and he had the bloodThere never was a horse like Tennessee stud” (This week’s theme, Zodiac Animals, refers to the animals in the Chinese zodiac: Rat/Ox/Tiger/Rabbit/Dragon/Snake/Horse/Sheep/Monkey/ Rooster/Dog/Pig .) Written by Jimmie Driftwood, “Tennessee Stud” was released by…

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Bathrooms / Outhouses

Outhouse at Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island, Australia (Photo from a slide taken in May, 1970) The structure on the right was the loo on the property of Harold Lightburn at Stokes Bay on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. (My Australian readers might have heard of Harold Lightburn, of Lightburn washing machines and the Lightburn Zeta automobile…

“The eldest daughter of light…”

“Yellow is the eldest daughter of light.” ~Charles Blanc YELLOW LANTANA “I really just want to be warm yellow light that pours over everyone I love.” ~Conor Oberst Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day