A Wood Bee or a Has Been?

Last summer at the cabin, I noticed some perfectly round holes in the front porch wood. I asked Nathan about it and he mumbled something about aging lumber, timbers and knots falling out… blah, blah blah. Whatever. A few days later I noticed a bee going into one of those holes. I thought about how … [Read more…]

WE had a Working Vacation

Now would be a good time to remind everyone that when I use the word “WE” — it often means Nathan. It’s a word I use very loosely. WE often means  I photographed him doing something or that I provided cool drinks and lots of moral support. There are times that the word WE is … [Read more…]

The Urban Hiker

We have been walking around our fair city lately and today we found a real gem. We went to Martin Nature Park. Surrounded by city on all sides, it really is an oasis. I’m pretty sure that the word “hiking” isn’t really what we were doing today. However, it makes me feel like I’m doing … [Read more…]

The best of both worlds

In keeping up with my tradition of posting once every three months, give or take, I felt I should get that Merry Christmas post moved down the page a little. I hope that all three of my readers are doing well. This past week was my Spring Break and I assure you it could not … [Read more…]

Witness to Your Life by Lori McKenna

Witness to Your Life by Lori McKenna I have a crazy obsession with reading Lori McKenna’s lyrics. She is one of my favorite writers and I’m always so impressed that she is a mother of five who found the time to follow her passion. I’ve listened to interviews where she says she wrote many of … [Read more…]

The Way I Am by Merle Haggard

The Way I Am by Merle Haggard  I sometimes feel like Merle Haggard is my grandpa. I know it sounds strange, but I really feel like he’s a bona fide member of my family. It may be because he was my first concert when I was eight years old and the fact that I have … [Read more…]

Rain by Patty Griffin

Rain by Patty Griffin My friend Angee and I approach Patty Griffin as sort of a religion. We listen to her with great reverence. Yes, we like other artists — but then there is Patty. The song Rain is the first song I ever listened to by Patty — I went right out and bought … [Read more…]