After traveling to Wisconsin twice over the last three weeks for funerals and memorial services, I woke up with renewed energy and looked forward to "Birthday Week." Wanting to catch up with writing and blogging, I planned to take care of a few errands first. Imagine my surprise when cleaning up the breakfast dishes. I... Continue Reading →
The House Sitter – 450 Word Flash Fiction
After turning off the ignition, the wiper blades stopped their rhythmic beat and Megan stepped into the mist. She pulled the mail from the wrought iron box and then shook rainwater from the plastic sleeve covering the newspaper. Glancing at the Victorian home cloaked in a gray shroud, she shrugged uneasy feelings from her tight... Continue Reading →
A Twenty-Eight Year Adventure – Photo Essay
Every young couple starts out with the basics: a map to where you think you want to go and a compass that always leads you back home. We started off like many naive newlyweds, sinking our toes into the grasses of verdant valleys not realizing what lay ahead. Our journey has led us to wicked wintry peaks... Continue Reading →
Unlock Your Imagination – Photo Essay
Bound by commitments of time, what we know, the physical, and the social, we bump into invisible barricades, most of them created by our imagination. Traveling unlocks these shackles and we leave them hanging on the concrete walls of our lives. We experience a new kind of freedom. Our boundaries expand. Overwhelmed by choices, we... Continue Reading →
The Moose is Loose!
I have always wanted to shoot a moose... with my camera. They are huge animals which can be aggressive and dangerous. They are also majestic and fearless, qualities I have always admired. A few years ago, I freaked out and fumbled with my phone as a cow and her calf pranced by the liftline in... Continue Reading →
Creepy or What?
A couple of weeks ago my husband Danny and I drove up to the Mount Grays and Torreys trailhead. My SUV wound up the steep dirt road so slow a granny with a walker could have passed us at times. While struggling over rocks and pot holes in the comfort of my Toyota Highlander, I... Continue Reading →
Surrounded by Vivid Color
Last week, I biked outside for the first time since knee surgery. Surrounded by vivid color, I had to stop and take a few photographs. I had looked forward to riding to Hygiene, about ten miles away, but the skies threatened. It has been stormy here in Boulder County. When I rode again yesterday, I... Continue Reading →
Help Solve The Mystery!
While vacationing in Santa Barbara, California, my husband, Danny, and I walked to the farmers' market. I spied something enveloped in a garden bed. I took a double take. Yep. It appears someone partied hard Friday night and trounced home naked or in their boxers or thong. I left the pair of jeans in their... Continue Reading →
My Blurred Lines
I'm back in Wisconsin and took these selfies in my parents' living room. The rectangles in the background are my father's paintings. Going home will be like waking from a dream. Flashes of memories will surround me after focused time with my parents. The clarity I have now will dissolve after returning to Boulder. Like... Continue Reading →
Ephemeral - Lasting for a very short time. Isn't all of life ephemeral? Is seeing believing or do we only see what we believe? It's all smoke and mirrors, even at the Denver Cheesecake Factory. Nothing lasts forever. I know. This one is super cliché, but I couldn't resist. Ha! Which is your favorite? This... Continue Reading →