Weathered

I feel like I've been weathering a storm since around St. Patrick's Day. One thing after another has gone wrong, but I have to take accountability for my actions. I could have made some better choices. Ultimately, I keep letting people into my life who end up hurting me. I end up losing my temper …

Going Red

Many of my readers are on Facebook, so they already know all about my red hair. However, I really wanted to share it with the WordPress world too! Naturally a strawberry blonde, I've gotten progressively blonder over the past couple of years. I needed a change.  Thanks to Sandra at the Velvet Rope! *Update (2/15/12):  …

BelleWood Acres

With 25,000 apple trees, BelleWood Acres is the perfect place to spend an autumn afternoon with a good friend (and my Nikon).   Andy introduced me to owners, John and Dorie, who planted the first trees back in 1996.   Today, in addition to their primary commodity, visitors can find a pumpkin patch,  a gift shop, and some amazing baked goods …

Afternoon Poetry

The word "poetry" elicits a wide variety of responses from people, but the most common one seems to be exhausted disinterest.  Asking someone to read a poem is like asking them to complete a math problem.  I understand, I really do.  But, I took a course in American Literature last spring and developed a new appreciation …

While I Wait

While I wait for 545 of my youngest brother's wedding photos to batch in Adobe Bridge CS5 from RAW into jpeg so he can actually view them on this computer, I thought I'd post a few sneak peaks.  Here you go, Anthony and Jenina!   You'd never know how hot and humid it was by the …