We are ever present

Photo by T. Chick McClure Women are threatened for speaking their minds. Some people get scared. Some people want us to stay covered and quiet. Demure and unintrusive, we are asked to be humble, be gentle, feel happiness in slavery*. These oppressors are afraid of demanded changes. Afraid of women raging against the dying of the light. Women are people. We are your mothers, sisters, … Continue reading We are ever present

100 Word Wednesday: Week 88

Image by Bikurgurl Welcome! I’ve been letting you tell the stories of my adventures this summer…we’re in Germany this week. Our traveling has led us to the city of Heidelberg, Germany – and the books…. *swoon*! I love sharing it with you 🙂 Thank you for joining our awesome writing community who challenges themselves weekly as we weave together our 100 words! What 100 words … Continue reading 100 Word Wednesday: Week 88

Feed the Birds: Seagulls

We love the seagulls! As transplants to Seattle, we quickly found one of our favorite spots was on the Seattle waterfront. At a restaurant called Ivars, where feeding the seagulls has been encouraged for as long as the place has been in business. Out of town guests love the novelty of the experience year-round. While I never otherwise suggest feeding wild animals, particularly birds who … Continue reading Feed the Birds: Seagulls

‘I hear the mountains calling and I must go’

‘…I hear the mountains calling me and I must go.’ – John Muir It was gorgeous this week, but I need a grey day to catch up on chores and reading at home! But it’s true: when the mountain is out in Seattle, you’ve got to go out and enjoy it!! I took this image with my iPhone while on the I-90 Floating Bridge. The … Continue reading ‘I hear the mountains calling and I must go’

100 Word Wednesday: Week 68

Image by Bikurgurl Thank you for joining our awesome writing community who challenges themselves weekly as we weave together our 100 words! What 100 words would you give this image? Interested in joining us? Check out the guidelines below and ping back to be included in the Writing Wind-up! Let the writing begin! How to participate? A few guidelines as we begin…. Simply check my … Continue reading 100 Word Wednesday: Week 68

100 Word Wednesday: Week 66

Photo by Bikurgurl Thank you for joining our awesome writing community who challenges themselves weekly as we weave together our 100 words! What 100 words would you give this image? Interested in joining us? Check out the guidelines below and ping back to be included in the Writing Wind-up! Let the writing begin! How to participate? A few guidelines as we begin…. Simply check my … Continue reading 100 Word Wednesday: Week 66

#InstaWrimo Day 10: What’s in Your Creative Backpack?

{Affiliate links in text – thanks for supporting my blog!} In my creative backpack: {Image taken & edited with my iPhone S in the basic Instagram Application} Day 10: Noveling Music Music moves me and depending on my mood, I listen to jazz, rock, or punk. Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of Celtic and Irish-inspired music — both in my workouts and my working … Continue reading #InstaWrimo Day 10: What’s in Your Creative Backpack?

100 Word Wednesday: Week 51

Thank you for joining our awesome writing community who challenges themselves weekly as we weave together our 100 words! What 100 words would you give this image? Interested in joining us? Check out the guidelines below and ping back to be included in the Writing Wind-up! Let the writing begin! How to participate? A few guidelines as we begin…. Simply check my feed, or search … Continue reading 100 Word Wednesday: Week 51

First Class

Photo by John Luke Laube First Class Peering out the window, I overheard the flight attendant ask the man sitting next to me, “Sir? Sir?” As I turned my face towards him, his head fell over onto mine. Cold, lifeless, his tongue lolled out rougishly. The flight attendant froze. Though I’m sure he’d been coached on what to do when they lost a passenger mid-flight, … Continue reading First Class

Green Elephant Autumn Bounty

  Gardening with a Green Elephant community is such a wonderful way to increase the diversity in your garden. I’ve been participating for a few years and have not only been able to add more native plants to my landscape, but build relationships with other gardeners as I build my garden.   The autumn harvest is a good time to bring excess garden vegetables, seeds, … Continue reading Green Elephant Autumn Bounty