Cutting Loose (#SmallWonder Link-up)

I don’t generally recommend camping out, alone, two states away from home, in the yard of someone you met online.  No, generally, I would say that sounds like a bad idea. But . . . that’s what I did last summer.  I practiced pitching my tent, then packed it...

Taste of Green (#SmallWonder Link-up)

These are the blossoms for the Dragon’s Tongue beans. Photo Source And for all this, nature is never spent; there lives the dearest freshness deep down things . . .  – Gerard Manly Hopkins Bean plants grow low and lazy, leaning.  Standing...

Vacation (#SmallWonder Link-up)

We’re officially on vacation this week in sunny Florida.  We drove down Saturday in one long haul.  Our kids did amazingly well and my husband drove for long stretches like a champ.  I kept myself awake, driving while he slept, by carving baby...

Playing With Fire

See the Mama wren? She’s fussing at me for being too close to her babies  who’re tucked inside the bird house.  Discarded shoes litter the grass around the pine tree; two bright blue Crocs, a pair of canvas sandals.   When the kids are...

The Worst and the Luckiest (#SmallWonder Link-up)

Photo Source. Only the worst kind of parent hopes that the slow, cold, July rain doesn’t let up in time for fireworks. Or maybe it’s only the worst kind of parent who decides, even after the rain lets up, not to take the kids to fireworks after all.  And, in...
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