This glorious fig tree has been a part of our backyard oasis for many years and its dense umbrella-like canopy reminds me of those similar looking trees from my favorite … Continue Reading Just a Shadow of its Former Glory
In 2014, three years before I retired, I wrote about a Lifetime of Music that I had enjoyed tracing the different genres and artists that I had gravitated to over … Continue Reading A World of Music
This is, no doubt, a question most everyone asks themselves as they approach retirement when the ties of having to live close to a physical workplace are finally severed and … Continue Reading Where to Retire to?
Continuation from First Reunion! Less than a month after our west coast visit to see our daughter and her family, we were winging it out to the west … Continue Reading Second Reunion!
As I was laboring in the heat last summer rebuilding our backyard deck, I kept wanting to figure out a way for us to better utilize this lower portion of … Continue Reading Dining Al Fresco
I suspect for many of you like myself, you rarely consider taking photos with a real purpose-built camera when almost everywhere you go, you have tucked away in your pocket … Continue Reading Photo Shoot
Last year, I wrote about how 2020 was the first year in almost a quarter century that I had not gotten to travel to Amsterdam (Amsterdam Lost) to teach my … Continue Reading Amsterdam Flowers
Continued from First Flight! Our daughter had not told her two boys that Mimi (my wife’s grandmother name) and Granddaddy were coming for a visit. So, when we … Continue Reading First Reunion!
Last fall, I wrote how 2020 had been a “No-Fly” year for me, the first in my entire adult life. Well with the pandemic still raging on into the spring … Continue Reading First Flight!
With the doll house topped out and all structural pieces installed, there remained three major steps to complete the house: installation of the windows, shingling the roof, and applying all … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My 2nd Granddaughter – Finishing Touches
With the third floor, I again planned to deviate from the instructions so that I could install the carpeting and baseboards prior to attaching the roof which also served as … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My 2nd Granddaughter – Topping Out
Once this first section of the walls was glued to the foundation, the next several steps in the instructions involved adding the two side walls and the ceiling/2nd floor. However, … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My 2nd Granddaughter – The Walls Go Up
I had not even finished my first granddaughter’s doll house before I became antsy to build a second one. Since this first doll house was for my in-town granddaughter, I … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My 2nd Granddaughter – Laying the Foundation
I have been waiting a long time to write this post. Sitting at 134th on my list of blog ideas, a list that currently stands at 316, it has been … Continue Reading Go Fly a Kite!
Last fall, I was in quite a quandary of how I was going to maintain my exercise routine over the winter. As I have said before, I do not like … Continue Reading Finally, Spring Exercise Weather!
I decided to work on the most easily recognizable beer labels first, trying to place them in their approximate location on the puzzle. As I pored over the pieces … Continue Reading Winter Puzzles 2021 – Last Piece