Monthly Archives: June 2013

What We Are Given: A Suite


So beautiful!




I love late night thunderstorms, and listening to the rain beat down on the roof while reading an especially interesting and intense read. Tonight I’m working my way through another bargain find~ The Darling, by author Russell Banks. The vivid descriptive nature and West African setting is very compelling, and has me on the edge of my seat as I am only half way through, and am completely taken aback, wondering what can possibly happen next! I haven’t read any of Russell Bank’s work, and as I look at his other books, I’m going to add a few to my reading lists!!!

fourth of july ice box cake


Delish dish!

Sun and Glory



an ice box cake…does it get much better than that? all that whip cream… i love whip cream ! i mean love it. i also use to love fourth of july. it was my favorite holiday growing up, i suppose because as a family it was our most social one. it was an all day event. we hit the parade in our subdivision out in the cornfields and then drove into town to go to the town parade. one of us kids was often in it too. we would head back home, generally with heat exhaustion, take a swim in our pool, and eat good all american food.  at dusk we walked to the lake covering ourselves in bug spray, set out blankets, and watched the fireworks. when i was really young my sister’s and brother’s friends would come hang in our area. they were funny and goofy… and…

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Project 365/177 – Going Through


Lovely heartfelt words!

Emily Carter Mitchell ~ Nature & Wildlife Photography


When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark,

you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off.

You sit still and trust the engineer.

Corrie Ten Boom


Canon G12. Edited in Lighroom 5, Color Efex Pro and Nik Silver Efex Pro (Antique Plate II). Patapsco Valley State Park.

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Recommended Summer Reads: ‘Fat Girl Fairy Boy’ by Debut Author Carol McConkie


Those sure are some delish summertime reads!

Book Hub, Inc.

     A darkly humorous tale of family, friendship, and personal discovery . . .

     Frieda Kunkelheimer knew she wasn’t welcome in the world from her earliest stirrings. She also knew she was big and ugly, as proclaimed by her grandmother on the day of her birth. Though Frieda Kunkelheimer later blossoms into a beautiful and successful Hollywood film star, it had been determined, even before birth, that she was unwanted and unloved.

En route to a film shoot, the embittered, aging actress known as Frie, and Robin, her phobic, gay makeup artist, survive a plane crash in the jungles of Central America only to be held hostage by El Salvadoran guerrillas. Their self-absorbed lives take a backseat to the events of their capture as a bizarre set of circumstances unfold and kindle courage, compassion, and forgiveness they never thought possible.

‘Fat Girl Fairy Boy’ is written in masterful prose…

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