A Catch Up Session From the 100 Acre Woods

About a month ago I posted about a winter hike and all was normal in the world around us (at least here in Indiana).  Now a month later, things are different.  Our state (like many others) are under stay at home orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that is shaking up our entire world.…

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A February Hike & Signs of Spring!

A week ago the sun was shining with temperatures still a bit chilly but great for a day hike.  We chose this trail in the Morgan-Monroe State Forest.  Normally this place is lightly attended but on this particular day attendance was up.  People in Indiana are ready for spring!  In the midwest when the temperatures…

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“Becoming” by Michelle Obama

“Becoming”  By Michelle Obama – nonfiction (421 pages) I finished my first read of 2020.  What a great book to start the year off with.  I give this one 5+ stars out of 5.  Michelle Obama richly tells her story with a lot of heart pouring forth from the pages.  It was interesting to learn…

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A Winter Playdate With Nature

Today the sun was shining so we took up a date with nature.  This little gem of a park is located about 10 mintues from our house.  Quiet place, few people, and a meandering creek makes this a favorite for all three of us.  I loved the blue skies and the feeling of warm sunshine…

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End of Year Recap: Goodbye 2019

Here we are at the end of another year!  I am always amazed how fast it goes.  Looking back it’s been an interesting year with ups and downs but in the end I’m smiling and overall happy.  Thanks 2019 you have been a good year but it’s time for you to go.  Hello 2020, be…

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Week 50 & 51: Patterns & Food

As part of the 52 week photography challenge.  After this only 1 more to go! Week 50:  Composition:  Patterns “Patterns/Repetition are another well known compositional rule, but have you ever tried to use it in Macro Photography? Well now you can!” While hiking I came across this lovely pattern lying on the forest floor.  A…

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Whirlwind Trip to NYC + Photo Challenges

November was an eventful month.  With the NaNoWriMo challenge, a quick trip to NYC, Thanksgiving, and Shane’s 50th, it was a whirlwind in itself. I plan to write about this year’s NaNoWriMo experience in a later post.  This post is dedicated to our whirlwind trip to New York City.  It all started with a car. …

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I Won NaNoWriMo: 50K Words in 30 Days!

I did it! I set out with the goal of writing 50,000 words in 30 days and today I met that goal, one day ahead of schedule.  What a fun ride. Now forgive me as I’m ready to take a break from writing.  I will write all about my NaNoWriMo 2019 experience next week.  For…

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