Daily Word Prompt: Provoke

I am new to the daily word prompt challenge, so bear with me if this does not suffice. As a resident of the Northeast, specifically upstate New York, I can say that there is only one thing that can provoke an immediate reaction from most of its residents. It’s not politics or March Madness; it’s the weather….

Weekly Photo Challenge: A Face in the Crowd

I enjoy watching people in crowds. People act differently when they are in a crowd than as individuals. For this week’s challenge, I’ve tried to capture some of the more joyful and warmer moments that I’ve had with my family. My son at the Disney parade…. …. a birthday party for a little cowboy …… … and a busy local…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sweet

In the spirit of St. Valentine’s Day, this week’s photo challenge was something sweet. Well, what can be sweeter than a homemade Valentine’s Day card from a child and sweets from my husband? I can’t think of anything else sweeter. Sweet

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beloved

This week’s photo challenge is to capture something beloved. My beloved son sleeping in the arms of my beloved husband with his beloved toy tiger.  My cup runneth over. Beloved

Book Review: The Witches of New York, by Ami McKay

The Witches of New York is a fast-paced, well-written novel that gives the reader a glimpse into the life of New York City women in 1880. New York City still had farmland surrounding it; women had not earned the right to vote yet and very few owned their own business; the entire statue of liberty had not yet arrived; the…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence

This week’s “silence” photo challenge could easily have been a picture of a wintry wooded scene (Sullivan County, NY just got about 10 inches of snow). Perhaps that will be my second picture this week. However, here is one that every mother out there knows well and cherishes. It’s that hour or so in which the house is…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered

Six years ago in September, I married my husband surrounded by family and friends. Even though our wedding day came and went in a flash, some things stick around for a long time, such as the memories of the day, a growing family, a fantastic wedding gown and pair of shoes, and one bridesmaid bouquet with one groomsman boutonniere….