A Day in the Domestic Life: Cooking, Cleaning, Playing, Drinking. Spring Break Photo Essay.

I had a great post, all ready to go, about how we organize the books on our shelves (exciting, I know), when I saw the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: A Day in My Life.  I had a typical day planned – cooking, groceries, cleaning, cooking – with the addition of currently atypical good weather and … Continue reading A Day in the Domestic Life: Cooking, Cleaning, Playing, Drinking. Spring Break Photo Essay.

Boy declares Dragon’s Tooth “Best Hike Ever.” Mom agrees.

Yesterday was our eight year old son’s special day*, where he got to pick a meal and a family activity for the day. Knowing his tendency towards lounging all day in PJs, I bribed him. I told him, “If you pick an active family activity, like, I dunno, hiking Dragon’s Tooth, I’ll make cinnamon rolls … Continue reading Boy declares Dragon’s Tooth “Best Hike Ever.” Mom agrees.

The heft of an old Minolta

It was a damp, drizzly day here in Blacksburg, fuzzy cloud blankets snuggling the mountain tops.  There was no direct light, just a gray, overcast sky – a perfect backdrop for the saturated colors of slick, wet leaves, dripping and mostly green, but with October pops of yellow, orange, and red.  And a perfect diffused-light … Continue reading The heft of an old Minolta