Migrating Settlers & Rv’ers


      Just like the early settlers who migrated west walking 20oo-miles, there is a current migration of travelers in recreational vehicles who criss-cross the US, Canada, and Mexico. However, during the fall many RV’ers follow the migratory birds south to warmer climates after the Labor Day weekend celebrated in the US.   Although some RV’ers stay through to October and November to see … Continue reading Migrating Settlers & Rv’ers

“Funny Dilemma.”


  The church elders had a horrible dilemma as hundreds of parishioners gathered for the viewing and funeral of 66-year-old Francine “Fanny” Fitzgerald, a member of the church for 66 years, however, she was not inside the coffin. When Deacon, Saint explained to Minister Paul, their dilemma. The looks of shock settled over his face. After calling the mortuary to confirm, they delivered Mrs. Fitzgerald … Continue reading “Funny Dilemma.”

“Panic.”


Panic is an extream emotional state of fear, anxiety, causing wildly unthinking behavior. Panic is what I felt. Panic is what I saw in my daughter’s eyes. Panic’s uncontrollable fear and agitation caused me to destroy some furniture when I opened a box marked maple syrup to find a twelve-foot anaconda snake coiled up inside. Panic is what my daughter eyes displays, when, she realized … Continue reading “Panic.”

“Generous.”


The ACME Ladder Corporation recognized their oldest employee Oscar Stephenson’s 43 years of service and his retirement to become official at the close of business with a retirement party. After several speakers including the corporation’s president, his immediate supervisor and his only child, son Charley. Oscar Stephenson stood up and limped to the podium to give the following speech. When I woke this morning, I … Continue reading “Generous.”

“Silence.”


The sounds of silence typically heard during a hike, are footsteps impacting the earth, the rustling of leaves in the trees, along with the birds singing. However, my recent visit to the Agate Fossil Bed National Monument near Harrison Nebraska. I noticed the wind stopped blowing, the leaves stopped rustling, and the tall grasses stopped swaying. I recognized no sounds at all on the Panhandle … Continue reading “Silence.”

“Hiking.”


As a young Boy Scout, I hiked and camped a lot which is my outdoors foundation that lives on within me to this day. I now intermix photography, some video and take moments to enjoy the beautiful scenery. I have recently hiked several trails in the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City Utah between 7000 t0 8000 feet. The sites along the trails can take your … Continue reading “Hiking.”

“Passionate.”


Passion and love are intertwined around the roots of commitment. Commitment is the prehistoric Red Wood Tree with roots mixed with love and passion. So, when your passionate desires are rooted in a deep love, your dreams and aspirations will come to fruition providing you with a long enjoyable life. WordPress daily word prompt. Continue reading “Passionate.”

“Together.”


  Writing is an important aspect of my life, yet it is only a part of who I am. Reading has been a stalwart for my writing but as of late, reading has received less attention and feels neglected. I sorry, reading, so please accept my apology? Photography, hiking and bicycling has increased, becoming an active part of our life. So, individually, writing, reading, photography, … Continue reading “Together.”

“Mirror.”


  Capturing photographs of reflections on a lake is what sprung my amateur photographers imagination. Since the early morning bicycle rides into Lakes Regional Park in Lee, Co, Fl. I have been successful capturing photos of incredible mirror reflections that once revealed on my computer screen overwhelm my eyes. Here are recent photos from Nebraska, and Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. WordPress photo challenge The quote is … Continue reading “Mirror.”

“Perplexed, zing.”


It is early in the morning a half hour before the sunrises as I walk along a hiking trail to capture photos of mother nature, starting her day. This September morning, the weather is cold and crisp with the brightening sky glowing with streams of light from behind the mountains. My senses are heightened listening to the quiet wrestle of leaves above in the trees, with … Continue reading “Perplexed, zing.”

Stump


The daily word prompts ignite my imagination of times in my life. The word “stump” has me reflecting on the stump-grinder, I rented to remove two tree stumps from my front yard several years ago. After I returned the rented machine, I can honestly say, I should have paid someone because of my wrist, elbows, shoulders, and chest ached for several days. I felt like … Continue reading Stump

Radical Moose Encounter


What would be the radical experiences to capture morning photos of the sunrise at a place called Silver Lake at Brighton Utah, 8000 feet above sea level? I never thought the term wildlife and landscape photographer would describe me but after an encounter with a young bull moose. I can say it applies. As I stood with a jacket, cap, long pants, hiking boots and … Continue reading Radical Moose Encounter

“Sandwich.”


Since the 18th century the invention of the sandwich, named after English Aristocrat John Montauge the 4th Earl of Sandwich, humanity has made every type or variation of the sandwich. As a child growing up in the US Midwest, where the phrase anything between two pieces of bread is considered a sandwich, and I mean anything.:-) I remember days of eating mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, jelly, … Continue reading “Sandwich.”

“Elegant.”


Over the past 100-hundred years, clothing styles for male & females have changed with each generation. The word elegant has been used to describe clothing of our past and some individual instances elegant is used to describe clothing worn by celebrities at formal events. Elegant is the term I use when describing the clothing during the 70’s & the 80’s. However, the 70’s polyester leisure … Continue reading “Elegant.”

“Twinkle.”


In college, there were weekends when many in my dorm would venture out to the lake near the university for a keg party. I reluctantly attended hoping to leave after an hour to return to my room to study some world history. It was a warm evening when I met a beautiful girl named Saundra, Thompson, standing next to her telescope. She was an astronomy … Continue reading “Twinkle.”

“Plop.”


Commercial advertising is a powerful medium with jingles that can synch into the mental psyche forever. For me, the word “plop,” has always been associated with the Alka-Seltzer commercials dating back to the 1950’s through the late 2000’s. The sound or use the word “plop” triggers instant memories of some of the most iconic jingles and characters like it was moments ago. YouTube videos depicting … Continue reading “Plop.”

“Cake.”


  Working in an office environment is essentially a cake environment. Cake for birthdays, Cake for returning to work, Cake for leaving or taking a new position, Cake for the baby shower, Cake for the bridal shower, Cake for completion of a project, and finally, cake from a co-worker who wants to use us as recipe testers. I sure wish someone would bring in some … Continue reading “Cake.”

“Eclipse.”


Once upon a time in a far away city, I attended an NBA basketball game. Seated with a beer in my right hand and peanuts between my legs I was satisfied, happy and enjoying the game. Suddenly a basketball player known by millions of people all over the world walked past and stopped in front of my seat. Of course, I was impressed, with his … Continue reading “Eclipse.”

“Sidewalks​.”


Sidewalks are the essential life blood of neighborhoods, and big cities. They suffer daily abuse from dirty feet, soiled shoes, muddy boots, canes, and wheels of every sort. Tree roots growing up from beneath, to spread and separate even concrete lines. Sidewalks are exposed to the worst of every form of inclement weather including salt, and shovel scrapes in the winter. The constant blistering heat … Continue reading “Sidewalks​.”

Melody yes, Sing No!


  Everyone may not be able to sing with the voice of their favorite or greatest singers, but everyone can hum the melodies. You know the melodies of your favorite songs, and sometimes you may not know the words, but you have the timing. With the invention of the karaoke machines, many wannabe singers discover the real lyrics when they are displayed on a screen … Continue reading Melody yes, Sing No!

“Shiver.”


During the winter month’s my mother always dressed me warmly with a thick heavy coat, gloves, knit cap and a pair of rubber boots for snow. On a cold winter snowy afternoon, my mom recognized I was playing in the snow with one rubber boot on my right foot. I didn’t recognize the missing left boot until she yelled from the rear deck for me … Continue reading “Shiver.”

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument & Museum.


I was fortunate to tour and learn about the Agate Fossil Beds National Monument & Museum that was established on June 14, 1997. It’s, location in Western Nebraska’s Panhandle is surrounded by rolling agricultural and cattle farms in a valley near the Niobrara River. There is no entrance fee to tour the monument & museum which has walking trails to fossil bed locations. There is … Continue reading Agate Fossil Beds National Monument & Museum.

“Fierce.”


Fierce is the adjective used to identify the individual or group entering battle, attacking insurmountable odds or challenges. Wars have produced fierce, violent attackers eager to fight or kill. When not being used to describe wars or battles, the adjective is applied to persons in a sporting event. The fierce golfer, of a final round to win a tournament handles the pressure to win. The … Continue reading “Fierce.”