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Journal Collections

Journal Entries and Albums of Current and Past Projects

The bells begin gently at first and then their volume increases alerting me the four a.m. hour has arrived and my day must begin. Wearily my body squirms under the warmth of the covers begging to stay cuddled and just avoid the tasks at hand. My eyes flutter open and I dig deep, for a […]

Autumnal Thoughts

Autumn is on the way…. No spring nor summer’s beauty hath such grace As I have seen in one Autumnal face…. ~John Donne The brilliant greens are giving way to chartreuse leaving the seasonal door wide open for a brilliant display of autumnal hues. The morning chill in the air awakens my senses. Give me […]


Water Inviting it waves but for me it ripples upon scary. Swimming figures are graceful and the action looks relaxing but my heart begins to race with the thought of getting in deep water. I took swim lessons as a wee youngster but I only had three at most, therefore I do not call myself […]

Something to Ponder

Occupational Hazard -son- where are you? It is a parent’s duty to know where their non-adult children are spending their time. It is our calling, our responsibility. I like to think that even when they are adults and out of the home, we have a general sense of their whereabouts, within reason, of course. Well, […]

Allergy August

daisies, yellow floral, fine art photograph, spring renee

Allergens Attack Allergies attack and so softly they sneak, almost like a sweet lullaby and then as you begin to give in to the calm you realize you are under the spell and it is to late. Your face is swollen and you are sneezing, your sore nose is a faucet, and your head feels […]

A Blink in Time

Life: the condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death; the existence of an individual human being or animal. Do we give life all it demands? Do we cherish it daily? Do we pause and reflect only when it has escaped […]

Secrets of the Horse

How can it be August already? I have not even begun to accomplish my riding goals for this year… Horses are Heroes Ah, steeds, steeds, what steeds!  Has the whirlwind a home in your manes?  Is there a sensitive ear, alert as a flame, in your every fiber?  Hearing the familiar song from above, all […]

Spring Days

The budding trees have been releasing their pollen for weeks now calling out to the bees in their hives.  Watery eyes and stuffy noses I have continued to enjoy the bountiful spring days of late and I am very thankful for them despite being allergy riddled through and through.  I stumbled upon this barn and […]