Some mountainous areas are more arid. The photos here are examples. They may not have the ice-cold streams, but they are still enjoyable. Want to sit beside this waterfall? And rejuvenate through the sound of rushing water? Or stick your toes in a quiet stream? Or sit beside still waters? And gaze at the mountains … More Summer in the Mountains, Part 2
Since the sweltering days of August are often referred to as the dog days, some have come to call it “Dogust.” In a previous post, “Dogust,” Part 1, I asked where the phrase, “the dog days of August” came from? Some theorists argue that it began with the ancient Greeks. But others say it began … More “Dogust,” Part 2
What is summer without a trip to the mountains? Especially a trip that includes a mountain meadow full of wildflowers. These photos were taken by Jessica Coupé at the Microwave Plateau near Telkwa, British Columbia. “Microwave” is such a modern name for such ancient mountains. Where did the name come from? Jessica said, “I think … More Summer in the Mountains
You’ve heard of the “Dog Days of August,” right? The warm sultry days of August have led some to change the month’s name to “Dogust.” To make these days more enjoyable I’ve listed below some of my favorite National Holidays. I hope you find some to enjoy or at least amuse you. National Holidays for … More “Dogust” Part 1
Tulsa, Oklahoma’s riverfront park, The Gathering Place is a hit with families. Creative minds built this place. Engineering and ingenuity are on full display in the towers, bridges, play areas, and the water activities. A friend recently took her family there. She tried to explain it to me. She showed me her photographs and then … More The Gathering Place
Want to add a little extra fun to your trip to the neighborhood pool or the hotel pool? Get cool pool photos as the kids get into the water. The key to these photos is to keep pushing the camera button over and over until you have about five pictures. Almost every time you will … More Pool Photo Fun
Ahh, the leisurely pleasures of summer. Fishing has to be one of the best summer activities. The White River is known as a fisherman’s paradise. Do you know why? You might guess it has something to do with fish. Right? In case you have no clue, there’s a huge hint on this website: http://whiteriver.net/ Friends … More Fishing Anyone?
Click on the link below to hear the choir sing. Enjoy their rendition along with the video. God has blessed our country. May He continue to do so. America The Beautiful
Hurray! July 4th is coming this weekend. I would love to run or ride a bike along the beach. But I do not run well these days. I tried it with my cane when I was late for an appointment two weeks ago. Not a pretty sight. I had a good laugh at myself. I … More What Will You Do this Weekend?
1. For those of you following my cancer journey, after three treatments (each two weeks apart) my bloodwork showed some progress. We were encouraged. Shouldn’t there be fireworks? Oh, wait. That’s next weekend. Shouldn’t there at least be balloons? Side effects have been tolerated to date. But not encouraged. 2. For those of you who … More Shouldn’t There Be Balloons?