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My Mother, My Friend

My Mother, My Friend

Let Me Tell You About My Mom Anyone who knows me, knows how close I am to my mother.  She has always supported any endeavor I have undertaken and she has always been there to encourage me to succeed or to console me when I fail.  She even supports my online writing endeavors.  Mom reads […]

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Pictorial Tour of the Memphis Botanic Gardens

Pictorial Tour of the Memphis Botanic Gardens

Memphis Botanic Gardens in Spring Such beauty is beyond my imagination!  If I were to dream of the perfect garden, it would be the one I found at the Memphis Botanic Garden in Memphis, Tennessee.  Tucked away beside a lovely city park and believe it or not, behind a shopping mall, sits the most gorgeous […]

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Decorating Our Christmas Tree

Decorating Our Christmas Tree

Our Family Christmas Tree Every year as I walk through the stores, I admire all of the beautifully decorated Christmas trees.  I always enjoy looking at the themed trees and all the different ornaments that together make one beautiful presentation.  Once or twice I have been tempted to purchase all new matching ornaments and make […]

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Using a Decorative Trash Can as a Gift Basket

Using a Decorative Trash Can as a Gift Basket

Presentable Trash Can Gifts! Because I enjoy giving unique gifts, I started putting these unique gift basket sets together years ago.  They are always a big hit with the recipient.  Plus, they make a really pretty presentation. These trash can gift baskets make great gifts for Christmas, birthdays, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, […]

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Photography, Photos and Sylvestermouse

Photography, Photos and Sylvestermouse

There are times when I feel like I was born with a camera attached to my hand.  I rarely go anywhere without taking one of my cameras.  I am always amazed by the beauty of the world around us, and I absolutely love taking pictures.  Ironically, I absolutely hate being photographed. My favorite subjects to […]

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Hangin’ with Gray Wolves

Hangin’ with Gray Wolves

What words do you use to describe Gray Wolves? Fascinating! Intelligent!  Mischievous!  Beautiful! These are all words that I would use to describe this Gray Wolf. I am mesmerized by the gorgeous Gray Wolves.  We visited the Memphis Zoo a while back and I didn’t want to leave their area.  I wanted to stay and […]

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Vacation in Hawaii

Vacation in Hawaii

Definitely Worth the Wait! When I was a senior in high school, my senior class went to Hawaii on Spring Break, but I did not go.  I always regretted missing the trip to Hawaii and occasionally would comment how ridiculous it was that I did not go when I had the chance. Twenty years later […]

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Caring for a Pet Mouse

Caring for a Pet Mouse

My First Pet was a Field Mouse I learned at a very early age how to care for my pet mouse.  I was raised in a home where animals were welcome, cared for and loved deeply.  We had several family dogs, but the first pet to enter our home that belonged only to me, was […]

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Our Beautiful Grandkitty’s Birthday

Our Beautiful Grandkitty’s Birthday

The year this photo was taken, I remember thinking how hard it was to believe our beautiful little kitty was already 2 years old. Of course, we had to celebrate her birthday! It is even harder to believe that today she is 8 years old! Now I know you are thinking it is difficult to […]

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Book Review:  Paper Roses by Amanda Cabot

Book Review: Paper Roses by Amanda Cabot

Paper Roses I picked up a new book to read a few days ago when I needed a break from work.  I had previously read a few books by the author, Amanda Cabot, and had always enjoyed them, so I expected to like this book as well.  I was seriously surprised because I not only […]

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