The Last Photo – February 2021

Bushboy has asked if we would care to share the last photo on your camera or our phone for the moth of February. No explanations necessary. Here are the rules:

The rules are simple:
1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for the 28th February.
2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, not framed as you would like or the subject matter didn’t cooperate.
3. You don’t have to have any explanations, just the photo will do
4. Create a Pingback to this post or link in the comments
5. Tag “The Last Photo” or #LastOnTheCard

Here’s mine from my iPhone:

Blueberry muffins


Share Your World – March 1st, 2021

C7D018A9-43FB-4E9D-B21D-A8E1035F7F25 It has been a while since I participated in Melanie’s Share Your World post. Thankfully, over at Sparks From a Combustible Mind I feel comfortable popping in when the spirit moves me. Please be sure to check out her page for this feature and read how others have answered these probing questions.

Here are the questions:

Is every piece of truth worth telling?   (credit to the magnificent Cyranny for this one)

I think the truth is always worth telling if it is your own personal truth. Other peope’s truths are nunya business. That being said, I think lies trip us up and what we may try to avoid by telling one, usually comes back to haunt us. I am all for little white lies that protect people and spare them from unnecessary hurt.

Whom do you miss more Freddy Mercury or Prince?  (if you don’t know who those people are, just skip this question.  It’s cool).

I know who they are so I’m clear to answer. I have never been ‘attached’ to entertainers. I cannot miss someone I never knew. I feel sad at the loss, especially when the loss is tragic. I can miss their music or their impact on my life and the world. The music and the videos stay with us, even if the flame of life is extinguished. I might also miss the fact they cannot create new music.

If you could only email or text people for the rest of your life (no other form of communication), which would you chose?  

That would be horrible. I would kick and scream and throw tantrums, but if I had to choose, I would choose text. With text it is easy to send a quick video and see and hear the people I love. To see them and hear them would be divine. I would fear with email people would not take the time in this fast-paced tech life we lead to compose and send an email. That would be very lonely.

Would you prefer to work the midnight shift at a really creepy out of the way motel OR work alone for eternity?

Give me the creepy motel.

Bonus question because yes, these are a weird bunch this week:   What’s one secret you’re still keeping from your immediate family? (no details required.  You could say something like “The lost weekend in 1982”.  You can also answer “Why I NEVER keep secrets from my nearest and dearest!”).



GRATITUDE SECTION (always optional)

Please feel free to share something uplifting that you’ve experienced so far in 2021.

Covid conversations, I have reconnected with old friends and even my children a little more. We are now having nice hour-long conversations (and more frequent ones) which helps lift the veil of this crazy pandemic isolation.


Monday Missive – My WordPress Anniversary

It is a foggy and misty morning. I am driving down to The Kolache Factory this morning to pick up some sweet and savory kolaches – a Czech filled pastry of puffy dough.

  • Wordpress anniversaryYesterday I received a message from WordPress celebrating my 11 year anniversary of signing up for a WordPress account. My early experience with WordPress was designing websites for my web design business. I had several iterations of blogs on this platform and others, but it took retirement to become a consistent blogger.
  • I sent an email requesting a spot in Mary Smith’s online workshop “Mining Memories”. To say I am excited for the possibility is an understatement!
  • This past weekend we watched videos to learn how to prune our overgrown blueberry bushes. We are hopeful it will help produce a larger and sweeter berry when harvest time rolls around.
  • The first day of spring is only 19 days away if you are counting. I realize that does not mean a switch is thrown and spring flowers bloom overnight, but it definitely heralds a change in the weather.
  • Easter falls on April 4th this year. We will have had our second vaccine and the two week wait for the maximum protection will have passed. That does not mean we have the green flag to visit our families because most of them will still not have been vaccinated. The U.S. is starting distribution of a third vaccine that requires only a single shot which hopefully means more of the population will soon have some level of protection.
  • My Monday morning mental jukebox has Seals and Crofts on rotation. If you know it, sing along. Have a great Monday and a wonderful week.