Kew Gardens

The photos I’m sharing this week are of Kew Gardens in January of this year. I was over the moon about the ice and frost that covered the plants. I have many more photos than these, but I wanted to highlight the majesty of the cold. The steaming earth enchanted me. The birds sliding aroundContinue reading “Kew Gardens”

Hampton Court Palace: Interiors

This week is a continuation of last week, but this time we move inside the palace. I apologize for the quality of my photos. My camera filled up, and I had to switch to my cell phone, which doesn’t take the best pictures. Still, I couldn’t pass up the chance to snap the empty rooms.Continue reading “Hampton Court Palace: Interiors”

Hampton Court Palace: The Grounds

This week’s collection is from the palace of Henry VIII, taken in January of 2022. There was almost no one there besides me and my fiancé. It was great. Recognize any of these from Harry Potter? And, yes, I did stagger through the hedge maze, calling, “Danny!” One person somewhere deeper in the maze laughed.Continue reading “Hampton Court Palace: The Grounds”

Photo Blog Month

I’ve decided to give NaNoWriMo a shot this year. I did it a few times in years past and won two or three times, but that was a long time ago. Time to try again! That being the case, I’m going to blog for the next few weeks the same way I did last week:Continue reading “Photo Blog Month”

Be Reasonable

I had a strange week. After posting my passport and other documents, there was nothing left to do for the visa application until they get in touch with me. Wedding invitations went out last week. Space is so limited. I hope I don’t hurt anyone’s feelings, but family alone took up most of the invites.Continue reading “Be Reasonable”

Lovefool

April is just around the corner, bringing with it more springy spring weather. Hopefully it won’t be too summery. I’m in no rush for the arrival of Louisiana’s warmer weather. Just thinking about it makes me sweat. The rain and cool breezes should feel free to stay as far as I’m concerned. Visa Saga Update:Continue reading “Lovefool”

Reflections

Journaling (and blogging) have been a big step for me. I started half a dozen gratitude journals and traditional journals over the years but could never stick to them. I’d been great for about two weeks then fall out of the habit. Last year, I broke the cycle. I started a gratitude journal on theContinue reading “Reflections”

Colds and Creativity

Everyone in the house is sick. Nothing serious. Just colds. But three adults bumbling around, sniffling, sneezing, and pinching the bridges of their noses must be a sight. We’re all red-nosed and bundled a little more warmly than may be necessary. Oranges, vitamin C, and cold meds are scattered around the kitchen because we allContinue reading “Colds and Creativity”