Sunday, July 24, 2016

Garden Enjoyment

I’ve gotten a great deal of enjoyment out of my yard this summer. It is so full of fragrant and beautiful flowers and trees that I wanted to share it with all of you. Unfortunately, a mere photo is powerless to convey the color, aromas, and feeling of serenity that I feel as I wander the stone paths winding through the vibrant blossoms.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Adventure Inspirations – Travel and the Outside World

“Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it.”

- Eudora Welty, One Writer's Beginnings -

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Teaser Tuesday - The Smell of Fire, Death, Destruction

The unmistakable haze of smoke filled the valley below. Snow covered the ground and weighed heavily on the pine boughs lining the highway, ruling out a forest fire as the source of the dark billows. The old rancher rolled down his window despite the bitter cold, and inhaled deeply. The air smelled of fire, death, destruction.
With the last switchback navigated, he shifted up and pressed the accelerator down as far as he dared while driving on icy roads. He tried not to let his imagination get the best of him, but he couldn’t help but fear the worst. Someone, maybe him, was suffering a loss.
As he approached the turnoff to his ranch he realized immediately that the nightmare belonged to him.
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Sunday, July 17, 2016

National Boredom Month

July is not only National Hot Dog Month, it’s also National Anti-Boredom Month. Fortunately there is no need to worry because I have a prescription for boredom, A Dose of Danger, and if mystery meat isn’t your thing try A Taste of Tragedy.


Glad I could help. Happy July!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Adventure Inspirations - Newer and Richer Experience

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste it, to experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”


- Eleanor Roosevelt"