Skyline Drive


It’s been 5 years since I started my WordPress journey, and what an incredible 5 yrs it has been.

Somehow, through all that has happened, a motorcycle wreck, running for political office, opening a business / closing a business / opening another business, and many other things, both positive and challenging, I have managed to post, to respond to comments, and to visit and comment on your posts.

Lately though, I have just not been able to keep up.  Perhaps it’s the new job.  Maybe it’s the hours spent in civic engagement, and the resistance.  Whatever the reason, I’ve just not been able to respond to your comments on my posts.  I have, however, made a commitment to visiting and commenting on  your posts.

Know that I love and read each and every comment, but if I don’t respond in kind it is because for the time being, I’ll be spending my WordPress time visiting and commenting on your posts.  I’ll still be posting though, and hope to have a lighter schedule sometime down the road.

You have become dear friends, and my life is better for it.




Tomorrow in the US, we celebrate all that is good about family, friends, food, (and football).  We also celebrate the non-monetary gifts of sharing our time, our good fortune, and our love.

Wishing you warmth and many Thanksgiving blessings!

While Making Calls


Oh my goodness, scenes like this make an evening of campaign calling so much better!

I miss you all … so much!!!

26 days!

Until Tomorrow


It was lovely to visit many of your blogs this evening, which kept me from doing much work on the photos from my recent trip to Florida.

There’s always tomorrow, right?  G’Night Ya’ll!

Warm Enough to Ride

Just one week ago, it was so cold that I had to jump start the bike.

 Today though, for a brief time it was 60 degrees and while I had not yet finished with the post Thanksgiving clean up, I knew I wanted to ride, even for just a little while. With the sun low in the sky, I pulled away from the house.


I’d only been riding for 20 minutes when I pulled over to get the camera out of my the saddlebag.


The setting sun cast everything in a golden glow, and when back on the road, the wind was cool but comfortable.


Safety dictated that I get on back home, but I’m grateful to have had even a little time with the wind in my face.


All Natural

Last night’s sunset – straight from the camera


Let’s all try to do more to care for this precious earth we call home.

Wishing the happiest Thanksgiving to all those who celebrate it and a peaceful, happy day to everyone else.

Wine and Roses

Our local wine and beer shop, Barrel Caves Wines, devotes one evening every month to women. The Divas gather for wine and tapas and friendship, and my camera is alway ready to capture the fun.

Kathy makes sure that the flowers are fresh,


the food delicious,


and the wine chosen just for us.



This particular night offered an extra treat. As we walked out the door, feeling relaxed after another great evening, we were treated to this gorgeous sunset.


Not a bad way to support local business!