WW: Gourds Gone Wild!

WW: Gourds Gone Wild!

Well, these were pretty laid back, from what I could tell–just hanging out at the mall… This week’s Wordless Wednesday Linky Group theme was suggested by Susanna. document.write(”); Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,318 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

WW: Hot in Here!

WW: Hot in Here!

…Well, I’m assuming this guy stripped down to cool down… document.write(”); Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,318 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

WW Wild Card: Only in LA…

WW Wild Card: Only in LA…

…do fictional Realtors from TV sitcoms get bus-bench ads like real-life Realtors do. Phil Dunphy’s bench, on Franklin Avenue east of Highland “Watch a new episode of Modern Family tonight on ABC!”  If you want. Or DVR it and watch it later–that’s what I’ll do. Or watch something else. (This post is sponsored by absolutely no one, in case you couldn’t tell.) An InLinkz Link-up Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to […]

WW: Discovering America

WW: Discovering America

My great-grandparents, and some of their children, arrived in the United States in the wave of immigrants from Southern and Eastern Europe that landed on these shores in the early twentieth century. Like most of the rest, they were greeted by Lady Liberty as they sailed into New York Harbor and disembarked at Ellis Island. Last summer, I had the chance to discover what they saw when they arrived. June 2012: Two perspectives of the […]

WW: I’d Rather Be Sailing

WW: I’d Rather Be Sailing

I don’t know how to sail. No one in my family has a boat. But when “Envious/Jealous” popped up for our Linked-Up Wordless Wednesday prompt this week, I knew it was time to own up to my envy of people who get to spend their days like this. Sailing, East-Coast style: New York Harbor, Boston Harbor, and Boothbay Harbor, Maine (bonus: Portland Head Light, Portland, Maine) document.write(”); Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email […]

WW: Change–Outdoor Dining, circa 1600

WW: Change–Outdoor Dining, circa 1600

Mealtime rituals have changed a bit since the 17th century, haven’t they? Fine dining at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire, April 2013 An InLinkz Link-up Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,318 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

WW: Shelved!

WW: Shelved!

We’ve got a “wild card” week in our Wordless Wednesday linky group, so I thought you might like to see what we did with our dining room this past weekend. It gives a new meaning to the concept of “devouring books.” It may seem like an odd place to put them, but the dining room just happens to have one wall that’s the perfect size to line with bookcases. At intervals between Saturday evening and Sunday […]

WW: It’s Oh So Quiet…

WW: It’s Oh So Quiet…

…quiet as a cemetary. New England is full of these picturesque little resting places. A small cemetery just outside New London, New Hampshire (June 2013) An InLinkz Link-up Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,318 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

WW: For Work AND Play!

WW: For Work AND Play!

Our Linked-Up Wordless Wednesday theme this week is “Play”–but since that’s something I haven’t had much time for during the past week, I thought I’d go in the opposite direction and show you my “Work” space in the new house instead. It’s one of those built-in kitchen desks, and I’m excited to have it because I’m oddly reluctant to use my laptop on my lap. But since the laptop and its cousin, the iPad, are […]

Semi-Wordless Wednesday: Back to School!

Semi-Wordless Wednesday: Back to School!

I haven’t gone back to any of my old schools since I left the last of them, 26 years ago. The fact that I’ve put thousands of miles between myself and them is only one of the reasons why. I’m not the person I was when I was there, and some of the schools aren’t the same, either. Broad River School Homes, via Google Street View The high school is smaller, the university has grown, and […]

WW: Summer Vacation Wrap-Up

WW: Summer Vacation Wrap-Up

Yesterday, August 13, was the first day of school for the Los Angeles Unified School District, so it seems fitting that our link-up photo theme today is “Summer Vacation Wrap-Up.” If you’ve been around here much this summer, you’ve been subjected to my vacation pictures a few times already, but I have an official directive to share some more today, and I love how easy it is to do that with a collage app! As […]

WW: Eating Up Summer, in #JustOneParagraph

WW: Eating Up Summer, in #JustOneParagraph

I think that this is where it started, back in June, at City Landing for our first dinner in Boston–I’ve really had a thing for berries this summer, and I trace it right back to this simple but glorious salad. SALADS Summer Berry Salad Strawberries, Dried Blueberries, Candied Pecans, Blue Cheese, Raspberry Vinaigrette 10 Fresh strawberries, surrounded by Haymarket (collaged with Diptic) Sadly, I didn’t take a photo of it, as I got straight to eating it. […]