WordPress problems

I have been having a terrible time with WordPress. After much research and trying several solutions, I decided the problem might be within the theme itself. So I changed the theme and spent forever getting the widgets the way I wanted them. Then I found the answer to my problem and changed the theme back…

After the winter storm

The Flowering Quince (which for reasons unknown has bloomed in the dead of winter these past few years) made it through Winter Storm Izzy. The blooms that were already open are drooping and lifeless, but the buds look as if they may open up soon. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

In the dead of winter…

Once again this year my Flowering Quince bushes are blooming in the dead of winter. The buds and blooms have survived many nights of below freezing temperatures. We have what may prove to be a severe winter storm coming this weekend. I hope the Quince survive the ice and snow that are predicted to be…

Learning German

Sometimes I develop an intense interest in something, pursue it and then either drop it outright or let it fade away. I stopped trying to learn Spanish (I have Spanish ancestry), although I still enjoy listening to music in Spanish. I also stopped trying to improve my French, which I did study in high school…

Here is the world…

The past two years have been filled with difficulties and hardships and terrible things around the world. They also have been filled with much beauty and love. Cheers to the New Year, as we look ahead with courage to whatever might come our way.

Autumn sunset

It’s been a long time since I witnessed a sunset from my front porch. But I’m no longer driving to my father’s house every day to help care for him and then coming home after dark each evening. Sadly, he passed away on Tuesday after eight months of being in at-home hospice care. He was…

A little more Autumn color

I’m still traveling every day to my father’s house almost an hour’s drive away. He remains at home in hospice care, and this week we were told he probably has only two to three weeks to live. His decline can be seen daily, and he no longer knows who I am. At the age of…