The Red-bellied Woodpecker

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My mother is an avid birder and nature enthusiast who often photographs her bird sightings and nature excursions. This post includes images of a male red-bellied woodpecker. My mother captured post images as the woodpecker ate at her backyard feeding … Continued

Why Persevere?

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As we usher in the new year, many of us will, once again, embark upon the task(s) of achieving our New Year’s goals. We will keep some resolutions and let others fall by the wayside. As I created a plan … Continued

Sour Cream Apple Squares

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I recently organized family recipes and miscellaneous cookbooks. Recipe cards were full of handwritten notes describing taste ratings, funny observations, and cooking recommendations. Each tattered recipe card became a pensieve (Harry Potter reference), of sorts, for viewing family memories. Surrounded … Continued

Disappearing Daylight: Summer’s Last Hurrah

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As the final days of summer approach, I suppress memories of high temperatures and humidity. Instead, I focus on beach outings, garden-fresh tomato sandwiches, summer concerts, roadside farm stands, and outdoor movies. Suddenly, I want summer to stay a little … Continued

Under McCutcheon's Moon