Sugar, my therapy dog and me after work.  We would go to the hospitals and comfort the patients and families.  She was the calmest Australian Shepherd I’ve ever had.  I’m hoping Oberon grows into this kind of work with me. I rescued her in her senior years from Colorado Humane Society.  The next week she had her Good Citizen certification, then her Delta Society certification, and later her R.E.A.D. Literacy Mentoring certification.

Here’s a pic of Sugar out of her work clothes:



Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge


Yes, this was true.  There were sheep for miles … and miles and miles  and miles.  in Scotland.


Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – October 19, 2016

JNW’s Halloween Challenge: Decorations



Yes, I go a little crazy for Halloween.  I don’t decorate at all for Christmas.  This year’s decorations.




Just wait until Halloween night when then fog machine goes on and the creepy music plays. Buwahhhhh ahhhhh

Travel theme: Playing


In all my travels I always find the music.  The most music I found was during the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh and the best musicians were there as well.  The buskers came from all around the world to be here.  This particular gentleman, Tom Ward, was absolutely awesome, played classical guitar.

For more information on Tom Ward, visit his Facebook page here

More of my fantastic travels have allowed me to see young men playing the violin, busking in Edinburgh and wrenching my heart with their melodies.


Enjoying the expected and upbeat sounds of the bagpipe!


Watching the performance of the unicyclist juggling tools and fire so high in the air2013-08-09-juggleratthefringeOH.. and if you’re wondering why that woman is following him around with the leaf blower.  He wanted the wind to blow through his hair, while he was performing.  :)

Edinburgh, Scotland

Then there was Italy, the lone girl with her accordion sitting there.


And the orchestra band playing in the subway of Paris this year.


Then I can come home to my own back yard to hear the playing of the musician at the Renaissance Festival,


Travel theme: Playing

Flower of the Day – October 21, 2016 –Scotland’s Thistle


It’s amazing what eye surgery can do for a person!  I never thought I captured this image, it always looked blurry to me, when in fact, I captured exactly what I wanted.  I remember trying hard to get this photo.  It was a very windy day in the King’s Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland and this branch was just moving all over the place.  This was before I had surgery on my eyes.  Now I can see, YAY!

Flower of the Day – October 21, 2016 – Scotland’s Thistle