Seeing The Writing On The Wall

I’ve always had mixed feelings about graffiti. Sometimes I love it and sometimes I hate it. Sometimes it’s beautiful and adds something to the environment, but sometimes it’s just destructive and ugly. I’d like to see grafitti have a proper place in society instead of being criminal activity, but I don’t think it should be…

Refreshing Landscape

This week I am combining themes. Landscape from the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge and Refreshing from Where’s My Backpack’s Weekly Travel Theme. These two ideas fit perfectly with my current mood and thoughts. The recent trip to Arizona still fresh in my mind, while here in New Hampshire the weather is drizzly, and has moved…

How Many Ways Can You Look at a Waterfall?

When my daughter and I made plans to drive out west from New Hampshire the first thing we both decided was that we had to see Niagara Falls. Neither of us had ever been, and even though we have seen many photos we wanted to check it out for ourselves. We thought it would be something…

Grandma’s Bag and other Travel Tips

Did you ever play this game, “Grandma’s Bag” when you were a kid? It goes something like this, “My Grandma’s going on a trip and I helped her pack her bag. I put a _________ in her bag.” The next person says the same thing but adds another object. It goes around the circle with…

Return Trip Reflections

I just got back from a whirlwind cross-country drive with my daughter. I wanted to blog along the way but didn’t really have the time or means to do that. I barely managed to post on Facebook most days as our trip had a deadline – my flight home. We were also staying in the…

Happy Autumn Blues

You never know what Autumn will be like here in always unpredictable New Hampshire. Will we have an Indian summer? When will the first frost come? Will it be a rainy or dry season? will the colors be vivid and how long will they last? How long can we hold out before turning on the…