Bear Lake in June

We took a late spring trip to Rocky Mountain National Park in early June. We had great weather, with pleasant temperatures and clear skies. I took my now regular hike around Bear Lake again this year. It’s been a couple of years since I last hiked here. Last year it was too rainy. The year…

Eureka Springs in Spring

50 years ago, as the McPherson “May Day” (All School’s Day) parade was ending, my new bride and I decided to take a spur of the moment honeymoon! After all, I was leaving for the army in a week; it just seemed the thing to do. So we gathered the few things needed and headed…

All the Years Combine

… they melt into a dream. Top picture is from our wedding, in April of 1974, and the bottom one is from April 2024. The first 50 years have been great and I’m looking forward to many, many more. “I love you more than words can tell” Previously noted: Celebrating 40 years of Marriage From…

A Quilt is Born

A few days ago I was in the mood to sew something. I didn’t want to just make another random quilt block; I almost have enough of those to make a (hodge-podge of blocks) quilt. I was thinking of a small log cabin quilt, as that’s been my favorite for the past few months. I…

In Memory of Aiko

“Nobody said it was easy No one ever said it would be so hard*” He was purring, softly, right through the end. But it was time and I promised him a long time ago I would do the right thing at the right time. We had a good 2 or 3 day good-bye/hospice last week…