Swallows on the Boardwalk

The tree swallows in the park are so much fun to watch in the spring. They dart and swoop, popping in and out of the boxes set out for them. Their beautiful shiny blue feathers fascinate me and I think they’re just so damn cute! They’re brazen little...
Stolen Lilacs

Stolen Lilacs

There’s an empty lot down the street. It’s got the only FOR SALE sign on our street without one of those obnoxious Neon Orange/Black SOLD stickers on it. The lot is bordered by trees and tons of lilac bushes. My daily walk takes me right past this aromatic...

Dandelions

I’ve been paying extra attention to dandelions over the last few weeks. They are so damn cheerful! I especially love the period in early spring where they are all still yellow, bright pompom pops of sunshine from every green space. As spring progresses, their growth...
C’est le Way

C’est le Way

Some people wanna fill the world With silly love songs And what’s wrong with that?Paul McCartney Goals: 2019: learn to play ukulele2020: learn to play guitar2021: learn to write songs Press Play to Listen: C’est Le Way by Marsha Amanova My first song!...

Enjoying the Peaceful Pause

I love this time of year, the pause between Christmas and the New Year. I’ve been able to enjoy it throughout my life, as a kid, a student, staff at a University, and now that I’m self-employed. It’s a wonderful time to reflect on the past and...