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My obsession with Martha's Vineyard.. phototography..genealogy and life in general and this and that…


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence…

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For a few years now my daughter and I have been visiting cemeteries where our ancestors and family are buried.  We have found cemeteries to be beautiful, peaceful places … monuments become works of art and epitaphs become poetic homage to those who have passed.  We have visited beautifully manicured and well cared for cemeteries, the one above was not one of those though.   Although this cemetery in Goshen, New York, the resting place of several ancestors, is over grown and sadly neglected there is a silent beauty to it.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth…

Prompt:  In this first week of the year, many people anticipate beginnings, changes, and opportunities for growth. Share with us an image that evokes this spirit of change and newness.

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My first thought for growth…

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But then I thought about the growth of the jigsaw puzzle my daughter and I just worked on (I did at least 15% )

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An unassuming 1000 piece puzzle featuring take-offs on titles of popular books. It of course started with the first pieces and then grew and grew and grew and…

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Behold… all done.

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Just a few of the clever take offs on titles…

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Mouse Work…

In looking back over posts of the past I came across this one from January, 2011 featuring.. Mousey who was a favorite toy of granddog, Chappy, and who this year became the topper on our Christmas tree.

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January 2011 -The holidays are over and the doldrums of January arrive.  With that arrival sometimes comes odd and wacky ways to entertain oneself.

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This is Mousey who was solely one of Chappy’s toys. Somehow though he ventured out of the toy basket and Deb and I have found him in some interesting spots.

For example, on my treadmill and at her spinning wheel.  As you can see Mousey had a bit of a dilemma… couldn’t reach the start button for the treadmill and couldn’t reach the treadle on the spinning wheel.  Got to give him credit for trying though.

The other morning though Mousey found something he can do… look where I found him when I walked into the kitchen.

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 Mousey likes to cook…who knew… he’s been as quiet as well, a mouse, about this new hobby of his. Let’s take a look at Mousey in action.

This could be a problem.. you know how mice are about cheese?

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Apparently he likes mozzarella more than ricotta cheese.

 The finished product… looks delish.

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Mousey relaxing after a busy morning in the kitchen.  This is one mouse I don’t mind having in the house.

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Thanks for indulging the silliness and wackiness that goes on around here.  It’s good to laugh and have fun no matter what your age… chronologically or mentally 🙂


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Here Comes 2018…

I have a lot of fun putting together my own calendars, here are the 2 for 2018

wall calendar…  all pictures are Martha’s Vineyard taken in October, except May which is Cape May, New Jersey

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desk calendar… same here, all pictures are Martha’s Vineyard in October, except for Cape May, New Jersey for May…

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Here’s to filling our calendars of 2018 with good memories, good health and good friends 🙂