If you remember from this previous post, I had started a challenge to read ten books (between June 1 and September 1) from my to-read list. This post is a follow up. I am happy to say that I indeed completed the challenge, even though I had only two days left to finish my last … Continue reading 10 Books of Summer: Completed!
Summer always seems to be the best time to visit a farmer's market or other outdoor/street market. There's so much fresh, summer produce! Ripe tomatoes, juicy blueberries, crunchy cucumbers. There are fragrant bouquets of flowers. There are hand-crafted items made by skilled artisans. There are delicious cheeses, golden honeys, fun jewelry, homemade soaps, hand-carved wooden … Continue reading Street Markets
It's interesting how a pile of rocks, under the right conditions, can turn out to be something beautiful and artistic. I'm talking about cairns. The word comes from a Gaelic term that means “heap of stones.” I was lucky enough to see an ancient and authentic Scottish cairn when I was in Edinburgh, Scotland with … Continue reading Cairns
California has all sorts of beautiful cities, no doubt about it, and San Francisco is definitely one of them. Magnificent parks, amazing food, a variety of cultures, awesome nightlife, lots of sports teams, interesting history... There's just so much to see and do in the "City by the Bay." While I have not been to … Continue reading San Francisco, CA
You may have noticed that there has been a lot of interest in the mental health benefits of coloring for adults. I did some research and here's a link to a list of 8 therapeutic benefits. Very cool stuff! It makes sense, then, that there's also been a trend in coloring books and coloring apps … Continue reading Coloring Books
Yesterday was the halfway point for the 10 Books of Summer Challenge that I started last month. (Click this link to my post if you missed it.) So here's an update on my progress.So far, I've finished more than I had expected to at this point. I've already got a book in mind that I … Continue reading The Halfway Point
Summer's always a good time to travel, but since that's not wise this year, summer will have to be a good time to write about traveling and share some of my photos. I wrote a fun series of travel posts a couple of summers ago, so be sure to check them out. You can find … Continue reading Monterey, CA