Daily Prompt:  Crisp

I hate cold weather.  I hate snow.  Although, when it is falling and drifts appear in the crisp cold air it is indeed beautiful.  That is why several years ago we left Pennsylvania and moved south to North Carolina.

I told my husband that if we still needed a snow shovel, we hadn’t moved south far enough.  I told him that they should not even have to carry them in the stores.  He never minded the cold or the snow, but the fact that we no longer had a son that lived at home to shovel in the winter, he didn’t fight me too hard over the move.

Our first winter in North Carolina, we actually had snow.  I could’t believe it.  However, it snowed at 9 AM and it was gone by noon.  It’s only snowed a couple more times since our move.

As for the beauty of the winter’s snow, I get plenty of it from the TV, and pictures right here on the internet.  And I can keep warm while I enjoy it.



Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge:  Buildings


My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge:  Buildings



The first one is geese that visit daily at my home in North Carolina.

Next is a cute little waterfront restaurant here in Orlando, Florida.

The next photo is of the beach front high rise condos in South Beach, Miami Beach, Florida.  One of them is my son’s place.

The last photo is from Animal Kingdom here in Walt Disney World in Florida.  It’s an old building that is part of the bird show.



No Whining

100 Word Challenge:  Whine

One of my passions is quilting. I learned how to quilt in 2005 after moving to North Carolina. Since I began I’ve taken many classes from internationally known teachers. One teacher, Bonnie Hunter,, designs beautiful scrap quilts.

Bonnie offers a mystery quilt she designed each year online. The steps are usually made up of many pieces cut and put together. You do not get the pattern at one time. Hence it’s called a mystery quilt.

One of the first thing she mentions in her instructions for participating is “No Whining” She actually includes it in her directions.