On the Road Again

The car was fully loaded, leaving just enough room for Jay and me.  The back seat held a small cooler for drinks, 2 camera bags, 2 duffle bags, and a bag of snacks.  In the trunk was a large cooler with food for the next few days, linens, hiking boots, a tote loaded with plate’s … Continue reading On the Road Again


Getting Educated on Marketing

By S. J. Brown As a writer there are two things I truly suck at, punctuation and marketing.  One of my New Year’s resolutions was to work on both.  So when an on line course I had been eyeing was offered for free for one week only I signed up.   This was my first … Continue reading Getting Educated on Marketing

The Image of Writing

By S. J. Brown Writers paint a picture with their words while photographers create pictures that are worth 1000 words.  Writers and photographers have a lot of things in common. Both share their passion with others, and both agonize over their craft.    When putting together a proposal a writer looks for just the right … Continue reading The Image of Writing

Looking Back at 2016

By S. J. Brown Since 2016 is almost over I thought I would reminisce a bit.  For several years I have been sharing my images on Facebook.   I share a new photo each Sunday so there are many photos that my blogging buddies don’t get to see.  So I thought I would include the 10 … Continue reading Looking Back at 2016


by Neva Bodin When I was a new mother, I bought a basic set of oil paints and a canvas and copied the picture of dolphins from the front of a Readers Digest magazine. A friend, who was taking a correspondence course in painting, told me my sky was wrong, (too roily, should be smooth) … Continue reading FAN THE FLAME, NO MATTER THE AGE

Monarchs, Milkweed, and Me

By S. J. Brown Saturday morning I will be hosting a group of fellow gardeners on our back deck. We will be talking about Monarch Butterflies.  I began tagging Monarchs three or four year ago and have learned a lot about them since.  So I will be sharing some of my wisdom along with some … Continue reading Monarchs, Milkweed, and Me

One of These Things Is Not Like The Others

This post by Lleander Author of Fearless Fiction One of these things is not like the others, One of these things just doesn't belong, Can you tell which thing is not like the others By the time I finish my song? Did you guess which thing was not like the others? Did you guess which … Continue reading One of These Things Is Not Like The Others

Summers Over

By S. J. Brown Many people mourn the passing of summer, not me. During the hot days of summer I photograph very little. The critters hide deep in the woods to find shelter from the heat. Those that are accessible are not in the mood to pose for me. Of course there are some exceptions … Continue reading Summers Over

Storytelling is storytelling. We all crave it.

by Stephen Buehler Story telling is storytelling and everyone loves a good story. It helps make life interesting. When you hear the word ‘story’ most people think of books or short stories- but all forms of entertainment should tell a story – from music to art to magic shows. That’s right, even a magic show. … Continue reading Storytelling is storytelling. We all crave it.