Weekly Photo Challenge: Today Was a Good Day

This week's photo challenge is to share photos from your ideal day or some of your favorite things. My photos are some snapshots from my summer. My ideal day is usually spent close to a large body of water. These photos were all taken in California from Lake Tahoe, La Jolla and Huntington Beach. The … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Today Was a Good Day

Weekly Photo Challenge: Creepy

I happen to have a lot of creepy photos, my lovelies. I'm not going to analyze why that is at this moment, but I would say my best creepy photos are from a tour of the Preston School of Industry, also known as the Preston Castle, in Ione, California. Here's a post I did about it a … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Creepy

Swimming Hole – Friday Fictioneers

It's time for Friday Fictioneers where writers are challenged to write a 100-word story based on a photo prompt. All are welcome to participate. Join in! My story is below. (102 words) Swimming Hole They checked trees and rocks validating they had arrived at their swimming hole. Desi's name etched into the rock confirmed it. "Where's the … Continue reading Swimming Hole – Friday Fictioneers

Walking Alone with Nature

This past weekend, I desperately needed to breakaway from the walls of my house. I can be a slave to my computer if I allow myself. My back aches from all the sitting I do. It was high time I stretched my legs. I pleaded with my family to join me on a walk to … Continue reading Walking Alone with Nature

A Taste of Their Own Medicine – Friday Fictioneers

(March 5,  1911) ****** "They can eat all the acorns and berries they want in their land of plenty," Ned said, breathing in the fresh citrus of an orange. "Ancient burial ground, please. If those Indians want it to rain so bad, so be it." "Do we really need the Orange Show to happen on … Continue reading A Taste of Their Own Medicine – Friday Fictioneers

Filled with Hope (A Photo Journal)

"Mom, my boots are waterproof so no mud will seep through," my son said from the back seat of the car. "My shoes are full of holes," Dad offered. "I know of some great, cheap shoes from Costco. We'll get you some tomorrow," I said, trying to console. "A lot of good that does me … Continue reading Filled with Hope (A Photo Journal)

Haunted Places: A Tour of Preston Castle

Recently, I visited the Preston Castle in Ione, California in Amador County for a historical tour. During the month of October, the Preston Castle also offers a thrilling haunted house and overnight ghost tours. This is not surprising considering it is believed to be truly haunted. Not only is there an unsolved murder in its past, but … Continue reading Haunted Places: A Tour of Preston Castle