Category Archives: DPChallenge

Summer Solstice Wedding

This past weekend, we dedicated our time to celebrate with some dear friends the marriage of their youngest daughter, Christina, in Carmel Valley.  Christina and our daughter have been friends since they were in Middle School. They were classmates, sports … Continue reading

Posted in Bagpipes, Califorina, Carmel Valley, Childhood Friends, DPChallenge, High School Friends, mother-daughter relationship, Pebble Beach, Quail Lodge & Golf Club, Summer Solstice, Wedding | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Lost Art of Postcards

I had previously written about the lost art of handwritten notes here.  I had said there has always been something so exciting about receiving a long-hand written note from far away.  I go through this ritual of looking over the envelope. … Continue reading

Posted in Correspondence, DPChallenge, Handwritten Letter, Letter Writing, Postcards, Weekly Writing Challenge | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Children Say It Like It Is

I was heading west on the sidewalk of our town’s main drag. It was a cool crisp late morning. The clouds had decided to linger. My arms were full. I had picked up the dry cleaning and tucked under one … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Post Challenge, DPChallenge, mindfulness, mother-daughter relationship, Weekly Writing Challenge, YeahWrite | Tagged , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Sunset at Carmel Beach

Folks, Beau has a new favorite place to get his “zoomies” going. We noticed that when Beau is in a very playful mood, and this is usually when he’s outdoors, he gets into this mode of running around in large … Continue reading

Posted in Carmel Beach, dog, DPChallenge, Great Dane, Pets, Weekly Photo Challenge | Tagged , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

We Will Review The Cows!

More than 10 years ago, we were invited by good friends to visit with them at their second home in the Brittany region of France. We flew to Quimper, a pretty town southwest of Paris, well-known, among many things, for … Continue reading

Posted in Brittany Region, DPChallenge, France, Pont Aven, Travel, Tremalo Chapel, Valentine's Day, Weekly Writing Challenge, Yeahwrhite, YeahWrite | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Another Image Of Joy

Yep! Their family card arrived via a gracious nephew visiting family here. And with it, three of her choice libations: Two Pinots and a Chardonnay, from her choice wineries. Woohoo! It’s time for a Snoopy jig! This post is in … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian Wine, DPChallenge, Holiday Greetings, Mission Hill Winery, Sisters, Vancouver, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

A Picture of Joy

This post is in response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy!  Watching Beau running around so happy is just a pleasure! Related: Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy (forestwoodfolkart.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy (katjusablog.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy of Dogs … Continue reading

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Dog’s Thanksgiving Thoughts

Sigh! What a holiday it has been. So many people in my kitchen coming and going. Playing with dead animals and foliage. Mixing. Heating. Opening and closing the oven door. Churning some creamy stuff on a bright blue contraption. The … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Post Challenge, dog, DPChallenge, Family, Great Dane, Nano Poblano 2013, Thanksgiving | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Haiku Catchoo I & 2

Stroll along the beach, To eye, to sniff another, Tails up! Wag! New friends! I walk along side Of you, to shield you from harm. As long as I can. This post was inspired by the Daily Post’s Weekly Writing … Continue reading

Posted in Beau, BlogHer, Daily Post Challenge, Daily Prompt, dog, DPChallenge, Exercise, Fort Funston, Great Dane, Haiku, Hiking, NaBloPoMo, Nano Poblano 2013, Pets, Uncategorized, Weekly Writing Challenge, YeahWrite | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Beau Is Two

Beau turned two years old somewhere around this time. When we adopted him from Big Dog Rescue, they estimated his age at a year old. He was handed to us, papers, leash, and bowl, on November 19, 2012.  And so, … Continue reading

Posted in Beau, Big Dog Rescue, Birthdays, BlogHer, dog, DPChallenge, Great Dane, Pets, YeahWrite | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments