She will never make captain's grade. But I love her anyway.
Impressions of my 2012 visit to Saskatchewan to live near my parents and again for five months in 2013. Beautiful in summer, unforgiving in winter. Hardy people thrive there, less hardy -- leave.
Trish Burr is the epitome of the well-known phrase, 'Practice Makes Perfect'. Her delicately embroidered birds, flowers and portraits are in a class all their own. Have a look at some of these gorgeous three-dimensional works of art. Our grandmothers did some lovely embroideries but they were...
Gwana was big -- at least four feet long from the tip of his nose to the end of his tail -- the last time I lifted him from the closet shelf to place him in his bed. He never once hurt me with that tail of his.
Colored pencils have come a long way. High-quality, pure color products now enable dedicated colored pencil artists to create fine art. It's a whole new medium.
Bob has always scratch-built his layouts in the meticulous spike by spike method. This time Bob is building a 4' x 8' H.O. train layout with all the newest and easiest techniques including E-Z Track by Bachman and a grass mat. This is a step-by-step guide with photographs for the beginner. It's...
Do you fresh-squeeze your oranges? Do you only choose organically grown oranges or are you a risk-taker and choose any old kind that is on sale? I do a bit of both.
A lighthearted critique of how English-speakers on the Hawaiian Islands pronounce the lovely Bougainvillea flower's name.
By getting to know our kindred and ancestors, we get to know ourselves a little better, too. I have included two humorous poems from the early 1900's in this hub. Great Aunt Edith had a sense of humor, so she left them in her scrapbook.
Is it fair to love your first grandchild most? I think not. It's not fair to the other grandchildren that Grandchild Number One got a headstart on your heart.
Centipedes almost an inch wide and eleven or twelve inches long? Commonplace in Hawaii. It's very diffiult to kill them because they have a strong skeletal frame and an even stronger will.
Peacocks on Maui are a common sight. Yee's Mango Orchard in South Maui is the home of dozens of these regal birds. There was a Peacock Crossing sign on the road to protect them. Someone stole it.
Cattle Egrets are a common sight on the islands of Hawaii. They have a sense of humor, I think, and they say a pleasant 'Howzit?' from the floral medians while we humans are stuck in traffic.