Did you know there are people in the world who collect clouds? They’re called Cloudspotters, members of The Cloud Appreciation Society. You’re probably wondering how one would go about the business of collecting a cloud. Unlike inflatable lawn ornaments, garden gnomes, tea cozies or balls of tinfoil, clouds are rather ephemeral things floating lonely … More From The Other Side of A Cloud
Roxie, here. Hope all is going well with my good friends out there in the blogosphere. The folks were watching a movie last night. In it, a girl named Alice falls down a rabbit hole and ends up in Wonderland! She meets a Cheshire Cat who can disappear into thin air. I would love to … More Roxie’s Frabjous Day
I love living in a small town. Familiar faces are always around the corner, in the supermarket, the restaurants, the hardware store, the pharmacy. I enjoy stopping to have a conversation with a friend I just happen to meet while doing errands. Years ago, while I was studying at the University, I decided this was … More It Takes a Village
This week I finally managed to finish the photos and the edit for The Pacas Are Coming! ZuZu and the Crias. It’s actually the January chapter of A Berkshire Tale. I initially wrote the stories separately but on advice from an editor at Penguin Books, I revised and compiled the ten stories into one book centered around the first … More To Publish or Not to Publish – That Is the Question
This post is a bit late, but then, every day is Valentine’s Day around here. In the past, when Charley was the Director of Rhode Island Boys’ Indoor Track, mid-February was a busy time for him. We rarely went out on Valentine’s Day. He recently retired from his fifty years of track duties and so, … More Wilderness is Paradise Enough
Roxie here. I’m writing a post once again to help Mom. She’s been busy with other things the last two weeks, so someone has to bail her out. You remember that she and Dad decided to paint the kitchen last November and what a mess the house was in for weeks? (They’re really slow. Like … More Roxie’s Lament
I was lying here on the couch binge reading other people’s blog posts and WHOA! Sandy informed readers we could go to the general settings in our menu and get snow to fall on our blog pages! YIKES! A new challenge with immediate gratification! So, I went to my Menu then to Settings then to … More I Just Found the Snowflake Thingy!
I’m a late bloomer. Very late! At age 65, I wrote a story featuring a tabby kitten named ZuZu, born in a barn at Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. I liked it so much I wrote more stories set in the Berkshires and added in lots of farm animals and an … More Claremary P. Sweeney, RI’s Late-Blooming Author
From the Berkshire Hills and from our home in South County, Rhode Island, we are sending you our heartfelt hopes for a Peaceful Day of Thanks wherever you may be today. And I just want to add that I feel incredible gratitude for all of the bloggers I’ve been communicating with during the last few … More Wishing You a Peaceful Day of Thanks
For the followers and bloggers who have been so generous with their Visits, Likes and Comments, I’m sending some sunshine your way. Just a few photos I shot on a September Day here in South County. Thanks to all. You are truly appreciated.