A Drive Through Mississinewa Reservoir

A drive through Mississinewa Reservoir in Indiana and we discovered some beautiful scenery and photographic opportunities. The road looked more treacherous than what it was. This was a pretty nice quiet drive with no traffic and other people in sight. No radio to distract our thoughts, just us and nature.


1 Reservoir Road

It’s amazing what you can see and notice if you just sit still long enough or drive slowly enough. The two animals that caught my attention were the bald eagle and an adorable raccoon. I was able to capture a few shots of each. Warning: they are a bit blurred. I believe the eagles we did see were aware we were there and watching. The one perched higher up and through the branches kept turning his head back and forth as if he/she knew we were there.

The raccoon was adorable, I’m not sure if this was a small one or large one as half the body was hidden. These little adorable creatures are destructive if they get into an abandoned building or say a house that is left unattended while you travel through China. However, perched up on the tree, he does look harmless and cute.

1 Raccoon

2 Raccoon


What else did I discover? I discovered I need a new lens. The Nikon 70-300MM F/4.5-5.6G VR sounds like the next step. If you have other suggestions, please let me know as I am just learning and love the hobby.

Have a wonderful day. Be still and enjoy some quiet time and solitude, be one with nature and yourself. Hugs!


A Love Letter To My Alcoholic Mother. | Rebelle Society

It’s not often I read a story that moves me to tears and beyond. For me, as I was reading this article/letter, I felt the pain of the writer, I cried. Here is a snip it from the story. Enjoy.

One of the best things you ever did for me was ignore me, and I am forever grateful for your abandonment.

Does that make sense?

Do you understand?

I know what it’s like to feel powerless and angry. I know what despair tastes like, and I know what it’s like to not have a mom.

A Love Letter To My Alcoholic Mother. | Rebelle Society.

Is It Possible Cannabis Has Cancer Benefits?

If cannabis can really help cure cancer or reduce the size of tumors, shouldn’t our government jump on board? If there is even a remote chance that marijuana can have some healing properties, shouldn’t it be prescribed or made more readily available? Did you know that only 23 states and DC have enacted laws to legalize medical marijuana? I keep asking myself why only 23 states and why isn’t Indiana one of those states.

Why am I so passionate? My very dear brother-in-law is dying of cancer. The disease and treatments are killing him slowly. My other brother-in-law is on pill therapy while recovering from a surgery. He also had cancer. God forgive me; but, it wasn’t until it hit so close to home that I took a deeper interest on natural remedies and prevention of cancer.

What are your thoughts about this video? 

http://23 states and DC have enacted laws to legalize medical marijuana

Art of Words

Yeah I believe in words, I believe that words can inspire. I believe that word can divide. I believe that words can unite. I believe all art has the ability to do this…..I believe we all need to find our medium to connect with each other!

A quote by Mike Smyth

Thinking Man

Why Vaginal Steaming could be the Best Thing we’ll Try This Year. | elephant journal

Read the article ladies. Sometimes at the first sign of trouble we reach for chemical medications. Those are great at times; however, how about a more holistic approach of remedies?

Let me know what you think.

Why Vaginal Steaming could be the Best Thing we’ll Try This Year. | elephant journal.

MI funeral home opens drive-through window

This funeral home is located a few miles south of our little town in Pigeon, Michigan. I’ve never heard of this concept; however, I do wonder if it will be successful.

A drive-through window… hmmm… interesting don’t you think?

MI funeral home opens drive-through window.

Photo credit: Paradise Funeral Chapel



A Tear Over Tuxedo Cake

I was feeling a bit like Ebenezer Scrooge the character in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens’s. Although, I don’t despise Christmas, this year I’m just not looking forward to it. Under normal circumstances, I love Christmas. This year I’ve been feeling a bit bah humbug with the merry season. I’ve been grouchy & snappish with a short fuse to boot. Then I started going through photo’s and found these two snap’s. A joyful tear in remembrance of home streaked down my cheek.

To you they may appear as just ordinary snap shot’s of a cake. A few bad snap shot’s at that. However, to me these photo’s help ease a bit of that bah humbug feeling. Whenever we visit Mike’s sisters in Indiana, we are welcomed with so much love. Sitting in my sister-in-laws kitchen chair discussing life events or lack of, is so heart warming. These photo’s remind me of the unconditional love my wonderful husband and sisters-in-law share. No matter the time and distance between us all, that kitchen table and chairs nestled between the bar stools, magazines, & tea pots, is an incredible welcoming spot. The kitchen table is where life is addressed.

This cake was made by my sister-in-law Brenda who lives in Indiana. A wonderful woman with quite a knack for baking. I’m thinking she’s going to cringe when she sees the display; but, it’s all in love. I can smell the cake months later and 7,500 miles away.


One bite will send you into chocolate heaven!

Pure deliciousness!

Pure deliciousness!