Hunting for Coke Ovens

Hunting for Coke Ovens

Sunday, June 26, 2016




  1. The Keys to Success
    31 Dec, 2016
    The Keys to Success
    The six essential keys to success are: Sincerity Personal Integrity Humility Courtesy Wisdom Charity I jotted this list on a scrap of file folder so long ago, the ink is fading.  While I never knew the source, these "seven intentions" of success are from Tom and Kate Chappell's book Managing Upside Down:   Connect to Goodness Know Yourself – search until you find your authentic self and the unique contribution that only you can gift the world Envision Your Destiny –match your special talent
  2. Choosing Pumpkins
    10 Oct, 2015
    Choosing Pumpkins
    Have you ever walked through giant, heart –shaped leaves in search of the pumpkin (or anything else) that’s right for you?  The Apple Castle Farm  in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania has sold fruits since the Civil War.   And I suspect that each spring the farmers must take special pleasure in planting the seeds while anticipating the searches that autumn will bring.  Under broad blue on a warm September afternoon, a dozen folks and I rode a hay wagon past apple trees, dozing pigs, children riding
  3. Change
    08 Oct, 2016
    Aahh!!   Woke up in my summer nightgown, under a summer blanket, on summer sheets and realized the furnace was running.  Yes, leaves were falling but lots of green still filled the trees.   I'm not ready for change.  But change is inevitable. Food for thought: “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” –Jim Rohn “By changing nothing, nothing changes.” -Tony Robbins “When in doubt, choose change.” -Lily Leung
  4. Healthy Jerusalems
    12 Sep, 2015
    Healthy Jerusalems
    These daisy-like flowers are the last to flower in my yard.  The sunshine yellow petals with autumn gold hearts grow atop seven foot stalks.  A gardening friend calls them Jerusalem Artichokes.    They started in my neighbor’s yard and have been migrating west across mine ever since.   Recently, I learned the root is not only an edible and tasty tuber, it's sweeter than sucrose and promoted as a healthy choice for Type 2 Diabetics. If you like this picture, please see more at My Art Galleries.
  5. What Lies Below
    10 Aug, 2014
    What Lies Below
    I was driving a large loop from Grand Junction, Colorado, out to Bryce Canyon in Utah and back.  Ran out of time because views of the Colorado River kept stopping me.   It’s hard to picture this river as the same one that crashes through the Grand Canyon.  In the Glen Canyon region, the river moseys. While whittling away soil and rock, a wide world of stunning beauty is created.  As the process continues, what lies deeper is understood.  Erosion keeps revealing new possibilities. To see more