Category: Holidays and Nat’l Days

Today is National Bird Day

It surely is and so I’m offering my favorite bird photo of the last ten years. I took the banner photo back in 2016 at Trimble Park in Orange County, Florida. It was a keeper and I’ve featured it before. A long time ago,… Continue Reading “Today is National Bird Day”

Reflections on the New Year

December 31, 2020 I think there is nearly universal agreement, here in the US and everywhere, that 2020 was — on the whole — a very challenging year. As we sit perched on the threshold of a new year, I am hopeful that 2021 will be… Continue Reading “Reflections on the New Year”

A Christmas Morning Wish for Everyone Today

I wish all of you a wonderful Christmas. This piece of mine was originally posted on Christmas Day, 2007 on another site.  A Christmas wish for everyone today This has been a challenging year for me in a lot of ways, yet I find… Continue Reading “A Christmas Morning Wish for Everyone Today”

It’s National Brownie Day

Yes, today is National Brownie Day! So I’ll bet you know what I was doing at 1 a.m. this morning… Yeah, you’re right. And it helped to warm up a pretty cold house, too. I haven’t baked brownies a good long while but considering… Continue Reading “It’s National Brownie Day”

Is Whiskers purring today?

Well, if he’s not, he should be! Today’s National Cat Day and it’s definitely a day to spoil your precious ball of fur. Our cat’s name is Peebles. She’s a senior cat with a sweet disposition. Her one character flaw is that she hates… Continue Reading “Is Whiskers purring today?”

Happy Labor Day 2020

I do want to wish a most happy Labor Day 2020 to all of you who work for a paycheck. I’m happy to say that I’m in that proud group of people and I always look forward to this day as it comes around… Continue Reading “Happy Labor Day 2020”

Another Camping reservation

We do have another camping reservation coming up in about ten days. I am off today on this fine Labor Day and my thoughts are turning to hiking trails and propane-fired camp stoves as I get ready to fire up our grill here at… Continue Reading “Another Camping reservation”

Today is National Beach Day

It is National Beach Day today and I’m heading out in a few hours to get in on the party! If you’re anywhere near the coast–any coast–I hope you’ll get some sand in your shoes today. That’s my plan exactly! The banner photo is… Continue Reading “Today is National Beach Day”

Happy 4th of July to all

There’s no way I would pass on an opportunity to observe a 4th of July. No way. But it’s also true that it feels different this year. It’s felt different for me and a whole lot of other patriots for the last three times… Continue Reading “Happy 4th of July to all”

National Trails Day

Now, that’s one of my fave days, to be sure! We do observe this auspicious day each year and I’m thinking of some of the trails I have known and loved. The banner photo is of one tiny stretch of the Florida Trail. This… Continue Reading “National Trails Day”