beach treasures

beach treasures

Unpacking our loot (pretty seashells and rocks) from our beach trip, I found myself sorting through one of our collections: sea glass. My husband and I have been saving these gems from being ground back into dust by oceans, bays, lakes, and rivers alike since 1990.  ...
Happy Holiday Reading!

Happy Holiday Reading!

Happy 2019! I was lucky enough to get in some reading over the last week of 2018 and surprised myself by finishing five books in by TBR pile. It might have been rain, or the sitting by the fire, or the rolling fog on the river, I just couldn’t seem to do...
sizzling summers

sizzling summers

[from my seasonal newsletter – summer 2018 edition] One thing about Virginia summers, they’ll never let you down, I mean, cool down. But just when you think the humidity can’t get any higher, Mother Nature steps in and unleashes the hounds. And by...
river fog

river fog

This past weekend, my family and I escaped the frenetic pace that is Northern Virginia, and traveled a couple hours away to the beautiful Northern Neck. Unplugged, we played darts and dominoes and stayed up late into the evening. When we finally settled down, windows...