Tobogganing with Matt & Cam

It was New Year's Day and Gina and Matt had taken Cam tobogganing near the house. It was a lovely, sunny day and not that cold. It looked like Winter wonderland with so much snow on the ground. Cam was excited. He loved the snow. Matt promised him that they would build a snowman when …

The Tree

Photo Image by David Steward She went into the den but he wasn’t there.  Setting the tray down on the table beside his laptop, she went to look for him.   After wandering into the different rooms and still no sign of him, she figured that he might be outside.  She looked out the kitchen window.  …

Judging Jasmine

Jasmine rolled her eyes.  “Really, Mom?  You’re playing that video again.  This is the third time.  How many times are we going to have to listen to the sounds of the alphabet?” “It’s the same video you used to love when you were Bobby’s age.  You couldn’t get enough of it.” “I find that very …

Painting With Phil

One of the things I enjoy doing with Phil since we retired is painting.  During the summer, we set up an easel in the backyard and try to paint whatever tickles our fancy.  Art is our passion.  I guess it's because we met in Art class in high-school. Today, we are painting my rose bush.  …

Drifting Apart

She was in the backyard inspecting the finished bug hotel which had been a labor of love when she heard a car door slam.  Hurrying to the front, she was surprised to see Mike. “You went out?” “I mentioned this morning that I was going out.” “I forgot.  The bug hotel’s finished.” He didn’t answer. …

Trying To Prove…What?

Agnes watched as Henry continued digging up the backyard. It was boiling hot outside and he had been going at it for over an hour now.  She grimaced when she saw the untouched glass of ice cold lemonade on the table. What was he trying to prove? That he was still fit as a fiddle …

The Birthday Gift

Today was her birthday.  It was a sunny, pleasant day, not as muggy as yesterday. Too bad she couldn't treat herself an iced tea.  She was late, thanks to a delay on the tube. It was ten minutes after nine.  She hurried down the sidewalk and arrived at the office building seven minutes later.  She …

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