LADING

All posts by: Helen

Visibly Noticed

I wasn’t invisible this weekend. A first occurred. At a wedding last night, an attractive young member of the catering team stopped me as I was carrying out floral arrangements at the end of the evening. “We voted you best dressed at this event,” she said with a wide grin. I returned her a flashy […]

Drum Roll

I was climbing the stadium steps the other day to get in the cardio workout I try to endure a few times each week. The pushing 90 degree heat wearied both body and mind. It gave birth to a thought about how I used to be so fearless and reckless – hitch hiking in the […]

Little by Little

For some unknown reason, I use, overuse and yet continue to repeat the pattern of saying two words – “cute” and “little.” Reminiscent of the valley girls who like, are so, like cool, I insert these two words early and often. My husband has been pointing it out to me for years. I wonder if […]

When Life Gives You Walnuts…

For the nearly 15 years that we’ve lived in our country home in the city, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with the Walnut Tree.  Three massive 100-year old walnuts line – dare I say grace – our driveway and one even hugs our home.  They are hands-down the messiest trees on the planet.  (Hmmm, I […]

She finally made a post

Ascending a narrow trail in the Smokies Peering over precarious cliffs The roar of a waterfall rules the dense air Dew transforms to snow in mere moments Beauty, danger doled out in equal measure But putting a pen to blank paper Now that’s a true fear-inducing adventure!

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