Linda’s Black & White vs. Color Photo Challenge

The amazing Dragon Queen, a.k.a Linda, over at started a fun black and white vs. color photo challenge! Grab your camera and join in on the fun!


Trees along the High Line, in New York City  

The High Line is an out-of-use elevated rail track, in NYC, that has been converted into a public landscape park. The perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees included are all native species to the area. There are not only new plantings, but many species that originally grew on the High Line’s rail bed. What an exciting way to preserve and celebrate a small piece of New York City’s past.



Which one is your favorite?

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365 Challenge: Day 346 – Roda

I am back in sunny Michigan this morning, after a wonderful adventure in New York City! Temperatures are going to be in the 50s today! Woo-hoo! Before leaving NY, Jay and I wrote a blog post together, about our weekend. The TRUTH can be found in the italics…

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This Is My Truth Now

Roda: who came to NYC to visit me — you can check out her blog profile at GrowingSelf


As many of you figured out from a few posts, Roda from GrowingSelf visited me in NYC this weekend. We’d been having a lovely week of 65 degree weather, a very comfortable temperature filled with sunny days and light breezes. The darkness and the rain descended upon us Friday morning and just finished as Roda left for the airport a few minutes ago. (Correction…this is Roda, by the way, and I am still here.  The rain ended yesterday afternoon.  Jay is sharing his “Untruth” now.) I’m not at all suggesting it’s a coincidence. Just setting the tone… as it’s been quite an interesting (Interesting…let’s consider a new word choice, my author friend!) trip! I’ve learned a few new words, such as woozy. I believe it’s a combination of what

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Departure Day!

Today is the big day!  By 8:00 a.m., I will have landed at my weekend destination!

img_7160Are you are still wondering where I am going?

Are you curious who the special someone is that I am visiting?


Check out Growing Self on Instagram for some fun updates! Who knows, you might even see someone else you recognize!  I think I better eat a healthy snack before my flight…maybe a BIG APPLE will hit the spot! wink wink

And so the Adventure Begins!

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