Flaunting Your Life

Flaunting your life means being proud of who you are. Happy in yourself. Content with who you are and what you like. We are all just books still being written. What happens in the next chapter is up to you. Make it a good one!

Travel for the Soul

I just returned from a spur-of-the-moment trip to France to stay a week in the quiet little village of Meursault in the heart of Burgundy’s wine region. A full day’s travel to get there, but it felt more like traveling back in time hundreds of years. The town sits on a small hill, with the…

Flower of the Day: Crabapple

The crabapple “Prairiefire” is a torch of color in the mid-spring.  The small tree is filled with dark pink blossoms.  This is more of an ornamental tree, as the crabapples are really no more than ¼” across and do not make a mess below.  It turns a nice fall color too.

Flower of the Day: Tree peony

Every year I can’t wait for the tree peony to bloom.  It’s large blossoms are about 6″ across and look so delicate.  The tree peony is different from herbaceous peonies, as it is more like  a small shrub.

What type of patient are you?

What type of person are you when you are faced with adversity or need to heal after an injury? Are you one to retreat and lounge? Or are you one to ignore it as much as possible?

Flower of the day: Ribes

The ribes, or native currant, is a shrub with beautiful pink flowers in the spring. It does not  have a fragrance of such, but the pink blossoms are so welcome in the spring!

Spring Fashion with the Chuckster

Spring’s warmer weather and sunnier skies get me thinking about spring-cleaning my wardrobe.  I am tired of all the grays, tans, and blacks I’ve been wearing and am ready to throw some happier colors into my wardrobe mix.  We’ve created a collection of spring fashion sets that might get you inspired to spring-clean your own…

Flower of the Day: Apricot Hellebore

The Easter-colored pale perfection of the apricot colored hellebore.  Each bloom has a slightly different coloring, making the flower’s uniqueness even more so.

Flower of the Day: Camellia

The beautiful camellia. Shown against a backdrop of alders, the camellia sits on the edge of the woods in my backyard.  A bright spot of color in dappled shade.  It’s only fault?  No fragrance.  But it’s rose-like blooms are so delicate and pretty.  


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12 Vacation Sites to see in Oregon – Even With Limited Mobility

Oregon has so many beautiful sites to see, but some can be challenging if you, or someone you are traveling with has limited mobility. Whether in a medical walking boot, on crutches, in a wheelchair, or someone using a walker, there are considerations to keep in mind. How far is the walk from the parking…