Cristina Jill Mosqueda

Holiday’s

Annaka at Work on her VisionFall Village 2.0 Once again, Annaka has put her unique stamp on the Fall Village; this year, Kate captured Annaka at work. Kate is mostly in the basement with the boys playing “catch the leopard” and “dodge the pool balls”; when she is not pushing cookies. The video is long,…

In the Wild!

If it is November, it must be Turkey Time!   I do like that they gather around the birdfeeder!   I cannot imagine ever not being just the tiniest bit thrilled to see the turkeys, strolling the grounds; regardless of how often they come for a visit and a bite to eat.   They came…

Nature

The Great Salt Lake   The road should be immune from the clock, but unfortunately, there are times, as when the sun will soon be setting, and you must indeed surrender to the race. A return visit to The Great Salt Lake was one such time for us. The Great Salt Lake and Salt Lake…

Holiday’s

Veterans Day “America’s Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.” ~ John Doolittle ~ Today we remember all who have valiantly served; and we thank them for ensuring our freedom.May God bless and keep our nation always. “In valor there is hope.”~…

Public Square

The Unites States Navy Memorial “Any man who may be asked . . . what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: ‘I served in the United States Navy.”~ President John F. Kennedy ~ As we stop to honor and remember our Veteran’s…

A View From the Road

Thirty Years AgoThe Berlin Wall Came Down     “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”~ President Ronald Reagan ~June 12, 1987 History never happens in isolation; it was a moment that took on a life of its own, but it had not had a solitary birth. I will never forget the day this wall, which…

Art

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~ Ginevra de’ Benci by Leonardo da Vinci I will admit, it was the master and the not the subject, responsible for my detour, to photograph this piece; how could I forgo the opportunity to…

Food

Sharing with PattyAnd all ConnoisseursOf Great Food I love food and cooking and entertaining and sharing my love of food, cooking and entertaining. I have often said that I relate everything to food; and time and again it proves to be true. There is little which matches the joy of preparing a meal for those…

Poet’s Corner

Fleeting Why do I find this tree more beautiful nowThan when it bloomed in the springAnd was then covered by leaves Bursting with lifeIn the summer sun Is it simply because I know That the rain drenched berries will soon surrender to the night’s frost And be forever gone As the tree falls prey to…

From the Editor

Thankful     In Maine, I am a Facebook “fan” and I follow the police department, from the town I live in. We have had some interaction with the police here, who have always been kind, courteous and helpful; most specifically when Kate fell from that evil tree, which is now a table and stools,…