Cristina Jill Mosqueda

A View From the Road

In-N-OutTo Go, Otherwise Known as Eating In     I do not know how this moment could be more perfect! California owns “car culture” in my humble opinion. There are few other places, in this great nation, that provide a more inviting drive than California. The state’s highways and byways really do inspire you to…

From the Editor

Finally!   “Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!” ~ Isaiah 31:18 ~ I burnt up my tea kettle.  I could have ordered a replacement, and maybe should have,…

Nature

Lady Bugs!   Though I am sadly allergic to my plants; my “happy place” is my indoor garden. During this challenging pandemic, I have found myself spending more time in that room than ever before. But many of my most beloved plants have aphides.  I have tried various products, cleaning each infected leaf, and finally…

Public Square

Umbrella Sky Coral Gables, Florida Yes, this particular installation is long gone; and all I have to offer you are a few photographs.  I should have shared this when it was still up, but the good news is that it is an ongoing / traveling exhibit, which continues to pop up around the world; and…

Art

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~    Tiberias by Nicola Kovach, (Covach) I long to stroll these shores; even more so now that I know where they are, it is not a stop I made during my long ago visit…

A View From the Road

  Bears Indeed! Driving through Lake Tahoe, California, I spotted this View, and had to stop to snap a picture.  I am sorry I cannot adequately credit the business; but I so appreciate their whimsy! Whimsy will return one day soon.

From the Editor

The Earrings   I know I have been thinking about how this month we mark the year anniversary, of our lives being impacted by the pandemic.  But even though there is a lot to say, I do not want to focus on covid-19 anymore.  I know we cannot truly avoid thinking about it, and it…

Poet’s Corner

Do You Remember   Do you remember the day we met? Everything seemed so ordinary, I could not have imagined what that encounter would mean. It was your earrings which drew me to you. They did not match. I figured it was with intent; But was not sufficiently sophisticated to know that was the look…

Holiday’s

Happy Valentine’s Day   I know the cynical amongst us are convinced that this is a holiday created to promote the greeting cards and chocolate industry; and I do not believe there is anything which I could say that will change your mind.  But my memories of Valentine’s Day go back to being in grammar…

Nature

Not So Fast   I tend to wait a rather long time before giving up on a plant, even a weed.  I often think a plant in distress is just going through a rough period, and will get better, or at least might get better.  That might is usually enough of an incentive to make…