Trio at Lockridge

I was doing a photo shoot and took a few random photos at Lockridge Park, formerly Lockridge Furnace.  Unfortunately, I missed taking photographs during the bluebell blooming season, but the crumbling ruins of the furnace are always interesting subjects.  I enjoy the textures, the shadows, and the colors of the park. Here’s a trio ofContinue reading “Trio at Lockridge”

Photo Essay: Chincoteague and Assateague in 12 Shots

It’s hard to summarize my favorite relaxation spot, Chincoteague Island, VA in less than a several hundred photographs.  But because I know you don’t want to sit through an entire slideshow, I’ve chosen 12 (I tried to only pick 10) of my favorite photos from my trip last month to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge andContinue reading “Photo Essay: Chincoteague and Assateague in 12 Shots”

Photo Essay: Marvelous Migration

The snow geese have hit the Lehigh Valley.  After hanging out with a friend and filling up my gas tank, I spot the whirls of white along Lower Macungie Road right across from the middle school.  I only have my point-and-shoot, but I wasn’t going to miss an opportunity to capture this wonder.  Well, atContinue reading “Photo Essay: Marvelous Migration”

Photo Essay: To Be Born Again

While I can’t remember its writer or its title, the lyrics of this song ring through my head, “Everything must die to be born again.”  Fall is that death and in winter it seems that life will never burst forth from the frigid, frozen earth.  But the snow always melts, the buds always come inContinue reading “Photo Essay: To Be Born Again”

Friday Faves: Linus’ Blanket Edition

Last week, I admitted that I wasn’t OK and gave you my permission to revel in your not OK-ness (not that you needed my permission).  If last week was not OK, then this week was one, uh, terrible.  I mean, wretched.  Gut-wrenching. It was bad. I think that’s what I like about Friday…the hope ofContinue reading “Friday Faves: Linus’ Blanket Edition”

Fat Dogs and Fat Women

Whenever people encounter my mom’s one dog, Katie, it seems they cannot help but comment on her weight. “Wow, she’s a little butterball, isn’t she?” “What a beautiful dog!  She’d be gorgeous if she lost a few pounds.” “Your dog is fat!  Why is she so fat?” (That’s my favorite tactless statement.) Sure, Katie isContinue reading “Fat Dogs and Fat Women”

Photo Essay: Driving in a Downpour

Last Friday while driving home from Lancaster, we were caught in a torrential downpour.  Naturally, I pulled out my camera and had a photo shoot–to the amusement of the rest of the car. (I also videotaped myself singing “Leave the Pieces” by The Wreckers, but I have destroyed the evidence.) Do you like to driveContinue reading “Photo Essay: Driving in a Downpour”

Friday Faves: The Civil War(s) Edition

It’s July 1!  Who’s ready for a three-day weekend?  That is, if you didn’t take off already.  Did you know that today marks the 148th anniversary of the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg? (Do you even care?)  Right now, there are thousands of people descending upon the small town of Gettysburg, PA toContinue reading “Friday Faves: The Civil War(s) Edition”

Photo Essay:: Inside Scranton, Pennsylvania

On Wednesday, I accompanied my friend, Shari, on a trip to her hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania.  Scranton is not only the hometown of Vice President Joe Biden (until he moved to Delaware at the age of 10) but also the location of the fictional paper company Dunder Mifflin from “The Office.”  A historic town, ScrantonContinue reading “Photo Essay:: Inside Scranton, Pennsylvania”

Updated Review Policy and My Love Note to the FTC

Hear ye, hear ye!  I have updated parts of Backseat Writer’s Review Policy and added a bit of plain speak to my FTC Disclosure.  Read on, you know you want to… REVIEW POLICY Request for reviews/interview/marriage proposals can be sent to amy@backseatwriter.com. Why, yes, I would love to review your album, book, movie, or product! Continue reading “Updated Review Policy and My Love Note to the FTC”