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”

Photo Essay:: The Tree

I was out with my Big Girl’s camera (that’s the Canon DSLR) looking for images of springtime (or birds of prey).  In my travels I came upon this breathtaking tree–I have no idea what it is–but it looks like a weeping willow with white flowers.  I’ve read that weeping willows have yellow buds.  Anyway, IContinue reading “Photo Essay:: The Tree”

Absolute Randomness

I put “randomness” as a search term on Google images and this is one of the pics that came up. It’s sort of funny and sort of mean. I’d rather throw M&M’s or blow bubbles at people myself. One of the main drawbacks with writing from home is that I’m so easily distracted. I mean,Continue reading “Absolute Randomness”

Tulip Bulbs & Human Hearts

I was looking at my blog and thinking, “Golly, I’ve posted a lot about ‘American Idol’ lately. ” As fascinating as “American Idol” is (GO BROOKE WHITE!), I thought I’d post a few pictures of tulips. I took them last spring…enjoy the cyber tulip garden. Sometimes it’s just nice to be reminded of the beautyContinue reading “Tulip Bulbs & Human Hearts”


In case you’re wondering what I do on Friday nights… I assure you that I’m at home making stuff like this.  I call it “Peepatopian Pirates”.  Notice that both Peep chicks and bunnies are represented in this piece, as well as jellybean treasure, and of course, Easter egg treasure chests.  The cost of all theContinue reading “MY PEEP SHOW”

Peepin’ in Spring

Living in the Lehigh Valley is great for many reasons–the mountains, the beauty, the history, and the Just Born Candy Factory (in Bethlehem) which produces various types of confectionery delights–most importantly PEEPS! There are truly some strange (and interesting) things that people have done with Peeps–many of which will be highlighted right here on AtypicalContinue reading “Peepin’ in Spring”