About Me

I spent most of my High School years wandering around with a steno pad in my hand. I was always writing stories – stories that were fictional in nature and starred the exploits of me and my friends. We’d share a table at lunchtime and read what each other had written. Those early efforts would likely be a great source of embarrassment if they were to be read today! The group certainly had a lot of laughs over them at the time.

My writing career took a backseat to life for many years and didn’t resurface until a few years ago when a good friend suggested writing (or blogging) as something I might be good at and enjoy. My husband had changed careers and became a tractor trailer driver. My sons had grown into young men who no longer required quite so much of my time or attention. I needed something to fill my spare time. I began to write.

I enjoy writing, playing my bass guitar (my newest passion – I could play my bass for hours), reading, photography, and spending time with my family. I live in Rochester, NY with my husband, two sons, and two cats.

Thank you for visiting. I hope you enjoy my blog. It’s a little bit of everything – here, there and everywhere.

Reach me at hte.wordpress@gmail.com.

66 thoughts on “About Me

    1. I try to find them here, but it’s hit or miss. I used to work south of the city where there are ponds and marshes, and I saw one nearly every day. I work downtown now, and I never see them. I would love to live where I could see herons all the time, but I don’t think I’d like the heat in Florida. I enjoy the change of seasons too much. I find snow beautiful.


  1. Thanks for the follow πŸ™‚ The heron picture drew me in to yours. We have many blue herons here in the southern area of Canada that I live in. I would be happy to email you some pictures if you like.


  2. Thanks so much for visiting my photo journal and leading me here!! I see we both love the graceful, majestic herons which grace our planet!! I particularly like the heron on your banner as the colors and tones are just gorgeous. I guess that particular one must be a ‘gray heron’ ? It is lighter in color than the typical Great Blue Heron and looks like a color variant actually. Not a wurdemann’s though as that is a mix of a Great White morph and the Great Blue and has a white head including the crest plumes..and yours while very light has the black head plumes. Visit me anytime and I’ll enjoy visiting your lovely blog likewise!! πŸ™‚ Thanks again!!


    1. Judy: It was an image I purchased online. I don’t remember now if it said what type of heron it was. I liked it because of the colors – it fit in well with the color scheme I had in mind. I guess he must be a gray heron – now that I look it up online and see the difference. I see they are native to Europe, Asia and Africa – that explains why I’ve never seen that color variation here. I love herons. I wish I could see more of them here. My dream is to one day have a really great camera and be able to photograph them more. I have always loved their uniqueness and their majestic bearing. I think they are so beautiful.


  3. i enjoy gardening too and i love animals, i also enjoy birdwatching in my garden.. thank you for following my blog, followed yours back because i love that we have common interests.. have a happy weekend πŸ™‚


  4. Love your self introduction – especially the lines, “Why herons? Why not? I think they are awesome! They are majestic and graceful. They are solitary and strong.” We should all strive to be just that. I also quite like your gravatar image. They work well together. Thanks for the award nominations. They mean a lot.


  5. Congratulations! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. Please see my blog for more details. Here is your list of questions:

    1) What do you enjoy reading?
    2) What is your favorite season?
    3) Who is the person who makes you laugh?
    4) Which do you prefer, mountains or ocean?
    5) Do you have any pets?
    6) What is your favorite meal of the day?
    7) Why do you blog?
    8) What is your favorite color?
    9) Do you prefer coffee or tea?
    10) What famous person, living or dead would you like to have lunch with?
    11) What is your favorite blog?


      1. Patricia, I can’t find any post by that name. I looked through 873 posts and there’s nothing by that title. I searched for it every way I could think. How did you find it?


  6. Thanks so much for the follow πŸ™‚ I read a couple of your posts and I really enjoyed reading your writing. I will definitely keep coming back for more…Hope you have a great weekend πŸ™‚ Here is to writing and reading many more thoughts and musings πŸ™‚


  7. Hi Donna! I’m visiting from the blog pitch party (what a great idea that was!). I have a son on the autism spectrum and so your pitch drew my attention because of that. Now that I’m here, I love your banner photo and blog name…so much fun πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you. It’s nice to meet you. My oldest son has Aspergers, and my youngest is Autistic. Life has certainly been interesting. I blog for me. It’s one fun thing I do for myself. I will check out your blog, too. I loved the blog pitch party.


      1. I was ‘on the road’ a lot. Partly with my husband in England (who has been in hospital for most of 2016) then to my sister and finally my daughter in Scotland. Then to Portugal for New year with my son and our little grandchildren. It was hectic but fun as my daily life is busy but very quiet until we get some firm diagnosis with hubby. Wishing you a great 2017 – that’s what I’m hoping for too!

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  8. I couldn’t find a way of commenting on your recent blog post, but I wanted to just let you know how sorry I am for your recent loss. I recently lost my Poppy and it’s heartbreaking. Thinking of you x


    1. Thank you, Suzie. My condolences on your loss, too. This has been such a sad year. Yes, I screwed up my blog, too. I changed the theme and didn’t realize I’d picked one with no comments. WTH? I changed it again so I think I fixed it. Thank you for your comment.


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