Bat-Bird and the Drizzly Morning

tennis ball

Tennis ball adds a touch of color to otherwise monochrome beaver dam.

An overcast and drizzly Sunday morning in Colorado was a wonderful novelty here in the sunniest state, a good morning to check in with the wild residents at City Park. Continue reading

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Good News: Let’s talk about Croatia

Lately I have been thinking about Croatia for a number of reasons.

Plava Laguna Porec

Plava Laguna Porec

1)      In book club this week we discussed ‘The Tiger’s Wife’ which takes place in Croatia. Well sort of.  It’s in made-up towns in the Balkans but along the coast of what seems to be Croatia. Loved the book. The rest of the book club had mixed reviews but everyone liked the deathless man.

2)      This good news about Croatia in the EU.

Let’s Not Forget the Good News: Croatia Joins the EU.

3)      My cousin is visiting Croatia and raving about this wonderful resort on the Adriatic.

4)      I found this mouth-watering post about Croatian foodcroatian food

I’m ready to go. How about you?

The American Story

The ‎American Story has long been written by immigrants.

On July 4, 1776…
“Fifty-six founders put their names on a piece of paper. Up until that moment, none of them were American. Even those who had spent their entire lives in one of the thirteen colonies had grown up in another country.” —Cecilia Muñoz, White House Domestic Policy Council

July 4, 1776
July 4, 1776

This quote has me thinking about the immigrants who sacrificed and risked so much to create this new country. Continue reading