Author: Lois Bryan

Days Of Discontent

I visited Antietam National Battlefield in October of 2016 .. I’ve been here before. Years ago I was a parent chaperone for one of my son’s high school field trips. That was my first visit, or so the rational side

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The Summer Cottage

My family and I lived not too far down the road from this little vine-covered cottage for nearly 30 years. Though she’s long-deserted and becoming quite dilapidated, she fascinated me. Even if the sign on her door’s message is an

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Calico Kitten

An adorable calico kitty sits on the edge of the porch on a gentle spring afternoon. I can’t help wondering what has captured her attention. The lawn and garden are dancing with butterflies and moths, enjoying the warmth of the

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The Barn Over The Hill

The morning dawns bright and crisply cold after an overnight snowfall. It brings the golden sunshine and a sharp, strong wind which blows the light snow across the fields and uncovers the stalks of the previous season’s now harvested corn.

To Hold In Your Heart

While I spent the weekend on another of my annual hunts for red October (and orange and yellow and purple … the leaf peeping season) … and hope to give it another go this week and coming weekend, I added

The Long Hot Summer

Well, here we are in mid September and my last blog post was all the way back in the beginning of July.  No excuse is good enough … though I did catch a whopper of a cold right around the

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Open Wide And Say Ahh

As a general rule, I’m not a summer person.   No, for right now I’m not talking about colors … remember that craze a few years back where we were all sectioned off into the four seasons according to whatever

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Painted Florals

A gorgeous June afternoon and here I sit in my office!!  What’s wrong with this picture??  Well, for right now, I thought I’d have some fun catching up the blog.  I tend to write late at night, but recently I’ve

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We The People

With the eyes of the world upon us, which I’m pretty sure are filled with astonishment if nothing else, we here in the United States are slogging through another pre-election campaign adventure.  I’m shying away from sharing my own political views …

Enjoying Spring

Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet.  You all know how life gets … but we’re a very lucky family … all is well!  YAY!! We’ve finally been enjoying some warmer weather in our area, and it’s gotten me to thinking about

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