Frigid!

Frigid!

We have been under extreme weather for the past week.  I started an occasional teaching job which turned from one day into 5 days and for most of those days, the kids have been indoors for recess due to extreme cold temperatures.  If the temperature reaches -15ºC with...
Radium Girls and the Death of Mae Keane

Radium Girls and the Death of Mae Keane

An interesting post appeared in my Facebook feed yesterday.  Mae Keane, apparently the last of the Radium girls, died this past March 1 at the age of 107.   What makes her death remarkable news is, in part, the industry she worked in for a short time in 1924.  She was...
Bridge of Manhattan from New York Bay

Bridge of Manhattan from New York Bay

I took this picture last August during our now annual vacation to New York City.  My youngest son especially loves to visit the Big Apple as part of our annual visit which includes a visit to the MetLife Stadium to watch the Giants play.  Our first visit in the summer...
Old Lamps in Double

Old Lamps in Double

I love old lamps.  My favorites are the old-style kerosene lamps.  I have collected many old lamps and it is amazing where they can be found. I have been lucky to find a number of them at second-hand stores for very reasonable cost.  Looking for something double to...
Straightening an Edge in an Old Home

Straightening an Edge in an Old Home

Yesterday’s photo101 assignment was all about edges.  We live in a century home.  None of the edges in any part of our home are square.  Part of the assignment was to straighten the edges in our photo.  Trying this with a photo of one of our entryways...
Mosaic in Glass

Mosaic in Glass

This is my favourite candle holder.  It is a wall sconce that holds tea lights.  Made of glass pieces held together like stained glass, I see gentle flickering light on my walls when the candles burn.  I have a few of these candle sconces in my home and when I am...