Posted in Life

A Visit to Penelope, Texas, that is.


My name is Penny. I’m not a Penelope, as many Penny’s are. No, just Penny. It’s a name that I’ve had a love/hate relationship with over the course of my life. I recently discovered that there is a town in Texas called Penelope. I always felt that Penelope was a more refined version of Penny, so I was drawn to explore this little town. 

Google told me that Penelope has a population of 167 people. During Easter weekend, I was feeling restless and decided that a drive on a beautiful spring day was just what I needed. So my little dog and I jumped into the car and headed out.  

I am so glad that I decided to take this trip. The Bluebonnets were at their absolute most glorious and the Indian Paint Brush was doing its best to compete. 

The town of Penelope itself, doesn’t have much to offer. The tiny post office sits on the main road through town. The only other public buildings that I saw was a school and the Fire Station. I guess with a population of only 167 people there wouldn’t be much need for anything more. The closest gas station or store is 9 miles away.  

The plane in the photo above was sitting in someone’s front yard just before getting to Penelope. 

The photo above was taken just on the outskirts of Penelope. A beautiful view of the Hill Country in Texas on a spring day. 

I’m so glad that I took the time to explore this tiny town. My eyes had a feast of beauty that my soul had been longing for. 

Copyright (C) 2021 Penny Wilson 

Posted in Life, Writing

Likes


“You like me! You really, really like me!”

I don’t think that sweet Sally Fields ever lived down those words.

Thank You, to everyone that took time to visit my blog and like something that you saw here. I appreciate it so much!

Years ago when I first started this blog, I had no idea how big of a part in my life this blog would play. It’s become not only a place to express myself, but also a place I can come to and always be welcomed. It’s a place where I can check in with friends that I’ve made here. It’s also a place where I can discover new talent and make new friends.

My time here has been rewarding in ways that I never imagined. Thank you for being here for me and for joining me on this journey! Penny

Posted in Life

REBLOG: In Memoriam: Sue Vincent — Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry


Sue Vincent It is with a heavy heart I share with you the passing of our friend and poet, Sue Vincent. Sue was a pillar in our poetic community, always ready to jump into a poetry challenge. And, most importantly, she was always there to offer a kind word of encouragement.Through the years, I’d come […]

In Memoriam: Sue Vincent — Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry
Posted in Life, Prose

Spring’s Celebration


*Spring is my favorite time of year.  So in honor of the first day of spring… 

The first blush of spring.  When the flowers begin their peek out of the soil seeking the sun.  A time of New Beginnings.   A time of Rebirth and Fresh Starts.

What a joy to behold!

The world shucks off its grey shroud of winter and dons a bright floral frock for all to see.  The trees rejoice as they come back from the death-grip of winter.  They show off their gentle blossoms that rain down in the gentle spring breezes.  Glorious fragrances fill the air.

Mother nature is a joyful noise as the newborn explore and scurry, worrying their mothers as they do so.

The rivers and streams, their waters set loose from winter’s icy grip are now running with abandon.  They dance and play as they tumble over rocks and laugh their way down water falls.

The entire Earth is in celebration as it reawakens from it’s winter’s sleep.

Spring’s Celebration!

Happy Spring, All!  I know this is a repeat. I hope you don’t mind. It’s a favorite. Enjoy!  ❤ 

Copyright © 2018 Penny Wilson 

Posted in Life, Writing

I Know… You Warned Me!


I know, I know, you warned me again and again about the Block Editor that WordPress has insisted upon us using. That it was coming. That there were tutorials & how-tos. That I should practice with it.

Obviously, I have resisted. What I was using worked, worked great, in fact! Why fix it if it’s not broke? Right?

Well, WordPress has forced my hand. So here I am, stumbling over the building blocks of the Block Editor. ha ha… 😦

WordPress has also been playing around with other parts of the site lately too. I find that I have to search for things that I used to be able to locate with no problem. Why, WordPress, why??

I know that with time, this will become old-hat. But why push me out of my comfort zone? Was the Classic Editor some weird threat to WordPress? Did it allow a security hole of some kind? What was the harm?

If you know of a work-around or a way to get back the Classic Editor, PLEASE let me know.

No, I don’t want to be told ‘how easy’ the Block Editor is. I’m mad, dammit! And I want to stay that way! 🙂

Copyright (C) Penny Wilson 2021

Image by Tikwa from Pixabay