While we stayed in our houses the soil was prepared.

While we figured out what to do, the seeds were planted.

As we come out of quarantine we see that

The corn has been growing.

Thank you farmers everywhere!



This morning on my walk with Jazzy, we walked along the paths that make up the Smithfield Foods campus here in town. They have two porcelain pigs on campus. Jazzy has piggy ears, doesn't she?

We love to walk here. I love it because it's pretty. Jazzy loves it because there are many different things to smell. I think rabbits come out at night, cats must play and who knows what creatures live in the water that smell bad. All of it combined sends Jazzy into a sniffing frenzy.

Our next book hasn't gotten off the ground yet. I've been busy subbing in the public schools. I think it will be Princess Jazzy. Jazzy thinks she's a princess but feels she has to prove it. She begins a quest, trying everything that a princess would do. I'll let you know how it turns out.


I love teaching what I know about photography. This has led me to have a relationship with a local 6th grade, photo journalism class. Their most recent assignment, which I was asked to judge, is a photo scavenger hunt.

Normally, a photo scavenger hunt is a list of things, but this time, the list is not quite so easy. The list includes the words secret, hope and lost. So we aren't just portraying an object, we are portraying a feeling or motion.

Naturally, I used Jazzy in many of the shots. I have five more to go, but wanted to share what I do have with you. Can you match which photo goes with which set of words?


design, three feet, secret, collection, skip, holding on, beyond reach, at the shore, exit, left behind, lines, a closer look, wonder, on its own, at the crossroads, out of place, texture, hope, now and then, lost.


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