It is once again Thanksgiving! Such a wonderful holiday! And yet it seems it is sometimes the holidays filled with the most warmth and love that can also be the loneliest. This year I once again find myself far from home. Its a quiet day for me, a small dinner, some light music and a … More A Quiet Thanksgiving
September is here and in full swing! All of us seem to be counting down the days till autumn, when cozy sweaters, hot cups of chai tea, and pumpkins are ‘allowed’ in our homes! While I am definitely in the top ranks of people dreaming of fall, I also think there is something to be said about enjoying the end of summer. … More 7 Ways to Enjoy Late Summer/Lavender Field Photo Shoot!
The leaves they fell in piles across the frozen ground, The wind howled through the branches with a mournful sound, The graveyard, a solemn tomb with a empty face. A deep sad foreboding filled the empty space. There the old man stood, dressed all in black, Clouded eyes, wrinkled face, but still a tall straight … More “Adored By All, Loved By One” (a poem)
‘The Years creep slowly by Lorena’…. here are some lyrics we all can connect with. Recently, it seems that time flies and only when we stop to look back do we see just how much has happened. It’s been a whole year since I packed up my car, hugged my family goodbye, and left for … More Looking Back on my First Year as a Apprentice
So excited to have another ‘creating’ video out! Huge thanks to my sister Brooke for persevering as my film editor! (Couldn’t do it without you sis.) I hope you get a little inspiration to delve into your own unfinished projects! And I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
He smiled, a boyish grin and his eyes twinkled merrily. The dances went on and since they were having such a wonderful time they simply kept dancing together. He was so very pleasant to talk to and Catherine was having such a splendid time. She felt like the evening would go on forever. … More ‘I Will Always Remember You’: A Civil War Tale
The poem you are about to read is from the perspective of a young soldier in the Civil War. As the evening settles upon the camp, troops gather around a glowing fire resting from the days march. In this time of quiet their thoughts often drift back to home, family, and sweethearts. Our young soldier … More Farewell In The Darkening Evening
Wow!!! It was truly a dream come true to attend my first ever Civil War reenactment! (drum roll please). From watching the battle, to building a fire, to dancing the evening away, it was such a great experience! … More My First Reenactment!!!
He stood looking across the field, watching Lilly. Her long blue dress fluttering in the wind and her hair cascading over her shoulders. She was talking to that foreign Prince, strolling through the gardens. The gardens he kept so well-tended, so well-tended for her. He cared deeply for Lillian and was grateful for their friendship. They both loved flowers, and they used to spend hours talking, and gathering them from the fields. Now that she was older, lovelier, and more eligible, her father the Duke thought it best if his daughter spent less time with the peasants and more with Nobles of her ranking.
Jeffrey exhaled a heavy sigh, “Would she ever know his true feelings?”
He was brought from his reveries by the sound of distress, it was Lilly, looking up quickly he saw that the pair had left the path and were sitting on a bench beside the roses. The Prince was leaning in to kiss her, and she was attempting to push him away.
Fury flashed across his youthful features and in a moment Jeffrey had leapt over the fence and before thinking had struck the Prince a hard blow to the head with his quarterstaff. … More The Noblest Quality
Do you like the story of Ivanhoe, ruined castles, love letters, secret meetings, and a medieval dress? Then fetch a cup of tea and sit back for my newest video! … More Rowena; An ‘Ivanhoe’ Tale