About Kay Strickland

I am a keeper of my family's lore, chasing after my ancestors' tales in south central New York, southwestern Pennsylvania and Southside Virginia. The stories and photographs that I share on this blog are my intellectual property. While I do my very best to provide well researched posts, I do not pretend to have reached genealogical proof standards. Therefore, much of this work is to generate conversation among interested parties. If you would like to share my work or my records, please contact me: dkaysdays (at) gmail (dot) com.

Sun Catcher

Midsummer star-shine, caught in a green glove, is redistributed all sorts of critters.

Midsummer star-shine, caught in a green glove, is redistributed to all sorts of critters.

Nothing like a cone…of pollen

Beauty and the Bee

Beauty and the Bee

Pollen Dusted Wings

Pollen Dusted Wings

Fly-by on Cone Flower

Fly-by on Cone Flower

Sunshine…Finally

We have no shortage of water right now in the northeast.  So, when the shadows begin to appear, I gratefully acknowledge the sunshine at my table.

We have no shortage of water right now in the northeast. So, when the shadows begin to appear, I gratefully acknowledge the sunshine at my table.

Meow of the House

Her eyes.  Speak volumes.  If only I could translate!

Her eyes. Speak volumes. If only I could translate!

This Side of the Cast: Tulips, Shadows, and Light

Some days ago, I slipped on my descent from a rock outcrop, and landed with enough force to break my leg. Damn the bear that knocked down the bird feeder that I ridiculously had to right before the dew-soaked lichen had dried.

On a positive note, a broken anything reduces your world to essentials and not having to make so many damn choices is almost liberating.  Almost.  I would prefer to have full locomotion, but I will settle for a schedule that insists that I live this side of the cast, to my fullest.

With that end in mind, I practice yoga with each hobbled step I take, and engage in laugh therapy regularly throughout the day. And take time to see. my. limited. world.

These images feature what I saw, felt, loved, from this side of the cast today.

Petals of love and encouragement, from my husband.

Petals of love and encouragement, from my husband.

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