If you are between 8 and 108 years old and like to read middle grade books, then you are especially welcome here!

Nessie is not a sea monkey!

Posted: September 14th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Animals, Funny | Comments Off

Nessie in a glass


Shredding heights

Posted: August 30th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Goals and Achievements, Skateboarding | Comments Off

Freestyle skateboarder Ellen O’Neal aims high in this pic from 1976. The knee pads she’s wearing aren’t just for fun. Dreams don’t work unless you do!

Ellen O'Neal 1976


So misunderstood

Posted: August 17th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Animals, Funny | Comments Off

Shark stories


Close up and personal

Posted: August 8th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Animals, Beauty, Photography | Comments Off

Hummingbirds are some of my favorite creatures. No bigger than a ping-pong ball and no heavier than a nickel, they are fearless at confronting beings hundreds of times greater in size. I’ve put up a feeder by my window in order to watch their aerial antics, but the tiny fliers always seem too quick and too far away to get a really good look.

Photographer Chris Morgan has captured the iridescent plumage of this teensy terror in all its glory. Each intricate feather is smaller than a caraway seed but packs a colorful punch!

Hummingbird by Chris Morgan

Hummingbird by Chris Morgan


Super Granny

Posted: July 27th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Heroes | Comments Off

Super Granny has obviously heard that someone needs cookies. She’s on her way!

Super Granny


Happy Independence Day!

Posted: July 4th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

Some Fourth of July revelers consider fireworks too noisy, and sometimes dogs become so disturbed by the  blasts that they need a chill pill.

I love these colorful explosions in the sky. Photographers Nick Pacione and David Johnson love them too.

Nick Pacione uses a special technique that changes focus during the exposure of his photographs to capture the flash in time in a way our eyes could never see.

Nick Pacione photography

Nick Pacione photography

Nick Pacione photography

Nick Pacione photography

David Johnson uses a special focus technique of his own to show pyrotechnic displays in a whole new light.

David Johnson photography

David Johnson photography

David Johnson photography

David Johnson photography

Whether in the sky or in a photograph, may fireworks light up your Fourth of July this year!


Happy Father’s Day!

Posted: June 15th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Animals, Curious Things, Dad, Holidays | Comments Off

Happy Father's Day!


Nature’s paintbrush

Posted: June 1st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Beauty, Nature, Plants | Comments Off

Rainbow eucalyptus bark!

Eucalyptus deglupta, or rainbow eucalyptus, produces bark so colorful you’d think it was watered with paint.

This evergreen tree is native to moist, humid, tropical forested areas in New Guinea, Indonesia, and the Philippine Islands. It is the only eucalyptus tree that is indigenous to the Northern Hemisphere.

The beauty and mystery of Nature shines in this magical plant!

Rainbow eucalyptus!
Rainbow eucalyptus!

King of the Wild Things

Posted: April 26th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Books, Fun, Holidays, Scary | Comments Off

There’s a Wild Thing in the White House!

When reading a book aloud, it’s always fun to act it out. President Obama showed bad boy Max who the REAL King of the Wild Things is when he read Where the Wild Things Are to participants in the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the nation’s capitol. Grrr!

Barack Obama is a Wild Thing


Hidden treasure

Posted: April 12th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Beauty, Butterflies, Nature, Photography | Comments Off

Photographer Linden Gledhill isn’t content to capture butterflies and moths in all their glory. He aims his lens at the microscopic scales of their wings. The results are breathtaking.

Here’s Hypolimnas dexithea, or the Madagascar diadem. Hypolimnas dexitheaHypolimnas dexithea

This is Papilio lormieri, the Central Emperor Swallowtail.

Papilio lormieri Papilio lormieri

Here is Precis rhadama, or the Brush-footed Butterfly.

Precis rhadama Precis rhadama

And last, but not least—Argema mittrei, the Comet Moth.

Argema mittrei Argema mittrei wing

Find more of Linden Gledhill’s astounding microscopic photography here.

And look for hidden beauty around you today!