Things I love about Summer Break

By Elizabeth Prata I'm on the downslope of Summer Break now. I've had four and a half weeks off and I've got three and a half weeks left. I work in public school and we have about 8 weeks of summer break. I am a 190 day employee, and so my salary is a 6 … Continue reading Things I love about Summer Break

Art Series #6: John Constable’s “The Glebe Farm”

By Elizabeth Prata I say in my bio that I love the Bible, (which I explore at my other blog The End Time), children, books, and art. I developed an art series presenting the pieces I cherish in my own home, writing about the piece and the background of the painter. I've been fortunate to … Continue reading Art Series #6: John Constable’s “The Glebe Farm”

Prata Potpourri – cats that talk, tea garden, StoryWalks, Old Enough, The Orville, and other TV more

by Elizabeth Prata My personal blog- what else do old ladies like me talk about...except tea, cats, and books? LOL. Let's start with those three. I am a Yankee transplant to Georgia. When someone says tea, the default here is cold sweet tea. Not for me, woman of the North. It’s hot herbal tea. I … Continue reading Prata Potpourri – cats that talk, tea garden, StoryWalks, Old Enough, The Orville, and other TV more

Ephemera pops up in the strangest places

By Elizabeth Prata Ephemera are the paper products that flutter out of old books, appear at the bottom of trunks slipped into notepads. They are old bills, receipts, pamphlets, etc. The internet defines it this way: "items of collectible memorabilia, typically written or printed ones, that were originally expected to have only short-term usefulness or … Continue reading Ephemera pops up in the strangest places

Stupid squirrels ruin everything

By Elizabeth Prata Seven months ago I bought a clear Lexan bird feeder. It didn't take long before the birds found it. I've seen male and female cardinals, tufted titmouse, once in a while a woodpecker, and a mourning dove below grabbing fallen seeds. They didn't gobble seeds as fast as I'd worried. I cold … Continue reading Stupid squirrels ruin everything