Awww Mondays



I took this photo of Cooper Murphy as part of a series for Week One of a photo challenge, entitled Intentional Color. Obviously, the color I selected was orange. I did not stage the photo; though, I had been trying to figure out how I could. The orange butterfly was already in Cooper’s tent, but he got the other orange toy out of the toy box and began playing with it right in front of his tent.

No matter what the situation, Cooper Murphy is always awwwdorable, so he is participating in the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. If you’d like to do the same, click on the badge below.


My dad’s birthday was yesterday, which caused me to think about aging. He would have turned 99, but he died in 1998 at the age of 76. I am only four years away from that age, and I find that fact more than a little disquieting. It’s what prompted me to look for a positive Spark dealing with aging.



I am definitely going to do my best to embrace this sentiment.

Betty Friedan was born the same year as by dad. She, however, lived to be 85. Friedan was an American feminist writer, activist and leading figure in the women’s movement in the United States. Her 1963 book, The Feminine Mystique, is often credited with sparking the second wave of American feminism in the 20th century. Friedan co-founded the National Organization for Women (NOW) in 1966 and was elected its first president.

Sparks is the creation of Annie from McGuffy’s Reader. Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend. Annie stated when she began Sparks,“I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world.”

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

Your favorite, fun-loving tabbies will be sharing another adventure tomorrow. Please stop by Friends Furever to see what the heck they get up to or into. It definitely will be something fun!