Do any of you do family research? There are some real mysteries in my family tree and I dig into it every few years to see if I can discover anything new. In preparation for the return of my DNA results, I am back at the research and suspect I may be a bit off the blogosphere circuit for a while. This kind of stuff is like going down the rabbit hole.

It’s not that I think any of you will miss me, but just in case!

Wish me luck and if you have any great advice for breaking down brick walls, feel free to send it my way!

(image from the Internet…


Thursday Doors – May 19, 2016

Norm and his followers have a thing about doors! Check it out here.

My post for this week takes us to Canada again…a frigid, grey day along the Via Rail route between Vancouver and Toronto. I have been trying to research where we actually stopped, but you can see that it was, indeed, COLD!!!!


As we had a chance to depart the train, most people donned their coats, hats, gloves and whatever they had to keep them warm….and went the opposite way I did. They were apparently more interested in a rushed walk about and some air outside the train. It seemed obvious to me that there was nothing of interest toward that little train station. There was one other person who had a camera and headed toward this deserted building. We were drawn to the curious and colorful, if old, artwork on this relic. I can only assume it is an old warehouse, long abandoned, but at some time painted with depictions of history of the area.

If you know me, you will understand that the very short…say 10 to 15 minute stop…was not long enough to explore this find, so I just snapped as many pictures as I could. I will admit that the temperature of well below zero degrees celsius was not an incentive to linger long!

I wonder about the people, the products, and the stories that could be told of this old gem!?!

PS – If you see this and can tell me where I was, that would be appreciated!!!

All images © Valorie Webster


Wordless Wednesday – May 18, 2016

Crater Lake Pano

© Valorie Webster


26 Weeks Letter Challenge – I

Letter I has me a bit intrigued. Let’s see what I can find in the files…

Invisible Man 166

An all-time favorite of mine…Invisible man in Barcelona. No, I did not edit this image!



Blue Piggy Bank_7905


Tiny baby Ali




OK…so some of these are a bit of a stretch, but this is fun! Thanks, Lumar, for hosting!

All images © Valorie Webster


Health Care vs Sick Care

Health vs Sick

Did you ever think of it this way?

Yes, hoping that the foods are fresh, wholesome, chemical and GMO-free.


Such a Fine Line

A shout out to the always inspiring blog alpha//whiskey//foxtrot, as her post today really touched me. Not one to dwell, at least verbally, on the negatives or dark side in my head, the following came as a result of several rough days and the blog shared above. Thanks again, AWF!!!

Such a Fine Line

Wherever you are today, I hope you are on the positive side of the line!



Thursday Doors – May 12, 2016


Massive, if short, door into the courtyard of our home away from home in Sicily.


This is the lovely glass door into our actual abode after coming up from the courtyard.

I love to travel!!!! Thanks, Norm, for hosting! You can check out other doors via his page.