12 Random Photos from My iPhone


“We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.”    ~ Katie Thurmes

“A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.”     ~ Eudora Welty


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Sisters Jan and Jean sharing “phone-y” secrets?


All three of us on a sunset cruise sponsored by neice Heidi, Jan’s daughter, on the Homosassa River in April 2023. It had been two years since all three sisters were able to gather. You can read about a previous trip HERE!


A seashell found along the shore at Fernandina Beach by my dear friend, Carolyn Phanstiel, giver of wise words. An assortment of shells she gathered over the years were given to attendees at her memorial service in May. She is now enjoying oceans of love in her forever home! How I miss her.


The Grands


The dynamic duo finish deep-cleaning great room determined to deter dust


Daughter and grand-daughter ready for “Are You There, God? It’s me, Margaret,” a movie based on the Judy Blume novel, 1986

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Pillow Talk



Women Friends at College Retirees Association, Dr. Antonia Grant-Bryant and Ms. Karen Fleming at book signing, May 11, 2023



“To be a Flower, is profound
Responsibility —”
–Emily Dickinson, “Bloom” (As seen on Merril Smith’s Monday blog post, May 29, 23)

Rose Festival       Thomasville, Georgia


“Bed of Roses” is a hit song by Bon Jovi, but it’s also a movie title, a romantic  drama about young career girl Lisa swept off her feet by shy florist, Lewis, who fell in love with her after one glimpse through a shadowy window–starring Christian Slater and Mary Stuart Masterson.  (Snapshot of actual bed of roses at rose festival, Thomasville, Georgia.)


Peonies in Aunt Ruthie’s garden, 2017    Breezes and birdsong accompany sister Jan admiration of peonies in May.


These photos started out as “random” but then coalesced into themes. Serendipitously . . . .



Still time to get your copy of my new memoir, 55+ years in the making



Beginning in the month of June, Plain and Fancy Girl will post bi-monthly, that is, twice a month instead of weekly. I’ll still show up on Wednesdays!


My iPhone stores pictures, but as you can see, it also suggests themes for my life now.

What random shots could you find on your iPhone? Any themes you can detect?