Spring Into Action

Spring has been with us for several months, and I’m so excited about how things are coming alive. I started growing herbs, tomatoes and cucumbers in our house back in March. The tomatoes will produce from June to September, and the Cucumbers, July to October. I thought I’d share some of my pictures and videos of our garden. We rent […]

Quarantine Time

Hello Everyone! It’s been a month since I’ve posted on my blog, and I’m quite disappointed in myself. I wanted to make sure there was a post every week. Fortunately, I have a lot going on. First, I updated my author website, so if you get a chance please check it out and let me know what you think. https://authordenisebaer.com/ […]

Picture Story

I wrote this short story in rhyming poetry form several years ago. It isn’t in any traditional poetry form, and it’s based on the picture. Would love to hear what you think of this story/poem? Any and all criticism is appreciated. Snapshot Stories,Denise

Simple Observations

In this post, you’ll find a book phrase, a lyric, a picture, and my own thoughts and interpretations of them and life. Followed by a joke, which I hope makes you laugh or at least puts a smile on your face. A Book – Darkness “The day was gray, the color of Europe.” —The Book Thief by Markus Zusak This […]

Knock Knock

Is anyone home? I AM NOW!!!! *wipes sweat from forehead, takes a gulp of water, and continues typing* “Home is where your story begins” For the past 2 months, my husband and I have been prepping to move, moved, getting our new home ready, and cleaning up the old flat. It’s been non-stop. Last summer, we spent so many days […]

We’re Famous!

Last October, my husband, Martin, our dog, Shakespeare, and I spent the fall vacations in Tuscany. It was our second time there. We just love the atmosphere and all the things you can do with a dog. Italians love dogs. They’ve allowed Shakespeare in some museums, restaurants, and even some stores. What’s great about going to Tuscany with a dog […]

European Travel Suggestions and Warnings

So far, my husband and I have had wonderful European travels with some unexpected moments. We witnessed a parade of bagpipers in Edinburgh, and a few days later, rebooked our flight due to weather and drove 440 miles (708 km) from Edinburgh to Gatwick Airport in a snowstorm through the dark Scottish Highlands. Another time, while heading home from Stockholm, […]

Who Am I?

I mentioned in my previous post that I’m interested in learning more about where I come from. I’m fascinated with genealogy and DNA. It’s amazing what science can do in determining a person’s lineage. In December, I requested a DNA test kit from Family Tree DNA, which arrived last week. I followed the instructions, put it in the provided envelope, […]

Still Celebrating

Today is the continuation of my birthday celebration. If you missed the first post, click here to check out how things began. The day after my birthday, we decided to go to Salzburg, Austria. I assumed Salzburg was a smaller city like Cesky, but it’s fairly big. The weather was hot and the tourism ran high. This was the least […]