About every six months, I get the urge to change my blog banner. I grow tired of the old one, and I feel it doesn’t represent me anymore. Thanks to my designer friend Mary from Ideas with Ideas, changing it is rather easy, once I’ve figured out what the pictures should be. Which pictures are most “me” at this point in time?

Here’s what I came up with:

My daughter took this picture of me at the summit of Sentinel Dome in Yosemite National Park during our California trip this summer, doing two of my favorite things: hiking and taking pictures.

My favorite season in one of my favorite places – a country road in Indiana.
My favorite place when I’m not outside: the living room couch with books and pens within reach. The green orb is a ceramic osage orange my daughter made for me because I love, love, love osage oranges, but sadly they don’t last. This one does.
So, that’s most “me” – for now, anyway – at least as far as that “me” pertains to blogging.
I also realized that it was time to change my tagline. Even though I still love the Helene Hanff quote because it captures so cleverly why I prefer to read and write nonfiction, I wanted the tagline to capture why I myself like to visit my blog. It’s become a place where I feel I can create some serenity out of the words and images of my life (at least some of the time), and hopefully spread some of it to you, my faithful readers. Let me know what you think.