I am a retired special education teacher with a love of writing poetry. My poems are complemented by my husband's photography and is drawn from our travels and life experiences. I love my family and am blessed with their presence in my life. I love laughing and so am drawn to movies and books that are uplifting. However I do love detective stories and am a passionate viewer of Midsommer Murders set in the English countryside and where I am surprised there are still any villagers. I also love the Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith. As a guest I am very mindful of respecting other people's property and precious places. I am very thankful for every moment of every day in this wonderful universe filled with infinite mysteries and surprises.