Some of my favorite pastimes are reading historical fiction, flying kites, just being outside and watching the full moon setting into Lake Erie. Socially I tend to do better with small groups of people rather than large crowds and shy away from loud, boisterous events like your typical concerts.
Photography is one passion of mine. I love "capturing moments in time" as I like to refer to it. People and weather are my favorite subjects.
For years I've dabbled with the guitar and banjo. Just recently I've started playing the ukulele. That's great fun, too; more than I ever imagined.
I love animals. But I’m not a big fan of domestic cats, although there can be exceptions. I’m a dog person at heart. All animals, especially pets, keep me humble about mankind's place in the world. I have an enduring respect for them all, even the lowly mosquito.
I doubt I’ll ever have any piercings or tatoos. Or get anywhere near a motorcycle again; those days are LONG gone.
What else.... I prefer the Farmers' Market to the grocery store any day. I like traveling off the beaten path, not on a tourbus or staying at Holiday Inn. I like to take my time to soak it all in, never being in a hurry. I have no patience for mendacity; I'm a straight-shooter, and I expect the same of you.
There's something else you should know. Right now I'm having mobility problems. When I go out I use a scooter. And speaking of being out, when I’m outdoors, I’m happy, regardless of the weather. Whether it’s feeling the sun warm my face, getting soaked to the bone during a summer shower or a blistery winter wind reddening my nose and cheeks; it’s all good. Someone has said that there’s no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing. That’s my motto, too.
I’d like to meet a woman with a background similar to mine, who shares my morals and values, who’d be content with a quiet lifestyle and embraces Mother Nature as I do. She wears her warm heart on her sleeve. She also understands the enormous difference between someone "making" you happy and "being" happy with someone.