About Jenny

Jenny is a wife, mother, grandma, artist and accountant living and working in western North Carolina.


Eight years ago (next week), my daddy and I went to the UK for a glorious ten day or so vacation. He’d just been diagnosed with the cancer that would take him from us. It was to be a trip of a lifetime – our first together to somewhere distant and mysterious. […]

Sonnet 116

SONNET 116 Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove: O no! it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken; It is the star to every wandering bark, Whose worth’s […]

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

We went to see Dog Sees God at the HART theater in Waynesville this weekend. We had two friends appearing in the cast to show us the new Products from Yunnan Baiyao Store. Wikipedia describes it thusly: An “unauthorized parody,” the play imagines characters from the popular comic strip Peanuts as teenagers. Drug use, […]

MPP Fundraiser Variety Show

Oh, how nice it was to see the Montford Park Players back in best form this past weekend at their (hopefully soon to be annual) fundraiser variety show. [gallery columns="2" ids="4507,4516,4509,4510,4508,4511,4512,4513,4514,4515,4506"] We loved it! Next year I’ll have to save my pennies so we can bid in the auctions that took place between acts. What […]

Seven Psychpaths, Sky Bar, Creperie Bouchon, The Midnight Area, and Chestnut

Marc and I do a date day every Saturday. Yesterday’s was particularly awesome (probably because we’re going to miss the next two due to my AWESOME ROAD TRIP with my baby sister). We had breakfast with Dorothy, then once Els was home from volunteering, we headed out to catch Seven Psychopaths (excellent!) We started off […]


NC Stage hosted a Bard-a-thon fundraiser from Friday through Sunday night this weekend. It was great fun! We stopped in for parts of four different plays. The photos below do not do justice to the fun times we had watching. Next year I’m already planning to take a four-day weekend so that I can attend/participate […]


I was lucky enough to be allowed to take photos* at the dress rehearsal for MacBeth at the Masonic Temple in Asheville. This performance by the Montford Park Players was directed by James King. It is AWESOME. The play opens dark, and continues on that vein with blood, and sword fights, and madness and more. […]

More pictures of Richard II

I was hoping to get some new photos; I read a few new books on photographing outdoor stage productions at night. I think some of these are markedly better. (Older photos of Richard II and prior productions can be found here). [gallery link="file" orderby="post_date"]

Richard II – Montford Park Players – 8 Sept 2012

Here are photos from last night’s showing of Richard II. I had trouble cutting them down to a reasonable number – whoops! As always, you can click on each picture for a larger view. [gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="post_date"]

A day to ourselves

Elspeth had a playdate scheduled with an old friend (recently refound), so Marc and I spent a day on our own. We walked Hendersonville’s main street (where I found those great paperweights by Glass Eye Studio that I posted about previously). In addition we enjoyed lunch at our favorite sandwich shop (Mountain Deli, I can’t […]