Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Two Twenty-Thirds

 I have thousands of photos.
Not even one
 my Mom and my Husband together.
Today I celebrate them!
The Birthday kids.
The "two twenty-thirds".
So, to both of you:
For your unconditional Love, thank you.
For your strength, I admire you.
For your courage, I respect you.
For your efforts and steadfastness,
I appreciate you.
For the fun that you bring to my life,
I am forever grateful.
For all of  the laughs, you should be on TV!
 I laugh every single day!
For everyone that is blessed to know you,
and to Love you,
I am certain they see your beauty.
Your kindness.
Your gentle & funny ways.
Your Love.
Your stubbornness!!
Happy Birthday, Mom and
Happy Birthday, Wes.
"May you stay
forever young."
You will always be 25 years apart.
No matter what!!
With all of my Love,
For all of my life.
Happy Birthday!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day!


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Thank You!

During these busy days of life
It's always a nice surprise
to open up the mailbox 
and see familiar handwriting! 
Thank you for the Easter cards,
the news,
the Love! 
Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

April Snow

If snow in April is our biggest problem, 
we are very lucky.

Friday, April 11, 2014


I think Mother Nature got the message.
Happy weekend!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


To master the virtue of Patience,
observe the Great Blue Heron.

Monday, April 7, 2014


"For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in the land."
Happy Monday!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

A Sense of Calm

"The story of our life
is written in white tulips
set in the Quiet garden,
in tomatoes ripening on the vine,
in puppies bouncing through
the great snowdrifts.
It is inscribed with the scent
of deep purple lilacs,
the satiny touch of eggplant,
the swift falling of golden leaves."
~Gladys Taber
Dedicated with Love to my Aunt Pat

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


April is a  promise
that May is bound to keep.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


"Everyone is a genius,
but if you judge a fish
on it's ability 
to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life
believing that it is stupid."
~Albert Einstein
Cape May Zoo Owl

Monday, March 24, 2014

Paper Flowers

Not an endangered species here,
and there is no fragrance.
No water required,
no sunlight,
no spritz.
This is a flower for your heart.
Handed with love from Quinn to Tiff.

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Ladies

We don't have any more pets.
So to speak.
These gentle little creatures
that peek in our windows and doors
are looking rather content on this beautiful Spring morning.
And their bellies are full!
Happy Friday!

Thursday, March 20, 2014


The sun is shining,
the birds are singing their little songs.
The earth is swelling.
The sky is blue.
It's a new season here today.
It's about growth,
and Love.
Enjoy everything that Spring delivers!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Last Day of Winter

Good Bye, Winter.
It's been a long, cold and snowy one.
It's funny.
So many conversations of how
winter should not be winter.
The cold, the biting winds,
the ice slicked roads,
the snapping of limbs,
the plummeting temperatures,
the delivery of yet another truckload
of  home heating oil,
the roar of snowplows,
the lack of sunshine.
The lack of daylight,
 the chapped lips and dry skin,
the frozen rivers,
the frozen people.
The frustration of life frozen.
So tonight, we close winter.
I will miss the snow. But not for long.
I will miss the fireplaces in full bloom. But not for long.
I will miss the winter sunsets. But not for long.
I will embrace a new season tomorrow.
I will be in love.
For a long, long time!

Monday, March 17, 2014

They're Back!

As I mentioned a while ago,
the deer had all disappeared without a trace.
With the snow finally melting,
and the little kiss of Spring in the air,
I'm happy to tell you;
they're back!
They are shy and cautious,
the tip of the cup on the deck railing 
seems a bit foreign to them,
but as soon as I turn my back
they rush to the corn.
They seem very hungry, in fine physical condition,
and their eyes are bright and sparkly.
All is good in deer land!
Happy St. Patrick's Day,
Happy Birthday, Jake!

Monday, March 10, 2014


Remain Simple.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

My Little BuckI

We feed the deer.
And the birds.
And  now, even the squirrels!
Well, actually, the squirrels sneak the bird seed!
This Winter has been different than the past few.
The deer have completely disappeared.
I'm sad that I don't see any sign of them.
It's been months.
Day to day, not even a footprint.
The deep snow and the frigid temperatures 
have driven them away.
Our yard looks empty in the morning and at dusk.
I miss their eyes.
We've spotted a few up in the National Park.
We're hoping there is water and shelter for them.
And, I wonder if they belong to our herd.
Their return will be the herald of Spring.
I look forward to their gaze back into our lives.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


One of nature's sweetest colors,
and one of nature's sweetest scents!

Thursday, February 27, 2014


"Happiness of heart can never be measured out and bundled up,
it's intangible.
We keep running after it,
grasping for it,
and the heart of our running 
so seldom brings it closer.
But now and then 
there may be a moment.
We look at something 
and know it is good and beautiful.
Those moments are happiness."
~Gladys Taber
(I wish I could have known Gladys)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Birds and Berries

I shot this photograph on my way to work today.
I've seen so many beautiful bird photos lately,
but haven't captured any recently.
Thank you, little bird.
I love your sweet face.
Soon we will both feel the warmth of Spring.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday's Flower

Just think.
Pretty soon we'll all be complaining
about the heat!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


" I have moments when I am frightened,
as one must be,
reading about the the intolerance
and hate
that sucks men down in a 
swampy muck.
There are plenty of things to sicken the heart,
and it is only realistic to face them.
But then I count the other people,
the friendly folk, 
and I am comforted,
and I have hope.
When I watch the June dusk
and see the sky glow with the color of moonstone,
and hear a wagon creaking down the shadowy road,
I know how beautiful the earth is.
Someday the sky will be quiet all over the earth,
and the sound of folk going home for supper
will replace the roar of guns."....
~Gladys Tabor

....and soon it will be June.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


"Love is that condition
in which
the happiness of another
is essential to your own."
~Robert Heinlein

Friday, February 14, 2014


Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


The ego says
"Once everything falls 
into place,
you will find peace."
The spirit says
"Find your peace
 and everything 
will fall into place."