Sunday, November 23, 2014

Feeling Grateful

It's been quite chilly here lately.
The winds have kicked up.
The leaves have all fallen,
The days are shorter.
Winter is fast approaching. 
We're getting ready 
To celebrate Thanksgiving
this week.
My heart is swollen with gratitude. 
And Love.
xo

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

12 Years Ago Today

Sadness is losing her.
To my Aunt Bernie
with Love.
xo

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Pink

31 years ago,
I was blessed
with my own little bundle of pink!
I was certain that I would do things differently.
Time would be on my side.
I would sort of re-invent the wheel so to speak.
Boy, was I wrong.
Time flew.
From new born to toddler.
Toddler to teenager.
Before I knew it,
she was in college.
She was married.
Now, she awaits her own little bundle of pink.
My Birthday wish to my daughter
is 
time.
Time to enjoy all of life's little moments.
Time to enjoy life's big moments.
Time to enjoy her every moment.
Sprinkled with confetti!
Happy Birthday, Tiff.
xo

Monday, November 3, 2014

In Blackwater Woods

Look, the trees
are turning 
their own bodies 
into pillars

of light,
are giving off the rich 
fragrance of cinnamon
and fulfillment,

the long tapers
of cattails
are bursting and floating away
over
the blue shoulders

of the ponds,
and every pond,
no matter what its
 name is, is

nameless now.
Every year 
everything
I have ever learned

in my lifetime
leads back to this: the fires
and the black river of loss
whose other side 

is salvation
whose meaning 
none of us will ever know.
To live in this world 

you must be able 
to do three things:
to love what is mortal;
to hold it

against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to 
let it go,
to let it go.
~Mary Oliver

xo

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

All About Pink

I'm sharing some excitement today!
I just learned from my little 'rolling stone', 
that in mid-March, 2015, 
we'll be hugging a sweet little bundle of  PINK!!

xo

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pumpkin Cart with Bird Houses


I'm happy to live in a land 
that has October!
xo

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Dreams

"Happiness consists in realizing that it is all a great strange dream."
~j kerouac
xo

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hoppy Friday!

TGIF!
xo

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Simplicity

Remain simple.
xo

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

My Beautiful Buck

I've watched his velvet disappear.
And then he showed up with this.
Hunting season is never pretty.
He seems OK in spite of his wound.
I hope  he has good health.
xo

Monday, September 29, 2014

His Velvet Coat

.

This handsome buck stops by
to gather some seed
and share his beauty.
He's shy and timid.
And beautiful.
He has lost his velvet.
I hope to photograph that soon.
He ran off this morning before I could get him.

Happy Monday!
xo

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sunshine On A Stem

This little blossom,
well, it's really not little,
is one of my favorite photos from
the Summer of 2014.
In my limited travels 
to and from,
here and there,
I notice flowers.
It always excites me
when the conditions are ripe
and I have my camera in tow.
And I have time to stop!
I love flowers.
I love sunflowers.
I've seen many different varieties
popping up around here this year.
Yellow, Auburn, Copper and Gold.
This one is just beginning 
to spread her wings.
"Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you."
~Maori proverb

With love and hugs.
xo

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Destination High Point

I managed to sneak in a ride yesterday.
Late afternoon.
It felt invigorating and therapeutic.
And colorful.
And scenic. 
The roads were quiet.
My focus was clear.
No distractions.
Except for the beauty
of nature
and
the bike in front of me.
The person in control. 
My soul mate.
I'm blessed.
Happy Wednesday, my friends!
With love and hugs.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Hello Again!

Wow! 
I feel so lazy for not having posted 
on this little blog of mine
in such a long time!
I don't have an excuse.
I guess life took over.
I mean work.
Or Summer.
I've missed it.
I hope some of my old faithful readers
return and enjoy 
my little story.
This first day of Autumn
is a tad bittersweet.
Sunny, warm, and crisp.
A tease.
 One thing I missed most this past Summer
was the abundance of butterflies.
They were few and far between. 
"There is nothing in a caterpillar
that tells you it's going to be a butterfly."
~R. Buckminster Fuller

With love and hugs.





Friday, August 22, 2014

Love

"There is no remedy for Love,
but to Love more."
~Henry David Thoreau
xo

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Love


All you need is Love.
xo

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Color of Summer

Hello, flower in my face!
You spread your love all over the fields,
and into the woods,
from sunrise to sunset.
You're the sugar in my coffee.
xo

Thursday, July 31, 2014

So Long, July!








You were on the cool side this year, July,
But still you were able to bring about your 
usual sunshine, color and love.
July is one of my favorite months, and these 
photos sort of tell the story why.
Thank you!
See you next year!
xo

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tomato Time

There is nothing like a Jersey Tomato.
Except a Jersey girl!!
xo

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

My Little Petunias

"The flower that follows the sun does so even on a cloudy day"
~Robert Leighton~
xo

Monday, July 14, 2014

Hardwick Township Zoo

Open for business every day of the week!
xo

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Clematis In My Front Yard


These little purple and white stars that slept during that long, harsh Winter,
blossom for us again!
Happy July!
xo


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Travelling

Saturday in June.
Pink and yellow and white. 
With a blue sky and 2 wheels. 
Green all around us. Quiet roads. 
Happy hearts. 
Love is all you need. 
And some  gas. 
xo

Friday, June 20, 2014

Voices

"The voice of beauty speaks softly;
it creeps only into the most
beautifully awakened souls."
~Frederich Nietzsche~
Happy Weekend, world!
xo

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Father's Day

To really know a father,
observe his behavior
with a lady,
a flat tire,
and a child.
Happy Father's Day, Wes!
xo