Monday, June 20, 2016

And Now..., Today...

We have Summer!
I'm looking forward to the splendor of 
 long sunny days,
abundant bird songs,
 blue skies with puffy clouds,
fresh picked berries,
early morning sunrise,
fresh cut flowers,
Long motorcycle voyages,
But mostly....a short visit with
Sweet Harper,
and time spent in the ocean!
Happy Summer! 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

A Special Birthday

A very happy Birthday wish
to a very dear friend.
Happy Birthday, Priscilla

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Mother's Day

Because every Mother deserves flowers. 

Monday, March 28, 2016

Seeing Purple

With the Easter holiday being so early this year,
I'm feeling like it will soon be Summer. 
And I'm seeing purple. 
Hope you had 
 a beautiful weekend. 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Happy Spring!

As the Earth wakes up
I can't help but think of  hope 
and endless opportunities. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Happy 1st Birthday!

We had so much fun sharing Harper's 1st Birthday.
She's just adorable.
Go Harper!

Sunday, February 28, 2016


It's all about time.
Happy Sunday.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Happy February!


Monday, January 4, 2016

Happy New Year!

May your angels walk with you.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Happy Spring in December!

I'm thinking this is rather appropriate for this mild December
that we are experiencing in New Jersey.
A Robin with Holly and Snow.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015


"Perhaps, after all, our best thoughts come after all
when we are alone. It is good to listen, not to voices,
 but to the wind blowing, to the brook running cool water over polished stones, 
to bees drowsy with the weight of pollen.
If we attend to the music of the earth, we reach serenity. 
And then, in some unexplained way, 
we share it with others."
~Gladys Taber

Friday, December 4, 2015


I love the smell of pine.
I love the color red.
I love holly, and pepperberries.
I love the Winter sky.
I love a Sunrise in pink.
A Sunset in orange.
I love glitter and magic.
I love December.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Giving Thanks

It's only appropriate that my Birthday should fall so close to Thanksgiving.
I am full of gratitude for the many kind and loving people in my life. 
I was able to share my time with my family and dear friends that mean so much to me.
The sun shone brightly, there was a cool wind in the air, and a fat possum entertained us at dinner. 
Life is good.
Thanks for the Love.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Happy Birthday Tiff!

Today marks the day!
32 years ago (wow), 
we welcomed our own little
 "flower bud"
into our world.
She has grown to be strong, confident and funny.
She is genuine, intelligent and beautiful.
She is compassionate, well spoken, and hard working.
She is trustworthy, loving, and fun.
She is a wife with a beautiful new Daughter.
And, she loves tulips! 
Happy Birthday, sweet Tiffany Lynn.
With our love and hugs.
Mom and Dad

Thursday, October 15, 2015


Hope you can get out and enjoy the colors!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Swan Family

That sweet family of 7 swans
that I talked about 
in early Spring,
has dwindled down to this.
A mere family of 3.
I guess the snapping turtle is very satisfied.
Life on a pond.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Jersey Shore

Back in early September, 
we vacationed in Lavalette. 
We enjoyed the sunshine, 
the ocean, 
our children, 
and our sweet Grand baby;  
Harper Rose. 
We had a splendid time. 
How time flies. 
It was a month ago already. 
Looking forward to being together again. 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Happy Anniversary Friday!

Some people wonder why my little sister and me
share the last name.
Well, as luck would have it,
these 2 fell in love long, long, ago.
Sisters married to brothers!
Sounds a bit scary at first, 
but, it's all ok!
Happy Anniversary, Nance and Brad!
Many more to come...
(Photo taken last weekend at their daughter's baby shower.)
Love in the air!

Thursday, September 24, 2015



Thursday, September 17, 2015


It was just what the doctor ordered.

Thursday, August 27, 2015


Posting a little bit of pink in preparation 
of a little visit from Harper! 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Random Bits of Summer Love

Hoping your Summer's been wonderful.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


Time seems to stand still 
when you want it to hurry.
It speeds up 
when you want it to slow down.
Flowers make everything better.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Feeling Glad All Over

I made a trip to the farm stand over the weekend.
I love their homegrown bouquets of flowers,
as well as the ripe and juicy fruits and veggies.
I was particularly excited to find these beautiful Gladiolas.
Earlier in my florist days they were mostly used as funeral flowers,
or in church basket arrangements.
And, they were usually white or yellow.
I have always loved the complexity of their blossoms.
I was tickled pink to find them in purple.
I had never seen that color.
They opened overnight to a beautiful bouquet!
Happy Monday!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Summer School 2015

I enrolled in an unexpected, spur of the moment,
 summer class this year.
Cancer 101.
I guess you could say it was a crash course.
It was lots of learning in a short period of time.
But it felt like a lifetime.
In the past 7 weeks
I learned that I've taken so much for granted,
even though I thought I lived a life of Gratitude.
Each and every day I more appreciate:
The elementary task of swallowing.
The art of a small taste.
A simple sip.
A moist kiss.
A hearty laugh.
A good cough.
The uncomplicated sense of taste.
Salty, sour, sweet and bitter.
They all disappear with cancer.
Life as we know it disappears with cancer.
The only taste that remains is Love.
Thank you, everyone, for the Love.
And thank you for the Hope.