Saturday, December 2, 2017

December 2017

December 1st arrived on our doorstep yesterday.
We had good news all around.
Tim is settled.
Wes is healing well.
Tiff is on target with her second child.
The little town of Hope, NJ was bustling.
Crafters, artists, cooks, vendors of all sorts
spreading their skills for sale
at the annual craft fair this weekend. 
The Christmas spirit is upon us.
Enjoy the sights and sounds,
and the kindness of others.

Love and hugs.

Thursday, November 30, 2017


Good bye, November.
You brought joy, tears, love, and fear.
I can remember what seemed like yesterday
Being so happy to turn the calendar
to November.
In anticipation of our visit
to Whitefish Bay,
with little Miss Harper,
to share my daughter’s birthday with her, 
Tim’s visit in WI, 
 relative’s birthdays,
and finally, 
 Our Thanksgiving Day with Mom.
The month would fly.
Everything changed.
Everything remains the same.
A few little life curves, 
new people, new experiences,
and tomorrow,
a new month.
Travel safely, Tim.
California is waiting for you,
and we can’t wait to visit!

Love and hugs

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


We have each other
and the world.
Don’t be sorry
walk on out through sunlit life
and know
we’re on the go 
for love
to open our lives
to walk
the sunshine
of life.
-Amiri Baraka 

love and hugs

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

When Tiff was at 
Lafayette College 
we enjoyed a special shop in Easton.
It had the cutest little gifts, 
and adorable cards,
(lots of quotes)
and unique goodies. 
The shop has since closed,
but on Tuesdays I always think of it.
The shop’s  name 
“Happy Tuesday”! 

Monday, November 27, 2017

The Letter P



Monday, November 20, 2017

The Heart, Gratitude and a Birthday

I love it when my Birthday falls in the same week
as Thanksgiving Day.
It’s extra special this year.
It’s a big one too! 
As a mega Birthday surprise,
Wes is currently in the OR 
at Morristown Hospital
undergoing open heart surgery.
Love, prayer, gratitude, fortitude, courage, and strength.
It’s life in a nutshell.
Be well, take good care, enjoy the fun.
Happy Thanksgiving!
With love and hugs.

Monday, November 6, 2017


I love November.
It’s birthdays galore.
It’s gratitude.
It’s color.
It’s cool! 
It’s beauty.
It’s peace and quiet and shorter days.
It’s Love.

Love and hugs

Saturday, October 21, 2017

October, yes, but almost November!

Such a beautiful harvest of color! 
The rich Earth is getting ready to rest.
The trees are shutting down,
the last of the Summer blooms are fading,
the apples are falling to the ground,
and, the pumpkins are decorating the doorways.
Love and hugs. 

Friday, September 1, 2017


September's light creates longer shadows.
The sun turns a deeper shade of gold.
The blue skies are intoxicating.
The earth is abundant with beauty.
Cool nights and warm days.
Let the goodness of September fill our hearts with gratitude.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Summer Glory

It's a joy to travel around my small, little town
and be surprised by the beauty of a patient gardener. 
Happy August! 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Seventh Month

July is suddenly coming to a close.
The days are shorter, 
The sun is strong.
The fawns are doubling in size. 
The garden is bountiful.
After a month of soaking rain,
the streams are gushing.
The baby birds have left their nests.
The fireflies are dancing with the moon.
All is good with the Earth.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

When Winter Becomes Spring

When the leaves burst, the flowers bloom, the birds sing.
Color fills our world.
Happy May!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Just Thinking

Aren't these just perfect? 
Happy Sunday! 

Monday, February 13, 2017


Green Grass
Open Meadows
And So Much More.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sunday Morning

Contrary to previous years, 
It's been quiet in the Winter department this year.
The sky, trees and lawns are mostly grey.
 a  Bluebird or a Cardinal will flutter by 
and make my heart happy. 
I'm grateful for the beautiful morning sunrise,
and the spectacular Winter sunsets.
The quiet of the woods,
the flicker of a candle,
the outrageous work of dedicated souls 
protecting our rights of the Constitution 
is what makes today a good one.
This was our front yard a few years back
On a snowy October morning. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Should The Fox Come Again To My Cabin In The Snow

Then,  the winter will have fallen all in white
and the hill will be rising to the north,
the night also rising and leaving,
dawn light just coming in, the fire out.

Down the hill running will come that flame
among the dancing skeletons of the ash trees.
I will leave the door open for him.

-Patricia Fargnoli-

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year!

As the days become longer....
may your sun shine brighter,
may your clouds be fluffier, 
may your winds be gentle, 
may your hearts be content. 
Welcome, 2017! 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Last Day of Autumn

Enjoy what she leaves.

Sunday, December 18, 2016


I need more.
It's mid-December.
I've been away from Petals and Boots since 
the end of October.
Where has the time gone?
When I search other blogs that aren't updated I wonder why.
Now I know.
so, as the month closes into a cold Winter season,
I hope I can find more time.
And I hope you come back to visit.
Thank you.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Happy October!

A little family life chapter closed yesterday. 
On to new beginnings for Mom.
You can sell the belongings, but you cannot sell the memories.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Almost October

The Summer of 2016 whizzed by. 
Seems like overnight the leaves turned golden,
the light dims earlier, 
the deer hides are darker,
 Earth has embraced Autumn. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Summer Is Flying By

I used to post on my blog daily.
Now, it's weeks before I write.
I think between Facebook, Instagram,
and life, my little blog gets
lost in the shuffle.
I've thought about stopping it all together, 
but I don't want to quit.
I hope somebody will stop by,
have a look, 
and feel better that they did.
The photos in this post are from July,
a month I will long remember.
Enjoy August, and thank you for stopping by!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Nice Bird

My heart is sad for France.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Lovely Tulip

If the earth laughs in flowers,
this one is the model.

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!