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.

Monday, October 31, 2016

The Doors of Whitefish Bay

We had an extended visit in Wisconsin a few weeks back.
My daughter's neighborhood is quite attractive.
I love the doors and the unique architecture of the homes in Whitefish Bay.
I hope you enjoy!

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! 

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!