Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring!

I think Mother Nature got the message.
Happy weekend!
xo

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Patience

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

Monday, April 7, 2014

Spring

"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."
~Anon
Happy Monday!
xo

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
xo

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April

April is a  promise
that May is bound to keep.
xo

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Genius

"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
xo
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.
xo

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!
xo

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring!

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,
rejuvenation,
hope,
and Love.
Enjoy everything that Spring delivers!
xo

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!
xo



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,
and
Happy Birthday, Jake!
xo


Monday, March 10, 2014

Simplicity

Remain Simple.
xo

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.
xo




Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pink

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

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Happiness

"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
xo
(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.
xo

Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday's Flower

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

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

June

" 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.
xo

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Love

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

Friday, February 14, 2014

Love

Happy Valentine's Day!
xo

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Ego

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

Monday, February 10, 2014

Kindness

"Be kind whenever possible.
It is always possible."
~Dalai Lama
xo

Friday, February 7, 2014

Go Red

For Women...
xo

Ice

"To love beauty
is to see light."
~Victor Hugo
Happy Weekend!
xo

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pink

 "I believe in pink.
I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner.
I believe in kissing. Kissing alot.
I believe n being strong
when everything around 
seems to be going wrong.
I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls.
I believe tomorrow is another day.
And I believe in miracles."
~Audrey Hepburn~
xo