Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tomato Time

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

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

My Little Petunias

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

Monday, July 14, 2014

Hardwick Township Zoo

Open for business every day of the week!

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!

Saturday, June 28, 2014


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. 

Friday, June 20, 2014


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

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!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Next Time

"Next time what I'd do is sit at 
the earth just before saying anything. I'd stop
just before going into a house
and be an emperor for a minute
and listen better to the wind
or the air being still.

When anyone talked to me, whether
blame or praise or just passing time,
I'd watch the face, how the mouth 
has to work, and see any strain,any
sign of what lifted the voice.

And for all, I'd know more--the earth
bracing itself and soaring, the air
finding every leaf and feather over
forest and water, and for every person
the body glowing inside the clothes
like a light.
~Mary Oliver

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


"The way to love anything
is to realize 
that it may be lost."
~Gilbert Chesterton

Monday, June 9, 2014


"To be creative means to be in love with life.
You can be creative 
only if 
you love life enough
 that you want to enhance it's beauty,
you want to bring 
a little more music to it,
a little more poetry to it,
a little more dance to it."

Friday, June 6, 2014

Time As We Know It

We need time to dream,
time to remember,
time to reach for the infinite,
time to be.
~Gladys Taber

Friday, May 30, 2014

Lupine in May

Enjoy a beautiful weekend!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Silent Spring

If you logged on to "Google" today,
you would have seen a tribute.
Today is the anniversary of the birthday
of Rachel Louise Carson.
As an environmentalist, she documented 
the detrimental effects of commercial pesticides
on the environment; particularly birds, as early as 1940.
In 1950 she turned her attention to conservation, and the 
problems caused by synthetic pesticides.
Her book  Silent Spring  led to a nationwide ban on DDT,
and inspired an environmental movement that led to the creation 
of the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Her efforts allow me the pleasure of
 observing the Bluebirds that 
visit the little house every Spring.
They are simply spectacular!
Birthday Love to her!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Wild and Free

Traveling through the local neighborhoods
I've marveled at the beauty 
that only 
A wild Dogwood 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


It always amazes me.
Deep within the forests and woodlands
during the deep, cold Winter months that have just passed,
there is an  abundance of color and fragrance
just waiting to burst and surprise us.
How I Love May!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Flower Bed


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day

Being a Mom
is life's greatest gift.
Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 9, 2014

My Lucky Day

I'm in Milwaukee!
Enjoying a Mother's Day weekend
with my little rolling stone.
The flowers are starting to bloom, 
Lake Michigan is ice free,
the new bicycle is all tuned up,
 the city is calling!
With love and hugs.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Lucky 7

Anyone lucky enough 
to be born 
on this date, 
in such a beautiful month,
must be one
extraordinary soul.
Happy Birthday, Rich Fieldhouse!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


"We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure,
joy follows like a shadow 
that never leaves."

Monday, May 5, 2014

Cinco de Pinko

Just feeling giddy.
Happy Monday!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Day, 1976

This is where it all became official.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Powers.
Love is all you need.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

To Tim

It's funny how the waves keep rolling,
The tides keep changing, 
The sun always rises and sets. 
Spring trails Winter.
Daybreak never fails.
New moons develop,
without falter.
28 years ago on this date,
A Love was born that will never die.
It grows stronger with each passing sunset.
I am so proud to be your Mom.
Happy Birthday, Tim.
With love and hugs.

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Happiness Challenge

Nobody Cares That You're Miserable, You Might As Well Be Happy

"It occurs to me that the peculiarity of most things we think of as fragile is how tough they really are. There were tricks we did with eggs, as children, to show how they were, in reality, tiny, load-bearing marble halls; while the beat of the wings of a butterfly in the right place, we are told, can create a hurricane across the ocean. Hearts may break, but hearts are the toughest of  muscles, able to pump for a lifetime, seventy times a minute, and scarcely falter along the way. Even dreams, the most delicate and intangible of things, can prove remarkably difficult to kill. Stories, like people and butterflies and songbird's eggs and human hearts and dreams, are also fragile things, made up of nothing stronger or more lasting than twenty-six letters and a handful of punctuation marks. Or they are words on the air, composed of sounds and ideas-abstract, invisible, gone once they've been spoken-and what could be more frail than that? But some stories, small simple ones about setting out on adventures or people doing wonders, tales of miracles and monsters, have outlasted all the people who told them, and some have outlasted the lands in which they were created."
~Neil Gaiman,  Fragile Things

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Two Twenty-Thirds

 I have thousands of photos.
Not even one
 my Mom and my Husband together.
Today I celebrate them!
The Birthday kids.
The "two twenty-thirds".
So, to both of you:
For your unconditional Love, thank you.
For your strength, I admire you.
For your courage, I respect you.
For your efforts and steadfastness,
I appreciate you.
For the fun that you bring to my life,
I am forever grateful.
For all of  the laughs, you should be on TV!
 I laugh every single day!
For everyone that is blessed to know you,
and to Love you,
I am certain they see your beauty.
Your kindness.
Your gentle & funny ways.
Your Love.
Your stubbornness!!
Happy Birthday, Mom and
Happy Birthday, Wes.
"May you stay
forever young."
You will always be 25 years apart.
No matter what!!
With all of my Love,
For all of my life.
Happy Birthday!