Tuesday, January 16, 2018

No Photo Tuesday

All of my good intentions 
Of sharing photos of sweet Taylor Alice
Are on hold. 
I’m bedridden with the FLU!


Thursday, January 11, 2018

January Thaw

I'm hearing that it's going to be 60 degrees tomorrow!
The little birds will be thrilled!
They might even relax a little bit in between their nibbles.
I had a sweet black capped chickadee visit today,
bringing her good tidings.
She was absolutely precious!
Speaking of precious.....
Stay tuned!

With love and hugs!

Monday, January 8, 2018


“She who is brave
is free.”
~S.G. Kilbride


Friday, January 5, 2018

Winter Friends

 I love feeding and observing  the wild birds.
At the break of dawn,
when most other wildlife still sleeps,
the little birds begin their day.
 Tending to themselves,
they are
lovely in every way.
Energetic, happy, patient,
 determined, colorful,
And, most definitely, unique!
If you’re looking for some sweet company
during these frigid Winter months,
I encourage you to pick up a little bag 
of black oil sunflower seeds,
sprinkle some within your view,
grab a cup of tea, 
and you’ll be delightedi
to welcome your new friends.

Happy Friday! 

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Crater Lake

We’re lucky to live in such a beautiful part of NJ.
Just a short drive away, 
Crater Lake offers the beauty 
of northwest New Jersey’s 
  forests, streams, wildlife,
peace, solitude,
hiking trails, fishing holes
and sunsets.
Take the Old Mine Road,
I’m sure you’ll agree.

Love and hugs.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!

Bitter cold, bone chilling January 1st, 2018.
I'm happy to see the little birds 
 enjoying our discarded
Christmas tree!

"We will open the book.
It's pages are blank.
The book is called Opportunity
 and it's first chapter
 New Year's Day."

~Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Happy New Year!


Sunday, December 31, 2017

Tides of Change

Good bye, 2017.

 When times are hard
you stop, think and realize 
that in spite of your pain, 
 the tides still roll in, 
 the tides still roll out.
There is no stopping, 
you have
no control.
The clocks still tick. 
You want to say “wait, stop”, 
But you can’t. 
We are bits of sand 
in the vast ocean of life.
The tides of life. 
The years roll quickly.
 I hope yours 
rolls quietly.
Happy New Year

Wednesday, December 27, 2017


A bitter cold December morning.
It’s as dark as dark can be.
The ground is icy cold and frozen.
It’s quiet and calm.
A candle flickers in the window.
No cake, no song, no celebration, 
except in my heart.
Happy Birthday, Dad.
I love and miss you.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!

From my heart to yours.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Music at Christmas

One of my favorite pieces of the 
Christmas puzzle 
is the music.
The carols, although old and vintage,
still ring true to my heart.
“The Little Drummer Boy”
 is my all time favorite,
but,  I love so many others.
They’re stories of love and adoration
with added whimsy and delight.
Fun and joy.
It’s bonafide Christmas love.
All is calm,  All is bright.

Happy Winter weekend.
I hope yours is calm and bright.

With love and hugs.

Thursday, December 21, 2017


A time for quiet.
A time for darkness.
A time to think.
A time to slow down.
A time for respect.
A time to see.
A time to listen.
A time to love.
A time for peace.

Happy Winter!

Monday, December 18, 2017


When the world is bustling around you,
and you want it to stop,
and you raise your hand
and your voice,
and you take notice
of the hurry. 
Be still.
Be quiet.
Be mindful.
Be present.
Be you.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Mid December

There’s something about the quiet and calm 
of fresh falling snow.
Bothering no one,
minding her own business, 
Mother Nature delivers the most beautiful gifts.
And then, they’re gone.
Today was a gift to my Mom.
Many years ago.
Jimmy was born.
And then he too, was gone.
Treasure those you love,
and let them know.
Love is all you need.

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!