Friday, June 21, 2019


Leaving the house,
I went out to see

the frog, for example,
In her shiny green skin;

and her eggs
like a slippery veil;

and her eyes
with their golden rims;

and the pond 
with its risen lilies;

and it’s warmed shores 
dotted with pink flowers;

and the long, windless afternoon;
and the white heron

like a dropped cloud,
taking one step

then standing awhile then taking
another, writing

her own soft footed poem
through the still waters.

- Mary Oliver

Sunday, June 2, 2019


I just happened to take a look at my blog today.
Wow. May 2nd.
30 days since my last post.
I was hoping to be more conscious of my 
little digital scrapbook,
but life gets in the way.
So here we are in June.
I love the month.
It’s light, it’s roses, it’s flowers galore.
Cool nights, warm, sunny days.
This peony was in a client’s yard 
and she called to me.
And I’m so glad to share.
Happy June!
With love and hugs.

Thursday, May 2, 2019


May in New Jersey.
Her energy is growth and love.


Monday, April 29, 2019

North, East, South, and West

Love and hugs.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019


April means joy!
Happy April! 

Friday, March 15, 2019

They’re Back!

Return of the Snowdrops! 
Have a nice weekend. 

Just Friday

Winter is slowly but surely waving good bye.
Buds are beginning to burst
their way through the soil.
Days are longer.
It’s time to plant your peas!
Happy Friday! 
With love and hugs.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019


she is 

Happy Birthday, Harper Rose! 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019


It’s been a long four months.
Winter has been singing her heart out,
But Spring is tapping 
on her door.
Happy Tuesday! 
With love and hugs.

Thursday, February 28, 2019


“The fragrance always remains
in the hand
that gives the rose.”

~Heda Be Jar~

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Girl’s Weekend

We have company for the weekend.
Taylor made her 1st airplane ride to NJ,
accompanied by Tiff.
They packed up and boarded a 6AM flight!
Our hearts are overflowing 
just having her in our home.
We’re headed to my niece’s bridal shower today,
where Taylor will be meeting a few family members
for the first time.
Of course, we miss big sister, Harper.
Enjoy the weekend! 
Love and hugs.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

I’m So Martha

Public Service Announcement!
Don’t ignore those dormant Forsythia branches
in your gardens.
Next time you’re passing by, clip a few stems,
bring them indoors,
put them in a nice vessel of water,
In a few days.....
It’s Spring! 

Monday, February 18, 2019

Only A Flower

Moms give us roots
and love blooms.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Love And Tenderness

So where does love come from?
Is it in your veins? 
Does everyone find love? 
Where does it live? 
How does it grow?
How do you know when you’re in love? 
What does it mean to be in love? 
How do you show true love? 
Is love always fun? 
Is it real? Will it die? 
Can you fake love? 
Can you share love? 
Can you know love? 
Just follow your heart,
and you will 


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Winter’s Grip

“Winter is in my head,
but eternal spring is in my heart.”
-Victor Hugo

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Hope and Love

All Winter
the blue heron 
slept among the horses.
I do not know the custom of herons,
do not know 
if the solitary habit 
is their way,
or if he listened for
some missing one-
not knowing even 
that was what he did- 
in the blowing sounds
in the dark.
I know that hope 
is the hardest thing we carry.
He slept with his 
long neck folded,
like a letter put away.
-Jane Hirshfield

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Girls

A friend once told me 
that having a grandchild
would fill a void
I never knew I had.

Smartest advice ever. 
Love and hugs. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Just Thinking

Headed to the Midwest!
Sweet little Taylor Alice turns one tomorrow.
She is the brightest little star of 2018!
I look forward to a trip to Trader Joe's with the girls
to buy Taylor her 1 year old bouquet!

Love, hugs and Birthday candles!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!

What a difference a year makes.

Last New Year’s Day was frigid.
I can remember the stinging,  bitter cold.
This morning it feels like Spring.
The sweet birds are chirping, the crocus are appearing.
The new year gives 
me hope.
Opportunities, dreams, aspirations and growth.

Wishing you a heartfelt thank you,
and a Happy New Year!
 With love and hugs.

Saturday, December 1, 2018


The sweet song of Winter.

Monday, November 12, 2018

November Love

It’s been a whirlwind few weeks.
Atlantic City.
Southern California.
Spring Lake.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018


The hay fields are mowed.
The days are shorter, but the temperature is still very warm.
The humidity is in high gear.
The local farm stands are bountiful.
School buses start rolling fresh today.
Nervous little children begin a new school year.
The Summer didn’t exist for me.
It was a time of healing and reflecting.
Learning once again 
to stand on my own two feet.
Take nothing for granted.
Enjoy the most simple gifts of life.
Spread Love.

Sunday, August 19, 2018


Ah, Sunday.
And it’s breezy.
It’s quiet.
 It’s my favorite time of day.
I hope there’s peace around the planet.
And plenty of love.
Hug the ones you’re with.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Mid Summer Dreams

There’s no flooding rainfall.
There’s no thunder.
Rainbows fill the sky.
Flowers bloom everywhere.
Birds sing their hearts out.
Gentle breezes guide them home.
Children laughing.
Families home together.
Joy is everywhere.

Friday, August 10, 2018

New Beginnings

The beaches are being restored.
The wanderes searching for lost treasures.
The sun poking her morning face.
The gentle waves soothing, cooling, restoring.
Enjoy this hot August day.
Love and hugs.