Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Swan Update

She is still waiting patiently.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

This and That

Mama swan spent quite some time hatching her eggs.
I'm sure they're little babies swimming on the local pond by now.
Her mate worked hard keeping the nest in tact and strong.
I watched him dredge the waters and weeds almost daily to keep her safe.
While I stop and think, I've come to better appreciate
the Love, help and support 
that only people can give each other.
Life throws us some curve balls every now and then,
but somehow, in some small way,
with Love and support,
we all grow.
I feel Love, patience and gratitude.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


It's been a long 8 weeks.
Lots of tears and fears
and sleepless nights,
and dreams, and prayers,
and Love.
Be it ever so humble,
there's no place 
like home.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A Little Kiss of Spring

I stumbled upon a lovely patch of blue
on my way into the office.
I'm not certain what these flowers are named,
but they certainly make me smile.
Have a beautiful Spring day.

Thursday, April 16, 2015


What does happiness mean to you?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

For Mom

My Mom always says that cardinals
bring her peace.
I'm hoping that she sees this post
when she feels better,
arrives back home 
and is in good spirits.
The frustration of illness and distance
weighs heavy today.
Feel better soon, Mom.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Love

Sweet baby Harper!
She has a master's degree in cuteness!
She'll soon be a month old!
And to all of my friends who beat me
to the Grandparent's club,
you are so absolutely correct!
There's nothing quite like 
a darling little grandbaby!

Thursday, March 19, 2015


"Spring has returned.
The earth is like a child
that knows poems."

-Ranier Maria Rilke

 Happy Spring 2015!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Seeing Green


Well, not exactly green! A little bit of brown is more like it, but the truth of the matter is, the snow is starting to disappear. The deer are enjoying the tender feel of the bare earth instead of  frozen snow and ice.  On those frigid days they would slowly approach the back deck, hearty and healthy. They would settle themselves on a little hillside next to our backyard each evening. There has been a group of 4 most recently. I'm happy to say, today their numbers jumped to 7! They continue to tug at my heartstrings with their beautiful big eyes, ears, and fuzzy faces. They look at me with a sense of Hope that some corn will trickle down to them like magic. I've noticed that they grind their teeth when they are relaxing!
         So, here's a little bit of green, I mean brown as we get ready for Spring!
I love Spring!
  Happy St. Patty's Day!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Mysteries, Yes

Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous
 to be understood.

How grass can be nourishing in the
 mouths of the lambs.
How rivers and stones are forever
in allegiance with gravity,
while we ourselves dream of rising.

How two hands touch and the bonds
will never be broken.
How people come, from delight or the 
scars of damage,
to the comfort of a poem.

Let me keep my distance, always,
from those
who think they have the answers.

Let me keep company always with those who say
"Look!" and laugh in astonishment,
and bow their heads.
~Mary Oliver 

Friday, March 6, 2015

Harper Rose

My heart is swollen!
Our little rolling stone 
has given us
the sweetest little bundle 
of  Love!
6lbs.,12oz.,  and 21.5 inches tall!
Mommy and Harper are both well.
Sweetness supreme!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

My Little Chickadee

More snow coming, so she's gathering her seeds!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Hello, March!

Looking forward to a new kiss of pink!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

My Little Chickadee

Winter Love.

Friday, February 20, 2015


"When you are content to be
simply yourself
and don't compare
or compete,
everyone will respect you."
~Lao Tzu

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Before long, we're all going to be
about the heat.
Maybe not.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Snow Walkers

"What a wild Winter sound,-
wild and weird, 
up among the ghostly hills...
I get up in the middle of the night to hear it.
It is refreshing to the ear,
and one delights to know that such wild creatures
are among us.
At this season
Nature makes the most of every throb of life 
that can withstand her severity."
~John Burroughs
The Snow Walkers, 1866

Friday, February 13, 2015


These beautiful swans are frozen in love.
Happy Love weekend!

Monday, February 9, 2015


"Blessed is the season
which engages the
whole world
in a conspiracy
 of  Love."
~Hamilton Wright Mabie

Friday, February 6, 2015

One Lady, Two Ways

We feed the deer.
They love the corn from the
local feed store.
They are hungrier in Winter,
and this year, they are muscular and heavier than previous years.
They stare in our windows and doors and,
 this morning,
a little lady was on our deck!!
She walked up the staircase,
stared in our kitchen door,
looking for her lunch.
I'd love to have her in for tea!
Have a happy weekend,
enjoy the cold,
the snow,
the sunset,
and the wildlife.
I'll be talking to the animals!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Dead of Winter

"Let us love Winter,
for it is the Spring
of genius."
~Pietro Aretino~

Friday, January 30, 2015

Super Bowl and A Snow Storm

The one thing I've always had trouble with
when it comes to sports,
 is the fact that both competitors
can't be winners.
when it comes to the Super Bowl!
And, then, the World Series!
My team picks always needs to win.
Because, I have...
A perpetual bet with my Brother.
A big, fat "tenski" is always on the line.
So, yes, Let's Go Seahawks!
And I hear as the game is wrapping up,
we'll be getting wrapped up
in yet another abundant snowfall.
Happy Superbowl!
Be warm, be careful, be happy!
Be Love.
Be cheering for the Seahawks.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Back In the Saddle

Looking forward to some live Winter sunsets!
Stay well!

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Flu Bug and A Blizzard!

I wish I had Bailey's energy today.
She loves the snow, and plenty of it!
I've been plastered to the couch 
waiting patiently for the blizzard of 2015,
with the flu.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Red Amaryllis

I bought a bulb.
At Target.
I planted it, watered it, and watched it grow.
And blossom
Added one secret ingredient...
That was Love.