Monday, November 12, 2018

November Love


It’s been a whirlwind few weeks.
Atlantic City.
Southern California.
Milwaukee.
Massachusetts.
Hardwick.
Spring Lake.
❤️
Love 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

September


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.
xo
❤️






Sunday, August 19, 2018

Sunday


Ah, Sunday.
August.
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.
xo
❤️



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.
xo
❤️

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.
❤️
xo

Monday, August 6, 2018

Roadside Surprise


I’m always so pleased to spot the unexpected.
On a walk earlier in the Spring,
I happened upon this little Clematis vine
just loving and 
hugging a post.
It’s simplicity and color sparked joy!
It’s hot, so the Clematis are finished.
Now, 
We welcome the Dahlias.
Stay cool.
Xo
❤️

Monday, July 30, 2018

Sand Art





I look forward to this day.
When I can dig my big toe 
into the sand
and draw love. 
❤️
xo

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Mid Summer Dream


I dreamt it was a dream.
❤️

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

When April becomes Mid-July


The blur of time.
From Spring to Summer.
Like a fast moving thunderstorm 
pounding the earth,
a new day, a new breeze, a new bud.
A lesson of patience.
A lesson of Love.
❤️
xo

Monday, June 4, 2018

When April Becomes June


Wow.
Happy, beautiful June! 
A favorite month of mine.
xo
❤️

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

April and Snowdrops


Mother Nature is April fooling us!
xo 
Love and hugs. 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Spring


I’m excited to plant Dahlias this year.
I think they’re becoming a  favorite flower.
To grow, to cut, to photograph.
xo


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tuesday


A soft and gentle rain
 is falling this morning.
I can smell Spring 
swelling.
Getting ready
to burst.
Getting ready
to blossom.
The little song birds
have discovered  their sweet voices once more.

Happy Tuesday!
❤️


Saturday, February 17, 2018

For the Children


I read a post today that I’m sharing. 

According to an artist in California, 
high school students across America
are talking on message boards
making  April 20th
the day they all walk out of school.
And, 
They won’t go back
 until Congress updates the gun laws.
It’s their lives on the line.

#floridaschoolshooting

Because every child deserves to live.
Every child deserves to dream.
Every child deserves to love. 

❤️


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Baby Taylor Alice


Here she is!
Sweet baby, Taylor Alice!
Born in the middle of the night on a cold,
January 10th, in a little Wisconsin Village. 
She's about to turn 1 month old,
and is enjoying life with her big sister
and her parents!
She's  lovable, adorable and as sweet as can be! 
This photo is  the last one we took of her,
as we were saying our good bye’s,
and heading back home to NJ.

A precious little girl,
Taylor  is the newest little flower
in our family garden.
💖
We love you, sweet Taylor!
xo

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Happy February!


Phew!
January brought us a new, little bundle of love.
Sweet baby Taylor Alice.
We made the trip, and now we're back.
Despite the flu, the cold, the grey skies and barren trees,
our hearts are filled with January joy!

xo
With love and hugs to Taylor.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Slow, but Steady


I’ve been in bed for a week! 
The flu bug attacked me with a vengeance 
but is finally letting go.
The days and nights have been so long.
I don’t like writing about illness.
I don’t enjoy reading about illness. 
I’m finally on the mend,
and looking forward to getting back to myself. 
I miss my life.

❤️
xo

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!

❤️
xo

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!
xo



Monday, January 8, 2018

Freedom


“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! 
xo
❤️

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
is
 New Year's Day."

~Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Happy New Year!

xo

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
xo





Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Dad



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.
❤️
xo