Monday, August 31, 2009

Good Bye, August

I wish you could stay a little longer.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

A Gem in Newark

Some of you may recognize this
Cathedral from the opening credits
of "The Sopranos".
It was my pleasure to deliver
wedding flowers here.
What a shock it was
to turn the corner,
and discover this magnificent wonder!

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Kennedy Boys

"A man can be destroyed,
but not defeated."

Ernest Hemingway

The "Eternal Flame" photo taken in 2006.
My Mom and I toured DC, while my Daughter
served a college internship for Hillary.
Thanks, Tiff
We'll always remember.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Petals at Sunrise

"Give me odorous at sunrise
a garden of beautiful flowers
where I can walk
Walt Whitman

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

To Ruby

"The only Zen you'll find
at the top of the mountain
is the Zen you bring up there."
Robert M. Pisig
Zen and the Art of
Motorcycle Maintenance

Monday, August 24, 2009

Bearly Visible

I was lookin' back
to see if you were
lookin' back
to see if i was
lookin' back
at you.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunday Ride...

So, if you could swing
into the saddle of this baby,
where would you go?

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Cooking In the Dark

a visitor yesterday
strong determined ferocious
quick steadfast
here then gone
by name

people alone
no candle no phone
no water

no water
no phone
no dad
for some no home

personal is universal
compassion love
save the home

Friday, August 21, 2009

The Incredible Athlete

After having just completed the Tour de France,
Lance Armstrong won the Colorado "Leadville 100"
Mountain Bike race this past Saturday!
Incredibly, he knocked 15 minutes off of the old
record which was held for 6 consecutive years by
Dave Wiens, who by the way, beat Lance last year!
Lance rode nearly 60 miles alone, finishing with a
nearly flat tire!
Win or lose, Lance lives strong.
This photo was sent to me by my dear, far-away
friend Cathy. She calls Colorado home.
She was right there to snap this shot of Lance
with his medal.
Thanks so much, Cath-
To A lady who also continues to Live Strong!


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Morning Light

"Ah, that it were possible for one short hour
to see the souls we love,
that they might tell us
what and where they be."

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Man of Many Hats

I wasn't quite sure if I should call this post "A Man of Many Hats"
or...."Ahoy Matie"!!
This kid is my younger brother. Tom.
He's a DJ every Thursday morning live from WSCA FM Portsmouth Community Radio.
His show is "A Simple Twist of Folk"
He airs from 6-8 AM.
Set your alarm and give him a listen!
I think you'll be glad you did!

They Know The Way

Known for their massive migrations along the CA-Mexico coast, the Monarch butterfly travels over 3,000 miles.
With an average lifespan of only 6 to 8 months, the butterflies must begin their journey each fall ahead of cold weather, which will kill them if they linger.
They begin life as eggs & hatch as larvae that eat their eggshells, and subsequently the milkweed plants on which they were placed. Monarchs depend exclusively on milkweed.
The larvae become beautifully colored black and orange and white adults. Their colorful pattern makes them easily recognizable and warns predators that the insects are foul tasting and poisonous!

Only monarchs born in late summer or early fall make the migration & they make only one trip. By the time next years migration begins, several summer generations will have lived and died. Yet somehow, the generations know the way and follow the same route their ancestors took-sometimes even returning to the same tree!
Scientists are concerned about the eastern population of the monarchs, which is occurring in smaller numbers, it's survival may be threatened by the reduced acreage of milkweed in their summer home. Protect the milkweed!

I was happy to host this particular monarch this past weekend on our butterfly bush!
Love to all,

Monday, August 17, 2009

All You Need Is Love

Thanks for making the long trek home, Tiff.
You brought us the real sunshine!
From your smiles, your funny stories, your sunflower cupcakes, true friends, your pizza recipe, and your mean guacamole'!

Keep Reaching!
Je T'Aime, xo

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Morning Coffee with the Birds

"The bluebird carries the sky on his back."
Henry D.Thoreau

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

Merry Mushroom?

Or is it a toadstool?
Happy Friday!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Life before Typhoon Morakot

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Is this kid's Birthday!!
This is my niece Jessica!
This is a shot from a few years ago, you can comapare it
to her current shot on you tube from an earlier post!
Cute as a button,
and sweet as sugar!
Happy Birthday, Jess!!
Love and hugs xoxo

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Is this kid's birthday!
This is my niece Allison!

She has a sparkle in her eyes
and a little sparkle on her finger!
Happy Birthday, Alli-gator!
Love and hugs to you!

Monday, August 10, 2009

"Florist of the Bride"

Painter's tape on the windows
Mason sand all over the new walkway
Slippery stairs to the reception
Algae in the pool
Uneven tablecloths for the cocktails
Luxurious in-opreable fountains
Vendor hits electronic gate
Event planner needs her medication

Another perfect day goes off without a hitch!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Petal Pusher

Today I am behind the scene of 6 weddings in New Jersey.
Best wishes of love and happiness to newlyweds and oldweds everywhere!
Have a weekend together!
Love, Linda

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

By Land or By Sea...

Bring her some flowers!

I found this picture a while ago on the internet, I'm not sure where, but I loved it right away!

Thanks for dropping by, have a Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

"The song of life has many tunes" ....w.p. this kid's Birthday!! This photo was taken about 5 years ago when he was vacationing in St. Maarten. Today he turns 16! This is my nephew Evan. He is the lead singer and guitarist on the tune "Steady As She Goes" in his band "Big Blue Drank". Happy Birthday, Ev.... With love and hugs! Steady As You Go...


How Did He Learn THAT??