Monday, November 30, 2009

Goodbye November and Happy Birthday!

As November turns her page
and becomes December,
we are treated to a gift
from Mother Nature tonight.
A "Full Beaver" Moon.
Named by Native Americans
in the eastern and northern US,
each month carries a moon name.
The Full Beaver Moon
was a reminder to set beaver traps now,
before the swamps froze,
to ensure a supply of warm winter furs.
Maybe a great day
to purchase some fanciful UGGS,
or better yet...FRYES!!

We also honor a Birthday today.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens.
His quote reads:
"Everyone is a moon,
and has a dark side
which he never
shows to anybody."
Born in 1835, his pen name
is Mark Twain.
So, I hope you
enjoy the Moon,
and Happy Birthday to Mark Twain.
P.S. One more thing...
photo by my son, Tim

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sieze The Moment

"I put a piece of paper
under my pillow
and when I could not sleep
I wrote in the dark."

Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, November 28, 2009

To My Family...

"How wonderful it is
that nobody need wait
a single moment
before starting
to improve the world."
Anne Frank

Because you all improve my world.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Giving Thanks..

A little bit of sunshine,
a few stars from above
and an overdose of love
from my kitchen to yours.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a beautiful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Why Am I Here?

"Who wants to become
a writer? And why?
Because it's the answer
to everything.
To "Why am I here?".
To uselessness.
It's the streaming reason
for living.
To note, to pin down,
to build up, to create,
to be astonished at nothing,
to cherish the oddities,
to let nothing down the drain,
to make something,
to make a great flower
out of life,
even if it's a cactus."

Enid Bagnold

Monday, November 23, 2009

Take A Look..

So, take a look if you will.
In the right hand corner
of this photo
you'll see a little lady
hanging from an ornament hook.
And, if you look really close,
maybe even on a double click,
you'll see some "Scorpio".
So yes, she was a birthday gift to me.
I've had her for a few years.
She's from my little Scorpio girl.
One Scorpio to another.
I still remember opening her!
So, this year this Scorpio
opened a new gift.
An exciting new toy!
Except, for right now,
it's far from a toy.
It's a Nikon...
And it's kinda scary.
And this is the very first picture
that I took,
raw from the camera.
No practice, no edit.
Camera right out of the box!
From me to you.
I hope you like it.
If only I could stop smiling,
and forget about staring at this one,
(remembering that very first camera moment)
They're might be more to come!


"Where flowers bloom
so does hope."

Lady Bird

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Only You

"To the world
you may be
just one person,
to one person
you may be the world."

brandi snyder

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

She's Petals & Boots...

...and today
is this kids Birthday!
Her Grace is ageless
She encourages Love and Understanding
May all the Happiness in the world flow your way forever!
Double Hugs & Kisses (DHK) I Love You

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Rose

It felt love.
did the rose
ever open it's heart
and give to the world
it's beauty?
it felt
encouragement of light.
it's being.
we all remain
too frightened.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Water Ballet

Pond style!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

How Sweet the Sound...

...was this kid's voice!
Her beautiful Scottish brogue
Her soft blue eyes
Her loving touch
She baked a luscious shortbread
And, she loved to knit and sew
And sip tea in the afternoon
And today we celebrate her Birthday!
She's Nanny.
My Dad's Mom.
She sang at my wedding,
but she never held my youngest.
She loved the piano,
and sang her little heart out!
She was the queen of solitaire.
Her hands were always busy.
And she hugged you oh so tight.
She was soft spoken
with a loud love message.
Throughout her 99 years
she kindled the heart of
everyone she met.
Her best friend was Jessie Goldie.
So, today we celebrate you, Nanny..
You've long passed to heaven,
but you've never left my heart.
You are Amazing Grace.
With much love,
Lin xo
Happy Birthday!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Monday Night Football...

Hope you're having
a fine little day!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


falling leaves
hide the path
so quietly

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Party On!

So, her Birthdays always lasted more than one day,
and she shares the celebration this weekend.
This other kid is Lynn.
They met in Australia,
they stayed connected,
and they share a place
called home.
Happy Birthday, Lynnie!!

It's Party Time!
Get out the balloons and streamers...
cake and ice cream....
confetti and champagne,
'cuz today..
is this kid's Birthday!!
Nestled warm in a 3rd floor apartment
in the heart of Boston
far from the reaches of my hugs,
is my first born sprout.
She's Tiff.
She's in grad school. Well, really,
Law School.
She's kinda smart.
She works hard non the less.
She's witty and clever.
She's pretty.
She likes to bake;
And mix it by hand.
Ask her about Mother Catherine sometime.
She enjoys grueling workouts
at the gym.
She runs.
She bikes.
She digs shoes.
And boots.
Not cowboy boots.
She likes fun tops and flip flops,
and earrings.
She likes to read
and laugh out loud.
And daffodils and tulips.
And Starbucks and lobster.
and the Court of Law.
We'll be missin' you, baby...
your party table is bare,
but the memories fill the room with rainbows.
So today, whether you kick back, or kick box,
enjoy your 26th year!
Keep smiling, keep safe,
and....if you don't catch a rainbow,
May your sunset be as exciting
as your spirit within...
Happy Birthday, Tiff!
Double hugs and kisses xo

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Light up the Night

Hummingbirds to horses
She's wise to their ways.
She's an animal rescue
Animals are her passion.
Seasoned and steady,
She'll take 'em in,
love 'em up,
then find them a good home.
She's dedicated.
She nests in North Carolina.
She's my little sister.
And, today is HER Birthday!
She's a Jersey girl gone South.
She gallivants the highways
in search of the sun
all the while singin' and smilin'!
She digs new sneakers and sweatshirts.
Cabernet is in her cup
and John Mellencamp
is in her soul.
She's an early riser
who loves to dance!
So, Nan, in honor
of this whale of a Birthday,
Let loose,
Kick up Your Heels,
and have yourself a blast...

"You Ain't Even Done With The Night"
Happy Birthday with Love and Hugs xo

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Reflecting the Good Life...

I had a seisure yesterday morning.
My first.
I hope my last.
So, I've been thinkin'.
I'm lookin' back.
I came to this place
a long time ago.
Sixteen years
to be exact.
I was a newbie.
I'm 100% mutt.
I'm Melody.
It's been a pretty good ride.
Most of the time.
Except.... when I got hit by a car.
Sprayed by skunks.
Lost in the forest.
Shot by a porcupine.
Never was able to catch those
darn bears.
Holy cow, I tried.
Scared the living daylights out o' the folks!
I clipped a few squirrels though.
Many chipmunks too!
I miss my friend Samantha.
And Max.
I miss those awesome soccer games.
I always played defense.
Except when I dribbled!
I miss running.
All those miles.
I can remember the feeling.... "YES"!!!!
the leash!!...
...They're taking ME!!
Yeah, I'm old now.
really old.
I'm tired.
But I'm OK,
I'm just holdin' on.
Just holdin' on.
Keepin' an eye
on my land.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Your Quiet Place

Allow your quiet place
to be wherever,
your spirit will do
the rest.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sunshine, A Blue Sky.....

...and TODAY is
this kid's Birthday!
He likes his coffee black.
He's kinda cool.
He's a DJ.
He's a Maine boy, but he kept
his Jersey heart.
He doesn't wear cowboy boots.
He kicks back on his river.
And he digs Dylan.
He's a Shepard
to a small flock in the
North Country.
He's Riversong with a Martin.
He's funny.
Did I say he digs Dylan?
He wears baseball hats and blue jeans.
Oh, yea...he's a photographer.
And, he's almost famous.
He's my kid brother, Tom.
As your Birthday drifts away, Tom...
May you stay forever young.
Love and Hugs.

Friday, November 6, 2009


There's a parade in town!
With special thanks to
Hideki Smacksui...
And if you happen to be
in Times Square today..
check out this joint!

Happy 27 Rings, Yanks!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Definition


To write with light.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

On Nature

"Study nature,
love nature,
stay close to nature,
it will never fail you."
Frank Lloyd Wright

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

She Did It!

Chelsea normally doesn't wear this kind of jacket!
She's extremely fashionable.
But Sunday's outfit was...
well, it was earned.
Because, what she's wrapped in...
besides the love of her Mom and her sister,
is the NYC marathon warm up!!
Yup, she did it!
All 26 miles through the 5 boroughs
of Manhattan this past Nov. 1st.
She beat her best time.
She beat alot of others too!
Our hats are off to you, Chels.
Love and hugs and Congratulations! xo

Monday, November 2, 2009

hello november

Enjoy the "Full Beaver Moon" tonight.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sweet November

I remember 18 years ago.
This kid was born.
November birthday.
November 1st.
All Saint's Day.
And yes, she is..
All saint.
And all brains.
She skipped...
her senior year!
She did it in 3.
Instead of 4.
She works really hard.
And oh yeah,
she's really sweet too!
So very proud.
This kid is Kelsey.
My niece, Kelsey Rae.
Headed to Boston,
minus her tonsils.
Happy Birthday, Kels!
Hugs and Kisses!