Thursday, December 31, 2009

Once In a Blue Moon

It's a rather rare occasion
typically every 20 years,
that we experience
one month
with a double dose
of a full moon.
December 2009
is one of those rare occasions.
A Blue Moon.
And I don't mean the beer!
The last "Blue Moon"
on New Year's Eve
happened in 1990.
So, tonight if you
are not blinded by the snow,
or partying too hard to remember,
take a peek at a gift from Mother Nature.
Northern Utah is expected to have clear skies
with the blue moon visible!
What about
a trip to Utah?
No? OK,...
On second thought,
what about a frosty "Full Moon" lager
to cheer the Blue Moon?!
If you get a chance
be sure to check
the "Blue Moon Brewing Co."
website for a countdown
to a rare occasion!

Be safe, be warm, be kind.

kind word
can warm
winter months."
A Japanese Proverb

With Love this New Year's Eve,

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Birthday Girl

So, to earn her living
this kid heals hearts.
And when she sings,
she steals hearts!
And, she stole
my brother's heart.
long time ago. In college.
And, today is this kid's
She's Kim.
She's a lefty.
Who likes to laugh
and sing
and sip tea in the afternoon
and knit pretty things
She's a pianist and
a baker.
Did I say she sings?
And, She sews
Halloween costumes.
She digs black sweaters
with blue jeans.
And Yoga
and a new Latin dance form!
And she sends nice cards
and they arrive on time.
And she digs buttery leather
and sterling silver.
And her 3 youngin's.
And her porch.
And her deck.
And perfect weather
In Summer.
So today as we celebrate you,
Hope you can
Kick back, relax and enjoy
your day..
before you polish up
those skis
and head for the slopes!
I hope
your '09 Birthday
is your finest yet!
Love and Hugs,
Missin' you...
Lin & Co. xo

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Oh baby..

Hope you can hit
the warm open road
where the sun warms
your skin
and the sky
heals your soul...
'cuz baby,...
it's cold

Happy Tuesday!
Linda xo

Monday, December 28, 2009

Monday, Monday

Hope it's a good one!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sir James

After the war
this kid met a girl.
At a parade.
A Saint Patty's Day Parade.
They fell in love.
He was James, she Alice.
And today
we celebrate James.
His life led him to
a Firehouse,
and the building trade,
the human service sector,
and he earned his PHD
in love....
For his 4 punks, and
his 8 Grand Punks.
He demanded shirts with pockets
to hold his cigs.
He liked his Silver Bullets.
And Scotch and Water.
And Tierney's.
And ice cream and spaghetti.
(but not together!)
And home made shortbread.
And, his adoring Mother.
And he loved the Green Bay Packers.
And Dunkin's.
And his main squeeze....
Like no man could.
And he had just about
every disease known to man!
But he fought.
And he fought hard.
We lost him way too soon.
1991, at Thanksgiving.
So, as we celebrate the birth of Sir James,
we are reminded of his immeasurable love
for his wife, his children, his grandchildren
and anyone who needed a lending hand.
Thank You, Dad
With my unending love,
Lin xo

Friday, December 25, 2009

Across The Lands

As Christmas unfolds
in homes and hearts
across the world,
we become united
as one.
To the sad and lonely
my wish is for Hope.
To the young at heart
my wish is for Magic.
To those less fortunate
my wish is for a bright future.
To those who sacrifice
I extend to you my sincere thanks.
And to my family
near and far,
present and past,
Thank you for your Love.
Happy Christmas!
With Love to All,
Linda xo

Thursday, December 24, 2009

I'm Tellin' You Why...

Santa Claus is coming...
to town!!

I hope the kiddies
of all ages
hear the bells!

Have a beautiful Christmas Eve
by those you love most!

Linda xo

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Little Bit of Love

From me to you!
You better not cry...
I'm tellin' you why...

Happy Wednesday!
Love, Linda xo

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Visitor & Vacation

Here we have
my punks
with our pooch.
Miss Mellie.
About my punks today...
she loves to bake,
and he's on vacation!
They better not cry...

Happy Tuesday!
Love, Linda

Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Winter!

So today we join
and we enjoy the passing
of the shortest day
of the year.
A beautiful new season unfolds.
Take a nature walk,
toss your fears and pain into
the fireplace
or the waterfall.
Follow your heart.
Share who you are.
And you'd better not pout!
Photo by Riversong 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009


I would love to have
my Christmas tree
decorated with
miniature lights
and fresh flowers!
Have a beautiful Sunday,
with fun in the snow,
and you better watch out!
Love to all,
Linda xo

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Greek Proverb

A society grows great
when old men plant trees
whose shade they know
they shall never sit in.
Happy Saturday!
Happy Snow!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree

According to the National Christmas Tree Assn.
Americans buy 37.1 million
real Christmas Trees each year!
Ours being one of them.
Have a Happy Friday!

Thursday, December 17, 2009


"Yes, I am a dreamer.
for a dreamer
is one who can find
his way
by moonlight,
and see the dawn
before the rest
of the world".

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sugar 'n Spice

She's everything nice!
And today...
is this kid's Birthday!
She's Casey. Star Boop.
Mother Nature.
She's my niece, way up North.
She's so darn adorable.
And, she digs horses.
And she wins ribbons.
Lots of ribbons.
Tons of ribbons.
She's the college dressage champ.
Captain Casey.
And she digs cowboy boots,
And snowboards,
And surfboards,
And Starbucks and Ships.
She's an artist, and
She's an athlete.
She runs marathons.
And she has a voice
that will rise above the mountains
And a sense of humor
that will brighten
your darkest day.
And she drives a cool car
with a beautiful smile!
So today we celebrate you, Case...
Happy Birthday!
With Love and hugs,
From your Jersey Fan Club xo

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

To Jimmy

Death is mysterious
Yet Love will never let go.
Ashes to ashes
Dust to dust....
In The Wind
Dark to light
A shining star.
A star, shining.
Shining forever.

Dec.15,1948-June 8,1978
Forever in my heart xo

Monday, December 14, 2009

A Night of Elegance

Saturday Night was the celebration
of Christmas for the notably talented
crew of "Touch of Elegance" florist.
A special lady that we all call
"Linda 2", or sometimes, "Birdie"
outdid herself once more!
From the decor extraordinaire
to the fabulous food and drink,
it was a night we will long remember!
This little sign was a gift
from a special little lady we know as Trish.
She's another Motorcycle Mama, and flower lady!
Thank you, Trish...I love it!
And thank you also to everyone...
to Cara and Amanda,
to Richard,
to Kenny & Co.,
to Erin and Ryan,
and of course, to the
exceedingly talented Lisa and Mike
who's combined visions and talents rock
the world of events with flowers!!
You can find them at:
I love you guys!
Happy Monday!
PS...Annabelle got best dressed!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sycamore love

Wherever you go..
go with all your heart.

It will leave
a lasting

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Happy Weekend!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Be Yourself

Be yourself
a tiding
of comfort
and joy.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


kindness is
like snow.
It beautifies
it covers.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Steppin' Out..

Into another
of snow!

Happy Wednesday!
Linda xo

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


To paraphrase
a certain someone...
it was a great day
I do declare!

Sweet Dreams xo

Monday, December 7, 2009

Close Your Eyes...

...Listen to the River,
Open your heart right now,
and listen to
the River.

Luka Bloom
"Listen to the River"

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Melody and Her Pal, Tim

Throughout our lifetime
many choices are made
and many paths are chosen.
Bridges are crossed,
and the rivers keep flowing.
Friends are made
and friends let go,
But Love is everlasting.

Today, on this 6th day of December,
Melody, our true friend
and most dedicated companion
of 16 years
crossed life's finish line.

With special thanks
on this sad Sunday
to veterinarian Kenny Leal
for opening his door and his heart.

Sunday Snow

Quiet stillness.
Today we celebrate
my Grandfather's Birthday.
I'll never forget Pop.
Have a beautiful Sunday.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Soft Wind

"Look deep
into nature,
and then
you will understand

Albert Einstein

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday's Cows

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The River Runs Deep

Not far from where I live
is a little speck
of paradise.
It's where I go
to think,
to laugh,
to cry.

What the river says
that's how I feel.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

December's Flower...

Fill your house,
Clip one for your hair,
and enjoy the brilliance
of the Pointsettia flower.
Named after Joel Roberts Pointsett,
he was the 1st US minister
to Mexico,
and he introduced the plant to
America back in 1828.
It is indigenous to
Mexico and Guatemala.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Whisper of December

here is the deepest secret
nobody knows.
here is the root of the root.
and the bud of the bud.
and the sky of the sky.
of a tree called life.
which grows higher
the soul can hope
or the mind can hide
and this is the wonder
that keeps the stars apart,
for i carry
your heart with me.