Friday, April 30, 2010

It's A Given..

It's nothing but
blue skies
and abundant sunshine
on tap...
because today...
is this kid's
He's a man
of many interests
who has a smile
that will melt
your heart.
And speaking of hearts,
his is
in the
right place.
He digs the Yankees
in the Spring
and Duke
and Ferraris
and Beemers
and Golfing
and Fishing
and Polo
and always his family
and his closest friends.
He wails a mean
Folsom Prison Blues
but only when
he hears the train a comin'!
So, Tim,
I hope the Yanks
pull through for you
with a Grand Slam win
and I hope your
24th year
is overly abundant with
happiness and
good times
and dreams come true!
Happy Birthday, Tim
Love forever,

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Raise the flag....
No more Verizon!! :)

Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

To Quote John

"The free
exploring mind
of the
individual human
is the most
valuable thing
in the world."
John Steinbeck

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Can Do

The first step
towards getting somewhere
is to decide
that you are not
going to stay
where you are.

Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Lost Generation

Thanks Matt and Tiff!


Happy Sunday!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Good Luck UNH!

Good Luck, Casey!!
My niece is participating
in the Intercollegiate Dressage Nationals
this weekend in Laurinburg, North Carolina
with her fellow team members from UNH!

Photos by Tom Hoatson

Friday, April 23, 2010

To My "Two Twenty-Thirds"

Here’s to …

Their love…

Their laughter…
Their dedication…
Their determination…
Their strength…
Their tenderness…
Their patience…
Their steadfastness…
Their loyalty…
Their sensitivity…
Their bravery…
Their dependability…
Their generosity…
Their integrity…
Their creativity…
Their sincerity…

Did I say their love?

To Dolly and Boomer …
Happy Birthday Wishes
With love and gratitude
from the bottom of my heart! xo

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day 2010

This represents
what I found
on an early morning
walk earlier
this spring.

Recycle, reuse,
Rejuvenate, and
by all means...
Stop the litter!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

John Muir

"A few minutes ago
every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear
these trees are now silent,
their songs never cease."

A Happy Birthday to John Muir

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pebbles in the Road

"I know not
how I may seem
to others,
but to myself
I am but
a small child
wandering about
the vast shores
of knowledge,
every now and then
a small bright pebble
to content myself with."

Monday, April 19, 2010

On Yellow

To the ancient Greeks, yellow denoted air.
Leonardo da Vinci wrote that yellow represented earth.
To the Navajo, the western mountains are yellow and bring the twilight.
To the Hopi, yellow is north.
In India it is the symbol of the merchant and farmer.
In 10th-century France, the doors of felons, traitors, and criminals were painted
To me, yellow means sunshine and happiness!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Fence and Some Flowers

Throw your heart
over the fence
and the rest
will follow.

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Happiness cannot be traveled to,
owned, earned, worn or consumed.
Happiness is the spiritual experience
of living every minute with love,

Friday, April 16, 2010


If you light a lamp
for somebody
it will also
your own path.

Have yourself
a fine day!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Test Petals

I passed!
The NJ Real Estate Broker's Exam!
These are my flowers
from my sales team!
It's a new day in Hope!
Burgdorff, ERA.

Powers in charge...
You can't stop us now.
You can reach me:

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Spirits at Home

"Every spirit builds a house;
and beyond it's house a world;
and beyond it's world
a heaven...
your own world."

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

You Too?

"Friendship is born
at the moment
when one person
says to another,
What! You too?
I thought I was the only one."
C.S. Lewis

Monday, April 12, 2010

So Darn Happy

I'm so darn happy..
I might even
get some spurs
on those boots!!


Sunday, April 11, 2010


the capacity
to feel deeply,
to enjoy simply,
to think freely,
to risk life,
to be needed."

Storm Jameson

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Saturday Mail

"Write angry letters
to your enemies,
but never mail them."

James Fallows
Happy Weekend!

Friday, April 9, 2010


The best work is done
with the heart breaking
or overflowing.

Mignon McLaughlin
Happy Friday!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Photo, and then some Words

to love.
to be loved.
to never forget your own significance.
to never get used to
the vulgar disparity of life around you.
to seek joy in the saddest places.
to pursue beauty to it's lair.
to never simplify
what is complicated or
complicate what is simple.
to respect strength, never power.
above all, to watch.
to try and understand.
to never look away.
and never, never to forget.

arundhati roy

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Happy Day!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A Garden Spot

"Daffodils" (1804)

I wander'd lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretch'd in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed -- and gazed -- but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

By William Wordsworth (1770-1850).


Monday, April 5, 2010

the charles

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

My wish is
that your hopes
are rekindled,
and your basket
is full!
Easter Blessings from Boston

Saturday, April 3, 2010


It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood!
Enjoy the sunshine, blue skies, and blossoms!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Hope on a Good Friday

Hope is
the dream
of a

French Proverb

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Change of Heart

This is it.
No more.
I quit.
My blog is over.
Too much thinking.
Too much writing.
I have to say thank you
to all of my readers
and followers.
But today's the end.
I have too much to do.
At home.
At work.
In the yard.
So, good bye Petals and Boots.
I loved you.
But it's over.....