Friday, August 26, 2011


There's a lot of chatter today
about hurricane Irene.
I don't live near the ocean,
but days like this I wish I did!
I've always loved experiencing the rough surf.
The strength and power of the ocean amazes me,
as there is no stopping it.
I love a windy, desolate beach.
in a hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses.
And bare feet.
Loud, thunderous waves.
Like a bad temper.
Splashes of saltwater on sunburned legs.
Dogs running free and chasing their dreams.
Shells and shark eggs washing ashore.
Seaweed and tangled fishing lines.
And horseshoe crabs.

And then, the calm.

Happy Friday!
With love and hugs.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Time and Love

I don't know about you,
but I am feeling the whoosh of days flying by; it seems like yesterday was Memorial Day and with the fervent winds of time we have Labor Day just minutes away. Then it's Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and before you know it, year's end. Another 12 months about to be over.
The next twelve months ahead are going to present a whole new experience for me, and my family. Because...We're planning a wedding!
I wake up excited and happy. Then; I'm scared.
My little 'rolling stone'....(I need to give her a new name today)...something more feminine and lovely and appropriate, I think I'll call her "Diamond Girl" dreaming and planning and dreaming some more of her and Matthew's special day.
Together they are as busy as little beavers scouting locations, meeting with planners, creating budgets, imagining menus, and flowers and people, and colors and the oh so many logisitics.
So, today I am dedicating my Petals and Boots to Tiffany and Matthew. Your countdown officially begins!
Your love for each other has proved itself, your commitment to each other is documented, and your dream of sharing your love with the world is just 365 days away!
May your days be exciting, your manners be cool, your fears be few, your respect for each other paramount, and, I hope your love for each other continues to grow as the days roll into nights, the weeks into months and the dreams into reality.
Congratulations once more!

With love and hugs and dreams come true...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

People amaze me.
Sweet dreams!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Bethel Woods

Yesterday I was clever,
that is why I wanted
to change the world.
Today, I am wise,
that is why I am changing myself.
~Sri Chinmoy

Have a beautiful day!
With love and hugs.xo

Sunday, August 21, 2011

How Lucky We Are

Photo courtesy of "The Big Picture".
Take a peek,
It will take your breath away.

And love and hugs.

Friday, August 19, 2011


"Beauty is not caused;
it is."
~Emily Dickinson

Have a beautiful day!
With love and hugs.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Will. I. Am.

Shakespeare, that is.

"And this, our life,
from public haunt,
tongues in trees, books
in running brooks,
sermons in stones,
good in everything."

Have a beautiful day!
With love and hugs.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Buckets of Rain

The little birds are singing their hearts out today.
They are enjoying a cool, gentle rain and little tidbits from the gardens.
The best part of a summer rain is a porch on which to enjoy it!

Happy Sunday!
With love and hugs

Saturday, August 13, 2011

On Tap Tonight

It's the Blue Tip Band
at Sylvio's Restaurant in Warwick, NY
and they're in sync
with the Green Corn Moon!

Happy Weekend!
Get Your Rock On!

With love and hugs.

Friday, August 12, 2011


There's a beautiful, crisp air this morning.
All of the humidity has blown away.
A new, quiet energy takes hold.
And, it reminds me
that Summer won't last forever.

Have a beautiful day!
And take good care.
With love and hugs.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

What Does One Need?

"Just living
is not enough...
one must have sunshine, freedom,
and a little flower."
~Robert Louis Stevenson

Here's to all the little flowers.
With love and hugs.

Sunday, August 7, 2011


I entered this photo in a contest today!
I need your vote!
I don't think I'll win, but I need more than one vote!
Cool Shots!'s also on my Facebook Page!

With Love and hugs!

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Hope yours is cool and colorful!
With love and hugs.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I'm late.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Weekend Wrap Up

We had an exciting weekend with family and new friends.
We all celebrated together!
An engagement! She said YES! Yay Tiff and Matt!
A Birthday! Yay Henry!
Another Birthday! Yay Lisa!
A belated Birthday! Yay Bea!
Clear skies and Summer breezes! Yay summer!
Shrimp and Salmon on the barbie! Yay barbie!
Not one, not two, but three cakes! Yay Trifle!
Hula hoops on the deck! Yay hula hoops!
Crowns and balloons! Yay color!
Champagne and croquet! And I took 2nd place! Yay Lin!
Swimming and volleyball! Yay beautiful weather!
Cecil learns to swim! Yay Cecil!
Mark getting sunburned! Yay Mark!
Bailey chasing bears! Yay Bailey!
Buddy and Chase...not, Yay Buddy and Chase!
A sweet, adorable helper! Yay Paulie!
And a great time was had by all! Yay Tim!

Happy August!
With love and hugs.