Monday, October 31, 2011


Happy Halloween!
With love and hugs.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fire and Ice

Wasn't it just Summer?'s cold outside.
Time to cook up a little fire.
And get ready for the snow.
My camera is waiting.

Hope it's a fun weekend!
With love and hugs.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Rainy Thursday

There's a little chill in the air today.
It's dark and dreary.
Wet and a bit windy.
But the colors...they take your breath away!
Here's a festive little home town diner
from my home town to yours.

Happy Everything!
With love and hugs.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

What Is Photography?

Photography is
creative writing
without any words.

Have a photographic Tuesday!
With love and hugs.

Monday, October 24, 2011


To my far away friend on her Birthday, who always grew the most beautiful zinnias. And cooked the most delicious meals. And made me laugh the hardest!

Happy Birthday, Cath!
With love and hugs.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Good and Beautiful

'That which is striking and beautiful
 is not always good; but
 that which is good is
 always beautiful.'

~Ninon De L'Enclos

Hope today brings you good and beautiful.
With love and hugs.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Flower Power

It's still rather dark here at almost 8:00 in the morning.
A sort of gloomy day in the hills of Hardwick.
The only golden glow being the hint of Autumn from a window.
A cool, steady drizzle bids farewell to the last buds of Summer.
No sign of birds, nor song, nor sun.

But there is beauty in today.
I hope you enjoy my little splash of love.
It is from a pretty, sweet veranda in Cape May.
It's where I left my heart.

Happy Wednesday!
With love and hugs.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday, Monday

So we made it to Sandy Hook!
A beautiful but chilly morning greeted 14 motorcycles as we headed South from Warren County. It was a fun ride down, but the magic of the day really began when we crossed over the bridge into Sandy Hook.
The vista was magnificent! It made me feel like I was in Monterey California! Really! The view startled me. There's something about life on a bike. Everything becomes so real and in your face. The slow descent from the bridge into the park was so beautiful. The ocean was choppy. The sea spray was exhilarating. There were fishermen, kites, windsurfers, and kite surfers. And bikers and runners and walkers and bikers. This was our "South" destination point for a badge we earned in our club. The North point was High Point State Park, West point was Split Rock in Pennsylvania, and  the East point was Turtleback Zoo in West Orange. We experienced insane wind, traffic, beautiful sunsets, bikers full of road  camaraderie, tractor trailer trucks, race cars, barking dogs, stares and lots of thumbs up! We stopped in Atlantic Highlands for lunch at a beautiful ocean front restaurant, in a beautiful little seaside town, and if I ever win the lottery....that's where you'll find me! It's back to the grind Monday, and I look forward to the 2012 patch...where will it take us?

Ride your own!
With love and hugs.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

2 Wheelin' Weekend

Off to Sandy Hook State Park this morning.
Yesterday, it was Turtleback Zoo
with Mother Nature kickin' up her heels.
I'm finishing up the points and destinations
required for the "Curvz" patch from my
motorcycle club.
Enjoy your day, wherever it takes you!
With love and hugs.

I hope this doesn't happen!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Sometimes the quietest moments
yield the loudest messages.

I hope you find your quiet today.
With love and hugs.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

My Little Kestrel

We went to a hawk demonstration in Cape May!
This little one stole my heart....right out of the can.
He's the smallest member of the hawk family. He's an American Kestrel. It is "easily identifiable" by the 2 black stripes on his face, it's blue grey wings, and chestnut back and tail. Perhaps one of the most colorful raptors (birds of prey) in the world, they grow to full size in only one month.An interesting fact is that hawks can sometimes attain speeds of 150 MPH when diving, and most mate for life.
Their sense of hearing is excellent, and their eyesight is the best in the animal world. Not only can hawks see greater distances than humans, but their visual activity (the ability to see clearly) is eight times greater than ours. Hawks also see in color!
It is illegal to capture or kill a hawk, or possess a hawk alive or dead, without proper permits from the State of NJ and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Because they are predators, hawks have historically been regarded by many people as vermin. In the past, they were seen as wanton killers-
cruel and harmful creatures. Fortunately, with ecological knowledge we now realize they are neither harmful nor cruel. They are, like all living things, important parts of a diverse and intricate natural world. The protection of that world is of paramount importance to their well-being, and to ours.
And let me tell you ....they are down right adorable.
Long live the hawks.

With love and hugs,

Monday, October 10, 2011


if i had a little green notebook
i'd fill it with love.
in the morning
on a park bench
on a street corner
in a rain storm
at 3AM
on a dark highway
a full moon.

with love and hugs.xo

Friday, October 7, 2011

Smart Birds

Smart food makes smart birds.
Happy Friday!

With love and hugs.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Cape May

Beach flowers

Coffee shack at Sunset Beach

Raw Surf at Higbee Beach

Beautiful Dusk

We encountered some wispy weather last weekend, a cold front was approaching and the winds picked up with great gusto. I love the Jersey shore at the end of Summer. There's something so peaceful and calming in just observing what I've loved since I was a young child. It sucks me in. Walking along the ocean shoreline, I found myself thinking alot about my Dad. I used to love "scrounging"the shoreline with him after a storm. Barefoot and sunburned, it's when he found his most prized fishing lures, and I was able to collect those infamous shark eggs, sea glass and driftwood. The beach  would be scattered with fishing lines all tangled up with goodies inside. And the surf would be riddled with seaweed and jellyfish. The shells were plentiful, the sand crabs busied themselves hiding from me.
I miss those days, I miss the ocean, and I really miss my Dad.

With love and hugs.


"Thanks for showing
 that what you build
 can change the world."

~Mark Zuckerberg,
  Facebook Founder
 ...on the passing of Steve Jobs tonight.

With love and hugs.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Roar to the Shore

Friends of ours have a house or 2 in Cape May, NJ.
The end of the line along the Jersey shore.
We were invited down for a long weekend!
Three of us rode our '2 wheels' down the long stretch
of Parkway to destination Ardis.
I snapped this shot with my iphone.
I have lots more to come.
Cape May has my love forever.
Thanks again, Laurie and Bob!
With love and hugs.