Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Nelson Mandela

As I read or listen to the news
I can't help but think of Mr. Nelson Mandela.
His physical condition is critical at 94 years of age.
Upon his passing, he will certainly be at Peace.
Nelson Mandel is Peace personified.
A man against all odds.
May his countrymen and his family
feel his Peace and Love.

Sunday, June 23, 2013


With Love and hugs.
Photo courtesy of Boomerang.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Summer Solstice

And the living is easy.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Beautiful People

"The most beautiful people 
we have known are those who
have known defeat, known suffering,
known struggle,
known loss,
and have found their way out of the depths.
These people have an appreciation,
a sensitivity, and an understanding of life
that fills them 
with compassion, gentleness, 
and a deep loving concern.
Beautiful people do not just happen."
~Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
Photo courtesy of  my dear friend Cathy Canavan.
A Rocky Mountain Columbine, June 2103

Tuesday, June 18, 2013



"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to go and play in and pray in,
where nature may heal
and give strength to the body and soul."
~John Muir

Monday, June 17, 2013

Peony Blossom

Happy Monday!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

For Wes

Happy Father's Day!

Fathers Day

I was lucky to have danced with my Dad on my wedding day.
He is no longer here, but today I celebrate his Love.
Thank you for all that you have given me, Dad.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Aster Road

You must travel it by yourself.
Not I, nor anyone can travel that road for you.
You must travel it by yourself.
It is not far. It is within reach.
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born,
and did not know.
Perhaps it is everywhere-on water and land.
~Walt Whitman

Monday, June 10, 2013


Respond to every call that excites your spirit.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

June 8

Suicide is man's way
of telling God
you can't fire me.
I quit.
~Bill Maher~
Jimmy quit. 1978.
Forever in my Loving heart.

Friday, June 7, 2013

A Birthday Post

I remember a couple coming into my office, enjoying a fun, but brief chat, and sending them off with a street map of Warren County along with  my business card.
That was circa 1992!
They looked to explore the new unchartered, rural landscape, a few
new lunch spots, and possibly a new country homestead. 
They returned, map in hand, much to my delight!
We enjoyed many fine days together.
They listened with sincere hearts to the trials and tribulations of Real Estate sales in Warren County,
as well as the rants and raves about my children.
We shared many good laughs,
many good meals,
and some nice red wine!
And, they bought their country home!
Since those early days, we have grown to be very close friends.
If you know me, you know of whom I speak.
The Fieldhouses.
And today, I celebrate Priscilla.
The dedication and Love that she has shown to me and my family
fills my heart with gratitude.
She has never once forgotten a Birthday, an Anniversary,
or any important occassion in the Powers' family.
She mails us the most beautiful cards, with the most sincere messages.
She shares our hopes and dreams.
So, Birthday girl, thank you!
From the bottom of my heart.
And to quote George Harrison:
"All the world is Birthday cake,
so take a piece, but not too much."
With the Love from all of us, Priscilla.
Happy Birthday!


Wednesday, June 5, 2013


"The body heals with play,
the mind heals with laughter
and the spirit heals with joy."

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Poppy Season

“But pleasures are like poppies spread,
You seize the flower, it's bloom is shed;
Or, like the snow-fall in the river,
A moment white, then melts forever.”
Robert Burns, Tam O'Shanter