Monday, September 30, 2013


Every moment
possesses its own kind
of magic.
~Autumn Doughton

Friday, September 27, 2013


No more sunflowers.

Thursday, September 26, 2013


Today would have been the birthday
of a very special lady.
A woman that I met many, many years ago
who became my Mother-In-Law.
These photos are for her.
I still do and forever will love you, Rosie.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


Happy Anniversary, Nance and Brad!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Ferns In the Garden

“... the world can give you these glimpses as well as fairy tales can--the smell of rain, the dazzle of sun on white clapboard with the shadows of ferns and wash on the line, the wildness of a winter storm when in the house the flame of a candle doesn't even flicker.” 
~Fred Bruechner   
Love and Happiness

Thursday, September 19, 2013


It's hard to forget pain,
but it's even harder to remember
We have no scar to show
for happiness.
We learn so little from Peace.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Late Summer

A dreamy little dahlia to close the final days of a sweet, but way too short summer.
With love and hugs.
PS...A new link, dead center at the bottom of my page
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Seaside Heights, NJ

I usually don't think about this town so much,
but I can't help but feel the pain.
Of fire.
This is a photo I took last Fall, 
when hurricane Sandy met the roller coaster.
After a year of rebuilding, Seaside Heights 
has yet another major challenge.
They've seen fire and and they've seen rain.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Where there is Love
there is Light.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Seamus Heaney

"If you know a bit
about the universe
It's because you've taken it in
Like that.
Looked as hard
As you look into yourself,
Into the rat hole,
through the vetch and dock
that mantled it.
Because you've laid your cheek
Against the rush clump
And known soft stone to break
On the quarry floor."
~from "A Herbal"
Seamus Heaney- may he rest in peace.

Friday, September 6, 2013


Blair Falls.
There's reflection in the pool
that forms below this little waterfall.
It's back to school time.
I remember the excitement I used to feel.
First, for myself  as a student.
Then, for my children.
The warm September sun welcomed
teachers, bus drivers, coaches, and friends.
 Those days are long gone now.
The buses still roll through town,
the Moms are stocking up with snacks,
the retail stores are stockpiled with goods,
and I am marveling at the reflections in the pool.
The reflection of self.
How I see myself, and how others see me.


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Next Time

"Next time what I'd do
is look at the earth
before saying anything.
I'd stop just before going into a house
and be an emperor for a minute
and listen better to the wind
or to the air being still."
~Mary Oliver

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Mixed Emotions

I think this photo suits my feelings today.
I'm feeling like it's still Summer,
yet there's a little hint of Autumn from the morning chill.
One stem is holding on to the sun's rays,
while the other is drooping into mother nature's laws.
As much as I love the fall,
I don't look forward to the winter that follows.
I'm hoping to enjoy every beautiful day that comes my way.
I hope you can too!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Labor Day

"A working class hero is something to be."
~John Lennon~
His first solo album post-Beatles.
Controversial at that.

Sunday, September 1, 2013


After any struggle,
any storm,
like the sunlight
restores balance and peace.