Thursday, October 31, 2013

Good Bye, October!

Thanks for being a bit sweeter than you were last year.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


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.
~John Muir~
Tree Peony; taken in NJ

Thursday, October 24, 2013


I love October.
I miss May.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A Naturalist's View

"The more clearly we can focus our attention
on the wonders and realities of the universe about us,
the less taste we shall have for destruction."
~Rachel Carson

Monday, October 21, 2013

Peace. Love. Beer.

A tourist!

 Beer enthusiast!
 Amy Helm

Peace Bell

 The hills at Woodstock
Last weekend we took a ride.
There was a craft beer festival
at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.
A beautiful, sunny Autumn day
was the backdrop for craft beer, music, and memories.
It was the  original site of Woodstock that now houses the Center.
Beautiful grounds, architecture, landscape, and sculptures
capture the Love and Happiness that musicians
and concert goers from the world over spilled over
onto these holy grounds more than 40 years ago.
Levon Helm's daughter Amy entertained the audience
with her touring band.
We couldn't help but feel nostalgic
thinking back on our teenage years!
Some of the musicians that played at the concerts
have passed,
but their music lives on and on.
The craft brewers were in full force,
and I can attest that the craft beer industry
is in full swing!
A great time was had by all.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Messages from Water

"Love tends to be a more active energy, the act of giving oneself unconditionally.  By contrast, gratitude is a more passive energy, a feeling that results from having been given something, knowing that you have been given the gift of life and reaching out to receive it joyously with both hands.  What the world needs now is gratitude.  We must begin by learning what it means to have enough... to feel gratitude for having been born on a planet so rich in nature, and gratitude for the water that makes our life possible. Do we really know how wonderful it is to be able to breathe a big breathe of clean air?  If you open your eyes you will see that the world is full of so much that deserves your gratitude.  When you have become the embodiment of gratitude, think about how pure the water that fills your body will be. When this happens, you yourself will be a shining crystal of light."



Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Pine Trees

"Between every two pines
is a doorway to a new world."
~John Muir

Monday, October 14, 2013

Carrot Soup with Friends

I love Fridays.
I love Friday luncheons with friends.
I've written before about Rich and Priscilla,
clients turned friends.
We met up again last Friday,
luckily we parted ways before Saturday!
They've been married for 53 years!
I learned the latest accomplishments
of their heart-throb Grandchildren.
We caught up on the latest happenings
in town and in house.
We share special memories and we continue
to create new.
We also shared a knock out crispy eggplant sandwich
created by chef Roger,
served by the lovely Nancy.
We enjoyed a delicious carrot soup.
I'm going to try and re-create it!
I'll probably fail.
I'm just plain happy to have had the opportunity
to meet,
and to Love
my dear friends,
"The Fieldhouse's".
Long live their Love.
And long live "The County Seat".

Monday, October 7, 2013


All good things must come to an end.
Good bye, zinnias!
You were delightful this Summer.

Friday, October 4, 2013



"Look deep into nature,
and then you will understand
everything better."
~Albert Einstein
Have a fine weekend.