Saturday, December 2, 2017

December 2017


December 1st arrived on our doorstep yesterday.
We had good news all around.
Tim is settled.
Wes is healing well.
Tiff is on target with her second child.
The little town of Hope, NJ was bustling.
Crafters, artists, cooks, vendors of all sorts
spreading their skills for sale
at the annual craft fair this weekend. 
The Christmas spirit is upon us.
Enjoy the sights and sounds,
and the kindness of others.

Love and hugs.
xo



Thursday, November 30, 2017

Change


Good bye, November.
You brought joy, tears, love, and fear.
I can remember what seemed like yesterday
Being so happy to turn the calendar
to November.
In anticipation of our visit
to Whitefish Bay,
with little Miss Harper,
to share my daughter’s birthday with her, 
Tim’s visit in WI, 
 relative’s birthdays,
and finally, 
 Our Thanksgiving Day with Mom.
The month would fly.
Everything changed.
Yet, 
Everything remains the same.
A few little life curves, 
new people, new experiences,
and tomorrow,
a new month.
Travel safely, Tim.
California is waiting for you,
and we can’t wait to visit!

Love and hugs
xo




Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Life


We have each other
and the world.
Don’t be sorry
walk on out through sunlit life
and know
we’re on the go 
for love
to open our lives
to walk
tasting
the sunshine
of life.
-Amiri Baraka 
xo

love and hugs




Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Happy Tuesday!


When Tiff was at 
Lafayette College 
we enjoyed a special shop in Easton.
It had the cutest little gifts, 
and adorable cards,
(lots of quotes)
and unique goodies. 
The shop has since closed,
but on Tuesdays I always think of it.
The shop’s  name 
was 
“Happy Tuesday”! 
xo

Monday, November 27, 2017

The Letter P

Powers
Patience
Positive
Possibility 
Prayer
Private
Presence
Peace

xo


Monday, November 20, 2017

The Heart, Gratitude and a Birthday



I love it when my Birthday falls in the same week
as Thanksgiving Day.
It’s extra special this year.
It’s a big one too! 
As a mega Birthday surprise,
Wes is currently in the OR 
at Morristown Hospital
undergoing open heart surgery.
Love, prayer, gratitude, fortitude, courage, and strength.
It’s life in a nutshell.
Be well, take good care, enjoy the fun.
Happy Thanksgiving!
With love and hugs.
xo



Monday, November 6, 2017

November


I love November.
It’s birthdays galore.
It’s gratitude.
It’s color.
It’s cool! 
It’s beauty.
It’s peace and quiet and shorter days.
It’s Love.

Love and hugs
xo

Saturday, October 21, 2017

October, yes, but almost November!


Such a beautiful harvest of color! 
The rich Earth is getting ready to rest.
The trees are shutting down,
the last of the Summer blooms are fading,
the apples are falling to the ground,
and, the pumpkins are decorating the doorways.
xo
Love and hugs. 

Friday, September 1, 2017

September


September's light creates longer shadows.
The sun turns a deeper shade of gold.
The blue skies are intoxicating.
The earth is abundant with beauty.
Cool nights and warm days.
Let the goodness of September fill our hearts with gratitude.
xo


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Summer Glory


It's a joy to travel around my small, little town
and be surprised by the beauty of a patient gardener. 
Happy August! 
xo

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Seventh Month


July is suddenly coming to a close.
The days are shorter, 
The sun is strong.
The fawns are doubling in size. 
The garden is bountiful.
After a month of soaking rain,
the streams are gushing.
The baby birds have left their nests.
The fireflies are dancing with the moon.
All is good with the Earth.
xo

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

When Winter Becomes Spring


When the leaves burst, the flowers bloom, the birds sing.
Color fills our world.
Happy May!
xo

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Just Thinking





Aren't these just perfect? 
Happy Sunday! 
xo

Monday, February 13, 2017

Love

Sun
Clouds
Rain
Wind
Snow
Flowers
Smiles
Ocean
Sunrise
Sunset
Green Grass
Open Meadows
Birds
Wildlife
Harper
Wes
And So Much More.
xo

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sunday Morning

Contrary to previous years, 
It's been quiet in the Winter department this year.
The sky, trees and lawns are mostly grey.
Occasionally,
 a  Bluebird or a Cardinal will flutter by 
and make my heart happy. 
I'm grateful for the beautiful morning sunrise,
and the spectacular Winter sunsets.
The quiet of the woods,
the flicker of a candle,
the outrageous work of dedicated souls 
protecting our rights of the Constitution 
is what makes today a good one.
xo
This was our front yard a few years back
On a snowy October morning. 






Thursday, January 12, 2017

Should The Fox Come Again To My Cabin In The Snow

Then,  the winter will have fallen all in white
and the hill will be rising to the north,
the night also rising and leaving,
dawn light just coming in, the fire out.

Down the hill running will come that flame
among the dancing skeletons of the ash trees.
I will leave the door open for him.

-Patricia Fargnoli-
xo

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year!

As the days become longer....
may your sun shine brighter,
may your clouds be fluffier, 
may your winds be gentle, 
and, 
may your hearts be content. 
Welcome, 2017! 
xo