• Garden
  • Monday, May 22, 2017

    “It is a time of quiet joy, the sunny morning. When the glittery dew is on the mallow weeds, each leaf holds a jewel which is beautiful if not valuable. This is no time for hurry or for bustle. Thoughts are slow and deep and golden in the morning.” ~ John Steinbeck, Tortilla Flat I […]

  • Photography
  • Friday, May 19, 2017

    “How lovely yellow is! It stands for the sun.” ~ Vincent van Gogh When I was young I wanted a yellow kitchen. I never got it–and it’s too late now, tastes change–but I did make and hang a set of yellow gingham cafe curtains when my children were babies. They cheered and comforted me for […]

  • Garden
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    “It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” ~ Lewis Grizzard The sun is shining and the forecast for the day, respectable; I’m anticipating a busy day starting with being out and about running an assortment of errands this morning. Then, this afternoon–ah, this afternoon . . . I’ve got […]

  • Photography
  • Sunday, May 7, 2017

    “None can have a healthy love for flowers unless he loves the wild ones.” ~ Forbes Watson This is another one of the tiny wildflower blossoms Gerry brought home the other day. Like the one I shared yesterday, this tiny flower is no more than a half-inch long. Today’s the day of the giant community […]

  • Today
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    You can dance in the storm. Don’t wait for the rain to be over before because it might take too long. You can can do it now. Wherever you are, right now, you can start, right now; this very moment. ~ Israelmore Ayivor It’s raining this morning, and they’re forecasting clouds with showers for the day. […]

  • Photography
  • Monday, May 1, 2017

    “The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.” ~ Edwin Way Teale I’m extending the oh-so-brief lilac season by photographing the flowers as they form and I’m finding them just as beautiful in the pre-blooming period as they will be later. A heightened appreciation for the simple beauty everywhere is […]

  • Reflections
  • Saturday, April 29, 2017

    If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment. ~ Georgia O’Keefe I love photographing fading flowers. They take on a character that is ever richer as they age, droop and, finally, drop their petals–finished. # # # Today, we gather with family to move my mother-in-love […]

  • Seasons
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it; ~ William Blake Green is the beautiful colour of the season as the grass starts growing again and the […]