Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Winter Slumber

She closes her eyes to the falling snow
as daylight dims
in preparedness for night

the ghostly silence
of each singular flake
amasses to uniformity
upon one another
covering the sleeping earth
under a blanket of promise

like the dove
the crocus sleep
knowing their time
for flight will come

once again

Thursday, January 12, 2017

She Returns!

Hello my friends.

I have been absent from here a bit
A long bit
I could list many reasons for my absence

Creative juices interrupted
By doggie walks
with free licks
                 and barks and play

Maine summers
with harbor sunsets
Lobster bakes
                 and sunset sails

Philadelphia winters
                 and Sarasota sunshine
Knee replacement
                with grueling rehab

Family weddings
and visits
               and a new grandson
to spoil

Travels .....
to grandchildren baseball games
              and Graduations

To the canals of Venice
and hikes in the Alps,
              to the Rolling hills of Iowa

And yes.
There were naps
And laughter and tears
and joy and wine
              and more wine

Just living life

One day at a time!

P.S.  I hope to share here a lot more often!  My goodness, it had been so long I had forgotten how to post photos here!  Ugh!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Winter Wars


a drizzle from the previous evening
has formed an ice crusted 
the pups walk gingerly with each step
as an occasional 
foot breaks through
the brittle surface

it does not make
for fast yard play

my dogs are stick eaters
they hunt and search
for any piece of twig
breaking the white

I have no idea
what twigs taste like
perhaps I should try one
they apparently are delicious
delicious enough to fight over

wars have been started
over lesser reasons

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Gift from Key West

Today I am sitting in Key West.  There is a warm gentle breeze that rocks the palm's fronds back and forth as if to say hello.  The lush landscape is splashed with red begonias and other flowers which I do not recognize.  Such a contrast from the world up north which is blasted with bitter cold and in some areas, knee deep in freshly fallen snow.

I am quite happy to be here.  And not there. 

There is not much on my agenda for these few days while here. The Professor has some meetings to attend.  We have been to Key West numerous times, so there is not much we haven't discovered.  The famous Duval street is a-flush with tourists and we loathe to spend any time there.  Instead, we enjoy leisurely strolling around on our bikes on unhurried back streets, seeking out interesting photo ops, sitting on our porch reading, or napping poolside.  Sounds delicious, doesn't it?

It's been a while since I've done a post. Sometimes a break from routine is quite nice and required to assess where one has been and where one is going. 

I've been blogging for 4 years now. Not very long in the world of bloggers, but for me, seems quite long.  I have enjoyed meeting and learning from many of you along the way.  It is such an enriching and supporting environment!  And I thank you. 

For this post today, I'm testing out the Blogger app on my iPad versus using my Macbook.  All photos are from my iPhone 6+ with edits from the Aviary app.  The app seems to function quite easily (so far), so perhaps I'll be encouraged to post more frequently.  From anywhere, anytime!

But for now, sitting here with The Professor on this porch, listening to the nearby waterfall with a light breeze tickling my cheeks is just perfect.  I inhale the moment.  I acknowledge the gift. 

Until the next time, my friends, 
Have a safe and wonderful upcoming Thanksgiving. 


Monday, August 18, 2014

August, please slow up!

There's a feel of fall in the air with the morning temps in the low 50's.  The wet dew and crisp breeze greet me and the pups as they scurry out for their first pee break of the day.  Brrrrrr.....

Oh, I am so not ready for summer to end.

We had a remarkable double rainbow arch itself across our harbor the other day.  
There was a light sprinkle happening as the sun burst through the clouds.

It was just stunning!

I've been trying to take my camera out a bit more 
to capture all the beauty that
presents itself daily.

I could forever just photograph boats and dinghies.
Each one has its own character and flaws.
Like the one below. 

The oars remind me of the stockings
on the Wicked Witch of the West 
in the Wizard of Oz.

There are dinghies 
that are so well cared for .....

and others that look lost and homeless.

I find each boat full of charisma and character.
It's endless.

I could photograph them all day long!

Oh, August.  Please slow down.
I'm not ready for fall's arrival!