An Easter Ditty

Brightly colored, named and set aside, For Easter bunny pranks and searching fun, Each year the giggling chorus starts outside, Cacophony of happiness, boys undone. I spy with my sharp eye an aqua… Continue reading


Velvet moss-cushion, ‘Tween reed grass and lagoon spray, Rocky Egret shores.

Time After Time

Images conflate, though tossed and torn, Long since forgotten, left on hooks, Wrenched away from neural nooks of memory, hanging bare, forlorn. Which rested dormant through the years, Outliving weddings, day-to-days of married bliss,… Continue reading

Happy “Birth” Day

“Winter seemed reluctant to release its hold”, and yet his sister, Spring, crept near, A quickening within, imbued a calming peace, I teetered on the brink; embraced my fear. Months of wafting breezes… Continue reading

Legacy of Love

My baby girl is mother of two sons, They lean on her and she depends on them, They give her strength, and warmth, and days of inner calm, She gives them all she… Continue reading

Blog U Conference 2014

A Parent’s Prayer

On this balmy April night, As bloodmoon rises silent, ‘Cross the gauzy, purple heavens, On this balmy, April night, I breathe a silent, fervent prayer, of thanksgiving, For God’s greatest gifts.  


Launch each day anew, Treasure true precious moments, Manna from heaven.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

Silent Sunday: April 13, 2014

Perfect Percussion

Rat-a-tat-tat-tat Red-headed woodpecker drums Spring’s percussive pace.


  Window box sun rays, Diffract, reflect, predict Hope, Life for the taking.

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