Autumnal Conundrum

It’s autumn; as my planner oft repeats, It’s autumn; yet the warming sun rays beat It’s autumn; I’ll delay my pumpkin treats for mallows, crispy-squished ‘tween graham sweets. It’s autumn; yet we’re travel’ing to the beach, It’s autumn; backyard chairs remain in reach, It’s autumn; school’s in session (they’ll be teached); Or is it taught? […]

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Village Nights

My “village” wears a shawl of winter snow, Yet folks return each year to take their place, And lighting from within the homes we know, Create an air of warmth and welcoming space. ”T was only hours ago they lay in crates, Securely stored to spend the warmer climes, Anticipating joy on grandson’s face that […]

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Of Bunnies Bats and Basketballs

Bunnies, bats, abandoned basketballs Across the yyard, as summer’s taken toll, The once-lush green scape fading into fall, And school boys back in session, cease their roil. Their shrieking, wild abandon still rings clear With choosing sides for stickball (to applause) And bouncing balls on asphalt drives I hear. Yet wistfully, reminders give me pause. For […]

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Mohonk Morning

Morning at Mohonk is incomparable and unforgettable! We first discovered this many years ago, when we went to the Mohonk Preserve for the outdoor wedding of the daughter of a dear friend. We outsmarted ourselves by reserving the weekend at Mohonk Mountain House, rather than attempt the 2-hour homeward trek after the festivities. However, we […]

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Happy Trails

Excitement builds, as darkness settles in, Once sweltering sun dips low as day is done, From o’er the dark the opening strains begin, Repeated ritual calling us again. The sprawling barge lights with their sweet refrains, Sail slowly ‘cross the languorous lagoon, And we, like Pavlov’s, dogs are drawn again toward our beachfront stage to […]

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Happy Anniversary

Candles lit across the winding ways, Candles lit remembering our days, Candles lit for wishes long sustained, Candles lit, flames flicker, yet remain, Candles for our children and their tots, Candles –  all those birthdays …lots and lots, Candles mark our lives and light our hearts, Flame within still burns as this day starts. Happy Anniversary!   […]

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Fallen Feather

  This morn I spied a feather, frail and fine, Upon the splintering deck rail, in the sun, Whose slanting stream of light enhanced the spline, Causing pause and leaving me awe-stunned. What flutter-winged dove whose day begun pursuing nuts and seeds, has flown away? Yet wisps of mourning coos that’ve come and gone Remain […]

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Leave-ing

A walk in the woods, as seen through the eyes of my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, choosing to heed my call, instead of romping freely through the leaves.

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