Saturday, November 30, 2013

...relive old times...

Rules for a successful holiday:
 1. Get together with the family 
2. Relive old times 
3. Get out before it blows

i just might be a cat lady.
light + objects=shadows
i am off to work.
worked last Sunday.
worked today.
so i could spend Thanksgiving.
with my family.
enjoy the moments.
just BE.

Friday, November 29, 2013

...week thirty-two of 52 photos project...

“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” 
― David MametBoston Marriage

week thirty-two
52 photos project
enjoy the moments.
just BE.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

...give thanks...

But Thanksgiving is more than eating, Chuck. You heard what Linus was saying out there. Those pilgrims were thankful for what had happened to them, and we should be thankful, too. We should just be thankful for being together. I think that's what they mean by Thanksgiving, Charlie Brown. --Marcy

happy thanksgiving.
enjoy the moments.
just BE.

Sunday, November 24, 2013


silent paw prints
for Gandalyn Rose
we miss your quiet presence sweet girl...

Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat.
Robert A. Heinlein 
a heart hurts.
when an unassuming creature.
is gone.
then a new little being.
happens to your world.
and you spend time on the floor.
with your lens.
and laughing.
the heart.
start to hurt less.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

...a glow of gratitude...

even agnostics can give thanks 
for the blessing they receive.
thank God, the One, Fate, Chance, or the First Cause
(how you envisage this force or being is entirely your business),
or feel a glow of gratitude
even if you have nowhere to direct it.
the important things is that you appreciate
the fabulous privilege of being alive, now, on Earth,
with all the faculties and values you treasure.
~1001 ways to live in the moment

the sun is welcomed today.
despite being clothed in seventeen degrees.
the house is just warmer.
when the sun shines through the window.
enjoy the moments.
just BE.

Friday, November 22, 2013

...week thirty-one of 52 photos project...

52 photos project
this weeks project

{My Work}

this is from a post back in March of 2010...but it tells a little about what my work is...

when it couldn't be more appreciated...
a package came.
it came in the most thoughtful
packaging one could imagine...
a delicate spring floral pouch
housing the most amazing
bracelets i've seen.
each bead and charm
hand picked...
" one of the most special things about making these particular bracelets
was having someone special in mind to make them for... "
"one is a really cute hand (which you can see in one of the photos) with a spiral in it...
because you are an occupational therapist and a photographer...
when i saw this charm it just screamed out at me to choose this...
the hand of a healer and an artist..."
"one is a bird, one is a flower and one is a leaf...
your photography so inspires me for so many reasons...
and we are both connected to one another through our photography
and through so much of what we both love to photograph..."
the words of the artist to me.
the artist, my friend...joanne
because of the world of blogging
we have become friends.
we share a connection...
we haven't met face to face...but we don't have to
we just know each other.
that, to me, is the coolest thing EVER.
she is a talented photographer and mixed media artist
the words escape me on how
blessed i feel to have this
amazing woman

before you go to sleep at night,
or whenever you have
a few quiet moments,
summon up one
of the most treasured people
in your life
and mentally express
your thanks to them.
summon up two,
and stage an imaginary dialogue
of beautiful souls.
what better preparation for restful,
every now and then...
all is good with the world.
just BE.

Sunday, November 17, 2013


Life is full of beauty.
 Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, 
the small child, and the smiling faces.
 Smell the rain, and feel the wind.
 Live your life to the fullest potential,
 and fight for your dreams.
Ashley Smith 

it is raining today.
and windy.
and fifty-eight degrees.
and i am grateful.
it is not twenty-eight.
and snow.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

...they left me with your shadow...

They left me with your shadow, saying things like Life is not fair 
             & I believed them for a long time. 
But today, I remembered the way you laughed 
& the heat of your hand in mine & I knew that 
life is more fair than we can ever imagine if we are there to live it

i loved how the light.
was shining through.
hitting his paw.
shadows are everywhere.
 enjoy the moments.
just BE.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

...week thirty of 52 photos project...

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth,
so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. 
To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again.
To make a deep mental path,
we must think over and over the kind of thoughts 
we wish to dominate our lives.
Henry David Thoreau 

week thirty.
52 photos project
just BE.

Sunday, November 10, 2013


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“It’s not just another day. It’s the one day that is given to you today…. It’s the only gift that you have right now. And the only appropriate response is gratefulness.”
~spiritual leader Brother David Steindle-Rast

“Beauty and seduction are nature’s tool for survival, because we will protect what we fall in love with.” – Louie Schwartzberg

our journey.
through this life.
we are introduced to.
new ideas.
new concepts.
maybe not new.
but maybe we weren't in a place.
ready to listen.
ready to invite the thoughts.
into our journey.
i stumbled on this man's work yesterday.
my journey.
includes a state of gratefulness.
this just confirms.
i am on the right path.
to bask in the wonderment.
of the ordinary.
to breathe in the moments of beauty.
i have it in me.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

...the extraordinary will take care of itself...

“Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is the way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.” 

finding a shadow.
is an ordinary thing.
that makes my heart smile.
enjoy your ordinary moments.
just BE.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

...week twenty-nine of 52 photos project...

“A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away.
 He must have time to modify his shape.”
~mark twain

week twenty-nine.
this broken crock.
sits upside down.
out among the hen n' chicks.
i am still modifying...
just BE.

Sunday, November 3, 2013



 a happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, 
for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
 ~ Bertrand Russell 

there is a story they tell of two dogs
both at separate times walk into the same room.
one comes out  wagging his tail
 while the other comes out growling.
a woman watching this goes into the room to see
what could possibly make one dog so happy
 and the other so mad.
to her surprise she finds a room filled with mirrors.
the happy dog found a thousand happy dogs looking back at him
while the angry dog found a thousand dogs growling back at him.

What you see in the world around you is a reflection of who you are.

light and love.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.