Friday, October 30, 2009

Vibrant Flower

The colors and detail of this flower caught my eye and the morning dew gave that feeling of real life, right now time to it's already amazing and vivid beauty.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


this is a little poem I wrote years ago feeling trapped and looking for change but not knowing how to make changes in the positive

Words from your lips
cut deep within, rushing
through my veins like broken glass
feeling pain again and again and again
I cannot stop
the bleeding
Looking into your familiar face
you have become a stranger
sadness overcomes me
like a tangling fishnet
holding me underwater
the change was in me
casting off a former shell of myself
growing away from you
steppiing over splintered glass
I walk down the aisle
the bride of experience and courage

leaving maiden dreams behind

the honeymoon is over.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

PROCRASTINATION is a not a four letter word

Procrastination. Some days I love doing it. It's a luxury that I can afford now more than earlier in life. It's not that I am not doing anything at all.  Rather, it's that I'm doing nothing  that is imminent or scheduled. I call it putzing. I might

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Looking out my window in the early morning light. A beautiful way to wake up and start the day!

Monday, October 26, 2009

These grapevines seemed to go on and on and on as if they were neverending at the Winery in northern Michigan. It felt like a fast trip for a day to Italy without the passport and traveling. The grapes were succulent and sweet, the air crisp, the view extraordinary. Nature pleasing the palate, the eyes and the soul.

October pleasures

What does fall make you think of?  Pumpkins, squash, autumn smells, bales of hay, falling leaves, apple orchards, cider both hot and cold, crisp temperatures and sunny afternoons. Thoughts of  halloween, comfort foods,back to school, children,football, sweaters, jackets and a frosty breath in the cold morning air. The unmistaken smell of turning on the furnace called upon after a long summer's rest, deer more abundant,  colors that reflect so many of nature's  jewels, yellows, golds, oranges, vibrant reds, deep greens  and more. Celebrate each season, it's beauty and it's unique characteristics as each of us is to be celebrated.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Birthdays, Celebrations and Grownups

Birthdays. I'm talking about adult birthdays. Children's birthdays are for another blog day. There's a lot of reminiscing that goes along with a birthday. All those you had in childhood. yes, I know. But right now I'm talking about Grown Up and having a birthday. Say it's a birthday day TODAY . . .  what does a birthday mean to you? Is it an important day of celebration?  A quiet day for yourself? Maybe a day just like any other. I have a friend that has celebrations of a birthday "week". I love

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Butterfly -black and pale yellow

This butterfly seems to get more beautiful every time I look at it. I photographed it in Florida and felt so serene and peaceful in that enviornment with flowers and butterflys.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Morning Dew

I was so excited to be able to capture the morning dew on these flowers. The color seemed so peaceful, the flowers so delicate.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Exercise:self vs trainer

How many of you work out on a regular basis? Do you push yourself to limits that are safe and effective, and concentrate on your fitness routine, correctly moving the muscles involved and using good form? Do you even have a routine, or is it one that you have had for years and you go through it mindlessly, with little effort except to say you accomplished your workout already today? I have noticed

Monday, October 19, 2009

Watercolor rose

This is a watercolor painting of a rose where I used only the 3 primary colors to create the entire palate.(red, blue and yellow)

A Memorial . . . what it means

I went to a memorial service today. It was for a neighbor that I knew, but not really well. But I was glad to have a chance to go and show respect, show caring and support to those that mattered to her, even if I didn't know them well either. Long ago, I used to wonder about

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Appreciating Nature

Today is a beautiful cool fall day. Looking out the window, you can forget exactly what the temperature is outside. A sunny day is just that, sun and warmth and happiness. The only obvious

Friday, October 16, 2009

Caller ID

I often find that technology exposes interesting and funny characteristics about ourselves. Like caller ID. I haven't thought too much about it until recently, and now I feel like it demands more analysis and thought. Remember, if you can, when the phone rang and you answered it with a friendly hello, not having a single clue who was on the other end? It seemed so simple then. Now before

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Calmness in the Comfort Zone

There are certain traits that I really admire in people. I am intriqued by calmness and sincerity in a person.I have always admired those attributes in a person. I believe that some of it is a natural part of your makeup, and that much of it is learned and an ongoing part of life's experiences and aging. Commonsense  and

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Growing up and Dreaming

When you were growing up, playing at being an adult, or a bit older and in school, preparing for your future,  having daydreams, goals and aspriations of your adult life, what did you think your life would be like? Did your life turn out anything at all like you thought it would? DID you ever think this is how it would turn out? What did you

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mornings and Waking Up Preferences

My photo of a beautiful and proud rooster that loves mornings! He seemed like he enjoyed posing.

Mornings, hmmmm . . . This morning I had to get up early, and since I am NOT an early riser, I tend to be a bit abusive with the snooze button, that is if I even hear the alarm go off. What is it that allows some people to jump out of bed ready to take on the day, refreshed and energized? I, on the other hand love to

Monday, October 12, 2009

Opening Thoughts

Sometimes, most everyday, I have thoughts in my mind, and I wonder, does anyone else think about this? I believe we are more alike than different, but that the difference in each of us is what sets us apart, makes us special, or unique. This is a place where I'll share whatever happens to be in my head, and often times what is in my heart as well. I welcome comments, and shared thoughts, after all, it's what I was wondering about in the first place.