Hi there! Honestly, I don't know where the time has gone! I thought I would pop back in to say hello and wish you well on this snowy Tuesday in Bethlehem, PA. Nothing much has changed in my life since I last visited with you..I am still dividing my time between here and on Little Deer Isle, Maine where I provide care and companionship to my 91 year old mother.  I have included some winter scenes from the Island. Winter's there are cold and windy. The house I grew up in I call the "homestead". It has lots of creaking and groanings. It's very old. A stone's throw from the shore. It's situated in a small cove. Summer cottages have replaced homes of residents that dotted the area when I was a child. Everything has changed and become more  private with less freedoms to roam. It was a case of not appreciating what we had until it was gone  I guess. The beauty is still there though. I never tire of looking out at the ocean from our large front windo


Happy Sunday! Today, this day, that the Lord has made,  I choose to forget the chaos our world is in and concentrate on MY ordinary world and what I'm thankful for. Weather wise it is not a good day. It rained last night and it's overcast but rain is good! So, let's get beyond all that and reach into our minds, or our computers, for something pretty. There's so much for us to be thankful for! When I was growing up we always ate as a family what we called " supper ".  As children we were taught to say a "blessing":      Thank you for the world so sweet, thank you for food we eat,  thank        you for the birds that sing,  Thank you God for everything. Amen Sadly, nowadays there's a lot less of a family eating at the dinner table together let alone thanking God for what's on it.     I think that when we have a thankful and grateful heart it's easier to cope with what life throws at us. Being thankful can change o


Hi there! It's overcast today and we are supposed to have wind and thunderstorms later. Not wanting this beauty that surrounds me to be diminished by the storm I took the camera and walked around the property clicking at random to preserve the glory of Spring. In my last blog post I tried to capture the beginnings of Spring (Chapter 1) that we thought would never get here! I like to think this is Chapter 2. There's more to come before we sink into the colors of Summer, annuals and perennials. By that time the awakening of Spring will be long gone, replaced by beautiful shades of green.   I think that most of you will recognize Japanese Cherry and Maples, Pink and Yellow Dogwoods, strawberry plants, Quince, Snowballs, Crepe Myrtle, tulips, violets that are covering the lawn right now and Johnny Jump-ups.  I'll let the photos do the talking... This photo is out of focus due mainly to a breeze that picked up on the back side of th