Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Artist

She takes out her palette, watercolors, array of brushes and starts painting the sky. Golden hues, a touch of blue, a splash of pink. She fills in the clouds with a dark gray, not worrying about coloring outside the lines. She sketches tree silhouettes with black charcoal and draws a few leaves here and there. She edges in faint shapes and shadows of rolling hills in the background. With one last and swift brushstroke, she drops in the sun, adding a bit of mystic glow. She then stands back to watch her creation. Nature is the greatest artist. And I say, thank you, for this work of art, for there is nothing like ending the day with a violet sunset, knowing a new beginning is on the horizon.
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This poetic prose piece was inspired by the sunset tonight, as I took a picture of the sky and felt grateful for such a beautiful sight and the many gifts of nature. Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving and thank you always for reading and your support. xx 

Monday, November 16, 2015


What I miss the most is-
your smile
loyalty and vulnerability

I remember
the way you protected me
from strangers-
the way you used to tremble
at the sound of thunderstorm

Oh, how you loved the snow
and long walks in the park

You followed me 
on my journey-
and sometimes you led me

I wonder-
did I rescue you
or did you rescue me?

I remember that night
when you ran away
and then showed up at my door
hours and hours later-
with those innocent/guilty eyes of yours

Who says you can't
go home again


This poem is dedicated to my lovely dog who lived a healthy, happy and long life. Even though I lost him a few years ago, I still miss him. He was a Keeshond, such a handsome dog, with a plush two-layer coat of silver and black fur with a ruff and curled tail. He is pictured here offering me a flower in my garden. Smiles. He was a rescue dog as his previous owner had neglected him. As a result, when I first adopted him, he was not comfortable around people. But with love and great care, he overcame the past neglect and became the most playful and wonderful pet. I will always remember him fondly and he has a special place in my heart.


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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Love & Light

let peace
the city of lights

let peace
illuminate the world

today, we pray
we grieve
but do not fear

let hope
despite despair

fall in love again
under a starlit sky

in the city of lights
its people healed
their hearts renewed

let love
surround them
like a beacon of light

today, we pray
we are Paris

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I was deeply saddened by the terrorist attacks on Paris on Friday night. I pray for the families of the victims, for peace and healing. This picture was taken at my Church, such beautiful and peaceful light emanating from the stained glass windows.

Sending love and light to Paris. xo

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light through
stained glass windows-
illuminating the heart
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Friday, November 6, 2015

how do you mend a broken he[art]

do you gather
like seashells on a
distant shore-
listen to them whisper
secrets in your ear

do you gaze
at the stars-
if somewhere, somehow
you are missed
as immensely as
the ex-
panse of the sky

do you hold on
until it stops
until you see sunshine
through the clouds
of your tears

do you ever let go
or is the wound so deep
a scar-
reminding you
of what could have been

if only for a moment
do you resist
or surrender
this he[art] of yours
a blank canvas

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Friday, October 23, 2015


shards of glass
shattered in the sky


broken families

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Postcards from the Moon

the moon smiles
to those who live beneath her nightly glow

knowing little about what transpires 
in the heavens above

a well-kept secret
she whispers only to the stars

leaving us in the dark
but for a glimpse of moonbeams

postcards with no return address
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I took this picture tonight with my phone and had fun creating digital art to make it look like a postcard. This inspired the title of the poem first and then the verses just flowed. Isn't the moon mysterious, so good at keeping secrets! Enjoy and have a nice weekend! xx

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Autumn Light

scintillating Autumn light 
a tapestry of leaves
turning golden

lonely hearts
not afraid to love again
no matter how hard they have fallen

Dear friends, I love Autumn light the way it shines through leaves, it's magical. I took these pictures when the sun was setting, casting a warm glow on the trees. This scenery inspired a very short poem--perhaps I'm at a loss of words in the sight of such beauty! xx

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

A Taste of Fall

This is what Fall looks like so far in my neck of the woods. My husband and I went to a pumpkin patch and picked up our first pumpkin of the season, which is on our front stoop.

Yellow mums and orange daisies are some of my favorite Fall flowers. I planted them in a terracotta container. I love these bright and cheerful Fall colors ~ they make me smile.

It's been raining for the past few days and lots of leaves have been falling. I like the color and shape of these leaves against the textured concrete on my front stoop.

Acorns have also been falling from oak trees in our yard. I'm going to gather some of the acorns and put them in a basket to make a pretty Fall decoration for our dining room table.

The woods in our back yard are covered with leaves, but there is still some green in the landscape. I look forward to watching the leaves turn even more colorful as we reach Autumn's peak. I hope you enjoy these photographs and have a great weekend! xx

Monday, September 28, 2015

A Stroll in Central Park

Hi everyone, we're having an Indian Summer in New York with temperatures still in the 70's and 80's in the warmest September I remember. I took a stroll in Central Park on a beautiful sunny day where flowers are still blooming and the landscape is luscious and green. I hope you enjoy these pictures of the last days of Summer. I will be taking a little break and will be back with colorful foliage photos when Autumn arrives for real (though it officially started last week!). Be well and see you soon! xx

Saturday, September 19, 2015


to reach the sky
once again

in the woods-
learning from trees
how to stand up to storms
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Dear Friends, this weekend I'm sharing haiga, which is a combination of haiku and picture. These were inspired by my love of both the city and the country. The first is a picture of the New York City skyline, where you can see the Freedom Tower on the right, a wonderful tribute in memory of the victims of 9/11. I took the picture from the Brooklyn Promenade. The second is a picture of the woods in my own backyard. May we always stand tall. Peace. xx
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