Saturday, July 25, 2015

Chasing Rainbows

If I could
take away your tears
I would give them up to the sky
transform them into healing rain
to fall on you, each drop
a blessing to soften sorrow

If I could
take away your scars
I would give them up to the sky
transform them into sparkling stars
to fall on you, each beam
a blessing to brighten darkness

If I could
take away your doubts
I would give them up to the sky
transform them into curving rainbows
to fall on you, each color
a blessing to restore hope

My dear friends, this poem was inspired by a rainbow sighting earlier this week you can see in my first picture. It's amazing how rainbows form as it's raining! The second picture is in New York City, after a rainy day, I love the light and reflections in the skyscrapers across the bridge. This was taken near Grand Central Station at Pershing Square. I hope you enjoy my poem and street photography. Happy weekend! xx

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Saturday, July 18, 2015


you looked at me with curious eyes
wondering who i was, looking back at you
with the same curiosity and wonder

a new visitor and friend in the making
harmonious with your surroundings
unafraid, uninhibited, unbound

agile and free, grazing on the grass
moving about gently and with grace
you made my morning a little brighter

a little more hopeful that such a bond
is possible within humanity, too
that such peace can be achieved

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Hi everyone! This morning I had a visitor in my back yard -- a beautiful deer grazing on the grass. She looked right at me through the patio glass door, probably curious as who this new person in the house was. Maybe she was trying to get to know me. I immediately grabbed my camera but didn't want to go outside for fear she would run away scared. So I took a picture through the patio glass door and then turned it into abstract digital art. I loved the way she blended in with nature in perfect harmony with her surroundings. If only the rest of the world could be at peace like this -- so simply, so wonderfully!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Rising & Falling

a part of me is still that child full of wonder-
my eyes as open wide as skies and rivers

taking my first steps towards you, faltering-
hoping you would welcome me into your arms

to walk beside me, accept me-
guide me, love me unconditionally

through the rustling of golden leaves
in ever changing Autumn, the inevitable

storms of unpredictable Winter, the return
of blossoms in Spring's renewal

the colors of unforgettable Summer-
through it all, will you catch me if I fall?

This poem was inspired by a tree falling in our yard this weekend. We had a powerful storm with strong winds the night before, and we discovered the fallen tree in the morning. The fallen tree is not pictured here, but instead I decided to take a photo of the rest of the trees rising towards the sky and a tiger lily in bloom. Enjoy my poem and photos! xx
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Friday, July 3, 2015

Welcome Home

after a hard day's work, a refuge
from the rest of the world-
tiger lilies and you

all is quiet on a woodsy path- 
but for rustling leaves
and a bird's song

a flower is born in the sky
and so am I, alive and thriving
amidst greens and blues

deeply rooted among rocks-
looking upward, the climb is hard
but how worth is the view

geraniums will grow again
in the sunshine, with a little love
a little hope and a lot of gratitude
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Hi everyone! As I mentioned in my previous post, my husband and I moved to a new home in the countryside of New York. I'm sharing today some pictures from my backyard and accompanying haiku. We have a weathered wooden bench where tiger lilies have bloomed next to it. A little path leads into the woods where pink rhododendron have blossomed. There are rocks up the hill and lots of trees and everything is green and luscious now as we've had quite a bit of rain. I planted geraniums in a terracotta pot and I'm patiently waiting for them to bloom. I hope you enjoy my poetry and photos and I wish you all a Happy Fourth of July weekend! xx
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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Our Neck of the Woods

Hi everyone! In case you've been wondering where I've been for over a month ... well, my husband and I moved to a new home and it's been very hectic, so I've had no time for blogging. The move was a bit stressful and overwhelming but we're settling in nicely. Every day we make a little progress, room by room, to get our home in order. There is a lot to do -- cleaning, painting, organizing, decorating. Did I mention, unpacking? We still have a lot of boxes piled up! With hard work and perseverance, I know our home will become as beautiful as we are envisioning it. The pictures I'm showing today are from our backyard! Yes, we have the woods in the back of our house ... and rocks ... and hills ... it's so peaceful and serene. And while the house inside may need some work, the outdoors is perfect just as nature would have it. Please join me on this new journey and adventure ... many more pictures, poetry and prose to come from our neck of the woods! xx

Saturday, May 2, 2015

city in bloom

i love you more in springtime
when you yield to me
like a tulip yields to sunshine
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Hi everyone, I hope you're enjoying Spring so far! After an extremely cold and long winter, we are finally getting some warm weather and flowers are in bloom. I took a stroll down Madison Square Park in the city where tulips abound and pink magnolia trees bring color to the gray skyscrapers. No more snow and the grass couldn't be greener. I plan on being very busy the rest of Spring and throughout Summer, but will post as often as I can and continue to visit my favorite blogger friends. Enjoy my photos and my little haiku! xx

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Spring Break

Dear Friends, I'm taking a little Spring break. I hope it's warm on your side of the world. Enjoy the fresh air, the colors, the renewal that Spring brings. Be happy. Be inspired. Enjoy the sunshine. Thank you for all your support and lovely comments. See you soon.
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Happy Spring! xx

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Easter in the City

time for a change
a new beginning
and second chances



in the splendor of Spring
everything starts over-
even I ...

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Happy Easter!
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Saturday, March 28, 2015


peace is a seed
let it spread, let it spread
among those in need
so that war may cease
inner turmoil, recede
let it fly, let it fly
on the wings of Spring
let peace arrive
let it stay, let it stay

Happy Palm Sunday to those who celebrate it.
May there be Peace on Earth!
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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Dream Petals

under a magnolia tree
where i stood
my past & future
laid at its roots
if only i could
plant dreams
i would
watch them bloom
i should
let petals fall on me
where i stood
under a magnolia tree

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