Friday, September 23, 2016

A Special Day

 On Wednesday evening my small family gathered
at Peninsula Park here in Portland, Oregon.
It has always been a favorite park for me;
so when my daughter chose to be married there,
I was thrilled.
 My "live-in gardener" and son waiting for the event to begin.
 It took place under these trees.
 Even Darth Vader made an appearance.
 Darth Vader escorted the bride.
 This sweet little family is joined together.
 It was full of JOY, surrounded by beautiful roses.
His job was to hold his mama's flowers
when his daddy held his mama's hands.
He did the job just perfectly.
May the sun always shine on them
as this special day in the park.

Happy weekend, dear friends!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Happy Autumn!

Nature gives to every time and season
some beauties of its own
and from morning to night,
as from cradle to the grave,
it is but a succession of changes
so gentle and easy that we can scarcely
mark their progress.

~Charles Dickens

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A Lovely Day

 A gift from the garden.
 Autumn is in the air this morning in my garden.

It is a lovely day.
The last day of summer.
Oh JOY of the season's changing.
A day to celebrate.

The Song of a Lovely Day

Of kitchen curtains blowing; of a bubbling kettle;
Of a yellow cat on an oaken settle;
Of the webs I'm brushing from a corner in the hall;
Of crimson roses climbing up a garden wall;
Of a beater whipping egg-whites to a froth;
Of a table set for tea with a linen cloth;
Of children's lilting laughter; of a broom's soft swish;
Of the first ripe strawberries in a crystal dish;
Of a morning's ironing and its crisp array-
Oh, of all the details of a lovely day,
I will make a song, dear, then when I am through
Will keep it for the singing, come evening, to you.
~Ethel Romig Fuller from Kitchen Sonnets

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Wow Times!

The sliver of a crescent moon shining through the trees.
The fragrance of a new tea freshly poured for me.
The small hands that touch me with hugs and say
"I love you, Mimi"
The wind while walking on a sandy beach and
listening to the crashing waves.
The whale that lifts it's head and peers back at me.
The hummingbird that stops by for a sip
outside my breakfast window.
The softness of the spring sunshine caressing my skin.
The laughter of children.
Nature astounds me.
All growing things delight me.

What "Wow Times" do you find that delight you?

Monday, September 19, 2016

Notes from the Garden


Though I don't show the children running here and there,
they were in the garden full of JOY.
They had fed the chickens grapes and apples.
The watering cans hung in the bare tree
waiting for their small hands to take one and water a plant.
The apples had been gathered and made a beautiful display.

What a treat to find a garden each week,
a place to share and delight.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Searching for the Light

 Searching for the light.
 Recently I began taking a photography class online.
One of the first things always mentioned is to pay attention to the light.
 Is it the natural light of morning time with my tea?

 Mid-day shining in my window.
 Early evening.
Or when the sun goes down.

The light shines for us in many ways
and in different seasons.
Summer light is so strong.
 Autumn finds the light diminishing.
Winter light is a treasure to search for sure.
Spring light we delight for the day begins to lengthen.
Always I must search for the light
through my lens,
but in my soul.

Happy weekend, dear friends!
Take time to search and find the light of each day.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

If Wishes could come True

How fun to find a Wishing Tree right in my very own neighborhood.
If you found a wishing tree 
and you knew your wish could come true,
What would your wish be hanging there?

Would it be for world peace?
Or to become a mermaid?

I always dreamed and wished to fly like a bird,
my grandson said just yesterday he would wish to be 
a super hero and fly.

Tell me dear friends, what would your wish be?