Thursday, January 15, 2015

Hey Baby Its Cold Outside

We are locked in a pattern of bitterly cold Winter weather.

My advice …

Friday, December 26, 2014

New Horizons

Though the horizons set before you,
May be vast and unexplored
The wisdom that you hold within
Can make the journey filled with endless possibilities…


From the wilderness  of Canada Happy New Year

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy Christmas


May your heart and home
Be filled with the joys of Christmas…
Happy Christmas Everyone

*Pic via Pinterest

Saturday, December 20, 2014


Winter under cultivation

Is as arable as Spring

Emily Dickinson

The Winter solstice begins and the daylight hours become longer with each passing day. That alone is worthy of celebration…

Monday, November 24, 2014

One’s Perspective

I love snow… its beauty, the tranquility it brings and the melting potential to fill the creeks and rivers.
But I must admit what has just occurred 30 miles south of me in Buffalo NY. is downright deadly.

As soon as the first snowflakes fall I hear the complaints of the cold, how long the Winter will be and when will it ever end…

Perhaps these souls should take a cue from my daughter’s new kitten Oliver and go into hibernation mode…

I on the other hand shall enjoy it, even though it must be shoveled, respect it as it covers the streets and highways and be grateful of its breathtaking sparkle.


Sunday, November 9, 2014


Along the wayside lies many an abandoned home…
Still standing after decades of neglect almost as a tribute to its former occupants. Defying the passage of time bearing witness to a former glory…

I’m intrigued, perhaps mesmerized by their long forgotten history. Do the echoes of children’s laughter still fill the hall. Does the smell of fresh baked bread and woodsmoke permeate the kitchen.
Does the laundry still flap in the breeze on the clothesline out back…

Whatever the history that lies within this now empty shell I’m sure there were babes born here, lasses wed here and grandparents that died here amongst its many secrets…

So next time you come across such a place in your travels, stop for just a moment and listen…it may be history whispering back…

Pics taken along the road from Ontario to Alberta, Canada.

Monday, October 13, 2014

How Do You Measure Success

Let me count the ways…

Our barn sale was greeted by a clear blue sky, dotted by cotton ball clouds. The temperature was a perfect Fall day.

The crowd was good and quite a few sales…

But most of all it was a day spent with wonderful friends.

A special thank you to Barbara, Nancy, Nella, Marty and Valda. And my deepest gratitude to Mr. & Mrs. High for granting the use of their historic property...