Taking a Break

Pictured above: my aunt and my mother enjoying my grandson I realize that it has been two weeks since my last post. Obviously life has quickened its pace in my already busy schedule and I know that it will only speed up as Christmas day approaches. But today, I took a break, of sorts. I…


A Tray Full of Succulents

This just makes me happy. 🙂 What also makes me happy are all my followers! Thank you for following my blog! In the weeks ahead, I will be trying out new themes. Please bear with me as my blog takes on different looks until I find one that I am happy with.


Time for Reflection, Time for Thanks

Above: my daughter’s silhouette against the brilliant sunset colors over Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park. This week, I have family visiting and have been just enjoying life. But even if life is treating me well, I try to stop and reflect on my blessings of the week. Practicing my weekly ritual every Thursday, it…



Above Photo: Artwork featuring infant sneakers on a canvas creating the American flag. My head is spinning as I think about the events of this week. This year’s American presidential election has provided such an astonishing drama beyond anyone’s wildest imagination. No matter which candidate people have voted for, I am pretty sure most Americans…

Maple leaf on moss covered wall at Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, NJ

Thankful Thursday: Autumn

Autumn – those wonderful days with a crisp chill in the air and cool breezes are a welcome relief to the sultry and humid days of summer. With brilliant blue sunny skies complimenting the trees with fiery red, orange, and golden leaves that fall and cover the ground so that you are surrounded with such…


Why I Love New Jersey – Series Part 1

“Local“, the latest WordPress Photo Challenge theme this week has inspired me to publish a series of posts on the many reasons why I love New Jersey, my adopted state. First settled in 1660, New Jersey has a past rich in history. Because of its proximity to New York City and Philadelphia, more battles were…