In pursuit of discovering beauty in my daily adventure of being a mom of nine



Thankful Thursday: Simple Beauty

This is a favorite tree in our yard - a beautiful Japanese maple. We don't know how old it is but it became our tree when we purchased our house over 24 years ago. Ever since we moved in, its... Continue Reading →

Square in September

I am participating in BeckyB's floral photo challenge "Square in September" this weekend.   This morning I discovered the first aster of the season blooming in my garden.

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... Continue Reading →

Color Your World – Fuchsia

Brightly colored dahlias in my October garden. Color Your World - Fuchsia

Last Vestiges of Autumn

Festival of Leaves: Final Week

Festival of Leaves

I decided to join in the tail end of the Festival of Leaves Autumn Challenge, Week 11

Thankful Thursday: Autumn

Here in New Jersey, the autumn days are delightful. The brilliant colors of the leaves on the trees glow with radiant light. Every sunny day as I drive through town, I want to just stop the car, jump out, and... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: Change

My life, like most everyone else's, is in a constant state of flux.  Things are always changing. At this moment, there are ten of us that live in our house (one is my very busy mom).  On any given day,... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: My Happy Place

There are many places I like to go to take a breather, to relax and recharge, but my most frequent "happy place" is my garden. October and cooler weather has caused my dahlias to grow with renewed fervor. Because there... Continue Reading →

Blog at

Up ↑