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New Blog

10 June 2020 at 00:20
Hello my dear friends! I have very absent as of late. Instagram has taken much of my social media time during the last several months. After being away for some time, I have decided to take a new direction and... Continue Reading β†’



Be Not Afraid

24 March 2020 at 23:31




3 June 2019 at 22:59
This is my favorite peony in our garden. There are are a few reasons why it’s my favorite. Firstly, I love the color. Secondly, the fragrance is sweetly wonderful. Thirdly and more significantly, it’s my favorite because of sentimental reasons.... Continue Reading β†’



Happy Easter!

21 April 2019 at 23:10
Jesus Christ is ris’n today, Alleluia!our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!who did once upon the cross Alleluia!suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!




11 April 2019 at 23:04
During late winter, I am always impatient for spring to come. When it β€œfinally” comes, I am always surprised by its beauty. Comes happy Spring, like a maiden fair,Quickly breathing the odorous air,With grass-green robes, and round her hairApple and... Continue Reading β†’



Back to Blogging

28 March 2019 at 19:13
It’s been almost a year since my last post. Last year was marked with illness in my family. It’s easy to hide behind a blog post/Facebook status full of pretty pictures and give the impression that life is always happy,... Continue Reading β†’

Crocus 2019


Happy Thursday, Thankful Thursday

12 April 2018 at 19:05
I am so excited that Eastern Bluebirds have returned to their New Jersey summer home in our backyard. Bluebirds are a sure sign that spring has indeed arrived. But also, I have found out that the occurrence of bluebirds taking... Continue Reading β†’



Easter Joy

4 April 2018 at 00:15
Singing Alleluia at the top of our voices at the Easter Vigil Mass. β€œDo not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.” ― St. Pope John Paul II



March Square

21 March 2018 at 15:19
Small silver cactus (Mammillaria geminispina) with small pink blooms in the Silver Garden in Longwood Garden’s Conservatory. Participating in Becky’s March Square challenge on this snowy day in New Jersey.



Thankful Thursday – the Little Things

15 March 2018 at 22:30
During these past couple weeks of snow storms, many trees were damaged. It’s been sad to see the damage all over my area. But on this Thankful Thursday, as I look out at my backyard, I can say that our... Continue Reading β†’



Thankful Thursday – Signs of Spring

28 February 2018 at 23:36
This happens about this time every year. One day they’re not there, and the next day, snow drops seem to β€œspring” out of the ground and surprise us. Well, it’s a most welcome surprise. The winter blues and blahs have... Continue Reading β†’



Colors of Advent

20 December 2017 at 00:02
My husband gave me a beautiful bouquet containing my favorite colors which also happens to be the colors of Advent (purple and pink). Though I have been extremely busy since Thanksgiving, I am happily awaiting the coming of Christmas.



Happy Thankful Thursday

23 November 2017 at 09:57
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. May you be blessed knowing you are loved … always.



Thankful Thursday: Simple Beauty

9 November 2017 at 17:06
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 β†’