Blog Passions


As long as we know we're trapped, we still have a chance to escape.

-- Sara Grant


Lensbaby 35mm

Naked is good...

“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” 
― Chad Sugg


Lensbaby SOL 45

And then rain...

“Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.” 
― Bill WattersonPatterson


Fuji 90mm

Spark Joy...

“If I got rid of everything that didn’t “spark joy”, I’d be on the side of the road holding my dog and the coffee maker.”


Wild at heart...

“Wildflowers aren't meant to be cut & tamed. They're meant to be loved & admired.” 
― Anthony T. Hincks



A host of golden daffodils: Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

~William Wordsworth


Winter fall...

“Listen . . .
With faint dry sound,
Like steps of passing ghosts,
The leaves, frost-crisp’d, break from the trees
And fall.” 
― Adelaide Crapsey

This day…

This day…

This and then That...

We need to be reminded sometimes that a sunrise last but a few minutes. But its beauty can burn in our hearts eternally.– R. A. Salvatore

This first.

This first.

Then that.

Then that.

And Then…

And Then…

iPhone XS January 21 2019

Family Celebration...

You have brought us so much joy over the years, and watching you walk into the next phase of your life is just another joyous occasion for me. Enjoy your special day.

A lovely herb...

A refreshing drink, add pineapple sage is a great idea. Crush and rub the pineapple sage leaves inside a glass. It can also be pureed with citrus fruits like orange to create a cool, summer drink.

Pineapple sage

Pineapple sage

In Winter...

“The flower knows That one day it has to wither, yet it never stops blooming.”

~Anshika Sharma


On a rainy day.

Winter moods...

“Aren't the clouds beautiful? They look like big balls of cotton... I could just lie here all day, and watch them drift by... If you use your imagination, you can see lots of things in the cloud formations... What do you think you see, Linus?"
"Well, those clouds up there look like the map of the British Honduras on the Caribbean... That cloud up there looks a little like the profile of Thomas Eakins, the famous painter and sculptor... And that group of clouds over there gives me the impression of the stoning of Stephen... I can see the apostle Paul standing there to one side..."
"Uh huh... That's very good... What do you see in the clouds, Charlie Brown?"
"Well, I was going to say I saw a ducky and a horsie, but I changed my mind!” 
― Charles M. Schulz


January 14, 2019


“Flowers are an easy eloquent expression of love at a time when words can seem clumsy and inadequate.”

~Lynn Coady


Blooming today in the yard.