no surprise

Meditation Garden which is an extension of the chapel
a favorite place on campus where my daughter
is soon to be a senior



quiet



natural



light

blooms

intimate

vines

connection

window

simple

fountain

a quiet place on an otherwise busy, active campus
to sit and rest, hope you will too

six years ago

the soft white sands cradled them in the warmth of a January hug
Three

sky shine reminds of that treasured time

sundown

father and daughter in a sunset moment ...

dad and daughter

Monday Memories shared at Plant M Files

today says ....

viola
listening on Shutter Sisters
inspiration from my viola-playing-poem-writing daughter
and a visit to one of my sweet blog friends

thankful

fully open
under
dogwoods
faithful . graceful . joyful . delightful . peaceful . hopeful . thoughtful . wonderful . plentiful
.................
last
dogwood series
day of the work week
have a "FUL" weekend

looking glass

one
window
many
colorscolor
one side smooth
one side not....
like meother side

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Table by a Window
my other blog
my other space

flower friend

this dogwood tree in the front yard is on a journey of blooms
sit with me this week as I share them with joy!

closed

oh!

both open and closed

With grace and wonder
the blossoms open
just a bit further
each day

on a branch

metal and glass

my mother
in her later years
was a bonsai gardener

theses were the tools
used to create art in the soil
now like much of her art
they are framed
as honored pieces in my home

frame

as I placed
framed metal
to photograph
for Monday Memories
the oak reflected
on the glass
filled
the
lens
&
my
heart

reflect

i will try

to gaze upward with the buds

beginning

to rest among the branches

three

to lean against the strong bricks

buds

will you join me? please?

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fluffy

more of the same at Shutter Sisters

elements

I feel content sitting here in the warmth of the sun

front porch

the chain represents our lives apart... yet together as a family

chain

although the columns are peeling and rough they are still strong

columns

the motion of life can be felt in the swaying of a porch swing

porch swing

the soft shadows play on the side of the B & B
where we stay each time we visit our daughter in college

it has become a home away from home
this porch
this swing
this chapter

house

posted on Photostory Friday

NOW PLAYING

a spring time saga "Red Buds in Review"

written, directed and produced by
award winning Mother Nature

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red bud

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the story of a small, understory tree
whose blossoms take us on the exciting journey to spring.
BRAVO! BRAVO!

Sun day

gently greet the sun in the morning from the front porch

east.jpg

happily say goodbye to the sun in the evening from the front porch

west.jpg

gently
.
happily
.
today

to do list

keep looking down the line

rope

when side by side work together

fence

strive to be unique

what happened here/

golden footsteps

mom
would you like a walk?

sam

promise not to step on your flowers

nestled
or nibble the berries

berries

do I hear the jingle of the leash?

samlooking

yes my friend you do

paw

walk into the weekend with love
AND
a friend with a wagging tail!

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek


ode to an oak

pinkbloom

songbird tree

tree background

there is so much to understand in bare trees branches.....
strength
common
quiet
honor
simplicity

farewell until next fall.....




cello

scroll

bridge

irons

year
seven