Sunday, September 25, 2016


 summer flowers
apple cider
cool weather 
hot cocoa
Sadie and Aunt Ashley
hiking in the woods
cool crisp air
red, yellow & orange leaves
hoodies & sweat pants
and the
fireplace a blazing!!!

Sunday, September 4, 2016


Sitting on the patio, enjoying the cool 
- finally -  
morning breeze!!

When pigs fly . . . . 
I'll retire??
We'll take a cruise to Alaska??
We'll tour the National Parks?
We'll go hiking?? 

My yellow orchid in full bloom!

Danny doesn't think the car is washed 
"when it rains!" 
Thank you Hun!! 

Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!! 
Loving these three day weekends : -))

Saturday, July 23, 2016


Norman - bottom right
Nov. 1973 
This is Norman.
I bought Norman in Nov 1973
for my first apartment.  
After growing out of ceramic pots through the years and too large to transport from different places we lived; 
We planted Norman in my parent's
backyard in 1986. 
Norman continues to grow and seems very happy!! 
His permanent residence is now with Mom
in St. Augustine! 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


Since "way back when,"  our family has gotten together
to catch up and have fun!! 
Cousins reacquaint! 

We EAT!! 


1st Cousins
And, We're MERRY!
2nd Cousins
3rd Cousins + Mom to hold

Like branches on a tree,
We all grow in different directions,
Yet our roots remain as one!
Life's greatest Gift,
is your FAMILY!!


Sunday, July 3, 2016


The Redwoods in the BIG BASIN REDWOODS STATE PARK are the tallest and oldest trees on earth.  But the Muir Woods Redwoods are just as lovely and amazing  with some being 1,000 years old.   
Because Muir Woods is located in a canyon, these redwoods have never been logged.  Though scars from fire are seen on the bark of many of these majestic trees. 
Redwood Creek runs through the middle of Muir Woods making the forest floor lush with ferns, mosses and undergrowth!

Find the people in this photo.
Usually, I try NOT to photograph people
in my nature pictures.
But this is the only way to show the size of these enormous, beautiful trees! 

"This is the best tree-lover's monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world." 
-John Muir

Monday, May 23, 2016


"Find your flow . . . .
and follow it to Santa Cruz!"

The afternoon we visited Santa Cruz, 
it was overcast and cool. 
But the surfers were still surfing and 
the walkers were still walking.