Monthly Archives: August 2016

Thinking of You…

            Dear Reader: The Ya’s can tell you in unison, or separately, who sends the best cards….Jackson! Her cards are always unique and absolutely perfect for the occasion! This is the card (title photo) I … Continue reading

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“Be Brave Boo Boo”!

Dear Reader: A couple of years ago, a new “variegated” version of Cinderella emerged in movie theaters. It was truer to real life than the earlier animated versions. This Cinderella’s name was Ella and the mantra she was to follow … Continue reading

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“I Can See Clearly Now…the “Clouds” are Gone”

Dear Reader: Yesterday while I was getting checked in and vitals taken…I started humming “I can see clearly now” ¬†by Johnny Nash (his big hit from 1972.) The funny little anesthesiologist¬†immediately recognized it and said that would be a great … Continue reading

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“My Work is Loving This World”

Dear Reader: With each poem I read by Mary Oliver I am becoming a more avid fan. Her works are so down to earth and provide simple inspiration without a lot of fanfare. It appeals greatly to me at this … Continue reading

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Bumblebees and Butterflies

Dear Reader: At the beginning of each chapter of Karen White’s latest summer novel, Flight Patterns, she has a quote about bees that parallel the life of one or more of the characters in that particular chapter. It was interesting … Continue reading

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“Every Day May Not Be Good but There is Something Good In Every Day”

Dear Reader: Yesterday I was giving the B&B side a little dusting and straightening up before Brooke arrives tomorrow afternoon. She is going to spend the night with me and take me to my early optical surgery to remove the … Continue reading

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Blessing of the Backpacks

Dear Reader: It is hard to believe that today is the day! School is back in session! Wired, but exhausted students and teachers, are getting back in an old familiar routine for many and for others…they are entering the frontier, … Continue reading

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Flowers, Children, and Einstein

Dear Reader: A small little daily occurrence, while keeping Jakie Friday, sent my thoughts spiraling into the natural relationship between little children and flowers….perhaps the quote by Ralph Waldso Emerson says it best: “The earth laughs in flowers.”¬† After returning … Continue reading

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Finding Our Bliss…

Dear Reader: By now many of you long-time readers know that this little statue, given to me by family, was the first statue in the garden. Its name is “Bliss.” When I first spotted it in a catalogue I knew … Continue reading

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The Pink Glow of Happiness

Dear Reader: Yesterday morning I woke to the sound of distant rumblings of thunder and then the pitter-patter of rain softly falling on the deck. It was about 6:00 a.m. so I rolled back over to snooze awhile longer with … Continue reading

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