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Friday, September 17, 2010

September Roses...Celebrate!

Gathered this morning from my garden to share with a friend who just became a new grandma of a beautiful baby girl!
Celebrating with her!

Monday, September 13, 2010

I love this girl!


I love this girl
she's the absoulute best
she's such a great teacher I
passed my math test.
she's kind she's loving
she's awesome she's cool
she's neat she's smart
she's an artist to!  well
your in for a suprise
cause guess what she's
you!  Happy Birthday Mom!
       -written by my Lindsay Lou, my brown-eyed girl, when she was about 8 or 9 years old. 
Don't ya just love the spelling.  :)
Now 16...hoping she'll see me again through these eyes.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Finding Grace

Today I confessed to my 11 yr. old daughter, Grace, that I started a blog.  My little secret...though, if discovered, open for all the world to read.
Grace, at that "Bridge to Teribithian" age...still child-like...full of courage and possibility and wonder...she loved it!
Wide eyed she says, "Can you teach me how to make one?"
What's so amazing about Grace?
She frees me to fly!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Heaven is under our feet...

"Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads."
-Henry David Thoreau
This image captures a summer's happy day with friends at the The Arboretum at Penn State.  What a surprise when I opened our local paper and learned it was selected as Photo of the Month!

Dreams Take Flight

-my entry for a local poetry contest...
not selected but memorable...
   the day I found the courage 
to share my WORDS.

Finding Louisa

Finding Louisa... at about the time when I was reading Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, the name or forms of the name "Louisa" seemed to be everywhere whispering to me...to the point where I thought maybe there was this little girl out there waiting to be found.
     I now believe Finding Louisa to be more about...
finding sanctuary, 
   finding my voice, 
      finding courage, 
          finding kindred spirits, 
                      finding my soul, 
                           finding my inner child...