Sunday, June 29, 2014

Where I Have Been ...


Artwork by Katie Daisy

Where I Have Been:

Enjoyed my First Roller Coaster Ride
at Canobie Lake Park

Great Childhood Memories at
Hampton Beach

Jumped the Waves at
 Moody Beach in Maine

 First Family Plane Trip in 1976
to Disney World


Listened to The Best of Classic Music
by my Brothers Band

Wore the Widest of Smiles
on High School Graduation

First Plane Ride Solo with the 
Best of Old Friends in 1987

Wrote Poetry in the Corners of my
Childhood Bedroom

Gained my love of Photography (And So Much More) from my Dad
 
Stood in Awe of the Brights Lights in Times Square

Worked in the Hustle and Bustle of Atlantic Avenue in Boston

Para-Sailed Over the Island of Aruba

Lived in the Deep Woods of Western Massachusetts

Enjoyed Birthday Moments (And So Many Other Great Times) with My Mom in Bermuda

 Moved Five Times in 15 Years

Had my first Chicken Jerk Dinner in Jamaica

Have Taken On Many Positions from an ER Secretary to Customer Service Roles

Waited All Week for the Perfect Sunset in St Martin

Took the Mad Hat Brewery Tour in Vermont
 
Jet-Skied in Caribbean Waters

 Worked in the Picturesque College Town of  Providence, Rhode Island

Enjoyed the Breath-Taking Oceanside Views of Biarritz, France

Bought my First Pair of Cowboy Boots in Nashville, Tennessee  
















Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Balanced Life ...




 Original Photography by Kristine


THE BALANCED LIFE
CULTIVATING YOUR CREATIVE LIFE
JUST THINKING

When I first started posting, I would wonder how others could be so honest in their writing. How could they allow total strangers into their lives with no reservations? I find myself knowing the answer to this question more and more as time goes on ... It is liberating, freeing. Shedding the layers that weigh us down. The feeling of being "lighter" ... 

It seems certain times of the year, life becomes clearer. The two seasons that seem to affect me the most are Spring and Fall. Spring always feels like a renewal of sorts - Flowers blooming, Trees start to fill in, Birds are singing once more ... Windows are open, the fresh air smells clean, beautiful maintained lawns, etc ... Nature at its best ...

Once we are through Summer, then comes my favorite season, Fall ...

Lots to see and do before then ...



Saturday, May 31, 2014

A New Season Upon Us ...





A New Season Upon Us 
The days are longer

Sandals can be worn
Jackets can be put away
Birds can be heard chirping 

Lemonade replaces hot chocolate
Ice cream stands are now open
Patios can be enjoyed yet again

People are out taking walks
Motorcycles are on the road
Car radios can be heard 

Windows remain open 
Children playing outdoors
Scents of newly mowed grass

Trips to the local pond 
New outdoor photography
Writing poetry outdoors

Looking forward to more of this 
And more 









Sunday, May 18, 2014

Nashville Travels ...



As I left Logan Airport in Boston, I felt that I was opening a new window in my life. One of freedom. One of self-independence. I found my seat and settled in.

The flight flew by and I was in Nashville before I knew it. I gathered my bags and headed to the outside passenger pickup curb. I was greeted with open arms by a friend that could easily be a Sister of mine. Before too long, I began seeing Nashville and Memphis signs on the highway. This was truly happening. A jaunt that was planned so quickly, felt more surreal by the moment.

A quick re-cap of the tourist sites we took in were visiting the Grand Ole Opry Backstage Tour, Antique Archeology (American Pickers Gift Shop), Broadway (Street of Lights) and shopping in Downtown Franklin.

The regular daily sites were just as fun - Meeting new friends, trying new food (and cream soda - Yum!), listening to live music, attended a going away party, shared in a friends brunch, and being serenaded by incredibly talented fiddlers, guitar players and singers during the in-between times.

I arrived home with a new appreciation for yet another place that has left my soul with a warmth that I live for. Southerners have won my heart over!

What an incredible 36 Hours -- Hope to visit again -- Real Soon - Nashville!