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Friday, December 19, 2014

It's Christmas Time ...

Here are the Two Versions of Christmas Cards Sent Out This Year ...

They were both photographed last year, during a get-away trip with my Mom. They were taken in Woodstock, NH ... It was a Winter Wonderland during our entire weekend stay ...

The first was taken driving out of a Ski Resort through the car windshield. The images in the background are of ice sculptures. At times, while I photograph, I "try" things and hope for the best - This was one of them!

The second being of The Wilderness Inn in Woodstock, NH. The Innkeepers were delightful, the accommodations were cozy and the food was amazing!

Year End, Has always been a time of reflecting on the past months - What have I done? What can I improve on in the upcoming year? What would I like to do in 2015?  I would love to hear your answers to these questions ...

Merry Christmas & A Happy Holiday Season To All ... 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Best Thing You Can Do ...

I have been finding quotes on PinTerest lately that have caught my attention. This one literally jumped off the page and seemed it was written just for me.

This is where I have been recently. I am realizing I need to leave my fate in a greater powers hands. I wonder where I will be in weeks and months to come. I need to stop thinking. Stop wondering. Stop imagining. The only thing I can do is ... BELIEVE.

Believe in where I am at 
In what I know 
In myself 

I find that life deals out a hand that does not always play out in the way we imagine it. I use that not in a negative way, but in truth. We work through these times, in hope that our inner strength will carry us through.

We are heading towards the end of another year. As many of you know, I do like "Turning the Page" and starting again. It is a chance to begin again. A clean slate. To start anew. I have yet to choose "My Word of the Year" (a word that I carry with me throughout the year to improve upon myself) but I am leaning towards BELIEVE ... It feels good to say to myself ... Rolls off the tongue well ... A soothing word, of sorts ... What will your "Word of the Year" be? 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Welcoming Fall ...

Photo Credit: My Original Photography

 My Favorite Time Of Year ... 

Things I Wait All Year For:

 Cool Crisp Air,
Sweatshirt Weather,
Wearing Dress Boots,
Soft Scarves & Gloves,
Dark Colored Nail Polish,
Rich Jewel Colored Tops,
Crock Pot Dinners,
Hot Chocolate,
Vanilla Chai Tea,
Homemade Apple Pie,
Hearty Soup,
Football Games,
Lighting Scented Candles,
The Warmth of a Comforter,
Pumpkin Picking,
Leaves blowing in my rear view mirror,
New Fall TV Shows,
Autumn Photography

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

I Heart These ...

Photo Credit - PinTerest

As most of you know, 
I am always on the lookout for "Hearts" - 
I found all of the above photos on PinTerest (My New Addiction!)  and fell in love with them ...
They were too wonderful to keep to myself ...


I love it when I come across unexpected hearts made by nature, 
such as this one I found last Winter at a local park ... 

My Original Photography

Or quotes I come across, such as this one ... 
Photo Credit - PinTerest 
 Or Illustrations ...

Photo Credit - PinTerest

I love them in any form they come in ...

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Moments That Made Me Smile ...

My Original Photography

Things That Made Me Smile This Week:

Hearing a song from the 80s that brought back great memories ...
Having someone on the highway wink at me ...
Drinking a protein drink with the best flavor ever ...
Having an Autumn Day at the end of Summer ...
Crying with a patient on the phone at work & never feeling more helpful ...
Believing in brighter days ahead for our family ... 
Having a feather fall on the hood of my car & hoping it was a Hello from my brother ...

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Why Not Have a Big Life?

~Emily Dickinson

Do you feel you "Have A Big Life"?

I photographed this plate while visiting a great friend in Nashville this past year. 
It had me thinking for days afterward- What does this truly mean?

At times I feel having a big life could mean flying to a far away country -
 Other days, enjoying a great tasting cup of coffee from my favorite coffee shop is satisfying

As I get older, I realize the beauty in the smaller things - 
The hazy morning sunshine, a gentle breeze or a new flower blooming in the yard

Does it mean living comfortably?
Does it come down to living a meaningful life?
Or as simple as living a life that makes you happy?

This is only one of the reasons Emily Dickinson is a favorite of mine ...


This could mean different things to different people. What does this mean to you?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Memorial ...

 Robin Williams 
An Amazing Actor

A Talented Comedian

Favorite Amongst Many

Someone We Never Tired Of 

A True Loss 

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