amidst the debris

on this Halloween the trees are mostly stripped of leaves except for those stubborn oaks and the bittersweet vines the storm blanketed our yard with a carpet of debris and now we are cleaning up drying off and thankful that we made it through unscathed           while life continues to get back to normal here my thoughts are with my…

waiting for Frankenstorm

        last year around this time we were hit with a big storm wind, snow, falling trees and branches without heat or electriciy for days huddled under blankets Halloween was postponed and now here we are again awaiting another storm headed up the coast will history repeat itself? will Frankenstorm haunt us this Halloween? time will tell today I’ll take one…

if you give a bird a berry…

he’s going to ask you for a glass of milk…   (text borrowed from Laura Numeroff, author of “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”.   Can you tell that I taught preschool for many years?   I may not be able to quote Shakespeare, but I can recite many children’s books from memory!) Have a beauritul weekend all!

Boo’s oak tree

Neighbors bring food with death, and flowers with sickness, and little things in between. Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a knife, and our lives. ~Scout “To Kill a Mockingbird” Harper Lee  

Iron and stone

How dear to this heart are the scenes of my childhood, When fond recollection presents them to view! The orchard, the meadow, the deep-tangled wild-wood, And every loved spot which my infancy knew! The wide-spreading pond, and the mill that stood by it, The bridge, and the rock where the cataract fell…                                                                                                                                                                                    ~Woodworth the old grist mill where as kids, my parents would…