Sunday, February 28, 2010


like buckets
we all carry
things inside

but unlike them

we choose
what it is
we carry

Saturday, February 27, 2010


it's essence
like a memory encased in time
a treasure
tried and true

Friday, February 26, 2010

just wondering

why is it
these happy faces
keep showing up
around the subject
of food?

*note. . .if this is the first happy face you've seen on the blog, check out Janurary 15th's post for an explanation. :)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

stone wall

the arch seems to beckon
and ask
what's beyond?

come hither
there's a magical world waiting
full of adventure
yea, ENTER

live each day
as in a new found kingdom
of knights, dragons
and fellow pilgrims

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


she's a welsh terrier
and from the little i've been around her
a sweet sweet soul

why, just look at her face
the serious eyes
soft tiny snout
and that wonderful wiry hair!
how good of God
to share her

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

a gentle winter reminder

look to spring
but do not lose
what winter offers
she, too
a gift

to sound His name
to hearld what's ahead
to show a glory

Monday, February 22, 2010

after the snow

they fell by thousands
dancing through the air, here and there
never seeming to collide
coreographed by Someone
their time
so short
so beautiful

would it were
that we could float
without a clash
through time and space
content with our part

how lovely it would be

Sunday, February 21, 2010

balloon girl

let us fill our lungs
with the fresh air
of gladness

let us see
with the eager eyes
of a child

Saturday, February 20, 2010

from the side of the road

it's been written:
"the earth shows forth
His handiwork"

i see again

it's true

Friday, February 19, 2010


and what of beauty?
in a world gone sad
and hollow

remember her

an angel sent
to soothe the heart
that's rent
by pain and sorrow

Thursday, February 18, 2010


lovely lines
like people
of unique design

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

finding rest

i took the photo years ago
but oft
it comes to mind
and today, with words:
"come to Me, you who are

both image and words
in the recesses of memory
like the lines in her lovely face
without a trace
of pretense

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


a way to get from
one side of a ravine
to the other

have you crossed any lately?

Monday, February 15, 2010


come spring
she will be dressed
in wonderful green
and share freely
her refreshing shade

but now
in february's grey
she offers strength
and seems to say
"keep going"

Sunday, February 14, 2010


it is what's IN
the heart
that matters

Saturday, February 13, 2010

kaleidoscope 3 (angles)

when i am sharp
and edgy
you still see
good in me

Friday, February 12, 2010

kaleidoscope 2 (texture)

sometimes messy

Thursday, February 11, 2010

kaleidoscope 1 (piano keys)

you, my friend,
make music
of all colors
and sizes

*Kaleidocsope: 1) a small tube containing bits of colored glass
reflected by mirrors to form symmetrical patterns as the tube is rotated. 
2) anything that constantly changes. . .

*Note: When we hold up our lives to "the light of the world" we are changed.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


our marriage
like this collection of glass

has had different shapes
and colors

different levels
of transparency

different degrees
of fragility

tried, tested
and blessed
by God

*Note: Yesterday my husband and i celebrated thirty years of marriage. As i considered a photo to post for the occasion, this "glass" photo taken at a museum (on the day of our anniversary) came to mind. The next few posts will include images created from this "collection of glass" photo. They will be dedicated to "love" in its various forms. As you view and read them, may a friend, relative, spouse, or perhaps the Good Lord, your maker, come to mind.

P.S. to my husband. . . .Thanks for thirty years of loyal love and faithfulness. You're the best!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

february afternoon

through the
heavy layers of grey
the luminescent rays
make way

the magnificent star
gives light
for yet
another day

Monday, February 8, 2010

early riser

such a sweet one
to greet me
this frosty
february morning

Sunday, February 7, 2010


i'm trying new recipes
three a week
i wonder how long THAT will last!

today's creation:
peach praline pie

peeled peaches
sweetly succulent
with crumbled pecan pastry

ah, perfection

Saturday, February 6, 2010

giving glory

when you leap
and bound
through this fluff of white
you lift up
all that is good

Friday, February 5, 2010

february morning, early

my neighbor's farm
has charm
in every season
but none, perhaps
more magical
than now

Thursday, February 4, 2010


they slowly glide
to the tips of trees
congregating with utmost ease
their caws
a cacophony

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


there is an awesome God
most high
from whence else
would this small one

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

simple things

how is it
that old stone
painted wood
and a piece of vine
can render
such tender

Monday, February 1, 2010

on wing

they numbered in thousands
and covered the trees
like a myriad of leaves
then whoosh
their red wings took to the sky
a sight
quite unlike
any other