Sunday, April 20, 2014


he has risen
click on

more beautiful words.
have never been spoken.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014's a beautiful day...

liking each other because it's a beautiful day 
& it seems like a waste of time to disagree 
about stuff the other one is refusing to change out of sheer stubbornness

spring is arm wrestling.
with mother nature.
sooner of later.
spring will overcome.
everything else.
is a waste of time.
enjoy your moments.
just BE.

Sunday, April 13, 2014



this week i was creating.
a memory book.
for my great niece's.
first birthday party.
such fun creating.
not so much fun cleaning it up and putting things away.
the rain came down.
and we were treated to a thunder and lightning show last night.
slowly spring is coming.
the robins delight.
in the earth opening up.
i delight in the robins.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

...the happy in your sad...

you gotta look for the good in the bad,
the happy in your sad,
the gain in your pain,
and what makes your grateful not hateful.
~karen salmansohn

i found this yesterday.
it's a good reminder.
i like it.
a LOT.
just BE.

Sunday, April 6, 2014


oh, the experience of this sweet life.

life is here and it is now...either we meet it,
we live it or we miss it. all life resides in the
narrow margin and the broad expanse of the
moment. it is the doing, the dreaming,
the feeling and the caring. it is always
present in a glorious attempt, a lofty
dream, a brilliant insight, an irreplaceable
experience, a calming breathe, an unbelievable
feeling and an irrepressible passion.

an unlived life is littered with "could haves,"
"should haves" and "if onlys." each moment
greets us full of possibility and leaves us 
hoping we are better for having met. while it 
is true that we only have right now, there will
never be a time when it's not now.
Grandma Moses said it best:
"life is what we make it, always has been and always will be."

~kobi yamada
from the book be.

live the life.
of no regrets.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

...she starts to dance...

this is a magical beast that holds the secret of light & shadow in a safe place in her heart
 & when it has been too long grey, she starts to dance & laugh & cry & sing 
& the sunlight fills her up
 & spills in wild abandon back into the world again

these lovelies are still covered.
at present.
last year's shot.
what landscape we had open.
is now covered by the snow of yesterday.
we keep on.
keepin' on.
we have to.
embrace the weather.
or be miserable.
we have a choice.
enjoy the moments.
just BE.

Sunday, March 30, 2014


“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Matthew 6:25-34

as i sit on the back deck.
soaking in the sun.
even with my winter coat donned.
i am reminded.
as the birds are singing happily.
despite the depth of snow.
that still remains.
they are not sad.
they are not anxious.
they just trust.
that everything will be okay.
they will be taken care of.
and they will.
and so will we.
if we just keep the faith.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, March 29, 2014 particular reason...

yesterday was this. i stayed home from work because before the snow
 was this ice. which may look like a flat driveway here...but it's not and it goes to the right, down a hill. 

so...i find myself in my archives. june of twenty thirteen. 

Sometimes, in the middle of winter, (or when winter forgot to step aside for spring) 
you can just get grumpy. 
No particular reason for it - grumpiness just comes along uninvited. 
Worse than that, though, is when you try & lift yourself out of it 
& every possible negative thing in the entire universe seems to descend on you. 

when trying to stay positive.
becomes difficult.
thank goodness for thousands of photos.
to fall back on.
just BE.

Sunday, March 23, 2014



above all, 
watch with glittering eyes
the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets are always hidden
in the most unlikely places.
those who don't believe in magic
will never find it.

~ronald dahl
from the book be. 

ice indicates melting.
a robin indicates spring.
hearing them this morning.
sweet music to my ears.
i believe in magic.
it makes the ordinary.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.