Sunday, September 29, 2013

Oh! How Long My List...!

"Autumn is the perfect time
to take account of what we've done,
what we didn't do,
what we'd like to do next year."
~Author Unknown

Saturday, September 21, 2013

A Sign of the Season...

...a solitary "ghost pumpkin" at twilight...
all snuggly and happy...
nestled within some early autumnal foliage...
looking skyward...
awaiting the sparkly splendor of
the coming nightfall
and the rise of the long awaited harvest moon. 
I love this time of year!

“The true harvest of my life is intangible...
 - a little star dust caught,
a portion of the rainbow I have clutched."
~Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Sweet, Sweet, Autumn...

...what a "honey" of a perfect season in Illinois...;)

“Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.”
~Robert Green Ingersoll 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Nothing Like the Birth of a Baby... make the collectives hearts of a family
go "pitter-patter".
Congratulations Grandpa Scott on #3.

“A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure,
a messenger of peace and love,
a resting place for innocence on earth,
 a link
between angels and men.”
~Martin Fraquhar Tupper

Thursday, September 5, 2013


...Just how can this really be???
As you may have noticed...or NOT noticed...
 there has been an enormous
lack of any kind of activity here on my blog...
 after I faithfully PROMISED to you all
that this year would be different.
Well, in reality, it actually has been...different...
...sort of.
There have been a number of remarkable "firsts" that
have occurred during the past 30 days.
The past month has found me driving a couple of
thousand miles...(a recent "first")...
and seeing a region named after a couple of thousand islands
(an actual real "first").
It has found me
drawing and painting a "bajillion" artist trading cards...
(not really a "first"), of had found me
visiting family in beautiful upstate New York...
(definitely the BEST "first" of them all!).
The artist trading card above was inspired by
 my grape loving cousin Cathy
and the glory of being in a Cranberry Lake
"state of mind".
I find...blessed by the golden wisdom age provides...
there are those special moments in our lives
when the stars seem to align
all seems perfectly right...
the exact way it was somehow destined to be..
from the beginning of time.
Cranberry Lake made that happen for me
 memories of my short time there
will bring a warm happy smile to my heart...
for a long, long, long, long time.

"What is the definition of a good wine?
It should start and end
with a smile.”
~William Sokolin