Sunday, March 31, 2013

happy easter

here's hoping you had a day of peace and sweet memories.  

joy and easter blessings to you and yours.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


 tiny little snowflakes were falling when we left for our two hour drive.
 by the middle, the fields were white, and
closer to our destination, almost no snow.
the beauty of weather.

joy to you!

Monday, March 25, 2013


sweet easter beauty
for children of all ages.

joy to you!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

rose garden march 2013

 hello spring?
 the grass is green, but
 the temperature is 32f on march 24th.
 it's going to snow some more.
 winter beauty still.

joy and a hot cup of something to you.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

kale and green tea

 a new snack - heat oven to 250, put a little olive oil in a bowl.
wash, tear, and dip the kale.  add a bit of salt.  
bake for 15-30 minutes, depending on how you like it.  the photo is before baking, and there are no photos of after due to chips being eaten.  recommended!

at the australian blog farmhouse home, catherine's found a delicious kale salad recipe.
 the steam rising from the green tea was really lovely.
food photographer, lauren of still+life, would have made it a work of art.  hot tea is appealing now especially if you live in the northeast u.s., where it has either recently snowed or is due to snow. 

warm thoughts and much joy to you.  

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


 look up through the roof, and
 down through the floor.
 or as my girlfriend did
walk into the 3d glow orbs.

interesting.  beautiful though?


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013


renovated old buildings can retain original beauty.
lovely curves and handrails.
warm carpet colors, too.

indoor beauty.
joy to you and yours.  

Sunday, March 17, 2013

heart mini marathon 2013

 it was still pretty dark at 7:45 a.m. when the gun went off.  everyone was happy to start because it was 35 degrees with a little snow.
 in the front, they zoomed over the starting line, but in the back the crowd made everyone walk for a while.  then it was time to set the pace.
 the race leaves downtown by the road along the river, and 
 soon there was a moody view of cincinnati.
 in a few weeks these bushes will be green again, and you won't be able to see the river from the road.  
 there were bands, but not many spectators.  it was cold!  
this run your little heart out! sign had a caveat in the corner but not really.
 my teen liked this picture - the pole in the middle makes it geometric.  
the mercy health heart mini 9 miles is over.  (the half marathon, 10k, and 5k, too.)

may the luck of the irish bring you joy and 
all roads lead you home.  

Friday, March 15, 2013

happy st. patrick's day

last year's treat (my brother-in-law can bake!).  
irish blessings to you, and may your luck run all to the good.  

happy st. pat's!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

drive home

some evenings are like that.  

joy to you and yours.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


 soccer practice at a park last night lasted only an hour.  
 it was not near home, so i just stayed 
 and ran around.  
the wind was cold, but the scenery was lovely.

beautiful waiting time.
joy to you!

Monday, March 11, 2013

rainy time-change traffic

 a waterfall was flowing into the road this morning.  
due to setting our clocks one hour earlier, morning came early.  
the rain slowed traffic.
at school, one child said she was too tired to dress and still had her pajama shirt on.  
ah well, you can do math in pajamas!

safe travel to you.

Sunday, March 10, 2013


  a book review of a television script? 
 the show is downton abbey.
 the script is worth reading if you enjoy the crawley family and their staff.
 the author, julian fellowes, or baron fellowes of west stafford dl, has included comments.  they are notes on an actor's performance of a scene, a character's personality, or an aspect of the show (such as why the first episode opens with the titanic sinking).  
one author's note explains that in season one episode three, when a turkish visitor dies in scandalous circumstances, some press said this was unbelievable.  it's interesting to read julian's explanation of how the story line was rooted in reality. 

 necessary?  no.  enjoyable?  certainly.

joy to you.

Friday, March 8, 2013


 didn't i just read that baseball practice started?
and opening day is around the corner?
around the corner and out of sight from here.

joy to you!
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