Sunday, June 30, 2013



what you find in your mind
is what
you put there.
put good things
in there.
~mary ford

from the book be.

glimpses of my weekend.
alone time.
sitting on my back porch.
soaking in the sights.
the sounds.
of the robins.
the smell.
of the lemon plant.
warmed by the sun.
these are all the good things.
that will go into my mind.
because they were caught by my eye.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

...physical embodiment of human energy...

Every decently-made object, from a house to a lamp post to a bridge, spoon or egg cup, is not just a piece of 'stuff' but a physical embodiment of human energy, testimony to the magical ability of our species to take raw materials and turn them into things of use, value and beauty.
Kevin McCloud 

picture taken with my phone.
of an old spoon.
hanging on the door.
of a flour cupboard.
the sun was setting.
in the west.
after a much needed rain.
just BE.

Sunday, June 23, 2013


lizzie and the rain man

i use to love this song.
when i was little.
except, i use to think.
it was.
"step back on the lever
or the rain will never come."
it rained yesterday.
for about five minutes.
time to play a little tanya tucker.
and do a rain dance.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

...the soft haze of a spring day...

All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them, nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.
Woodrow Wilson 1856

i searched for the words.
sunshine and haze today.
as this is how the day.
has presented itself.
and i found this quote.
i hope your dreams come true.
just BE.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

...week nine of 52 photos project...


week  nine.
this is my daughter sarah.
she is twenty years young today.
last week.
she had 12 inches {chopped} off her beautiful hair.
so that another young girl.
could have it.
it is her birthday.
but she is my present.
light and love.
happy birthday my sunshine.
love you much.
just BE.

Sunday, June 16, 2013



whatever comes from
the heart
carries the heat and the color
of its birthplace.
~oliver wendell holmes, sr.
today is Father's day.
first giving thanks.
to the Father above.
for giving me the chance.
to be raised up.
by my Father.
happy Father's day, dad.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

...the moment one gives...

when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers
ancient proverb of the Kikuyu people

The moment one gives close attention to any thing,
 even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
Henry Miller 

while i was out looking.
through my lens.
the shadows on the lawn.
were crisp.
so i wondered what it would look like.
taking the shadow from ground level.
and now i know.
i have always loved the elephant quote.
i find it a wonderful thing.
that one can stop to think about a blade of grass.
and experience peace.
in their soul.
life is good.
just BE.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

...week eight of 52 photos project...

many people come to reinvention when life changes around them, but people come in all different stripes.
 i'm oriented to change.
Jane Pauley 

week 8.
as i looked around this morning.
this is a striped object.
i found.
click the link above to see more stripes.
just BE.

Sunday, June 9, 2013



the soul has greater
need of the ideal
than the real.
it is by the real that we exist,
it is by the ideal
that we live. 
~victor hugo

beauty at the neighbor's house.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.