Saturday, June 25, 2016

Gathering Flowers for the Old Folks

Flowers for the old folk
My dad has been an ombudsman for a local senior citizen facility for quite a few years now. More than once I've heard him announce that he was on his way to visit the "old folks". This, coming from a 93 year old man. He and my mom have been both vegetable and flower gardeners for all the years I've been alive, and when it's flower season, he never fails to take big bouquets of flowers to the "old folks".  Mom, on her golf cart, caught Dad cutting flowers to take with him for his visit.
It just doesn't get much better than that.

a bit of sunshine
to light the lives of others
something dad does well



Thursday, June 23, 2016

Never Give Up!

My brother and his son are visiting our parents in COMO for the next week. Of course, they're both nature nuts
 and even though they arrived late at night, my nephew needed to go exploring. 
He found this lizard that was -  tho it was perfectly safe as said nephew would never ever hurt any creature
unnecessarily as he is of the mind to ~live and let live~ -  thinking it was fighting for its life! 
(The photo is my brother Bill's; caption is my mom's (well, Mary).)

never give up! 
no matter what comes your way!
tenacious always!



Sunday, June 19, 2016

My Dad

To the very best man I've ever known (sorry George). 

contemplating life
over a gin and water
can it get better?



Thursday, June 16, 2016

my rosa bonica

We've lived in in this home of ours for nigh on 40 hears, and at some point, we planted this beautiful rose bush.
Rosa's my very favorite rose...well...outside of the Rosa Peace.
And, of course, the old heritage roses, which are the only roses that have any
of the wonderful rose essence left to inhale. (sigh)

rosa bonica -
the beauty you've brought to me!
glorious, you are!



Wednesday, June 15, 2016

a hummer headache

Mom and Dad have been hanging hummingbird feeders for the, oh, last 30 years or so. With no problems.
Apparently, those days are over. For the last several weeks, they were perplexed to find the feeders
completely empty of sugar water every morning. Enter our cuz who came over and set up a motion camera,
complete with flash. First night, the culprits were captured! Well, at least on film.
Now to find a solution to stop the little crappers...

Two naughty racoons
Taking the lazy way out
Hey! Go eat some fish!



Monday, June 13, 2016


On a tide-dependent inlet by Long Shore Golf Course.
Don't know how long she's been there, but it looks like forever to me!

Gloria! It looks
Like your are stuck there! With no
Hopes of moving soon...



Sunday, June 12, 2016

heritage daffodils

The heritage daffodils that are found around our home and are
the remnants of former homes that have been here over the ages.
No longer bulbs you can buy, but to be treasured for their old souls.
Food for my soul!

Lovely daffodils
Your age is timeless, and thus,
We should treasure you.