Monday, July 28, 2014

looking through

The very best thing I found were two junior size ski poles with spikes on the tips for icy day walking
to and from the garage this Winter!
 I really will use them! 
I am not taking any chances to fall on the ice again. Now I must order ice spikes for my boots! 
Getting ready in July!!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

purple flower

I am so incredibly humbled to say that this little photo of mine 
was published in our local county newspaper, "The Valley Voice"!
Thank you for thinking it was worthy, Cookie.  XO
I'm still shocked!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

early morning dew

Just one of the many wonders of early mornings.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

busy bee

I've always loved bees.
One of my wishes (there are a few!) is to be a bee keeper.
I love everything about them.  There is a collection of books on my shelf all about bees.
The thunderstorms are coming today to cool things off.
Tomorrow is to be in the lower 70's!
Peace,  Mary Ann

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

that july kind~of hot

It is a perfect mix of a summer day today::
hazy, hot, and humid.
One of those days to take out of your memory just six short months from today!

Sunday, July 20, 2014


It is mid-July and flowers are everywhere.
My heart soars from all of the beauty.
Color, fragrance, shades, hues, vibrance, life.

Saturday, July 19, 2014


I cannot get enough of this almost forgotten series of photos entitled 'Mothers'.
See what you think.

under the tree

Astilbe under the big shade tree.
Happy Saturday.

Friday, July 18, 2014


This has been an incredible strawberry season.  
I saw the sign on the roadside at the farm by the pond and pulled in to have a look.
Every time I go by I stop for another basket.
I love eating seasonally!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sunday, June 01, 2014

petal push

The Farmer's Market, 
lots of old houses along the way, 
historic trees, 
flowers showing off everywhere...vibrant rich colors that are almost psychedelic.
Full of unannounced surprises wherever you turn...ideal moments for capturing to remember forever.
Happy June.

Monday, May 26, 2014

green weekend

Everything is so green and new. 
We went for a few walks this weekend.  I am still on the slow side with my cane.
I don't mind though, it is just amazing to be out and about and walking again.  And it is May in Vermont and what could be better.
Walter is a very fast walker with great big strides.  He has held way back for me.
We plodded along passing streams and fields full of dandelions.  We stopped to smell lilacs.  I couldn't get enough of their intoxicating fragrance so Walter sat under the bushes and read which I kept breathing in the best smell of Spring.  The air has a flowery scent everywhere you go.  I even smell it at night in bed.
We saw an unexpected big green frog that crocked a song just for us.  We ate fresh asparagus and saw a red-winged blackbird land on a dry cattail.  Days full of wonder.
Hope you all had a lovely weekend celebrating Memorial Day and welcoming Summer.

Friday, May 23, 2014

new beginnings::

After such a long, long time I think sharing again will be good for my soul.
If you are still out there than by all means welcome back.
Love to be here and love having you here.
xo, Mary Ann

Monday, June 17, 2013