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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

at this time

                                                                                                                                 *photo taken by Maggie Bills

Hello all of my Dearest Family and Friends. I have been very much out-of-the-loop these days. My Mom has been hospitalized for a few weeks now. Our family is trying to make the best and right decisions about her future care [so, so difficult]. She is in the Rutland Hospital and I have made countless trips back and forth. This is exactly the scene I have witness on so many of my drives this Fall. God has gifted me (us) with the most beautiful Autumn ever this year. The sky! The trees! The colors!  
At some point I hope to feel strong and settled enough to get my camera back out again. Missing all of you. Enjoy it all up out there before it goes away. 

I Love You.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015

overnight rain

It rained a little last night after the hottest stretch of the summer.
School is about to begin, everything has grown to its full capacity, and the world seems to be hanging on for dear life as it always does this time of year.
Take the time to breathe it all in--it goes extra quickly at the end of August.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

the color purple

The reigning wildflower right now!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Sunday, August 16, 2015

a look inside

Unlike its tropical cousin, this hibiscus is a perennial in Vermont.
I am always captivated by the size of these flowers.
They are 12 inches in diameter and a real show-stopper in this part of the world.  
The white ones are my favorite...even whiter and larger than a Vermont winter!

Friday, August 14, 2015

golden days

I have a love~affair with this time of year.  
I want to keep a tight grip on these summery days while things around me are turning shades of soft of yellow ranging from butter + sugar corn to morning toast.  
The air is heavy with the sounds and smells of late summer.
Everything is just a little sweeter these days.
These golden days of August.

Thursday, August 13, 2015


May your day be full of light.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


The blueberries have been so bountiful and incomparable.
I have eaten my weight in these treasures many times over this season!
Just one of the many things to love about August.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


  1. 1
    the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.

  2. 2
    a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.


Saturday, July 11, 2015

Sunday, July 05, 2015

sunny sunday

What a wonderful day this is!
Our Most Loveliest Daughter (Rebecca) and our three Incredible Grandchildren (Grace 8 1/2, Jack 6 1/2, and Eve turning 4 1/2 on Tuesday!) are coming today for a little visit.
We couldn't be more excited...it has been a whole year since they were here in Middlebury, Vermont.
There will be lots and lots of loving going on!!

Saturday, July 04, 2015

red, white, and blue

Happy 4th of July

Friday, July 03, 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015