Monday, June 17, 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

friday postcard

Greetings from Bermuda!
Endearing little gates like this one open up into elegant gardens all around the island.
There are many plants and flowers that I have never seen before.
The air is fragrant with scents of perfumy flowers and fresh salt air.
I find myself breathing it all in.  I love it and would like to bottle it up and bring it home to visit again and again.
Wish you were here.
See you again next Friday.
Love, Mary Ann

PS ~
      Happy Flag Day !
      Happy Birthdays today to Walter and Adam (I know, the same day!) Lots of love!
      Sending up extra thoughts today to Grace... she has strep and missed her last two days of  Kindergarten.  So sad.  xox  

Monday, June 10, 2013

june greens

The sun came out for a limited showing and we scooted out for a pleasant walk. 
 June is so deliciously green.
It makes the heart sing.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

sunday white

Looking like upside down ivory trumpets these flowers hung from trees all around Bermuda.  It was bewitching to stand under them.

Friday, June 07, 2013

friday postcard

Greetings from St. George's, Bermuda.
We walked down this charming street and marveled at the open shutters [no screens and no flying insects!] to let in the air.
The homes are all painted such vibrant colors it would be difficult to choose my favorite.
Wish you were here.
Love, Mary Ann

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

tranquility

I'm trying to get back into the rhythm of things.
There is so much to do both inside and out this time of year.
I took a quick look at this photo I snapped a few weeks back and it helped me feel more centered today.
I sometimes find myself wondering how small we really are in this great big world of ours.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

family, friends, and followers

There's been a break in the action around here as you may have noticed. 
Bob (our son-in-law) had a business trip to attend and Rebecca and Jack went along with him for fun.  Walter and I enjoyed an entire week with Grace and Eve at their home in Maine!  
I will continue with a few more Bermuda posts if I may...there is just too much beauty not to share.
I sure hope this finds each and every one of you happy, healthy, and believing that we are into June already!
Be back soon, dear family, sweet friends, and lovely followers.
Love and huge thanks for sticking with me,
Mary Ann ❤

Thursday, May 23, 2013

in flight

I couldn't believe my incredible good fortune when a few of these Bermuda Longtails flew right over us at Horseshoe Bay Beach.  At times they were so close you felt as if you could reach right up and touch them.  They are known as the national symbol of Bermuda.  You see the Longtails on coins, souvenirs, art work, and jewelry all over the island.  I am so pleased to have a few photos for my very own memories.

*Walter loves these so much he asked for a framed picture for his office...he is trying to decide which is his favorite.  Any advice for him is very welcomed!*

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

peace

Just two Tuesdays ago, almost to this very moment, I stood here and felt peace and saw beauty.
This morning I am praying for the people of Oklahoma.
And those in Boston, Newtown, the Jersey shore, and all others afflicted by recent disasters.
There are too many, too often these days.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013

churches

 handmade kneeling cushions
Bermuda is a widely spiritual country.
From one end of the island to the other you see churches of all denominations.
The colors are wondrous.
We visited a few and felt their beauty and peace both inside and out.

Friday, May 17, 2013

on a cruise ship

leaving port in Boston
the Boston skyline
arriving at King's Wharf, Bermuda...and what about a man wearing bright green suspenders!
...what about pink taxies [and buses. too] and men wearing Bermuda shorts and knee socks!
We began our journey to Bermuda by the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship. The ship pulled out of the harbor in Boston on Friday afternoon and arrived in Bermuda Sunday morning.  
On the trip down we experienced some 'real waves'!  We had three days in beautiful Bermuda (could have stayed a good three more!) and left port Tuesday at five.  The return trip at sea was smooth-sailing and we were back in Boston when we woke up on the following Friday morning.
During our sea days we found many, many private moments and places aboard amongst the thousands of guests and crew, walked all around again and again, went to art auctions and lectures, read, napped, saw incredible shows and came back to our cabin every night to a turned down bed and a towel animal sculpture...there was a monkey hanging from the ceiling one evening.  Of course, there was lots of food to try and after having such remarkable service it's hard to get back to doing dishes and making the bed!  There was always something to do or not do depending on your choice.  
We loved it!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

elbow beach

You wouldn't believe how bright it was here at Elbow Beach.
I had both my UV protector and the sun shield on my camera while wearing my sunglasses and I still couldn't see a single thing through the lens.  It was that bright.  All I did was snap away picture after picture holding my breath and hoping for the best.
 Somehow I just knew that a place this magnificent would have to come out!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

parks


Walking through towns we discovered parks everywhere.  
We would be strolling down a road and there right before our very eyes a park would open up.  They are enchanting and magical and pristine and lackadaisical.  
We even met a park cat!  A lady sitting and reading on a bench told me that this orange tabby lives in the park.