81/365 Success

Success! One week ago yesterday I cut some bare Forsythia branches, brought them in the house and put them in water. In six days the branches started to bloom and within seven they… Continue reading

80/365 Getting Lost in Books

I could never have dreamt that there were such goings-on in the world between the covers of books, such sandstorms and ice blasts of words,,, such staggering peace, such enormous laughter, such and… Continue reading

79/365 When Puggy Howls

Our pug Virgil is almost completely blind and deaf. However his sense of smell is amazing. He can tell if anyone is near him if he sniffs the air. And in that manner… Continue reading

78/365 Dress Up

Pearls & boas, dressed to the nines, Lipstick on pursed lips, trying to stay in the lines. Big wobbly high heels, on tiny, precious feet, Little girls playing dress-up, aren’t they sweet! ~… Continue reading

77/365 Brady

Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turn to fog; but you’re never friendless ever, if you have a dog. ~ Douglas Mallock

76/365 A Welcome Visitor

Every Tuesday night Nana and Papa pick up Morgan for dinner. We either go out to eat or come back to the house for a bite. It can be very difficult for me… Continue reading

75/365 Forcing Forsythia

One thing my mother always did in the spring was to cut some Forsythia branches, bring them in the house and force them to bloom. It always added a touch of freshness and… Continue reading

74/365 A Scenic Spot

A perfect spot in the south of France for lunch in the afternoon, a sip of wine or a spot of tea.  

73/365 Masquerade Ball Anyone

Sit down and sip some wine. Let’s get ready for the Masquerade Ball. Still Life Photography.  

72/365 Travel Europe

Wouldn’t it be fun to travel around France or Europe in this vintage car?

71/365 Afternoon Snack

Crackers in the chair Crackers everywhere Even in her hair ~ Robb A. Kopp

70/365 Cape Cod Beaches

I love an off season beach. Not another person as far as you can see. Complete calm, quiet and serenity.

69/365 Afternoon Tea

Read this my dears, and you will see how to make a nice cup of tea take teapot to kettle, not t’other way round and when you hear that whistling sound pour a little… Continue reading

68/365 Saint Emilion France

While visiting France, Hubby and I stayed with our friend Stephane Gabart at his family’s beautiful Bed & Breakfast. In the Dordogne region of France, Saint Emilion is in wine country and the… Continue reading

67/365 The Hunt

The Hunt Oh how adults love to hide them all These colorful eggs, both big and small We search for them like a New York detective To find each one is our objective.… Continue reading

66/365 The Grandkids Visit

Every now and then we have the grandkids overnight. And while a large amount of time may not go by in between sleepovers it is amazing that when they are so young the… Continue reading

65/365 The Red Bike

The red bike that was all mine I got at Christmas when I was nine Though bigger than me I learn to ride As my little brother rode along at my side. To… Continue reading

64/365 Sandwich Boardwalk

Sandwich Boardwalk on Cape Cod traverses salt marshes to link the town to Town Neck Beach.    

63/365 Town Neck Beach

One of our favorite town beaches. Town Neck Beach on Cape Cod.

62/365 Piggy Piggy

This little piggy went…

61/365 Windowboxes

Here is a clever combination of plants and flowers for a window box. I love original ideas!

60/365 Paris Parks

At lunchtime in Paris it is amazing the number of people sitting around in chairs in beautiful parks, just enjoying the weather.


  Pastel Aqua and pearls. Some of my favorite things. 

58/365 Just Kick Off Your Flip Flops

On a hot summer day just kick off your flip-flops and twirl in the grass on the waters edge.

57/365 Toys

A gathering of toys just waiting for the next child to come along.

56/365 Tulips

Tulips one of the first signs that spring is coming. And I am counting the days.

55/365 Sewing

Although I took sewing lessons as a teenager and learned it in Home Economics during school it is a hobby that I have never truly enjoyed. On occasion I drag out the sewing… Continue reading

54/365 It’s That Time of Year

One of my guilty pleasures at St. Patrick’s Day is Irish Soda Bread. I love it warm with melted butter.

53/365 Beynac-et-Cazenac

It doesn’t get more rustic than this. A little scene in front of a small shop in the beautiful town of Beynac-et-Cazenac in Southern France.

52/365 Southern France

While driving through Southern France we visited this incredible Medieval village, Beynac-et-Cazenac that was built on the edge of cliffs. The view from above was really remarkable. Just below the beautiful Dordogne River… Continue reading

51/365 Dreaming of Spring

With mild temperatures like we had today and are expected to have tomorrow it makes me anxious for spring to arrive. Then I can work on my gardens.  

50/365 On a Back Road in Maine

This beautiful farm is located on a backroad in Maine. I remember taking the photo but I don’t think I would ever be able to find this place again. I’m not exactly sure… Continue reading

49/365 The Beauty of French Architecture

There is a certain type of beauty in the old architecture in France and it is enhanced by the flowers that adorn it.

48/365 Chocorua New Hampshire

On Route 16 in New Hampshire, a little north of the intersection with Route 113 for Tamworth, you will pass one of the most picturesque little areas in New Hampshire. With the quintessential… Continue reading

47/365 Being Creative

Tapping into creativity!

46/365 Trinkets and Silver

Every woman’s bureau should be this pretty.

45/365 Valentine’s Day

Need I say more?

44/365 A Slice of Orange Anyone?

This time of year oranges are so, so sweet! I just can’t get enough of them.

43/365 My Backyard

Here is what my backyard looked like during the last snowstorm. The pool looks like a pond. It was picture perfect. And yes that is a greenhouse.

42/365 Fall Seems So Long Ago

Here we are the beginning of February and this photo I took last October in Maine seems so long ago!

41/365 Time for a Drink and Cigar

And this is how my Hubby relaxes.

40/365 Cape Cod Wonderland

Need I say more…  

39/365 Backgammon Anyone?

Available on Etsy A game Hubby and I love to play!

38/365 Tea and a Good Book

Nothing more relaxing than a good book, a spot of tea and cake. A perfect Sunday afternoon!

A Winter Wonderland

Just had to share some images from the recent snowstorm. And although it was a very wet, heavy snow that brought down a lot of tree branches, it was beautiful!

37/365 The Baking Bug

After the holidays were over you would have thought I had done enough baking. But that was for other people and for the holidays themselves. I was in the mood to just do… Continue reading

36/365 Breakfast

A perfect way to start a cold day, maple flavored oatmeal.

35/365 Another view of my Town

The historic center of my town of Sandwich on Cape Cod really is picture perfect. Her is a view of the Dunbar House seen across Shawme Pond. You can see the church spire of… Continue reading

34/365 Still Raw One Year Later

A collection of some of my Mother’s favorite things. One year ago today was truly the worst day of my life. My mother suffered a massive stroke and I found her in her… Continue reading

33/365 A Taste of Spring

With all these warm temperatures I am feeling like spring is right around the corner!