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lasting impressions and life goals

In addition to being the 11th anniversary of my blog, yesterday also marked the 10th anniversary of a dear friend’s death.

My friend Elizabeth continues to be one of my personal heroes. 179 more words



The Fairest Blossom

“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.”

– Henry David Thoreau –

“People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.” … 75 more words


Book review and giveaway: One Sip at a Time

One Sip at a Time:
Learning to Live in Provence

(travel memoir)

Release date:
January 28, 2017
at Dresher Publishing

192 pages

Author’s page… 609 more words


Wise Words: Hal Borland

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.


I thought #4

“The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist



Love Your Mother

“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.” 76 more words


“It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. 33 more words