A gentle heart

A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread – George Herbert

I posted a picture earlier of this amazing plant, a thread agave, but felt that this shot was also worthy of posting. This plant is amazing from a distance and more so from close up.

Thread Agave (Agave Filifera) Allen Gardens, January, 2013
Thread Agave (Agave Filifera) Allen Gardens, January, 2013

I think we dream…

I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time. – Winnie the Pooh

Whether your children are 2 or 22, they have a permanent place in your heart and your dreams.



Invincible summer

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. – Albert Camus

Allen Gardens - January 2013
Allen Gardens – January 2013

Sunshine on a snowy day

As I look out the window, it is very snowy and sunny. I’m sure it is a very cold day, though I won’t know for an hour or so til I poke my head out. I love a clear, crisp wintry day. From inside.

What I truly love, though, are sunny summer days. My hammock and a good book and a view of flowers. So, as pretty as it is outside today, I am thinking more about the summer.

Taken at Allen Gardens, January 3, 2013
Taken at Allen Gardens, January 3, 2013

My funny valentine


Here we are… Valentine’s day number 32. And without question I love you 32 million times more than that first one.

You are my rock, my very best friend, my coach, my comedic audience. You get me and you make me feel important.

You are my every day of the week Valentine.

Today. Tomorrow. And always.