in a new york minute

As a teen (back in the days of Eastern Airlines wings), I frequently visited NYC.  My childhood friend and her family lived in New Jersey, and our families often combined summers. I have very vivid memories of racing up and down the steps of Lady Liberty. Oh, the days when you could do that freely without security checks. To this city girl, New York will always be a second home.

092418 iPhone, Waterlogue

Although I spent many summers there and visited with my husband and children during the holidays, I’ve always dreamt of an autumn in New York birthday  …a la When Harry Met Sally.

I don’t think the colors will be there like they used to be Octobers ago, but we’ll be there.

plane tickets, check
opera tickets, check
broadway tickets, check
neutrals, neutrals, neutrals, check, check, check

Trip’s still a few weeks away,, so I think I’ll take a little posting break and enjoy the planning.

via pinterest

Back in a New York minute.

i see skies of blue


crowns that get messy
all that is life

and i think to myself
what a WONDERful LOVE

september garden notes
butter yellow has me spellbound
succulents given new life
lovely muted bromeliads call out to me
grace, grace
simple, simple

a very simple secret

091918 iPhone

“Goodbye,” said the fox.
“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

“What is essential is invisible to the eye,” the little prince repeated, so that he would be sure to remember.

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

face it!

every fear and foe
look it in the eye

82618 St Croix, iPhone

watch closely
be amazed
see what happens when you finally fly
really fly
crush the fear of man beneath your feet
remember Whose you are!

I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.
Before you were born I set you apart…

Jeremiah 1:5

evening musing
thinking back to st croix
to so much overcome this year
thank you, Father

gnomes at work

making the garden presentable again

phase 1
phase 2

091718 iPhone

summer’s brutality
succulents fared well
potting bench and flowers not so well

autumn in florida
a second gentler summer


did i mention that i’m loving the simplicity of phone pics these days

it’s a new dawn!

morning coffee
iPhone snap
watercolor app
feeling good coppery vibes


sometimes i am
sometimes i’m not

and it’s all good

because at 55 you no longer need to make the girls’ club

let’s try that again…

because there comes a time when we must give up the struggle to meet the approval of others

“It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life
For me
And I’m feeling good”

Embrace the process and don’t be so hard on yourself, BEaUtiful child. ♥️