Saturday, December 31, 2011

Jacobsburg State Park - Roots, Trails and Green Water

                                                                     Happy New Year!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Jacobsburg State Park - Henry's Woods & Bushkill Creek


                                            I went for a walk at Jacobsburg State Park today.
                                    It was cold enough to see your breath in the shadow of the cliff
                                  and yet warm enough to take your coat off when the sun appeared.

                                   I taught my beloved Norwegian Elkhound to swim in this creek,
                                                                     I missed him today.

                                        The photo is of the Henry Family picnicking in the woods

                                                                            more later...

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


                                           The Holiday is behind me now and I can begin to relax
                                       and think about what I want to accomplish for the new year.

                             The ivory roses were a gift to myself and they are absolutely beautiful.

                                    Sophie received a new ironing board cover for Christmas
                                                     It is her official perch and sleeping place

                            I taught my brother to crochet in August and he presented me with this
                                             afghan for Christmas!  It's my most treasured gift.

                            I also received this amazing knitting book from my other brother's family.
                                                                   The hat is nearly done.

                             Thank you to all my family for their love and generosity this Christmas.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

       "It's not the things you do at Christmas time;
    It's the Christmas things you do all year through!"
                                                                          -Jammy Cahn and Jim Van Huesan

                        A dear friend dropped off a bottle of wine for me with this quote on the card.
                                                  Missing all my family and friends this holiday.
                                                          I'm off to the mountains tonight.
                                                                       Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


bald eagle

abandoned in the wilderness

                                                         a few moments to call my own

                                                       missing my catskills this morning...

Monday, December 19, 2011



                                                 A dogwood tree against the grey sky...lovely

                                          I smelled the paperweights before I noticed the blooms

                                    Today I did laundry and had to rip out the third attempt at a hat

                                                                       fourth time a charm?

                                                                                hope so

Sunday, December 18, 2011


like clouds

tiny forest on a stump

                                                    A very cold camping trip last night
                            Canadian Geese migrating along the mountain chain at midnight
                                              18F by morning...the pond froze overnight

             Back home the late day sun threw shadows like Japanese prints around my bedroom

Saturday, December 17, 2011


It's a grey, brown and toffee colored day.  There were snow flurries this afternoon as I started a pot of chili.  The yarn reminds me of a dark chocolate will soon become a hat.  The little dancing mouse is gouache, colored pencil, rubber stamp and collage on an unfinished wood panel.  It's a silly little thing but it makes me smile.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


It's Wednesday and no rain yet, predicted for tomorrow though.  A glimpse of my fridge door, yarn everywhere and a sesame bagel with veggie cream cheese.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Holiday Lights

There are two ways to light your home
for the Holiday season...

...the under stated

...and the over stated!

Sorry for the blurry quality of the photos, 
I had to dodge rush hour traffic to snap these shots.
Happy Monday.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Staying in Sunday

My sore throat has returned and I decided to stay in my flannel pajamas all day.  I rearranged the board next to my drawing table and finished the terrible little painting.  (At least it's out of my way and I can move on to the next one.)  I'm tired of feeling for another cup of Gypsy Cold Care tea and some knitting.