a goose, the gas station & time

My kids gave me flowers & a card this morning. They were really beautiful  (and what they’ve always gotten me, a tradition) I didn’t expect anything else. The hugs that came with them were the best part. My daughter started making lunch while i was reading in the living room.  My daughter loves to cook…

The Gift

In a packed Sanctuary, Destin was bar mitzvahed. Destin blew us all away. Near the end of the service, he read his speech, that he had written by himself, to all of us. Personally, I had no idea that this 13 year old was so brilliant & so far more mature than any 13 year…

a string of broken hearts

oh, we all have them. We all have our first love & we have all had our hearts broken. When we fall in love, it feels like our hearts have grown larger. Some of us have loved only once, others have loved many times. To love…is to trust. Some of us have given our hearts…

streets of gold

i was driving on Highland ave. and the sun had set these leaves a fire. unfortunately i had an appointment, so i couldn’t stop to capture it. after the appointment, i stopped, snapped these with my iphone 6-i think it was worth it.

i ignored you. yet, you thrive

when stressed, i escaped to my gardens. i poured all my love that i could give into it. but this year, i will move away from all i have loved for so long.  i’ve been ignoring my gardens this spring. i’ve not weeded, or taken photographs of the best that has arisen this spring. but…

this is an african violet flower

i posted this flower about three weeks ago, titled, “what am i?” Then my blog broke. This is the amazing part, this one flower was connected to another…like the letter Y, with two flowers at the top of the Y. This wee flower lived for two weeks…as it began to collapse on itself, its twin…

on the 8th night…we got a record player

our last Hanukka gift-to one another-was a cool record player with speakers within, that plays beautifully throughout. did we play Hanukkah songs? nope. we had to have an album to enjoy when the record player came. we picked Mumford & Sons, Wilder Mind. I would think that Mumfords would like that their album reflected the Menorah…

treasure box art

All these origami boxes were made by Maggie Begun, my mother. Each box, in & of itself, is a treasure, BUT sometimes she puts things inside. Sometimes she makes Sculpey (polymer clay) buttons, she tumbles rocks, uses her own fused glass designs to decorate the top of each box. These boxes belong to me, lucky…

delicate deception

this flower looks so fragile, but it is one of the first to emerge from the dirt in spring, strong as an ox. it comes on the heels of winter & has been seen covered in snow, freezing rain, it has held fast in a hard frost…it can handle all this assault from Mother Nature’s…

growing lemons…

this is my meyer lemon tree. he lives on my deck- spring through fall. he comes inside during the winter & a miracle occurs…instead of blooming outside, during all those seasons in the sun, he gives me flowers inside my home. i am very grateful because he smells YUMMY. last time he bloomed, he gave…

art cats

My cats LOVE my art studio. The black cat seldom comes out when the kids are here, but when they are gone, she will find a cool place to take it easy!