Thursday, January 1, 2015


Another fresh new year is here...another year to live!  To banish worry, doubt, and fear.   To love and laugh and give!  This bright new year is given me to live each day with daily grow and try to be my highest and best!  I have the opportunity once more to right some wrongs, to pray for peace, to plant a tree, and sing more joyful songs!   ~William Arthur Ward~

I am going to try my best to do all the above.  Have a very Happy New Year and  may God bless each and everyone of you.   Madeline

Thursday, December 25, 2014


                                       Merry Christmas

Christmas wishes tried and true I'm sending now, just for you...a little love, a little cheer, and wishes for a great New Year!  Hope Santa brings you gifts galore with more surprises still in store.   May all your Christmas dreams come true and may God's blessings be yours too.   ~Author Unknown~

Christmas is a holiday for friends, however they may be, or not, related.  Remember that the three wise kings were strangers in search of one remote, uncanny dream.  So may we all be for more than we seem, together bound for dark and haunting changes, more lovely for the loves we have created along the lonely paths from means to end, stumbling towards the star of Bethlehem.  ~Nicholas Gordon~

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all. 

Sunday, December 21, 2014


"On the first day of winter, the earth awakens to the cold touch of itself.  Snow knows no other recourse except this falling, this sudden letting go over the small gnomed bushes, all the emptying trees. Snow puts beauty back into the withered and malnourished, into the death wish of nature and the deliberate way winter insists on nothing less then deference.   Waiting all its life, snow says, "Let me cover you."  ~Laura Lush~

Monday, December 1, 2014


"December finds himself  again a  child even as he under goes his age.   Cold and early darkness now descends, embracing sanctuaries of delights.   More and more he stares into the night, becoming less and less concerned with ends, emblem of the innocent as sage restored to wonder by what he must yield.     ~Nicholas Gordon~

Sweet December

Sweet December my light, my ember the end of September, October, November.   ~Author Unknown~

"I heard a bird sing in the dark of December a magical thing and sweet to remember.
"We are nearer to spring than we  were in September.  I heard a bird sing in the dark of December.'
~Oliver Herford~

Have a wonderful month of December my friends.   Madeline

Thursday, November 27, 2014


The turkey is in the oven the table is set for the 19 that will be here at my house for lunch this Thanksgiving day.   I have much to be thankful for.   Hope you all have a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving at your house. 

Saturday, November 1, 2014


"November comes and November goes, with the last red berries and the first white snows.  With night coming early and dawn coming late, and ice in the bucket and frost by the gate.  The fires burn and the kettles sing, and earth sinks to rest until next spring."    ~Elizabeth Coatsworth~

Friday, October 31, 2014


                  ~Sandra Liatsos~

There's a goblin at my window, a monster
by my door.  The pumpkin at my table
keeps smiling more and more.  There's a
ghost who haunts my bedroom, a witch
whose face is green.  They used to be my
family, till they  dressed for Halloween.

Hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


"There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October."  ~Nathaniel Hawthorne~

"October's the month when the smallest breeze gives us a shower of autumn leaves, bonfires and pumpkins, leaves sailing down - October is red and golden and brown."
~Author Unknown~

"October gave a party; the leaves by hundreds came.  The chestnuts, oaks, and maples, and leaves of every name.   The sunshine spread a carpet, and everything was grand, Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band." ~George Cooper~

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


It definitely feels like the first day of fall.   The thermometer on my front porch reads 56 degrees this morning.   I already have some leaves falling and lots of acorns.  Looking forward to seeing the leaves turn their bright and beautiful colors.  When the leaves start to fall in earnest  I am even looking forward to the raking and burning that my daughter and I will be doing.  I do not need the central air or heat on another thing I like about this time of year.   Have a blessed and wonderful day.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Today is citizenship day.   All of us who are citizens of this wonderful country should be thankful for the freedoms we have and thankful for the men and women in the armed forces who put their lives on the line for us every day.  I ask each and everyone of you to pray that this country stays strong like our founding fathers wanted.  God Bless America.

This day also would have been my husbands birthday.  He would be 80.  It seems just like yesterday I had him with me.  I have lots of good memories of our time together and I know I will see him again.  I know he is now longer suffering and is in a better place. 

I wish I could post pictures but I still have not found out why I have trouble posting pictures.  I guess I will just have to post without pictures.  

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Let us not forget what happened 13 years ago.  Planes flying into the twin towers in New York City, the Pentagon and the plane down in the field in Pennsylvania.  I remember where I was when I heard the news.  Do you?  I pray every night for God to keep this country safe and strong.  Remember those that were lost in the above  mentioned tragedies.   GOD BLESS AMERICA.

Monday, September 1, 2014


"By all these lovely tokens September days are here, with summer's best of weather and autumn's best of cheer."   ~Helen Hunt Jackson~

"Try to remember the kind of September when life was slow and oh so mellow.   Try to remember the kind of September when grass was green and grain so yellow.   Try to remember the kind of September when you  were a young and a callow fellow. Try to remember and if you remember then follow ..follow,   oh oh.
    ~Lyrics by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt~

Today is the first day of September, Labor Day,  wishing every one a safe and happy holiday. 

Friday, August 1, 2014


August, with its clouds of scented blooms,
August, with its great stacks of giant clouds,
August, with corn plants standing like a row of soldiers,
August, with watermelons , full and heavy, dozing in the sun,
August, remember swimming in the lake?
August, remember baby Alice daintily eating berries from the vine?
August, remember Rickie playing with the goat?
August, remember Donald  practicing on his new saxophone?
August, and its lightening laced sky,
August, and newlyweds Pat an Chet decorating  their first home,
August, and Billy the brave, Billy the fearless, on his two wheeled bike,
August, and shimmering memories hanging like drops of dew,
August the bountiful,  August the full,
August, mamas hot, but smiling, over a platter of succulent roast chicken,
August, daddy mixing her a frosty mint julep
August, blessed harvest of memories.
       ~Mary Nayhlor~

Friday, July 4, 2014


Wishing everyone a happy and safe 4th of July.  God bless you and God bless America.  God bless all those who have served and are now serving in our armed forces keeping us safe and able to live in a country that is free.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Shifting away from June's bud to leave dandelions scattered in the yard this dawn of July marks the end of a lie a lie from the past season for a strong reason.  In July robin will make herself shy and cover her reddish breast with her celestial bird crest then flap her wings to fly close against the sky. I want to kiss July and make July lasting forever in beauty but not ephemeral.   I will preserve July on my canvas and with magic brush so that she will be enthralled and blush.  I will paint July with charming colour so that she will be captured in delight and her soul enraptured because my heart is in July.
     ~Niji Chrys~

"We go in withering July to ply the hard incessant hoe;  panting beneath the brazen sky we sweat and grumble, but we go."
           ~Ruth Pitter~