Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift. 

~ Albert Einstein


Christmas Cactus

This is our first Christmas without my grandmother here in physical form and we miss her. But, her beauty lives on in her Christmas Cactus which is covered in blooms bringing color and life to this season of new family traditions.  I also have her favorite amaryllis about to bloom on my dining room table. What a lifetime gift of the love of growing things both of my grandmothers bestowed upon me. 



Never once in my life did I ask God for success or wisdom or power or fame. I asked for wonder, and he gave it to me.

~ Abraham Joshua Heschel



As Mother's Day approaches I am grateful for the women who shaped me into the wild woman I am. I miss my grandmothers terribly today. I wish they were here wagging their fingers at me urging me to be all that I can be - holding me to high standard of strength while being womanly and doing what needs to be done. Thank you for role modeling what a strong integral woman looks like. Thank you for showing me how to give love to your family. I am so blessed for the gifts you shared with me and the memories of our lives together.  And thank you for loving me unconditionally.


Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth.
~ Rumi