Thursday, January 5, 2017


The leaves hop, scraping on the ground.
It is deep January. The sky is hard.
The stalks are firmly rooted in ice.
It is in this solitude, a syllable,
Out of these gawky flitterings,
Intones its single emptiness,
The savagest hollow of winter-sound.
~Wallace Stevens

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Master Artist

What a severe yet master artist old Winter is.... No longer the canvas and the pigments, but the marble and the chisel. 
~John Burroughs~

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Scatter Joy

Hope you scatter joy and happiness wherever you go all 365 days of the upcoming year and get the same in return. Happy New Year to you!

New Year's Words of Wisdom

Hold the smile, let the tear go, keep the laugh, 
lose the pain,  look for joy, and abandon the fear. 
Happy New Year dear!

Oh the Year Fades!!

A spirit haunts the year's last hours
Dwelling amid these yellowing bowers...
The air is damp, and hush'd, and close,
As a sick man's room when he taketh repose
An hour before death;
My very heart faints and my whole soul grieves
At the moist rich smell of the rotting leaves,
And the breath
Of the fading edges of box beneath,
And the year's last rose...
~Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892), "Song," Poems, 1830

New Years Wishes!

Hope and faith flower from the cheerful seeds 
of the old year to the sprouting garden 
of the new year's dawn. 
~Terri Guillemets~

Happy New Year!!

Hope and faith flower from the cheerful seeds of the old year
 to the sprouting garden of the new year's dawn. 
~Terri Guillemets~


Happy New Year!!

All The Best And Wonderful Things for the Coming New Year!!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Other Projects

I made many things this year for friends and family for Christmas.  Now, of course, I didn't remember to photograph those projects but I did get a chance to photograph the last couple of things and thought I would share them with you!!

Thursday, December 29, 2016


The silence of a winter morning is sharper than the silence of a summer dawn. The silence of a mountain pass is larger than the silence of a forest glen. 
~Kent Nerburn~