Resilient Hope

img_5593As I read in

about the sweet little birds 

pictured above and below;



“The black-capped chickadee is a small, nonmigratory,

North American songbird that lives in deciduous and mixed forests.”




It’s “nonmigratory trait”  brought to mind:



A thought to carry within our hearts

            as we enter into another New Year…


“Love’s grandest gift is

Presence, not presents.” – K




Kind Regards and Happy New Year to all – K


(Photos copyrighted and compliments of L.G.B.)




Celebrate- YOU!



Perhaps, today’s a good day

To relax, revel in your own joy 

Of the now,



Just where you are at.


Take a sanity break

‘Cuz, continuously

Running round in circles

Makes ya dizzy

And what’s the use of that?


Breathe deeply and enjoy

Sit back, and take a load off.

Celebrate your success,

For all that you have done

You put forth the grandest effort,



How far that you have come!




Kind Regards and celebrating “our” existence- K



52 Weeks Of Thankfulness #6

I am thankful for the 4 seasons in New England. 

Having had the wonderful opportunity to have lived in Oregon and

Arizona, though I embraced their unique beauty,

My heart  still belongs to New England.

Fall is my favorite,

Spring comes second

and Winter and Summer tie for 3rd.


**Shared via  pics of our New England backyard 

along with a couple of Zen to Zany’s

thought provoking prints…


**Pictures are compliments of L.G.B –

aka: “Mr October” in the 2017 AGCO Calendar.

 Check it out if you have a chance.

Sorry, it’s his prize winning photo, not him in his Speedo… smirk.






Keep moving forward one step at a time…. 








Kind Regards and feeling ghoulishly thankful- K



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At twenty-two her mother’s 

Faith filled blue eyes

Had grounded me.

She was my saving grace with

A reminder that her life, was

More precious than my own.

She, a tiny being that within me

A seed planted had been nurtured

When she arrived, oh how brightly

The sun had shown.

And I vowed to be the best mom

A gal could ever be.


When I was twenty-five

He came along and showed my why

Little boys steal their mother’s heart.

His deep brown eyes so trusting

And his little hand that reached out

Had me smitten from the start.

And again I knew

He and his sister were the best things

My heart would forever call it’s own.

And I vowed to be the best mom

A gal could ever be.


Many years have passed

As our lives continued on.

Nothing can prepare one

For playing the parent’s role.

No matter what path they take

The good, scary and possibly

Some brief forgotten moments

That proved I’m truly brave.

Their childhood and mere existence

Continue to let me know

That unique feeling

I am blessed with, the

Best things in life,

As I’ve watched them grow.



As time’s early beginning

Ancestry’s continues on,

Like baseball’s seventh inning.

A grandchild comes along

Your heart which you think is

Already, Oh so full.

Grows itself another love layer,

Held with the mightiest

And tiniest stitches that

Nature has ever sewn.




And to think it all started with

A tiny little girl and boy

My heart will forever call it’s own.

 Kind Regards- G’ma K






















Daily prompt Graceful

Parting is such…

Thoughts on Monday…

It’s 3 am eastern standard time.

One more day than back onto the plane I go. My visit has gone so quickly.

I’m  sitting  on the front porch, surrounded by darkness tap tap tapping away on my daughter’s laptop. (A real learning curve for this G’ma)!

Sipping coffee, listening to the night sounds, crickets,tweets, chirps, hoots and a few neighborhood dogs barking in the distance.

A few early risers whiz by heading off to wherever it is they go this time of day.

Some are off to a local Nascar garage, work never done. I just saw a truck pulling a car trailer.

I wonder which team(s)?


My vacation visiting my loved ones is almost over.

I have embraced special moments, captured so many yet never enough

memories on my camera to hold close to my heart after the trip home.

The bright side!

What a GREAT time to start planning the next trip. 🙂



We want S’more, please!!



Kind Regards and feeling blessed  – K



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