Some woman

I look in my mirror

Haven’t a clue

Who’s looking back at me.

There’s some woman,

She’s wearing wrinkles

From grins,

A touch Of sadness

And such.

I see kind thoughtful eyes

Vividly twinkling

As 4th of July sparklers,

That may come from a life

Still Yearning to learn

Yet, perhaps from a past

That has seen too much.

Kind Regards

and # winning -K


Photography compliments of K of TheBlackWallBlog. Quote from the Motivation app.




Happy Saturday!

I’m imagining

In reality, my New Hampshire currently

Looks like…


On 2/14/2018

I turned 50 for the 7th time.

🙈 😎



It was a time of reflection.

Cher sang… “If I could turn back time.”

Looking back,

I don’t believe that I would.

After all I’ve learned so much throughout the years.

It’s never ending….

I side with Garth…

“Yes my life is better left to chance

I could have missed the pain but I’d have had to miss the dance…”



Two milestones popped up in my WordPress app notifications this week!

Has it really been 2 years?

Have I really shared 500?

As Fleetwood Mac sang…

“If you wake up and don’t want to smile

If it takes just a little while

Open your eyes and look at the day

You’ll see things in a different way

[Buckingham and C. McVie:]

Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow

Don’t stop, it’ll soon be here

It’ll be here better than before”


Kind Regards and believing in you & me -K


Photography copyrighted and compliments of BGage and K of TheBlackWallBlog, 2018.


Tuesday Mind Tools


Start each day reading some inspirational quotes.

I find it frees my mind from worry.

I become more open to hope and aware of the positivity of the day.


Kind Regards and #winning -K


photography compliments and copyrighted by BGage and K of TheBlackWallBlog 2018.

Honesty clause:

Also, part of K’s Snapseed experiment.

How I See It


We all have our own.

Excellent example:

My first husband was 5′ 10″ tall.

I am 5′ 10″ tall. (Truly, I am!).

He always thought of himself as being short, after all his father was over. 6′ as were most of the men in his family.

Me, my father was 6′ tall, BUT all the woman and my older brother were 5′ 8″ or much shorter. Therefore I grew up always feeling tall!

It was how we perceived ourselves.

Who was right?

Does it matter?

Realistically, neither of us were “10′ tall and bullet proof”, but we both felt that way when we met and fell in love. ❤️

Respect for one another’s perception is one of the greatest gifts we can give.💕

Kind Regards and #winning -K


Wednesday’s Wisdom 12/20/2017

A little something from Tuesday’s lunch!

I had a 2017 ornament made for my daughter of the following! Who would have thought 33 years later!

2 generations of “and laying a finger aside of his nose…”

‘It’s the season
for memories, fondly remembering those cherished of the past. A wonderful opportunity to join in, have fun and make new!



Kind Regards and believing in the magic of the season -K

Photography from BGage and K’s box of family photos. Copyrighted 2017.


Vacation colors in Troutman, NC


Each morning, as I took my walk,  IPhone in my pocket,

and for those who know me, my head in the clouds.

I am drawn to the beauty in the sky.

Clouds, sunshine…

Ever changing, always unique.

Morning  pinks!

Each morning I was greeted with the distant  sound of a rooster crowing.

Though I never saw him, each morning, better than an alarm clock,

he let the world  know it was time to rise and shine!


Grayish with pink
One morning as I walked out my daughter’s front door. There was this beautiful artwork in the sky!
Good morning sunshine
Right at my halfway point, I looked across the street. And this is what I saw.
Golden morning
On the other edge of the field were cream colored clouds.
Band of Gold
There it is my band of gold across the sky.
pinks galore
Another day of pink delight!
Fall in NC
The last of the Fall colors. It reminded me of home in New Hampshire.
Decorating for  the Holidays
Oh how Blessed I felt as I helped my daughter & granddaughter decorate for Christmas!


Today,  I am  prepping to fly back to NH.

Hard to say goodbye, tears, hugs, but comfort in knowing

We will soon be together again.





Kind Regards – G’ma K




Photography copyrighted and compliments of THEBLACKWALLBLOG- 11/2017.


What Defines You.

Her childhood was terrible.

At the age of 18

she made the decision

that she would rise above

Anything negative that her parents

could have said or done.

Her thoughts and actions were

her own responsibility.

Her parents could  not change their past.


she had the power to change her own future.

And  did.



So live your life the best you can

Pay it forward,  love unconditionally.

Remember, people are people.

The only person you have control over

is yourself.


Today is the perfect day to

start molding and finding

the path that  helps you to become

the greatest, most beautiful

version of yourself.




Just because you have had tragedy in your  life

It does not  have define who  you are.

Almost  everyone has had to deal

with something that rocks their world.

Your  choice?

Allow  it to make you bitter,

play the blame game


Go through the  grieving  process

And move  beyond it.

It is our reaction to what happens to us

that helps  define  our character.

People experience terrible losses.

As  they go through

the  grieving process,

they have to experience

and feel all the steps it takes to heal.


Feeling anguish, sadness and lost

does not give them permission

to be  unkind to others.

The past  is the past

I have yet to find  anyone who has been

able  to go backwards and redo

what has already happened.

No  one should be held accountable

for days gone by

when they were learning

the dos and don’ts

and  truly believed they

were doing their best.

The  only thing in our control

is ourselves.

What can we do?

Each day strive on being a little  bit

better than the day prior.







Kind Regards and many warm hugs – K



Photography compliments and copyrighted by THEBLACKWALLBLOG – 2017


Lucky to Have You and the Planets too!

Good morning!

Happy Saturday!!


Hard to  believe this is my 466th post.

Our  followers have reached 688!!

We feel darn lucky to have such wonderfully, inspirational

fellow bloggers, writers, photographers and friends in our blog  world.

Just think that most of us randomly stumbled onto each other in this life path

And decided to walk together for awhile.


When my day feels dark,

Full of strife.

A post,

Your like,

Your smile,

A comment

Is often just the nudge

That helps me to remember,

All the brightness in my life.






Yesterday, was relax and play in our pj’s.

As usual I was up early,  I took a short walk and snapped a

picture of what I thought was a star.


It wasn’t!

It was better-

It was the planet




Right now there is a schedule of what planets are showing

for the  next few days, at certain times.

Schedule of Planets in Raleigh, NC, 11 2017

Visible night of Nov 17 – Nov 18, 2017

Mercury: Until Fri 6:10 pm

Venus: From Sat 5:51 am

Mars: From Sat 3:41 am

Jupiter: From Sat 5:25 am

Saturn: Until Fri 7:03 pm

Uranus: Until Sat 4:28 am

Neptune: Until Sat 12:56 am


I really truly never know  what  I  am going  to  learn

When I start to write a blog post.

Usually, I have a basic thought  process to build upon.

Then it  creates  itself.



Thank you for putting up with my randomness of late.

As  Tina Turner sings it….

“You are simply  “THE  BEST”!!

Tina Turner = YouTube link



Kind Regards and feeling grateful  for you – K




Photography compliments and copyrighted by BGAGE and K of












Friday the 13th Myth Or Mindset?

Each day is what we believe

It to be.

Friday the 13th

In my mind

Is a good luck day!
Find that positive.

Black cats are beautiful!

I will admit,

After I have spilled some,

I still throw salt over my



Join me in my journey

Of viewing the muted colors of

Fall 2017 in Vermont!

I didn’t see any

Bad Luck.

Did you?



Kind Regards from  VT – K


Photography copyrighted

and compliments

Of TheBlackwallBlog 10/2017.

Stretch beyond Your Preconceived Limits


Reach out, 

Let your creativity flow.

Stretch your mindset rubber band.

You will create wide open

Spaces of opportunity.

Believe in your own Success.

All it takes is the will

To try,

And you are already





Great News! 

**  We have a new addition
to our photography team!
Welcome JDavis! ❤️

Kind Regards and believing-K




Photography compliments and copyrighted  by BGage and JDavis!


Random Rounds of Self

Funk in

Funk out.

Highs and Lows

Lows and Highs.

Yes u cans.

Can you yes?

Why yes I can!



I can allow myself to see the possibilities!

Stop the vicious circle of fear that,

Goes ’round and ’round in my head.

Hop off.


Okay, maybe a little more,

Rest a minute….

Dream a little dream…

See the sun through the rain….



Oh how many times, must I self talk myself through?

For as long as it takes.

As long as it takes?

That is  correct.

Roger that.

Onward I go.




Kind Regards and # winning  -K




Look up my love, look up,

I am here my love, look up

I’ll be forever waiting 

With open arms and heart

Until then,

Live life, my love, 

Live life!





Time ticks forward,

We love, suffer losses, yet somehow,

We carry on.

We persevere.

Grow stronger from the pain.

Carry that strong belief,

The universe is there for us

As we stroll along life’s path.

We cry in anguish.

We laugh wholeheartedly.

We love deeply, from within.

We live.

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Kind Regards and # winning – K

Photography compliments and copyrighted by BGAGE and TheBlackWallBlog.


Keep On Rolling…

I’ll admit it. It’s been a rough few weeks.

I haven’t been able to write.

No feelings of creativity or inspiration.

I’ve focused on survival,

It was all I could muster.

As I planted a smile on my face

and went to work each day.

Perhaps I was letting go,

Working on accepting what is.

Grief can come in all forms.

I haven’t seen or ever felt

there was a perfectly defined 

set of rules,

for how you make it 


While watching some Hulu last night

Along came a song… 

Exactly what I needed, 

not that I knew what I needed.


My mind, feet and soul  started to dance.

Whatever  was going on,

I am here now.

Happy Saturday to you!


REO SPEEDWAGON sang it loud and so did/do I.  

“So if you’re tired of the same old story,
Oh, turn some pages
I will be here when you are ready
To roll with the changes, yeah, yeah…”

That song, produces pictures of

a time of my life filled with glorious memories…

I heard it last night and discovered

it STILL delivers a special message, meaning

and triggers a quickened heart beat.

(August 4, 2017)

It sparks a fire in my soul!

(Originally released in 1978!)



Unbelievable!  Or is it?

I have said it before and you will surely hear,

or read it from me again.

It’s the seemingly simple things in life,

that appear and help get you through.

No matter where you are,

Lounging on the couch,

Driving down the road…

Life,  inspires you, 

If you allow yourself to be open to suggestion.

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Whether it be the infectious giggling of a child 

in the grocery line behind you.

 A new or old favorite song on the radio.

An unexpected happy ending of a movie,

A call from an old friend,

A sweet bird singing in the branches 

Outside your window, 

Or a neighborhood dog that suddenly appears

Just to say hello.









If it creates a spark of hope,

Quickens your heart rate,

Makes you feel good,

Grab onto it, embrace it!

Tap into the positive energy.

Allow it to help propel you forward.

To place one foot in front of the other,

On your journey  of life.



Kind Regards and

         feeling grateful for a new day – K


Photography of the tree trunk, flowers and the neighbor’s dog- 

Compliments of The BlackWallblog.




Last evening,

I was doing some deep soul searching about how I am handling

what life is giving me. Even wondering if it is identifiable at this point?

What do I do with my uncertainties?

How do I cope, when I want to hide?


Transformation; whether it silently arrives much

like a summer’s soft evening breeze, that barely rustles the leaves

and gently caresses my cheek,

Or MORE like a herd of elephants, trampling everything,  once familiar,

that lies in it’s path…BAM! BAM! It is here! DEAL WITH IT!!

Though the arrival is completely different, both are a metamorphosis.

They are an opportunity.

We can fight or we can accept.

If it feels right go for it.

If it feels uncomfortable, yet is not dangerous to our health

Or true well being, then why not give it a chance.

As if  we truly have a choice…

The only choice I see, is whether or not I choose to

go kicking and scratching or remain calm

and see what happens.

Today is a new day… What will you do with your opportunities?

Last evening’s sunset- Langdon, NH Compliments of BGAGE

What shall I do??

I will take one small step forward and continue on…

Won’t you join me?

Kind Regards and pondering – K


A Black Feather in the Grass…

“Signs, signs, everywhere a sign…


Can’t you read the signs?”


It’s been an emotional week. I’m

Not exactly sure why. I’ve been tired, 

dragging, tearing up at the littlest thing. 

I have made some life changes.

It has been an emotional experience the 

Last few months. 

Perhaps this path I’ve chosen 

Holds a lot of unknowns. 

Funny how things happen, that seem random, but when you look deeper,  they are connected.

 Today, walking my neighbors dogs, 

In my path, there it was. 

A long sleek shiny perfect black feather. Hmmmm…

“Siri, what does it mean when you find a black feather ?”

Black Feather MeaningThe following is an excerpt from The Meaning of Feathers chapter – Black Feather Meaning – Available NOW through Amazon HERE

A healing is taking place. Your body has felt depleted of energy the last few days, and this gifting is to show you that your thoughts and prayers are being answered. Have faith and trust that you have been heard. A new adventure is on the horizon. You are being guided to let go of past hurts from an old friend. The energy of forgiveness is needed for you to move on. Forgive and let go. Allow the energy of healing to surround you. Breathe in new energy. Breathe out the past.

Affirmation: “I am surrounded each day with positive energy. Positive energy surrounds me and permeates from me. I give out good vibes and I get back good vibes. My body and mind are completely healed”.
You are being healed on every level of the body, mind and soul. Your energy is being heightened and a much needed healing has taken place. You are being asked to let go and let God, Universe, Spirit to lead you now where you need to be. You have done enough. It is time now for you to be looked after. Have faith that that is happening. Let go of the need to control life. Be at peace.

Affirmation: “I am filled with a peaceful energy. With every breath I take I trust and have faith in the Universe, God, Spirit. The Universe, God, Spirit guides me to the place of love and healing. I love my life and am so blessed and grateful for each and every day. I am alive with life and life is alive through me”.



Kind Regards and 

        feeling grateful- K

Things that connect us…

"Everything is connected. The wing of the corn beetle affects 
the direction of the wind, the way the sand drifts, 
the way the light reflects into the eye of man beholding 
his reality. All is part of totality, and in this totality man 
finds his hozro, his way of walking in harmony,
 with beauty all around him."
Tony Hillerman, The Ghostway

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Travel, Faith, chronic illness, nature, family, friendship, tradition, war…

Your thoughts?



Kind Regards and

walking my path -K