Thursday, February 9, 2017


Life is like a Mirage
 that vanishes during the
cruel business of everyday life. 
No matter our circumstances

 or our talents, 
WE are meant to be Whoever
 we are at this
moment in time. 
Looking back, we see the stepping stones we

have traveled, which represents our failures
and successes, our tears and fears, our pain and our happiness. 
These stones of our Emotional self make us the Person

who stands alone. Except we are never alone because
God  stands beside us. He does not expect a perfect person 
but a strong person who has Faith in him. 

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Come Spring

Can't wait till I can look out my living
room window and see the Japanese Magnolia
in bloom. You see, on the way to deliver
my Daughter, in February the street was lined
with Pink Magnolias trees. My Mamma was in
the cab with me saying how beautiful the pink
petals are blowing everywhere. It's a sign of a girl.

Starving for some color,
enough of the
white stuff.

Where are the crocus?

Last spring I passed a 
cafe with sign saying
"Come Spring".
 All summer,thought to myself, wonder why they didn't
open. Then fall came and a friend said "Lets lunch at
Come Spring". I said they aren't open yet,the sign is still 
there. Then I learned that was the name of the cafe. 
 Who knew?
Ben Williams wrote History of Union Maine.



grape Hyacinth

Bridal wreath


I want to put them
in the house they
smell so nice.

Paper whites.  "COME ON SPRING"

Now my Daughter is back maybe
she will go with me to the flower
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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Remember 1935 and World War Two?

I remember that Sunday
 morning Pearl Harbor was Hit,
The Neighbors were running up
the street and hanging on fences
 talking and crying to each other

After that we has Ration stamps
 for Gas and food, people had
Victory Gardens, Women were
Canning everything.
    Bombshelters  were being dug.

Here's the books Mamma
had in the
Kitchen Drawer.

Then our scrap drives the kids went all
over  Looking in barns garages for metal
and rubber, news papers.

I remember this Poster.
Loose Lips Sink Ships.
Like the over seas letters
we got that every other line was
blacked out.

There was the black Market we were
told to tell our parents if we saw
 something funny.

They were trying to keep prices down
at the Grocery stores. Rising Prices
were bad.
Well That's the way I remember it all.

Castles in Ireland

Lord Mt. Battens Castle, and Ben Bulben mountain in the
This is down the coast road
by my Grand Mothers cottage.
In Sligo Ireland.
West Coast facing America.

for Sligo

Lislary in the region of Connaught 
is located in Ireland - some 
121 mi (or 194 km) North-West of Dublin,
the country's capital.

below is Ben Bulben Mt from Rosses Pt beach

Below is Coney Island you drive there in the ocean.

 Below is what my GrandMother's
 looked like no roof no taxes.
Also it was 1/2 block from ocean and had 3

foot deep rock walls You could sleep in the window sill.
There were huge Cauldron Iron pots
a wonderful fire place, slate floors and wicked tall grass with
edges like razor blades. Lots of rock walls in front of the house.
Inishmurray, County Sligo, Ireland - Abandoned Island; great place for a hidden wizarding home!Hidden Wizards, Dreams Places, County Sligo, Islands Photos, Wikimedia Commons Andrea, Emeralds Isle, Eerie Abandoned, Abandoned Islands, British Isle

Castle Dunluce was originally built in 1500 by the McQuillans,
who came from Scotland in the 1200s as hired mercenaries
and built the castle around 200 years later.                    
McQuillans held the castle for about 55 years before
it was taken by the MacDonnells,
who came over from Islay in 1554. They still own the castle,
but now live in Glenarm.
Dunluce was taken by force from the McQuillans by
Sorley Boy McDonnell after the Battle of Orla in 1565.  
It’s said the McDonnells covered a bog with rushes
and stationed a few men on firm ground, fooling
the McQuillans into charging into the bog. Over
a 100-year period, the castle was besieged on numerous
occasions by the English.

The ruins of Menlo Castle sit on the banks on the River Corrib in Galway.
 The castle was built in this strategically important location 1569 by the Blake ...

The ruins of Killaspugbrone church lie at the most western 
Church was founded in 5th century by St. Patrick.

and relates to the original church which was founded by St Patrick
 in the 5th century. Coolera native Bishop  the 
son of a local GaComments are welcomeTelic chieftain and companion of St Patrick.

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If you love Dogs watch this.

If you Love Dogs
you will love this
True story.

I have seen this movie
3 times and it is fantastic.

This is a very moving
Dog story, Get a box
of Kleenex.

Richard Gere is wonderful

For years, Hachiko used 
to wait at Shibuya train
 station for its master,
 a professor at the 
University of Tokyo. 
Even after the professor died,
 the dog went to the station to 
wait for his master every afternoon
 for a decade until he finally died.
My Dog lost 20 pounds after my Husband died. I really believe this. 8 months later
I put his four wheeler out of work shop to sell. My dog sat next to the bike all day
 and I had to get a friend to carry him inside. I will never love a dog like my Thor.
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Masquerade #88

Masquerade #88

Winter Deers in Maine # 89

Winter Deers in Maine # 89

Nun in St. Augustine #90

Nun in St. Augustine #90

Abe # 91

Abe # 91

Teddy Roosevelt # 92

Teddy Roosevelt # 92
unfinished still working

FDR # 93

FDR  # 93
Franklyn D. Roosevelt

Duke Himself # 94

Duke Himself  # 94

Yorkie # 95

Yorkie # 95

Poodle dog # 96

Poodle dog # 96

Boxer #97

Boxer  #97

Boston Terrior #98

Boston Terrior #98

what's Cooking? # 99

what's Cooking?    # 99

Cocker # 100

Cocker # 100

Mr. Hobo # 101

Mr. Hobo # 101

Mr. Pug # 102

Mr. Pug # 102

Where are You? # 103

Where are You? # 103

West Point # 105

West Point  # 105

General Eisenhower #106

General Eisenhower #106

Rockland Strand #104

Rockland Strand #104

General Geo. Patton # 107

General Geo. Patton # 107
WW 11

Gen.l Douglas Mac Arthur# 108

Gen.l Douglas Mac Arthur# 108

Abe #149

Abe  #149
Took it's toll

Russian Samovar # 150

Russian Samovar # 150
Russian Samovar # 150

sheep heading home #151

sheep heading home #151
sold to Dan and Liz Finberg

Liberty Belle Farm #152

Liberty Belle Farm #152
my old farm for sale

My Thor #153

My Thor #153
Thor at Christmas

Winston # 154

Winston   # 154
Bull dog blue ribbon

Penobscot Indians camp # 155

Penobscot Indians camp # 155
Penobscot camp Maine

After the ball # 156

After the ball # 156
oil in board framed for sale

Belted Galloway # 157

Belted Galloway    # 157

autumn in Maine # 158

autumn in Maine # 158
Autumn in Maine

October # 159

October  # 159
Spruce head , in october

Maple Syrup #160 sold

Maple Syrup  #160 sold
Party in Maine- sold

Ravens sold #161

Ravens   sold  #161
Ravens are here

Some headache # 162

Some headache # 162
Why Me? Sold June 2016

Cassa Blanca's sold #163

Cassa Blanca's sold #163
cassa blanca's sold Schupack

Albatross # 164

Albatross # 164

Southern Magnolia # 165

Harrington Cove # 166

Harrington Cove #  166
Harrington Cove

The Endeavor # 167 #167

The Endeavor # 167                           #167
The Endeavor On harrington cove

Russian Cossacks #168

Russian Cossacks  #168
Cossacks Three

Fishing boats # 169

Fishing boats # 169
2nd Prize Winner - Lobster Festival Art Show - Rockland Maine - Summer 2008

Three Guy's in a Dory # 170

Three Guy's in a Dory # 170
Three guys in a Dory

The Babe # 171

The Babe # 171
Babe 16x20