Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Signs Signs Everywhere Are Signs!

And who actually reads them?


Makes me smile.


~~~

xoabb

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Serenity


Coming together is a beginning;
Keeping together is progress;
Working together is success.

~ Henry Ford

Perhaps our political parties could...well...
Oh, never mind!

~~~

xoabb
(sigh)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fun with Dora



One day last week, Dora and her entourage hiked through the dog park to pick up Connor-man from his school, which just happens to be on the other side of said park. Before we all walked back to her house, Dora insisted that she and Connor have a good old game of ~chase~. Needless to say this required an ginormous amount of barking on Dora's part - and a lot of laughing on our part. I do believe Connor had bit of fun as well!

And for the one of you who hasn't read this,
do go here. Bet you'll just laugh yourself silly!

~~~

xoabb
Laughter...the very best medicine!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ghost



I am the ghost of times gone by
With reminders of what is true
I am the ghost of storms gone by
Always reaching out for you
I am the ghost of memories past
Can you remember what is true?

~~~

xoabb

Friday, November 12, 2010

Turkey Tree


Last post/photo of my turkeys for while, I promise! I love my little point and shoot camera for just about everything except sometimes at dusk - it just doesn't always capture the beauty or luminosity of the evening sky. It was much more beautiful than that photo shows. BUT, you can easily see the turkeys on standing on their nightly roosts.

It's the weekend - well, almost - have some fun!

~~~

xoabb


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Turkey Run


Every fall around this time, my turkeys return to their sleeping tree. And they sleep there, through any and every kind of weather until it's time to make baby turkeys in the spring. I cannot imagine a more uncomfortable place to get some shut-eye. Then again, I'm not a turkey, so what do I know.
I never get tired of watching them do their running take off and then flumber (that's a cross between fly and lumber) to their tree. Kind of like a big awkward jumbo jet. Don't know if it really shows, but that last turkey managed to crash into a tree limb right after take-off. He still managed to make it to the tree, thank goodness. I would have hated to have had to fish him out of the pond!

~~~

xoabb
just loving the seasonal changes!

It's Veterans Day
Go shake the hands of the men and women
Who have served or are serving our country and
Tell them THANK YOU from the bottom your heart!

And thank you, soldiers, from the bottom of MY heart.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Neighborhood Signs

My Kind of Candidates...



At least they're appropriate for the office they ran for...


And My Kind of Political Signs...
Passé...Crumpled
Only made better if they're in the garbage...
Election day is over, my friends!

And may the elected be very wise ones...(sigh)

xoabb
expect anything!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Sunday Serenity



Shhhhhhh....
I'm sleeping!

~~~

xoabb

Friday, November 05, 2010

Just One More...I Promise! Really, I do!




I promise this is the LAST sunset I'll ever post.
Well...at least until the next week...

~~

And now for some last of the leaves of autumn loveliness

Salt marsh and the last day of beautiful autumnal trees



Golf course bathed in evening light


Through the limbs
Beautiful (but not as much as last year - shh, don't let those leaves know!)


Nature's stained glass window


The changing seasons
There's such beauty to behold
Each and every time

~~~

xoabb
beauty!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Autumn Light & Our Danny Boy


I just am blown away by the gorgeous skies we've had this fall in Connecticut. Can't remember the last time they were this consistently day-by-day beautiful. (I guess that's making up for the leaves not being quite up to last autumn's spectacular glory.)

Every morning I drive to school it's all I can do not to pull over once or twice or three times to take a picture of the wonderful morning light! Of course, I can't pull over because I'm already five minutes late to work...darn! Wish I was a morning person!

~~~

For the first time since we've lived here, no one was home for Trick -or- Treater's. New beginnings I suppose. But there was a good reason.

My hubs and son (George Sr. & George III - aka Bly) spent the weekend in Houston visiting with our Dan Doyle - a young man whose family is close to all of we Blystone's, and is one of Bly's dearest friends. Though most of you don't know his story, it's one that should be shouted from the rooftops because it is so very inspirational. Danny was on vacation in Cancun when he dove into the water, hit a rock and was damaged beyond what any 26 year old young man should be. Since July he has been fighting the good fight to get back to an independent life. TIRR in Houston, far from his Northeast home, but where he's constantly been surrounded by his people, has been his key. That, of course, along with Dan's incredible sense of being the ultimate people-person. Never ever has he met a person he doesn't know and like...and who doesn't like, no love, him back.

George the older and George the younger came back with many wonderful stories of good times they had, inspiring moments, tearful times, and memories that will never be forgotten. I picked up the two Georges from LGA and then, in honor of Danny, we traveled to Don Peppe's in Jamaica, Queens, NY to partake of a meal at his very favorite restaurant in the whole wide world. (One of his friends that had also flown in for the weekend had gone there to get Dan his beloved baked clams and fried peppers just before getting on the plane to fly down.) Must say his favorite baked clams really were the best the three of us have ever had. Dan, when you get back, Don Peppe's is where we're all going! Can't wait!

Amazing and sometimes horrible the curve balls life sends our way. I can't imagine having the where-with-all this young man and his family has had to confront this blow - and that they're turning it into the most on-going positive thing it could possibly be. I'm just so very thankful for every bit of support that has been continually sent their way. And that we're a part of their lives. Oh hell...

o danny boy o danny boy we love you so...

~~~

xoabb