• photography,  pics

    Point & Shoot

    For my birthday last week I got a fantastic new camera that his been on my wish list for quite a while. A fab Olympus PEN. Isn’t it cute? I’m still learning the ropes with it and I think I will be for quite a while. Excuse me while my blog turns into my own personal photo album while I take up my new hobby. I’ve always been a closet photog. Please bear with me.

    pen collage 2

    Any new hobby you’re thinking of taking up?


    All the best,


  • my view,  photography


    Happy Friday! Time to take that slow ride to RelaxVille.

    Commuter 1

    My thoughts are with just everyone this week, casting a wide net,

    but especially those in Boston and Texas.

    Here’s to a much better and more peaceful week next week.


    All the best,



    image by me fm on my phone.

  • housekeeping,  photography

    Oh Deer!

    So I was washing dishes yesterday and looked up for a moment and check out what I saw out my kitchen window. A little visitor came and apparently she or he wanted to pose for pictures. So photogenic!




    Have a Happy Thursday!




  • my view,  new york,  photography

    On Park

    Glorious day in this city this weekend so I took some quick pics to take the place of my words. I just love this view of Park Avenue always a favorite of mine, no matter how many times I see it it still always makes me smile. I do miss when this was the Pan Am building though.





  • photography

    Bathing Beauty

    I had my first visitor to the birdbath the other day. Too bad the water froze over again overnight. I’ll be so happy when Spring springs for real up our way.


    Oh well I hope it’s warming up where you are.


  • my view,  photography


    Happy Friday!  I hope you all are doing great at the end of this snowy week for so many for us. Looking at the piled high drifts of snow and feeling the chill that now seems like it will ever go away I just can’t stop my mind from wandering to some warm far away isle.

    I hope you enjoy your day and have a few warm day dreams.

    Oh and please join me tomorrow for a little celebration!



  • Books,  contests,  my view,  photography

    We have a Winner!


    Hello Monday! So who’s snowbound today raise your hands? I sure am or at least making myself. No way am I driving today.

    Here are a few pics of my birdbath at the beginning, during and now the early morning, from the big after Christmas Snowzilla 2010.


    I hope you all had a nice Christmas and Santa was good to you. Thanks to all of you for the Blogiversary wishes and all who entered my book giveaway. And thanks to random number generator the big winner is…..

    Spaz aka Pamela!Yay!! Congrats Pamela. Please email me your info and I will ship those books off to you. Thank you so much for commenting.

    I hope you all have a great week!



    heart image from here
  • celebrations,  my view,  photography

    It’s A Blogiversay & Merry Christmas!

    Hello folks today I’m celebrating and not just because Christmas is almost here but because today is my 3rd Blogiversary!

    So Merry Christmas to all of you and Happy Blogiversay to me! Here is a little pose from me and a couple of real Rocketts. Can you guess which one I am? Let’s just pretend I’m in Rocketts shape and not in jeans and my ratty oversized sweater shall we? Ok, thanks.


    To celebrate I’m giving away the cheer and having a giveaway. One lucky commenter will win this 10 pack of books from MY bookshelf from super fab romance authors.

    So please leave a comment saying whatever you like as long as it’s nice you’ll be in and hey, if you like pass the word on Twitter or something, it’s just good Karma I think. The winner will be picked on Sunday night.

    Thanks so much to all of you, my blog friends for following me these past years. I can’t believe it’s been 3 years. I truly feel like I’ve developed some true friendships which seems so odd but I know it’s true and I thank you all for being here and coming back. This is a surprising and lovely resting place.

    Best and with love,


    and the Jackster too!!

  • my view,  photography

    First Fall

    Overnight we had our first snowfall of the season that brought out the plows and gave a covering on the holly tree outside my window. I’m thankful that it wasn’t enough to give a snow day and the twins are off to school today. Though I’m sure they would not say the same.

    Have a good one and stay warm where you are.