myself and everything else

My day, my dreams, and a few other things.

Something about my Mozzie dog makes me smile, she always sticks out her tongue. I found her standing on the side of a rural road when she was a pup about 2 1/2 years ago, I knew she had been dumped, she was very afraid and hungry at first but ready to be loved. Mozzie has grown into a fine loving dog who protects her home with a loud deep bark and is always ready to play.
I love my Mozzie.


March 24, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a Comment


It’s March and thinking of flowers from last year, how I missed them so.

Today in my part of Indiana the sun was shining and temps reached 63 degrees, I could smell the spring in the air.

Now to wait patiently for colors of green, pink and yellow.


March 11, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

Little yellow flower…

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Sometimes life can be so beautiful it amazes me.

Flowers in spring come to life to remind us we are getting closer to the end, little yellow flower reminds us to live.

December 22, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

Midnight Sun…


Smokey night with dreams, thoughts of stillness, forever.    Moonbeams shining the way, comforting to sleep.


Midnight Sun...

June 20, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a Comment



Large lake with waves

takes my breath away

tears fill my eyes for you have inspired me

to grasp life,  to feel alive.

Thank You

Lovely Lake Michigan
Lovely Lake Michigan

July 8, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

Dream for a day…


To sleep at night is to dream for the day

for only wishes and wants can’t go away

for the night my dreams fade to colors

for daylight my dreams fade the reality

March 6, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

A new toy…

Nothing like getting a new toy.   Let me rephrase that,  nothing like an adult getting a new toy.

Yes, I bought me a new toy,  a lovely Canon Rebel EOS Rebel T3i, not sure what the T3i stands for but it is so cool.  I have always enjoyed taking pictures, it brings me joy.   I started out many years ago with a basic little 35mm, then a small digital camera, then a few years ago a more advanced point and shoot digital camera.   Now I have the big daddy a true d-SLR camera, like the professional photographers use.

For the last two weeks I have attempted to use this camera, first I used the auto mode just trying to understand how my new toy works,  then last few days I have attempted to use the programmable mode, which means you have to set some of the settings to take a photo. I figured out yesterday and today that I have no idea what I am doing,  managed to take a few photos that look decent(at least decent to me).  So now I’m off to find an online basic photography class.  I really need help,” what the heck is aperture and shutter speed anyways?”   I thought I kinda new what I was doing but I am humble enough to admit I don’t have a clue.

So now I will share a few of my beginner photos with my brand new toy.  I promise to keep practicing.

My Maggie

My only geese

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February 23, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

try (to make an attempt)


excitement of dreams to come soon

excitement to try, even if…

even if it turns out not entirely right

oh the excitement to try


February 7, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

A year without a chicken?


Well it has begun, a whole new year.

I have been down for the last few weeks, I thought well maybe it was due to the new year beginning and just feeling sad about life but the little light bulb in my head went off and I realized why I have been feeling so blue.

I miss my chickens.  One week before Christmas this past year some little critter found a way into my chicken coop and managed to kill all my chickens, my guinea and my duck.  Yes, I am making a sad face right now!   I really enjoyed taking care of our little farm animals.   We had been raising these chickens for over three years, it’s funny how you develop a bond and how a routine is formed when you are raising animals.

I do enjoy where I live and I do enjoy seeing all the wildlife that lives around me but if I would have caught that critter in the act it would have not ended well for him or her.  This is part of the price you pay when you live out of the city, there are risks but I would not trade it for anything.  I do love living with wildlife around me for they bring me joy.  I love raising chickens and other little farm animals for they bring me joy also.  So now I will wait to see if we can repair or build a new home to raise chickens in again.

To a new year and new beginnings.

January 9, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a Comment



up from depths they will climb

angry from words no one should have spoken

reaching above the hate, the looks

fighting to become one

one to be respected

one to honored

one to be valued

up from the depths

alone in the climb

never alone in the fight

December 27, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

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