The Last Leaf

... And if I should live to be
   The last leaf upon the tree 
In the spring, 
Let them smile, as I do now,
At the old forsaken bough 
Where I cling.

The Secret

Decide what you want .. believe you can have it, believe you deserve it, believe it’s possible for you

Like the sunset

I decided to offer this picture to my dog, my best friend... 

She's like a sunset and the trees waving goodbye...
She's been with me for 10 years, through good times and bad times...
Now she's gone and my heart is broken, best friend....I will miss her forever!!! 


Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love. 
Author: Billy Graham 

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blades of grass

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Flowers of Maryland

My original painting "Flowers of Maryland"
15"x20" Acrylic on  Aida Cloth

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"Generations pass like leaves fall from our family tree. Each season new life blossoms and grows benefiting from the strength and experience of those who went before." 
Author: Heidi Swapp

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You'll Be In My Heart

Dear grandmother,
You are not forgotten,
Though on earth you are no more,
Still in memory you are with us,
As you always were before.

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True nature of things

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider... every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. -- Martin Luther

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Before Ripening

Nephelium lappaceum, aka, Rambutan...

in a soft grunge texture

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Vintage Summer Texture

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Original Image

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Summer Treat

coffee crumble

Coffee Crumbled ice cream for a hot summer day!!!

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At The Post Office

Processed with Vintage Summer Texture

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Candid Portrait

You can learn many things from a child.  How much patience you have, for instance.  ~Franklin P. Jones

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Out on a Mountain Top

'Twas a foggy summer day and I couldn't even see the horizon, except the greens and red flowers and ooh! they were strikingly beautiful!!!

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Be My Goat!


 Aside from horses, dogs and birds... I also love this creature!!!

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Green Summer Night

I don't know what the name of this plant is... but it looks like an oriental plant... beautiful and calm!


Philippine Cuisine


From Wiki:

Philippine cuisine consists of the foods, preparation methods and eating customs found in the Philippines. The style of cooking and the foods associated with it have evolved over several centuries from its Malayo-Polynesian origins to a mixed cuisine with many Hispanic, Chinese, American, and other Asian influences adapted to indigenous ingredients and the local palate.
Filipinos traditionally eat three main meals a day - agahan or almusal (breakfast), tanghalían (lunch), and hapunan (dinner) plus an afternoon snack called meriénda (another variant is minandál or minindál). Dishes range from the very simple, like a meal of fried salted fish and rice, to the elaborate paellas and cocidos created for fiestas.
Popular dishes include lechón (whole roasted pig), longganisa (Philippine sausage), tapa (cured beef), torta (omelette), adobo (chicken and/or pork braised in garlic, soy sauce, and vinegar or cooked until dry), kaldereta (goat in tomato stew), mechado (beef or pork cooked in tomato sauce), pochero (beef in bananas and tomato sauce), afritada (pork or beef simmered in a tomato sauce with vegetables), kare-kare (oxtail and vegetables cooked in peanut sauce), crispy pata (deep-fried pig's leg), hamonado (pork sweetened in pineapple sauce), sinigang (pork, fish, or shrimp in tamarind stew), pancit (stir-fried noodles), and lumpia (fresh or fried spring rolls).

This post is now linked to:
Little Red House's Monday Mosaic

Mom and Child


Lighting Candles on Easter

Small Angels

I dreamt of small angels when I was a kid...


Angels represent goodness, protection, and the heavenly realm. As a dream symbol they may attempt to focus the dreamer's attention on their own divine qualities and the supportive and loving aspects.

Things You See

black & white



prosperity programming

The truth about this earth is that it is infinitely good, beautiful, nourishing place to be.  We can really open our eyes to the goodness and beauty and abundance that are all around us... we can imagine this world transformed into a happy, prosperous and enlightened environment in which everyone can flourish, only if we are willing to open our minds to that possibility and stimulate our imagination and expand the ability to "have it all".


original image

vintage touch


touch of summer

now linked to:

"Focusing on Angles"  

forsaken house

vintage lime tint and haze

soft grunge

a gift

vintage ochre tint

before and after

minty haze

minty haze effect
before and after

innocent eyes

My favorite model... Vincent!

out in the forest

el niño effect