Thursday, May 31, 2012


The sun streaming through the trees is a beauty like no other.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


I love my mother 
as the trees love water and sunshine - 
she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights.  
~Terri Guillemets~

Feel Better Mommy.
I Love You.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

One Friend

Give me one friend, just one, who meets the needs of all my varying moods.
 ~ Esther M. Clark~

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

More than an end to war,
 we want an end to the beginning of all wars -
- yes, an end to this brutal, 
inhuman and thoroughly impractical 
method of settling the 
differences between governments.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt ~

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Happy 12th Birthday Sarah!!!

Happy  Birthday
I can not believe that my little girl
is 12.
You are such a 
wonderful, crazy, awesome, neat,
crazy, quirky, and amazing
Thank you for being you 
in all you do and all you are.
I am so very proud to call you
My Daughter!
I Love you more than you could 
ever know.

Life isn't about finding yourself. 
 Life is about creating yourself.
~George Bernard Shaw~

Friday, May 25, 2012

What You See

Some people see a cactus.
Some people see a crooked green pitchfork.
Life's all about what you see.

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Home is a name, 
a word,
 it is a strong one; 
stronger than magician ever spoke, 
or spirit ever answered to, 
in the strongest conjuration. 
 ~Charles Dickens~


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Left Turn

I knew I shoulda taken that left turn at Albuquerque!
~Bugs Bunny~

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I will stick with my Tofu

Recognize meat for what it really is:
  the antibiotic- 
 of a tortured 
~Ingrid Newkirk~

Monday, May 21, 2012

Life Finds A Way

"If there is one thing the history of evolution has taught us it's that life will not be contained. Life breaks free, expands to new territories, and crashes through barriers, painfully, maybe even dangerously, but, ah, well, there it is.....Life finds a way"
~Dr. Ian Malcom~
~Jurassic Park~

To every single nerd (like myself) who is reading this:
Did you hear Jeff Goldblum in your head?

Sunday, May 20, 2012

For Every Day

For every day that there is sunshine,
 there will be days of rain,
It's how we dance within them both
 that shows our 
love and pain.
~Joey Tolbert~

Saturday, May 19, 2012

National Salad Month

Yesterday we celebrated our 2nd annual National Salad Month: Vegan Edition.

With a tasty fruit salad of strawberries and bananas, green salad with ranch, a southwestern three bean salad, spinach salad with a raspberry vinaigrette topped with tofu, , and the most amazing vegan potato salad ever; we were happy diners!

Such a tasty dinner with good friends.

Grab yourself a tasty salad and enjoy national salad month!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Out of Nature

Each flower 
is a soul blossoming 
out to nature.
~ Gerard De Nerval~

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Open Your Eyes

Open your eyes to the world.
See what is beautiful.
Change what isn't.


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Stratum upon Stratum

The earth is not a mere fragment of dead history,
 stratum upon stratum like the leaves of a book,
 to be studied by geologists and antiquaries chiefly,
 but living poetry like the leaves of a tree, 
which precede flowers and fruit - not a fossil earth,
 but a living earth;
 compared with whose great central life 
all animal and vegetable life is merely parasitic.
~Henry David Thoreau~

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Great Art

Great art picks up where nature ends.  
~Marc Chagall~

Monday, May 14, 2012

What You Are

If you are loving, 
if you are friendly, 
if you are helpful, 
the World will prove loving 
and friendly and helpful to you.  
The World is what you are.
~Thomas Dreier~  

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

From our Happy Hippies to yours!
May your Mother's Day be filled with love and joy!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Key to My Destiny

My will shall shape my future. 
Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own. 
I am the force;
 I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. 
My choice; 
my responsibility;
 win or lose, 
only I hold the key to my destiny.
~ Elaine Maxwell~

Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Birthday Mommy

I miss you.

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom, for me and you
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

I see skies of blue, and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, dark sacred night
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

The colors of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces, of people going by
I see friends shaking hands, sayin', "How do you do?"
They're really sayin', "I love you"

I hear babies cryin', I watch them grow
They'll learn much more, than I'll ever know
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

Yes, I think to myself
What a wonderful world
Oh yeah
~Louis Armstrong~

Thursday, May 10, 2012


Count the garden by the flowers, 
never by the leaves that fall. 
 Count your life with smiles 
and not the tears that roll. 
 ~Author Unknown~

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Determination to Live

I suppose the pleasure of country life
 lies really in the
 eternally renewed evidences of 
the determination to live. 
 ~Vita Sackville-West~

Monday, May 7, 2012

Be like a Flower

Be like a flower
 turn your face to
 the sun.
~Kahlil Gibran~

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Hear Their Voices

Pausing to listen to an airplane in the sky,
 stooping to watch a ladybug on a plant,
 sitting on a rock to watch the waves crash over the quayside -
 children have their own agendas and timescales. 
 As they find out more about their world and their place in it,
 they work hard not to let adults hurry them.  
We need to hear their voices.
  ~Cathy Nutbrown~

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Meow Meow the Small and Mighty

A cat is not merely diverted by everything that moves, 

but is convinced that all nature is occupied exclusively with catering to her diversion.

~Francois Auguste Paradis De Moncrif~

Friday, May 4, 2012


If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche,
that must have been left behind in the Sixties, 
that's his problem.
 Love and Peace are Eternal.
~ John Lennon~

Thursday, May 3, 2012


Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes.
~Author Unknown~

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Life is huge! 
 Rejoice about the sun, moon, flowers, and sky.  
Rejoice about the food you have to eat. 
 Rejoice about the body that houses your spirit. 
Rejoice about the fact that you can be a positive force
 in the world around you. 
Rejoice about the love that is around you. 
 If you want to be happy, 
commit to making your life one of 
~ Author Unknown~ 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Aubrey wasn't feeling well this week.
Feel better sweet wonderful doggie!
I love you!