A Bubble Light

A Bubble Light

Sitting by the light of the Christmas Tree- the Antique bubble lights make little pinging noises!!! One of the Many Sounds and Scents that make the Holidays Bright!!! Merry Christmas!!

The Bird Tulip- a flower of Hope for all my unknown Friends!

Late Thursday night  or early Friday morning actually.

Two days before the Spring equinox 2011.

The Wind is whooshing around the bare branches – the Super Moon is High in the Sky- there is alot going on in Our World.

Everyone- ALL of  YOU- US- are on my mind tonight….maybe it is the wind that brings these thoughts of US together?

I send you all a flower- a  Tulip- photographed by a soft lovely pool of water.

The pine boughs  that hug the bank, catch the water as the winds dip the branches into the restful green of Peace.

Peace to all of you my fellow Humans-

I know not who all of you are- but my thoughts are with you as if we were the best of Friends.

In some ways we are best of Friends…

I am praying for your Safety…for your Courage….for your Success in all you Dream.

Thank you for Opening  your Hearts to One Another — For  Helping  One Another

Follow your Hearts to a Better way – A kinder way

Angels Be with you ALL…..Love Bev

A ButterFly- disguised as a Caterpillar!

As I was walking down my drive this lovely September Saturday – I spied in the early morning Sun- a very interesting looking Caterpillar trying to look like a flower stem!

I had my trusty mobile phone in hand….

( I still can’t REALLY fathom I can take a picture with my phone and then send it to my wireless laptop computer and then send it all on to you good folks…BUT…..I digress)…..

And got down to ” BUG level” to see what I could see…

What a dapper looking Future Butterfly !

All sleek neat and shiny black body with two shades of lime green rings and sunny yellow dots symmetrically adorning the pre- Chrysalis stage of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly-

THIS is even MORE fascinating than the phone/camera technology!

The METAMORPHOSIS of the Butterfly….
Stop to ponder if you will…
From little eggs..
to larva …
to Caterpillar..
to Cacoon …….to BUTTERFLY!!
And sometimes the Caterpillar sheds and grows a few time before it cacoons!!

That is about 5 costume changes in less than a growing season!!!

The Black Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar diet includes Queen Ann’s Lace- of which I had plenty growing in my yard this year-

Wild Carrot- Lunch for Swallow Tail Caterpillars


much to the dismay of the neighbors…
and the police…

who said my yard had “weeds” and was a health hazard
……and charged me with a non traffic violation…

I plead not guilty-
and am in a “compromise” process with the Magistrate-
to save some of the meadow/ and wildflowers…which is a good thing.

But I feel  sad for all the caterpillars that I mowed over as I had to “clean up” the Queen Ann’s lace/aka weeds to  keep everyone else happy….
But what about keeping the Caterpillar happy and safe..with a food source and a home ?

What an amazing thing this Caterpillar can do- Metamorphosis-

I hope man can do the same  someday soon….
Metamorphosis…….
from the attachment to mowing grass!

A Grand Dame with Great Danes – A Tribute to my Mom

A Great Dame with Great Danes

This is a photo of Bernice Ann Kaminsky Nutt-my Mom.

Mom is dressed in her favorite riding shirt and jodhpurs.

Of course you can’t see the jodhpurs because of the team of Great Danes she is hugging.

Mom loved dogs and cats and birds. Mom loved all creatures great and small. She taught all of her offspring to be kind and compassionate to all living beings- even bugs.

Mom taught me all sorts of wonderful and useful things about life. I guess that is what moms do- teach their offspring how to keep going by giving them skills to survive. Like not to wear white after Labor Day and to eat fruit everyday.

I was so lucky to have a woman like Bernice Ann Kaminsky Nutt as my mother-because she really cared about showing her children the simple pleasures and magic in the world.

Mom taught me to listen how the rain sounded falling on the leaves and the trees. Mom also reassured me that thunder was just God and the Angels bowling in Heaven. I remember how she would open a window after a storm and exclaim how clean everything smelled!

Mom showed me what the words endurance and determination meant by sifting through miles of snowflakes in search of a lost birthstone ring. The little purple gemstone was eventually found in the middle section of a large Snowman a week later.

Mom celebrated all the seasons with such joy- Spring was her favorite  season because the daffodils were showing up along with the new Sears catalogue. We would sit for hours and dream about what outfits we would like to order.

Summers were filled with planting flowers, visiting my cousins and planning our annual trip to the beach. Momma loved the Ocean-She would cry tears of Joy when we arrived and cry tears of sorrow when we left. Every night would find her sitting vigil on the balcony, just listening to the surf.

My Mom had the most wonderful smile, sunny Blonde hair, and Blue eyes the color of Heaven. She had delicate strong hands that tied shoelaces, wiped tears and sewed ballerina costumes into all hours of the night.

I love my Mom so much and have been so blessed to be able to enjoy all that she was willing to share. The gift of looking at life with such a child like view- even as an adult- is the greatest legacy she could have left with me.

My wish- to honor my Mom- is to continue to carry that child like wonder while looking at life- forward.

At least I have the Dog Hugging part down- B

Buster at the LAzy B

Like Mother Like Daughter