This and That


Life is good; life is wonderful.  New

neighbors are moving in.  A new puppy

is trying its walking legs.  All wobbly, floppy.

Here and there when it walks.  Circled


around my legs and licked my hand this

morning.  Conversations of all sorts with

neighbors. A substitute mail carrier stopped

to chat of a recent vacation to Maine.


This year’s garden is lush and full after

all the rain and warm days.  Already enjoyed

a pot of collards, green beans, and tomatoes.

The Montauk daisies are taking over the


front garden.  They wait until almost when

the first snow falls.  Then they have lovely

white blossoms in abundance.  From early

spring with tulips, we have many-hued


beauties to feast our eyes upon.  Life

is good.  Mother Nature blesses us.

Saw a Monarch butterfly, hummingbird too.

An assortment of bird houses hang around


the property.  The various birds sing to

us and flit about.  They seem to have an

inner clock.  Our family of snakes do not

like excessive heat but will sun themselves


on the garden wall out front.  They live

under our front step.  Our herb garden needs

tending.  I renew fresh zinnias for our vases.

The colors bring smiles of contentment.


Finally saying goodbye to the mulching mower

which has served its purpose.  Now, we

yield the lawn to the pros who rumble

in on riding mowers and make light the work.


Can’t complain.  Life is good.  Working on

a new Ave Maria to sing at church in a couple

weeks.  Music is food for the soul.  Our

gardens provide beauty for our spirits.


Time to kick back, sit in the rocking

chair on the front porch and relax.

We watch the young neighbors play.

Life is good!  Yes, life is grand!


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12 Responses to This and That

  1. Ernst-Arno Bode says:

    Liebe Mary Ann,
    eine faszinierende Kollektion von beeindruckenden Aufnahmen. Natur kann so wundervoll sein. Auch in alltäglichen Dingen steckt Naturfaszination. Alles Liebe und Gute ,vor allen Dingen Gesundheit wünschen Dir Liebe Mary Ann und Deiner Familie
    Euere Lilly und euer Arno

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  2. Darlene says:

    I love all the colours in your garden. Yes, life is good.

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  3. cindy knoke says:

    How beautiful & idyllic!

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  4. Lovely words and photos!

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  5. Beautiful… Life is grand and God is so good! ❤ Sending lots of love your way, Mary Ann. xo

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  6. balroop2013 says:

    I love the pictures that match your words Mary Ann. This pink flowers are heavenly!

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