Author Archives: maryannniemczura

Spellbound!

The sheer quiet beauty and peacefulness of that first snowfall blanketing the earth tugs at my heartstrings. Kids bundled up play in the cold white landscape. The kid inside me longs for those Massachusetts childhood days of sledding and building … Continue reading

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Climb on the Buckboard!

Joining the ranks of Wild West cowboys we only knew from books, we moved from Massachusetts to Colorado as three young sisters with a fourth on the way. We donned Cowboy boots, hats, square dance skirts, and moccasins too. We … Continue reading

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Gratitude’s Étude

November means gratitude Gratefulness for friends and food, for family interludes with colorful Autumn-hued leaves and flowers – all valued. Nature brings beauty, exudes. You’d might conclude, we are cued: Thanksgiving of plentitude.

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Over Lunch

There is nothing better than meeting family and friends over lunch where conversation abounds. Shared love: spoken and unspoken via smiles, nods of understanding, reminiscing past times and memories. Stories told. Names forgotten and remembered. It is the same around … Continue reading

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The Mystery Rider

Went to have the car serviced and noticed this really cool motorcycle. I thought “this is ME.” I should test drive this beautiful machine! As I sat on the big tricycle, I thought I should buy it and take some … Continue reading

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He Loves Me; He Loves Me Not

Your inner strength and beauty made me fall in love with you. Understanding without words, a hug, eager lips. Stolen moments together, no sense of time, we drank in love. Those first minutes engraved such sweet memories. A love that’s … Continue reading

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Dolce Autumn

What a warm, beautiful day! Garden beckons me to play. I peruse the interplay: greens, pinks, whites, reds:  a bouquet: colorful communiqué; happy, joyful escapeway. Birds singing, musical way. Interplay garden, sun’s rays. Today I tried my hand at a Welsh … Continue reading

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