Friday, May 20, 2016

Friday Shoot-Out: Open

These pictures were taken at Freedom Park in Medford, NJ.  Medford, NJ is located in Southern New Jersey which is quite different than Northern New Jersey.  Southern New Jersey is closer to Philadelphia than New York and has an altogether different feel than Northern New Jersey.  Often, they seem to be different states entirely.  Freedom Park has a playground for children and gazebos to sit under with tables and chairs.  Also, as you can see in the pictures, Freedom Park is dog-friendly.  There is even a huge section that is a dog park.  Included in this section are creeks and ponds that dogs can go in.  My dog, Leia, is not particularly fond of the water so she did not partake in that aspect.  However, she loved being around the other dogs!  Leia has just started a blog herself

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Picture and poem

Absorbing sunlight
Into my bones, a warm syrup
Sinking slowly in.

Monday, August 4, 2014

McAfee's Knob, Virginia

At the top of McAfee's Knob in Virginia...part of the Appalachian Trail. I did not find the hike easy but for an experienced hiker, it probably is not that hard.  The view was well worth the work to climb the mountain.  We also spent the night on the mountain after the hike.  We slept well after all that up-slope walking!  

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

3 Sentence Book Review: "Sister"

I recently read a good book called Sister by Rosamund Lupton. For any Law and Order SVU junkies, you will be entertained by this book. The writing was also well done.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tour of Vineland

It's been awhile but I am back!  It has been a hectic few months so I was not able to keep up with blogging.  Here are some pictures of Vineland.  I moved to Vineland a few years ago to be with my husband who grew up in Vineland.  To me, it is the perfect balance of country and city.  Hope you enjoy!

Here is the road I take to work.

I passed by this "door to nowhere" in Vineland all the time.  Unfortunately and for unknown reasons, it is no longer there.  I am glad I captured it on film!

Here is the little playground/park near where I live.

 This sign is near Giampietro Park, near to where I live.  It is a great place to relax.  There are many duck and geese that hang out in the lake there.

One of my favorite things about Vineland is every once in awhile, I will come across a field of sunflowers.   
And, of course, there are many trees in Vineland. 

Hope you enjoyed the tour of some of my favorite things about my town.  Check out more or share your own tour at

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Endurance Haiku


droplet vibrates, strong
wind rippling shadows, one
leaf, unbroken stem.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

In the City

In the City

In the city, he tries to come clean
get lost in all the noise,
the cacophony like a Greek chorus
gone mad.

The shoosh of the subway
slides into the station,
her whispers remain against his ear
her voice like the whip of a flag
waving over a foreign territory.
Her body lying still, covers her thoughts
like a soft sand.

He finds his way up the stairs,
the buildings stare down at him
like sentinels guarding some secret
of a lost age.

How huge and small he feels
as he finds his way among the dead
faces, he's never felt more awake
or more

A clogged artery

the dog that barks at night
the sidewalk has failed.