Archive for the ‘love’ Category

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Valentine’s Day!

A man had given all other bliss,
And all his worldly worth for this,
To waste his whole heart in one kiss
Upon her perfect lips.
~Alfred, Lord Tennyson

the kiss

The Kiss ~ Francesco Hayez, 1859

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happy valentine’s day!

Wishing you a very happy day filled with laughter and love!

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for edward…happy 20th anniversary

e.e. cummings

somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond

any experience, your eyes have their silence:

in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me.

or which i cannot touch because they are too near


your slightest look easily will unclose me

though i have closed myself as fingers,

you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens

(touching skilfully, mysteriously) her first rose


or if your wish be to close me, i and

my life will shut very beautifully, suddenly,

as when the heart of this flower imagines

the snow carefully everywhere descending;


nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals

the power of your intense fragility: whose texture

compels me with the colour of its countries,

rendering death and forever with each breathing


(i do not know what it is about you that closes

and opens; only something in me understands

the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)

nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands

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my ironman

“There is no can’t in ironman” ~ Unbekannt

“If you challenge yourself to finish an ironman, you can do anything.” ~ Unbekannt

Yesterday, while Tropical Storm Irene swept through the Northeast, my husband Edward was competing in his very first ironman…the place ~ Louisville Kentucky…the course ~ a 2.4 mile swim in the Ohio River, a 112 mile bike ride through the beautiful Kentucky countryside and historic town of La Grange, and a 26.2 mile run through the heart of Louisville…Edward crossed the finish line in 14 hours, 35 minutes and 2 seconds…he is now an ironman! I want to dedicate today’s post to Edward…my inspiration, my love, my ironman…

photo taken at sand beach, acadia national park, maine ~ summer 2011

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a look back…

with the royal wedding still fresh in my mind, I couldn’t help but be reminded of my wedding day…thought you might enjoy seeing a few of my favorite photos…I can still remember every moment like it was yesterday…

photos by Marjorie Nichols

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happy valentine’s day!

for me, this photo of my sweet sweet husband and most precious italian greyhounds is love at its best…a moment in time that reflects the pure, unconditional love we have for each other…a happy wag of the tail…a kiss on the lips…a day filled with the ones I cherish the most…

wishing you a very happy valentine’s day

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happy anniversary!

Let me have your heart always close to mine to hear every throb of my life, every sorrow, every joy ~ James Joyce

Today’s post is for my husband Edward ~ we are celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary today! Our favorite things…mimi and bella, laughing, an early dinner at il casale, bar harbor sunrise, acadia national park, morning walks on the shore path, the sunset from our house, san francisco, le cherche midi, our families, just being together…

above, bar harbor, summer 2010 ~ sunrise from our room

above, summer 2010 ~ edward at acadia national park

above, bar harbor ~ edward, mimi and bella

above, bar harbor ~ walking the muffins on the shore path

above, the wooded path across the street

above, a fall sunset

above, san francisco

above, rue du cherche-midi ~ near our favorite restaurant, le cherche midi

'elusia', sur les champs-elysées, dans le viiie arrondissement.

above, champs-elysees ~ romantic memories from our honeymoon

paris photos from Linternaute Paris

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