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Giraffe Story

A recent visit to Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY, reminded me how much I love giraffes. Do you have a favorite wild animal? A granddaughter requested a giraffe story for her birthday several years ago. I did some research because I wanted the story to be...

Facing the Unexpected with Hope

Now this was unexpected! I planted sunflower seeds during the month of May. Like many flower-lovers, I looked forward to having sunflowers this year. They add a bright and bold accent to the landscape in mid-to-late summer here in New York, and they provide a...

What Do Your Words Say About You?

WHAT DO YOUR WORDS SAY ABOUT YOU? Do you remember the iconic scene in the movie The Miracle Worker, when blind and deaf-mute Helen Keller finally understands that the movements of Annie Sullivan’s fingers in her palm identifies the cool liquid pouring over her hand:...

A NEW BEGINING

A NEW BEGINNING Commencement, new beginnings. We had a lilac bush growing in our yard when we moved in two years ago. It looked, well, pathetic, but it still had leaves, so I wanted to give it another chance or two. This spring I finally told my husband, “Cut it...