Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Monday, October 8, 2018

So Sorry

I struggle to write.

Thank you, everyone, for your special words, encouragement, and friendship.

A miracle if I bounce back
always believed in miracles
but may not happen

Told last week
my immune system was shutting down

struggling too even move

So many things I believed in my life
not happening

Hospice has been called in

So sorry for my family
and do not want to linger like this

I will say
the mind is still fine.

A lot of help arriving
but never wanted help doing the things I love....

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Busy Family

Granddaughter Sarah is in Nashville
A 10 mile run with optical' s along the way.
and she was successful.

A strong young woman who is a chef

One of my younger granddaughter's
today was the beginning of viewing colleges.
Seems like yesterday they were sitting in my Jamie's lap on my screen porch.

Time continues to go by at a rapid pace.
and that new great-grandson
is always smiling
A busy year
for my family,

Friday, September 14, 2018


I need to realize that at the moment
do not need to be on the computer.

Posted this image on Instagram
or rather
tried too
and son's head not in the picture :)

A memory picture, maybe my Jamie can correct.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018


Special words on a rainy Sunday from
Cate at "Beyond the Fields We Know."

When the journey we are on presently seems to be over
remember there is no real end

There may be journeys within journeys.....

Sharon Blackie   "If Women Rose Rooted"

It is now Tuesday afternoon
a cool day.

The image on my header is a picture taken by my Jamie last Sunday
on her visit to the country.
I love it
seems the old Buddha which my son brought here from his yard 10 years ago
is blending into the tree.

Jamie, thank you for using your camera when you made a visit.

Friday, September 7, 2018

A Blessing

My first grandchild and granddaughter

sent me this picture

My great-grandson

he is beautiful at 8 months

they all are.

So happy to receive this image

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Baby Hummingbirds

Baby Hummingbirds
are so tame

This image was taken yesterday,
Missing my Callie but she is in a good place with Jamie's family
I cannot trip over her
and I wonder
does she remember me :(

Arthritis in right hand
and I have never had there before
sure is a painful right hand

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Praying Mantis

I cannot take credit for this image
the fact is
last night my special helper  who arrives some evening and what would I do without her
opens the outside door and calls
come quickly with your camera
I grab cane or walker and so slow
grab the camera, open the door and say
I can't make it outside
I hand her my camera
you take the picture of the Praying Mantis
I have been watching for
so what a wonderful picture
she has 2 eyes and one ear
I read a lot of information
and she eats her male mate
after mating
no comment
my special helper of 6 months
she is the best
and I thank her for these images on my front porch
Doctor appointment
this early morning.