Retro Seaside Sunsets

  “A setting sun still whispers a promise of tomorrow.” ~ Jeb Dickerson ~ Okay, full disclosure, 2019, when these photos were taken, is hardly, at this point in time, a retro year, unless you consider the fact that the year 2020 has most definitely made each year that preceded it feel, in comparison, light…

April’s Seaside Acquisitions

 🌞 “Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.” 🌞 ~ ~Mario Fernandez Things to Acquire in April: 📅📝 Acceptance (a boardwalk run will be even sweeter in the days to come) Peace (the sun will always rise over the ocean, weather permitting) Restoration (A bay-view sunset is sure to restore the soul…See Above) Inspiration (Did I…

April at Home

  “Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam, Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like Home.” ~ John Howard Payne April arrives with awe–inspiring energy. Touches the blooming flowers.🌼 Watches the daisies and sweet pea grow. Openly embraces spring.  Dyes Easter eggs. Buys jellybeans. Believes in Angels. Says a prayer. Sees a…

April’s To Do List

  Arrange Virtual Gatherings 🖥👩🏻👨🏻👩🏻‍🦰👱🏻‍♂️ Plant a Vegetable Garden 🍅🥒🥬 Remember the Rainbow Comes After the Rain🌈 Indulge in Lots of Sunrises & Sunsets 🌅🌇 Live Happily at Home🏡❤

Hello, April!

  [Originally Published (with a few tweaks:) in the Sun by the Sea newspaper…print and online at: http://www.sunbythesea.com “Is the spring coming?” he said…What is it like?”…”It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine.” ~Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden. April arrives in brilliant light. Twirls in the…

An Optimist’s Guide to Spring

“An optimist is the human personification of spring.” ~ Susan J. Bissonette   March makes time for meditation. Learns to be still. Seeks solitary time. Notices spring has arrived. Creates peace within the comforts of home. Warms up seaside. Arranges daffodils. Craves infinite sunshine. Thinks Positive! Shakes sand out of beach bags. Walks along the…

An Isolating Start to Spring

                      “Isolation is a way to know ourselves.” ~ Franz Kafka Hmmm…not sure what I want to know about myself, but here’s Things I’d Like to be True About Myself: I am someone who: Stops to Smell the Roses Opens to the Possibility of a…

Self-Care: Vanity or Sanity?

How do you define self-care during these stressful epidemic times? I’m thinking we need it more than ever. In previous times, however, it got a bit of a bad rap. To discover what exactly qualifies for “self-care,” I consulted Google, the Ultimate Guide to, well, whatever and wherever you require guidance. Turns out, they know…