Wednesday, March 16, 2011


The six points symbolize God's rule over the universe in all six directions.
Through the Jewish people's long and often difficult history, we have come to the realization that our only hope is to place our trust in God. The six points of the Star of David symbolize God's rule over the universe in all six directions: north, south, east, west, up and down.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Popping Up

Signs of Spring are popping up everywhere!!

I just love to watch things come alive!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Just Monkeying Around

This past week we had the chance to go to the Central Park Zoo.

I love watching monkeys!!

When I start watching them for too long I get a little freaked out!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011


I recently took the kids to the the Crayola Factory. While they were creating I was looking outside the window and saw these very colorful doors.

The doors of wisdom are never shut.
Benjamin Franklin

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Walt Disney

A clever, imagination, humorous request can open closed doors and closed minds.
Percy Ross


Monday, February 28, 2011

Florida Sunset

I  just returned from a week long vacation in Florida.

While there I enjoyed a very nice sunset, which I thought I would share with you!!

Monday, February 7, 2011



by JaNel Lechner

My love soars upon the wings of a cherub.
So precious, wings fully extended gliding
gracefully torwards you.
Circling around inching closer and closer to you.
Its wings closing, encasing your body
in its gentle warm embrace.
Angelic voices whispering in your ears,
about unconditional love and beauty.
The Heavens watchful eyes guiding you
to peace and tranquility.
Before the Cherub leaves, they tell you
how love is forever, a spiritual bond
And my love will always be true to you...

Getting ready for Valentine's Day!!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Stone Grist Mill

Today the kids and I took a ride our to Lehighton. On the way home I stopped to take some pictures of the mill. I love going to this mill.

This stone grist mill was built in 1800 by Bernhard Fenner. It replaced an earlier mill built of logs by Jacob Brinker around 1750. From the Fenner family the mill passed to a relative by marriage, George Snyder; then to Romanous Snyder; and from him to William Snyder. It ceased active milling operations in 1954. The mill was next acquired by Eugene Haller, who sold it to Karl Hope. In 1974 Mr. Hope gave the mill to the Hamilton Township Board of Supervisors with the stipulation that it be used for only historical, cultural, or governmental purposes.
The mill was powered from McMichael Creek which is contained by a dam just to the side of the mill. There is an old railroad brdge that runs over the dam area and provides a great viewing point of the mill and the rushing water beneath. The mill was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in May 1976. In 1989, Hamilton Township received a sizeable contribution from the Robacker Estate for the restoration of the mill. The Hamilton Township Supervisors engaged Gus Roof, a millwright, who restored the millworks to a working 1700’s condition.

The field by the Mill

The house across the street.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


The Winter's Spring by John Clare
The winter comes; I walk alone,
I want no bird to sing;
To those who keep their hearts their own
The winter is the spring.
No flowers to please—no bees to hum—
The coming spring's already come.

I never want the Christmas rose
To come before its time;
The seasons, each as God bestows,
Are simple and sublime.
I love to see the snowstorm hing;
'Tis but the winter garb of spring.

I never want the grass to bloom:
The snowstorm's best in white.
I love to see the tempest come
And love its piercing light.
The dazzled eyes that love to cling
O'er snow-white meadows sees the spring.

I love the snow, the crumpling snow
That hangs on everything,
It covers everything below
Like white dove's brooding wing,
A landscape to the aching sight,
A vast expanse of dazzling light.

It is the foliage of the woods
That winters bring—the dress,
White Easter of the year in bud,
That makes the winter Spring.
The frost and snow his posies bring,
Nature's white spurts of the spring.


Monday, January 31, 2011

Skytop Lodge

Tommy and I had a little date this weekend.
To read more about it click here. 

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sites!!!

Through the branches.

Skytop Lodge

Hiking path

The stream

The forest of trees


Texture of algae on the tree


Indian Falls

I didn't even know that these falls existed.

I could have sat here for hours while the snow was falling.

I can't wait to go back in the Spring, Summer, and Fall!!

Hope you had an enjoyable weekend!!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A Rose is Just A Rose

I went to the store today and noticed these pink roses and I thought I would treat myself.

Now, I have no reason not to stop and smell the roses!!

Have a Happy Day!!