Memories of Summers Past . . .

A summertime lollipop sticky face. 

Baby woodpecker.

These two brothers from another mother.

Heart-shaped hydrangea.

Hiking at Bear Mountain.


Baby and mama.

Rockin' her 'kini!!

Sunflower in Cold Spring, NY

Our boy Brady.

Megan and Brendan.

Her happy place.

Mr. Bigglesworth.

Fun with friends.

Waiting for the parade to start.

Riding the Cape May ferry.

Daddy's girl.

On the beach in North Carolina.

A special bond.

Digging in the sand.

Senoia, GA.

Pure joy!!

Us.  💕

It's nice to look back on the little moments that may have been forgotten if they hadn't been captured thru my lens.  Sadly, my two older sons don't like to have their picture taken.  Grrr!!

Summer camp is over for Megan so we'll be looking for things to do to keep her busy until school starts at the beginning of September.  I haven't gone school supply shopping yet.  I think I'm in denial that it's only a few weeks away!!  I'm ready for some routine I think.  I'm usually a "fly by the seat of my pants" kinda gal but as I get older I feel like I need more structure.  I'm also ready for some purging of "stuff" that is no longer used and/or no longer loved.  I feel these urges a couple of times a year and it usually happens at the beginning of fall and the beginning of spring.  I have bags that are around the house that I'll fill with things that I want to get rid of as I come across them.  The next step is putting them in the back of the car and then dropping them off at our local thrift store that benefits homeless animals.  It's always such a good feeling when I drive away from there knowing that I've not only cleared out some things that will be used by people who will appreciate them but also helped some fur babies in the process.  Speaking of which . . .

I've been asked, once again, to take photos for the "Clear the Shelters" event that happens this coming Saturday at our local Rockland County animal shelter.  It is one of my absolute favorite events to photograph!!  Shelters around the country waive adoption feels so that people that may not be able to afford them at the moment can go to a participating shelter and bring a new member of the family home for free.  For more info click here .  I'll share some photos of last year's event later.  : )

Have a great week everybody!!

~ Wendy  xo



A Little Saturday Randomness . . .

 Around the yard . . .

 A very happy bee . . .

 A cat wanting to go out . . .

 A garden under construction . . .

 A tree of life . . .

 At the park with friends . . .

 Being goofy . . .

May be getting married someday (according to them) . . . 

 Maybe not . . . 


My sassy girl is staying with her cousins this weekend.  This is only the second time we've left her for more than one night.  My honey and I went out to dinner last night and then he actually walked around Hobby Lobby with me.  Happy wife, happy life!!!  😉

Tonight we plan on using our gift certificate that my son and his girlfriend gave us for our anniversary.  It's a great little restaurant called The Canterbury Brook Inn.  It's in an old house and the atmosphere is wonderful.  If the weather holds out, I'd love to sit outside.  It poured rain here last night and the brook that runs along side the restaurant will probably be beautiful.  Keeping my fingers crossed because there's a chance for rain again here this evening.  Either way, we'll be with each other and that's all that matters. : )

Any special plans this weekend?

~ Wendy  xo

Btw . . .  there's a new post on the private blog if you haven't seen it.  If you'd like to join in with the conversation there, please let me know the email address that you'd be logging in from to go there and I'll add you.  xo