It has been a year….. A Dedication to Bernice

The Absence of You


It has been a year…..
Your smile and laughter is still so infectious
It continues to bring everyone overwhelming joy and peace
Your wisdom and kindness will always be remembered
For years to come
Down through the generations of families and friends
Your stories
Your history
Will be passed and retold as if they were new
Every touch of your hand filled with tenderness and love
That will radiate and impact so many lives and hearts
Where it will remain forever
It has been a year…..

RIP Grandma … I miss you.


This Was Actually An Accident

_MG_8812 Catcus Flower

Hello OLTL Readers! This photo was taken a few ago along with yesterday’s posted photo. The funny thing is that this was not the intended image. Purely accidental, the background was darkened due to the camera settings and became an unexpected surprise. I will be sure to take note of the settings next time for replication.


A Mother’s Love…

Happy Mother’s Day OLTL Readers!!

A Mother’s love

Flower of a Dogwood Tree

A Mother’s love is something

that no one can explain,

It is made of deep devotion

and of sacrifice and pain,

It is endless and unselfish

and enduring come what may

For nothing can destroy it

or take that love away . . .

It is patient and forgiving

when all others are forsaking,

And it never fails or falters

even though the heart is breaking . . .

It believes beyond believing

when the world around condemns,

And it glows with all the beauty

of the rarest, brightest gems . . .

It is far beyond defining,

it defies all explanation,

And it still remains a secret

like the mysteries of creation . . .

A many splendored miracle

man cannot understand

And another wondrous evidence

of God’s tender guiding hand.


– Helen Steiner Rice

May you all have a wonderful day!!


Visiting Honduras

Hello Everyone!!
While on our 7-day Carnival cruise, we stopped in Honduras for the day. I awoke at 6:30 am to get a photo of the sun rising. To my surprise it was extremely cloudy and clouds threatened an outpour of rain. I was a bit disappointed but the remainder of the day made up for that.  As we pulled into the port, we saw a partly sunken ship that must have been there for years. IMG_7025It was said that no one was allowed to snorkel in or around the ship without facing legal action as it was deemed a historical site.
After breakfast, the sun made an appearance but it still remained somewhat cloudy for most of the day. We visited an animal sanctuary and butterfly where I captured my favorite photos of the trip!
Honduras Exoctic Garden Flower After a Sprinkle

Shell Ginger Flower after the rain

Resting Butterfly - Honduras

The only butterfly to stay still long enough to be photographed.

Here's looking at you kid!

Hey, are you looking at me?

Pipe down! I'm trying to eat here, buddy!

                                               Wanna share my snack?

A Beautiful Macaw in Honduras

What a view from up here!!

Wanna Talk?

Knock Knock…



Visit my Flickr photostream for more photos taken in Honduras!!