Respect Life 

Since the First Century, The Catholic Church has affirmed its position on abortion. “Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception.”


In 1972, before the United States ruled on the “Roe vs Wade” controversy, the Pope set aside each Sunday during the Month of October as “Respect Life Sunday “.


Although I do believe that in certain cases, a woman should have the right to make her own choice. I do also believe “Human Life must be respected and protected from the moment of conception”.

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Autumn Leaves Gifts

Autumn Leaves Gifts

Welcome to the “Autumn Leaves Gifts” Blog, welcoming the beautiful changing colors of Fall! Featured are a few treasured Gift Ideas from talented “Artisans” of Etsy, Artfire , Indiemade and Bonanza. Clicking on a specific link or item, will take you directly to the particular Shop. Hope you enjoy my choices to celebrate Autumn’s Beauty.

ButterflysAttic – Vintage Thanksgiving Postcards

ShadowDogDesigns – Tree of Life Pendant/BeadedNecklace

PrettyGonzo- Gemstone Beaded Bracelet

AndreaWagnerDesigns – Hand Knitted Brown Scarf

MagdaleneJewels – Autumn Swarovski Crystal Bracelet

WatercolorsNMore – Autumn Tree of Life Pendant Necklace

Daisyblu – Wedding Photo Album

RivendellRockJewelry – Ruby Ziosite Gemstone Pendant/Necklace

CoverGirlBeads – Amber Handmade Glass Lampwork Beads

ChristieCottage – Crocheted Brown Beaded Bib Necklace

KatsAllThat -Autumn Beaded Memory Bracelet

MagdaleneKnits – Autumn Red Newborn Cloche Hat

BootsieBoutique – Young Girls Velvet Holiday Dresses

RSSDesignsinFiber – Crocheted Autumn TableTopper

ClairemDesigns – Fall Pumpkin Felt Candle Mat

LilacCottageCards – Autumn Gift Card Tags

These are just few of the many beautiful Autumn Gifts found on these various sites. ***Please take a second to help promote this “Artisans” on your own Social Media sites….

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Christmas in July – II


It is now 151 days until Christmas; and 5 days left to still take advantage of the many sales during our “Christmas in July” Sales. The many gifts I choose to feature range from Christmas Jewelry to Fine Art; A Vintage Christmas Card and Crocheted Christmas Maryjanes. With most Shops featuring Sales right now, you might just fine that perfect gift to put away for the Christmas Holidays!!



Pretty Gonzo






MagdaleneKnits headband

























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Christmas in July


With only 159 days until Christmas – it is never too late to start Shopping. This “Christmas in July” Blog features many Gift Ideas from the Artisans of Etsy, ArtFire, and Bonanza. Each Seller is offering Christmas Sales with Discounts and/or Free Shipping. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of these “Handmade” Gifts at a great price! #CIJ #Blog #ArtisanHandmadeGifts.

ShadowDogDesigns earrings-swarovski-crystal-jewelry-holiday-gift-women

WatercolorsNmore variety-assortment-5-x

BlondePeachJewelry lucite-flower-necklace-20




MagdaleneKnits fingerless








MagdaleneKnits fingerless


RivendellRockJewelry victorian



****If your Shop is featured, when promoting, use #CIJ #Blog and don’t forget to Promote the other Seller’s and items featured. Thanks….

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2019 NY Botanical Rose Gardens

NYBotanicalGardens: “Candy Cane Cocktail” (Hybrid Roses 2016)

To many, June means Summer vacations; walks along the beach; graduation; but to me the 1st weekend of June means the opening of the “Peggy Rockefeller Rose Gardens” featured at the NY Botanical Gardens, when the Roses are in full bloom.

. “Dark Night” Heirloom Rose

Being one of the most popular exhibits at the Botanical Gardens, each year never seems to disappoint. Last year my Blog took you along my walk of the Rose Garden’s 700 variety of different fragrant Roses. I was amazed that with all the beautiful Roses featured last year, not one of the 650 Roses’ exhibited this year, was a repeat of those I enjoyed last year.

Kardinal Kolorscape Red Roses (Germany 2014)

Kardinal Kolorscape Rose Bush (German 2014)

Last year featured many antique variety of Roses, some dating back to the 1600’s. This year’s NY Botanical Rose Garden’s were a delight of newer species of Nature’s “Fragrant Beauties”!

Peach Rose “The Lark Ascending” (2012)

“The Lark Ascending” Rose Bush

“Grande Amore” Tea Rose

Hybrid “Tea Roses” bear one Rose on each stem. The vast majority of “Tea Roses” are known for their strong fragrance. “Grand Amore” is a standout of the Hybrid Tea Roses due to its exceptional depth of Dark Red color!

. “Scepter’d Isle” English Tea Roses

While walking along the many pathways throughout the Rose Gardens, I tried to capture as many beautiful Roses that were newly planted in this year’s “Peggy Rockefeller” Rose Gardens. Surprisingly, we came across these roses which were left standing after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

It is no wonder that these Pale Yellow/Ivory Roses are an Award Winning Rose. “Polar Express” is known for its classic beauty and strong fragrance. In the second photo, I was fortunate enough to capture this pollinating bee busy at work!

“Polar Express” Award Winning Roses

One of the most famous of Roses is the Pink Cabbage Rose,

“Rose de Mai”. The Cabbage Rose is a Dutch descendant dating back to the 16th – 17th Century.

Pink Cabbage Rose “Rose de Mai” Dutch 16th-17th Century

The next Rose we came across was this French Hybrid beauty, “White Meidiland” Rose, which was first introduced in 1989.

*White Meidiland” French Rose (1989)

As we were finishing up our stroll among the beautiful exhibit of the

NY Botanical “Rose Gardens”, we came across this beautiful

Pink Rose with Yellow inner leaves, honoring “Julie Andrews”.

*Julie Andrews” Rose

These are such a few examples of the 650 Hybrid Roses features along the many pathways of this year’s “Rose Garden” Exhibit.

To view last view’s Blog of the “Botanical Garden’s” click on this link to see more beautiful Roses!

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June Roses

Roses in Bloom

Crimson Pink “Trellis Roses”
“Alexander Girault Rambling Roses

Celebrating opening day of the NY Botanical Gardens –

“Eleanor Roosevelt Rose Gardens

Gazebo at the NY Botanical Gardens – Eleanor Roosevelt Rose Gardens
“Awakening” Soft Pink Climbing Roses
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Spring Roses

My First Roses of Spring

Just remember in the Winter,

Far beneath the bitter snows,

Lies the seed that with the sun’s love,

In the Spring becomes the Rose! …..The Rose

The first Roses from my Summer Terrace Garden!

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The Sun is Up!

The Sun is Up

The Sky is Blue

It’s beautiful and so are you….Beatles

I was sitting under this Tree in Katonah, NY – when I looked up at the perfect sky of blue and saw this brilliant sun shining through – I could not resist taking this photo!

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..And So this is Christmas!

It has been 38 years since the senseless death of John Lennon. Thought this video might remind us of his sense of the World.

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Christmas Time

Welcome to my “Christmas Time” Blog of some great last minute gifts!

With only 3 weeks left until Christmas, I thought I would add a few suggestions for those who still have a lot of family and friends on their Christmas list.

I have chosen a few of my friends from various sties like Etsy, ArtFire, Indiemade, Bonanza, and those who have their own sites! Hope you enjoy my “Christmas” selections!

****For those featured, please take a second to help promote on your own various Social Media sites*****

MagdaleneJewels: Christmas Necklace/Earrings Jade/Siam Swarovski Crystals

Lindab142: Star of David Earrings

LanaMoes Art: Floral Crown Watercolor Artwork

RivendellRockJewelry – Christmas Swarovski Crystals Choker Necklace

BlondePeachJewelry: Christmas Dangle Earrings

Daisyblu: Handmade Christmas Wreath Card

MagdaleneKnits: Christmas White Maryjanes/Headed Red Silk Rose

NancyAndersonDesigns: Red Green Faceted FireAgate Necklace

WatercolorsNmore: Magnolia Watercolor Print

ShadowDogDesigns: Christmas Frosted Lampwork Earrings

PrettyGonzo: Vintage Tin Holly Christmas Earrings

CoverGirlBeads: DarkGreen w Silver Lampwork Beads

PostcardsintheAttic. Star HandmadeChristmas Card

TJBDesigns: Peppermint Key Chain/KeyFob

ChristieCottage: Sleeping Santa ACEO

Paper Simplicity: Quilled Christmas Card

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