Angel Oak Park


“My kids are starting to notice I’m a little different from the other dads. ‘Why don’t you have a straight job like everyone else?’ they asked me the other day. I told them this story: In the forest, there was a crooked tree and a straight tree. Every day, the straight tree would say to the crooked tree, ‘Look at me…I’m tall, and I’m straight, and I’m handsome. Look at you…you’re all crooked and bent over. No one wants to look at you.’ And they grew up in that forest together. And then one day the loggers came, and they saw the crooked tree and the straight tree, and they said, ‘Just cut the straight trees and leave the rest.’ So the loggers turned all the straight trees into lumber and toothpicks and paper. And the crooked tree is still there, growing stronger and stranger every day.” – Tom Waits

I love Tom Waits music and his mind!! – Lola


(Photo of Angel Oak Park on Johns Island near Charleston, South Carolina, courtesy of Pinterest. The tree is estimated to be 400-500 years old, and so beautifully strong and strange.)


Awaken – 10 words



I lick my lips

In anticipation

of springtime

and you.


“I believe, every day, you should have at least one exquisite moment.” – Audrey Hepburn


(Picture courtesy of Pinterest)


Happy New Year 2018!!

These are not my words, but my sentiments as we start a brand new year!

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 “For what it’s worth…it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules… We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you’ve never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start over again.” – F Scott Fitzgerald

I hope you choose joy and seize every chance to build memories friendships and a life to love and cherish!! Cheers to the New Year🍾 ~Lola






“You belong among the wildflowers
You belong in a boat out at sea
Far away from your trouble and worry
You belong somewhere you feel free.” – Tom Petty


(Picture courtesy of Pintrest)


Sunday Sunset ~ Vesper

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Brilliant colors
Herald the night
With it’s magnificent
Transformation, into
A sky, ripe with stars
For all to wish upon


“I am restless.  Things are calling me away.  My hair is being pulled by the stars again.”  ~ Anais Nin


(This photo is my own , and one of many treasured sunsets ~ Lola 🌺)


Bloom – 6 Word Story

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~Your adoration is my consolation prize.~



The flower bloomed and faded. The sun rose and sank. The lover loved and went.
– Virginia Woolf, Orlando


(Picture courtesy of Pinterest)