Maura Helped Me Out this Afternoon

Lighting candles at St. Patrick Church near the statue of St. Joseph, Maura helped me out this afternoon. I’d given her a ten as she was headed out the door. Asked her to light five as they’re two dollars each. Take a picture, I called to her. She did exactly that!

The candles will burn for hours in that holy space, throughout the nights. It’s an intention to remember friends and family who are ill, going through a difficult time, experiencing loss snd grief, facing treatment and or surgery, recovering from surgery, expecting a baby. A candle can be lit in gratitude and thanksgiving, too, whatever you believe.

A candle seems a universal symbol for hope. A way to let someone know you are keeping them in your heart. Thanks, Maura.

The five candles Maura lit for me by St. Joseph

Card at a Friend’s House Today

It’s a card from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

My friend had it on her dining room table and it caught my eye so I photographed it to share the message.

It spoke to me.

Silver Wishing Well

Weekly Photo Challenge is WISH


from my charm bracelet from the mid-sixties

A tiny sterling wishing well.  Can’t fit a coin in it.

I wish I could remember who gave it to me.

You’ve seen the bracelet before, I know.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreaming


definitions 3 and 4

a wild fancy or hope

a condition or achievement that is longed for; an aspiration



Not a long exposure photo as suggested by the challenge originator, but I took this picture Saturday morning at the T-Ball game and saw that line of little legs and shoes dangling, not long enough to reach the dirt.

Field of Dreams.  Dreaming of the big leagues, the hits, the runs. A double play.  A perfect pitch. Bases loaded. A championship, a home run, safe.