Posts filed under ‘beauty’

Wordless Wednesday – Watchful Eyes




a splash of color till Spring provides her own…






March 11, 2015 at 12:17 pm 8 comments

her eyes


violet-blue eyes

always smiling and loving

never faraway



painted at 16

my mom – a self portrait – age 16


February 23, 1944 – December 12, 2004



February 23, 2015 at 3:19 pm 7 comments

the real keepers…

“We believe we hold their lives in our hands,


may the truth be told…

It is they who hold our souls in their paws.”

photo 1

Big Pee and Little Pee

January 8, 2015 at 1:17 pm 22 comments

Wordless Wednesday – on a jet plane…


 flyin’ back home from Arizona {photo taken by Jordan}

January 7, 2015 at 1:30 pm 4 comments

strokes of a pen

. . .

our eyes connected,

a few words spoken,

smiles exchanged…

for the briefest of moments

each one belonged to me.

only me.

. . .

though our time shared was brief,

their time bestowed will live in my forever…

. . .


a few of my prize possessions…Mikhail Baryshnikov, Frederick Franklin, Alexandra Danilova, Suzanne Farrell, Patricia McBride

. . .


One of the greatest classical ballet dancers of all time…

. . .

. . .

January 2, 2015 at 2:36 pm 13 comments

Wordless Wednesday – an unexpected guest




a tiny surprise


December 31, 2014 at 2:57 pm 9 comments

an autobiography


many pairs of shoes

each a different story

chapters of a book

penned with hours of sweat and blood

a once upon a time life



opening nights, first tour, debuts, special events – just a few


December 30, 2014 at 2:57 pm 28 comments

the seventh night



look up

into the

glow of each flame

dreaming upon dreams ~

wishing upon wishes ~

for a miracle to bring

peace and harmony to our world.

humanity may be in trouble

but miracles have been known to occur…







almost a complete set…


December 23, 2014 at 1:33 pm 8 comments

The Nutcracker Act II – The Finale

The Finale

soaring crescendos

all the dancers on the stage

Clara bids farewell


me – Act I – center stage – before the tree starts to grow

The photo above was taken from a special souvenir photo book which was created for the 1981 Nutcracker Season.  After spending my Sunday afternoon digging through boxes, I found this gem amongst many, many other treasures.  This photo was taken in 1979.

I hope you have enjoyed my series of pieces inspired by The Nutcracker Ballet.  As a child, the holidays were The Nutcracker. As an adult, they are very special memories – ones which I will never, ever forget.  Just ask my boys….they hear the same stories year after year, after year, after year…..and it looks like y’all will be suffering the same fate!

December 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm 17 comments

The Nutcracker Act II – Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy


The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy



celesta keys strike


dainty pink pointes enamor


a charming classic



The celesta, an instrument invented in 1886, gets its name for its “celestial,” tinkling sound.  It provides the distinctive music that accompanies the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. It is a struck idiophone operated by a keyboard.  Tchaikovsky is considered to be the first major composer to utilize the celesta in a musical composition – his Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy is the most well-known. (For the music buffs in the audience, Tchaikovsky first used the instrument in a symphonic poem – The Voyevoda in 1891 – The Nutcracker was written in 1892.)

December 22, 2014 at 2:30 pm 4 comments

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