New Beginnings


like inhalation and exhalation
is the inflow and outflow of sea to land
blessed with light as a new day rises

another breath, and another, and another
a continuum, yet a new moment each
each a gift, each a fresh possibility

copyright ©2016 Terry Boswell

DSC02355-2-3x2-sunrise-cape-may-nj-terry-boswell-wm DSC02396-2-4x3-sunrise-photographer-cape-may-nj-terry-boswell-wmDSC02443-2-3x2-cape-may-sunrise-fisherman-nj-terry-boswell-wmSunrise Cape May, NJ. September 2015.

This post is in¬†response to three photo challenges…
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things That Are Wet,¬†The Daily Post Weekly Photo challenge: State of Mind and¬†The Daily Post Weekly Photo challenge: Harmony.

You can click on the links above to see more responses from others or to participate.

Rough, Rocky, Snowless Shore

    snowless shore
               bereft of winter's blanket 
    and naked 
         awaits the raiment of spring

copyright ©2016 Terry Boswell

This year on February 4th, there was no snow at Sherwood Island State Park in Connecticut on the shore of the Long Island Sound.

DSC07741-3-sherwood-state-park-connecticut-wmIt was a beautiful day, but I missed the snow.

Last year on February 4th, it looked like this… Continue reading

Snowflakes And Feathers

little bird shivers
crystal falls on beak and down
feathers fluff to warm
surrounded by frosty white
weathering strong winter's storm


I took the photo above from my kitchen window on one of the few days that we had snow this year. So far it’s been a disappointing winter¬†for scenic snowfall. What little we’ve had here in Orange County, New York has not lasted for more than a few days.

Last year was another story. We had several really gorgeous snows. There was one day in particular when the activity at my bird feeders was absolutely spectacular. Throughout the day, a variety of eight or nine different types of birds swooped around the feeders. They were joined by squirrels, chickens, and even dear, all snacking on sunflower seeds in the falling snow.

I took the¬†photo below on that day. Visit my post, ¬†A Day Of Memorable Moments¬†to see the rest of the lively, colorful, flurry of activity by¬†clicking here. Seeing those photos and remembering that delightful day still makes me smile! ūüôā

Black capped chickadee.
Black capped chickadee. March 2015.

This post is my response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things That Are Cold.

Toasty Fire ~ Content Pup

Right in front of the fireplace is always the best seat in the house on a cold winter’s day… which we haven’t had very many of this year in New York State’s Hudson Valley.

We had a day of heavy snow a week and a half ago, but many warm days followed. The snow quickly melted. Today was very sunny and the ¬†temperature got up to an unseasonable¬†58¬įF. More¬†warm weather is predicted for tomorrow, although it will be accompanied by rain.

I’m hoping the weather will turn crisp again, bringing that wonderful clean smell to the air outdoors which becomes scented ever so lightly with the smell of burning wood wafting up out of the chimney. A blanket of white snow would be nice, too!


This is my belated response to Jennifer Nichole Wells’s One Word Photo Challenge: Background, and to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things That are Hot.


Backyard Blooms

These tiny, sweet, wild daisies have made an appearance in my backyard for two years in a row now. I hope they return next summer.DSC02075-2cp-small-white-daisies-terry-boswell-wm Bright orange marigolds always bring a smile to my face so I make sure to plant some every year.DSC02092-3cp-orange-marigold-wm Chicory, a common roadside wildflower in the Hudson Valley of NY is always a welcome summer visitor. Wherever it pops up, I let it grow!DSC02094-3-chicory-bloom-wm

This post includes my belated responses to three of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenges: White Flowers, Yellow or Orange Flowers, and Blue or Purple flowers.