Hello and welcome!
I'm Pat, a lifelong New Yorker who has recently moved to a suburb of Denver in the beautiful state of Colorado, so that I can live close to my children and grandchildren. I look forward to learning many new things about my new "mile high" city and I will share them on my blog.
New York City will always be my second home, and I will also continue to share many posts about it.
My blog's name in Italian means a "Thousand Favorite Flowers." I chose this unusual blog name because researching and writing for my blog, and taking photogrpahs for it, is like another "memory flower" that I am collecting in my bouquet of life.
I hope you will enjoy your visit to my blog and that you will leave a comment so that I know you've been here.
I was uplifted above a world of love, hate, and storms of passion, for I was calm amidst the eternal silences, bathing in the living blue. For peace rested that one bright day on the mountaintop. ~ Isabella Bird "A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains"
We write to taste life twice. Once in the moment, And once in retrospection. ~ Anais Nin
Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
"Every day I walk out into the world to be dazzled, then to be reflective." ~ Mary Oliver
You can fall in love at first sight with a place as with a person ~ Alec Waugh
My buddy Bo
1998 - 2013 I still miss those I loved who are no longer with me, but I find I am grateful for having loved them. The gratitude has finally conquered the loss.
Maynard & Bartleby
Grand kittens! The smallest feline is a masterpiece. ~ Leonardo da Vinci
My Grand Dog Maurizio
My little dog, a heartbeat at my feet. ~Edith Wharton
My grand dog Biscuit
"Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot little puppies." - Gene Hill
Grand Dog Lucy
“In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.” ― W.H. Auden
1991 - 2008 Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. ~Anatole France