First Fall Leaves – The Old Dogwood Tree – Mars, PA – September, 2016


Leave time for the people you love and the things you love to do.

Leave your mind free of doubt to welcome new ideas and the opportunity to grow.

Leave disagreements to maintain peace and harmony.

Leave people better than you found them – hug the hurt, kiss the broken, love the lonely.

Leave your past in the past and live for what today has to offer.

Leave a mark – not a scar.

Cheers & Hugs,




In Honor of the Ole’ Dogwood Tree

dogwood blossom watercolor

Original Dogwood Blossom Watercolor Jodi McKinney

On Sunday I posted a photo I took of a blossom on one of the beautiful old dogwood trees in our front yard.

So, that same sunny, happy Sunday afternoon, I painted it, still glowing with the news we were allowed to share from the day.

The old dogwood tree, I honor you.
Thank you for blossoming each year,
hard as it may be.
You give hope of new life
as we celebrate the hope of a new life.

Cheers & Hugs,