Serenity Now

In the words of  Frank Costanza, on Seinfeld, “Serenity Now!”

These are the words that my wonderful family and friends might be saying after the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. In my home state of New Jersey, as you know, many are enduring extreme flooding and days without power, heat and water. People in the greater New York region are facing situations that they never imagined could happen. 

I am thinking of you all every day. 

Here are some photographs that may help bring down your blood pressure, make you smile or give you a moment of tranquility. I send my warm wishes for a quick recovery to you all. 



“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” ~ Victor Borge

Keep on Smiling, Kiawah Island, SC

Keep on Smiling, Kiawah Island, SC



“If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.” ~ Robert Frost



Say Cheese! Savannah, GA

Say Cheese! Savannah, GA

After a storm comes a calm. ~ Matthew Henry


Tranquil Morning on Honey Pond, VT

Tranquil Morning on Honey Pond, VT



If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. ~Mother Teresa



Water Lily, Thailand

Water Lily, Thailand



Serenity is knowing that your worst shot is still pretty good. ~Johnny Miller



White Rocks and Stream, Bend, OR

White Rocks and Stream, Bend, OR



Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer



All is Calm, Armstrong Redwoods, CA

All is Calm, Armstrong Redwoods, CA



Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained. ~ C.S Lewis



Make a Wish

Make a Wish



When you love someone, all your saved-up wishes start coming out. ~ Elizabeth Bowen



Misty Morning, Asheville, NC

Morning Salutations, Asheville, NC


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  1. The black and white is definitely soothing – I never thought of that before. Although the alligator might not be lowering anyone’s blood pressure! 🙂 BEAUTIFUL! 🙂

  2. Well Jane, you know I loved happy Mr. Gator! 😀
    Great post

  3. Thanks, I needed that! Some smiles and some tears. Love to you today.

  4. Thank you! I needed that this morning!! Calm, beauty, serenity topped off with a little joy and laughter…

  5. Very calming…. Thank u…

  6. I like how the little shack in “Tranquil Morning on Honey Pond, VT” acts as a focal point. It’s so small compared to the nature around it, but really draws in attention.

  7. Sometimes things are just best seen in black and white! Being in touch with our BASIC needs is important. I’m sure many took heart and were consoled by your images.

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