Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Madly, Truly, Deeply…

Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine’s day. Today I share snapshots of cuteness and photos of the precious ones I love. February 14th is a day for celebrating love in the name of Saint Valentine. Showing love, affection and friendship approximately 180 million cards will be exchanged on Valentine’s Day. Nearly $2 billion will be spent on flowers with 224 million roses grown just for this holiday. Another $2 billion on candy, given as sweet expressions of love and romance.

Truth is, as the Beatles sang “Love is all you need”. Surprise, today there will be no thought provoking stories on this post! Just a little sharing of myself for Valentine’s Day and my poem Cupid's Arrow.

"When your soul hears an unfamiliar melody and two heart's blissfully sing along, it's when you're in love and absolutely where you belong."

Violet has a new boyfriend, his name is Rémi. He is very theatrical and loves adventure. They met one evening after the ballet.

Rémi and the pink velvet sofa were gifts from my hubby John.

Love blooms in the Ballet theatre.

“The rose speaks of love silently, in a language known only to the heart”
~unknown source~

White roses are my favorite flower, followed by pink roses.

How cute is this heart shaped pasta! It will be a bed for Shrimp Scampi, our Valentine's dinner.

Our Pretty Grand Gabrielle, sweet as can be and 19 years old. When Gabby was born I nicknamed her my pink pumpkin. 

Our honor roll student, adorable Grandson Dane, who is full of curiosity and adventure. Dane is 12 years old.

“Where there is love there is life.”
~Mahatma Gandhi~

John and I in a photo booth.

On a bright twinkling star filled celebratory evening, with libations that flowed and endless gourmet appetizers, an incredible dinner followed. Conversation and laughter filled the room with many champagne toasts. Afterwards John and I wound up kissing in a photo booth.  Followed by a phone call at 1:10 AM to my brother Kevin announcing "Best wedding ever"... (Kevin was sound asleep)!  Our beautiful niece Jeanie married her soul mate Joe, a wedding of romance to always remember.

“Real love stories never have endings”
~Richard Bach~

I'll be back in 2 weeks. With a post of Springtime changes in our row-home and some poetic thoughts.

"Love is the poetry of the senses."
~Unknown source~

Truly...madly...deeply in love I hear you declare,
Love is profound and infinite that two hearts share.

Love is a sensation that can magically appear precious and dear,
or perhaps it is simple puritanical emotions that are more austere.

Love can begin simply as lust, an unbridled sexual desire
When it is truly...madly...deeply in love you hope to acquire.

Love can often be a totally intangible concept for a person to define,
Especially if to appears on a Valentine's card asking you to "Be Mine"!

Cupid just shot an arrow into your heart from up above,
Trust and believe it is truly...madly...deeply feelings of love.

© Vera

(source for the pen and ink Cupid was Google, which was altered for my poem header)


  1. Hi Vera, Truly a beautiful Valentine post of love. Cupid has struck Violet and her new boyfriend Remi. What a darling couple they make. I adore the velvet sofa.
    Your white roses are gorgeous and also one of my favorites. Just look at your beautiful grands. How special they are and I know your heart is full.

    Love the heart shaped pasta and it sounds like a special dinner is planned for you and John.
    Your two are beautiful and I love your photo booth pics. How fun and how much in love!!

    Your poetry is beautiful and I adore your writing.

    Wishing you a wonderful and special Valentine's Day with your love.
    Blessings and Joy be yours, CM

  2. What an adorable post, Vera. Love all the photos. You have a beautiful family. Happy Valentines Day!

  3. What a lovely post, Vera. Full of images, and words from a heart filled with love.
    I appreciate the way you make every holiday an "event"! Filling every moment to the brim for a cherished memory.....never to be forgotten.

  4. Oh Vera where to start. First Violet's new love Remi and the sweet velvet sofa. John did this gift for you so perfectly. From his heart to your heart. Love that you will share heart shaped pasta for Valentine's Day so sweet and romantic.
    White Roses are my favorite too. Love the poem made my heart smile. The picture of you and John is wonderful and captures both of you so sweetly. The poem is beautiful and filled with your talent and love. Happy Valentine's Day my sweet friend.
    Love you,

  5. Dear Vera,
    Wishing you a happy Valentine's day... I love the photos of you and John. What a beautiful couple you two make... White roses are exquisite, and how sweet is this Valentine pasta.. You have a beautiful family Vera, and your poems are touching..
    See you in two weeks, and thank you so much for visiting yesterday and your sweet note.

  6. Hi, Vera. I love your mice. They are so charming and their sofa too. Lovely post. Beautiful photos and poem. Have a wonderful holiday with your love.

  7. My fav! The Photo booth, next to the poem. I love how cute you two are, really you guys are a beautiful couple.
    The grands are so cute. It was so fun to see all you have shared here Vera, the pasta hearts look fun, I hope you take fun photos of your heart filled dinner.

    Hannah and I will be off shopping and a light dinner and some cheese cake dessert. :)

    Will talk real soon,


  8. Your mice are just darling! So adorable, and their pink velvet couch is gorgeous! Love the photo booth pics of you two!! Happy Valentine's Day!!

  9. This is wonderful, dear! From your sweet little lover mice to your precious poem...ooh la la, sexy, too. We gals still have it! :)

    I absolutely loved seeing pics of you and John. He is distinguished looking and super handsome, I have that in my husband as well. We are two peas in a pod. And you, Vera, you are a beauty. In the last picture you remind me of Stevie Nicks with your big dark eyes and fair skin. You treated me to an open and heartfelt email last week telling me all sorts of tidbits about I get to see your lovely pictures. I love you as always, but we are up a little on the personal notch. :)

    Jane xxxx

  10. My Goodness, SUCH beautiful grandchildren, such beautiful YOU and John! Oh, I wish you a happy Valentine, and that this cupid has an arrow left for giving those slow-pokes at the NYC-Customs wings! They have no right to keep the "believe" I made with so much love. So maybe, at the day of love... it will finally arrive. That would match the energy of this lovely, so wonderful post.
    Tomorrow I will have a GREAT day, I will make it a sweet Valentine for Méa so gooooooooooood, that the little cupid will come to play along :))
    So HUUUUGS to you, thank you so much for sharing (oh, and this gooood looking husband ;) Méa, in the midst of a lot of Elf-Hearts :) I love it

  11. Good morning VERA! I never made it to the computer last night after work; Ruben and I literally ran into each others' arms after work, made dinner, hung out on the sofa because I can say that for us, every day is Valentines' Day.....the sometimes harshness of the outside world drives us into each others' "safe place" and we love it that way.

    It is such a delight to see you and John together! WHAT A BEAUTIFUL YOU! Gorgeous are you, and John, what a handsome man! Violet and Rémi on their little pink sofa...I'D LIKE a pink sofa in my bedroom just like that!

    Valentine's Day will mark 35 years since Ruben and I met. He promised me the entire weekend, and I cannot wait. Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts, and I wish you complete joy my dear, dear friend! Anita

  12. beautiful words . . . beautiful photos . . . beautiful couple in the photo booth

  13. You are all beautiful, Vera! I adore Violet and Remi- even more so on their pink couch. Happy Valentine's Day and enjoy your pasta dinner. :)

  14. What a delightful post, Vera! Love all the photos and the verses, ending with another one of your wonderful poems.
    Mary Alice

  15. Just when I thought Violet and Remi were the cutest couple I'd ever seen, I see the photo of you and John ~ Happy Valentine's Day!

  16. just the cutest! You are so beautiful...and so cool!

  17. I've had my love arrow pointed at Mr. Sweet's heart for almost 55 yrs's been a fantastic ride....Happy Valentine's

  18. Such a sweet post to warm our hearts on this Valentine's Day. Hope you and John are celebrating in style. Cheers, Vera!! xoxo

  19. What a sweet post! I've never seen valentine pasta, but that shrimp scampi sounds delicious right now! Hope you had a wonderful day!

  20. Oh Vera! I can't tell you how much I loved this! Seeing you and John and your beautiful Grands...what a wonderful treat. I loved seeing your darling little Remi too and that lush little red velvet sofa. Too cute!
    I hope you Love-Day was great!
    hugs from here...

  21. Vera,
    Returning here to let you know a package is on its way to you.... (GIfting Love)


  22. Violet and Remi look so adorable on their pink velvet sofa! I just loved those Valentine pasta hearts! I've never seen those before so I'll keep an eye out for them at the grocery store next year! Beautiful poem as always Vera! Thanks for sharing with us.

  23. Darling post! Love the photo booth pictures.


  24. Vera, I can't tell you how happy this post made me! To see the precious pics of you and John is the best! You 2 have such a special connection, and it shows. And your grands are adorable, too!
    Always love seeing Violet :)

  25. Vera, this post has it all: Beauty, romance, whimsy, creativity, and so much love. I adore Violet and always enjoy reading of her adventures. Remi is so charming. Pink roses are my favorite, though white is lovely, too. You and John are a darling couple. So wonderful to see your love for each other in the photos. It doesn't get any better than that! Hugs, Nancy

  26. Dear Vera,
    How sweet that your dear Simon cups his paws to drink... I wonder if he was watching Peanut? haaa
    Thank you so much for leaving such kind words... You have made my day.

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