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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Summer Memories

 http://heartsdelights.blogspot.com/spot.com/  Marilyn  asked our favorite summer memories, and I thought I would share one of mine with you.
When we were growing up, we had several apple trees in our yard.  Three or four lined our driveway, all which had the tastiest apples.  We loved them green, and waited til they were just the right size to pick.  My siblings and I would find the perfect apples, and grab the salt shakers and sit on the front porch steps, and devour them one right after the other.  We totally ignored our mother's warning that if we ate more than a couple we would get a belly ache.  I don't recall that ever happening!  We also had a rhubarb patch that we would pick from, and sit on the wood pile with either a bowl of sugar or salt, depending on which we were in the mood for, and eat to our hearts content.  Along with the pear tree we were set for fruit for our school lunches.  But the one I really loved was the neighbors cherry tree that hung over our garage roof.  We would climb my father's ham radio tour, and sit on the roof to tan, and eat our fill of the best cherries.  I miss those days, and would give anything to sit on the porch steps or the garage roof again, and bask in the memories of a warm summer day.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Cute, Cozy and Comfy!

I am totally in love with tiny vintage campers.
The smaller they are,
the more quaint and cozy they are,
the more I love them!
Like this little one that has stolen my heart!
I could absolutely live in one, no problem!
Yes, park it on a beach, in a campground,
or out in the country,
put out the awning, and I'm there.
This one has me drooling; yellow, red and white. There I go!
And, I wouldn't have to leave the yard!  Just
plant a little garden, add some personal touches,
and there is my home away from home.
Perfect!  Isn't it just the most charming!?
Even the insides are made to look so inviting.
Isn't that the cutest!?
So bright and cheery!
And so me!!
Yes this is my dream.
One day, I hope it comes true!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

New Passion?

I was invited by a friend from church to attend the painting days at at the library. I went to see what it was about, with basically the intention of just watching. Well, that didn't go well! I was immediately given a sheet of water color paper, some paints and away I went. This is what I did, not overly thrilled but I guess not bad for a first time. All I know is I'm ready to go to Hobby Lobby with my 40% off coupon and get an art set. Then wait for the next paint day!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Path

I have always been intrigued by paths. 
Garden paths, nature paths,
Paths that draw 
me in to an unknown
destination,
I love the textures they create,

making the journey through their winding
trails more beautiful.
Through garden gates,


lined with stone,
or soft floral carpets,
I trod on to reach quaint little places
 tucked away where least expected,
 and find a peace and tranquility
meant just for me at that moment.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Okay God! Your Answer Is!?

Last night while walking through an old cemetery with Ken, I noticed as I looked down at a very unusual grave stone, that my legs were covered with mosquitoes. I quickly brushed them, off, and we headed back to the car.  This morning I started walking down the path in the wooded part of our yard, and immediately was being attacked by these pests looking for some fresh breakfast, so that ended that walk.  On my way back to the house, I contemplated this whole mosquito thing.  Why would God create such a pesky creature that spreads disease, gives our dogs heart worms, causes unbearable itches, and makes outdoor life miserable!  After all, they were created by God, but for what purpose!?  When I came indoors and turned on my face book page, this was the first thing that popped up!  So I'm not the only one to question this!  God, you have some explaining to do!!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Peace and Quiet

Over the years, I have become a person who loves peace, quietness, and being in touch with nature. Particularly, I would love to have a cottage to go to where I could just sit back, relax, meditate, and enjoy the sites and sounds that nature has to offer.
I could see myself in my little cottage, tucked away in a glen in Ireland or England,
where the scent of flowers and the rich green grasses are intoxicating.

Or, I could spend a summer tucked away in a small
beach front cottage, where the lake air and gentle
breezes would soothe my soul.
Nothing huge for me, no,
just a little space to call my own.
I can easily see me sitting on a deck or sun porch,
with only the sounds of the waves kissing the shore,
and birds singing to me all day.


Just little.  Just for me,
and my spirit.
What would be your special space?

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy fourth!

Everyone have a fun and safe Independence Day!  I'm off to the last day of our garage sale, then to the family picnic!  Ending the day with a great fire works display.  See you tomorrow!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Fairies

I love fairy gardens.
I find them enchanting, and love picking out
all the special little fairies and pieces that
make up their little home among the garden floor.
Like this little acorn baby, so new to the world,
nestled under a fern.
Or this little fairy named Kathy,
pondering life among the pebbles.
This little one, Chloe, shows off her
new dress!
An old bird bath was the perfect spot 
for them to set up housekeeping!
Don't you agree?