Ah, words of true love written on a conversation heart. Stripped down, bare bones, just the facts ma’am style. Be mine. I love you. U R Sweet. Wine and roses, chocolates and cherries, Netflix and rom comms, candlelight and kisses . . . However you celebrate this day of love, whether surrounded by those you … Continue reading ￼Loved
Does seeing this color stir up any distant memories for you? Perhaps bring to mind a long gone time and place? A movie title? A chart topper, an outfit, an event? 🍃💜🍃 Mr. Skiles had many excellent talents far beyond corralling us unruly kids in his fourth grade classroom. If we were fairly well behaved … Continue reading Friday
Ahhhh, the view from my upstairs window, granting me an eagle’s eye perspective of the daily life of my garden. From this elevated vantage point I can easily observe a neighborhood squirrel, a sunbathing lizard, a nectar thirsty hummingbird and sometimes, on a good day, a shy little bunny. One sees things differently when perspective … Continue reading Alive
Sturdy little coaster Yes, this looks like Great Granny’s doily. Meticulously hand made in the French tradition of la frivoleté, monogrammed with the initials MHD, its one of a coaster set of four. American made by the process known as “tatting“ though the French term sounds so much more el-ay-gaunt than that. Regardless, it looks … Continue reading La Frivoleté?
Trusted friends I headed into the stay-at-home orders with a wonderful new book to read, gifted by a caring, mentor-like friend of mine. Its a book that, after reading the first chapter, (or was it perhaps the forward) you know you’re going to grow, deepen your passion, and emerge in a new form. A better … Continue reading Lamentish
Early morning light My fellow early risers will agree that there’s nothing like waking up before the sun and enjoying the stillness of the new day while making that first morning cuppa. A phrase comes to mind, used by Scottish author George MacDonald in at least a couple of his novels, as he described the … Continue reading Good Morning!
Someone I love was just in a car accident. They’re okay though their car—not so much. Broadsided at 50 mph in a crowded intersection and they honestly did not see it coming. Mercifully did not because there was no time or ability to evade a collision with the oncoming car. Aches and pains and swelling … Continue reading You Okay?
Four weeks after acquisition Right there before my eyes— I see a glimmer of potential for five savory stuffed bell peppers to manifest themselves into my future. This was a rescue, given up on and headed for trash pick up. Yellowing leaves, spindly stems, far from the picture of health. The previous owner has a … Continue reading Potential
Like Peter Rabbit in Mr. MacGregor’s garden. No story. Just cuteness. Well, no real story except to say that Amazon is now three days late in delivering the bird seed I ordered. When Bernadette (yes, she has a name now) stopped by for brunch the cupboard was bare. Being a resourceful gal she tried to … Continue reading Hung Up
Park on the hill I just returned from a brisk morning walk around the hood. Bundled up to brace the frigid 43° air, in no time I realized that my “get up” resembled a misguided fashionista touring Antartica compared to the others in their sleek running gear. A confirmation of too many covid days spent … Continue reading Sentimental Journey