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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thankful {things I love} Thursday

Along our Woodland Walk ...
"Life consists with Wildness.
The most alive is the Wildest.
Not yet subdued to man,
its presence refreshes him"
~Henry David Thoreau~
Drawn to the beauty of this tree ~ split but still connected ... I saw 2 faces ... foreheads touching ♥
subtle changes seen each week
little bits of colour appearing
life renewed
as we walk we pass the soothing sounds of water
my favourite walking partners xo
"Let me live where I will,
on this side
is the city,
on that,
the wilderness,
and ever I am
leaving the city more and more,
and withdrawing into the wilderness"
~Henry David Thoreau~

heart felt treasures ... this one was too big to put in my pocket :-)
our walks ...
refresh ...
renew ...
reflect ♥
"I walked across an empty land
I knew the pathway like the back of my hand
I felt the Earth beneath my feet
Sat by the river
and it made me
Complete"
~Somewhere only we know~
lyrics
Keane

So Thankful for this lovely little spot ... a little piece of heaven ... that feels like "somewhere only we know" ♥

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Rainy days ...

 
Well the weather has surprised us once again ...
out come the hats and gloves and warm (rain) jackets.
Sitting at the kitchen table with my tea
I watched the happenings in our garden ...
lots of squirrels who happily discovered the nuts left out for them,
honey flower (our garden bunny) was enjoying her breakfast,
Mr & Mrs Cardinal were at the feeders
Chippy (our garden chipmunk) was at the window ledge with his morning finds of sunflower seeds
TONS of Robins ... more this Spring than I have remembered in other years
and our Sparrows ♥
pitter patter of rain drops hitting the window
~love~

pops of colour
gentle cooing
~happy Tuesday~
xo d

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Spring Days ...

Spring days are here ...
screen door open letting in fresh morning air
Brisk walks along the lake
stopping  to read signs :-)
taking in the sights
blooms bursting
so much beauty
found in our usual walking paths
where everything looks new again
~bliss~
back home
our purple cherry buds
tons and tons of lady bugs found in our garden
bird song thanks to Robins
and always excited when a group of Waxwings decide to stop by ♥

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunday Serenity

Sweet Honeyflower has been a busy girl ...
lots of garden gathering ♥
she's been in our garden since a baby herself
~such a beauty~
happy Sunday
xo

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Thankful {things I love} Thursday

Thankful {things I love} Thursday ...
When you dip your paint brush into a delicious brown puddle and find that it has left you a love note ♥
twirls of twigs
and a new sparrow painting xo

~hope you are having a delightful Thursday ~
♥d

Friday, April 1, 2016

Hello April ♥

I love Spring anywhere,
but if I could choose
I would always greet it
in a garden
~Ruth Stout~
April
hath put a spirit of youth
in everything
~William Shakespeare~
sweet tea anyone?
blessed
Spring would not be Spring
without
birdsongs
~Francis M Chapman~
In the landscape of Spring
there is neither better or worse.
The flowering branches grow naturally.
Some long
Some short.
~Alan Watts~
Spring has returned.
The Earth is like a child
that knows poems
~Rainer Maria Rilke~


some of my favourite Spring quotes
and some (very) old illustrations of mine ♥
to Welcome April
xo d

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

breakfast time

We never have to listen to the news to find out what the weather forecast is ...
all we need to do is look out the window into the garden ...
the squirrels and birds are the best little weather forecasters ...
and a sure sign of a warm day is to spot this ♥
breakfast time
something for everyone
peanut butter sandwiches to enjoy
 & those melt your heart brown eyes ♥
of Archer
"are you looking at me mum"
once the squirrels left,  Jay arrived
almonds are on today's menu
and they were gobbled up quickly
one by one
cuteness
I am able to stand on the deck and take photos of him
he is comfortable with both Archer and I nearby
a light breeze in the garden ... just enough to fluff some feathers
hello beautiful!
and off he went with the very last nut
back to Archer ... looks like he found something to do while I was taking photos :-)
~have a great day~
♥ d