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Sunday, October 19, 2014

A splash of colour ...


A fence filled with love ...
I love morning glory and toss seeds into the soil every spring along the fence and arbours of our home.  This year, I found a package of morning glory seeds long forgotten and pushed to the back of the cupboard.  The result was very few morning glory (a dozen at the most) which made finding one even lovelier.  What we did receive from that little package was a fence filled with heart shaped leaves
~love* love*love~
{I wrote this on my flickr photo stream & since then it has continued to bloom}
some Autumn colour in our garden
our pergola which is covered in honeysuckle vine looks it's most gorgeous this time of year
the cooler temps must be luring the honey suckle
our "late bloomer"
 my favourite Autumn bookmark
 gifted from our Maple
The postman brought me the newest issue of the Stampers' Sampler earlier in the week...
My "Peace on Earth" angel is on page 88

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thankful {things I love} Thursday ...

setting the table
with freshly washed
air dried
 and pressed
linen napkins
a new box of grey chalk ♥
painting little wooden tags
my old silver tray/chalk board
seeing my hexagon knitted quilt increase in size
adding some little whimsy
{of course}
will embroider some love notes on the hearts
when it is all together ... I am almost there!
stored in my vintage suitcase
so handy when I want to knit in different rooms :-)
letting our beautiful Thanksgiving bouquet from our daughter
dry naturally
the view from one of our walks
and found hidden treasures
the next 2 are not the best photos ...
these little sweeties kept me company as I was doing the breakfast dishes as soon as I spotted them out the window I grabbed for the camera
the morning began dark with a misty rain
but now
the sun is shining brightly
hope you are having a lovely Thursday ♥

Monday, October 13, 2014

Thankful Living: Autumnal Blessings ...

As we celebrate Thanksgiving ...
the weather for our weekend hike could not have been lovelier.
Giving thanks for beautiful spaces
to walk
& all the whimsy!
We spotted so many tree spirits...
do you see the bear cub popping his head out to greet those who pass by?
or the moose?
he was hard to miss :-)
and the amazing webs of the spider
that glistened in the sunlight
absorbing all this beauty
 & the strength and determination found in nature ♥
The greatest wonder
is that we can see these trees
and not wonder
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
filling the shelves over at my little Etsy shops
with new items...
* prints *
~I will keep you safe~
* card sets *
* one of a kind hand painted wooden tags *
Christmas items will be added soon xo
Is not the Sky
a Father
and the Earth
a Mother
and are not
all living things with feet
or wings
or roots
their Children?
~Black Elk~
(Oglala Sioux)
~Happy Thanksgiving Blessings~

Sunday, October 5, 2014

sunday serenity ...

woodland walks ...
captured ...
as we walk
with the sweetest of walking companions
noticing the changing of seasons
breathing in the crisp fresh air
and all this gorgeous colour
and stopping
every once in a while to admire
& never take for granted
Nature's beauty
Even if something is left undone,
everyone must take time
to sit still
and watch the leaves turn
~Elizabeth Lawrence~

Friday, October 3, 2014

in the morning ...

the flowers reach for the sun ...
a fresh block of suet & filling up the feeders is sure to bring the birds
 (chippies and squirrels too)
I like to have candles burning
first thing in the morning & throughout the evening
rain is in the forecast for later in the afternoon, so I picked some of the cosmos which are tall and so lovely, for a kitchen table bouquet ♥
I think just about every bowl is filled with acorns :-)
Every woodland walk with my grandson ( who loves acorns as much as I do)
has found us returning home with bags full.
We have very happy squirrels and chippies thanks to them too.
Last weekend, I laid out gorgeous bundles of oak leaves that had clusters of acorns attached on our deck only to find them all removed, caps left :-)
hexagon blanket is getting bigger and bigger ...
a little fox has found his way amongst the blanket
working on an acorn today
snips of wool made for a lovely little acorn nest
positive thought in the morning
can change
your whole day