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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thankful {things I love} Thursday

So grateful to have the front cover of the January/ February issue of
The Country Register of Michigan ♥

Featuring my Anticipation nest image
Nests * A New Year * January * Winter * Michigan
... some of my favourite things
~Thank you so much Leslie. ~

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Thankful {things I love} Thursday ...

"Solo Swim"
Walks along the lake.
How grateful we feel to be blessed with Lake Ontario within walking distance of our home ♥
Each day we have the choice of the forest or lake to walk.
Each brings with it it's own beauty and blessings.
I am always filled with inspiration.
"Bear Necessities"
Muskoka love ... a slice of heaven to us,
and with it comes the beauty of wild wonderments ...
 bears and moose and foxes ♥
Wintertime in the Muskokas xoxo

"A gathering of precious things"
So many things I love in one painting :-)
Winter ... snow ... birds ... moon gazing ... squirrels ... rabbits ... fox ... badgers ... trees ... lanterns ...
velvet capes ♥
~Happy Thursday ~

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy New Year ♥

It's not what you look at that matters.
It's what you see
~Henry David Thoreau~
A lake is the landscape's most beautiful
and expressive feature.
It is earth's eye;
looking into which
the beholder measures the depth
of his own nature
~Henry David Thoreau~

A New Year. Welcome 2017 ♥
A beautiful walk by the lake.
Rain gently trickling down.
Hello January.
Reflecting xo

Saturday, December 31, 2016

As we say goodbye to 2016 ...

Every ending
to a new
a bright window
more reasons
May the New Year bring with it
Health, Happiness, Love, Luck & Laughter.
from my Home to Yours
Happy New Year ♥

Thursday, December 29, 2016

At the Lake

It was a cold walk along the lake ...
while I had my camera with me , I only took a few photos
of dancing waves
and beautiful gulls
and I ... well,  I took in all the fresh air and  beauty ♥
Hope everyone had a blessed Christmas.
Happy New Moon
xo D

Saturday, December 17, 2016

A blessed Saturday ...

We have snow ... and *lots* of it {insert big smile :-D}
twinkle lights are strung in my Sparrow Studio which is warm and cozy ...
bees wax candles are lit on my studio altar ...
I am glancing  out the window watching flakes dance about outside
It is getting late and I can see the reflection of my studio  in the glass ♥
time to pull the drapes ...
Christmas carols are playing ... I am singing along ...
new paintings are sitting on my Art table ...
Orders are being put together with love and gratitude
A blessed Saturday
{ little woven threads of life go into my paint brush}
Winter Warmth
The snow has just begun to fall ... soft flakes twirl in the air and land gently.
Not bothered by the weather, for she has the company of woodland animals to keep her warm in body and spirit.
Fox has wrapped himself around her neck like a stole and badger, curled up in her arms where she has tucked her hands into his lovely dense fur like a muff ♥ White bird sings.
Her deep connection to nature and every living creature is felt in this moment ~ each protecting one another.
Closing her eyes ... taking the moment in ... grateful for being part of each others life ... The connection ... caring ... for this gentle moment ♥

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Thankful {things I love} Thursday ...

Our first actual landing on the ground snow fall ♥
happened today!
we had to really bundle up for our walk ...
lots of mini sandwiches (with peanuts added) were made
such lovely manners xo
our picket fence strung with garland, pinecones and white twinkle lights looked so pretty
{snow was the only thing it was lacking}
our garden bench
we leave out as the birds will often perch here when there is no spot left at the feeders
I love seeing their little prints when the snow has fallen
Oh snow ... I'm always so happy when you return
~ hope you are having a wonderful Thursday~