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Sunday, September 29, 2013

the last wild flower ...

You know
that Summer has said it's goodbye's ...
&
Autumn
is right  there with it's friendly hello's ...
when walking fields are alive
with wild purple asters ...
Archer was in his glory today roaming through fields of wild flowers ...
it was one of those perfect weather Autumn days
 where you walked to the " rhythm of your heart-drum"  ...
the bees
&
butterflies
 added
to the beauty
 {I am OK with my summer goodbye's but I will miss the butterflies & bees terribly}...
I only wish I had attached my macro lens when we headed out today.
It was tricky getting close enough to take photos of this gorgeous Monarch
the only one we spotted .  The wild asters were absolutely a buzz with bees
they were EVERYWHERE ♥
Today
is your day
to paint life
in bold colours,
set today's rhythm
with your heart~drum,
walk today's march
with courage.
Create today
as your
celebration
of
life.
~Jonathan Lockwood Huie~
 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Autumn ...

The leaves fall
the wind blows
and the farm country
slowly changes
from
the summer cottons
into
its winter wools.
~Henry Beston~
***
 

Friday, September 20, 2013

abundance ...

spent a few days away at the lake ...
enjoying the last days of summer
sitting on the beach
watching the calm blue water ...
hiking through woods
{I thought this split branch resembled a wing }
passed these two beauties daily ...
I love being by the water ...
and anything nautical ...
wishes & dreams ...
complete elegance & grace ...
flowers still in bloom ...
& bees enjoying the last little bit ...
Happiness
cannot be
traveled to,
owned,
earned
or worn.
It is the
spiritual experience
of living
every minute
with
love
grace
and gratitude.
~Denis Waitley~

Monday, September 16, 2013

mid~september moments...

some photos from the weekend ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
today, I received a beautiful parcel from my very talented friend Meredith.
not only is Meredith a talented knitter, but also makes gorgeous jewelry.
I can't wait to wear them ♥
thank you so much Meredith!
***
A strong friendship
doesn't need daily conversation
and doesn't always need togetherness
as long as the relationship lives in the heart.
~unknown~

Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Seed Fairy ...

heavenly blue ...
growing wild and free in our garden ...
thanks to the cooler temperatures
they are staying out longer ...
In every gardener
there is a child
who believes
in
The Seed Fairy
~Robert Brault~

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thankful {things I love} Thursday ...

September ...
a slight drop in temps, and afternoon rain made me want to bake
 
chocolate chip & peanut butter cookies now fill the cookie jar
 
ripe garden tomatoes have been turned into salsa
 
and garden hydrangea that dried on their own
now fill kitchen bookcase urns...
and a very patient someone sat and watched me
(when I uploaded his photo, I realized that his arms have formed a heart}
how fitting ♥

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Texture Tuesday ...

Grace
Kim Klassen Texture: Chamomile
***
Grace surrounds me
like a nest
I am
protected, secure
~Unknown~
♥♥♥
sweet Robin's nest now graces my outdoor meditation spot
 
Linking with Texture Tuesday today.

Monday, September 9, 2013

road trip ...

Last week we went on a four day road trip
to beautiful Prince Edward County
where I took lots of photos.
I have a love for barns & thought it would be wonderful to take a collection of photos of
'the barns of prince Edward county'
visited the whimsical
bird house city
kept my camera on my lap
and took photos of the scenery
through my rainy car window :-)
love English cottages
did lots of wine tasting
& brought home a few of our favourites
toured gorgeous gardens
and studio galleries
meeting lovely artists who were passionate about their work
long, relaxing country drives
farmers markets
picnics
 
one of the secrets
of a happy life
is continuous
small
treats
~Iris Murdoch~

Sunday, September 8, 2013

~fall~

love the trees
until their leaves
fall off
then
encourage them
to
try again
~Chadd Sugg~
***
 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

texture tuesdays ...

Alpaca
Kim Klassen Texture: simplicity
***
one of the beautiful Alpaca we met at the fair.
Joining in today @ Texture Tuesdays.
♥ D

Monday, September 2, 2013

meet me at the fair ...

happy September ♥
yesterday,
we spent the day
at the fair ...
the 1st of many we have circled ...
the perfect way to welcome
the beginning of a new month
seeing lots of new babies
I fell in love with these little piggies
who slept the entire time
we walked & talked & laughed
and watched horses gallop
and win ribbons
took lots of pictures...
of the sweetest little faces
{will definitely be painting more sheep this week} :-D
filled with inspiration
wished for a horse ♥
admired pretty & unusual marked feathers ...
thought about new knitting projects.
~happy September~