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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

in the dew of little things ...

fonts... I love them ♥
experimenting with some today
and adding them to paintings ...
sitting here with my mug of morning tea
birthday flowers are still thriving
looking out the kitchen window
sparrows, juncos and cardinals at the feeders ...
warm popovers
with a little jam
oven door left open to warm the kitchen as I sit & enjoy this little treat ...
quick little sketches
blue and brown and orange
pencils & paint ...
and little dabs of white ink
on flower petals
and tips of wings ...
my sweet boy Archer
following  every step I make in anticipation of my next move ...
hoping it will involve putting on my boots & coat
and taking him for his walk :-)
for in the dew
of little things
the heart finds
its morning
and is
refreshed
~Kahil Gibran~

18 comments:

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Archer's look is a familiar one. Lovely post.

Julie Marie said...

Hi Deb... I just love this post and how you are spending your day... Archer looks sooo adorable!... (kisses from Tessy!)... I know I was going to stay off the computer this week and houseclean... but decided to do fun things instead... just made more of your granola!... and did some sketching... my days are very similar to yours many times... your birthday flowers are still so pretty!... your birdie is much better than the one I sketched today!... but I posted him anyway... much love... xoxo Julie Marie

steph said...

love the little sketches.....our nests will be filled soon!! (time to start leaving little bits of yarn outside--Might wait until the ice thaws!

Deb said...

hi andrea ~ Archer & Bear are probably both giving us the "lets go for a walk" look :-)

Deb said...

hi Julie Marie - couldn't resist grabbing the camera ...Archer is always only two steps behind me and was quickly taking a drink ... when I left the kitchen he had to follow - water dripping :-) loved your post today! our days are similar ♥

Deb said...

hello steph - thank you! always look forward to the birds building nests in the garden. I put out strands of wool and twine too. With my other labs, I would add their fur after a good brushing, but Archers is very wiry and neither the birds nor squirrels won't touch it :-D

Sylvia said...

Such a heartwarming post! Oh, the simple things ...! Thank you for visiting my blog and writing a kind comment. Archer is such a handsome boy, indeed...

Naturegirl said...

Deb;
I know that look in Archers eyes. I walk the next door neighbors dog each morning. He is sadly an outside dog..even in winter..so when he sees me we walk together...he warms my heart and I'm sure I do the same for his spirit..we toss the ball a bit..so that really warms his body.
lovely post. hugs

debi said...

Hi Deb, thanks for visiting my blog, I appreciate your comment.
It looks like you've had a wonderful day. Your painting is beautiful, and your sweet boy Archer looks like someone my Molly would like to play with.
Have a great week!

Jeanne said...

Fabulous as always I love your photographs and your quotes.
Much love

Jeanne

Lynda Naranjo said...

Everything about this post sounds so lovely and cosy, Deb! :) I hope you're staying warm on this very wintry day! Will it ever end do you think?? xoxo

Mereknits said...

Beautiful Archer, I will take you for a walk. But I am afraid you would be much too warm here. Hugs to you Deb, wishing you a wonderful day.
Meredith

Deb said...

hello Sylvia ~ thank you ♥ oh yes...the love of simple things ♥

Deb said...

hi Anna ~ I am so happy to hear that you have a new "walking partner" ~ lovely for both of you! Nothing like a furry friend to get you out walking ♥

Deb said...

thank you Debi ♥

Deb said...

thank you Jeanne ♥ hope you are enjoying this snowy day!

Deb said...

hi Lynda ~ thank you ♥ ...snow still coming down :-D hubby is just getting his boots on to bring out the snow blower (he waited thinking it would STOP but has given in) :-D it does look beautiful outside from the comfort of indoors ♥ stay warm xo

Deb said...

hi Meredith - thank you ♥ Archer would love that and then a dip in your pool with Max :-) Today when I opened up the kitchen door, a gust of snow came into the kitchen :-) Archer wouldn't leave the deck!!