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Friday, August 8, 2014

solitude with good company ...

tea break time
a little bread & jam
and sitting with my thoughts
as I write a card for a friend.
I'd been distracted by an unusual singing {I just couldn't place the bird, although I had heard  the song before} in the garden and then finally,
when I looked towards the pond, I saw 3 Northern Flickers splashing about under the water fall.
letter writing
is the only device for combining
solitude
with good company
~Lord Byron~
***
Have a wonderful weekend
♥ D

19 comments:

Mereknits said...

There is nothing like a letter that comes in the real mail. Hugs to you Deb,
Meredith

Julie Marie said...

What a lovely way to spend your day dear Deb... funny you would mention the Flickers... today on our walk down the trail, Tessy and I saw two Flickers high up on a telephone pole... I got a pic of one of them... will email it to you later... I love them so!... time to put out my woodpecker seed log!... xoxo Julie Marie

La Table De Nana said...

I love writing letters..and stationary etc..
I like how yours look and are organized..so pretty.

Country Gal said...

Our Northern Flickers wouldn't dare come to close to the house they are very skittish . Tea my favorite drink in the world nothing like a good cuppa tea . Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

Deb said...

hello Meredith ~ I love a good old fashioned, handwritten letter ♥ have a wonderful weekend xo

Deb said...

hi Julie marie ~ so happy you saw flickers as well. we have a woodpecker seed log also, although the flickers were only interested in the water :-)

Deb said...

hello Monique ~ I always had pretty stationery sets as a teen & remember when "scented" sets were popular and I had strawberry & lemon scented paper :-) I wrote to two pen pals, both in England, my aunt and best friend since childhood. Must ask her if she remembers the paper ♥

Deb said...

hello Elaine ~ agree there is nothing like a good cuppa ♥

June said...

Hi Deb,
You have perfected the art of serenity I believe. I love the birdsong going on in my garden this time of the year too. I just wish I could identify them as well as you. I have been working hard to learn more about identifying them this summer and really enjoying it.
Have a wonderful weekend my friend.
hugs from here....

Poppy said...

Hi Deb,

I cherish mornings like this, which are an everyday ritual for me; alone at that hour, but accompanied by cheery chirping, and that first cup of creamy coffee! It's when the cicadas begin to buzz, that three becomes a crowd!;)

Lovely post and quote. Thanks for sharing and glad you visited.

Your newest follower,

Poppy

Donna said...

I love those quiet times.

Donna said...

I love those quiet times.

Deb said...

thank you june for your visit & lovely comments always xo
I have a little bird book tucked amongst the cookbooks in my kitchen book shelf for quick reference :-)
wishing you a wonderful weekend too ♥

Deb said...

good morning poppy ~ thank you for your visit & following along, I am so happy to have you here and hope you stop by often ♥

Deb said...

hello donna ~ those little quiet moments ... slowing down for a bit ...makes all the difference ♥

Lynda said...

I've never seen northern flickers! I had to google them so I could see what one looked like. :)

Getting (or sending!) a handwritten letter is so much nicer than an email. Wish more people would do this.

xo

Deb said...

hello Lynda ~ the flickers have become frequent visitors to our garden ... we are so happy to have them ♥

Jen Kershner said...

Reading your blog is like a big peaceful sigh. Always a pleasure to come and visit! And now I want to write a letter.

Deb said...

thank you so much jen for your visit and sweet, sweet, comment!
you can write me a letter any day xo