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The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest ~ Sir Thomas Moore ~

hOMe is where the heART is …

Monday, August 29, 2011

Take Rest ...

Take rest

A field that has rested

gives a beautiful



When your heart is in the Country ...
Spotting a field of resting cattle & their young ...

you feel rested too.

Spotting this sweet little Donkey brought a smile to our face.

He found a nice cool spot in a field hole :-)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Tasha Tudor Day...

Thank you Clarice for once again hosting "Tasha Tudor Day"

A celebration of life on Tasha's Birthday ♥
Tasha Tudor has been such a source of inspiration to me, from her love of nature, to her way of life, and gift of gorgeous artwork.
She loved Corgyn like I love Labs :-)

Over the years, I have sought out books by Tasha and if I am fortunate to come across one I already have, I pick that up too as I know someone else would love to have it!
I cherish my collection of Tasha Tudor books.
Her artistic style was always such an inspiration to me & her love of dogs, nature and flowers was so evident in her many beautifully illustrated books.

I especially love how she framed many of her watercolour pictures with tiny little sketches covering the outside of the page.

A picture within a picture.

~Blessed are those who can give without remembering

and take without forgetting~

Tasha generously shared her own family traditions in her books

& Tudor Family recipes {or I should say receipts} :-)

Her nineteenth ~ century lifestyle is legendary.
When I read the words of Fra Giovanni

I think of Tasha.


I salute you!

There is nothing I can give you

which you have not, but there is much that, while I cannot give,

you can take.

No Heaven can come to us

unless our hearts find rest in it today.

Take Heaven.

No peace lies in the future

which is not hidden in the present moment.

Take peace.

The gloom of the world is but a shadow, behind it, yet within our reach

is joy.

Take Joy!

~Fra Giovanni~
Tasha Tudor

August 28 1915 ~ June 18 2008

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

I'm Ready for My CloseUp...

Our trumpet vine was all a buzz this morning ...

We are always happy to see (and hear) the bumbles ...

And I am always happy when they stay in one spot long enough for me to grab my camera and take a photo ...

Although I think this one was a bit camera shy :-)


The way you overcome shyness

is to become so wrapped up in something

that you forget

to be afraid

~Lady Bird Johnson~

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

On the Wings of Butterflies...

Nature's message

was always there
for us to see.

It was written

on the wings



~Kjell B. Sandved~

We spent the day at the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls.

Home to over 2,000 butterflies in a tropical rain forest setting.

We had butterflies in our hair, on our hands, legs, and for much of the time, one sat happily on my camera :-)

A magical spot & one I can't wait to return to!

Now I need to pick up a butterfly identification book and match names with photos ( I took 140 today)!