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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 ~

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thankful {things I love} Thursday ...

The August Break Project
Day 29
your favourite thing
I must spend time at one with Nature
Like my dog Archer, I love my walks :-)
you never know what treasures you'll find
like spotting the inukshuk {In-ook-shook}
built in the form of a human being, one of their meanings is
"you are on the right path"
twenty thirteen
dragon fly summer here
such lovely walking companions
and coming across fields of gorgeous animals
along country roads
not all those who wander
are lost
~J.R.R. Tolkien

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tasha Tudor Day ♥...

Joyfully remembering & celebrating the life and art of Tasha Tudor today
 on what would have been her 98th Birthday.
Tasha's  family continues her legacy through their lovely blog Rookery Ramblings
 {and wonderful newsletter}
 where they are celebrating today with a giveaway { a rose plant from the Tudor family garden in Vermont }
painting joy
I feel a kinship with Tasha ~
her style
love of Nature & Home
sitting with my watercolours
{I went looking through my art cupboard and found 2 old paintings I had done from the 90's}
growing up in England & Canada, we had a rabbitry in the garden, so a little bunny here and there in a picture feels right at home ♥
gathering joy
keeping the company of blossoms
be  it on watercolour paper
or woodland walks ...
taking joy
 in the "little things"
here is the newest member of our garden :-)
we call him blue and he will sit in the lilac bush next to our kitchen window
and squawk letting us know the almonds are gone
and he is still hungry!
we sat on the deck enjoying a cup of tea watching blue fly back and forth until all the almonds were gone & he was content.
tasting joy
in our vegetable garden
 not worried about all the tomatoes turning, as they will be turned into green tomato chutney
I cherish
 read joy
in my ever growing collection of Tasha Tudor books.
 & love the quote in "Tasha Tudors Garden"  by Tovah Martin
"Her hands
are always busy
and her head
is forever filled
with dreams"
~Happy Tasha Tudor Day~

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Thankful {things I love} Thursday ...

Our garden has been filled with happy, hungry,  baby birds
especially black birds & of course,
sparrows ♥
they all love the suet baskets and it seems that no sooner is a new block added
it needs to be refilled ...
a metal bird cage has become the perfect peanut feeder
Mr Jay lets me know when it's empty :-)
we only have 1 blue Jay and want to keep him happy!
I've been collecting seeds from the cosmos & scattering it throughout the garden ...
this morning I spotted the most gorgeous Oriole eating the trumpet vine blooms
I hope he returns ...
and earlier in the week the hibiscus bloomed
The August Project
Day 22
garden tomatoes, avocado and a slice of cheese with a cup of tea & new Country Living magazine
and starting a new avocado pit.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

August Break Project ~ Day 21 ...

Last weekend I came across 4 beautiful vintage doilies
at a garage sale ...
and turned this one
into a dream catcher
1 embroidery hoop
1 doily
embroidery floss
wrap embroidery hoop with twine to completely cover
 pull the doily taunt to stretch across hoop,
stitch in place
add strands of raffia and knot beads
Day 21
August Break Project
something old
The complete life,
the perfect pattern,
includes old age as well as youth and maturity.
The beauty of the morning and the radiance of noon are good
but it would be a very silly person
who drew the curtains
and turned on the light
in order to shut out the tranquility of the evening.
Old age has its pleasures, which, though different,
are not less than the pleasures of youth.
~W. Somerset Maugham~

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Texture Tuesdays ...

~blooms & bokeh~
Texture: Kim Klassen - Crackerjack
August seems to be flying by ...
I've been working through my Summer wish list...
thanks to last weeks garage sale find { 4 beautiful vintage doilies }
I've been happily sitting in the garden creating  dream catchers ♥
~hope you are having a wonderful Tuesday~
D xo
Linking with Texture Tuesday today.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

August Break Project Day 8 ...

Day 8
Be Yourself.
Life is precious as it is.
All the elements for your happiness
are already here.
There is no need
to run
or struggle.
Just be.
~Thich Nhat Hanh~
Just Deb - BE
Thankful {things I love} Thursday
Seeing baby Robin go from pretty blue egg
to bathing in our garden. 
 We have this little concrete leaf filled with water beside our pond.
It is a favourite spot for baby birds not sure of the bird baths
or pond

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

August Break Project ~ Day 7 ...

Day 7
are the sky.
Everything else-
it's just
the weather.
~Pema Chodron~

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

August Break 4,5 & 6 ...

Day 4
I am seeking
I am striving
I am in it
with all my heart
~Vincent Van Gogh~
{Enjoying seeing the little things in life through my grandson's eyes} ♥ pure joy!
Day 5
~close up~
Archer is loving the cooler Summer temps
Day 6
The line of life
is a ragged
and desire
~William R Alger~

Saturday, August 3, 2013

August Break ~Day 3 ...

Day 3 of August Break
When my 2 year old grandson asked me one day what I was doing,
I instantly replied without pause "In the kitchen playing with bubbles" :-D
that phrase has stuck ever since ♥
Washing the dishes
is like bathing a baby.
The profane is the sacred.
Everyday mind
is enlightened mind.
~Thich Nhat Hanh~
Beauty seen on our walk today.

Friday, August 2, 2013

August Break~ Day 2 ...

the August Break
Day 2
on our country walk with Archer yesterday,
it was all about turtles!
And I love turtles :-D
I had a little turtle as a pet all through my childhood ♥
remember the little plastic turtle  dishes  with plastic palm tree :-}
If a man happens to find himself
he has a mansion
which he can inhabit
with dignity
all the days
of his life
~James A Michener~

Thursday, August 1, 2013

August Break 2013~ starting with Breakfast ...

Joining in this month with ~ August Break~
a lovely, informal, no rules
way to enjoy August as Summer winds down.
Susannah has included 31 daily photo prompts
to make it even easier.
Day 1
  Lori's   name was chosen for my prayer flag giveaway.
Congratulations Lori
I have made a flag especially for you
 ~Happy August~
xo D