Friday, December 30, 2011

It Was Good...

Filled with light,
Filled with warmth,
Filled with family and loved ones.

Wonderful food,
good company,
a pathetic tree cut down from the mountain top,
and lights that died two days after I set it up.
It was still loved for all of the imperfections.
Beloved grand children here,
some very icky throw up moments..
thankful for it all.
Wishing all who stop by here
a blessed New Year.
May the coming months bring you
joy, health, hope and happiness,
and I thank all who visit
this small space.
Your presence makes me smile
and gives me much happiness.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Every Christmas Season...

I read this lovely story.
How I love this.

Been gone. Catching up.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

This Week...

Beautiful Tuesday...

Last night...the moon.
Not a very good photo for such a huge
and beautiful spectacle.
I went out to dump the garbage.
Who knew that taking the garbage out
could give such beauty.
Words fail. She was full.
She was without an equal.
She filled me with awe and joy.

best to all, e.
don't know what all of this miss-spacing is, but if
i try to fix it, guarantee a photo or two will vaporize.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Dear Mother Nature...

Look what you sent to me.
I am ever grateful for such beauty.
I am ever grateful for
such a surprise.
I am ever grateful for
a Fairy House.
As Dick and Jane said,
"Look, look."
Look at what beauty I saw.

Sometimes, I do think it
is a gift to be so surprised
by the loveliness of Nature.
To turn one's head and say,
as I did at lunch,
"Look, look!"
I do believe that I am channeling
my inner Dick and Jane.
Who could do it better for me?
The old one who learned to read
watching all of them; Mother,Father,Puff
et. all.
Being surprised in the tiny moment.
That's me.
See what I saw; see what made
my simple heart happy,
and my imagination of "See, See", 
and, "Look, Look!"
It is a good Fairy House to let.
Low rent, quiet neighborhood.
All of the amenities a 
small one would wish.
Lovely surroundings,
natural landscaping,
magical mushrooms,
and glorious moss.
What could be better than that
for wee people?

Truly, we were eating lunch
the other day and I nearly
jumped out of my chair
as my eye caught these adorable mushrooms.
Some are smaller than the head
of an eraser.
It is such a gift
to be startled out of one's space
by the beauty of Mother Nature.
Who better to live in such
a paradise, than the Forest Fairies?
best to all, e.
p.s. can you see how the tiny ones
underneath have turned upward so that you
see their gills? oh, is alive and real.
we just have to believe...believe in magic. it's good.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Goodbye, Dear November

You've been grand.
best to all, e.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Happy Birthday

I love you to the moon and back.
Hard working..
A wonderful father..
My first born..
You have filled my life with such joy.
Thank you for being you.
best to all, e.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Giving Thanks

May you be surrounded by all of
those whom you love.
May your blessings be many.
best to all, e.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Gloomish Soup of Rain, Cold and Pewter Skies

Thank goodness for yellows,
Crayola leaves,
and wild turkeys.
Happy weekend...and best to all, e.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Mmmmmm....Baked Doughnuts...

Boiled my own cider.
Went crazy for the wonderful aroma in the house.
Boiling cider takes hours.
The cider was delish..the baked doughnuts
so, so......but worth the drifts of warmth and
delicious scents on the late fall day.
What could be better than the wood stove, the scent of cider, 
Jane Austen and furry big dogs?
(Well, maybe fried doughnuts.)
Or donuts as some prefer...
Best to all, e.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Oh, Precious Wee Wonder....

Thank you for the visit.
Best to all, e.

Monday, November 7, 2011


I took these pictures on the 4th. The clouds moved in seconds after I took the shot of the moon. Actually, I think that's God's toenail peeking out of that blue sky.
Blogger is giving me hissy fits. I can't seem to make anything work, so I'll leave off here.
Best to all, e.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


What a gift.
Best to all, e.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Wonder That Is November

It's almost as if Someone were
wrapping up all of the splendor
that belongs to Autumn
in preparation for the coming of Winter.
Who would do it with more
beauty and artistry than that Someone?
It is an absolutely perfect day here.
I hope to get out and about again
to capture more Wonders of November.
May this month bring you beauty
and blessings.
Best to all, e.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Color, Glorious Color

These were taken yesterday inside some of our
greenhouses. It was such a windy day
and the leaves wanted to dance
in reckless abandon.
Probably way too many
photos, but it is so hard to cut some out.
I hope that you enjoy.
Is it not pure Magic?
Our huge sweet gums are bursting forth
and all of the oaks are looking quite "Tweedish"
with the green, brown and yellow they are wearing.
Wooly Bears have been traversing everywhere,
and I suspect that they have selected
their winter homes as of today.
Yesterday and today brought frost.
It's all a glory.
best to all, e.