Thanksgiving 2023

  “Thankfulness is the quickest path to JOY.”  -Jefferson Bethke Hi Friends, Happy Thanksgiving.  My prayer for you is that  every day be filled with God’s uncountable blessings, memorable moments and happiness.  I have set my Thanksgiving table with my very favorite things.       These placemats were a gift from my friend Connie.  They…Read more »

2023 Beyond the Garden Gate

You reveal the path of life to me; in your presence is abundant joy; at your right hand are eternal pleasures.  Psalm 16:11 Hi Friends, It has been several months since I have posted on my blog.  It seems we have been really busy and Bob had gallbladder surgery last month.   While he has been…Read more »

Summer Roses 2023

“The Lord has done great things for us and we rejoiced.”  Psalm 126:3 Hi friends, Opening the door to my back porch and garden today, I was amazed at the beauty in my garden.  Beautiful, fragrant summer blooms from my garden is almost more than I can believe. Seven years ago I began my blog…Read more »

Live Life with Zest

What you surround yourself with should bring you peace of mind and lots of Joy. – Dianne Hi friends, Of all seasons, spring is the season most filled with hope. Over lunch recently at a local Bistro, I lunched with one of my oldest and dearest friends.   We had not seen one another in months. …Read more »

Snowball Viburnum 2023

  The garden is a place where I  sense God’s presence.  It’s a place where dewdrops settle and butterflies gather to witness the miracles of God’s creation.     Hi friends, We had one pretty day this week and I set a table in the garden.  My inspiration for this table is the old fashioned snowball…Read more »