A Short Lookback

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and…Read more »

The Garden keeps Giving

Hi friends, My garden just keeps on thriving and giving.  I am so surprised that the Parade Rose continues to bloom this late.  I am sharing mostly photos with very little commentary.  A garden surely gives more than it ever receives. Lantana everywhere….. The sedum are in their last color stage. The colors are surely…Read more »

Happy Birthday Davis

Hi friends, Today is extremely important. It is the birthday of my grandson, Davis.  He is 17 today. A short celebration last night on the porch social distancing. A great brother to his sister Maddie.     Davis with his Mom and Dad and Maddie. An amazing athlete.  He has been rowing for three years…Read more »

Quintessential Game

“Above all, put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity,”  Colossians 3:14 Hi Friends, I know so little about “deer season” but as I was growing up, my Dad loved to go on an annual deer hunt with friends. It was nothing that my Mother and I particularly enjoyed even knowing about.  I…Read more »

Simple Joys of Autumn

Let the rustling leaves of autumn remind us of the joy of simple things…. Hi Friends, Autumn is a time to get closer to simplicities of hearth and home.  I get very excited about decorating my home for the fall season.  I love the colors, smells and joys of the season.  Just recently my grandson,…Read more »