Porches and Pumpkins

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the expanse proclaims the work of His hands.” Psalm 19:13 Hi friends, In Western North Carolina Fall is a magical time.  In early October Bob and I headed to the Pumpkin Patch to pick out the perfect pumpkins for our porch.  My back porch is surrounded by…Read more »

Bringing Biltmore Home

” I will praise Him in every season.”   Psalm 146:2 Hi Friends, I have often said that Biltmore is my second home.  Bob and I have spent many wonderful hours there enjoying picnics, walking through the gardens and celebrating holidays.  Fall is my favorite season there.  When I realized there was new stoneware called Biltmore…Read more »

September Days

“By all these lovely tokens SEPTEMBER days are here, With summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.”  –from September by Helen Hunt Jackson Hi Friends, The last few days here in Western North Carolina have been perfectly lovely.  My roses are blooming again, my dahlias are prolific bloomers, the sedum are changing color,…Read more »

Autumn Joy Sedum

“He has made everything beautiful in its time.”  Ecclesiastes 3:11 Hi Friends, In 2015 a friend gave me my first Autumn Joy Sedum.  Mother had just passed away and she wanted me to have something that would come back every year.  The next year I added five plants to go with this one.  They start…Read more »

Finding JOY in the Journey

“Look, I am about to do something new.”  Isaiah 43:19 Hi Friends,   I have a friend that every time we say goodbye, she says “Find JOY in your Journey”.  The last few years have challenged me to do just this.   Living with JOY means paying attention to the beautiful moments of life. I try…Read more »