Winter Birds 2023

“You crown the year with Your goodness; your paths overflow with rich food.”  Psalm 65:11 Hi friends, Happy New Year! January is always a time to reflect on the old year and imagine a new year with all its possibilities.  I love the hush of winter.  I love cuddling up in a warm blanket and…Read more »

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 »