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Showing posts with label poem. Show all posts
Showing posts with label poem. Show all posts

Summer Grapevine Wreath

Such a busy Summer but not too busy to make a wreath or two, so today I am sharing

with you one of my my late Summer Wreaths.

I enjoy the process of collecting materials to assemble my wreaths, sometimes I even 

challenge myself to shop the bargain aisle to see just what treasures may have been 

overlooked by weary shoppers.  

I was in luck a few weeks back when I found these 75 percent off flowers and butterflies.

I was also feeling a little bit whimsical, our Texas heat had not set in yet, and the notion of

fluttering butterflies, fairies and magic actual seemed a little bit possible as I strolled along

the byways of life.

I adore nature, I revel in the beauty of it all and I am always amazed and thrilled by

the glorious creatures that our Heavenly Father has created for us.  

This little wreath is a reflection of those thoughts and feelings.

Maybe it is because I was raised on a Farm, 

Maybe it is because I grew up embracing nature in the beautiful West,

Maybe it is because it is just the way it is meant me to be,

But it matters to me to cherish and nourish those feelings that nature

brings my way.

The magic,

hope, wonder, and beauty

which we sometimes loose when

we "grow up."

  And do we ever truly grow up?

  And do we ever truly want to?


I suppose it was just a magical sort of day in general, because even the early morning

shadows caught my eye.

So, when I finished twisting the last wire and placing the last dollop of hot glue on this orange 

polka dot bow, I stepped back and snapped this photo.

It was just that sort of day...

Leaving you with one of my favorite poems from Emily Dickinson. 

I took this photo just a couple of weeks ago while we were in Albuquerque New Mexico,  I 

was thrilled when I saw the Sandia Mountains and could not resist the late afternoon 

shadows as well.

                                                                   Sandia Mountains

Please Join Me~

Cedar Hill Farmhouse

Natasha In Oz


Flowers, Love and Valentine Gift Ideas

I am so glad that you stopped by today and I also have a confession.

Valentines Day is one of my favorite Holidays!

I have been enjoying reading poems, baking, taking a few photos 

and doing a little investigating as to what gifts are available for this 

official season of love. 

Now that it is all put together I am sharing it all with you!

A Flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and a man cannot                                        live without love." 
                                                                ~Max Muller~

Gift Idea Number 1- Hearts Full Of Love

Gift Idea Number 2 Gold and Glam Heart locket

Gift Idea Number 3 For your very best friend

     "Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired." 
     ~Robert Frost~

             "Love is like  dew that falls both on nettles and lilies"
                                                          ~Swedish Proverb~

                                           Gift Idea Number 4 For the Little Ones


Gift Idea Number 5 What I Love About Love You

"I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers." 
                                                             ~Claude Monet~

"Life is the flower, for which love is the honey." 
~Victor Hugo~

Gift Idea Number 6 Pink Frosted Cookies

"Grow Old With Me The Best Is Yet To Be!"
~Robert Browning~

   "What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork."                                               ~Pearl Bailey~

What brings you joy on Valentines Day?

Please Join Me~

Dear Little Red House

Common Ground

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson

The Brambleberry Cottage

Inspirational Thursday-Roses & Apache Blessing

I bought two rose buds for myself and I would like to share 

them with you.

What is the special occasion you may ask and I will reply - is

there really any need for one?

I spent a good bit of time picking them out, because it was a treat 

for myself.  I was savouring the moment like it was a perfect piece 

of rich chocolate.  It was a splurge to remind me that I need to be 

kind to myself.  

"Would you like them wrapped up?"  The Florist asked.

I hesitated for a moment thinking well they are just for me, so not 

really.  But then I caught myself...

"Why, yes I would, I replied."  With a slight lilt in my voice.

The florist wrapped them gently and tied them with a very 

special twine...I was smiling inside, these were my gift

to myself.  

Oh, I receive lovely and thoughtful gifts from family and 

friends and the treasures they have given me are priceless.

These rose buds were a gift to myself  to help me to 

remember to worry less, find more energy and strength in the 

glorious world that is ours, and to walk gently through this 

beautiful thing called life.  

When I am able to do even a few of these things, I am being kind to 

me, and thats a good thing-

This beautiful Apache Blessing resonated with me so I just had

to share it with all of you-

Please Join me ~

Ivy and Elephants