"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The morning sky pulled me out of a warm bed

and completely captivated me 

as it showed it's brilliant colors for an introduction of a pretty day.

The next morning, I once again ignored the cold chill as I watched the sun sit on top of a covering of fog across the prairie........

The next morning.......the sun stayed in bed, while Sophie and I  braved the spitting of snow  , 

We got a little snow..............

I really mean.........."a little" snow.
Just enough to make a tiny snowman.

and not enough to make this hungry Cardinal stay away from the feeder.

Now we are getting the "Arctic Blast" sweeping across parts of the country, leaving the trees and what is left of their leaves, coated in ice.  

And now this year is fading away and a new year will be shining through , 
filling me with hopes of more beautiful sun rises and serene sunsets. 
Here's wishing you a very 
happy new year filled with the same!
Happy New Year!

Monday, December 22, 2014

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through

Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself...
~Norman Wesley Brooks (U.S. design engineer, 1923–2002)

Merry Christmas everyone!
I have posted a wonderful Christmas cookie recipe on my cooking blog
just click onto this link

Friday, December 5, 2014

Moonshine is keeping me out late at night..........

The moon was so huge tonight that all I could do was  just stare in awe...........I 'm hooked..........
it's intoxicating!

and I wanted to share my moonshine with you!
Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, December 1, 2014

There is an oak tree in the back yard

that is  dressed in it's finest and colorful dress,
shimmering in the sunlight

and looking breathtaking against a clear blue sky.   I t wont be long however before these leaves fall to the ground, brown and dry......and the tree sleeps it's cold winter sleep. 
Once again, the long limbs grow from the bottom of the tree's trunk.........no matter how much we have tried to stop them......so once again the limbs get trimmed away.........

Instead of tossing them into the compost.......I take them in and place them in vintage vases to decorate the dinning room table..........

the various rooms 

and bathroom counters.  Just these simple twigs and leaves bring such beauty to a space......
don't you think?? 

Out in the greenhouse the flowers are completely unaware of the cold weather that is whistling around the corner........the snap dragons from this spring are in full bloom

as well as the various containers of moss rose. 

The geranium that had been so tired and frazzled from the past hot summer is budding and growing taller.

The tomato vines that I planted in large containers just for the greenhouse 

are giving me a wonderful bounty each week as I visit.

The cyclamen that stay in the greenhouse during the cold night, go out into the window boxes during the day when the sun pleasant this time of year. 

The migrating Sand Hill Cranes fly and call to each other in the late evening sky as they head to their roosting place in a wet land pasture a few miles away.

The evening has turned chilly and it is perfect for sitting around a fire and talking with my sweet one about the tapestry of our life that we have weaved for ourselves. We both wonder...........
where have all of the years gone??
It has been a sweet life and we reflect on that, as the fire crackles and glows.
How about you?
Are your trees showing off their brilliant colorful leaves?
Do you like to sit around and evening fire........inside or outside?
I would love to hear!