a day for domestics and general tidying up.
Don't think that makes me want to cry
because I am more than happy when I get stuff put away
and I am able to stand back and see what has been accomplished.
Does this Kleenex box look a bit like a Missoni print to you or is it just me?
Homemade chicken soup is on the burner
I have a few sniffles and swear by this soup
it's a cure all.
You've heard of those books Chicken Soup for the Soul
well for me it's Chicken Soup for the Bowl.
Bird sculpture made by a local artisan
crafted from rocks and wire.
Can you see the dents on the ledge?
Pepper had a hand in those...
she keeps knocking this bird over and it lands on it's sharp beak and pits a hole each time.
I de-cluttered the filing cabinet
several years of bills and papers which I shredded
and it took several hours
the shredder overheated once during this operation
but I did have the satisfaction of filling 3 garbage bags,
yes sir, yes sir, 3 bags full!
I cannot tell you how great this makes me feel
procrastination is my downfall
the worst habit one can have when it comes to getting things done!
Can you see the pin?
It blends in quite well on the Windsmoor jacket.
Sherman vintage circa 1950 rhinestone pin in shades for the season.
This pin was a gift a few Christmas's ago.
I used to wear pins every day but now I seem to wear them only on jackets.
I have about 5 or 6 pins and they are all vintage.
I watched a PBS special with Alan Titmarsh and The Prince of Wales on TV
the focus of the program was the garden at Highgrove that the Prince has created over the past 30 years.
It's an amazing garden,
organic and vast and full of surprises.
has a few cameos where she discusses the early days of the garden
about the design process involved
and the planting of the yews.
She has been referred to as "The Grande Dame of Green."
I could not take my eyes of her diamonds and large gum ball pearls.
They were an opera length strand which she had layered with some smaller strands of pearls.
She obviously is a wonderful gardener
she most definitely gardens in pearls!
The Garry Oak trees have got me all a flutter
perhaps it's their gnarly branches
I can't quite decide...
what's not to love about an infusion of joy?
bubbles of happiness
from the leaves ~ to the skies
rays of sun
flicker and flash
the gentle breeze picks up and tosses
a stand of oaks
whose response is to thrum and shiver
sending forth a cascade of leaves
swirling to the ground.
life is really so much richer
when one can harness joy and gratitude in the simple things
Nature weaves it's way into the hearts of the pedestrian and the pedigreed.
As it should do...
keeping us grounded and content.