Monday, August 31, 2015

The Great British Baking Show Season 2

 The U.K.’s beloved and highly watched THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW (known as “The Great British Bake Off” in the U.K.) returns to PBS on Sundays, September 6-November 8,
2015, 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET
 
 
 
 
U.K.’s Smash-Hit Competition Series Returns to PBS After Acclaimed First Season ‒
 
 
 This year, the tent welcomes a baker’s dozen to the battle to be named the U.K.’s best amateur baker. Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins coax them through their Signature, Technical and Showstopper challenges, under the scrutiny of judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. With 13 bakers — from space engineer to student, teacher to dentist, psychologist to carpenter — Mary and Paul may decide at any time to banish not one but two bakers. After 10 weeks of whisking, crimping and piping, only one can emerge victorious.

 
Sundays, September 6-November 8, 2015, 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET Check your local listings.
 
 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Cat- astrophe.

Oliver is not a happy camper.
He took a trip to his veterinarian today, in order to get his annual checkup and feline vaccinations.
It completely stresses him out, being out of his comfort zone, and to add insult to injury three shots in his bum before he's finished.
I'm in the cat house.  



Wednesday, August 26, 2015

That Was Easy

I was in the mood to do a little home decorating, updating kitchen counter-tops and new appliances.
Then I started looking at all the options, colors, and designs until my head began to ache, and my blood pressure shot up. 
I have convinced myself, that what I have already is quite charming, and well.....timeless.
On to the next project.
 
 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

May The Road Rise Up To Meet You

A dear friend painstakingly cross-stitched this timeless Irish blessing for me several years ago.
I grew up hearing this prayer and seeing it grace the walls of many homes.
It's words have always been a favorite of mine, encouraging peace and good fortune into one's life.
From my little corner of the world.....to yours.
 
 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Home Sweet Home




"Home, the spot of earth supremely blest,
A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest. "

~ Robert Montgomery
 
 
View from the grandchildren's bedroom window...now all grown up. 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Potting Shed



The Shed..

"In the potting shed, our hearts, the pleasures of home, and the glories of the garden merge.
Its practical character eases our garden labors.
Its romantic nature enriches our lives.
Here is peace, and beauty, and a sense of purpose."

~Linda Joan Smith : The Potting Shed


Monday, August 10, 2015

Mr. Raccoon

Early this morning the Mr. came into the bedroom, and informs me he has fished a dead raccoon out of our tiny pond.
What ?
Why would it have even been in the pond, after all I gave the fish away years ago, so nothing to eat.......
He didn't appear to have any obvious signs of trauma and none of the pond's landscaping rocks and fountain had been disturbed.
I've called the local wildlife officials, thinking they may be interested in testing for rabies or distemper virus, if they are keeping such statistics.
It's a puzzling start to the week, I'm hoping there's no others........


Sunday, August 9, 2015

Gifts From The Sky

There is something quite magical about finding a feather lying on the ground.
Discarded and no longer needed, yet still beautiful in it's perfection.
Folklore has it, finding feathers in your path, means you have angels in your life.
I treasure my gifts from the sky.
 
 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

View From My Window

Thunder clouds are forming overhead, we welcome any rain.
Summer flowers are limp on the vine.
Today a possum, a raccoon, a groundhog, wild turkeys and deer pass through, all searching for a place  to quench their thirst.
The fruit from the neighbor's pear tree seems to satisfy their needs.