Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Daisy Time

I confess to having a special place in my heart for these unassuming little flowers that always make me smile.





"He who is born with a silver spoon in his mouth is generally considered a fortunate person, but his good fortune is small compared to that of the happy mortal who enters this world with a passion for flowers in his soul."

~ Celia Thaxter
 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Furry Flowers

They are called companion animals, and it is obvious why, since they are the most social of creatures.
Meet my daughter's family members......Rose, Daisy, Lily, and Buttercup, two precious mothers and their adored daughters.
 
 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Dinner Guest

We had an unexpected dinner guest last night, at Oliver's invitation.
*sigh*
 
 







Thursday, May 25, 2017

Tea Time



A Cup of Tea

When the world is all at odds
And the mind is all at sea
Then cease the useless tedium
And brew a cup of tea.

There is magic in its' fragrance,
There is solace in its' taste;
And then laden moments vanish
Somehow into space.

And the world becomes a lovely thing!
There's beauty as you'll see;
All because you briefly stopped
To brew a cup of tea.


J. Jonker, Amsterdam,

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Heaven Scent

The wild Honeysuckle is in bloom.
Its sweet scent floating across the meadow..
Intoxicatingly delicious.
 
 
 
 
 Memories of warm days in May, as a child sucking the sweet nectar.
Innocence and childhood going hand in hand.
 
 


So doth the woodbine the sweet honeysuckle
Gently entwist. The female ivy so
Enrings the barky fingers of the elm.
Oh, how I love thee! How I dote on thee!
~ Shakespeare's A Midsummers Night Dream
 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Blue

Two of my favorite things........
English transferware and castles.
Royal Homes of Britain
Windsor Castle, Tower of London, Balmoral Castle.
 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bird Watching

Two new little birds appeared in the garden today.
A Bluebird and a Goldfinch.
I think they may be cat-friendly, since they are made of heavy glass.
When the sun shines through them, they look magical.
 


🐦

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Oliver Love




"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains un-awakened"
~Anatole France
 

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Fortune Favors The Brave

This weekend was our granddaughter's university graduation.
A joyous time, and yet it's also sad, leaving friends behind who have been a part of your daily routine, for the better part of the last four years.


Megan Elizabeth has been a blessing in our lives. A sweet, caring, little girl, a joy to be around.
We always knew she was destined for great things.
She loved to play dress up, as do most little girls, I've tried to remind her over the years, that even when she is in a world of grown ups, it's good to take time out for play.


She graduated with a BSN RN with the recognition of Cum Laude,  and we couldn't be more proud.
 

She'll be beginning her new adventure in the next few months, what a wonderful and exciting time.
We are proud as peacocks.

Congratulations Megan Elizabeth : Class of 2017 you are loved beyond measure.


****** You are indeed a shining star ******
Believe In Yourself And Your Dreams Will Come True
Know what you can and want to do in life.
Set goals for yourself and work hard to achieve them.
Strive to have fun every day.
Use your creativity as a means of expressing your feelings.
Be sensitive in viewing the world.
Develop a sense of confidence.
Be honest with yourself and with others.
Follow your heart and adhere to your own truths.
Know that the more you give the more you will receive.
Believe in yourself and your dreams will come true.
 
~ Susan Polis Schutz ~




Thursday, May 4, 2017

Through The Garden Gate

More rain today.
It makes for happy flowers
 
 
 









 
 
 
 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Oliver Cat Love

I have a feeling this will be me, in the not too distant future.
I already have the stick and the cat ...