Wednesday, January 16, 2019


Oliver cat practicing his new yoga pose.
Winter days can afford the luxury of personal growth.

" I have lived with several Zen masters...….all of them cats."
Eckhart Tolle ~ The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Winter Nesting

I'm a candle-burner.
No matter what season of the year, you'll find candles burning in my home.
I'm drawn like a moth to the flame, they comfort me, console me, wrap me in their warm glow.
Nothing says "Welcome Home" better than the soft glow of a burning spiced-candle.
Winter days have set in, we've already had our share of sadness in this new year, I'm hoping for brighter days ahead.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Tea-Sipping Day

There are whispers of the "s" word in the forecast, just when the sunshine has returned, and green shoots are popping up all over the garden.
I hope the weather-forecasters have missed the mark on this one.
I'm pretty certain that the cats have got spring-fever, they have been running around the house and having a mad half-hour, more than usual, destroying their little furry mice, and insisting on hiding beneath the dining room rug, pretending not to be noticed, except for two obvious big lumps.
It's a day of list-making and tea-sipping for me, tomorrow more errand running.
Hope all is well, in your little corner of the world.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Winter Days

Our days have been much milder than typical Winter days, well into the sixties. The Iris shoots are popping out of the warm soil, I trust they know that Winter is a fickle friend, and despite affording us spectacular sunsets, colder weather, is just around the corner.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Doc Martin Season 8 Episode 1 preview

To help break up the monotony of long winter nights, our local PBS affiliate is treating its viewing audience to new seasons of beloved favorite shows.
Doc Martin Season 8 aired this past Thursday, I'm already hooked.
Thank you Public Broadcasting Corporation, and our local Nashville Public Television.
Check your local schedule for times and dates.

Friday, January 4, 2019


We are deluged with rain today.
The turkeys are out scratching through the wet soil.
Unfazed and happy.


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

After Christmas Silence

The Christmas decorations have all been returned to their boxes for another year.
The house seems bare without all of the glitz and glamor, isn't it funny how you become used to the excess, in such a short time.
Shiny mercury candle holders and fairy lights are left in place, until the sunshine returns.
In just 77 short days, Spring comes calling.