Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving Blessings





Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Count on God instead of yourself.

~Author Unknown

 
A Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours............
 

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Being Thankful

Rain has fallen on and off for most of the day, making for the perfect opportunity to gather my Thanksgiving recipes.
Our Thanksgiving is a low-key affair, since like most families, our little close family, now includes in-laws, and extended family members, and time has to be split between both.
That's ok too,  this way we all have a chance to enjoy family, food and fellowship, and be grateful for the many blessings.
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Timeless Treasures

A lovely #10 McCoy mixing bowl bought for a mere twenty dollars today.
I bought the larger sister bowl #12 some thirty years ago, and paid four times the price.
Christmas has come early !
 

 

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Oliver Love

"Oliver look this way and smile"

 
 
 
 
" You forgot to open your eyes "
 


"Perfect".

Friday, November 15, 2019

Silence





"When everything that ticked has stopped,
And space stares, all around,
Or grisly frosts, first autumn morns,
Repeal the beating ground."



 Emily Dickinson, Time and Eternity, LXXV

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Tea-Sipping Day

Mother Nature sent us a sprinkling of snow, just enough to remind us that winter is just around the corner.
The arctic blast of air lingers, furry Ugh boots, now replace dollar store flip-flops.
I've been working on my Christmas list, accompanied by two portly kitties at my side, and lots of lovely tea. 
Bone-chilling days, but spectacular autumn sunsets.
 
 

Monday, November 11, 2019

Lest We Forget

They fell, but o'er their glorious grave
Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.

~Francis Marion Crawford

 
 
 

 God Bless  all the service men and women, without whose unselfish commitment, our lives would be forever changed.
 
 
 

Saturday, November 9, 2019

The Nesting Season

The ground is soaked from a day of rain. Much needed rain, for which we are grateful.
I've been busy running errands today, ticking off my to-do list.
Hearty soups have now become the meal of choice.
Nights are noticeably cooler, and darkness falls before the clock strikes five.
Candlelight glows.
The nesting season begins.
                                                     

Monday, November 4, 2019

The Turning Of The Leaf

Finally, a little Autumn color has crept in.
Just in time for a blustery wind, to blanket the ground with autumn brilliance.
Raking leaves now sits at the top of the "to-do" list.
And two portly kitties spend their days chasing them.
 

 
 

  
 
 
 




 


...I see
the turning of a leaf
dancing in an autumn sun,
and brilliant shades of crimson
glowing when a day is done...

~Hazelmarie "Mattie" Elliott, "