Saturday, February 29, 2020

'Til Their Clean And Sparkly

I've been busy doing a little spring cleaning.
A sink full of  warm sudsy water, and anything within reach gets a turn.
By the time I get through washing everything, it will be time to start all over again.
Oh, dear.


Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Home Sweet Home

Snow is forecast for tomorrow, just when my thoughts are all turning to Spring activities.
Hopefully just a dusting, I'm happy my errands were all run yesterday, and I can stay hearthside, with two portly kitties as my companions.

Braided rugs
Tea-filled mugs
Flowers in jugs
Familiar hugs
Heartstring tugs
 Home Sweet Home by ABritinTN  

Monday, February 24, 2020

Rainy Days And Mondays

I was up with the larks this morning, awakened by the sound of rain pelting against the windows, long before the morning light itself had appeared.
As much rainfall as we've had in the past couple of months, our Spring growing season, should be a healthy one.
No dried-up soils here.

" The best kind of rain, of course, is a cozy rain.
This is the kind the anonymous medieval poet makes me remember, the rain that falls on a day when you'd just as soon stay in bed a little longer, write letters or read a good book by the fire, take early tea with hot scones and jam and look out the streaked window with complacency. "

~Susan Allen Toth, England For All

Friday, February 21, 2020

A Taste Of Home

A little afternoon snack.
English Jacob's cream crackers, Irish aged-cheddar cheese, a few pickled onions. 
I could eat them until they run out of my ears.
Ooh dear.

  Followed by a lovely cup of Yorkshire tea.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

A Peaceful Easy Feeling

Our days are getting noticeably longer, darkness now falls around 5:30 each evening.
Mother Nature sent us sunshine today, sixty five degrees worth of the stuff, encouraging us to break out of our cabin-fever mold, and delight in pottering around the garden.

The Robins are in abundance, busily pulling the earthworms from the moist soil, the nests are getting feathered, the Pussy Willow buds are awaking.
Daffodils are waving their sleepy heads in the noon day sun.
Not long now.


A peaceful sunset this evening.
Cooler temps, after a warm and breezy day.
Peace.....such a lovely thought.


Sunday, February 16, 2020


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

Thursday, February 6, 2020


The perfect way to spend a rainy day......napping.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

All Change

Our days have been filled with glorious sunshine.
The daffodils are shooting up from the ground, offering the promise of spring.
I tidied around the porches and fiddled in the potting shed yesterday, it's hard to stay cooped up when the sun is shining.
After a welcomed, warm and sunshiny day, today it's back to rain, dark and dreary.
A cozy day to enjoy inside.
Wishing you peace, in whatever little corner of the world, you call home.....
 "Winter is the time of promise because there is so little to do - or because you can now and then permit yourself the luxury of thinking so."
~Stanley Crawford

Sunday, February 2, 2020

News From Gobbler's Knob

Rabbits have been making a show in the garden.
Nibbling on the new shoots of grass.
The songbirds are once again appearing , a good sign that life is beginning to awaken.
Punxsutawney Phil  has predicted an early spring, maybe in these southern states, the poor folks in other parts of the country, digging out of the snow, will be harder to convince......
We're having a balmy 70 degrees of sunshine today, how's that for a treat !