Thursday, October 26, 2017

Such A Pretty Week


My sweet friend had a birthday .
Our weather has been so pleasant and there are so many things we have been wanting to do .
We decided to celebrate all week !!

Friday night we filled a picnic basket
with
fruit,cheese, baguettes and a bottle of red wine .
We sat under a clear sky with a very full moon
and
were thrilled by the music of Benise's Spanish Guitar .
It was a magical night !
The only thing missing was a falling star .

I have been thinking about going to France again
but
the time is not right !

So we went to Bistro Les Amis and pretended we were in France !

Oh My !
  

Friday, October 20, 2017

Nighttime Wishes



We have been enjoying
Camelot
 days and nights
of
perfect weather!!

Even though fall is lovely
it
is hard for me to enjoy
because
I know it is the first step towards winter
and
I really dislike being cold!!!

When my girls were small I read them a book about
a squirrel named Miss Suzy.
She lived all winter
in
her cozy and wonderful house at the tip top 
of
an old oak tree!

My girls and I longed to live with her!

From Miss Suzy I learned to make my home cozy and wonderful 
filled with winter
 grace!

In this season
of
early twilights and long dark nights
filled
with candlelit rooms full of shadows and soft music
my
very shabby chic sofa
seems
to call to me.

Snuggled deep into the pillows in the quietness around me
I start thinking

I wish
 to see a falling star tonight
that my garden would be filled with fireflies

to dance in the moonlight
for my hollyhocks to bloom

to camp on the beach
that my Thanksgiving Turkey would be perfectly cooked
and
 my sweet potato pies would taste just like my grandmother's
that snow would softly fall on Christmas Eve.

Will my wishes come true?
Maybe
some of them will.

Miss Suzy

Isn't it funny some of the things we think about
and
wish for when it's cozy and warm and we are half asleep.


Smiles,

Dottie



Saturday, January 2, 2016

This New Year



The
Champagne bottle 
is 
empty

New Year's Day Dinner
has
been served
and
a much need
stroll 
around the garden
with
a
brisk north wind blowing
helped
me to say

"Hello"

to this new year....


I have chosen  the word ..delight...as my word for this new year.

I pray that you  
also 
will delight in each day of this new year...

Dottie

Psalm 37;4
Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Friday, December 25, 2015








Merry Christmas


The last full moon of 2015




Love,Dottie 


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

It's Happening...




It's happening... Magic

Christmas
 is 
spinning all around me
dancing
to
 the tune of a waltz
and
softly ..ever so softly
falling
into my heart


I am slowly following after the days
with
my eyes wide open
to
 each magical moment.

Dottie


Tuesday, December 8, 2015




Christmas
is 
falling
oh so softly....



Love...,Dottie

Friday, December 4, 2015

DECEMBER 4

         
 I know

it's  December 4th
and
I should be decorating for Christmas
but  
I have been painting
my
study and bathroom
the
most delicious colors.

My garden
 so
needs cooler weather to survive
and
I have not been patient about
 waiting
for its arrival
but
just when I thought
it
was never going to happen
it
  blew in on the tail of a cold,wet wind.

It
is time
to
put the paintbrush away
and
to finally harvest salad greens....
...
I have learned if you wait long enough good things happen.

Smiles....,Dottie