Sunday, August 10, 2014

August.....





It is still hot
and
I really do not like to be this hot
but
I dislike being cold even more!!
So
 I am going to surround myself with the brightness of August
and
welcome with open arms
its
 brightly colored days and soft, still nights
that
 are filled with sparkly pleasures...

Oh August!
I am so in love
with you
and
your magical delights.

 summer sundresses
zinnias
yummy.golden,crunchy seafood
cute,cute grandchildren
golden sunsets
last night's super moon

I want to live every day of my life
as
 beautifully as I can, even in August!

Smiles
Dottie

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Summer Smiles...



Oh 
sweet summer 
your
days are passing by so very fast.
How can it be
that 
your visit is almost over?

I love summer
and 
I long for it all year long
because 
in the summer
I
can work in my garden when it rains 
and 
water it by moon light....
enjoy
the harvest from my vegetable garden
and 
farmer markets
spend
hours just floating from one side of the pool to the other side
and
at night
falling to sleep listening
to
 a night concert given by ten thousand frogs and crickets.....








I wish you summer smiles that last all year long....
Dottie

Monday, July 21, 2014

Simply Today




Today
is just a simple day
filled
 with things that have made me smile....

This morning when I went outside 
to
watch the sun wake up and drink my coffee
I discovered
the Angel Trumpets were still awake...


Oh Be Still my heart...
there 
was a butterfly on one of the zinnias 


Because it has been very hot here
I have
I been preparing meals that 
don't
heat the kitchen.....This has been making me very happy.


I am trying not to think about 
tomorrow
my car has a low tire, the gasoline gauge says empty
and 
it needs to be inspected.....

My son ..who lives in Illinois.. says,"You can do it, Mom!"

I guess I will see and if it works out  to be simple
I told myself I would go to my favorite old and delightfuly wonderful 
used book store ....

Wish me well,
Dottie

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Rainy Days Blues.....





What can you do 
when
it rains all week 
and
you are an outside kind of girl?
Well
at first I worked in my garden
until
 it got so muddy
then
 I read in my porch swing
until
the mosquitoes almost carried me off
so finally  
I reluctantly  surrendered
and
went inside 
only to find a dreamy world that I sometime take for granted
filled with
twinkling lights, soft music, stacks of treasured books
and  
old black and white movies......


I had forgotten some movies were made to watch in black and white.
This one was perfect...


I may have to rethink rainy weather..

Smiles, Dottie

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Missing you...Sweet Friends




Sometime

Life is what happens to us
while
we are making other plans....

I have been away for a little while
and
I have so many lovely things to share with you....




Easter and Spring have both passed since our last visit.....
and
now it is Summer .

I am so thankful to be able to spent it with you..my sweet friends...

I have so missed you.
Dottie

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter



Wishing you the happiest of Easter






May the Son of God shine His face upon you .
Smiles

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Lunar Eclipse


On

the night of the Full Lunar Eclipse

the
 sky was a perfect black velvet 
but
it was very, very cold and oh so windy

I
 was very excited and so cold my hands
were shaking
as I tried to hold my camera still to take a closeup of the moon.

As
 I stood under the night sky
and
watched the moon.....slowly turn red
I
 could feel  a peace and a great understanding of God's mighty hands.


"The heavens declare the glory of God;the skies proclaim the work of his hands."
I never could make my cold hands be still to take a closeup.
I will never forget this night.
Dottie