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

Monday, April 14, 2014

Just a Day



Today

I placed a large chocolate bunny on my pine farm table

added

 a few new dried flowers and herds to my vintage wooden bowl

smiled

 at my Queen Elizabeth rose that is blooming

started

my day with oatmeal ,strawberries and bananas

gathered

 Chard from my garden to share with a friend








Today was just a day like so many other days in my life

filled

 with the quiet and simple things that make me just Dottie.



Monday, April 7, 2014

Blessed



I have been living days
of
quiet beauty
and
 sweet blessings....

The very best kind of days
I think....



I spied a tiny ladybug in my salad garden..just one of many...

 blooming sweet violets have graced the herb garden with a little romance....

I collected forty violets today..and made Candied Violets.....
I think they will look so pretty on my Easter cupcakes.

I am slowly reading this book. I want to linger in its beauty. 

Grandmother's gumbo is a very good way to chase away a damp,gray day.

 .

This was the sweetest blessing and I am so proud
of my grandson, Dax.

 ..First Communion Sunday...
I told you it has been the very best of weeks
and
I am thankful...

Smiles, Dottie