Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Autumn Planting

A few weeks ago, our kiddos came to Idaho to help
us with some Fall chores.
Blowing out the sprinklers on the three homes,
planting bulbs,
and many more things.
I have to say my children/grandchildren bless our lives continually
and I am so very grateful.
And it was awesome to be all together
(and we missed you Athena girlie!!!!)

The grand-girlies enjoyed playing in the dirt and planting the bulbs for the future 
red tulips and

(picture taken by their mama...)

Fall is just the best.

Reminded me of my love for
vintage seed catalogue art.
So of course,
I must share.
; )

Oh I can hardly wait for Spring!!!

I'm really getting ahead of myself!

I look forward to the Falls and Winters too.
I'm definitely a four seasons girlie.
Love the pumpkins!

Tee hee.
That little Corgi pup makes me real happy.
; )

Uplifting words.
I hope this has helped to bring you a little dose
of joy today.
Happiness is all around, eh?
; )

Sending love and big bear hugs
your way this gorgeous Autumn day.


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Joy Joy Joy

I took the above pictures in October 2011.
We lived in Pocatello again, in an old house
built in 1911.
100 years old.
The pictures are from the neighborhood.
My husband had been in bed for 1 year,
and the possibility that I might not have him in my life on this earth
was very real.
He needed 24 hour care.
I slipped outside to enjoy the Fall leaves and took a few
pics with my little camera.
I can't explain the joy I felt in re-discovering
our gorgeous Idaho Autumn.
God's creations lift my soul.

Here's a very joyous
 rendition of one of 
 my favorite hymns.

Sending love and joy your way,
and a prayer of
for your hearts.

Find your joy today.
I promise, it is all
around you!!!

Love to you all,
you little cutie-kins!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Georgia On My Mind

Autumn Movement  

Carl Sandburg

I cried over beautiful things knowing no beautiful thing lasts. 

The field of cornflower yellow is a scarf at the neck of the copper 
   sunburned woman, the mother of the year, the taker of seeds. 

The northwest wind comes and the yellow is torn full of holes, 
   new beautiful things come in the first spit of snow on the northwest wind, 
   and the old things go, not one lasts. 

Just want to bask in this fellows
mellow voice.

A mellow, glorious, crisp
autumn day to you.
; )

Love ya sweetie-kins!!!

Sunday, October 16, 2016


I have always loved a fire in the home.
We have had many different kinds of fire vessels over the years.
A Franklin,
a modern wood burner,
a fireplace or two, 
an antique pot bellied stove,
a Jodel.
Unfortunately my asthma has curtailed my love
of wood heat.
So, we have gone propane.
Our stove looks kind of like a combination of these 
white stoves.
It has a burner on top if I want to cook something 
on it.

I love my stove.
of course I love old stoves.
I am a lover of old things.
There is a style and craftsmanship
that has faded with time.
Although, I just found out one can buy these new lovely stoves below.
Aren't they wonderful?

So here's a smattering of beautiful antique stoves.
I often ask my self, 
how did we get to where we are today?
Such charming beauties!

While I'm on the subject of stoves,
here are some pictures of my most favorite kinds of stoves.
I think it is fascinating!!!
; )
The nordic stove.
Carl Larsson has included many of the stoves he had in his home
in the paintings of his home and family.
He is a Swedish artist.
One of my most favorite artists.
Check out these lovely stoves.

; )

Close-up of the beautiful tile on one of them.


I would love to see some of these in person.
Aren't they just gorgeous???

Here's a cozy fire to let you feel all
warm and fuzzy inside.

Well, now I'm in this cozy mood,
so here's a cozy song to go with the fire.

Love you Norah.
And Bonnie.

Here's to a wondrous, cozy Autumnal week
for you all.

Sending love
and positive thoughts your way!!!


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