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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Texture Tuesdays ...

Your soul knows
Kim Klassen Texture: Embrace
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This weeks theme @ Texture Tuesdays is Wise Words.
I love this John O'Donohue quote & sat this morning with my watercolours & glued, painted & wrote merrily.  A gorgeous, sunny day as we say goodbye to April.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Earth Day xo ...

 
We must protect the forests
for our children,
grandchildren
and children yet to be born.
 
We must protect the forests
for those
who can't speak for themselves
such as
the birds
animals
fish
and trees.
~Qwatsinas~
 
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A photo of the woods we walk with Archer superimposed with an older photo I'd taken of a gorgeous, majestic hawk . I thought the two photos belonged together for Earth Day.
~D~

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Thankful {things I love} Thursday...

It began as rain...
then freezing rain...
then sleet...
One of those days when you are so happy to be back home
safe & sound, kettle on, sheltered.
The wind is whistling & rain pellets hit the window.
The birds are arriving, bit by bit.  I have missed seeing them.
The feeders are emptying quickly.
As usual, the squirrels arrive first, and manage to tip most of it out ...
last night we had 3 bunnies happily nibbling at the scattered corn :-)
In the morning I hear the soft coos of the doves.
They are so gentle & not skittish like most doves, allowing me to walk right up to them ♥
I wonder where they will choose to build their nest this year ?
And then there's the squirrels who keep us laughing with their looking in the window stares which always results in me spreading peanut butter on crackers or bread :-)
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But the true lover of rain ...
 has a deep inner enjoyment of the rain,
 as rain, and his  sense of its beauty
drinks it in
as thirstily as does the drinking earth.
It refreshes and cools his heart and brain;
he longs to go forth into the fields,
to feel its steady stream,
to scent its fragrance;
to stand under some heavy-foliaged
chestnut-tree, and hear the rustling music
on the crowded leaves.
~John Richard Vernon
"The Beauty of Rain"
1863

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Weekend Walk ...

Warm, windy, spring day ~ 17 degrees ...
perfect for our hike today
where the tiniest of patches of snow could still be spotted here & there ...
 
I dressed
and went for a walk -
determined not to return
until I took in
what Nature
had to offer
~Raymond Carver~

 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Texture Tuesdays ...

Let go
Kim Klassen Texture: Let Go
Fun at the park with new pail & shovel.
Thanks to my Grandson, I now have a new stone collection ♥
 Will find a little shadow box to display them.
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It is a happy talent
to know how to play
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
 
Joining in with Texture Tuesday.