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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sunday Serenity ...

Happy 1st Advent Sunday ♥
I thought I'd share some photos taken on our hike today with Archer ...
look at this gorgeous nesting spot!
if I were a bird, I would want to build my nest here ♥


So often
our greatest triumph
is
a willing
surrender
~Robert Brault~
~do you spot the tiniest little heart?~

and everywhere I looked, I spotted fallen leaves
that had landed in the loveliest places :-)
like this leaf ... and once again ... a heart ♥
so beautiful, and so fitting as we love this space so much
single leaves
&
clusters of leaves
some with the tiniest acorn caps left attached
There is a great power
in letting go,
and there is a great freedom
in moving on
~Unknown~



nests in all the trees
seasons changing
Sunday Serenity

Friday, November 27, 2015

untying the ribbon ...

little hidden treasures
found everywhere on my morning walk
slowing me down  in my walking tracks
(such beauty)
and sometimes ... like finding this little sweetie
stopping me in my walking tracks to chat a while :-)
fresh, crisp air to fill my lungs
humour ~ always something to put a smile on my face ...
I find it all right under my nose (and toes)
above my head
the perfect way to start the day
with Gratitude
and then, finding a twisted heart grapevine as I headed back home ♥
***
Every walk in the woods
is a religious rite,
every path in the stream
is a saving ordinance.
Communion service is at all hours,
and the bread and wine
are from the heart and marrow
of
Mother Earth
~John Burroughs~
~Untie the Ribbon~
the gift of a New Day awaits ...
New Print available in my Etsy shop {link can be found in blog sidebar}
a print to Celebrate 365 fresh days just waiting for the ribbon to be untied.

Monday, November 23, 2015

baking morning ...

A little bit of snow fell this morning
and while it is all but gone now ...
it made for the perfect baking morning.
this little dish belonged to my Grandmother ...
I love to light candles daily, and keep my matches here ♥
After making our morning porridge, I already had pecans and cinnamon out, so decided on making some cinnamon buns ...
a family favourite
time to put a pot of coffee on while they bake ...
once out of the oven,
a light drizzle of icing ...
time for a treat
have a wonderful Monday

Friday, November 20, 2015

talking to the sky ...

Between my love of trees & the written word ...
stumbling  across this gorgeous quote yesterday
made my day ♥
***
Have a wonderful weekend
 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Because you care ...

2 of my Gift Gathering Bags
are in the latest Somerset Studio issue
They can be found on pages 82~85 ♥
all the directions to create are included
with plenty of time to make some for the Holidays.
I created mine from 2 of my paintings
Mindful & The Aviary Keeper
both from my ©Women of the Woods Series
Both are available as prints from my Etsy shop {found on blog sidebar}
as well as some new prints
like
"Search for the Perfect Tree"
Thank you so much Christen Hammons & all at Somerset Studio  for including my work in this gorgeous issue ♥
 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sunday Serenity ...

I go to Nature
to be soothed
and healed
and to have my senses put in order
~John Burroughs~
Nature
is man's teacher.
She unfolds her treasures to his search,
unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart;
an influence breathes from all the sights
and sounds of her existence.
~Alfred Billings Street~