Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Random Whimsy and Laugh

 The sky the other night had a pink glow about it.
 Graffiti on a fence.  She looks happy!
The blue deer watching traffic in the rain.

Just thinking about my word for the year, LAUGH.
This has been a hard word for me, as I have realized more and more,
I just don't laugh.
On Facebook when someone posts something that they said
really made them laugh, I might smile, but there isn't a good belly laugh.
A word that has begun walking beside laugh is FAITH.
I am beginning to think I need more faith in laughter.
Allow it to just be and open up to it more.
Life is too short not to LAUGH.
So for today I will savor the pink cotton candy sky, 
smile with the girl on the fence
and laugh at a blue deer standing by the roadside.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday's Quotes

Polly put the kettle on,
Polly put the kettle on,
Polly put the kettle on,
We'll all have tea.
Sukey take it off again,
Sukey take it off again,
Sukey take it off again,
They've all gone away.

A nursery rhyme published by
Joseph Dale in London in 1803. 
Now sing along~

Friday, September 26, 2014

Sit and Dream

 I have an affinity for chairs of all shapes and sizes.
 They call to me, they enchant me.
 They call to me to sit awhile and dream.
 A chair is a piece of function, but of beauty too.
Dream along with me and enjoy the view.
It is pear season here and the view is to treasure and dream by.

Happy Weekend dreaming!
Do you have special plans for playing and dreaming?
photos taken at the Lavender Farm just outside of Hood River on the way to Mt.Hood.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Second Spring

The whimsy of this display at a local antique mall just made me smile.
"Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower."
Love the thought of what was written on the wall.
Hope you are enjoying color in your "second spring".
Celebrating Autumn because there is no alternative.
Come celebrate along with me.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I See You Autumn!

Almost like magic, the light changed to a golden glow and the rain began to fall.
 Fall or as I like calling it, Autumn had arrived.
 Right on schedule pumpkins appeared.
And the leaves began to fall.
The flower pots just outside my door now have nuts buried 
here and there by the squirrels.  I have never seen them quite so busy.
Does that mean it will be a long, wet, cold autumn and winter?
I hope not, but for today I will just sit back and enjoy the feeling of tucking into the nest.
Happy Autumn!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tea Time at Fly Awake Tea Garden

 The late summer sunlight glistened through the trees.
 Sunday afternoon tea time at Fly Awake Tea Garden.
Kevin sharing with the group stories of the three teas we would be sipping.
Darjeeling, Assam, and a China Black tea were all consumed.
We were encouraged to bring our own cup to show and sip from.
Mine is from the gift shop at Kensington Palace in London.
To nibble with our tea we had fresh made crumpets
with homemade marmalade.

If you find yourself in Portland, Oregon,
for a unique tea experience of sipping tea in the garden, visit:
Fly Awake Tea Garden
3514 NE 13th Ave. 
They have a chai happy hour on Fridays from 3-7
and open late night music on Saturday's.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Monday's Qoutes

The sun was going down and the moon was rising in the east.

Keep love in your heart.
A life without it is like a sunless garden
when the flowers are dead.
~Oscar Wilde

My garden flowers by moonlight.
Out of focus, but I love the Monet look of it all.
Life sometimes is like this, out of focus; but then the
sun comes again and we can see more clearly.
Here is to a week of seeing more clearly.