Thursday, March 2, 2017

Just a stroll

I took the dogs for a walk the other day. It was gray out and nothing really spectacular about the day to speak of. But we enjoyed the walk and the somewhat warmer temperatures.

I particularly enjoyed these two entertwined trees. They spoke to me of marriage. 
You can see they are both straight and tall, each giving way just enough as well as leaning in just enough, without causing the other to bow. 
Each with the strength to stand alone but stronger because each is entwined with the other. 
Each having great character and texture of their own but a much more compelling message to me at least because they are together.
If they had been standing alone, they may have been just another tree in the forest but because of their eternal embrace, they spoke to me.
The day also showed me the promise of spring. I love the fresh start, the promise of new life that spring brings.
And the first flower in bloom that I have seen. Even if it is growing in a ditch. 
Even if it is something others may call a weed. It reminded me to remember to bloom where I am planted and to bring joy to others I may encounter.
The walk also reminded me to push past my limitations just a little bit further because the view can be spectacular.

So yes it was "just a stroll", but one that reminded me to watch for inspiration in unexpected and yet everyday places.

Friday, February 24, 2017

70* in February?

It has put me in the mood for flowers, which of course is ridiculous considering the temps will plunge down into the 30's and snow is in the forecast.

But where there is a will, there is a way...and a sale!


I have never had much success with orchids and was just talking with my sister about this the other day. She hasn't either. But as I was out shopping today, I saw this miniature orchid that was so beautiful and springy, I couldn't pass by. Oh, especially as it was on a clearance sale!

My other bargains of the day was yarn for a new hoodie for my grandson "O" or as I like to call him, The Little Man!

I think he will look pretty cool in it when the weather warms up this spring for good! 

Ok back out the door to enjoy the warm breezes for a little while longer!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Overcast

...but still beautiful. So time to take the pups to the lake and wear their butts out.

We saw early, and I mean really early, wild leeks,  geese and seagalls flying overhead, a lone duck gliding across the lake and heard the birds singing their evening songs.

It looks chilly but it wasn't as the temps were in the 50's. A glorious day to take advantage of this long warm break and spend some time there.


If you zoom in you might see one of the closest ducks to us.
Some cattails managing to hold on despite wind, snow, and storms.
Just beautiful.
This is an accurate shot of Sweet Pea as she was in constant motion not wanting to miss a smell or movement. She's a hot mess!

All good times must end so now time to go home and make dinner for hubby and the pups!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunny Sunday!

Soooo enjoying today! The sun is shining and warm. I can smell warm earth and grass. I can hear the Pheobe singing. This is February. Wow!

One walk already in for today.  Now on to sweeping winter debris off the front porch, potting a plant (thanks Leah) that has outgrown it's original home, hmmmm what else can I do ouside.....?

#livingdeliberately

Saturday, February 18, 2017

In February...

Do you believe it?

I'll take it! Hope everyone enjoys their Saturday!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Love me some Joe!

How can I possibly say "no"?

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Spring is here...

Snowflakes are still falling outside but we are "springing it" up in here!

Some flowers on the table, a skirt and Mary Janes to feel feminine and flirty.

Spring can be a state of mind :)

Monday, February 13, 2017

Twins...

Missed your birthday yesterday - so wanted to give a shout out to you in case you ever check back here.

To let you know, you are thought of often, loved strongly, prayed for always for happiness and peace.

Happiest of birthdays to you and may this year be blessed.

Twins for a month.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

That chicken thang...

Yes! Thank you for asking! I am still doing that chicken "thaanng"!

Currently the flock is between 20 or thirty something and if they stood still long enough I might get half of them counted...or not. They all reside happily together at One Cackle Way.

One thing I know for sure is that I have about 4 roosters too many and the rest are hens. Oh and the other thing I know is that those boys have to "go" before spring. One way or another.

I have never been a cost effective flock keeper. I run more of a retirement home and shelter than anything. Culling is very difficult especially when I have had these boys since they broke out of the egg.  And they are gorgeous!

I love the way the sun brings out the iridescent colors of their feathers. Two are jet black with green, one is black and white barred with green and the last has orange, red, black and green.

They are all tremendously friendly, will free range, follow me around the yard and come when called.

If you know anyone who might be looking for a big handsome fellow or two, please give them my info or leave a comment below. Oh yes and that ^^^^ is referring to the chickens only!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

February Snow Moon

Last night was the night of the "Snow" moon. We lucked out as the clouds parted and the snow stopped to allow the full moon to glow down on the blanket of fresh snow. It was beautiful!

Interestingly, many of the women of my family were up and admiring it in various parts of the country at exactly the same time. PA, GA, MI, AZ are states in which some of us currently call home.

Given the lore of the moons pull, babies being born, crazies coming out, etc. makes you wonder if there isn't something to it. Not to worry though. No werewolves or bigfoots were spotted!