Join me with a glass of something cool and stay a while. My hope is that you will find something happy, funny or comforting. Please stay as long as you like and come back often. I'm so glad you came.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Too tempting..............

My old neighbor and my new neighbor had a garage sale this weekend............right next door.  They keep finding more stuff and I've found some lovely treasures.  Aren't they cute?  Ana, the one with the hat once lived in the house across the street from Bean in Alaska!         Diane

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hollyhock time.....................

Love these old favorites.  They come up wherever they feel like and they're most welcome.  Diane

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lost it.................

So, I guess I ruined the picture but it makes me feel good to see myself laughing.  Call me crazy.
Leonard's sister and brother-in-law visited today and he was taking a picture of the three of us.  I was laughing at him searching the treetops for us.    Diane
(We did get some good shots, too.)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Beautiful things............

Beauty, I think, should not be caged or captured.

This said, these tiny little treasures would be gone if I hadn't carried them home and placed them in little $ store place card frames.  The butterfly had perished and I gently carried it home in the palm of my hand to keep it from blowing away.  The feather is so tiny that it was equally fragile.

Have a beautiful day.                                               Diane

Thursday, July 17, 2014

It's clear now............

My husband was admitted to the hospital on Sunday, the 13th, with confusion, incoherence, and weakness.  For the last 5 days they've fiddled around, poked, prodded and have gotten nowhere.  Last night when I was unable to settle down it came to me in perfect clarity what is wrong with his brain.

He  has struggled with systemic lupus for a least 15 years.  It's already attacked several organs nearly all.
The reason that the doctors couldn't find anything is because you can't find it.  It's a condition.

I've always known it might possibly affect his brain but I guess I didn't think it would be that way.

Looking it up on the net I found that all the signs were there that he's had for the past several months.

I brought him home today and just being home helps so much.    I don't know what tomorrow will bring.          Diane

Monday, July 14, 2014

Lovely spirit................

Does anyone ever get tired of looking at these gorgeous creatures?  They just seem magical to me and to get a shot of one is a thrill, even though this one wouldn't turn and show off it's wings for me.  Blessings, Diane

Saturday, July 12, 2014


After the devastating water damage that ruined the floor work begins on the cottage.  This nice guy painted it for us.  Rascal, of course, helped him.
 Cathy and Perry came down from Billings.  Cathy was the gopher,
 and Perry helped Leonard put a new floor down.
 New paint job, new floor.  Actually, it never was completely painted inside.  When we were building it I was in too much of a hurry to get my stuff in and didn't take time to paint much.
 And my stuff is back in.
 I did some painting on the floor.

 This was a birthday gift from my sweet daughter in law, Jess.  It's supposed to hold bird seed but she always sees that I have plenty of lavender so it was only natural to use that instead.

All done again.  I'm tickled to pieces.
A far cry from when Leonard built it in August 2006.  Rascal, of course, helped then, too.