PINECONES & ROSES



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My hope is that you will find something happy, funny or comforting here. Please stay as long as you like and come back often. I'm so glad you came.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dandilions and hearts.....................................


I'm glad I took this shot yesterday because they were mowed off today.  This little
vacant lot is near the grocery store and it was just full of the bright
little flowers.  I have a love affair with them.  Many people don't I know but 
bees love them and I like to make the bees happy because
then they make gorgeous honey and I love honey!

 And this shot is for Janice at  Heartshire.  It's a heart I found yesterday (you can see my shoes - I'm standing in the driveway).  She's right, they are everywhere.
 Blessings, Diane

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Survivor............

I wonder if you do this, too.
When I'm weeding, such as today, and accidentally break off a flower I can't stand to not rescue it from an early fate.  So with grubby hands I dig around for a vase and put the poor little thing in it to give it a few more days.
This one is in a tiny, tiny cocoa server about 1 1/2" tall.  The little pansy looks worse for wear because I washed the mud from it's face - to smile another day.               Diane

Sunday, April 19, 2015

From a sweet friend and neighbor.............

Yesterday my neighbor brought me this sweet handmade hanging bottle with real (and fragrant, too) yellow roses in it.  Whats better than a surprise?  This kind of person is the kind that makes the world a better place.  Thank you, Brandi.            
                                                                                         Diane            

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Grays.....................

The plum blossoms are just beginning to open.  Soon little wafts of the delicious smell will drift across the yard.  I love my little plum tree.  Like everything else it needs attention, trimming, but right now I'll just enjoy it.
Although the sky was threatening this afternoon it was still beautiful.  I thought we might have a storm coming.  I know, I could find out on the computer but sometimes I like to be surprised.

Diane

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

It's all good............

..............it really is.  Some of the phrases that come and go are downright irritating but when you think about it this one is true.  It's all good.  It makes life a lot better and anything that makes life better is all good.                Diane              

Sunday, April 12, 2015

A bird morning....................

We had a skiff of snow last night and the robins were excited - skittering around, dashing in and out of the street for worms.  Birds were singing, robins, eurasian collared doves, chickadees, and there was the occasional crowing of a ring necked pheasant.  I took a little ride to the outskirts of town and
 I was treated to two killdeer also searching for food.


 They're hard to capture because they stand perfectly still  and then take off like a shot. Such interesting birds, too.  Like many birds they're quite camouflaged by their surroundings, which to me is amazing.

But the best part of my little photo shoot was hearing the song of the meadowlark.  Around here that means spring!!!!              Diane

Saturday, April 11, 2015

A touch of yellow...............

Flowers bloom around my neighbor's house even though she's not there.  It's for sale but they don't seem to know that - they just happily bloom for people like me who love to take pictures of them.

I'm home with my husband most of the time - he is very ill.  The lupus, congestive heart failure, diabetes, and atrial fib have really taken their toll on him. Most days he doesn't even get out of the house and even in nice weather like we're having now he's freezing.    Much of the time is taken up with doctor's appointments and runs for medicine..  I do hope you find a little hope, joy, and peace in my posts anyway.  Diane