PINECONES & ROSES


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Sunday, May 1, 2016

It had to happen.........

Probably about 3 lots of woodland about 25 steps from my back gate.  It wasn't mine but I felt like it.  Pheasants, deer, turkeys but even more than that it was a peaceful respite for the senses.  We knew the people who owned it and treasured it and we knew what it meant to them.  They have both died and the only thing was for me to enjoy it while I could.

I knew someone would come along and it would change someday.  And they did, this week.  Ben and Viv's little lilac tree that she insisted they move far enough from the street so it could bloom.  The little apple tree that continued to live even through summers of drought.  Many, many trees that provided shelter for creatures and an occasional person.

The tree  people came and there's hardly anything left but my sadness.


                                                                                       Diane

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Fresh peaches............

In Leonard and my book Colorado Peaches are the
best.  I know other people might not agree - ours go back to when the people at neighborhood grocery store made a special trip to Colorado and brought back a truckload every summer and we all just loved them.

The grocery store has since closed but the towns people still grasp for Colorado peaches.

Last summer when Leonard was in the hospital I bought a lug of them and then wondered what I was going to do with them. I brought one out for him as a very special treat.   I didn't have time to can, freeze, or even eat them.  Not wanting to lose any I just stuck them in plastic bags and put them in the freezer.  Now I take out what I want, let them thaw enough to remove their skins (easy) and use them for smoothies, ice cream, peach crisp or what ever I want.  They're delicious that way.  Necessity is the mother of invention.           Diane

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Spring storm..........

Rainy, slushy weather today.  Roads have been closed both ways out of town but they're open now.  This is the time of year we get our worst storms.  It's been a good day to stay inside, take a nap, make some chili and peach crisp for family on the road.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Joy every day........................


I find joy in every day, not because life is always good, but because God is. 

Something wonderful to share with you.  I have been asked to be one of a four person art show.  To tell you the truth, I still haven't quite absorbed it.  It will be the first part of May.  She wants to put my little journals in, a couple of my creations and my 9/11 quilt (which I think you've seen already).  At last a dream since childhood - to be an artist.  

The plum trees and apple trees are blooming and the air is filled with sweetness.  I can hardly believe that spring is here, we had such a mild winter.   The other day when I walked Rascal I heard a frog - ribbit, ribbit, ribbit. 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.    Diane

Monday, April 18, 2016

The Good Things.....................

I snuggle deeper in my chair surrounded by my favorite afghan and listen to the the lovely sounds of the doves singing on the chimney or somewhere in the yard.  Rascal snores on the hearth, his favorite place to sleep. I'm feeling too lazy to get up and get another cup of coffee but I will because it tastes so good.       I turn on The Christian Worship hour and am so inspired by Pastor Salem.  Looking out the window I see much needed rain and a little snow falling.  Right now, how could it be any better.  It was a wonderful Sunday.                                 Diane

Monday, April 11, 2016

Birthday card...............

A birthday card I made.  After listening to the sermon yesterday it even has more special meaning to me.  I hope you're all having a good April.  It seems like it's flying by, doesn't it?  Blessings, Diane

Speaking of flying if you're in the mood for lots of snow and beautiful scenery (Alaska) as well as beautiful kites and planes, click on 180PZ, which is my son-in-law's post.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Hopes and dreams.......................

Here we are in April.  Almost overnight it has changed from winter to spring.  We know this isn't true though.  Since it's April we could still have our worst storms of the year.  But we'll pretend it's spring just for now.  New growth, flowers popping up everywhere, warm weather and the urge to make the back yard look like the gardens on pinterest.  I'll forget about the three storage sheds of Leonard's that I have to clean out, the sooner the better.  But my heart isn't in THAT.  I want to create a beautiful yard quick before the scorching hot weather of summer kills my dreams.    Happy April.             Diane