Thursday, June 21, 2018


Every day I journal.  I want to be in my studio more but things take over.  But I journal.  I found when Leonard was sick that it was my sanctuary and my "place" to be when chaos sometimes seemed to be all around me.  
 I love it.  Sometimes I draw little things that have to do with the day, sometimes I glue in images that do.
 It started out as a legacy to my children but somewhere along the line that changed to my place to be.  If, when I'm gone, they get some joy from them, all the better.
Hope you have something you're as passionate about.  God bless you.  Diane

Friday, June 8, 2018

Finally..........! ! !

It was a celebration for me yesterday  (it doesn't take much).  My pink iris opened for the first time. 
I showed it to my lawn guy who has been avoiding it with the weed eater.  And my dear neighbor was also a guest at the celebration.  I've been trying to get one for 5 or 6 years.  When it opened I dedicated the first bloom to my little great granddaughter, Emerson.  Just seemed like a great idea. 
Hope you're having a beautiful day,         

Sunday, June 3, 2018

June........such a lovely month.....

Maybe it's because it's my birth month and also one of my daughters.  Maybe it's because everything is green and it rains a lot and each time seems to make the earth new.  Or maybe it's because the flowers and trees have been waiting all winter to burst open in all their glory.  Whatever it is, it's a wonderful month.  Hope you have a magical June.                             

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Glorious spring and new roof..........

We're already 3/4 of the way through May and it's just beautiful here.  Isn't this a beautiful time of the year?  The lilacs, apple trees, forsythias, plums, almonds are blooming and the bees are mad with joy.  The trees are buzzing when I walk under them.

For the first time since we moved here 30 years ago I'm getting a new roof.  I think the roofer said there are 5 layers  of roofing.  Considering the fact that this house was built in 1900, I'm not surprised.  Leonard would be so happy.  He tried for years to get the insurance company to pay for it and did patching and re-roofing himself.  What it finally took was to ask them to assign a new adjuster?!

Puck ran from the front door to the back window worried about it this morning, he's finally settled down after I took him outside to see that the people weren't murderers and all the equipment in "his" yard.

Hope life is being good for you.          Blessings, Diane

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day


Sunday, May 6, 2018

New Do.

He could care less.  But the new cut will help keep him cooler in the summer and he is so soft.  Since he was 10 years old when I got him at the shelter in December, I will never know his history.  I have tried, it seems that I should be allowed to know.  As it is, we have to teach each other and we're doing very well at it.  I still miss Rascal with all my heart but my heart seems to have expanded to hold so much love for this mellow, kind, dear boy.                   Diane