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Thursday, October 20, 2016

The difference in placement..........

I'm sure you all know this but it might be helpful to some.  When I decorated my front porch my new rug looked lost.
So I squeezed everything closer to the front door and it made all the difference.  Everything looked more friendly and my rug wasn't lost any more .  The only thing that stayed the same was Rascal and he changed positions!

The pumpkin was so huge that two neighborhood friends carried it from the car for me.  I couldn't even lift it.

Thanks, Julie and Linda.  

We're getting later into the fall but a lot of the trees here are still brilliantly colored.  We do hope that they lose their leaves before we have a wet, sloppy snow and the limbs break.  

Sorry it's been so long since I posted.  There's been a lot going on around here, new carpet in my kitchen and back porch and that drug on for a month.  Still worked on Leonard's shop, I finally gave it up until next summer.  We buried my sister, Jennie's, ashes.  She died 8 years ago but we finally gave her a proper burial.  I didn't have much to do to help but made the flowers for the grave.  It was a blessing for me to be able to do that.  
God bless you until we meet again, Diane

Sunday, October 2, 2016


October already.   With the change of months came cooler temperatures here.  It's just perfectly beautiful.  I photographed this elk not far from our house in the park.  He's a magnificent creature, isn't he?  This is the time to get things put away for winter.  I'm very slow but I'll get it done.  I've still been working (all summer cleaning out Leonard's shops)  One is emptied out and I'm going to give up on the others till next summer.  It feels so good when I can see some progress.  Different people have helped me off and on and I'm so thankful for that.  Wishing you a good autumn.      Diane

Friday, September 9, 2016

September Song.........

 My neighbors left for the winter and blessed me with their patio flowers.  They're really beautiful right now.  These little yellow pansies touch my heart.

If you would like a really peaceful and beautiful few minutes, sit down with your cup of tea or whatever , lean back in your chair and watch  180pz's video.  It's my son in law and a friend flying in the mountains in Alaska.  He's an expert flyer as well as creating this video.  And guess what.....Amanda is learning to fly.  I'm so excited for her.  I want to hear all about her lessons as she goes along.  A couple days ago she took off and landed 3 times each.  I told her I wish I would have been there.  She said"no you don't, mom, it was pretty rocky".  My life lived through my girls.  Diane

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The month of August has flown by.  The anniversary of Leonard's death was the 23rd and I had company off and on for the entire month.  People wanted to be here for me and  to feel closer to him.  Amanda came and spent almost a week helping me catch up on things and we had some fun things, too.

Above is just a peaceful photo of my sweet little dog, Rascal.  He seems to have adjusted in the last year but he has aged.  Sad.

My hollyhocks and other flowers are blooming in spite of me but I'm starting to cut them down.  We had one hard rain and the hollyhocks fell over and flattened everything.  Hope you're all well.  God bless, Diane

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

My sister's "yarden"......

Her and her husband work all summer on this and they've created a beautiful place.  Wouldn't you just like to find a bench (and I'm sure there is one) and just get lost in the beauty?  I'm promising myself that I will go over there next year.  It's quite a drive-over the Bighorns and thru the Wind River mountains.  But they come here sometimes so I know it's possible.  I think I'll go in July when the flowers are at their best.  Blessings, Diane

Saturday, August 13, 2016

If you look very closely............. can see the golden wings on this red dragonfly.  Such amazing creatures.  I see them occasionally in the garden but this one is so different.  It's been a very busy August as I'm sure yours has been, too.  Everybody trying to cram the last of the summer into the month.

My cousin Judee was here on a visit for a few days and we had a delightful time together.  She adored Rascal and he ate it up.  I haven't seen her since we were about 8 years old.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone.                              Diane

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Tiny creature -huge joy..............

Yesterday as I stood in the backyard with the guy who mows all of a sudden he said "Look! A hummingbird"  Neither one of us could hardly contain our joy.  It was a special moment and them the little creature was gone again.  A friend of mine has a lot of them because she feeds them.  I must, too.  It's such a thrill to see them.  He seemed to be attracted to the red, red verbena. Hope you have a special treat of some kind to brighten your day, too.    Diane