Thursday, October 15, 2020


 A friend brought me this bittersweet and I treasure it.  She visited her sister in the Black Hills at the base of the Crazy Horse monument and they made a point of hunting for bittersweet in a place her sister knew of.  It's beautiful and aptly named.  After it freezes it turns bright orange but this hasn't yet.  

If it was outside this morning it would have frozen as it got down to 30 degrees.  I heard my neighbor scraping her windshield.  We've been having a great fall so this kind of took us by surprise.  Not Dreamer.  She loves to be outside when it's cold.  

I hope you're doing well.  I've missed doing my blog and I hope it turns out O.K.  I had a rocky start.  Take care of yourselves.  Blessings,       Diane         next one I promise you won't have to get out your magnifying glass to read it.

Monday, September 28, 2020

One More Thing.......

 I got on to check my comments and it looks like it might be a little easier than I thought.  I really

hate to leave, I've been on here for a long time, a lot of water under the bridge.  

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Things Have Changed.........

 Not only the world, but this blog setup.  They (!) have set up different and this is the second time I've tried to post.  So anyway........

Thank you for popping in to see what's happening with me.  Nothing.  And everything.  It's been a very hot summer as you probably know so that changes how you do things.  Hurry and do the outside things in the cool of the morning and then try to figure out what to do with the rest of your day.  Amanda and Gregg both celebrated their 50th birthday and I didn't have anything much to do with the planning, it's the state of mind that makes you feel you're involved.  

Then as half the world knows by now I got Leonard's shop and outbuildings cleaned out after 4 1/2 years so I really feel good about that.  I've read a lot of books and reread a couple.  My yard is still a shambles but hopefully there's  next year, God willing.  

I know you've been busy, too, with your life.  It's a different world and if you're like me, I hope it isn't going to stay much longer.  I liked the old one much better.  

Please take care of yourself and hope you stay happy.                Love, Diane

Monday, July 6, 2020

A Wayside Sacrament.......

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting, a wayside sacrament.  Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower and thank God for it is as a cup of blessing.    Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Happy July

I really hope this will be a good month and that we'll all have a great 4th of July.  After everything, this is a beautiful country and people have  suffered so much so that we can have this.  I plan to hang my Old Glory (I do almost every day anyway) and  have a 4th of July picnic with Dreamer.  No fireworks, not necessary.  Everybody should have a good day, the animals and veterans, too. 
                                                            Blessings, Diane

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

What is so rare ....

Actually, I think we have to make our rare day in June these days.  We have to look for the beauty and joy and peace and love.  Because if we don't we'll sink into the deepest depression.

My days are spent doing household things, working in the yard, sitting in my chair (from working in the yard!)  Definitely trying to avoid the news or even conversation that goes on and on about the situations we're in.

How about you?  Are you able to find the joy, to keep  up^ ?  How do you handle it?

This is a beautiful month here.  The lawns are still green and the flowers are beginning to bloom and it isn't too hot yet.  And it's my birth month and my daughter's.  But let's just have a good day right now and look for some joy.

Blessings to you,            Diane

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Just to Keep in Touch.......

Hope you're all well.  I have but it seems like I've been busy (or disorganized),  So this post
is just to  check in on you and bring you good cheer.  

On a wild whim I painted my mailbox, (this is the kind of thing I've been  
                      busy with}.  My little red haired neighbor boy asked me why I did this.  I
                      explained that I just felt like it.  He said he thought it had to do with the virus or   
                      God bless you today and find something to be joyful about.  Love, Diane

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Peace, Love and Joy,,,,,,,

Thank you, Lindsay, for the use of this photo
Greetings and hello to you in your isolation from me in mine.  I'm doing fine.  I do have to dash out in the early morning hours to gather some food and maybe a little bit more.  I always keep a backup to get me through a blizzard but not for this long.

A friend called me this morning to share with me a talk from David Jeremiah on what the Bible says about the coronavirus.  Very powerful message.  Please look it up if you have time.  It will give you peace in this trying time.

          These things I have spoken unto you that you might have peace.  In the world we will have                   many tribulations, but be of good cheer I have overcome the world.  John 16:33

God bless you, be well and keep a good attitude.         Diane

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

New Month, New Year.....

The more things change, the more they stay the same.  Thinking about this month it does seem that many things have changed.  Right now we wait to find out what will happen in Washington as they hammer things out in the impeachment trial.  We know things will change, just not sure how. I wait for another month, this one has been one of small snowstorms, then warming, then more snow.

As winter drags on I decided to give some form to my life by doing a photo a day on Instagram.  It helps me to get out and think outside the box. 
Winter presents it's own subjects, snow, melting water, shadows and lots of black and white. 
 Our town has many beautiful homes so that's always a great subject. 
I hope you're finding something interesting and inspiring to help you get through these months of rest and if you don't have winter where you are, I hope there is enough of a change of the seasons to add interest to your life. 
Have a blessed day.  Diane

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy New Year 2020

How about that?  I almost missed a whole month!  I will try to do better in this new year.  Anyway, wishing you the very best of everything in this new month, year, decade.  

It's starting off to be a great day, 46 degrees at 9:10 in the morning.  But the wind is really blowing which only means one thing, a change in the weather.  I'll take the 46 degrees while it lasts and I guess I'll take whatever follows, too.  

Hope it's a beautiful day or at least a beautiful life where you live.  

Thanks for checking in with me and I'll "see" you soon.

     Blessings, Diane

Sunday, December 1, 2019

December ..........

Here we are, the last month of the year.  Here it's bright and sunny and the temperature is 6 degrees this morning.  I think the storm is over.  The wind has stopped blowing and all we have to do now is dig out.  Yesterday I shoveled out a big drift that was holding the patio door shut.  They still have to clean the driveway but I'm in no hurry.  They have clients that insist on being taken care of first.  Not me.  I'm not in a rush anymore.

I hope you have a wonderful month with something good  every day.

Till next time.  God bless, Diane

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Silent stalker...............

It's that time of year when a lot of leaves are on the ground as well as snow, ice and slush.  As I was walking Dreamer I noticed this track.  Hmmm.
On further inspection  I found that it was a trick of nature instead .  When you walk around with your nose to the ground like I do it's amazing what you see.

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving and that you have so much to be thankful for.  
Blessings,    Diane

Monday, October 28, 2019

Winter's here........

     9 degrees above this morning and more snow predicted today.  I think it's going to be a long, hard winter.  I'd still rather have that than those horrible fires in California.

      I'm so thankful I have my sweet, warm home and my dog to keep me company.  And what would I do without family and friends to make life interesting.  But I'm already starting to dream about the warm days of summer when you didn't have to bundle up to go outside.  Have a blessed week, Diane

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Thinking about Halloween..........

For some reason I love to decorate for Halloween.  That's pretty much all, though. 

I'm not crazy about the meaning and in our neighborhood we get very few trick-or-treaters.  That's OK with me.  I keep some candy for the little kids in the neighborhood and then turn the lights out.  It's mostly about the idea of fun stuff, like the candy corn leggings that Brenda bought me.  If I buy Halloween candy I end up trying to find what to do with it afterwards without stuffing it in my mouth.............except candy corn, I love that stuff.  Happy Halloween           Blessings,   Diane