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

Friday, October 18, 2019

Love it....

I do love this picture.  We took it just before my daughter and her husband left to go home.  He was determined to get Dreamer in the picture and she was being as cooperative as a piece of iron.  This is a short post, it just makes me laugh.  I hope it does you, too.  Have a blessed and beautiful day.        Diane

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Talking Turkey

Wild Turkeys are so entertaining, at least to me.  If you notice there are 9 in this group and that's about the size of a rafter of them.  I've noticed that there are usually 9 of the little babies and they stick together for life.  Sometimes I'll see several rafters or flocks all together .

I've written about them before.  I think they're not appreciated by many people who call them dumb birds at best.  Even at that they manage to navigate around our neighborhood with a very busy street only one block over.  They hold up traffic as they cross it single file and thankfully when that happens it's people like me who are willing to give them the right-of-way.
Off one way to look for food and favorite people who feed them or going to work. 

Then across the bridge to roost in some tall trees on the other side for the night.

Well, I hope you enjoyed the little documentary on creatures dear to my heart.  And I hope you have a good weekend.  And thank you for reading this.   God bless.                        Diane

Tuesday, October 1, 2019


Wild is the music
of autumnal winds
Amongst the faded woods.
            William Wordsworth

It's October.   Just like that.  33 degrees when I woke
up this morning.  Maybe it's the artist in
me or something but I always think of months in
colors, I think of October in gray.  Not a
sad gray but mysterious, spooky - the hoot of an owl in the
gray twilight as I walk my dog, fog moving in,
a stranger appearing - "hello". 
I'm glad I have a warm, cozy home to come in to, maybe
a pot of potato soup and some hot cornbread. 

Happy October.   
                 Blessings, Diane

Thursday, September 26, 2019


I had company last week and they spent their time mostly taking care of me due to my having fallen just before they got here.  Of course it was still wonderful to see them.    I think my son in law had a good time - he went fishing several times in Tongue River Canyon .

It surely is a beautiful place
Hope you're having a good day.  God bless you.        Diane