Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Yellow Roses


 Take a deep breath.  Now don't you feel better.  I thought you would after breathing in the intoxicating aroma of these beautiful roses.  

    For some reason women would plant these in the alley that ran behind their homes.  I don't think they were ashamed of them, I just think they thought where you planted roses, usually yellow ones.  Starts of the roses were probably passed around from friend to friend.  Maybe I'm all wrong.  The roses aren't nearly as plentiful now, neither are alleys, and for that matter, maybe friends.  

Anyway, these elegant flowers are for you today.  Enjoy!          Blessings, Diane

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Peace in Wildness


 How do you feel about being around nature?  I think you probably feel the same or close as I do.  I love my home and yard and everything but I have a place in my soul that cries out for the wild places.  Hiking, camping out, being out in the forest alone does not tempt me, in fact it would scare me to death.  But a walk along the creek with my dog (if I had one right now)  looking at the subtle changes of the season, the peace and quiet or the soft sounds of nature is just peace.  

I miss having a dog to walk with.  They are such peaceable people.  

I hope you have a happy new year and that you have a peaceful place in your soul, too.                                  God bless you,     Diane

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Bears


This past summer I've been watching the bears on the bear cam at Katmai Falls as they stuffed themselves with salmon.   They will need this for their winter  hibernation.  I loved watching them, especially the little cubs and the mother bears who had their paws full feeding them, keeping a watchful eye and fighting off other bears that got too close.  

We all loved Otis, a 26 year old bear and felt sad to see him leave.  

The salmon run is over now and they're going off to make their dens and I can't help but feel sad somehow.  I hope the winter and man is good to them.  

The winter is going to be long until next summer when the salmon start again.                                Blessings, Diane
 

Saturday, October 23, 2021

New Dog........


 This is Sugar.  I've only had him for a couple days.  Right now we're trying each other out.  I will fully adopt him soon.  He's really a peach and very smart.  I hope you'll get to see more pictures of him in the future.  

I also hope that all is well with you.  Diane

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Here Comes Winter

 We are supposed to be getting a winter snow starting today.  I welcome it with open arms  and mixed feelings.

We have been having such a severe drought and everything is just starving for moisture.  Yesterday we got rain and it was heavenly.  Thank you, thank you, thank you, God.  

On the other hand I'm not looking forward to winter.  It's so nice to go outside without bundling up for 3-4 months.  

It will be good, though, whatever we get.   Blessings,    Diane


Saturday, September 18, 2021

Blessed Day

As I walked by my neighbors there was much activity in his flower garden.  I stopped to take a photo of a butterfly and a little bird fluttered to my shoulder.  Obviously, the photo didn't turn out well because I was so flustered.  But what a glorious thrill.  




Later that evening as I walked a huge shadow flew across my path.  It was this owl (I'm sorry about the wires).  A friend told me it was a Great Grey Owl.  What a thrill that was.  He just let me walk on by underneath him.    All in one day!!        Diane

Saturday, September 4, 2021

September

Already it's getting away from me.  The signs are everywhere.  Little touches of yellow on the trees along the creek.  The excited chatter and calls of the birds, the tiredness of the flowers and veggies and the chill of the morning air.  I'm ready, are you?  Not for winter but for the end of summer.  That doesn't make sense I know.  It's always nice to see the first of September, it's kind of like a new beginning.  With all the stress going on I hope things are peaceful where you live..  God bless you.   Diane 
 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Inspiration


 I found this quote by Wendy Addison who is an artist living in California.  It always gives me inspiration and I thought it might inspire you, too.  In spite of these rough times I hope you're finding threads to hang on to.  God bless you.                               Diane

Monday, July 26, 2021

Little Chair

Why do I need this?  Whenever I stop at a garage sale and see a little chair I can't resist it.  Maybe I go back to when I was a child, maybe I go back to when my girls were little, maybe something else.  I just love them.

And little girl's shoes, they're another thing that just call to my heart.  I have a tiny pair of ruby slippers in my art room.  They just give me joy.  

Hope you're well and that you have things that brighten up your day, even if they don't make sense, if they make you happy.                 Diane
 

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Dreamer


 I lost my little Dreamer a couple weeks ago.  I only had her 2 1/2 years but they were good years for me and I hope I made her life better while I had her.  She was such a good dog and I'm glad I had her in my life.  She was 13 years old.                                                Diane

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

May 5, 2021


 Unless I can figure out how to write on here I'm afraid this is my last post.  They have made so many changes and you can tell by my last posts, I can't figure out how to do this.  So thank you dear friends  and hope to see you other places in the internet.      Diane