Archive for September, 2011

The Snuggler

Snuggle time

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Morning peacefulness


Afternoon calm


Evening solitude


Couldn’t ask for a more picture perfect day than today. Simply gorgeous!


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Painted Daisy

Yesterday, I picked the remaining painted daisies from the garden.  The only other color found left are the zinnia’s, calendula, pumpkins and winter squash… the gardening season is coming to a close for this year ;(  But I still managed to get six rows of XMas spinach seeded..  yes, I’m a die hard gardener 🙂







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Strange bed fellows

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Well I guess it had to happen–summer is drawing to a close.  And though we’d never know it today on this perfect eighty degree day, I’ll be reminded in a few short months of how great a summer it’s been.  The garden did flourish..the yields just fabulous!  My cupboards are well stocked with pickles,  salsa’s, preserves, jams and jellies, relishes and more than enough tomato sauce to feed an army.  The freezer is well stocked with frozen berries and fruits of the season gone by.

Gorgeous apples are just plentiful this year, so that will be the next outing for us.  I’m thinking of all the pies and crisps I will prepare with my larder.

But by far, my favorite fruit of the summer is–the peach.  Freshly picked, so wonderfully juicy– You know the ones I mean–the kind that when you first bite into them, those scrumptious juices drip down onto your chin. Those mealy, impenetrable fruits that you pay a small fortune for during the winter just can’t possibly compare.   So I’ve put you into jars  and we’ll be remembering the good times  of another great season when our north winds blow.  Sigh–  See you again next summer.

Summer in a jar

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♥♥♥ Liam

Sunday is a special day, so happy  Grandparents Day to all of you that are lucky enough to have grandchildren.  It’s hard to believe our little Liam is already eighteen months old and what a doll!  Of course I’m not too partial… well, maybe just a mite.  Ha!   I’m certain this little guy  gets his brilliant smile and those big brown eyes from his Grandma’s side of the family 🙂

In our family the guys outnumber the gals.. grandchildrenwise, ranging in age from our oldest who’s 24 down to our youngest, the little guy–18 months and though they all live further away than we’d like–the older ones keep in touch regularly and we just love getting all the updates and goings on in their lives.

my happy little guy ♥

For Andrew, Marc, Katie, Carlisle, Danielle, Sammy, Max and sweet Liam–we love you all so dearly and cherish every minute we get to spend together. You are the joys of our lives! And though it seems like Liam is getting all the attention here, well, you’d be right.. but he’s the baby 😉 ♥♥   I’m certain our 24 year old pilot, Andrew  would just die of embaressment if I posted up his baby pics  LOL p~~~ It’s okay Marc.. you’re  framed right here in front of me on my desk too–remember the day you chased all the chickens up into the hay loft?  And Danielle, I remember the day your brother sat you up on top of one of the goats when you were only two… ” just taking her for a a ‘ponyride’ Carlisle said!  LOL  And Katie, how you dragged  that ragdoll Grammy sent you around for years on end.  Sammy and Max our two little fish..   both love swimming, baseball and the fish that got away stories. Liam stories are just beginning and right around the corner….They grow so quickly, but when he’s old enough to understand I can’t wait to tell him the story about his Mum and the day she decided to run away from home.  I remember all these antics, happenings and stories just as if they were yesterday and yes, they do grow more precious with each passing year.


the youngest joy in my life

Few can bring the warmth
We can find in their embrace,
And little more is needed to bring love.
Than the smile on their face.

They’ve a supply of precious stories,
Yet they’ve time to wipe a tear,
Or give us reasons to make us laugh,
They grow more precious through the years.

I believe that God sent us Grandparents
As our legacy from above,
To share the moments of our life,
As extra measures of His love

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Summer’s end

One more day and NO more traffic!  Solitude, long peaceful  walks along the beach and did I say no more traffic?  🙂  I love Labor Day!

Heading home

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