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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

May... My Goodness Is Almost Gone... Give-Away!

Several months ago I needed to get back in touch
with my "primitive roots"...
And this delightfully "prim" angel was the result!

She stands (hangs!) about 25 inches tall...
and would love to find a new home!

From her rusty halo and wooden wings, 
to her vintage little leather book "Dream Children"...
From Her miss-matched button eyes, 
to her coffee-stained clothes and raw flax hair...
This angel says: "simply primitive!"

She is our May Give-Away... 
goodness it is late in the month!
So... leave a comment on this post 
and your name will be placed in the hat for the drawing...
when we return next week from Vermont!

Garden Gatherings...

My blue flag iris are open... stunning!

Baptisia... False Indigo; 
I thought that I had "lost it" last year due to dry conditions!

Cranesbill Geranium... grows like a weed, but we love it!

Chinese Ground Orchids... 
they just thrive in South Jersey soil!

Our "Emily" rose, from Vermont... it just opened!
And a cone flower attempting to show off it's head, soon to open!

A New England tradition: Rose Campion. 
Ohhhh, that soft, gray-green foliage!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Simple Gifts...

I marvel... when I take the time
to soak-in the beauty that surrounds my life!
Sitting today by the garden... such simple gifts!
Enjoy this new day, this new week... 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

"Brother, Where Art Thou?"

Well... in our gardens, of course!
I just came in with camera in hand... and loads of pics.
Our flower gardens loved the long, hard winter; 
it seems everything has doubled in size since last summer.

Solomon's Seal... 
thriving in the shadow of our backyard maples and cedars.

Star of Bethlehem... everywhere!

Spring has been slow to arrive here in South Jersey.
I have been weeding, turning garden soil, transplanting 
and just enjoying our mild temps and sun-filled days.

Forget-Me-Not... well, the name says it all!

Japanese Painted Fern
From a friend's wooded garden several years ago...
Her husband is now battling Alzheimer's.
They are, like this fern; beautiful, strong and resilient
in their faith and their love for one another!

Prickly Pear Cactus... with fruit and new growth!

Azalea bush... 
These flowers have not been harmed in any way during the
photographic process... (wink!)
What I mean to say is: 
No touch-up or adjusting colors on any of these pics!

Coral Bells... we have about six varieties,
this is the first to open!

Red Rose... from Vermont!
Our youngest daughter, Emily, gave this to Katie twelve years ago
on Mother's Day, when we were still up in Vermont.
We dug it up... put it in the moving van, and brought it down
nine years ago!

Those tight buds... promising that the best is yet to come!

Enjoy... and Happy Mother's Day to all of our Moms!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Congratulations! The Winner is...

I just had our daughter, who still lives up in Vermont, 
pick a number out of the proverbial hat...
for our April Give-Away: "Unfinished Business!"

This delightful, work-in-progress will be finished by:
(little drum roll here)
Deb... at Paxton Valley Folk Art!

Congrats Deb... Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Unfinished Business... Our April Give-Away!

Unfinished Business... we all have it!
It whispers to us from time to time,  
or we catch a glimpse of it in the shadowlands 
sitting on the shelves of our lives.

Some of my "unfinished business" is looking for a new home!
This mixed-media doll is ready to "become"...

From the top of his head, to his wooden box body... 
to his vintage infant shoes;
he is just waiting for a creative make-over!

His head is sculpted with paper clay,
his neck is a vintage porcelain fixture!

His arms are wired wooden finials,
his hands are sculpted paper clay
(just waiting to hold a "treasure"...)

This little guy (who stands 17" tall without his paper hat)
needs a new home and needs to be "finished!"

Just leave a comment on this post...
if you would like to be included in the drawing this month. 
We will randomly pick a name from all the posts 
that are left between today and the end of April!

Don't forget: Attend to that unfinished business!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Good Friday Wishes!

Our Lenten Roses are just spectacular this spring…

Wishing you and yours a blessed Easter!

Our entire family, Em & Chad 
(and Stella the wonder dog) 
are down from Vermont.
 Naomi & Steve and our grandsons (Ryan & Jon)
are on their way down from North Jersey…
all for the long weekend!