Tuesday, August 31, 2010

inspiratie online {inspiration online}

Have you met Saskia?
She shares the beauty of her world at Join My Joy?
Well, a few weeks ago, she sent me a lovely magazine.
Inside was a lot of inspiratie!  {inspiration}
I enjoyed all the photos, but I also enjoyed trying to figure out the meaning of all the Dutch words!
I could guess some of the them on my own... but I wanted to learn more! 
{thank goodness for Google translator.}


fris and  fruitig  = fresh and fruity

waterbloem  =  water flower
tweede kans  nieuwe look voor de witte lampenkap = second chance new look for the white lampshade
dahlia in blauw   =  dahlia in blue
 de bloemetjes buiten  =  the flowers outside

binnenkijken  =  look inside
veel inspiratie bij persoonlijke winkels = much inspiration from personal shopping
liefde voor natuur  =  love for nature

van het veld naar je huis de kleur van lavendel =
from field to your house the color of lavender

uit de provence
uit = from, of

And how about these phrases:

oog voor detail
eye for detail

uit eigen boomgaard
from your own orchard

Thank you for all this fun and inspiratie, Saskia.
I learned so much! 
L i e f  !

Saturday, August 28, 2010

An Audience of One

Life's New Moments

School  *  Work  *  Home

~ Don't worry ~

Remember Who You Are

Beautiful Child of God

Joyful hearts act not for themselves or even for others
but for an

Audience of One.

photo ~  Norman Rockwell {Girl in the Mirror} that I keep in my bathroom, under my own mirror.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sky Watch {Walking on Clouds}

Who's been walking on the clouds?

and sliding through the white fluffy waves?


Any ideas?

~  ~  ~
“God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. 
He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm.”
 William Cowper
~  ~  ~

Looking forward to sunny weather this weekend here in upstate, NY.
How about you?
What does your weather forecaster say?

Follow footsteps around the world

I am also participating in Friday's Pretties.
Enjoy more beauty at I Love Pretty Little Things
~ Thank you Joyce for Hosting Us ~

~ Have a lovely weekend dear friends and family ~

~ Photo story ~
One afternoon, last week, 
I stepped out onto the patio to get our dog Muffin...
I looked up, as I often do ... and did at double take!

Monday, August 23, 2010

My Manna from Heaven

Apples I dreamed about in January
are dripping from the
branches where
the blossoms
used to

We gather them
but pure and sweet
beautiful in their "mother's" eyes.
~ My manna from Heaven ~

Dad's here for our backyard apple harvest.
He can't peel them...but he will help us eat them!!!

Have a sweet week all of you
-the apples of my eye!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sky Watch at Indian Lake, Adirondack Mts. New York

We need to sing with all the voices of the mountains
We need to paint with all the colors of the wind

Can you paint


with all the colors

of the wind?


Come run the hidden pine trails of the forest


Come taste the sunsweet berries of the Earth


Come roll in all the riches all around you
And for once, never wonder what they're worth


The rainstorm and the river are my brothers
The heron and the otter are my friends


 And we are all connected to each other


In a circle, in a hoop that never ends . . .

~ I imagine Our Creator to be in the center of this circle ~
my heart is filled with gratitude
~  ~  ~
Every August
my husband and son camp at Indian Lake in the Adirondack Mts.
The main event is the Perseids Meteor Shower.
This year, skies were cloudy during the day creating spectacular sunrises and sunsets
and super clear at night to see the meteorites!
Neither Chris nor Jason had a watch or cellphone.
All elements of time were left in the car.
They loved this!
They love having this time together.

~ ~ ~
{photos taken by husband, Chris, at sunrise other photos by Chris and Jason}

Click here:
and find hundreds of people from all over the world sharing a glimpse of what they discovered while sky watching.

A BIG shout out to our hosts at  Sky Watch Friday
Thank you so much
Klaus Sandy Sylvia Wren Louise Fishing Guy

I am also participating in Friday's Pretties.
Enjoy more beauty at I Love Pretty Little Things
~ Thank you Joyce for Hosting Us ~

Thank you, Disney
Thank you Pocahontas for the beautiful lyrics!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

What's for Dinner Sweetie?

Let's see ... What's in the "fridge?"


Really good stuff!
Dive in!

I wish cooking dinner were this simple!

{photos taken last week by son, Jason ~ Indian Lake,  Adirondack Mts.}
 More Indian Lake photos coming this week for Sky Watch Friday!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A little bird told me . . .

Your presence is required

to hear God's whispers.
A few things I love about
the sound of birds singing and chirping in my yard
the surprise of the hummingbird as it hums near me while I garden
the friendly chickadees and sparrows
the soft coo of the mourning doves

Valerie Pfeiffer's sweet prints

The sound of birds stops the noise in my mind.
Carly Simon

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
and never stops at all.
Emily Dickenson

 Look at the birds of the air; 
they do not sow or reap or store away in barns,
and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not much more valuable than they?
  Matthew 6:26

~ Wishing you quiet, peaceful moments this Sunday ~

Friday, August 13, 2010

No Calorie Sewing

I'm making some cupcakes

and brewing some hot coffee

 pickin' some cherries

baking and baking

on my sewing machine!
I'm addicted to making flour sack towels.
I can quit any time
as long as I don't go down the aisle that sells the 5 pack.

or stop at the fabric shop and head for the novelty prints.

I'll be fine
{Flour sacks ~ the best towels for drying dishes and glasses!}

~ love to you all ~ 
enjoy the weekend my dears!
Join Joyce for Friday's Pretties
Lots of Lovelies to See

Dad update:   The toaster oven is now downstairs in the sunroom area... tomorrow morning we're baking scones!   The objective right now is to keep him safe {without use of his cane he's at risk of another fall} ...
... safe, strong and positive...