Saturday, May 12, 2012


 There's nothing like staying at home for real comfort.
- Jane Austen -


How wonderful it is to enter into comfort.

Wherever home is...


... let us be grateful...
if we find it to be a place of spiritual comfort


...We know the way to places where there is...


... love, guidance, and comfort ...


Thank you to all the people in our lives who make us feel at home.



photos:
a new robin family is nesting on my porch again!
my old dog, Misty {now 16 yrs old} wearing her fuzzy warmer
a beautiful Victorian church where we live
"Gertrude and Heathcliff" our resident geese
a mother and her cygnets at Lady Bird Lake in Austin, TX

Visit How Sweet The Sound for more Mother's Day wishes and Sky Watch Friday!



21 comments:

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Ah, Maria! A visit here is like coming home. I have missed you, my friend. Precious sentiments, as always, here on your blog.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning beautiful friend.
YOU LOVE SWANS AND THEIR CYGNETS!!! Now wonder that pic I have on my blog reminded me of YOU.

Oh dear heart, I lost my momma when I was 29 and she was 63. YOU WERE BOTH SO YOUNG when your loss occurred! Let us rejoice in knowing that they are still alive, even MORE ALIVE than we can imagine, for they are on the other side of ETERNAL LIFE. We are the ones that are waiting......

BLESS YOUR HEART SWEET MARIA. I consider you a dear friend and I want to thank you for being there. SCHOOL IS ALMOST OVER!!!!!!!!!

BIG HUGS, Anita

koralee said...

Sending you oodles of sweet Mother's day blessings my friend. Enjoy the weekend with your sweet family. Our sun is shinning brightly and so my day is going to be filled with outside joys today. Maybe a second cup of tea and some rhubarb coffee cake first...wish I could just pop over to bring you some.
Love to you...your children are blessed to have such a loving and caring mom! xoxoxoxoo

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wonderful Mother's Day post... and great photography!

It's me said...

Happy mother's day darling...my first one without her....love from me...xxx..

Michele said...

such wonderful photos! happy pink saturday and happy mother's day. thanks for the cup of calm! xo

Rebecca said...

Just beautiful, Maria. Yes, "home" is the first place I turn for comfort. What a beautiful Mother's Day post. Hope tomorrow is equally beautiful for you...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Beautiful friend,

I just came in from having the most PEACEFUL gardening day ever. Our spring this year is so lush and green for we have had a lot of rain. Our gardens are more mature than ever and I planted some beautiful flowers in urns. I am pleasantly fatigued now but I saw your sweet message and I just wanted to thank you for your dear thoughts. Oh yes, white horses are my PASSION and I wonder if there really are horses in heaven? Will HE come on a white horse???!!!!!

PEACE AND GOODNESS TO YOU as we celebrate MOTHERS' DAY!!!!!! Anita

LV said...

It is nice to travel and visit, but there is no place like home.

SandyCarlson said...

Your world is beautiful!

Tami Kenner said...

Oh Maria that post was so heartwarming...Loved it!!
Happy pink Saturday and Mother's Day weekend! xo Tami

Linda said...

Happy Mother's Day dear Maria!

Magnolia Cottage said...

Beautiful Mother's day post. Happy Pink Saturday!
Lisa

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

What a well done post, Maria. You have showed the robin and its nest so beautifully. I like your blog very much!

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I wanted to come wish you a Happy Mother's Day! I hope you are having a wonderful, relaxing day. The photos are beautiful. I love your pup. Our old pup (she will be 16 June 9th) is in her last days. Her legs aren't working well, she is skipping days of drinking and eating and is so thin that I can't believe she is still breathing. We are simply loving her, babying her and waiting...it is hard, but we really hope she slips away here at home and she isn't in any pain as of yet. Of course our young pup keeps the house full of excitement and chaos.

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Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Maria,
What a lovely post and blog! Your photos are just wonderful and I enjoyed each sentiment. Thank you for your visit and I hope you have enjoyed your Mother's Day. I am your newest follower. Have a lovely week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Dianne said...

Such a beautiful post dear Maria. Can you tell us the post processing procedure you used on the photographs? Loving the effect!

Hope your Mother's Day was blessed also.

Love,
Dianne

Diana said...

Such a beautiful post Maria and I think Misty is adorable!!
Love Di ♥

myletterstoemily said...

i love this sweet, homey post!
made me want all me little
chicks to be home. :)

Gloria said...

Dear Maria,

Amazing photos! You captured some very beautiful images there. Thanks for sharing them with us!

I hope your Mother's Day was as lovely as you are!

xoxo...Gloria