#Microblog Monday - March: In Like a Lion

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.March. In like a lion, out like a lamb. I sure hope that’s true....more

Winter rolls over to spring

It was as if Winter had woken up, and rolled over in it's bed.Neatly folding back the white quilted blanket it uses, and exposing parts of Spring underneath all of that snow....more

Sunday Devotional: Every season

We had several inches of snow here over the weekend. I could sit and watch those big snowflakes fall and flutter all day snuggled up on the couch with some hot chocolate.It’s peaceful. It’s calming....more

My Fall Must-Haves

I'm in denial that summer is officially over. Today is the first official day of fall, even though fall has been teasing on and off for a couple of weeks now. Up here in New England, we've had a variety of 50-60 degrees, sprinkled in with a few 80-90 degree days, and a lot of 30-40 degree mornings!...more

Falling Into Fall - a time for transition

Sunrise, sunset, Sunrise, sunsetSwiftly flow the daysSeedlings turn overnight to sunflowersBlossoming even as we gazeSunrise, sunset, Sunrise, sunsetSwiftly fly the yearsOne season following anotherLaden with happiness and tears ...more
I like fall. I'm not quite ready for it yet but I like it.more

Laugh Until Life Makes Sense

I’m not a big fan of bumper stickers.  I find it odd that people want to display their political sentiments on a used Honda for the world to see.  I find it annoying to have to stare at hateful words about our President at the stoplight in front of the grocery store.  And I’m amazed so many people put stick-figure families on their mini-vans to display how many people and pets live in their households.  Yes, yes. Michael plays soccer.  You have a cat.  Riveting stuff....more

As It Ends

As summer winds down and people get their children ready to go back to school, I have to admit I am looking forward to fall.I love the fashion available to wear as the temperature begins to drop.  I can't wait to wear my boots again and I adore a cashmere sweater.  Now granted, I don't live in an area where I get to wear them on a daily basis.  But for the small amount of time that I do...I revel in it!...more

Hot-and-Heavy July

Temps in the 100s for several days now, here in the South.Seems perfectly reasonable: The month of July, named in honor of the family of Roman ruler Julius Caesar, was considered the point in the year when the sun was most potent.The ancient Saxons called July “Hey Monath,” because it was when they usually mowed and made their hay-harvest.   Hot-and-heavy July greets us—body and soul—smack in the middle of sweet summertime, when we might be wishing for more than an Italian ice to cool us. Maybe a trip to Alaska....more
 @Isabel_Anders Thanks for the pointer!more

June at Last

Can we finally have arrived six months into the year at JUNE, anticipating the peak of summer’s glory? Some claim that summer doesn’t truly start until the elder is in flower. In fact, in the month of June, as many as a dozen species may burst forth from their buds on a single day.“Come forth into the light of things,” wrote the poet William Wordsworth, “let nature be your teacher.” ...more
 @JourneyofLife It really is the peak of the year in so many ways!  I enjoy the longer daylight ...more