November 30, 2014
The best time of the year, Christmastime, is here!
Gatherings with friends, family.. those near and dear..
Thankfulness, love, anticipation in the air..
Chestnuts roasting.. Pies baking.. festivities to share..
Long walks of evenings, starry and clear!
No snow here, but there's frost on the catnip!
Plenty of hot chocolate and warm cider to sip..
Sparkling baubles on our tree..
And our cats' curiosity to see! :)
Mistletoe in hallway for kisses on lips! ;)
Many cards to soon mail!
On time I will be, I shall not fail!
No e-mail from me, only handwritten greetings!
I live too far away for some in person meetings..
But I wish you all many sugar plum dreams,
and much love..
And I send a symbol of peace, a sweet turtle dove!
I hope you all are having a lovely Sunday. I'll be back soon..
Posted by Mary at 11/30/2014
November 23, 2014
Well, it's been raining. Lots. I'm not surprised. This is Oregon in Autumn. I've learned to accept it.. most days that is. Of course, it doesn't matter if i accept it or not. Nature does what it does. No apologies. No regrets. lol. I dream of Tahitian beaches. Warm sand between my toes. A Mai Tai or two with one of those cute little umbrellas. Myself in a yellow bikini. Wait! My daydream is getting a little crazy there. My bikini days are over! But the cocktail and the sand? Possible if my guy can take some time off in January or February, maybe. But i have my vitamin D supplement, my full spectrum lights, my long walks. Things that make me feel a gazillion times better. But man.. today it looked like 5 pm when it was only 1 pm. Blech! And i never thought i'd say this, (and neither did my husband,) but thank goodness for Sunday football. Yup, even that!
So tonight i'm in a little of a rhyming mood again, but just a quickie! I think i'll make it a rhyme about summertime. Though i don't like to wish time away, a little dreaming doesn't hurt anyone. Right? :)
Oh how i dream of flowers and sun!
Of long walks, warmth, strawberry pie, and fun!
I want a big glass of strong iced tea..
And grass stains from gardening on my old, sore knee. :)
But until summer comes, between the raindrops, i'll run!
A reminder of the warmth and passion of the summer. Gorgeous, luscious red roses!
Peace to you all, and i'll be back soon!
Posted by Mary at 11/23/2014
October 29, 2014
October 28, 2014
October 24, 2014
'I must have flowers, always and always.' --- Claude Monet
Beautiful all, and i can't imagine a world without the gift of flowers!
I have a new site now, too. It can be found here if you'd like to visit.. :)
Have a lovely weekend, all, and i wish you peace! :)
Posted by Mary at 10/24/2014
October 22, 2014
'She hoped to be wise and reasonable in time; but alas! Alas! She must confess to herself that she was not wise yet.' --- Jane Austen, Persuasion
This definitely myself at 51. I would love to be wise, but realize that the older i get, the less i know. :) Is it that way for you too?
Not a fall photo, but these blossoms make me feel joyful, and i can almost smell their divine scent. Almost. :) It rained heavily all day. Not a complaint; we really need the rain. But right this moment, i feel like looking at pretty blossoms and blue sky!
I also want to mention here that i've begun a new blog, and it has two whole posts so far! It can be found here:
I hope you stop by!
Bye for now, and peace to all..
Posted by Mary at 10/22/2014
October 19, 2014
I hope you all had a beautiful weekend! Not much went on in our neck of the woods except eating out and relaxing. Tomorrow is time for extra walks, not as much sitting and not nearly as many calories. lol We are supposed to have a rainy week here in NW Oregon, so that means i should get lots done around the house. We shall see... I have a new bloggy for you to check out if you so choose! It's here...
Hope you come by to see it!
Springtime bridal wreath in our yard. It was lovely. But we won't be seeing that for quite awhile. I'm okay with that though. I don't have a desire to wish time away!
I hope you all have a lovely Monday, and peace to all!
Posted by Mary at 10/19/2014