Welcome to Fall 2022! It is still very hot where I live, but already the daylight hours are significantly shorter and the angle of the sun has changed. Soon pumpkins will appear on my porch and the chrysanthemums will bud. The long, hot, dry summer is over and we welcome autumn! And yes, four of … Continue reading Fall Officially Arrives, But Where Is it?
Rest in Peace, Queen Elizabeth II. I felt so sorry for her children and grandchildren as they bid their Mummy and Grannie, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, farewell. The past ten days of mourning and the funeral have been stressful for them, and I admire their dignity and composure as they honored her today. The … Continue reading Farewell to Her Majesty
Several weeks ago as I was coming into the house through the back door, something flew across in front of me and landed on the brick fireplace chimney. It startled me and I jumped back. But when I saw what it was then I was really startled - what on earth is this? Shaped like … Continue reading What is this?
I'm not sure what drew me to these lemons from the Dollar Tree (DT) in the first place. I had seen others using them for table scaping in a social media group that inspires me. The bright lemons did make a pretty table, but I had no plans to incorporate them into my summer table … Continue reading Tuesday Tablescape: DT Lemons
how 12 place settings and serving pieces look on a table! Last January I posted about How to waste a Friday afternoon researching my thrift store find of a gorgeous 12-place setting of Homer Laughlin Eggshell Georgian china in the Countess pattern. I honestly thought I had done another post about this set of china, but … Continue reading Teacup Tuesday: Countess
While looking for a short cut through a neighborhood, I almost ran directly head-on into this Little Free Library. It was on a small island surrounded by a somewhat cul-de-sac and a sharp right turn. Coming down the street I saw it immediately and pulled over to take a look! Red, white, and cute all … Continue reading Little Free Library: Oh, the places you’ll go
In our digital world I honestly thought paper hurricane tracking maps were a thing of the past. When I found this one in my grocery bag yesterday, I was quite surprised and had a quick memory rush. Hurricanes are intertwined through the years of my life and have always fascinated me. Watching them form and … Continue reading Tracking the Tropics
By night on the deck The summer of 2022 is going to be the summer I went solar. No, not those panels decorating so many roofs. I've gone solar with casual lighting for my deck and front porch. By day on the deck It really started with the front porch and wanting a soft light … Continue reading Summer Night Lights
No, Silly Me isn't a china pattern. It's me! I'm still laughing at myself about this and probably will every time I pick up the two pieces of Asiatic Pheasant that I own! I bought this plate in a thrift store, probably for less than $5, several years ago. I really don't care for birds … Continue reading Tuesday Teacup: Silly Me
I had this Sunday brunch inspiration while driving home from early church. Remember to find time to relax and enjoy life; it’s too short to miss out on moments of peace and happiness!