Friday, January 20, 2017

More Rain To Come

You may have heard about all the rain and storms we're having in California.  Wednesday night after I went to bed, I heard a big "thump" around my house.  I didn't know what it was, so I went to look and then headed back to bed.  Then, the doorbell rang, and it was my neighbor telling us that the huge tree next to our house had fallen down and that it almost hit one of our cars that was parked.  The storm was really howling that night, and this is what it looked like the next morning. 

Even though the tree fell
next to our house,
all the rain that we're having
is a good thing,
and I'm glad for caring neighbors
who look out for one another
around my neck of the woods.
There's more rain coming,
and it will last until Monday,
so I heard.  : )

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Until The Sun Shines Again

You know how the birds migrate south during the cold winter months?  Well, there are a few that stick around and endure the harshest weather that comes their way.

They scrounge up the little food
they can find to survive,
make nests for shelter,
and live out the long cold winter
until the sun shines on
their faces again.
They are the ones I admire,
I appreciate.
They don't fly away from
the fierce weather around them.
They endure,
they persevere.
They don't quit,
they keep going on their way,
they keep flying.

Nature teaches me,
and teaches me,
and with a song of gratitude,
I thank her.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

What's Your Style?

When I'm asked what my style is in the home, it's sometimes hard to say because I like so many different things.  I love the dark traditional furniture because I think it's rich looking and gives warmth to the home.  I also like looking at other houses that have the dark traditional furniture.  I am a lover of candles, and have a thing for jewels.  I came across an emerald pendant (my birthstone), and hung it over a statue of Mary.  I like pretty Victorian tea cups, blue ones being my favorite.  I have a soft spot for cloth dolls, especially if they are hand made.  I guess my style in the home would be old world, vintage, and eclectic, which are usually those items that say "hello, I'm one-of-a-kind, take me home."  Here's a few pics to give you a better idea of my style and taste in the home.

So, what is your style?
I bet our blog friends would love to hear.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Let It Snow!

Well, I wouldn't say the weather outside is "frightful," but it sure is chilly!

We got snow!

That's not something this Southern California girl is very used to, but I sure do love it.

It's only supposed to snow a couple times a year where we live, so I'm treasuring this wintry wonderland. 

I've come to love my new Georgia home so... Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

~ Nel ~

Sunday, January 8, 2017

A New Year

Welcome 2017. I hope you treat us well. 

2016 was a challenging and unpredictable year, but it brought some beautiful moments as well. 

Here are some pleasant snippets of 2016 that I just rediscovered
 (on my phone ;-)

May the new year bring you much happiness, peace, and prosperity.