Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Thinking Of Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day
is around the corner,
and I'm reminded
by it every where
I go.
Is Valentine's Day
on your mind yet?

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Thomas Kinkade Painting

We went to Placerville yesterday.  I think it's my favorite town to walk around at.  They have such a charming old town and friendly people.
The bell in the center of town.
I went into the Hardware store, which was established in 1852, and it's not just a hardware store - it has home goods and so many interesting things.
We stopped and ate lunch at one of their lovely restaurants.
I've always admired Thomas Kinkade's paintings, and went inside the original gallery where he first showed his artwork.
I've wanted one of his paintings for such a long time, so husband bought me one.  I was thrilled.  It is a beautiful painting of a white cottage with snow, and I will treasure it always.
It was a fun day, and Placerville will always hold a special place in my heart.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bring Lovely Back

Lately, in the outside world, I've been noticing how women are talking and expressing themselves.  Some are trying to show their strength by talking rough, edgy, harsh, loud.  They embellish tough behavior and their position in life.  Having the heritage that I do, I know a little something about strength and endurance, but we can be strong and lovely at the same time.   I think some believe that if one talks sweet or demure, it's a sign of weakness.  When actually, strength is inside of us, and when we are whole inside, our words come out honest and true.  We don't have to be outrageously lovely to talk lovely.  My aunt was a very simple looking woman, but she talked calm, with grace and kindness.  Let us bring back the lovely in women, with a freshness all of its own, and I will start with me and my own daughters.


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Red is Love

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is right around the corner. 

This year, I had the pleasure of teaching my young students about this incredible man. 

He spread love to the world, and since red is the color of love,

I'm sending you a few red photos in honor of love.

"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear." 
~MLK, Jr. 


Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Murky Road Ahead

It was a foggy day
on Sunday morning.
Me and husband
went to get
our coffee. It was
so hard to see
the road in front
of me.
We sat
and talked
for awhile.
The trees looked
very strange....
and pretty.
The turkeys put
on a show for us
in this gloomy fog.
I get nervous
driving about in
the fog.
How about you?

Monday, January 12, 2015

The Mystic Sea

We went to
Santa Cruz over
the weekend, and
I only have a
few words to say
about it...
fun, fun, fun.

If you ever visit the
west coast, be sure to
go to Santa Cruz
and see the
Pacific Ocean.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Teapots and Flowers

My husband bought me a special gift for Christmas this year. 

When we were out doing our shopping a few weeks before Christmas, we stopped at our favorite hotel for a glass of champagne. The tables were adorned with these beautiful antique tea pots that were being used as vases for fresh flowers. 

I mentioned to my husband how much I loved the decor, and shortly after a special Christmas package arrived for me. He remembered the perfect gift! I absolutely love all the fine details.

And doesn't it look so lovely with these hydrangeas? My husband picked them out himself. 

There's nothing like a pretty new piece for the home to . . . 

Hope your 2015 is off to a great start!