Monday, February 24, 2020

On Top Of The Hill

There are rolling hills in my town, and it's one of the features that I really like living here.  As I drive to the top of the hill, I see trees that have been here for over a hundred years, enchanting sunrises, and the pink blossoms that only come once a year in Springtime.  It is a place of peace for me, and I visit at least once a week.  My nephew brought me some homegrown oranges and lemons from a friend's tree.  They were juicy and so tasty.  I've been wanting this candle from Kohl's, as I love home and the scent of lilac.  Here are some pictures from on top of the hill and a few others at home. 

I told myself that I wouldn't overindulge on the
grandma pics, but how could I not when Jess and Nel send me pictures like this?  Little Francesca with her pigtails having a tea party with her stuffed animals.  ; ) 
And Mia with her cousin warming up by the fire in a cabin after a snow day.  I love the look of wonder on her face at the stuffed animal machine.
Baked a strawberry cake,
 and it was the most Yummy and moist one I've made.

I know it's a little early, but I'm having the best time making Easter bags for the little ones.  Here's a peek so far.  Found this bunny, and his head is big, but his body is small.  He's so soft and cute.
I may want to keep him for myself.  ; )


CiNdEe said...

Love the pretty pink blossoms. Spring is springing up! I love the bunny too. And what sweet little granddaughters.

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Lovely bunny ;-) How did you make the cake?

Louca por porcelana said...

WOW! Awesome pictures!!!I do want your cake recipe!Always a pleasure stopping by!


what wonderful photos of places that bring you solace. love seeing your grandchildren. they are so precious. the candle must smell heavenly. the cake sounds scrumptious. and just between us, i'd have a hard time parting with that adorable pink bunny.

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Pilar said...

What beautiful pictures Sheri! That's so sweet you're making Easter Baskets!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

The pink flowers are yet to blossom over here. Too cold.

God bless.

Marilyn Miller said...

I have an Easter egg hunt for my grandson on Easter, so have started collecting things to tuck in plastic eggs. What a cute pink bunny. And what cute grand daughters too. Love the tea party. Love strawberry cake too.
Love your drive to the top of the hill. That one big tree is amazing. And the pink blossoms are gorgeous.

Jeanie said...

In flat Michigan, at least this part of the state, hills aren't so common. There are more up north -- and I do love them. Love the pix of Mia and your cake must be so delicious!

Chatty Crone said...

If I had girls for grands I would be majorly broke! Love those pink bunnies. Francesca in those pigtails is adorable and Mia looking at all those toys is so cute! When did you see that pink of a sky? Our cherry trees are blooming too. Hey I notice you like sweets - how do you stay so thin! I am jealous.

Sandi said...

I am making a strawberry cake tomorrow! What did you do to make it so moist?

You are a wonderful photographer, by the way!

Rose said...

Oh, Sheri, that bunny is just the cutest...almost as cute as Mia and Francesca. BTW, there could never be too many pics of them. I so love that sky....and that tree with all the wiggly limbs. I so love it.

Carla from The River said...

Your cake looks delicious.
I love your sky photos, they make me say "God is so Good, to give us such a sky."
And I love seeing your grand girls, thank you for sharing.

Patricia said...

What a gorgeous pink post Sheri! I love your place of peace on the hill, and those pink skies are simply amazing. Pink blossoms, pink cake, pink treats and pink bunny - so much to make us happy. Your granddaughters are growing fast, two dainty little girls :)

Walking the Bean said...

Spring is almost sprung! And your entry gives a feel of the season change. While it's still sub zero temperatures, the photos you captured really create a warm ambiance. Love those pink blossoms!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dear and sweet friend, GOOD MORNING! Isn't it wonderful to have a place where you can find a peaceful moment? I love what you do: you go out with your camera to find something natural, unstaged and magical to capture. I am confined to staging my plans and I get descent results, but when my summer vacation comes around, I will try what you do: just go out and let nature call me to find something special. And before we know it, Easter will be here and the fun will begin! Love and hugs to you!

Karen said...


It's me said...

Lovely week Ria 💕

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

It's so nice that you have a place to go and see God's handiwork displayed around you, and in the skies. I just loved the gorgeous spring blossom pictures, such an exciting time of year! Oh that tea party picture was just precious... so very precious! How fast she is growing up! Time passes so quickly. Many blessings to you sweet friend!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Hello, Sheri, I've been away from blogging for a while. So nice to come back and see your beautiful world. That amazing sky and those pink blossoms are so beautiful. The hilly scenes remind me of the English countryside (I've not been, but in movies it looks like that!). It's always nice to have a place that brings peace to your soul. This world can be a challenging place sometimes. How precious are your two little granddaughters - they just melt your heart. That little bunny is going to be loved, I'm sure. Sending you warm hugs, my dear. xo Karen

Pam said...

I always love stopping in and seeing your pics. I love that TREE...older trees have some of the coolest and strangest look about them. Some appear happy and others appear creepy. HAHA....Love seeing your grands grow up here on the blog. Hopping you are having a great day.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Pink pink and more pink . . . love it! That bunny . . . oh that is TOOOO cute! I think you should buy one for yourself haha! Those girls are adorable and that little tea party . . . precious!

Vintage Girl 901 said...

Sheri, that little one is adorable! My girls love tea parties too. What a magnificent view and tree and flowers!

roughterrain crane said...

You enjoyed peaceful days. Have a nice weekend.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

What a beautiful post Sheri, and Mia is such a sweetheart.
Yes, Easter will be upon us before you know it.

Tanza Erlambang said...

Lovely "pink blossoms"....beautiful.

Have a wonderful spring

Carola Bartz said...

It's good to have some hills in town. Do you walk up there? The blossoms are spectacular - we don't have quite as many right now, but it won't take long. Your grandkids are cute - I love that she's doing a tea party with her stuffed animals. Have fun with making those Easter bags.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Sheri - can I come sit on that beautiful hill with you?? The pictures are gorgeous and you certainly get a real sense of peace. Love seeing your two sweeties...hmm I think it might be hard to part with that cute bunny. Hope all is well and you have a blessed weekend. Hugs!

handmade by amalia said...

I enjoyed your pink post, dear Sheri, the sunset, the blossoms, the cake, all beautiful. Little Francesca stole my heart with her tea party. Adorable.

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Ann said...

Sheri you live in such a lovely place.
My lazy bones will be happy to walk in those rolling hills
with my hubby. Your flower pics look great.
And Francesca grows so fast, and her tea party
brought me down memory lane when I was a young girl
playing tea with my friends...such fun times.
Mia looks so adorable ♥
And your strawberry cake looks so yummy,
the inside looks so pink and I love, I am sure
to like it.

Have a lovely weekend ♥


Susan said...

Oh Sheri...What wonderful photos. The sunset! Splendorous. The grand babies are so beautiful, I wouldn't blame you if you posted 50 photos of them per day! Such darling dolls. Sending warm blessings your way. Susan

baili said...

those serene shots of hills filled me with peace dear Sheri
how nice you can visit there once a week
i have to wait for one year to visit my native hilly town :(

lucky you to have nature around you in abundance and again lucky you to have beautiful heart to realize there presence and value :)

your rosy cake looks perfect for spring time :)

thank you for bringing joys to my day by showing your precious cute grand babies :)
how serious and old Francesca looks while having tea party lol
either i loved the curiosity on face of Mia :)

my native town is famous for tasty juicy oranges so i can relate to those brought by your nephew :)
loved this toy bag you made ,you are so talented !
more blessings ahead my friend!

Walking the Bean said...

OMG tea parties are so fun! I used to have them with my kindergarteners. I like this series. The dramatic pink sky, pink blossoms, and pink cake! Good job in putting those together.

P.S {I like how you inserted the rabbit as a sign of spring on the horizon} :P