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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Snippets




Snippets from my garden.


It's color that makes me happy.






Evening light has lovely colors.

Thank you for stopping by dear friends.  
Have a wonderful week ahead.

Gina


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

What a fortuitous find



I was rewarded with a special find yesterday when I hoed my vegetable garden





I placed it into this old cabinet hanging on the wall in our barn.







We have worked our fields and gardens for more than twenty years.

  How did this large Indian Spearhead come to the surface?  
There it laid, on top of the ground, for me to pick up and bring me luck. 








Our Spring, which flows at 39 gallons per minute, supplies water for our fields and ever changing vistas for us to enjoy.  

Long before the White Man came it is no wonder Native Americans chose this very spot, to spend a few days or a few months or maybe even years.






Today I took my new Talisman out of the old green cabinet and put it in my apron pocket.  

Have you found your Talisman?  

Thank you for stopping by dear friends and have a wonderful week.  

Gina 


Monday, June 8, 2015

Daisies growing everywhere



Daisies simple and charming.

growing in my Garden.






Growing under the clouds.





Enough to fill many buckets. 





By the lake.





Beneath the trees






growing just around the corner.






Down the lane and to our house.





By the vegetable garden.






So many everywhere. 






Thank you for stopping by. 

Have a wonderful week dear friends.

Gina 



Friday, May 29, 2015

Abandoned



Only a very short walk from my house

an old farmstead has lost its owner.







Only a few months ago cattle were fed from this big haystack.







A bachelor farmer lived here.






Look at the size of this saw blade.








He said he didn't need a wife 
"because he had a woman (that's me) running through his fields every day" 






Will someone take over this farm? 
Probably not.  Farming is hard and has few rewards. 







This fertilizer spreader shows how many years it has been dragged through the fields...it has picked up bailing twine that will never come off.  
And the water tank will never be moved to a pasture.  






 The Danes knew how to build fine cabins.  Cabins which have stood straight and proud for more than a hundred years. 





This one probably built by the same family.  






The granary is still full of barley.








It takes a lot of equipment to run a farm. 







There is order in a forgotten corner.






He will not leave his owner's house.  

I have known  him since he was a puppy, now he barks at me.  





Not to worry, a neighbor is taking care of him.  His brother has already moved over. 


Have a great weekend dear Friends, 

Gina 



Sunday, May 24, 2015

Mon Bouquet du Jour



And a little quiz.


This bouquet is made up of 3 different flowers. 





There is the Forget-me-not.

Can you identify the rest?


Wishing you a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

Remember, Life is short try to live it to the fullest. 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Friends are coming for the weekend.




Rain is predicted.


I was getting the survival basket ready for the guesthouse...it hadn't been on the bench for two seconds, when Pasha claimed it. 
He is supposed to be an "outside" cat.  He pounces on every opportunity to be with "his people".  





The old bread dough trough holds old and new magazines.





Clouds are gathering for more rain.
Our guests might want to spend a little time relaxing and reading. 






Books can keep us company.






No matter how many times I have read them, there is always something new to discover. 





I try to have books which might appeal to everyone.






You have probably read all of them.





This is one of my favorite short reads. 





There is no end to the variety.





Some old books  are always full of "new ideas". 






A book here and there for the child in us. 





A book of Poetry by the bedside is a must. 






Dreaming of far-away-places is part of a visit.  





This book will keep you entertained for days. 






Are you sure you know Shakespeare?






And, there should be fresh flowers.  

Have a great weekend my dear friends, 

Gina 


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Serendipity




It happens to me all the time.


Look at that Patina!
On the blue-green candles. 





To make candles more special I often apply gold leaf to them. 







 This time I added gold leaf to the lower half of a dark blue candle.  And added a few dried flowers to the middle. 






I wrapped the candles, two at a time,  into clear plastic and tied them with ribbons, ready to give as gifts. 

And then I forgot about them. 

The gold turned into this fantastic textural blue. 

Even if I tried I don't think that I could duplicate the magic. 

Wishing you a magic and happy Mother's Day day.  

Gina