Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday Fotos...

Spotted this tree toad blending in on the trunk of a backyard tree.
The colors of these tiny roses are just beautiful!

These colorful mushrooms have popped up twice in the barrel of our miniature pear tree. I quickly removed them before the basset hounds decided they needed a snack.

And then there's this, posted at the American Legion Hall in the next town.  
Same story at our house.
Wishing everyone a safe and peaceful weekend!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thursday's Thought for the Day....

"There is a greater gift than the trust of others and that is to trust in oneself.
Some might call it confidence, others name it faith.
But if it makes us brave, the label doesn't matter 
for it's the thing that frees us,
to embrace life itself."
Call the Midwife
Season 2 ~ Episode 3

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday's Wisdom....

"Suggestions are free. 
It's the ones you don't take that you pay for."
(I can not remember where I heard this - it is written in one of my "quotes" journals - 
so I am unable to credit the source.) 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tip for a Tuesday....

"When you dig another out of their troubles,
you find a place a place to bury your own."
~ Anonymous
grace  edited by B.C.Aronson

Friday, September 29, 2017

Friday Foto....

It feels as though Autumn  as finally arrived!

Wishing everyone a peaceful weekend and safe travels for the Englishman and daughter #1 - who are heading back to the home countries....

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Thursday's Thought for the Day....

"The everyday kindness of the back roads
more than makes up for the acts of
greed in the headlines."

~ Charles Kuralt, Journalist
from: grace - edited by B.C. Aronson

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Wednesday's Wisdom....

Oh, ain't it the truth?
Raise your hand if your life was simpler and carefree before the age of ten.

"You knew not that you knew not," as my parents used to say.
Back in the old days, before social media and color television, 
I thought everyone was the same as me.  

Everyone's parents had grey hair, their Dad's worked in NYC, and birthday parties were celebrated in your kitchen with some of the kids from the neighborhood.
Everyone I knew had a woods either in their back yard or nearby to play in.
Routines and rituals were comforting, such as a set bedtime, Saturday morning cartoons, placing holiday decorations in the same spot every year and Lipton noodle soup when I was home sick from school.

Some "lifestyle" and "self-help" books I've come across over the years suggest you look back to your happiest memories of childhood and ask if you can repeat any of them now as an adult.

A few come to mind....
riding my bike
ballet dancing
the smells that emanate from pile of autumn leaves
wearing clothes made from corduroy or flannel
swinging on the swing set in my backyard
hugging our beagle

So in the midst of the craziness that seems to be swirling around everyone these days, I am making a concerted effort to rediscover those comforting, familiar memories and repeat them.

Think I'll start with hugging our basset hounds.
And if the weather ever cools down, 
I'll don my flannel shirt and corduroy pants 
and have a sit down on our backyard swing.