May 23, 2011

Guts and all!

Happy Blue Monday, Bloggers!    I sure miss Ya'll!! 

I just can't seem to get everything together to blog or swap or anything lately.  Just incident after incident these days.  Maybe this Summer I'll catch up and have things to show and accomplishments I can be proud of to share??  

Got something silly today...

This is the guts of a baseball that we found in our yard.  We suppose Jack Beagle got it and ate at the leather and left this mess.

Life is Gut-wrenching at times!!

Deep breathes...xox, DeniseMarie 

May 20, 2011

Let Love bloom

 It was recently Nurse Appreciation Week. 
I was in N.C. with my in-laws.  I felt like I got to experience a second Spring!!  It was beautiful.
I brought this bouquet to the nurses helping Hubby's Dad.  It started with a pot & oasis from like 2 or 3 years ago that I had sent MIL flowers in.  I used a sharpie marker to embelish it with words like Joy, Love, Peace..all around the rim.
 This is their rosemary bush.  I have to rub it and smell my hand often while I'm there.  I also have to sigh that I cannot grow the amazing herb myself??  Our climates are similar but I must not treat mine right.  I probably give it too much attention & water and she just ignores this and look at it!!  Our bouquet was stuffed full with this as the base.  It smelled divine.  She picked it herself!
 She got 3 rose bushes from the woods years ago and they all bloomed while I was there.  I learned for the 1st time this trip that this is called 7 sisters and it is such a sweet lil rose.  The smell is ever so sweet but very faint.  It grows in clumps.  It went into the pot too. lol
Then, I took a 1 mile hike to the road to collect the daisies and yellow wildflowers.  The smell of honey-suckle where I was picking the flowers was heady!!  It took me right back to my childhood at my G-parents home that had a huge bush.
She even had a floral pick for us to prop our butterfly card onto.  It felt right to put this together and give it.  I wrote a scripture inside to thank them for their selfless service to others.

Choose Love & Grace!!  It changes the atmosphere!!  I really got to see this in a special way...even thru this simple act.

xox, DeniseMarie 

May 17, 2011

Rainbow moments

 I think some moments or seasons that are thrown at us that take our breathe away are meant to grow us, change us and test our Faith and Endurance.  I try to pray, sing and smile my way thru them.  The Lord usually shows me amazing passages of scripture as I go thru these times.  I found 1 in the Psalms this past week that delighted my heart and suited the situation.  Maybe we are like this trained jasmine vine I saw in my neighborhood Sunday...and we are weaving a beautiful pattern of life as we go along.

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;  let the sea resound, and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them.  Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy; they will sing before the Lord, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth.  He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in truth. ~Psalm 96:11-13
 I'm trying to color outside the lines like my youngest.  He got into my sharpies and blinged out his clone war trooper batallion.  lol   He tells me to "Taste the rainbow, Mom!!" 
I love to stop, look and listen when seasons come that are different than we expected.  There are moments to delight in along this journey that are up-lifting and meant to help us go from strength to strength.

xox, DeniseMarie

May 10, 2011

Walks to remember

Hello Bloggers!!
 I sure have been enjoying the Spring season in all it's glory!

found this gorgeous tree in the back woods of the property on Papa's farm.  It just looks spectacular!
collected on a walk thru the property.  lots of fallen eggs, love that robin's egg blue color.  There are plenty of species of birds here.  We've seen a few we don't even recognize.  There is 1 here with brown coloring but glorious red on the head and body.  Mama Bear at Love Bears All Things was is a purple finch!!  there is a blue bird nest right out on the grape vine too.
Take a walk...breathe deep...enjoy the remnants of the Spring season!!

xox, DeniseMarie