Category Archives: philosophical ramblings

Petite Pleasures

Sometimes it’s small, unexpected things that can give such pleasure. The spark of joy is elusive…I can’t plan for it. I’m going about my ordinary day and suddenly, there it is! A conversation, that music, the stillness of nature, the … Continue reading

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Friendly Gaps

It’s easy to show you a lovely snapshot of our property and home. We truly do have: beautiful flower gardens… a picturesque veggie patch… a furry, purry companion… and a lovely view outside of our back door… BUT! Ever since we … Continue reading

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Spring Break Cheer

What a beautiful start to Spring Break!  The weather is warming up, the air is full of sunshine, and our bulbs are starting to venture out of the damp earth. And who better describes Spring than L. M. Montgomery?   … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving and Winter Chalkboard

Sometimes my “inspiration” falls flat after a week or two, and whatever I dreamed up doesn’t get used as much as I anticipated.  Thankfully, that’s not true with my chalkboard.  No, I’m not changing it every week or even month, … Continue reading

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Walnut Grove

Silverbush, Green Gables, Ingleside, Windy Poplars…all beautiful names given to beloved homes.  For our home? Walnut Grove.  The reason is obvious: five walnut trees full of mess and majesty grace our property: Have you named your home?  If so, please … Continue reading

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Autumn’s Essence

Here is autumn in one L.M. Montgomery sentence:

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Stop Wanting and Start Doing

Why don’t I more often live life, instead of observing it through the computer screen (facebook, pinterest, blogs, etc)? I can wistfully look at dozens of beautiful pictures of baking/cooking/decorating/old-fashioned-living/nature/crafts and feel inspired. But too often more time is spent looking … Continue reading

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