Poetry in Flowers

Cottage Garden VistasTaking a walk through the gardenssurrounding my home, I am enjoying the vistas of color as the spring flowers burst into bloom. The Gardener's Morning The robin's song at daybreak Is a clarion call to me.Get up andget out in the garden, For the morning hours flee.I cannot resist the summons, What earnest gardener could? For the … [Read more...]

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Cottage Gifts

When God Uses Others to Bless YouWe had a visit today from some very dear people who are members of the church we used to attend. Several years back my husband became a Preacher and we now serve a small, rural community. Our home church sends us support and reaches out to help us. This couple now heads a ministry ministering to Missionaries. It was … [Read more...]

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My Cottage Life

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Celebrating  Homekeeping  Nesting   I shared earlier how and why I put a chicken in my kitchen. I believe our homes are a reflection of ourselves. When we know guests are to arrive we busy ourselves with dusting and straightening - to get your home just right.     You want your guests to feel at home - but as … [Read more...]

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Garden Notebook

IrisinMarchThe first Iris to bloom in my garden areold varieties that are common in this area.The deep purple and the white Iris canbe found along old homesteads, alongdowntowns and even in the woods wherea home may have stood.To me the Iris is the Lady of the Gardenor the Ballerina. There's an air aboutan Iris of elegance and grace.In my garden … [Read more...]

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Updating Guest Room

For a Friend'sVisitIt is a wonderful thing to anticipate the arrivalof a friend for a few days. While I was cleaning our guest roomI decided to do a project I had been wanting to do for a very long time.The green guest room was once a screened porch.It was enclosed several years back and is now usedas a guest room - or a room to retreat to.It is … [Read more...]

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Garden Notebook

Daffodils andJapanese MagnoliasI have kept a gardening journal for over 10 years now.My notes span two different gardens. Some of the flowersare passalong - ones that were given to me and onesthat were carried away with us when we moved.Daffodils are not only passalongs and carried awayin my garden, but some are from the previous ownersand others … [Read more...]

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Some Place In Thyme

Where Cottage Meets Romance   I have received several complements and comments on the  floral heart shaped cookies that I had in my header and in some recent posts.   Friendship Sweet Valentine      Amazingly, these are the wonderful … [Read more...]

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Touches of Lace

Cottage and Laceand doiliesEvery morning when I look out my kitchen window from my desk, I look at a world through lace. My view seems softened, enchanted when I see the birds, the trees, the flowers through woven swirls of leaf and roses.I wonder at the beginning of lace...those whomade it by hand, then by machine.I was overjoyed last week to find … [Read more...]

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Sharing and Celebrating Friendship

Sweet as SpringTea Between Friends‘…her expression grew serious, worried, petulantbecause she was afraid of missing the flower show,or merely of not being in time for tea, withmuffins and toast, at the Rue Royale tearooms,where she believed the regular attendance was indispensable in order to set the seal upon a woman’s certificate of … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

Embracing WinterWhat comes with a season?Embracing WinterWe associate Spring with renewed life.Summer with vibrant growthFall with shades of changeand Winterin some areas it can become very cold and stark.In my mind, the things that come with wintermean comfort and rest.I love looking outside and seeing the structureof trees and plants – almost … [Read more...]

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