“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It Goes On.”
Robert Frost

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

New Year 2019




Scene at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum


I'm not big on New Year's resolutions, but this year I'll try to do the following...

I'll do my best to be kinder, more patient, more open minded and less judgemental.
It's been hard the last few years, but I'll try and give it a go!

I'll try to look on the bright side of life and enjoy each day by finding the good
in someone or something.  This one is really not very difficult for me,
I've been doing it all my life!


Vintage New Year's Card Featuring Blue Forget-Me-Nots


On difficult days I'll try to remember all the happiness I've had in my life. Pulling out the old photos is a good way of remembering all the fun and interesting people I've met and places I've been. Maybe I'll even pick up the phone and call some old friends I haven't talked to in awhile! Only introverts will understand that this is a challenge!


A Snowy Scene in My Backyard

I will continue to revere nature and its creatures. Again I've been doing this for years. Growing up on a farm, I spent a lot of time on my own exploring the far flung corners of our property and enjoying the pastures, creeks, ravines and wooded areas. All of which contained magical and interesting things! Now I enjoy my own backyard and am blessed to be able to visit our large arboretum that is full of wonderful plants and natural environments.

Happy New Year My Friends!
I hope you've all enjoyed the holidays and are ready to take on the new year. I'm very thankful for all of you that have visited and taken the time to comment on my little blog.
Who knows what the future may hold for us!
Diane 




Thursday, December 20, 2018

Christmas Wish


Odds are not good for a white Christmas this year. While we were off to a fast start for winter with cold temperatures and early snow, we have now stalled out and with a warm up, most of our snow is gone! It's much safer traveling for everyone but I still miss that pretty snow, it always seems to make everything a bit more festive.

We'll be spending Christmas here this year and getting together with friends and family to enjoy a low key celebration. I've been asked to make a holiday trifle for one get-together. My homemade fruit cake is made and I'll make a few of our favorite Christmas cookies too! My shop is closed until after Christmas so I can focus on the holiday. It's nice to have a little time away from it all!







These pretty vintage images of old Christmas cards were so pretty I just had to share them with you! I really love the pink Santa below!



The animals in the card below are so sweet. Such a beautiful and peaceful picture of innocence.

So here I am, still wishing for a white Christmas and wishing for all of you to have a lovely holiday with your friends and family.

Merry Christmas and I'll see you next year!
  Diane