Monthly Archives: June 2017

A Summer Cottage By The Sea

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” ~Frederick Keonig Hello my sweet friends. Happy Summer!     As I write today’s post I’m heading out for a mini get~away.  So mini that more than likely I  will have returned home by the time you even stop by for a visit here. you won’t even know I have been gone  Before I left I had been busily working in the garden. Season by season everything seems to be evolving   It’s delightful to experience how … Read the full blog post

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Art As Life: A Parisian Folly

  “To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.” Henry David Thoreau Earlier in the week as I was  getting ready for a bike ride I noticed a beautiful rose peering through an opening in the fence. as if calling out to me It was such a simple lovely moment, and yet it made feel  abundantly rich. I decided to capture it. The two of us stood holding hands for a long moment. clickityclickityclickclickclick    That magical moment reminded me of yet another memorable life experience which had occurred years before while visiting the Musee d’Orsay art museum in Paris, France and experienced the … Read the full blog post

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Come Sail Away With Me

“If your going through difficult times today, hold steady. It will change soon. If you are experiencing smooth sailing & easy times now, brace yourself. It will change soon. The only thing you can be certain of is change.” ~James Dobson: Life on the Edge: The Next Generation’s Guide To A Meaningful Life Ahoy mates! How was your week? I hope it was good. Today I’m taking you to the shores of  Coos Bay/North Bend for a Festival of Sail & where I recently enjoyed a day of sailing. come on let’s go! I thought it would be nice to … Read the full blog post

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And Then It’s Summer

  “The wisdom of a learned man {or woman} cometh by opportunity or leisure…” ~ Ecclesiasticus 38: 24-25 For many of us Memorial Day weekend marks when the summer season officially begins. Case in point this past weekend I was able to fire up the grill and host our first barbeque for the season. It was an enjoyable afternoon with family, friends and neighbors. Relaxing fun and of course at best a reminder of what summer is really all about. Leisure A time for slowing down and taking life easier. Summertime tells us to ease up on the stresses of everyday and enjoy the moments within the … Read the full blog post

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