I was nominated by the lovely Judy, author of Edwina’s Episodes, to take part in this fun challenge. Please take time to visit her fantastic blog. It’s always fresh and original and full of lots of humor and wit. This challenge consists of listing ten things that I love and ten things that I hate, and nominating ten bloggers to do the same. Things I love: 1. Quiet mornings with my husband and menagerie of pets and farm animals. 2. The singing and chirping sounds of wrens and mockingbirds coming from my garden. 3. Making a true connection with another person. 4. Gracious and kindhearted people. 5. Those first little, yellow blooms on a tomato plant that turn into wonderful, juicy tomatoes. 6. Creating something: a poem, a sketch, a story, a new dish or recipe, or something crafty. 7. When the lilacs, peonies, irises, and roses are all blooming at the same time in my garden–so beautiful. 8. Watching a thunderstorm from my front porch. 9. The sound of my dad’s old tractor and the smell of freshly cut hay. 10. A glass of Champagne and the view of my sheep grazing in the pasture. Things I hate: 1. Abuse, neglect, or mistreatment of humans or animals. 2. When one of my animals is hurt or not feeling well. 3. Worry and anxiety—SIGH. 4. Being TOO busy. 5. Disrespectful behavior. 6. Stink bugs–especially when they dive bomb me while […]
Originally posted on FullCircle Farm:
FullCircle Walter- 5/28/15 On the night of May 28th, @ 10 pm to be precise, we were once again witness to the miracle of birth. Our first Dexter calf of 2015 was born that night. Our matriarch momma cow Belle Fourche Merrideth, @ the age of 11, was preparing to give birth to her 9th…
Maud, our Bluetick hound, is quite a character and a connoisseur of rawhide bones. She’s also affectionately known as “The Bone Pest” at our house. This is chiefly because she likes to snarf her bone in 30 seconds and then plop herself down across from Dash, who’s attempting to enjoy his bone in peace. FAT CHANCE! Maud will usually lie […]
“In stillness the world is restored.” ~Lao Tzu Just BEING….not doing. Now, that’s the challenge! To lay down our distractions and truly embrace our innermost sense of self or the “I AM” that lives inside of each of us. Busyness and constant outward focus distract us from our true selves. Through stillness or going within, we create an environment for […]
I’ve been challenged by Michelle Cook, author of Putting my Feet in the Dirt, to write about the subject, “more happy than not.” Michelle is a fantastic writer and poet. Her posts are always interesting and inspirational. If you’re not familiar with her blog, please take time to visit. These are the official rules for this challenge: 1. Answer the […]
“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” ~Aristotle
“A Thing of Beauty“ “A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing…..” ~John Keats *Photographs taken in the Cotswolds area of England (2013).
Another fun post by Becky at the Bubbly bee blog. Enjoy!
Originally posted on the belle abroad:
What I love about London is that there are so many little nooks and crannies…side streets opening up into quaint little courtyards, back streets that turn into newly discovered neighborhoods, stumbling off the beaten path to find little treasures in the least expected corners. We have decided that even if we spent every weekend…
Originally posted on Meals With Mel:
Aloha! It has been a blast getting out of “Texas” and “Going Hawaiian Style” with all of you this week, and as the sun sets on this little adventure I want to thank everyone for their show of support and comments. Mahalo! For this last Going Hawaiian Style post I wanted to deviate from…