“The Weekly Bleat: Teacup Bird Feeders”

I grew up in an environment of “old stuff”–old houses and barns, antique furniture, and heirloom quilts and china.  My grandparents lived next door in the family’s ancestral home, and Grandma Rieley loved antiques.  Almost every Saturday morning she was either at an estate sale, yard sale, or antiques store.  All of this influenced my appreciation and love of antiques […]

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Clouds

Last Friday afternoon was gorgeous.  It was one of those sunny, blue sky days that’s just so uplifting.  The sky was filled with the most beautiful clouds–enormous, puffy, cumulus clouds.  They were really quite majestic.  I got a little carried away and took tons of pictures.  

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Still waters run deep

Originally posted on catterel:
The full moon smiled on the water Pale and still Till A casually tossed pebble Fractured her image She vanished And the watery surface silently said o O O An ever-widening mouth Of concentric circles Not a drop was left in its place Everything moved Rippled and swirled From top to bottom Of the pool Nothing was as before Then In silence the surface re-formed Smooth Still The moon smiled The pebble lay still on the bottom Unaltered.

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Chickens Everywhere!

As I was lying in bed tossing and turning between 2 and 4 this morning, a wonderful poem by Jack Prelutsky crossed my mind. Mr. Prelutsky, an American writer of children’s poetry, was named the first Children’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation in 2006.  He lives in Seattle, Washington and spends much of his time presenting poems to children […]

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Friday Farm Favorites: Happy Easter!

  I had to do quite a bit of digging through family photo albums to find these gems.  You can probably tell by my lovely, patterned trousers that these time capsule treasures are circa 1970’s. I am an only child and the daughter of a mother who documented almost every moment of my childhood.  I am fortunate that she took […]

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