Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Happy Birthday, Honey


I found this adorable painting online.  It perfectly expresses how much I miss my Beloved.  His birthday is today.  He would have been 75 years old.

How I miss him.  Life has gone on..and I have made steps toward healing, but I will always miss him.  He made a tremendous impact in my life.  There are so many things I never would have done, but for him.  Life with him was a great adventure.

It is hard to be alone now...  But God walks, talks, weeps and laughs with me.  He is my good friend and He knows exactly how I feel today.

Please hug your own beloved today--never take one another for granted.  One never knows how much time you'll have together.

Blessing, joy and peace be to you, dear ones. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Daffodils and an Easter Angel


I love Easter.  The artists of old created such beautiful art pieces celebrating Easter.  This one is a favorite of mine.

Have a lovely day--and God bless you this Easter Weekend

Monday, April 15, 2019

Allelluias Sing! Happy Easter!


As you can see, Easter is one of my favorite times of the year--so filled with hope and joy.

The Lily of the Valley flowers are beginning to bloom in my garden, though it has been quite cold and damp since our warm spell back in early March.



This is a fanciful picture I took of a filbert orchard during the 2012 flood.  I haven't been able to get out to take pictures this time.  There has been extensive flooding in our area over the weekend with roads closed and lots of damage to homes, especially in Corvalls. 

Friday, there was a water rescue on the Willamette River, which is just a few blocks from where I live.  Why someone would go kayaking on a raging, flooding river is anyone's guess.  That fellow is lucky to be alive!

Have a wonderful week, sweet Friends.  


Friday, April 12, 2019

Wishing You Easter Cheer -Postcard Friendship Friday #451



Hello sweet Friends.  I love the old time Easter postcards where beautifully dressed children take a ride on a little chick.  This one is especially sweet.

And as it says, I am wishing you Easter cheer!  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Earth Awakens!



Isn't this a beautiful postcard?  I surely do wish these were available in these more modern times.  I am a big fan of Ellen Clapsaddle.  What a wonderful artist she was!  She's an inspiration to me.

Happy Easter, dear Friends--Spring surely can't be much further away!

Monday, April 1, 2019

Happy April Fool's Day!


My sweet Grandpa Lester would be 122 years old today!  He was my best friend when I was a child.  I told him my little girl secrets, he taught me how to garden and the trick of seeing shapes in the trees and clouds.  I still miss him--even all these years later. 

Oddly enough, my garbage can began to sing "Happy Birthday" Saturday night.  LOL Yes, and this morning--it was transported to the dump and I have a feeling it is STILL singing! 

Hmmm...  Maybe my lil' Sis is playing an April Fools joke on me?!  LOL

Happy April Fools Day! 

Friday, March 29, 2019

International Mermaid Day -Postcard Friendship Friday #450


International Mermaid Day is a newer holiday--I believe this is the fourth year it has been formally celebrated.  Though there are several dates listed as International Mermaid Day, our local news reporters were talking about this unusual holiday this morning!  I have tried to discover how this day was established and so far--I have come up empty handed.

I love mermaids.  I've collected books, cards, postcards and fairy tales about them for years.  In older lore, they aren't the beautiful, kind beings of today.  In fact, they were a little scary!

This beautiful vintage postcard is a part of my cyber collection.  I couldn't find a back for it--however, even so--I wanted to share it because its whimsical qualities.

Happy Postcard Friendship Friday. I hope you find some fun ways to celebrate International Mermaid Day!  Have a wonderful weekend, dear Friends.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

How about a Ride? -Postcard Friendship Friday #449


I love the way the young man is looking at this gentle maiden.  However her companion the Dog seems a bit suspicious.  What a beautiful postcard.  I wonder if she WILL go for ride in that boat upon the lake.

I finally went to the doctor--looks like I have pneumonia.  Thankfully I may be over the worst of this soon.  

Happy Postcard Friendship Friday and have a lovely weekend all you wonderful people out there!

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Birds in Springtime -Postcard Friendship Friday #448


I love this postcard--bluebirds are my favorite bird.  I took this from my "cyber" collection, so there isn't a back to share with this one.

When I was a child bluebirds lived in the canyon.  These days the they can't be found there anymore.

I remember my siblings and I once found a bluebird nest lying on the old canyon road.  When we picked it up, three little bluebirds flew up and away into the trees.  I think I was about 11 years old.

One tiny bluebird came to visit my current home a couple of years ago--he decided to take a bath in the little pond next to the waterfall.  I was SO surprised to see the little fellow and felt I'd been blessed.

I am still ill.  If this doesn't get better, I'm heading to the doc.  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday and have a wonderful weekend, dear Friends. 

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Friday, March 8, 2019

A Bunch of Shamrock for Luck! -Postcard Friendship Friday #447



Isn't this little one sweet with her "bunch of shamrocks."  I know "gay" means something else these days, but back when this card was made it simply meant joy or happiness.

I am still very ill.  This is a bad flu.  I didn't get this up in time, either.  I apologize for that, sweet Friends.

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