Such a lovely cardinal on the fence during the winter cold. http://bella-here.tumblr.com/
A new path...
It is a new year! I always love the beginning of the year when everything turns with the pages of time. It is a new beginning in so many ways. We get a chance to start over, make new choices and set a new direction. What are
your plans for this new year? What are your hopes? Have you set goals or developed new plans for your life, your place or your work? I use this time to organize my thoughts and set a new course. I have been deep in reflection, but now,
I am beginning to move in the direction of my path for this coming year. I will be sharing bits and pieces with you as you walk with me through this blog.
The joy of being a child at Christmas!
As you're decorating for Christmas, you might want to check out my Facebook page, Twigs and Things to enter my Christmas Giveaway. I can't wait to see who wins!
A new page!
I just added a new page...Celebrations, which includes festivals and fun that I enjoy and would like to share with my followers. The first one is the Natchitoches Christmas Festival, which kicks off on December 7th, but the 300,000+ colorful bulbs
will be turned on this Saturday, November 23rd. I hope you like this new page. Thank you for visiting. Do come again! Be sure and check out my Facebook page, Twigs and Things.
Warm and Cozy
As the days grow colder and fires are built in fireplaces, I think of the warmth and glow of candles. Not to mention the scent! I especially like cinnamon apple candles in the fall as they are an association for me of Thanksgiving and Christmas.
So, tonight I light my candles and enjoy the beauty of candleglow.
Fall is here! The mornings have a fresh snap of coolness. The days are growing shorter and leaves are changing. Some are falling, leaving cruchcy crispness to the ground. I see pecans, acorns, golden rod, hay bales, pumpkins
at the doorway, rich red apples, and funny shapes and sizes of gourds. I feel a quickness in my steps and a lift to my spirits. This is the time of harvest. Everything that we have planted this year, will now be gathered. The Thanksgiving
season is upon us. Halloween nears as the beautiful month of October closes the door for November to open. I hope that your spirits are lifted as you leave the indoors to explore the beauty of nature as it unfolds it most magnificent stage.
I am continuing my journey into nesting. Join me as I share my twigs and things with you. I am inspired by nature and I enjoy bring natural elements into my home. If you've ever watched a bird build a nest, then you know that it takes time, trial and error and is a process.
Living the beautiful life is not all about being rich and buying everything you set your eyes upon in wonder. It is much more than this, to me. It is living our lives to the fullest, embracing what we have, making the best of each thing
available to us, being creative and finding new ways to use ordinary things, sharing our homes with others, cooking for those we love, letting others enjoy our treasures and collectibles, opening our hearts and our homes to those around us, and inspiring others
to find their talents, gifts and pleasures. I love the beginning of a new day because it ushers in an opportunity to think differently about our lives and to choose new attitudes, fresh perspectives and show our love to family and friends. What
gives you pleasure in your day? Is it cooking an omelet, sewing a pillow, painting a cabinet, setting the table, encouraging others at work, accomplishing your goals, learning a new word, or practicing a new skill? Some of my greatest pleasures are solitary,
like reading, Pinterest, writing and painting. But many others are found in joining others for lunch, shopping or a cup of coffee. We all have something to share. We all have talents, even if we're still finding out what those are, and we
all have gifts. Join me as I share my ideas, pictures and dining experiences.
"vivre la belle vie"
Living the beautiful life is my focus and my intent. Some of the simplest things in life bring us the most beauty. Many are overlooked as we scurry to and fro in the busyness of our daily lives. My desire in life is to embrace all
the wonder around me whether in nature or in art, music and design. I believe in the beauty of creating, whether with a pen in hand or a particular pillow to lay my head upon. I love travel, whether it is across the ocean or down the street. I
enjoy the simplicity of flowers, birdsong and friendly hellos. To go into the bakery to smell the fresh bread baking or to enter a coffee shop and inhale the aroma can be an adventure worth taking. I love poetry and books and writing. All
things gracious seem to stay with me like a bookmark that is worn and frayed by time, yet most beloved. I gather wildflowers or twigs and bring them inside to add a touch of nature to my comfortable, yet charming decor. My space is my sanctuary
where I enjoy peace and tranquility, love and laughter, along with solitude and reflection. I seek beauty! I find it and I will be diligent about sharing it with you. I hope that some word or picture or phrase speaks to you and lifts your
"Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all..." Emily Dickinson
One of my fine-feathered friends...