Wednesday, April 27, 2016

April Where Have You Gone

I just don't know how the month of April has slipped by me so quickly. Wasn't it the end of February just days ago ? I wanted to start by posting this picture of my mother and Baby Sister.  With mothers day just around the corner I wanted to share again this precious memory from years back. We were traveling out west and as always our precious fur-babies traveled with us. Mom and Baby Sister have been gone a long time but I have such sweet memories to ferry me along my journey because of them.
I also want to say Happy Anniversary to our baby Rocky. He's been with us for two years now and I can't even begin to tell you how much joy and love he has brought to us. He is nine years old now but as cheerful and happy as a pup. We love you Rocky !!!


The wisteria and Azaleas bloomed  early this year and then were damaged by frost twice but we still managed to enjoy them and the Hydrangeas and Butterfly Bush are full of buds now. I've had a pair of cardinals with their precious fledgling visiting the feeder for days now not to mention several pairs of sparrows with their very demanding babies. I've also spent quite a bit of time visiting a friend that is now raising bees. I love visiting the hive and watching the young bees tumble out like little kittens at first but in just seconds they  get their wings and off they go. There is a constant stream of worker bees returning to the hive heavily laden with pollen. I'll be posting soon with some pictures.          
Have a wonderful week and I promise to post soon with lots of new things that are in the works at Mystic Wood.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Simple Home Thoughts

 Good morning everyone. We had a chilly night here but today it is a beautiful spring day. It's a busy time here and I've a lot to post about but I wanted to start with this picture of my paternal Great Grandfather. We've been doing genealogy for years and to see this picture just makes me smile. All of my life I have been enchanted with log cabins. I worked in the log home industry for many years and as beautiful as new log homes are it has always been the simple primitive dwellings that I have seen in my dreams and in my heart. To see this picture explains so much to me. Is it some memory that gets passed along the generations? I have never visited this cabin or even heard of it until now but I have drawn pictures of it and longed for it all of my life. How strange is it that the picture appears just when I'm having to think about finding a new home?    
 
The little sprig of rosemary  hangs over my front door. It's tied with a ribbon from 1963 that my mother used to pin brother's pacifier to his shirt. I love rosemary, it is the herb of remembrance and hung above the door it will welcome peace and harmony and keep away negative energy. It makes me happy each time I enter my home. I've been browsing the real estate adds, looking at cottages, historic houses, farm houses and just trying to figure out where I might be happy if I do have to sell my home and it is so difficult because I did not expect to be doing this but surely this decision is in better hands than my own and I believe the answer will come.   Needless to say this is not how I planned to spend my spring this year. So for now I'm trying to get back on schedule and look forward to the seasons to come. Have a blessed and happy week and may all of your dreams come true. 

Happy Solstice

I hope everyone is having a beautiful day and celebrating the beginning of summer. She arrived just after a long week of heat and ...